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Wednesday, 01 July 2020 12:42

Things are always better . . . after a workout!

. . . or after writing to you guys, hehe.

Those that aren’t snowflakes that is. Hehe again, or maybe those that ARE as well!

(w.r.t the snowflake thing, a bunch got ticked off at my last extra long email and are STILL getting ticked off at a) the content and b) the length of the email).

How dare I, hehe.

Anyway, I’ve done up a post about that this morning, and was going to send it to you NOW.

But . . . now is not the time.

Now is to tell you this (because YOU TOO might be going through it in many ways) is that today was a hellatious day in all regards.

What do I mean?

Well, I got through a hellatious and wonderful workout for one. That’s the good news!

And the bad? Or rather irritating, or annoying?

Tried making a few payments to my hosting providers (both of them) and they BOTH failed.

It didn’t work initially at all. Apparently some issue with Paypal. Tried with card again, no dice.

And when it finally did go through, the money got debited from my bank account but never reached the host.

Sweeeeeeeetttt . . .

This has happened to me with the bank I am using right now in the past.

And while you’d think it’s an instant re-credit back to the account, that’s not what happens in most cases.

I once withdrew a not insignificant sum from the ATM once (in local currency) - - the equivalent of USD 100 or so, and the ATM never spat out the money.

Went to the bank, and they said I’d have to go to my bank.

Went to mine and they said they’d raise the issue with the other bank.

The year was 2018. Sound familiar my friend? Hehe .

And the money was NEVER refunded after that.

I once had an issue while recharging my phone online, and the money disappeared from the account, and showed up three weeks later.

Pithy amount, of course.

About double of that disappeared today in terms of the hosting . . . And when or if it’ll show up is anyone’s guess.

Chalk it down to the game huh.

And on the home front, it’s the same as usual. Headed perilously close to where things were in 2018, or worse . . .

. . . and of course, the pictures weren’t retaken. Hehe.

GREAT news?

Is that I edited, and all is well on that front. Now it’s a matter of finishing up and getting it done, but I just had to “vent” to an extent first.

Being I’ve done that, WHY am I doing it?

Well, simple.

There are NO dearer friends or family I have than my list.

You guys listen to me chat. You guys listen to me talk. You guys are THERE for FITNESS and myself every step of the way.

You guys support me. YOU guys make it worth while!

And so, it’s only natural that whatever happens in my life gets communicated to you first.

Not to take that to extreme and giddy limits, but you get my point!

And also, to tell you that . . . things are always better in a certain way after a workout.

After the hours of annoyance today, and likely more to come later on, I’m feeling somewhat calm. Somewhat relaxed . ..

And the best damn workout I had, in RECORD time contributed to that!

And it was straight out of 0 Excuses Fitness, my friend.

Trust me, these ARE the workouts that make you feel on top of the world. If you do ‘em right!

And I sure do.

And so can you, my friend.

Go right HERE to grab the program.

OK, enough of my ramble. Back to my animal kingdom workout books!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Remember this my friend. Could always be worse. My buddy Vincent is in a place he shouldn’t be for doing the RIGHT thing. In the wrong place, for doing the right thing, and I understand how it feels. Oh yes, I do. All I can say is . . . the darkest hour is always before the dawn my brother.

Or, the following quote from Napoelon Hill.

Every adversity, every misfortune, carries with it the seed of an equivalent, if not greater BENEFIT.

And so it goes!

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I’ll admit it.

Oh YES, I will.

I’ve been in one of my foul, foul moods as of the last couple of days. Day and a half, actually, ever since .  . .

Even since, ah, but wait.

I wrote a post about the FACT that ignoring the negative in your life won’t necessarily make it go away, and in some cases will even excaberate the problem.

That caused a few people to unsubscribe from the list. One person (well intentioned) even sent me this “Can’t you be a little less grumpy at times?”

Well, she was right in a way, but she was WRONG in a bigger way.

I wasn’t being any grumpier than my normal “el groucho” self. I was stating a fact, which with all the hoo haa about everything going on, people choose to ignore these days, and “just think positive”, thinking it will “draw the positive” to them.

And the so called goooorrooooosss don’t help either, my friend, by propogating  stuff that flat out don’t WORK.

As for proof?

Look around you, my friend. Look at what is happening not just to you on a macro level, but globally.

And as for this damned COVID19, don’t even get me started on the stupidity again. Apparently it’s gotten to the point where even normally sane people are buying into the insanity of “the world needs to stay locked down indefinitely” and to hell with why or the repercussions and consequences.

Deep breath ….

Anyway …

So you have probably noticed my two sites (at least the fitness ones) beiong up and down over the past day or so.

Actually, you probably noticed an OLDER version of the site yesterday without the most recent blog posts, and today, a BLANK page when accessing the site.

My host done moved servers for what seemed like the umpteenth time, and in typically professional manner and by their own admission they never bothered to inform any of their customers about it.

And for what seemed like the billionth and one time, 2-3 days of blog posts and site upgrades were LOST during the transfer, and the host could care less despite this problem occurring not once, not twice, but damn near every month.

If anything, their response is “so what. IT happens”.

And one fine gentleman on the support team took the time and initiative to rename the site main file to “hello world”, and then claim it was working when 0excusesfitness.com showed nothing but “hello world”, something my six year old could probably have done eyes closed.

And for those that didn’t know, they call this “tech support”.

UGH.

Some will no doubt ask why I don’t move hosts given all these fools have put me through in 2020.

But I did my friend.

And the last one was just as bad, and in these times of lockdown and what not (indeed, they have a ready excuses “we’re working from home! Please understand!”) I am not sure a move would be the best idea.

What infuriates me is their stock “We’re sorry for the inconvenience” response to everything, which they just generate by pressing a button on their customer service app. They’re anything BUT sorry, and this problem reoccurs every month, so if they WERE truly sorry they would have fixed it, but nothing.

A law unto themselves a lot of these web hosts are, and while I’ve shortlisted another one, I’m not hopeful. But we’ll see.

In the meantime if you have any suggestions on this front, feel free to pass ‘em my way and we’ll go from there.

And on other fronts, and grip workouts …. Napoloen Hill correctly stated that every situation, every negative occurrence has a positive – and the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit if you look for it.

While I’m not sure this situation has any benefit whatsoever, I was feeling 200 on a scale of 1 to 100 on the grumps scale this morning, and I’m at 70 now.

How?

Well, the only way I know how.

A hard, hard workout in which the jump rope darn near slipped out of my hand, and not because of the sweat either.

IT was because I couldn’t grip it any longer at a certain point during my workout.

That’s right.

The Gorilla grip fanatic could barely grip the jump rope!

Would you believe it if I told you that my workout involved nothing but this, and the numbers 1600 and 20?

A 20 minute workout for 1600 jumps, and a slight change in hand position that left me fried.

A small change that torched my entire chest and core, and upper back, and my grip … and that explains the numerous typos in this here email, more so than normal, hehe.

I’m not going to reveal what it is HERE, but rest assured it’s BIG my friend – it will work your entire body and fry that unsightly lard off in ways you never thought possible – in record fast time.

And I’ll reveal all on my groups and inner SHIP (circle) once the site is finally back online. UGH!

And so it goes for now, my friend. I’m so pissed I haven’t even turned on the air-con and I’ll do so now and might as well take a shower too, hehe.

Back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Napoelon Hill wrote about being tested, did he not? In his own words, there seems to be a hidden guide whose job it is to test men through all sorts of discouraging circusmstanes and heartbreaks to ascertain just how much they can take. The men that succeed are those that keep picking themselves back up  and keep on keeping on, until they finally “reach” – and the gates of full blown success are thrown wide open – and in terms of hosting – and some other things right now – I sure do seem to be going through it!

P.S #2- Nothing new for me though, hehe, so rest assured. We’ll be back with a bang very soon – and how – and on that note, I’m out. See ya later!

P.P.S – And while I won’t name and shame the web host for now, I’ll tell you this – stay AWAY from companies that pretend to be based out of the U.S. and have their support sneakily and entirely based in India. I’ve written about how tech companies and BPO etc in general is quietly leaving India, and THIS level of service is one reason why, and believe me, with my I.T. background and work experience here, I KNOW (back in the day I actually worked for someone, hehe).

No it aint racism, so please get off your soap box(before you start). It’s me stating a FACT, my friend. Customer service in anything (or most things) in India atrocious if at all existent … Amazon India being the one exception to the rule.

I’m sure there are good companies there, but they are very much the exception I’d say rather than the NORM!

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