So, I gotta say this.
Sometimes, MR Direct has "learned" to be indirect - and even more devastatinly effective, hehe.
And I knew this for a while now of course.
But anyway, recently I got the following thrown at me by my "wife" (all I did was ask her something about the daughter).
"Dont you have any brains?"
Now, she probably didtn mean in the rude manner she said it, but my hackles were UP.
Believe me, if someone says that to me in real life they better EXPECT A FIGHT AND THEN SOME!
But then I relaxed.
There's no point engaing with women directly, my friend, especially not when they do all they can to pick fights and engage in stupid "shaming" techniques.
They're attacking you, the RATIONAL MAN in those ways because you cannot attack back (and if you do, how dare you - and if you simply bounce the same back to them "how dare you").
So sometimes, my friend, the INDIRECT mode of attack - and thereby profiting from it - is better.
Think about it.
What good would it do to engage in an inane argument with someone acting like an utter idiot (vast majority of women "in a relationship" - they're the exact opposite before that) ?
None at all.
Not to mention "you'll always lose" (as the man).
Instead, figure out how to work it to YOUR advantage.
This will be in the book on Nazi feminism - already IS, but in different words (tip #13 or something, definitely before #15 in the 46 tips so far...)
But anyway, Bozo Schofied the "rumpus loving woman" who also likes being a servant is a prime example.
Engaging directly with him all those years would have got me?
What he wanted. Hehe.
Instead, I let it "ride for a while".
And now, payback's indeed not so "sweet" as it is hilarious in many ways. LOL. Even the Bozo knows it. (hopefully he does).
I say hopefully because ...
With regard to Schofield I just thought he was some idiot that left bad reviews on products just for the hell of it, I had no idea how mentally deranged he really is, seems like the poor little chap was at the back of the queue when they were dishing out the brains.
So said a customer recently ... (and more have too, but he was the most verbose of the lot on it, and said it the best).
Yes, the Bozo is indeed suffering from bipolar and OCD and "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" and "schizoprenia" amongst many things - even Hannibal Lecter would shy away from him!
Anyway ... this applies to fitness too, my friend.
Pull-ups, for instance.
That exercise which the "phat phocks" so hate . . .
(because nothing calls them out more than that)
(nothing pisses them off more than seeing a stud do pull-ups willy nilly while they yank cords on the machine or their own or use inane grips or what not).
When I got to that level at pull-ups, it didnt come quick - or easy - and it sure didnt come (beyond a certain point) from doing pull-ups and just that!
I mention this tale in the revamped "Pull-ups - from DUD to STUD - within a matter of WEEKS!" (well, revamped in 2017 so if you've got it recently, you're well up to date).
It came from doing something you'd never think worked (two things actually).
When I got to the current level I am at jumping rope, for instance?
Again, it didnt come directly from "just jumping rope" though that was part of it.
And grip wise, same thing - although that is probably the only area where direct work was very much more responsible than the other areas, though even grip is a full body thing - not sitting on your ass and doing just forearm rollers or what not.
Far more productive ways!
And to end this off, here's a silly review (though genuine one) -
(or part of it)
I was especially put off by the author citing a conversation he had with an American marine. He didn't really quote any of the conversation nor report any specifics and so it seems as if it was included to link his workout with the cachet of the Marines. He also mentioned he hadn't done a single pull up for months, but his grip had got better! He doesn't say what he has been doing instead, he certainly doesn't seem to have included it in this book.
Oh yes, it DOES, my friend. It does!
PS - Full review on Amazon UK, but I'v ementioned it so many times here that ...
PS #2 - Know the sign of a TRUE BUSNINESSMAN?
Shantaram, in his bestselling novel ; a mammoth bit torn apart twice at that in prison, said the following about the time in an Indian prison where the guards literally brutally beat him to literally - shreds.
Indian prisons are probably as brutal as Chinese minus the politics.
"All the time they were flagellating me, I was thinkng of ways to profit from it!"
SAGE Greg. Sage!!
I received an interesting one from Vicky in China - though I've no idea why she sent it over.
(Hopefully not "monkey writing jobs" - one can never tell with these idiots).
(On that note, I recieved another wacko WeShat message from another "Vicky" - also in China - asking me for the nth to do dancing monkey jobs which I simply won't. Ugh).
But anyway, THIS Vicky (the third one was the one that called foreigners "cheap" and what now while being the first in line to snap up "red packets" or other stupidity - basically a female version of the Bozo) .. actually asked something decent!
And it made me pause and THINK.
Because it's the first time I've been asked that!
are you a author?
If you were to ask me off the bat?
I'd say writer.
Then I'd pause and say PUBLISHER.
Because to me, there is a huge difference between a writer/author, and a publisher.
In all my writing ventures I call myself a PUBLISHER for the most part, although "who I am" is a writer, to me.
But in actuality, I didnt really know the difference between a writer and author, and never bothered to find out.
To me, it boils down to "if you write a book under your name", you're an author.
If you publish it, you're both.
and if you just write, well, you're a writer ..
Other than that, I'v enever stopped to consider it!
And I wonder why she's asking me that.
But it brings that ole story up about piegon holing, which I hate.
"He doesnt go to an office so doesnt work"
"Drink beer and send emails"
"Just bodyweight exercises, so of course they're useless"
"How can pushups build any strength" ...
Or any of the other things one "automatically assumes" which in reality are the exact opposite ...
Why someone would ask me what she did is beyond me.
Maybe there's a reason. We'll see!
But for the fitness side of things?
Bodyweight exercise guru - and someone that does it - and keeps it real - and encourages, even exhorts YOU to do the same!
Anyway, this is a quick one.
Maybe I'll write more on it later!
P S- Remember, the BIGOFFER discount code expires TODAY - so if you want it, get on the ship NOW.
This morning, I uttered ONE sentence
All I did was ask - very politely.
6 words. (in a language still apparently "20% alien to me")
I didnt demand.
I didnt ask.
I didnt ...well I DID request, and what I asked for was paid for by me, I'm the one that has always been "using it", and ...well, the specfics aen't important, and they make nil sense, so much so that Bozo Schofield for once would agree.
But lets swtich tack!
A couple of years, or maybe more ago, the Trumpinator made the following comment about a (I believe at the time over the hill) German model "Heidi Klum".
She's no longer a 10, or something like that was ALL he said.
And the social media FRENZY that one line whipped up - oh my!
SJW's, bozos, white knights, virtue signallers, Nazi feminists, regular feminists ... oh my!
It was like he started WWIII for something he said, and then forgot most likely.
Same thing with me this morning, and the aftermath.
"The one sentence that caused a conflagaration!"
It's always been that way with me, my friend.
When talking to idiots and morons, I rarely use more than a few words, if I talk at all.
Guess why Bozo Schofield was so pissed at me?
Because I complained to Charles at the time (his friend) that he was "driving me insane with his beat around the bush nonsense".
Of course, Charles despite knowing the looney tune Glyn is had to tell him.
And there starteth that "war" - though I dont want to dignify the term with the Bozo.
I'd rather fight a war with equals, hehe. Or those BETTER than me.
In which case if I lost, I'd learn!
But anyway, this is about what ... you ask?
First, a treatise on the mind I suppose if you can understand what I mean.
Well, that ok.
"I'm a toxic male", I hear the women cry, while unsubscribing in droves.
Fair enough, sis.
But maybe the INITIAL section of Zero to Hero will explain it all - for those intelligent enough to read between the lines and those that want it.
Other than that, my wife made the following comment the other day I believe (or for the past few years).
"You keep going on about Trump and Modi!"
Well, I do dole out high praise when it's warranted.
(and actually, I rarely discuss politics or anything with her to be honest because anything remotely halfway logical "I'm now in a bad mood because of you!")
Not so much the latter as the former, though the latter is likely even more of a marketing genuis in many ways, and many ways not.
And I've been knowing for crisp criticism when it's warranted.
Thats it, my friend.
You either love me, or hate me. There's never been any "in between" from the age of 5 (so I've been told, hehe i.e. the minute I was old enough to actually SPEAK).
It's a natural thing ... to an extent.
ALL of us can develop this skill, and this, my friend is one of the keys to unlocking powet of any nature within yourself if you get my drift.
Some may say I'm speaking with forked tongues ...
So be it.
The upcoming book on Nazi feminism will (or should) explain it all.
In the meantime, in all the madness, remember the 30% discount code is STILL active and valid.
For a change, Mr Mercurial hasn't pulled it as yet.
But I might soon, so rush now and get your thang on while you can, because once its gone ... it truly is "gone with the wind".
PS - The last TWO copies of Fast and Furious Fitness - The collector's Edition are sitting here, waiting to be sent out. If you want IN, jump on this NOW my friend.
Once they're gone, they're truly GONE.
A while ago, I wrote about a post which was based upon the nimrod like question a lot of employers ask "where are you going to be five years from now".
Basically, heck, I said most people dont know where they will be five HOURS from now, let alone 5 years.
Asking them to set goals they've never set on the spur of the moment (if they had those five year plans, they likely would not be applying for a job with these employers anyway, and they know it very well) is tough even for a doer (sometimes, you just dont know where you'll BE as opposed to "want to be" and even if you ask "where do you want to be" - well - thats none of anyone's business except the person's).
Classic case of NEGATIVE energy being spread around and demotivation by the employer i.e. you have to stay in our Bozo job, because guess what, you'll never make anything of yourself except in an indirect "paper pusher" sort of way or personally (depending upon if it's a question on a jackass form or some jack/jill ass asking you).
The post is here.
But, I realize, as always, I missed a tiny little something ...
An elderly gentleman (I'd assume, heh) from OH asked me the following
"Dream big or NOT? Think big or not?
He said it in a large paragraph, but that was bascially what he asked.
He replied to the email in question above while asking (he's behind on the emails, and with all the emailing going on as of late, do I blame him? Hell no! )
Well ,let me clarify ...
I've always told EVERYONE to dream big.
Precious few listen.
Even fewer believe.
I've always said think big - have big goals.
Those big goals though, setting a "X" amount of time in which you gotta there is almost always counter productive for most people.
For instance, someone that can't do more than 10 pushups now, and thats his entire workout for the day, and its hard for him.
If you ask this person "when he'll get to 500 pushups" or how long, you're setting him up for failure in a way.
And indeed, if the person over-focuses on the number, he may well end up failing.
I advocated baby steps daily towards the big goal.
Which is the whole point.
Most people "crash and burn" after the initial excitement of a huge goal, so in those cases, I'd say its far better to set and focus on doable daily goals.
If you're Rahul Mookerjee or his ilk that does mini workouts throughout the day, and writes books galore, and is chained to the keyboard, and deals with a lot else too, perhaps you could keep focusing on the big goal too.
Most people though, just get frustrated when they "over focus" on the big goal, which is my entire poiint. (and therefore drive that goal AWAY in that regard).
Most people aren't ready, willing or even able to take the massive action that results in achieving massive goals quick.
Which is fine in my opinion.
It ain't how long it takes you or even HOW you do it - so long as you GET there, at least that is how Id look at it . . .
So thats what I meant, my friend.
Hope that helps - and there's more very "actionable" self help tips in Zero to Hero!
And for motivation - Gumption Galore. I might put out a second edition on this one "sometime".
PS - And even for huge goals and huge action taken daily, "incremental" huge improvement daily is always the KEY.
This isnt really a "Bozo" email, so relax, but there are parallels yes.
But anyway, on Pinked In, a lady just shared some unbelievable video of a white dude (big beefy gorilla sort, sort of like he was in the Marines or something (physical build and voice etc)) harassing a black dude (a funny looking tiny little guy) and tellin ghim to "walk out of the neighborhood because he didnt want people like that there" (or his wife didnt, apparently, by the yelling going on in the background).
Now, for reference, this black dude was part of an interracial family where lady is black, husband is white, and after all this happened they were found to be in violation of their housing contract for some inane God forsaken reason, and the president of the housing association complained about "people looking different coming in an out of your house" or some wacko stuff.
Clearly these people were BOZOS of the highest order.
Lady took it to the powers that be.
Good on her!
And "President of the HOA" or what not got canned promptly and I'm sure apologies etc were forthcoming, much as in the infamous Delhi Police VS Rahul Mookerjee case in 2009 ... (in that case, kudos to the wife for sticking it out in court alongside me) (and being brave enough to GO to court in first place).
But anyway, black dude at no point challenged the other guy, tho he could have, at least verbally.
He was polite as ever!
And of course, won later.
Classic example of "lose the battle, win the war" (and given the dude is in the Army apparently, a Seargant of all things and the military is doing ALL it can to stamp out such things - well - I'm sure his higher ups would have given him an earful!).
But it brings to mind 2000, when I watched the Bourne Identity in a movie theater with my girlfriend.
Had to take a leak in the middle of the movie.
Walked down the aisle, and politely asked black dude sitting there to move his feet so I could "walk" out of the aisle.
He glowered at me.
Being the great guy I am I ignored his glower and walked over his feet anyway, since he wasn't moving.
I didnt walk ON them, but damn near happened, I mean, think about it, darkened movie theater and all that ...
After the movie, we saw him again with an older black lady, who looked the other way.
"What are you looking at" black dude yelled at me.
Huh, I thought.
I stared at him. Not saying a word.
Soon, he left, and so did we.
I remember a white couple that were in the theater with us watching the same movie telling me later ... "You should have asked him "or what else"".
In other words, she was saying I should have told him "I was looking at him and to stop acting like an ass, and what he'd do about it" and what not ...
Then before I went up to NY, I remember a prime "Gorilla" - this was the biggest nutjob of the lot here hollering up a storm outside the Jim about how "we dont want ragheads in the US!"
I stared at him, and almost burst out laughing, it was so stupid, I didnt even feel offended inititally.
"What are you staring at", dude hollered.
Then he made off to the JIm to pump and tone.
My friend was pissed . Big time. So much so that we made it to campus police with a complaint, but being I was going to NY the next day, I didnt file formal charges.
(personally, I could care less)
Cop went into the JIm and then no doubt gave him an earful.
My point being, in both these cases?
Wait and watch. Hehe.
If either one of those two guys had escalated, I'd have done so too, and probably in a far more brutal manner.
Until then though, I've always figured, hide your strengths and bide thy time ..
Same thing with life, and fitness.
The blowhards usually blow up a storm, but when push comes to shove, they are NOWHERE to be seen .
With fitness, same thing.
People talk a big game, but end of the day, results?
A lot of times, you'll see the belly hasn't reduced one bit, and neither have the strength levels gone up any ...
(and neither have the phat phocks who deride pullups as being easy and "we can't do them because were big, not fat" do them either).
Moral of the story being, if you gotta bluster, be ready to back your talk up, and be sure you're in the right first.
Else, you'll just end up looking like an ape, goon, buffoon or something equally hilarious.
Bozos of colors, as you can see, hehe, and creeds too!
And, plenty of ways to react ...
Anyway, I'm out.
Pick up the Rolls Royce of Fitness right HERE.
PS - This reminds me of the "1000 yard stare" Rambo does to the SAS guy in Rambo IV, hehe, which pisses the latter off no end "I've seen it all before"!
Stupidity exists everywhere, so we gotta ignore it. Which I do, really. For the most part it dont affect me none unless ...
Well, let me explain. Hehe.
Recently I heard the following from my cute little 7 year old (almot 8!)
"Dad, you are polluting the planet even more than the rest of the people!"
"With my farts", you mean, I joked back.
(running joke, kiddie joke that never fails to crack her up).
"No! Because you dont care about plastic polluting the earth!"
What she meant was I dont stand outside my home wherever I am in the world supporting Great Greta Thunberg whoever she is (idiot par excellence according to me) or what not, or cry up a storm about the oil pipelines that the Trumpinator authorized, that Biden then stopped, and that the States are now rightfully FIGHTING against (I mean really - employment, folks! And we have Hiden BIden wanting raise tax on corporates and what not! IDIOICY!) . . .
Anyway, she only said it because Joo Tube is brainwashing her ,but thats easily undone.
I did it and her mother probably has too. (hopefullt, hehe. You know how that goes!)
But anyway ...
In 2000, I believe this was ...
At an Exxon Mart in Mississipi run by a phat phock with jowls so big you could have been forgiven for thinking it was a bovine rumpus or what not, I went in to buy beer.
A 12 pack of Southpaw, I believe.
"You can't buy it with this", proclaimed dude, who apparently took a dislike to me the minute he saw me (I felt it).
I asked why.
"We dont accept NY state driver;s licenses!"
I asked this idiot again just why not - I mean if it's only to card people ... and why the "Socialist Paradise of New York " with an admittedly FAR MORE helpful DMV than I found in MIssissipp for one (perhaps thats just my experience in Schentectady, I dont know) drivers license couldn't be used to card people.
"Look, Mister, it's a private store, you dont like , you can leave"
As his cheeks turned purple or something, I left.
Girlfriend showed up.
Bought the beer.
With NO carding (though she was one of these gals that look 20 years younger than she is, and she was around 20 something, and looked not a day over 16...) ...
Then another incident, curiously enough again at Exxon. A subway there.
Apparently the admittedly gorgeous black dame prepaing the sandwich didnt do my ex's right, so she said later, and it looked kinda messy - I dont know.
Mine looked fine, but what do I know about dill pickles, mayonnaise or what not or even if it's done right.
All food goes into the stomach according to me, so if it doesnt "look good" then so what so long as it tastes good, but I do have to admit there was something off about the ex's sandwich, but I don tknow - bad hair day maybe, or maybe the two gals hated each other on sight.
Third incident, again at Exxon!
Some fat white chick made the comment about my girlfriend and me aruging, and that (without knowing the history) I was "treating her like crap".
I wasn't. Neither was she.
We were getting into it Italian style.
"Private store, you can leave!" was how it ended.
We left, and went to the bar next door, continued the argument in the car.
Security dude came over and told us both "This is a private lot, so we'll have to ask you to leave" WITHOUT taking sides or giving a fig less about the argument.
Smart guy. Hehe. We both calmed down eventually.
But I dont know, I guess the reason I keep up bringing up cops, BLM etc. ?
It ain't to curry favor with anyone, I'll be damn sure about that.
Or I should say, I WANT to make sure ya'll know that.
Its because of this - people dont realize how good they have it sometimes ...
In China, they can literally arrest you and throw you in jail WITHOUT A trial for something you didnt do.
I ain't talking politics or political statements either.
Friend of mine I wont mention here got thrown in for six months in a hellhole because he "got into a fight and retaliated".
That is all, and he didnt start the fight. CCTV shows that.
Yet, in he went.
I wont mention his name here because his girlfriend is apparently still in the PRC.
He finally got deported and showed up back Stateside, and all is well since.
Then anotehr dude who was idiot enough to smoke reefer at a bar and proclaim that "his connections" would save him.
He is still in.
No names again - obvious reasons.
I wonder if people in general realize how lucky people are to live in a country, where EVERYONE, illegal included have RIGHTS.
Including apparently the right to vote illegally in certain states (dont get me started on "Dead voters"!)
And where the cops whether they like it or not HAVE To wear body cameras, follow a set procedure, abide by LAWS just as YOU need to, and so forth ...
Going by all the bitching and moaning I dont think they do.
Anyway , fitness wise, I dont know ...
The book on isometrics, for instance, has attracted plenty of people. DOERS ane the Bozos both.
The latter who keep carping upon the quality of the pictures and how its "just bodyweight exercises",
How dare I put out a book on isometrics, and it be about ... GASP! Isometrics!
And the former, of course the doers praising it and rightfully so by saying "what looks easy is anything BUT".
No prizes for guessing which side of the line I'm on - firmly so!
All for now.
I hope that explained why I keep bringing certain topics up - because I really, really think the cops get more flak than they should for one, and well, a drop in the ocean, I know, but every little bit COUNTS!
PS - Two copies left for The Collector's Edition of Fast and Furious Fitness, Hurry, as this won't last foreever!
PS #2 - Most of the books are also in Kindle format now, not all, but 90 plus percent, and I'llbe 100 percent done soon.
On Pinked-Oo I was reading something about a girl with like a bazillion followers, I believe, complaining up a storm about when she was in college (I assume), and the cops being called on her "because she was suspected of shoplifting".
Its a long whiny post, so I wont post either it or my response here, but in short, she had her receipt.
yet, she couldn't find it in her bookbag, was arrested, then on the way to the precient or whatever (I can'r remember exact details - but I'll point you to the post if you like) she "found it" miraculously and nothing happened, and she won a civil lawsuit, or what not.
I guess she was charged, then she found it.
My reaction was, OK, so you had the reciept, couldn't find it, then somehow found it later upon being charged (after being arrested apparently)?
I dont know ...
Something doenst ring true.
And I'm positive the men in blue would have given her time to rummage through her backpack, bookbag, handbag, purse and God knows where else for it before deciding to charge her!
But it brings to mind several incidents.
One, I was walking back "home" i.e .my dorm room from a late night coding session with a certain great pal of mine Bruce.
4 AM was the high time at the time, hehe.
I was suddenly flagged by a passing patrol car, and told to "stop" for no reason.
OK, so I did.
"Sir, I need to check your bookbag".
No reason given.
"Sure", and handed it over.
Dude almost looked embarassed.
"Thanks!" he said, and the very manner in which he said it made me feel he was sorry for having to "do it even though he didnt want to!"
(slow night? I dont know)
He did a cursory check, didnt inspect any of the outlying pockets, and handed it back with another thanks, and made off to get in his car as if to say "Sorry, now you can get back to the beer" hehe.
I shook his hand, thanked him, and asked him why.
It was about drugs.
Now, I COULD have wailed about rights, why they were stopping me for no reason, why they wanted my student ID and not my driver's license, and what not ...
But I didnt.
It's a vibe thing.
And it's basically "sometimes people think what they do for a reason, and it ain't because they want to either".
Then the incident outside Bond Hall.
I was right outside the dorm.
Suddenly, cop car pulls up.
Two beefy dudes (one looked straight out of King Kong, hehe) got out.
They said nothing except "Sir, you have to wait".
I was late for class.
I asked why.
Tons of black dudes were passing by, and looking at us "we knew it" expression!
Me, I had NO idea and was somewhat irritated, but hey. Whatever.
5 minutes later they received a call or something.
and they made off to catch the suspect who had apparenly bailed from some scene somewhere (so they told me before leaving).
I "fit the description" because, well, "el amigo, or hombre". LOL.
OK, not fair.
I could have waile dup a storm.
But really, why.
Isnt it just easier to co-operate and be done with a mess that clearly even the men in blue dont really want to do?
And even if they have "bad intentions" and you can feel it, there is obviously no point in fleeing or what not from the scene, whether you did something or not.
Stay calm, lose the battle, win the war, and court cases!
Common sense, my friend, seems to be sorely lacking in this BLM "arsonist" movement and many others (Antifa) and thats one reason apart from the idiocy I dont support what the movements have morphed into.
I understand others may have a different take, and thats fne, but I'm not going to shy away from saying it like it is - and that, my friend, is the bottom line on this one.
Off now - be sure and check out the book on isometrics here (getting plenty of attention as we speak!)
I really had to say this ...
Really had to!
But with inquires like the following -
I use a wheelchair so my home has to be wheelchair-accessible. Unfortunately, finding accessible homes on the market can be challenging. That’s why when I decided to buy a home, I opted to do new construction and design a home that would work for my own and my family’s needs.
I’d love to write an article for your site on what steps to take when you decide to build an accessible home. I’ll include key factors to consider and tips on how to find the right contractors for the job.
Any interest in posting an article on this topic on your site?
Or, this -
Recently, my wife’s parents moved to be closer to us. My father-in-law, Dan, has been ill and my mother-in-law, Barbara, needed help caring for him.
The first step, of course, was selling their old home. It was full of years of memories, but also a lot of junk. We helped Barbara sort through it all, and now, they’ve settled into their new home with less stuff and more peace of mind.
Throughout the process, I’ve learned a lot about what goes into helping senior parents downsize. I’d love to share what I’ve learned on your blog.
Can I write an article for you? It will offer tips and advice on downsizing for seniors--how to decide what to get rid of, how to find the right place to live for your golden years (for some it might be a smaller home, while for others it might be an assisted living facility), how to make the moving process go smoothly, and so on.
Please let me know if you’re interested.
Thanks in advance!
... I gotta talk about that, and why I am getting even more ruthless about culling folks off my contact list, blocking people etc - by the day.
For those wondering, I haven't blocked either one of the folks above - - I just replied to them and told them they're bulk emailing, and obviously I'm a fitness guy, and therefore ...
Basically, I stated the obvious that they'd have known if they werent bulk spamming their stuff out.
"What I've learned on your blog"
Other than a sum total of zero, I dont know what he's learned! LOL.
"I’d love to write an article for your site on what steps to take when you decide to build an accessible home. I’ll include key factors to consider and tips on how to find the right contractors for the job."
Jesus, why, dude? LOL again. Why would I ever build accessible homes for myself? Ever heard of the Rolls Royce of Fitness programs that will keep all those "Demons" away from MY doorstep, hehe.
I thought it was only companies in India (IT) that did that! Maybe they've hired one of those companies, or ...well, who knows.
The DESPERATION shines through in certain cases ...
Anyway, I have NEVER EVER accepted article submissions so I dont know why folks ask.
Yes, when I started out it could have probably gotten me more site views etc, but thats not the long term vision I had for the site, or have.
The last thing I want any of the sites I own and do business wise to become is a "smorgsboard" (spelling, hehe?) of advertisements on various niches - no way - ABSOLUTELY NOT.
Definite line in the sand there.
Even if it's fitness guys - no.
I'd rather it stays just me.
The only exception I may make is for CERTAIN people I'll feature in my emails etc - but even then, I will be the one posting what they say, the feedback etc - but certainly no mass article submissions!
Heaven only knows why folks think that would interest me.
Anyway ... blocking, you ask?
I've made no secret of the fact that the more you remove what you dont want out of your life, the more that you DO want comes to replace it.
My recent WeShat list cull which is down to single digits now on most of the accounts, and less than 30 on the main account is proof of this.
I keep getting badgered daily by people who say "hey" and nothing else (hoping I'll reply, and I don't, so they can't push some junk on me or try to) - - or people that mass advertisment on the phone - - or, as I recently noted on Pinked-In, "marketing agencies looking to work with health coaches loking to double what not in x number of what not days on the planet Venus, or Mars, or I dont know which one!"
Men are from Mars, women from Venus. Hehe.
But anyway, Venus aside (I've written a lot about her!) ...
(and I gave her the name - both Venus's I've written about, so I do get to write about them, hehe).
I blocked the latest healh coach on Pinked In that kept relentlessly badgering me.
"X Marketing Agency" (I'm not going to give him free publicity by posting his name here)
He private messaged me a couple of times.
I didnt reply.
He kept up.
"Rahul, how about it!"
"Rahul, lets arrange a call!"
"Rahul, are you ready to scale! "
And other inaninities.
He took the maxim of (which I dont agree with fully anyway) "makin decisions for the client" to a whole new annoying level.
Like dude, really.
The desperation shows for one, and more than the annoyance, that is what I really cannot stand "desperate for business" vibe.
Not to mention the bad vibe which came off his post in general (the other two "seemed OK").
But even then, I figured my silence would speak volumes - but apparently not.
Obviously he's got piegon holed as a "coach" and he hasn't bothered to read anything I have said, written or done.
Both of which are attributes I dont particularly admire ...
So while the pioneering troll Bozo Schofield was the first to get roundly blocked everywhere, there's plenty of his posse, known or not that are as well.
I mean, really. Common sense.
Personally, I do all I can to not just stay away from these types but aggressively cull them off my list.
In some cases they sign up AGAIN with different emails, like the Bozo was doing for a while, and they get blocked again.
Now, on another great note - guess what!
Isometric and Flexiblity Training joins the very long list of books that is being translated into other languages - this time, Portugese!
A great guy in Brazil just sent me a few pages, and he's doing very well indeed!
And he'll be sending over a review for the book as well, which I'll be sharing with ya'll "by and by".
All happened today, so that pretty much proves "cull what you dont want, and invite what or who you DO".
And, on one last note, a customer recently sent me the following.
"I used to think MGTOW was a dumb idea -- but now I think they're the smart ones!"
I can understand why he said that, and he's right in most regards, but MGTOW sometimes takes things to extremes too, but given the extremes that feminism has morphed into (its pretty become Nazi feminism) - I dont blame 'em!
But some of their principles I dont agree with i.e. staying "completely away from women", using dolls etc (dont get me wrong - if you dont miind that - all good - but for me, nothing really beats a live woman as it were!).
But, I'm WITH them and have been forever, actually - even before MGTOW became popular in terms of "living alone and trainig alone" like Mr T.
Far less hassle, that I will say!
(and I do agree with their "pay for it" if you want it maxim, since at the end of the day you "pay for it in one way or the other anyway", hehe).
Personally, if you were to ask me, I'd want the good ole days when MEN were REAL MEN and women were REAL WOMEN. Not so long ago, there was a time when ...!!
(I know that dates me somewhat. Does it? Hehe)
And I'm out. Back soon!!
An idiot on Shanked-In recently privated messaged me the following.
"I'm putting assholes like you on the list of people to ignore!"
By the way he - she - was wailing, I'd say she's a Bozo incaranate if not something far worse.
But anyway, my crime on this one?
There was some idiocy someone posted with a "yellow and black" arm linked togetther (remember that bit about "Asians and blacks dont get alone", or some such tripe - I'v eeven heard "Blacks and Hispanics" cant stand each other - the things people come up with - yes, if we're talkin gGANGS its true, but not everyone is a gang member!) to "show soliadarity" against oppression and no prizes for guessing which color was mentioned.
And of course, it doesnt surprise that a lot of middle aged white women and SJW's etc were up in arms supporting it.
I normally scroll past this BS.
But I couldn't resist.
I posted something to the effect of "I guess I'm misinformed and supporting racism by saying all lives matter? I mean, what do I know, eh. White privelege!"
I posted that in support of a (I think, not sure) white dude who was getting castigated for saying the same thing in different words.
Colors aside tho, here's my damn question.
Isn't "all" ALL ENCOMPASSING?
Doesn't all mean ALL colors?
Just how the hell is someone being racist by saying all lives matter?
Isn't racism "discriminating against someone based upon their skin color" (when you boil it right down)?
So then, if we carp on "just BLM" then - what is NOT racist about that?
Hey, I get it.
There's a reason BLM started.
I dont support what Derek Chauvin did, but I dont support defunding the FINE MEN IN BLUE (and most of them are great guys - barring a few wackos which you can find anywhere) - with whom I've always had good experiences for the most part (and most people I've known that are law abiding have as well) - or ranting against them or tarring them all with the "racist" brush.
Recently, there was a video being shared of a white officer offering a white suspect water.
And they were up in arms about that too.
WTF??? (the bozos claimed with black suspect they'd get kneed to the back - like, again, really - WTF?? Do white suspects not get that - I mean, I know TWO white guys that have suffered the exact same thing for one, and black guys as well!! Hispanic too!)
Do we want the US to turn into Communist China where they have NO real trials and you're guilty before (if ever) proven innocent and you just are left there to rot forever?
Believe me, I know people that have suffered that fate, and are suffering it now!
No this isn't to imply Orweillianism for everyone in China - if you toe the line and "play it safe" and stay on th right side of the line as I always have - it exists - you're not just fine, you'll enjoy your life there.
But the point is, you have to do what they want i.e. toe their lines, no questions asked.
Back to all lives matter - I'm yet to see how saying that is racist.
If someone can enlighten me, please let me know.
In the meantime, people that rail againt me saying it can keep railing, because I ain't gonna stop saying it.
Last, but not least, a couple of - or three things -
One, the reason Lumber jack Fitness keeps getting delayed is I keep thinking of new things to add into it. Hehe. I want to make this even more of a behemoth than Battletank Shoulders, for instance!
Two, we're open for business - for all colors, and creeds, hehe. We could care less. So says yours truly spiritual yet atheist.
And three ... were down to one (I think, not sure) copy of Fast and Furious Fitness - the Collector's edition.
If you want it, jump on this NOW because I ain't gonna do a reprint for that edition.
PS - Huge thank you to Phil again for his thingy on ebooks etc -- I already knew of the software, but it was only after his recommendation I used it, and it works great from what people are saying.
Kindle issue solved!
(except for the books I havent converetd as yet).
Yesterday, I wrote about employers - both those I liked - and got along with like a house on fire (at least initially, hehe, before it "all fell apart as it always does" - Bourne was the best!! Ill say that till the day I pass on!) - and the Bozo sorts that asked retarded and ridiculous questions.
This morning, I remembered something interesting ...
Back in the day, at THAT job where I made all them sales "seemingly" out of the blue, willy nilly?
Well, we were dealing with a particularly tough client at one point (but I'll always thank him - oddly enough his name is John too - one of my great customers from the UK is named John too - but anyway, "client" John as I'll call him was a great guy).
Probably a guy you'd love to sit down with and drink a beer or two, as I'm sure most of my customers are (definitely John in the UK with his love for hard training, and "Stellas", hehe).
But client John was a TOUGH negotiator, and great story teller.
He probably met his match in me, as (later on) he told me "Rahul, you sold me when no-one else could!"
That was Rahul at the age of 26, still "raw" in the art of selling, but I've done it unconsciously since I was born - I've just refined and gone to a higher level now!
And I learned a hell of a lot from dealing with that client who didnt pay us a cent until we DID what he asked us to (I can understand his point of view - way too many times you send money, get ripped off etc and so forth).
Some of us just do it naturally, tho ...
And it was during a meeting with the boss in which we were going to decide if we were going to "keep" the client (he was giving us hell, but he was right!) that it happened.
I wanted to keep the client - and GET the job done - because I truly believed that if we could handle him - we could handle anything.
Much like the 20 odd list in 2010 - I believed if I coul get THOSE poverty condtioned minds to rise up - anything was and is possible!
Operations didnt want it. I can understand why, hehe.
Neither did "General De Facto" (though I think he was tilting more towards wanting it as I convinced him).
But, as operations said.
"The boss is on Rahul's side!"
He was (at the time).
I advised him to keep the client, and he replied with, well, WE took him on - so WE need to get this done.
He was right. Spot on. But what I am referrig to here is this - I sent offf one of those longgggg emails to the client.
The boss left our office, and went to his which was a five minute or so drive (10 maybe) away from ours.
And by the time he was seated at HIS desk, he saw the email from me!
A long email which I dont know, most would have taken at least 30 minutes or so to do.
And I dont know as my friend and "General De Facto" told me later.
"There's been no-one that can bang out emails quite that fast as Rahul!"
I always had the tools. But never the REAL confidence to go it on my own - if I had done that THEN - you'd probably be wearing 0 Excuses FItness T shirts by now, hehe. And thats something that will happen too in the very near future - so stay TUNED.
(Currently, the physical shop link is DISABLED on the other site - well, it's not disabled, but its hidden. We're selling teas there. But I plan on selling T shirts soon - and with everythign else going on - that will happen too very soon - stay tuned!)
(I've got the design in mind already and am working on it as we speak).
(When it's time, you'll see it!)
But anyway, thats what John (a customer who ordered the Fast and Furious ORIGINAL book - it's the original , which is what makes it different. Although it's mostly the same as 0 Excuses Fitness (well, the latter has more on pushups and nothing on dips I believe, while the former DOES have dips - and the latter doesnt have some of the exercises the former does, and vice versa) - overall, I'd say mostly the same - but it's different big time!) said yesterday.
(And it's different because it's the FIRST book I wrote, thats the FIRST edition that was EVER printed, and other than the reasons above (different exercises etc) - it's special, therefore a Collector's Edition and we have TWO left right now, so if you want in - jump NOW - because these will not last forever and I will not be printing this edition again).
"Mate, I can't keep up with all the other emails!"
"I've forgotten how fast your brain must work. In the time it took me to send you one email, you've sent me five!"
I'm high energy, high octane.
I've always been that way.
And I dont plan on changing any time soon, hehe.
Anyway, thats the blast from now. To get on the sort of workouts that keep me in this sort of shape both mentally and physically - well - the Rolls Royce is YOUR ticket, friend.
Get on the program now.
PS - The other workouts I do during the day, between emails etc? Lots and lots of squats (my hamstrings are sore today from 250 I pumped out, oddly enough while writing JOhn emails. Never an excuse!) - and workouts out of Animal Kingdom Workouts - a book you really must grab if you're REALLY and truly serious about your fitness and conditioning.
PS #2 - Only two copies of the collector's edition left for Fast and Furious Fitness, so if you want in, jump NOW in that regard (I know, I said it before, but I've been guilty of saying it less in the past, so I'm making up for lost time, hehe).
PPS - Took me around 7 minutes to tai-pe out this probably Tai-Po ridden 1000 odd words. . .
PPS #2 - While linking the books above, I remembered something. Dips are a great workout, and I've been meaning to write more about them too. I haven't written much AT ALL (other than whats in the book above I believe) ... but I need to (and will) rectify this in the near future - stay tuned!