"Baba, ki bhabe, ki bole, ki kore Tito, oo yi jane" .. .
I can remember an Aunt of mine saying that (Bengali, and if Glyn is reading this, "Babelbhat" ain't it, hehe) about my cousin Tito.
"What he thinks, what he does, only he knows! was the general drift.
Given he's the only member of the family that was just like me growing up, as naughty, hiding under the bed flashing torches at a cranky Granny, hehe - and getting ears pulled by the same, hehe - he was me to a T - except 4 years younger.
I still remember the verbal hammering I got when I accidentally once "injured" him while (mock) sword fighting.
The way my father hammered me, you'd think I committed bloody murder
I mean geez Dad I was only like what, around 10 or so at the time, maybe even les!
Much like the hammering I got for DEFENDING myself with a Taekwondo kick right to the knee for a guy in fourth grade who was being an ass.
I remember the hammering I got.
Apparently it was all ok for him to do, not me.
Hey, I'm proud of that till ths day.
I am equally proud of the GORILLA GRIP I put on someone in the 8th grade - with a WEAK GRIP - yall know th story! - and that guy, a man now, probably remembers the marks on his neck until this day. (and given the same circumstanes, I'd have NO hesitation in doing it again, regardless of the hammering handed out at home, and no, while I wasnt "beaten with an iron rod" as Dad said, if I was I'd do it double over again.
NEVER BACK DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
But anyway, I've no idea if "Tito" is still the same rebel he was growing up, hehe.
Most of my family makes it a point to not just studiously ignore me, but skirt a very wide line around me - or circle, for which I'm very grateful!
I do the same.
(Oh, and that statement above "what goes on inside that HEAD of yours, only YOU KNOW!" was my Mom's refrain about me, she likely still says that, hehe).
Curiously enough, the only members of my family who actually liked me and complimented me, are no longer with us on the physical plane.
Well, two aren't - two are.
My maternal grandfather (with whom I was the only one brave enough to wak up at 4 am in the morning to go swimming in summer holidays. Even Tito wouldn't make it most of the time, hehe - that LAKE, thank you, SIR!)
My maternal uncle, who everyone chided for his smoking and drinking habits, yet, look at him until before he passed, you wouldn't guess the battle he waged with lung cancer.
He had the look of a man who lived life to the fullest, KINGSIZE - as his smokes said!
Man after my own heart.
The other two are still with us i.e. my maternal Uncle (another one of them) - and my paternal Uncle ("wolf", hehe).
The latter two kinda like me as well... but we rarely, if ever, speak. Even they have their limits!
I dont know why I felt compelled to tell you this!
But after 500 rope jumps in a coupla minutes, I gotta tell you THIS TOO.
Lots of you are not into - so you thnk - Jump rope Mania becuase you either think it's for advanced athletes - or "only boxers" - or "we can't do it" - or some other nonsense.
Well, I'm here to tell you this.
Speed is king, my friend - you see that on the Animal Kingdom workouts page, where cantankerous Mickey says it BEST.
Better than I ever could.
And it's not workouts done quickly - it's workouts that take up minimum TIME - and deliver max BANG for buck.
Hindu squats - fit the bill!
But so pushups - so do animal workouts - but most of all?
You can ltierally fit in jumping rope between session of writing - or a quickie before lunch (pun) - or 5 minutes before bed.
Or, so quick that you're raring to get back going again (as I am to my Lumberjack workouts).
You'll be nigh soaked in SWEAT too.
And you'll burn fat like crazy, like never before!
What goes on inside tgat head of mine, eh.
Only I know, dats for sure!
It sometimes amazes me, the similarity I see between a lot of my customer's private lives - and what I've seen growing up - and what I continue to - and the constant reminder of "why I CHOSE to be the way I am".
Growing up,and indeed until now, the concept of "life should be relaxed" was never a thing.
Its always rush, rush, rush - if you're free, then "find something to do" - if you're earning money comfortably - then "slog to earn it" - or so forth.
Basically all "driven" by my mom who always needs to "have something to do" - except that isn't HER doing something, it's her tossing the entire house up and down, involving all and sundry - on a weekend at that - when it's time for all to rest and relax.
Apparently weekends and holidays are when "work gets done".
Which to me has always seemed the most inane thing ever - yet, women in general, I've always seen it that way with women!
Could be ANY woman I've been with for that matter, right down to women "hurrying on holiday" so you can see more places.
I mean, Jesus Christ, why GO on a holiday if you gotta rush through the whole goddamned itenary without pausing to rest, relax, let it all sink in?
Perhaps that is why, as John Walker said - I'm the guy thats lived life on his OWN TERMS and will continue to as well.
I figured it out, yes, I'd have to - or I'd have gone bonkers by now - or become a Glyn like cuckold.
It's amazing so many men put up with it of course, the constant do this, do that crap!
The constant "there's something to be done around the garden".
The constant, "there's always something to do be done around the house" - usually the most ANNOYING, insane crap ever - which requires you to wake up at freaking 6 o clock on a weekend of all things!
John, looking at how my mother does it, always has, always will - I feel you!
But of course he's different from my Dad in that we share most of the same values (myself and John - and a lot, if not ALL of you customers!)
Most of all, a LOVE for hard training, and a knack of sorting past the BS, and saying it - and doing it - like it is!
But really, this insanity that women get up to "housewise", just insane, even more insane that men put up with it!
I'll be back.
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I have been saying this forever, and a day, my friend, but most people - even on this list - dismiss it as "just spiritual stuff" - or "we dont understand these things" despite me breaking it down into bare bones form.
I say iti in ALL my books- the MENTAL is the most important - witjhout the mental, you wont get anywhere.
Actually, you'll always get SOMEWHERE - because the subconscious mind is ALWAYS WORKING!
Trust me on ths one!
Read the Magic of Believing - you might not believe ME, but believe Claude Bristol, eh?
Of course, the Tom Toms will claim "he isn't famous" so ...
Well, he should be - and Napoleon Hill - he most definitely is! He said the SAME DAMN THING!
I just went to the bathroom, and was thinkiing about "how nice it would be if a certain type of light for my room which I couldn't find online could be delivered to me anyhow".
That is all I thought, I dismissed the thought after thinking it would happen.
Lo, a couple of minutes later, someone DID deliver it.
Despite it not being available online, and the person that delivered it - you'd say she was my enemy subconsciously in most regards, and she is, yet, she did it!
I've often thought about "how nice it would be if I could have that pizza - or chicken - or what not".
Back in the day, when I could not afford it - mysteriously, friends would call me up out of the BLUE and order these things for me - or invite me out.
Now, what happens is either I do it - WITHOUT any conscioius plans to do so - it just HAPPENS!
Ever notice sometimes you "wish something would happen" - really happen -and it DOES - either by hook or by crook?
The other night, some woman I didnt know from Adam (or Eve) showed up at my doorstep.
I had NO clue who she was, perhaps a lady of the night.
But I had been oddly enough thinking about a woman with her exact features ... NOT for "sexual" purposes - and bang, there it was.
She wouldn't tell me the name of the person she was looking for, hehe.
BUT - the address was mine!
Trust me on this one, this happens ALL The time for me, my friend.
Thoughts do CREATE.
Think it's just positively?
No, thoughts DESTROY TOO!
Your DESTRUCTIVE thoughts will create just as much as CREATIVE, constructive ones will!
And if there is ONE lesson I can give you amongst all the doom and gloom being spread around, which the only reason it's being spread around is that PEOPLE dont believe in "the mind stuff" - it is this.
Fitness wise, same thing.
You have to SEE yourself do the thing - you have to see yourself positively first!
You have to keep going despite all obstacles, physical, mental or what not!
Unless you do that, nigh NOTHING will happen - no matter if you buy my books, or if you buy someone else's.
Trust me on this one!
And that, friend is the lesson.
Ponder it for a while without dismissing it as airy fairy bunkola.
It might just benefit yo umore than anything else I've ever written!
It's a Chinese saying, my friend. Im sure they have the equivalent in India ... after all, it all "originated" in India originally (as anyone with any sense knows).
Much of the "mystique" about China, my friend - in fact all of it - comes from India.
Right down to green tea and TaiChi ...
Just ask the Tibetan for one ...
But anyway, I have lost track of the number of people, usually women, who've told me this - "love me, love my dog".
In Chinese, I dont know what that transltes into i.e. the Pin Yin or how to say it.
"Guo"? For Dog?
I dont know, thats what this dog thinks, hehe.
Since it was mostly women with the thinking "men are such dogs!" - that told me the same thing, funnily enough. Women, indeed a funny "beast"!
But anyway, that aside...
It means when you like something - or someone - you dont go in "halfway".
You dont pull your pants up and dip your feet in that river.
You jump in headlong - regardless of whether it's a river in the Northern Territoties in OZ (my buddy from the Maines, I believe, has an alligator - or croc- I believe croc - tootth from there!) (since OZ doesnt have alligators as far as I know) ... brimming with hungry crocs.
Basically, you go the whole humpty.
Like her, like her DOG too - has always been part of my "mo" - and how it has worked out for me my whole life - women or none.
Remember, with me, either this or that!
No dithering in the middle.
And if I like something, or someone, I DO go the whole humpty.
To me, I dont see how it could be any other way.
Anything else is wishy washy BS.
Charles the former friend and many others kept praising India and how "the INdians are the one that know it all" - and how "I'd love to visit India one day" - but guess what.
They never DO.
In Charles case, of course, it's his girlfriend that "those are dirty black people" - so they dont go.
In another friend's case, he knows how much of a pain in the ass it can be.
Which the latter might be true - it is.
The former, well, I'll let Glyn answer. He's the best person to ask for such things.
But really - my thing, and I've told Charles many a times...
"You dont really like India, you just talk".
Now, dont get me wrong.
Many times people have GENUINE reasons for not being able to actually follow through on what they claim.
Travel wise, North Eastern India to me is a HIDDEN - and still pristine and much unexplored GEM - not just in india - but the ENTIRE WORLD!
It's a part of the country which is still hard to visit, for everyone - paperwork is one reason I haven't settled in that part - as yet.
But I sure do WANT TO!
And I will someday.
With Rahul Mookerjee, no dithering about - when he wants to do something, eventually, somehow, he does it.
I LOVE that part of the country, and despite what some idiots say, NO, they're not CHINESE - theyre INDIANS!
Bottom line - ask them themselves if you dont believe me. They make some fierce, valiant soldiers there too!
But with someone like Charles, he's got every opportunity over the years to visit the country, yet doesnt ...
...i.e. you dont "really like".
I dont know, to him the PICTURE he sees in his mind when he thinks India might be the things that are paraded about, but not "real life there".
And of course, his girlfriend due to that very reason would never go, and him, well ...
I dont know, I'm extreme in that way too!
Like me, like my dog, eh.
Good news is THIS, my friend.
Fitness wise, you aint gotta like me.
You can hate me, dislike me, troll me, whatever you want.
But fitness wise, even if you hate me - but DO what I say - you WILL get into the best damn shape of your LIFE, my friend.
And that is an ironclad guarantee from Rahul Mookerjee, and he doesnt make those too often ...
Out for now.
I was recently chatting with a girl Lucy - who I blocked earlier this afternoon.
Its the usual BS with her of not replying to anything (except what suits her), it's the usual nonsense about "I am tooooooooooooooooooo busy all the time", the usual crap about "there's always a reason I dont reply directly to questions you pose" - and so forth.
I got sick of it eventually, and blocked her - not so much in a pique, but AFTER explaining all this to her, much like I did with Dani the other day (to her credit, Dani responded as I expected her to, in a sane and calm manner, of course, she's someone with brains, not some Bozo like this Lucy whose apparently into "sleeping around" or some nonsense - nah, I'd rather stay away!) ...
A few hours later, I unblocked her.
Blocking people is something I rarely do, as oppposed to the majority of people out there who will simply up and block people, and wont give them a chance to reply.
Like people saying something, then just "blocking" so you canot reply.
It's JUVENILE, my friend - childish to the extreme, and usually happens when the other person is in the wrong, which she was here (to me, I can tolerate everything and any preference, but rudeness and disrespect - someone trying to curtail my freedom of speech (like former friend Charles) - dishonesty - backstabbin (Bozo, all of the above)) - that is a RED LINE FOR ME.
But I unblocked her, just to give her a chance to reply, though I knew it would be some BS.
Sure enough, I got a "smile" - followed by a "recall" message i.e. a feature WeChat has where you can send the other person a message, then they can "take it back".
Another one of those chilidsh, idiotic features, in her case, it was to see if I unblocked her.
Which I had, of course, she wouldn't answer anything I had addressed before that.
So I let it rip, let her have it, and of course, she bailed . Hehe.
Which is fine .............
I dont know what has happened to people in general, especially over the past few years - just STRANGE is the way people are acting.
Including other agents etc who apparently are always too busy making excuses about being busy to DO any real work ...
Anyway, I've been known for removing people from my life - and WITHOUT EXCEPTION, once the stale energy goes, better comes.
So like I've been sayng, I've been doing a cull on this list.
I've been paring down the over 13K (at this point) list to something far more "niche and manageable", and MORE curated than it already was...
Because if I'm sending you all this, if there is NO action from your end on anything then really, and I have said this before, it is pointless for you to be on the list. (free reading can be done via the website, but people just dont do the right thing and unsubscribe themselves if they have NO intentions of ever "taking action" and doing something i.e. buying anything).
So I took matters into my own hands, and sure enough, the complaints started.
Look, if I've removed you from the list there has to be a damn good reason I DID it in the first place.
And if I've blocked you from signing up - that reason multiplies by 10.
Sure, you can still EMAIL me - thats fine.
But the list - no - it's a highly curated list, and I'm getting tired of certain people on it that DO NOTHING - just ... I dont know, are little more or less than "bumps on a log".
Same thing with my life.
And it's pretty much what I'd encourage YOU to do too, my friend ...
OK, enough of this.
But if you're getting a "not allowed to sign up" message, now you know why.
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I gotta be brutally honest about this one, all the news I see on this is so hopelessly either politicized, or goddamn WRONG.
And missing the point - boat - entirely by a country mile or so forth.
Politics aside, this won't be one of my typical "conservative" pieces either by the wya - let me roll up my sleeves, and give it to you straight as someone whose been there, done that, way back in the day - and it was a lot better, the overall situation back then!
The libs for one keep pushing back against the assertion - which I believe holds TRUE to a large degree - that giving people huge amounts of aid (in a comparitive sense) - over and over again does nothing but enfroce the feeling that "Big Government will always be there to help", and end of the day "the government will do something".
Sometimes, this can be good.
I believe Trump did the absolute right thing when he announced those initial COVID checks and aid but it's gone on for way too long, my friend.
The piper has to be paid sometime, somehow, and a lot of people - NOT all - but a lot - simply got accustomed to getting paid for doing nothing - and therefore, they aim at just that.
As the great Jeff Bezos rightly said, human beings are naturally lazy - and they'll find a way to do LESS no matter what (or get the job done in an easier manner no matter what).
Laziness aside, yours truly is the perfect example of the latter - finding ways to creatively make more money as opposed to slogging through broken glass on my elbows tthrough the figurative field to deposit checks in an account, hehe.
And I'll take it!
But the aid, or lack of it NOW is NOT the main reason in my opinion.
Does anyone ever talk about what these businesses are OFFERING?
Crappy wages that haven't risen in forever, and the minute the employee wants more, they start looking around for a replacement.
Or, per hour employment "ad hoc" with no health insurance, no benefits, nothing ...
Or, as some companies do, be cheap on wages by saying "we offer you free housing, free this, free that!"
Hell, son, I dont want your free housing, I tell 'em. I'd rather have the CASH IN HAND and figure out what to do with it and where to live MYSELF!
They complain these days about people saying they'll show up for interviews, then never showing up - or showing up, getting the offer, and then bailing.
How it feels funny when the shoe is on the OTHER FOOT!
BAck in the day, I'd ask people EXACTLY what people are asking now.
i.e. can you pay me what you want, and if you can't, then it's a waste of time me even coming in.
More than 11 years down the line, people are only starting to ask that, and employers are already up in arms. Haha.
Hell, I remember some interviews I went to where I knew it was a waste of time.
I went anyway for the long drive. Hehe. Or to get out of the house.
These days, heck, if I were in that position, I'd save my cash - and gas - and get a six pack instead.
Then you have a lot of employers quietly getting fat on their stock options, bonuses or what not - do we EVER hear about them saying they're "doing well"?
No, it's always "cut throat margins", we're under a lot of pressure etc.
We woul dnever know Jeff Bezos's worth if it wasn't for the internet, given how little the man, who is by far the businessperson I admire MORE - speaks about his immense and WELL EARNED, truly DESERVED WEALTH....
Think of it from the employee's perspective though when businesses use every excuse to extract that last bit of flesh from the employee "pound of flesh".
Then apparently people "dont want to do the grunt work".
I got a solution.
Offer them enough, they WILL!
Hell, this has been going on for a long time, friend. People dont want employees with BRAINS that will demand more, that will want just rewards for their work, and so forth.
That caused me to entirely drop out of the workforce years back - and that aint gonna change - ever - no matter WHAT.
And another bottom line, there are simply too many people int he world, and too much, as I've said before, "me , me, me!" going on!
Attracting what I want - OK, great.
But when everyone is focusing on me, it aint gonna end up purdy in the long run ...
Anyway, what do I know.
I'm just the fitness pioneer and in many other areas too - where when I first started, I had ONLY Digital products - NO paperbacks or hardcovers!
EVERYONE told me that wasn't the way to go.
Everyone pointed me to the gurus, how they "shipped hard copies of everything".
Aint nothing wrong with that, friend.
But there is a time and place for that - and customers that want that sort of thing - and theyre great customers, dont get me wrong - but NOW?
I'm SO glad I continue to operate as a one man show (which Charles once famously derided "you know nothing!" - apparently one's worth or biz success is determined by how many employees one has) ... with VERY little overhead - other than my own time, labor, input, and expertise, an dso forth.
And therefore, yours truly is sailing through all of this relatively unafffected.
think it's just me doing this?
There's people now on Amazon literally packing stuff in bags you'd expect to find at Walmart - and shipping them out that way to save a buck.
I was horrified when I ordered a product, and saw it packed that way - true, it wasn't a product that needed fancy or even extensive packaging, but still!
But that, my friend, will keep happening...
And last, but not least, this goddamn supply chain crisis?
SOME of it is inevitable yes, but I truly believe a lot of the so called crises are man made.
And getting back to biz, and businesses not being able to find employees or what not, I'll quote ole Boris in the Uk when he said businesses basically need to stop relying on low cost labor and actually , you know, PAY their employees a bit more!
So goddamned true, my friend, despite him being pilloried from all ends, he's HIT the nail on the head.
Sometimes, employers do need to get their GAME in order.
Thats my take on it.
And if you have another, write back, tell me!
And of course, remember that a solid, strong immune system is the very best thing you can do for yourself NOW.
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I'll see yall!
And it's a mistake I've made in the past, NOT focusing on this business as much as I should have - though I never quite "gave it up either".
But middling effort in the middle years meant, well, middling or declining results, and now, well, the results show.
But anyway ... I've spoken a lot about a lady named Carol.
Others too. Hehe.
Yes, so sayeth the man "with no sex life": - "and too much of it" - depending on how you look at it, LOL!
You know what this girl Carol asked her "center" once?
(where I was badgered into doing a Sunday morning class, which to be honest I accepted only because of the girls, hehe).
Carol was a student there, that is how I initially "met" her.
I forget her face, of course, and the second time I met her she was in a mask.
So, I couldn't recognize her - and she oddly enough recongized me (HA!).
Yes, my face stands out in a crowd - always been that way - good or bad - and when Chinese immigration cannot recognize me on my passport, I've always wondered WTF.
Of course, each of my photographs is decidenly not photogenic or perhaps a lot so - depending on how you look at it (I've been accused of "Stealing pictures: too. That picture you see on the INspiratonal Fitness Recollections page - a certain idiot Maggie accused me of stealing it! LOL).
I forget her face (Carols) again - and the first time she met me outside class, was oddly enough, when she was helping me find a "cleaning lady" (not Glyn, no!).
Bozo was raising hell in "Keeping it real in China" at that point.
But I couldn't recognize her, and she giggled.
'I like it when my teacher recognizes me!'
This girl Carol till date has been one of the two women - or perhaps the only one - that without trying (I doubt she knew it herself) BROKE through the wall (in many regards) that I built around myself from a very young age, and let nary a person through.
And she did it so damn expertly, no wonder it happened and turned out the way it did.
but anyway, she asked the "boss" at the learning center this behind my back (when she thought I wasn't looking).
"How can he be native English speaker, his skin not white color, he brown!"
(right down to the grammar. LOL)
Now, credit to her - after "three months with me" - she was speaking English better than me perhaps, a better "education" than she could ever have paid for if you get my drift. Hehe.
As she later said.
"Because I have no choice!"
She didnt. Hehe. I spoke English to her, none of the sissy crap about "I'll learn your language Ma'am" like a lot of Bozos keep doing.
Nothing wrong with learning another language, but, well, you know how it goes!
That question by itself, of course sums up exactly what I hate most about ESL, other than the Bozos there, and why I dont do it despite being propositioned almost daily to do it (big bucks).
It's not so much about the moronic factor - well, it IS.
I can't stand FOOLS.
It's about the disrespect too.
And when I Do this business, or any others I do?
Most people that buy my books do so either to "enjoy them" - or because (mostly) they want to LEARN the skills I have.
"you can do things people can't, but want to, which is why people buy your books".
and there endeth the discussion.
And a few idiots, Bozos and price shoppers aside - most of you?
Thats what it boils down to, plain and simple.
You buy my stuff and learn from me - not because of the color of my skin or how long my hair or what not is, or how many hills I climbed (well, thats MAYBE one reason, hehe) - or how many women I've been with - or how many beersI downed - or ... well, you get the point.
It's a simple BUSINESS transaction based upon MUTUAL RESPECT!
And thats what I always wanted to do all my life.
Hence, I never stuck around in any job for long at all.
My trading, my business here, the other things I write - people could give a rip less (i.e. real customers) about anything else other than what I BRING to the table, and thats a hell of a lot fitness wise.
And, I would never let my guard down - or my standards down.
Many women Ive been with wonder "why I dont care about them being with other men" (they think I dont know it. Hehe).
I truly dont.
Because I'm uber selective about who I really choose as a partner, as opposed to "bed fellow" if you get my drift.
And the Carol sorts don't come along too often ...
It's all about respect, to me.
And its about intelligence. (true, Carols question was rather racist and dumb, but thats China, so .. gotta make allowances. She was actually and is blazingly intelligent...) ...
And that, friend, is what I love most about doing real business.
Back soon with more... !
Those long hot summers, those little birds (I forget the name) that trill ONCE in the heat and stop - I just heard one of them now. Celestial sign? I think SO!
Marc the African Silverback Gorilla often had this to say when we were discussing "TIC" *this is China".
"What you gonna do" he'd often say. Hehe.
Which he was right, a lot of the "This is China" things... there's not much "a single person" can do.
It's about collective thinking, when peoples mindset as a WHOLE changes - right down to the idiocy about skin color, foreign devils, dancing monkeys, idiotic rules set up to oddly enough, shoot themselves in their own feet ... and so forth.
But I dont know, to me, it's also another memory, that of my Dad's friend once telling my Mom when she was (at the age of 17, before going to college) (as usual) "stop me from drinking beer" (which I hid and did anyway - including smoke fags etc - pun intended, and not, hehe - without anyone knowing about it. I suspect Dad knew a little, but as long as Mom didnt know, he didnt give a shit either way. oddly enough Dad's house was one when he was growing up, "all was allowed"!! Mine? Think AGAIN!) ...
"How will you stop him when he leaves the house" was what this guy said.
From a lifelong drinker and smoker, and quite like an Uncle of mine who passed years ago, so SAGE!
My Mom, of course, the next day complained about it.
"What if it were his own son!"
Well, he woudl probably have said the SAME thing, friend.
True, his "own son" wasnt a rebellion "do it my way" sort.
Much like my older cousin wasnt.
And therefore, both of them were the "ideal sons" for my Mother. actually, everyone was for her - except me. Hehe. Bozo Schofield would be too, I'm sure!
But anyway ...
I remember an instance in middle school where I was WHACKED - hard - by Dad (who claimed "I should beat you with an iron rod like the police do!") when I did nothing but "push back" against an idiot girl in school taunting me.
Not being content to make me stand outside class for the whole day in the heat, apparently "she was a girl" "so she could do anything".
And of course, my mom fed into this too, and growing up, in my family, it was all about "what made Mom happy".
The sheer rage I feel NOW at it when I think?
It isn't because he was physcially stronger than me at that age (physically my Dad has never been "strong" in any which way).
It was the way in which that sort of thing shattered my self confidence.
Right from the age of 3, when my mom pushed me against the wall - three corners closing in - I still remember it - for the cardinal sin of puking in the swimming pool (havent we all done it at some point??) - at the age of 3 - right after lunch (when I told my wife, she was like "jeez, at least go a bit AFTER lunch!") ... it was always that way.
Now, why do I bring these two instances up.
Because, as I've said before, a LOT of us feel this way ...
A great customer of mine once emailed me saying he had an abusive father too - who once told him "not to take more milk" from the breakfast table.
All the abuse caught up, and this guy, at the age of 13 bopped him one straight on the NOSE.
Needless to say the abuse stopped thereafter.
My own confidence was too shattered to do even that tho, plus I was always a "small specimen" (no, Vincent, I was not always a big dude, hehe) physcially...
But it was things like "women can do it" but men can't that always amused me.
In school us eighth graders would make boobs out of handkerchiefs, we got found out.
Routine guy thing, you'd think.
Yet the hammering I used to get at home for it - oh boy!
I remember asking Abhishek Raathi, a friend of mine about it - what HE got at home.
Beyond the routine scolding, nothing.
And dont get me wrong - I Dont condone disrespect - but neither do I condone NO goose and gander.
Look, "just because he's a boy" doesnt mean he can be whacked and brutally punished - while women get away scot free.
Especially if you're a kid doing what kids do ie PRANKS!
But that was life for me growing up in a Nazi feminist household.
If physically or otherwise attacked by anyone - woman or man - or in between Bozo - I'll go after them and then some.
I could care less if they are weaker or stronger. Like Charles once famously told me.
"I dont care who they are - woman, man or child - if they deserve a whack, they're getting it".
Its sad the world has come to this, of course.
But as my own wife said, people have no feelings anymore for anything - or anyone.
And a lot of it is due to our experiences growng up and such.
But anyway ...
I grin every time I think of it "what are you going to do now" statement.
It's so fuckin true ...
And lesson herein for YOU with kids.
REmember, you can beat them NOW.
You can berate them until the cows come home!
(Speaking of which, my Mom oddly enough never said a word against the makers of the super hit Hindi Film Khalnayak which WOMEN loved too! - which really made the "boobie" thing popular in school at the time)
(She took it out on me though for sure!)
Anyway, you can do all that - now.
But what exactly will you do once they grow up, friend.
They're going to do what theyre going to do, and the more extreme the abuse growing up, chances are in many which ways, the more extreme the PERSON becomes.
To me, I have channeled my own "anger" into succesful businesses - and indeed, when someone attacks me, my first thought is "how can I profit off this".
And I usually DO!
But not everyone is like that.
Look at Glyn - look at the criminals globally - look at serial killers, the "worse than scum" paedophiles etc, one common thread amongst them all is a very unhappy and turbulent childhood.
And, look at the successes - a LOT of them have the same thing.
All depends on what you DO with life, and the lessons it imparts, but if you have kids, I'd say you should bear all this in mind, and then some, when dealing with them!
My Mom often asked me if "we should have let you run wild!"
Oddly enough, the fascination I had with running wild would probably never be there if that were to be the case. Hehe.
Fact, as the Bozo would say as well.
Lifelong fitnes is another lesson ya'll should impart to your kids.
And Kiddie Fitness does the trick very well indeed.
PS - Adult version of the above course here. If you want some, come GET some.
Yes, like I said - I dont know how the title got so long.
But lets talk training, let's talk books, lets talk - one of my best ever books (although I think the book on isometrics and Pushup Central would stake some serious claim to that title) ... if not THE BEST EVER - personally, if I had to choose, I'd probably choose this one just because how BRUTAL the regimes - or routines - which feel like regimes from the Colonial Era, hehe - are.
Trust me, Battletank Shoulders is the book most talk about when they talk brutal workouts.
But Animal Kingdom Workouts is equally, if not more brutal - and even quicker in terms of delivering results, and if you're sitting there thinking "it's too expensive", then you're a fool my friend, because this is one of the best books overall you can ever lay your hands on.
Here's an interesting Bozo review that came in last year ...
Badly written, boring
I keep going back to Rahul's work as I have so much money to burn. Disappointment yet again. His writing style is very poor and the content focuses only upon himself.
Now, it doesnt take a rocket scientist to guess that this is the Bozo himself writing this -the way he puts the words in the subject line of his drunken review (he got toasted one night and left a bunch of hilarious reviews that I've been exploiting ever since, hehe - always the opportunist I am) (and also an expert in how to turn a troll's game onto himself or herself in a manner that truly makes the troll feel like what he is (in this case a grade A buffoon)).
For the Bozo, yes, since it didnt involve me putting in "asses" in there (though the gorilla on the cover, well, as a 6'3" black guy "giggled" at me "some things are best left unsaid!
He also said some of my words (he was referrign to the erotica writing) made him "blush and turn pink though he was black".
Which I get, hehe.
Even the Bozo thats been downloading them off free off pirate sites or whatever hasn't complained about those books. Interesting how it works, the trolls actually buy the books they never claim to have bought, and dont buy the ones they so called troll (because the writer is so much better than they could eve be, hehe) ...
But anyway, boring? Badly written?
Most people LOVE this book - those that aren't put off by the price.
Bozo was apparently, which hey, I get. LOL.
Sitting in Mom's basement, with the plague from China havin taken his source of income i.e. scamming gullible Chinese women away, and of course yours truly calling him out and continuing to (on the Fitness Pioneer review he wept about how "what can I do to my friends!") ...
Well, whatever I do, it doesnt involve butts Glyn, hehe .
But anyway, the "content only focuses upon himself" thingie.
Lots has been made of this (in general, not my books or not).
Apparently you should focus on the reader - THEIR NEEDS , THEIR ASPIRATIONS, THEIR DESIRES.
Yet, here's the thing.
There is a difference between selling - and executing.
Yes, sales is 90% of the job.
And in sales you do precisely what I say above.
Or you'll never make a dime selling anything.
Trust me, I'm a natural born "salesman" - the REAL sort that actually sells, and sells OODLES of not just fitness books, but many others.
I've done it naturally - I;ve HAD to - since I was born!
But in the book???
Thats the OPERATIONS SIDE OF THINGS!
I dont sell in my books, friend, unlike some other idiots (in the fitness biz too) - that "sell you other books" in their books.
Believe me, while I do have links to my other books at the end - in SOME of my books - thats the extent of it.
Yes, hell yes, I focus on not me , but what I DO in the book.
Glyn Bozo is just so stupid - but of course, for a monkey that equates teaching to showing up drunk in class, singing ABC and then pulling his pants down to take a dump right there in class (and no, I'm not making this up either - it's a TRUE tale - ask a certain "Roya" for one) ... it's all been well documented, including him getting deported, thrown out from Chuck's house in his underpants etc ... but he's just too stupid to get (and many are) - that it's about the teacher teaching, not, as in Glyn's monkey ESL jobs, the students teaching.
You learn from the MASTER.
You learn from someone that has HONED his craft to perfection - so you can hone yours.
When it's time to learn, you shut your yap - and LEARN - unless it's time to ask questions, which I encourage all the time in any class I teach, have ever taught, or will teach.
REAL questions, not Glyn"s "Madam can you show me your soles" idiocy.
Apparently according to him another reason beyond his wild fetishes is "my feet are like a girls'" (Glyn told me that).
Like, Glyn, really, who cares... and back to his nonsensical reviews..
I mean, it's stupid - without telling you what I do - and how I train - how would you learn from me?
Bloody obvious, I'd say, the Bozo missed the train on that one, as he does all the time (though whether the train ever showed up is debatable).
And it is only by focusing on how I do things that I can focus on YOU - and tell YOU what to do - therefore focusng on YOU - to get in the best shape of your life.
It's so simple.
Glyn Bozo clearly doesnt know what training means (which I get - for him the tongue in ass is the only training he does).
And neither can he differentiate between fiction and INSTRUCTIONAL MANUALS...
Anyway, why me say it.
Here's another review that truly NAILS it ...
YET ANOTHER MASTERPIECE
This is one of your best books to date, clearly you understand what it takes to create the perfect beast.
Mastery of one's own bodyweight is so much more important than some random goal of adding 10kg to your bench press.
Moving your bodyweight with strength, grace and power is how the human animal was built to move.
People, do yourself a favour and buy this book and learn the lessons in it so you too can join the ranks of the superhumans. Yet another masterpiece Rahul.
Glyn Schofield, you're a clown and quite clearly you've never worked out in you pathetic little life, because if you had you'd know what's important in a "training book" which is the training information it supplies not whether it has typographical errors, "I mean come on man training books are about training not writing style".
Now, that my friend, is a real review - and the bolded parts are what you should pay attention to - and if I had to really, really give you "why you should get this book" in a few words - THAT is the reason - or those are the reasons why.
Or, you could read the LONG list here...
And while the sales letter may have Tai pos, the book, probably not. Hehe. Though there might be the odd one, I dont know, and I dont care.
Because "dats not"what it's about, friend.
OK, enough talk from me.
Just man up and GET the book already, a lot of you just keep looking at PRICE, I dont get why.
you want it, you know it.
I know it.
And it's one of the best fitness investments you could ever make.
So, just "effing" do it...
The chant just gets louder, doesnt it?
Me, me, me ...
It's always all about the person saying it.
Never about what anyone else might think - or not - or never about how the person himself or herself treats other people, and always about "this is ME! He (or she) better put up with it - or else!"
As of late, this line seems to have become even popular than the line above -
"I dont run after people!"
"Whoever comes into my life comes, whoever goes, goes. It's up to them, never ME!"
Which is fine until a point, but people have been taking it to giddy limits over the past few years, and it's only increasing NOW (when it should be the opposite).
Look, it's fine to put yourself first. You SHOULD.
Yet, there is a line, often a fine line between narcissism which can spiral into an extreme version before you know it - and putting yourself first.
There is an even finer liner beyond NOT letting other people be a drain on your time and energy - and not letting yourself be controlled or taken advantage of - and doing the same thing to others, or worse.
There is a fine line again, between wanting RESPECT - for you - but being disrespectful to others.
A pet peeve of mine is when people dont get back to me.
It's only gotten WORSE over the years, and it aint just me either.
You send someone a message - they dont reply.
You send them emails - repeated emaijls - they dont reply.
When they finally find time in their so called busy schedules (busy watching inane soap operas all day or the male equivalent) - they'll reply with annoyance at your asking mildy "well, why didnt you get back to me".
Apparently getting back is about "me" and "when I feel like it!" and "I'll get back when I can!" and "if you dont like it, get out of my life!"
Sad it's come to this.
Whatever happened to basic human decency?
This afternoon, I was wondering what happened to a person whose always been fairly good about getting to me via email.
She's disappointed me - as I eventually figured she would - i.e. the same "no response", and no, in case you're thinking, ain't nothing romantic or near about involved here.
If I ask her, I'm sure she'll get back with "I'm sorry". Or, "I need time off from the world!"
OR, her latest and most inane excuse "I blocked my email accidentally!"
When the truth is, she's frustrated about something, and just doesnt want to reply - but Jay Roy, a guy I once worked with (a conman who was from Cameroon and pretended to be from the US, though anyone with half a brain could see right thru it, but then again, not many people at that workplace had anything resembling a brain to begin with so they thought anyone who wore their hat backwards and used the term "whatsup boy" in a made up voice was a rap star or some rubbish) had the following to say about this.
Send them a red packet, see how quickly they reply!
I.e. send them China's version of digital money. Hehe.
But really, it's pathetic.
Like I said, one thing to stand up for yourself, be yourself, and NOT letting others dictate to you how to live life.
Quite another to lose all sense and sight and even smell, if there is a such thing of human DECENCY ..
Rise up, folks, rise up, I grow weary of saying it.
ah, I get it.
No-one cares anymore, right ?
Well, you SHOULD care.
Anyway, thats that from me.
Remember, folks, the BEST damn fitness system is waiting for you - a system that alongwith the stellar and ONE OF ITS KIND videos (nothign like this out there) will get you in the best shape of your life - in your living room.
No, it aint just pushups and squats, no, you cannot Google it and find it, no I dont provide "teasers" except on You Tube (i can just see people typing it in Google for "freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" hehe) and so forth.
Did I answer all your objections as yet?
I thought so.
If not, let me know what I missed, and it shall be covered.
And, that said, now the "call to action" for YOU - right HERE.
PS - Another pet peeve of mine is idiots trying to constantly draw me into conversation with the "how are things" line - when they have no real intention of asking me how things are - its always to talk about them.
I've lost track of the number of people who equate friendship with "shoulder to cry upon", but "never reciprocate".
Sad it has come to this, aint it.