As I grapple with an increasingly annoying web host who is seemingly doing all they can to (try and) RUIN the 0 Excuses Fitness biz (there’s a reason I use the term “ruin”, and I’ll elaborate on why beneath) – I’d like to talk about something else.
I don’t know if it’s a trend these days or what, but every time I bring up a problem with regard to anything – I’m given the standard stock response of “Sorry for the inconvenience” (I can almost see their grubby little fingers typing that response out as I type!) – and then after that this little gem!
No-one ever has any problems with us! It’s just you!
And lest you think it is just this web host, think again,
Think SEVERAL times.
I’ve been through a lot of web hosts, good and bad – and the ones for the fitness biz have always started out as great, and then (after they had my business) became the exact opposite and worse.
But I must admit THESE guys (and I won’t name and shame them for now here – but I’ve done so elsewhere) – take “poor service” to giddy limits.
Some guy at their customer service center coolly re-directed the domain to a competitor website – amazingly enough (or not!) with NO prior authorization from my end.
That’s right. They didn’t even bother asking!
Like a schoolboy doing all he can to “get the issue resolved as quickly as possible before the customer finds out”.
Before that, they renamed a few files on the 0 Excuses Fitness website to “Hello World”, and got back to me claiming the issue was fixed.
When I raise tickets, try and talk to them – the works – you guessed it – crickets.
I just wrote a lengthy two page post on this so won’t get into it again, but here’s the point I’m trying to bring up.
MANY companies are like this. It seems to be a “shame the customer” technique that may work for idiots, but it don’t work for anyone that has half a brain.
In China, my internet service provider often tells me the same thing when I complain about spotty internet at times.
“It’s just you! No-one else has complained!”
And yet when the dude who fixes it comes to my house to repair the connection, his phone is ringing off the hook with dozens of customers complaining about – you got it – the same damned issue.
And my Chinese internet service provider is not nearly, nowhere NEARLY as bad as these web hosts I’ve got now.
Anyway, end of rant there – and I’m not sure when the 0 Excuses Fitness site will be back.
We might just have to move hosts – YET AGAIN. Last major move was in 2014, and it looks like 6 years down the line, another one is in store.
No big deal. Happens. Hehe.
But the point is this, my friend, and it holds true for fitness too – it ain’t just you.
There are tons of people trying to get in shape – just like you.
There are tons of people dealing with the nonsense spouted by the so called gurus and experts on fitness that are getting nowhere quick – just like you!
And there are tons of people that don’t know how to engage in routines like the ones I wrote about yesterday on this here site . . .
It ain’t just you, and that is why I created the members only forum on 0 Excuses Fitness. Go right HERE to become a member (once the damn site is back up again that is).
And on that note, it’s off to deal with the increasingly recalcitrant web host . . .
P.S. – Contact me directly in case you’re on the outlook for products etc, and I’ll have to process the orders manually in that case. No problem though – go for it – I’ll be happy to serve ya that way too! ?
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 ….
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Last year was a time I was guilty of not devoting as much time to this here business as I should have.
And for good reason in ONE way, I suppose. I was involved in a new venture at the end of 2018 which took off pretty quickly, but as they say and as a client from THAT job way back in the day once told me (I think I was 27 at the time, and my web development business, something I was into at that time was going OK).
“Good to know your business is going ok, Rahul! Far better to be slow and steady than be the rocket ship that takes off, crashes and burns . . . “
There was more, but that was the gist of it.
That client taught me a lot (I should say dealing with that client, actually) about life – sales- communication – and while a lot of my writing ability was obviously something I’ve honed myself as well as my unique style (as a subscriber recently pointed out) – SOME of my negotiation skills were learnt on the job – by negotiating with a person who was BETTER at it at that time than yours truly was, hehe.
Or was he?
He once told me,
“Rahul, you were the only one that could SELL me the project!”
‘Tis true, my friend. ‘Tis true and there are more details in the book right HERE.
Now, on to last year (again).
I was giving my friend Dwayne a bit of background on the fitness biz and he was giving me some real world useful pointers on it, which I gladly took on board.
Dawyne’s a sensible man that has been there and done that, and any advice he gives you has been “tempered” by the fires of life - - and you KNOW that if a man has been there and done it, and then talks about it (much like I myself do) then I’m more than willing to be the ear that listens and learns.
We never know everything . . .
Anyway, I was not devoting as much time as I should to this here business and Dwayne gave me this little bitty wisdom that slipped through the cracks as it were.
Just post something everyday, Rahul.
Even if you’re not really going full bore, that’s fine. Just keep posting, and eventually . . .
Curiously enough this was advice I was following FULL TIME since 2017 for 0 Excuses Fitness (and back in the day for rahulmookerjee.com) but yet, despite it having brought success, I “put it on the back burner” temporarily.
We often stop doing those very things that make us successful, my friend. In an insidious and “back door” manner (no pun intended) something else creeps up that takes center stage, then something else and something else, and before we know it, we forget that we’re not doing what we were cut out to do.
Napoleon Hill said the same thing when his inner voice told him he was being a stubborn student, and told him that the reason for his recurring disappointments were his lack of persistence in following through with what was truly his “mission in life”.
You have been a stubborn student! Learn this lesson once and for all, that you will find happiness only by helping OTHERS find it!
And there’s more to that story that I’ve gone over before so I wont get into it again now. Maybe another email.
Point being this.
Doings something everyday IS what it’s all about.
The little gains do add up over time.
PERSISTENCE, truly IS to man’s character what carbon is to STEEL!
And if there is one major quality that seperates the true achievers from the rest, it is this.
The SAME principle applies in terms of fitness.
I’ve often said that it’s like putting money into a bank account.
One excellent workout after the other. Or perhaps 5 excellent workouts in a week, and that one day you don’t “feel like it” you go light – feel great later – and you still put something in the bank.
You wouldn’t stop putting money in the bank would you?
Well, then why not do the same thing with fitness my friend?
Believe me, the gains DO add up over time – with compound interest at that!
And that’s today’s message. For more such wisdom – hark on over here and get the 0 Excuses Fitness System NOW.
No, it ain’t “free”. No, there aren’t any discounts (unless you’re really serious and in that case shoot me an email and we’ll see what we can do). But it’s stuff that WORKS, my friend. Truly does. For the doers only though, as I’ve said many times before!
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As the violence on the streets rages on throughout the U.S., one has to stop and ask the very pertinent question . . . At what point is ENOUGH ENOUGH?
I don’t care if you’re talking protests (which probably started out as peaceful and then descended into the chaos we see now) or anything else – there is a limit to everything.
Was the killing of George Floyd WRONG?
Should we take action against the guilty officer(s)?
That one is so obvious I’m not even going to dignify the question with a response . . .
But again, and I want to ask people – at what point is enough enough?
Do we simply burn the entire country down to the ground because of the actions of a certain group of people (a MINORITY)?
Do the actions of ONE guilty cop speak for ALL?
I can tell you one damn thing – cops in general have a tough job to do, and (at least in the U.S.) they do it exceedingly well for the most part (and I’m not talking the exceptions to the rule).
I remember one night I was walking back on campus (when I was in college) to my dorms (late at night, around 4AM or so) after an all night programming session, and was stopped by an officer asking to see my ID.
No reason given. None at all.
And yet, the WAY in which he said it was so friendly that I had no option but to pull out my ID’s – both of them, hehe, and show it to him.
“Here you go man”, I said.
“Thanks man”, he replied, handing one of my ID’s back. “I just wanted the student ID”.
He made a quick call.
“Ok, sir, sorry to bother you!” and off he went . . . or was about to, until I spoke again.
“Don’t worry about it buddy. I’m not doing drugs or anything. Got enough on my plate to worry about!”
The officer laughed back, shook my hand, and off he went.
Flash back to another scene outside the dorms where I lived on campus when the cops once “asked me to wait outside” before entering the building.
Being I was in a rush, this ticked me off a bit, but just a little.
I asked why.
“Because someone that looks Hispanic like you just committed a robbery and ran” was the non committal response.
Ok, no problem.
In another 10 minutes or so, the officers apparently figured I wasn’t the one, hehe, and said I could leave, while apologizing again.
And I did so.
And the above two are cases that could easily have gone down as “tragic” or at the very least “racial discrimination” cases.
I COULD have jumped up and down about “racism”, if you think about it, and yet, that would be the last thing I’d do.
Things happen for a reason. People say what they do and think what they do for a reason. And while blanket categorization ain’t right, try telling that to the cop who has to solve a crime – or detain a person – often in the spur and HEAT of the moment – with weapons and much else involved.
Sometimes, you just have to co-operate with the cops, and in the vast majority of the “tragic” events, I’ve seen evidence that the person didn’t co-operate at some point.
Am I saying what happened was right?
Am I saying stopping me on campus on “suspicion” was right, and that my white buddy at the time wasn’t stopped?
But things happen, my friend. And for a reason.
And when things descend to the levels that businesses and normal life across the nation is being destroyed, then it’s time to call a spade a spade and call the people engaging in said activities what they ARE – that being domestic terrorists.
There is NO excuse for the looting and vandalism (and destruction of businesses owned by people of all colors, my friend – in some cases businesses that took years to build).
Hate does NOT go away with more hate (see what Martin Luther King had to say on that).
And while Prez Trump is being pilloried as usual for his statements on bringing the military in – well – to those that are pillorying him – WHERE do we draw a line in the sand?
Obviously the States have not been able to control what is happening, and keep it within LIMITS.
Do we just let the entire country descend into mass chaos and anarchy (not to mention the COVID crisis which hasn’t really been solved as of yet – and no I ain’t advocating more lockdowns!)?
I think NOT.
I think there is a limit to everything, and someone needs to take a stand, and I personally am glad Donald Trump has taken a stand – albeit an unpopular one (but sometimes, as Alan – a guy on my list – once said “unpopular is often what needs to be DONE”).
And so it goes with fitness too my friend.
Sometimes, you have to take a look at that expanding girth – waistline – and “gluteneous maximum of plenty” and declare that “enough is enough”.
Sometimes, you just have to stand up and say that TODAY is the day I’m going to start to change my life – both fitness wise – and OVERALL!
And sometimes, in fact often times, you need to draw a line in the sand, and say enough is enough, and the change – back to positive – begins NOW.
Or ask yourself the question I posed above.
And that, my friend, given what is going on globally seems to be about as pertinent of a topic I could talk about today.
Back with more later!
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On another site (well, the 0 Excuses Fitness site) I wrote about being roundly trolled a few years ago – as well as of late when I posted about my fitness stuff, articles etc.
One fine gentleman on Facebook went so far as to say “You’re a narcissistic little thing!”
And while the comment was more of a hissy than anything else (another one of those that made me spit out my puh er cha as I was drinking as I pictured the tub of lard behind the computer screen writing the comments) – did I get “annoyed”?
Or disturbed? Or worried about my “reputation being slandered” (as a friendly recently wrote about)?
Not at all, my friend.
If you want to troll me, well, I ain’t a hard man to find.
And it’s been going on for YEARS to be honest, hehe. I just haven’t paid much attention it until a few years ago (and the only reason I DID pay attention then was because that happened with a guy who myself and Charles (my friend) tried to HELP – the latter on numerous occasions).
A guy who stole money numerous times from Charles (who though I disagree with on everything is a hard working man in his own right and not one of the freebie seekers I write about so often).
A guy that contacted Alan, a good man and business contact of mine and attempted to troll him with comments about my ethnicity etc . . .
A guy that showed up half drunk in Charles’s house, stole money, hit on his girlfriend (other wierd stuff you do NOT want to know about), apparently made a royal pest of himself throughout his stay (don't ask hehe) and was found apparently lying outside in his underwear or something from the picture I was sent. LOL again.
A guy that was reportedly deported from China (and knowing what I do and the proof I have, it wouldn’t be surprising if it was due to drugs, and if so, he’s damned lucky they didn’t do away with him period – with their zero drug tolerance policy and what not, and I daresay in his case it wouldn’t be an entirely bad thing, hehe).
Anyway, such is the nature of online trolls my friend, and while the lady that wrote to me was apparently very upset about being trolled (as is happening to her now, and I suspect the first time), I wrote back and advised her NOT to worry about it.
There will always be people who don’t like you, my friend.
And anytime you’re trying to break out of the herd, or have DONE so – remember the bucket of crabs analogy (and I am referring to myself here, not the lady that contacted me), you’ll be routinely trolled, castigated, have abusive comments hurled at you, and worse.
Napoleon Hill once wrote about persistence being necessary for any sort of success.
As he said, persistence is to the character of man what carbon is to steel – and to this I’d add being thick skinned. Hehe. It simply IS a pre-requisite for any sort of success, and funnily enough, as I keep getting trolled, the number of BUSINESS opportunities available to me keeps increasing.
In this economic climate, supposedly “down” and the worst in recent history, I’m getting offers for . . . no less than INVESTMENT in my products.
Yes, that’s right my friend.
And more. The sales just keep shooting through the roof, and as I wrote about before – embrace the trolls, my friend. They truly are there for a reason, hehe.
As for HOW to respond to trolls – or even IF – well, that’s a topic for another email and one MANY are interested in. Watch this space – I’l be coming out shortly with an email on that too, hehe.
In the meantime, don’t forget that the best way to banish negativity out of your life, period is by ignoring the trolls – and getting in great, great workouts on a regular basis. Pick up your copy of the 0 Excuses Fitness System right now, and get started today!
P.S. – Take a gander too, for those of you that seem to be “unable to land the girl you want”, hehe at this course right here - - Advanced Hill Training
Several things are, actually.
The first being a comment from my coon ass friend Rueben (remember him, hehe) who I was once discussing being FAT with, and he made the following comment in a sage manner like only HE could . . .
You know you’re too fat when you look down and your belly is so big you can’t see your dyck!
LOL. But true, if you think about it . . .
Then of course, that old Chinese saying I’ve spoken about before.
“Ren Pang Qiu Dian”
(fat man have small penis)
And I’ve explained this one before too, hehe.
And last, but not least, an ex girlfriend of mine way back in the day
“You want . . . again??” she said, a horrified look on her face. “Third time!”
Well, not horrified - - but, you get the drift! Hehe. ‘Twas but a few hours between . . . and while I ain’t gonna go there, you know what I mean!
Anyway, where am I working up to with all this garbage you might ask?
I don’t know, my friend. Well actually I do and I’ll tell ya once I stop cackling . . .
You on this list will recall that a subscriber wrote to me asking about certifications etc, and got an answer detailing my thoughts on the matter.
And after all was said and done and the dust settled, I got a response that made my jaw literally drop with amazement (and a chuckle or two ensued).
I didn’t think it would lead to this after his comments on my “style being unique”, and me saying “as it should be, hehe”.
i need to be more man. my wife thinks im too little and i dont think she wants to sex with me anymore. i need to save my family
This response floored me. LOL. For a while I didn’t reply, and then I sent this back –
Get on a manly exercise routine then. You'll FEEL more manly straightaway, not to mention LOOK more manly . . .
Now, I can’t say if it’ll make the size of his you know what increase, and we better not go there, but the point stands!
My exercises DO increase libido my friend – and DO make you look – and FEEL a lot better.
Its all in the mind and at the end of the day, I’ve always felt vastly energized after a quick workout burst - -even if it’s just five or ten minutes during a workday, and so will YOU, my friend.
And yes, certain exercises do contribute more to blood flow to the nether regions than others . . .
Here they are, in no real order . . .
The exercises in Advanced Hill Training
The BEST darn exercise ever.
Pretty much MOST if not all of the pushups I teach you in Pushup Central
Pull-ups, and more . . .
Get good, real good at any one of a combo therein of these exercises, and it’s pretty much a given that your libido will shoot through the roof – not to mention your FAT LEVELS which will go down so drastically that youll wonder what you’ve been waiting for all this “here” while. Hehe.
And that’s that for now. I’m out!
P.S. – I can’t promise that the size of your “wang doodle” will increase on my exercise, but you WILL understand the truism of “Ren Pang Qiu dian” . . . as you see the fat melting away, you’ll naturally see more of what matters, and so will your S.O (insert gender of choice, hehe). ‘Tis but a fact. And to get on them fat blasting routines go HERE to get Advanced Hill Training – and get started – NOW!
P.S #2 – Don’t forget too, to pick up a copy of the best selling 0 Excuses Fitness System (I haven’t mentioned increased libido specifically as a side benefit of these exercises, or even a main one, but it’s very much a real benefit!).
P.P.S – Too funny, hehe.
. . . I probably won’t be.
And these days, no matter how many times you message me or pester me up and down, chance are I simply either won’t reply or I’ll block you and delete you off my list or whatever for good.
In the past I’d sometimes relent on this particular policy of mine . . . ALWAYS and ALWAYS to be disappointed that I did. If my gut told me that a certain piece of communication was to be ignored, and if I ignored my gut – guess what eventually happened.
I got burnt.
Anyway, what do I mean. Why exactly am I saying this?
Well, it’s simple . . .
I don’t know if y’all remember this, but a while ago I wrote about a person that took trolling me to a whole new personal and racist level.
He was basically using the “can a non white person be American” garbage “logic” to troll me and while I initially got pissed off, I later just did what I do now up and ignore it (actually, I PROFIT from it too, hehe, but that’s a different story and one I believe I will talk about soon on the other site ?).
And though he himself up and blocked him after verbally abusing me online, he’s back as of now, and he’s been trying to get in touch with me with a friend of mine.
A good friend . . . with whom I rarely if ever see eye to eye on anything , hehe.
And when I received said message from my friend, I didn’t respond (for obvious reasons).
But I didn’t block him. OR delete him. Or put him on permanent ignore. Or anything . . .
Despite all our numerous disagreements he’s actually a smart dude that chooses to support the wrong people and take the wrong path in life, but hey, he probably thinks that about me too. And I’d be the LAST person to tell him that he didn’t have the right to live his life the way he wants though.
Not so with the other dude though.
And once it became nigh apparent that I wasn’t going to “forgive him” (a trollish way indeed of saying “lets start wasting time with meaningless conversations again”) he started trying to get in touch with me – again through other channels.
Namely, a girl named . . . ah, I won’t name her, but let me just say that the two of them “know” each other and the shenanigans they got up to – well, I won’t mention them here, but they’re not for the faint hearted to be honest (no, nothing R rated as far as I know, but on the scale of “how the hell can someone be so DUMB”).
And as far as I’m concerned, the reason she’s persona NON GRATA is because she contacted me a few years ago asking me to build her a website . . . for . . . you guessed it.
And while I politely declined, I never spoke to her after that (again, for obvious reasons) .
And as of late she’s back with a vengeance, much like dude I’m talking about is.
Probably the lockdown (though I hear the U.K. is technically and finally starting to get out of lockdown, hehe) and probably boredom from having no job or worthwhile means of employment and trolling outta Mama’s basement, or Cheung King mansions in Hong Kong, or the “government homes” (as dude puts it – apparently he’s on some sort of government welfare or what not after (again, apparently) getting kicked out of China) . . .
But whatever it is, it started with a lengthy Facebook message which I’d post here, but I deleted instantly.
Then this email a few days later –
My name is <I’m being kind, so I won’t name and shame> (I'm sure you've heard plenty about me!)
Can we talk please?
I need to talk to you about something. It's very important.
Please Email me back on this Email Address, which is: <bleep>
Look forward to hearing from you.
Many Thanks, <name withheld>
The subject line of the email was this “Hello Rahul. We Need To Talk Please?!”
If there ever was a limit to which the nutjobs can go to to WASTE time, I’m yet to see it. Hehe.
This lady (I’m using the term very sparingly, mind you) writes lengthy emails and Facebook messages to me and deliberately hangs out bait to the order of “we need to talk” when I don’t know her from Adam (or Eve).
At least I knew the other dude. With this gal, no way, Jose – all I know is what I heard from other dude, and the less I heard on that front the better. Believe me, you DO NOT want to know some the “shyt” (literally!) she got into . . .
Why not simply use the email or Facebook message to just up and TELL Me what she wants?
Ah, but that’s because she knows my response to the freebie seekers, lookie lous, Tom tommers and retards in general . . .
But she’s trying to get one last little time wasting dig in anyway.
Nice try, but no dice, but on that note though, it must be said that on occasion I do forget to get back to GENUINE emails – sometimes because I’m just too busy to do so – and sometimes because well, there are only 24 hours in a day and I only have 10 quick little fingers, and even those aren’t enough at times.
As I state on my sites, if the question warrants it I’ll reply through my email list for all to see.
And sometimes even if it doesn’t, hehe, if just to showcase the pure and utter idiocy people find the time to get up to.
Anyway, last, but not least, if you’ve emailed me and I have not responded within 24 hours (and if its something genuine), please DO BY ALL MEANS send me a follow up email ,and I’ll get back to you asap. Sometimes, there is just too much to do in any certain day!
And that, my dear reader is THAT. I’ll be back with more “explosive stuff” soon, hehe.
P.S. – The best darn fitness system on the planet is the 0 Excuses Fitness System, and I’ve even gone to the length and trouble of (nah, no trouble, hehe, I’m willing to bend over backwards and then some for you real customers out there) putting together a FAQ section in terms of all the questions I routinely get asked. Check it out – and if you have more questions ,shoot me an email, and we’ll gof rom there!
P.S #2 – Ditto for handstand pushups, pull-ups etc. I have books I sell SEPERATELY on Amazon with regard to ONLY AND ONLY frequently asked questions for these great exercises) – but if you buy through the website, I’ll include them for you at NO EXTRA COST along with your regular download. Check it out, and let me know your thoughts!
P.P.S – Stay tuned for how a certain little article I posted literally caused my site views (across the Internet, not just my own site) to shoot through the proverbial ROOF and them some, hehe.
Amidst the rising animosity between the US and China (and no, I’m not going to use the term “superpower” for the latter half of that equation, hehe) – something came to mind.
Something that everyone knows, and precious few people actually SAY it – mostly because they’re too SCARED of censure – or worse.
Something China related. Though I love the country for the good things it has, I have to be fair and call a spade a spade, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today. If that ain’t your cup of tea, go elsewhere, but this needs to be said, and I’m damn well going to say it.
Every time the U.S. or any other country makes a mistake – or does something right, or does anything, for that matter, we have dozens of people yelling up and down to support either side of the “Argument” or what was done right – or wrong.
And that’s great. Such as it should be in a democracy.
But yet, when the topic comes around to CHINA, and when (for example) I as a foreigner say or post something about China that doesn’t fit in with the “bleating sheep” mentality that the Chinese have instilled in their own populace and that the current crop of expats there seem to have happily picked up – what happens?
The exact opposite of what you might expect.
Apparently its “kosher” to say anything – either positive or derogatory about ANY country – but when it comes to China, somehow we need to treat the rogue nation with kid gloves?
Let’s get this straight folks, the current mess all over the world was created by ONE country, and we all know deep down inside regardless of our political affiliations WHO created it (and if you don’t then you fit the “bozo” category to be honest).
And as Donald Trump has been saying all along (actually, people with any sense were saying it long before he did) – China has been systematically looting, copying and pillaging the world’s resources – physical, digital and otherwise in order to make gains for itself, and no-one else.
Take the current border stand off with india.
The Chinese go apeshit when the Indians build roads inside THEIR OWN territory and amass troops and make silly, bellicose claims of “humiliating India again” (newsflash – there were REASONS for the 1962 defeat of India, and it ain’t what most people think i.e. the PRC didn’t necessarily have military superiority even back THEN).
Same thing with Vietnam and their water. Or the disputed islands near the Phillipines, and ditto for Tibet, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and all the other regions they’ve forcibly or otherwise crept into.
And it’d be one thing if they did it for the common good. It’s a fact, for example, that people shy away from – is that when the U.S and West in general does well, the rest of the CIVILIZED world does well.
NOT so for the People’s Republic, my friend. Not so at all.
And the most irritating part is that when someone says something about it, the Chinese as a whole, and indeed the foreign parrots there (stooges it seems to me, some of them, the way they denigrate their OWN nations that are HELPING then and blindly tom tom the Chinese) rise “up” (I use quotes for a reason).
“How dare you say anything against China”
And funnily enough, this isn’t just Chinese people we’re referring to here.
Hey, by all means say what you like about my country or any other. Have your own thoughts and opinions, and what not.
But if you throw a hissy when the other person responds in kind – then there is ONE term for that- hypocrite – with a capital H.
OK, enough of that.
But it applies to fitness as well if you think about it.
The gym bros, for instance, see fit to strut up and down tom tomming their show muscles all day long “for the girls” (that don’t really care, hehe) and that’s fine.
But when you do the same, and go to a gym, for instance, and sieze a vacant spot and start doing your pushups, for instance, what happens?
You’ll have everyone and their Mama coming up to you offering you advice – mostly all unsolicited as I’ve written about before.
And God Forbid you talk about their gym. Their holy grail as it were (much like the PRC seems to be for most of the expats still there).
And that’s today’s rant, my friend.
Might not be a “pretty” thing to say, but it’s TRUE.
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(I was going to send out another communication unrelated to what is beneath – but after seeing the madness going on, I felt compelled to write and send THIS).
I’ve always been a brutally outspoken guy, and have never made any apologies about BEING THAT way.
I’ve said it like it is – both to people in person and online, and the vast majority of folks out there probably (as my buddy Michael once told me, hehe) “hate my guts” for doing so.
And yet, the fact is this – there ARE people out there who YES, even in today’s politically correct sissified world believe in SAYING IT LIKE IT IS, and then some.
And so it should be, as it reduces the chances of confrontation later, and as I deal with a personal situation at home with my spouse that is getting increasingly ugly by the day, this point really hits home (as well as what I said about them “balances coming due” as Emerson said . . . and about 2020 truly being the YEAR of the survivor).
I was roundly mocked for making those comments by a certain section of people out there, but I hear crickets chirping very loudly now . . .
Anyway, what happened to George Floyd is just plain wrong . . . but here is a counter point, my friend.
All too often, the cops are roundly blamed with doing their job – a tough job as it were, and WHY certain things happen in the heat of the moment are either not looked at, or glossed over.
For instance, the surveillance videos do not appear to show the black man (can I even use that term? Hehe – it seems everything is so racially charged these day) resisting arrest, there are also several points in the video where his interactions are NOT shown.
At least, that seems to be the case from what I can tell. If I’m wrong, someone please correct me.
As many know, I went to school wayyyy back in the day in Hattiesburg, MS – and Petal is a city quite close to that.
The Petal Mayor has come out and said
“if he can say he can breathe, then he was breathing”.
A most idiotic statement ever, and I’m not sure if the man is doing his own version of “stirring the pot” (and if that IS the case, it is reprehensible to say the least) - - but he later defended his words by saying he didn’t mean what he said literally . . . and, well, what I said above.
Well, if he didn’t mean to say that – why did he?
The UNJUST death of anyone, black, white or whichever race you look at is a travesty, my friend.
And I’m fully in SUPPORT of a very through investigation into the matter, and taking ACTION against the guilty COP regardless of his COLOR.
But here’s the point.
The cop may be wrong. Agreed (or he may be exonerated later, I don’t know).
Do we simply stoop down to hooliganism and LOOTING on a grand scale to protest something like this??
Does burning down police stations and Target stores in any way bring the man back – or even honor his memory??
Donald Trump was RIGHT when he said “if there’ll be looting, we’ll start the shooting” – because INNOCENT lives and livelihoods are being destroyed in the process.
Anyway, point being, you may ask?
Well, that these sort of hidden animosities, be they racial, or community, or between PEOPLE themselves often fester beneath the surface and it takes nary but a spark to set the FLAMES off (and no, I ain’t saying the man’s death should be glossed over, and if the cop was wrong, then he was WRONG!).
Thing is though ,cops are usually under immense pressure, and . . . people think what they do for a reason, and ah, but I’m not going to open that Pandora’s box my friend.
All I’ll say is this – honest communication without any sort of bullying or strings attached (and acceptance of whoever is WRONG) is what is needed to move past any sort of disagreement on any sort of scale.
And if brutal honesty ain’t the way to go here, I don’t see what is.
The above may come across as meaningless to most reading, but it really isn’t, if you think about it.
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Often times when you buy products online (and this holds true especially for information products) you’re not entirely sure as to whether the person is actually “doing” what they’re saying, are you?
You’re not entirely sure if the life coach you’re considering buying a book from has truly “been in the trenches” – or if he just got lucky and one of his books was picked up and got famous, and . . .
And so forth.
Now yes, we all make our own luck but this is not about that. There are many variables that contribute to ultimate and true success, and to me, one of the main things to consider is has the person been beaten down REPEATEDLY – only for it to have no impact, and the person stands back up and KEEPS on KEEPING ON?
I know of very few such cases, my friend, and the ones I DO KNOW of are the ones that ultimately succeeded – and in a lasting manner, and how.
I do not know a single successful person, for instance, who was the first to line up at the government office for their stimulus checks – all the while complaining about Donald Trump and how he’s hurting the nation, and other associated nonsense (while sucking off the very teat that he is providing).
No this isn’t about politics, but I’ve found that a vast majority of the people that “give advice” do anyting but follow their own advice – themselves, and this is TRUE my friend for people across all spheres of life, not just fitness or “life coaching”.
Well, yours truly has certainy been in the trenches and then some, and if you’ve been following my writings, you KNOW what I’m talking about!
This morning I woke up feeling great, but as I proceeded with my work, something strange happened.
The “great” feeling disappeared.
Well, it didn’t disappear so much as fade away, as I read some news (something I usually never do unless I’m bored) and I was left with a “deflated” feeling.
There have been some things going on in my life right now from a personal standpoint too that are taking “somewhat” of a toll, and yet, when I looked at myself in the mirror and said what Claude Bristol said so many years ago, I told myself I will GET THROUGH THIS.
I’ll get through what is making me “irritated” (I suppose that is the right term) at this minute, and it will PASS.
I pictured past successes.
I pictured myself climbing my favorite HILL, and doing the things I LOVE in life.
And very soon, the “descending black cloud of doom and gloom” was replaced by a neutral cloud.
I paced around the room some.
Did some pep talking.
And then . . . . dropped down, and banged out a 100 Hindu squats, making sure to focus on the DEEP BREATHING aspect of it.
And now as I sit here a good 20 minutes or so later, I’m still dripping with sweat, and I’m ready to GET HER DONE!
And that’s how it should be for you too my friend.
Visualization plus physical exercise makes an UNBEATABLE combo – and that’s what today’s missive is about!
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