I remember a conversation I had with my Dad when I was “ye small”, I believe.
I believe maybe a little more, I dont know, maybe around 13.
And given the “problem child” tag they attached to me pretty much since birth, I couldn’t help but ask.
(On that note, I recently bought a RED sweatshirt which says the following “Trouble Maker” on it. Hehe. I love being one! The next one probably will be “Rabble Rouser”, hehe.
Hey, what can I say Dad. I know you didnt bargain for me, but thats what you GOT, hehe).
Anyway, I had to ask.
“Dad, since kids are such a massive burden, why have them anyway?”
(Which actually is NOT a stupid question in this day and age, but back in his day, things were different, and in that day and age, yes, having kids was something I’d still advocate to most people for many reasons.
Now? Now, it’s entirely an individual decision I’d say, and if you dont want any, don’t have ‘em is what I’d say! Especially given how things have become in ALL regards).
“Well, it all turns out well in the end”.
I dont think so !
And while yours truly is a bit of an extreme case in that regard, I could point out plenty of “somewhat less extreme” cases where it did NOT turn out alright, especially in my own family.
And speaking of family, I believe other than my paternal grandmother and an Uncle that mysteriously “chose to go missing” are the two people I’m most directly “descended from”.
I spoke about living A frigging ALONE in the last email.
And my “first” paternal Uncle would probably understand that!
To an extent, so would the next . Hehe. He called me a caveman and a WOLF, and those were some of the best names I’ve been called, hehe. I love it!
(And it’s honest too, which I appreciate).
(At least he ASKED me about pushups. More than anyone else in my family ever did, hehe).
But anyway, point being, that FAITH is the elixir of all miracles as Napoleon Hill rightly said.
Without faith, NOTHING AT ALL will happen bro.
If you dont keep the faith, NOTHING will materialize.
But it’s REAL faith.
I spoke about blind faith in an email prior to this that people in general place in fancy degrees, jobs that “sound good” but are the exact opposite, doctors that don’t achieve any tangible results (other than substantially lightening your pocketbook every time you show up – and sometimes wrinkling their nose at you, as some have, hehe, at me. Apparently someone with a medical problem goes to a doc, and that same doc wrinkles his nose at you “becaus ehe can” and with Uncle Bob, “because she can” – and these are the people that the Bozos place their trust in. Truly sad that it’s come to this!).
And blind faith, bro, doesnt work.
Same thing for fitness, and especially fitness.
Just because everyone goes to the gym doesnt mean the gym will give you results, or you even NEED a bloody gym.
Just because the “sheeple” rant about “how your heart needs to be in the target zone for cardio” doesnt mean they’re right.
It’s usually the OPPOSITE of what most people DO normally is what is RIGHT – both in terms of life – and fitness.
Am I saying that “going against the grain” is alwayss the best idea?
Well ... YES.
In 99.99999999999% of the cases, it is.
But in that remaining 0.00001% cases, maybe not, but to be honest ... I haven’t seen a single case that qualifies int hat regard, hehe.
And thats what I gotta say for now. Have at, bro!
PS – Be sure and get a quickie in today. I will – and I mean workout, a real workout, not Scofield Quickies, hehe.
Everyone’s gone through the guilt trip part, of course – especially if you on this list is trying to DO something with your life (and most of you on the list ARE).
Or have at some point.
And of course, doing something worthwhile requires sacrifice which the indisciplined, LAZY, and “no motivation” nutzos will never understand .
They’d rather see the “bills paid now” present as opposed to see the future from a broad, overall viewpoint.
Yours truly has obviously never been that way. And it hasn’t been easy. Still isn’t (in terms of dealing with the BS sometimes, which is probably why for the most part I live ... A-frigging-LONE!).
Yes, you heard me.
Alone works best a lot of times, and especially with all the Nazi feminists running riot everywhere ...
But really guilt trips – and the other side of the coin – shaming.
When I started to write books, the reaction from family and friends was (and unfortunately, this is what happens most of the time to EVERYONE, yes, including most of the biggest successes you hear about TODAY) “You? How dare you!”
(Or, how can you!)
And hence what I keep saying about following the Napoleon Hill dictum of “Tell the world what you’re going to do, but SHOW it first!”
If you invert the order, you’re playing into their hands . . .
And the shaming part starts when the person doesnt listen to all the (usually utter hogwash and BS) advice he’s (unwanted advice at that) given.
I cannot tell you how many times thats happened to me.
But the way I see it is this, bro.
They’re going to shame you anyway (the nuts).
They’re going to guilt trip you anyway.
So ... rather than try appease a bunch of idiots and morons, why not just buckle down, take it, and keep doing your thing anyway?
Believe me, once these bozos see RESULTS in front of them, their tune will change.
And I can relate. I can relate
Not only that – what matters in life ultimately is what works for YOU.
IF writing erotica works for you, so be it.
If sitting in your man cave making money without leaving the house works for you, SO BE IT.
If working a dead end full time job turns you on ... so BE IT.
NO-ONE, I repeat, NO-ONE has the right to tell YOU how to live your life, NO MATTER WHAT THE SITUATION MIGHT BE!
Ultimately, we can only take care of others once we take care of our own selves.
And thats a truism the bozos cannot escape either.
Anyway, fitness wise the lesson is obvious.
One, do what it takes to stay in shape.
But two, and more importantly, don’t get suckered into QUITTING by the shamers, pooh poohers, and the nuts that claim “it’s their way thats the best or the highway”.
Make your OWN decision.
And base them on RESULTS.
It’s also obvious that the goops will show up saying “oh, thats childish! How could that ever work!”
Same thing for the chest puffers and handstand pushups and the profoundly idiotic bench press exercise.
Or, any decent bodyweight exercise for that matter.
Stick to your guns, my friend. You’re in it for the long haul, and for YOURSELF.
And at the end of the day, THAT is what really counts – and MATTERS!
PS – Pick up the BEST DAMNED FITNESS SYSTEM ever – right here – the 0 Excuses Fitness System.
PS #2 - And as for the idiots that talk about plans until the cows come home, and thinking about plans until they can't think no mo, and disregarding gut feeling, which at the end of the day is really what counts, here's the Tyson quote I like to pull out.
":Everyone's got a plan until ... they get PUNCHED in the mouth!"
Sage, my friend. Sage indeed!
Or something of that nature said Charles Bronson, apparently “THE” or one of the , at any rate deadliest prisoners in the UK.
I’m not going to get into what he was originally put in for, or whether or not he’s a “Reformed character” now. Thats for another day (but quite frankly I could care less either way – this is about FITNESS).
And Bronson’s a PRIME example of a truly fit, strong and rugged individual, or at least so he was when he wrote “Solitary Fitness”.
Now, the book (a friend lent it to me) wasn’t really as advaned as Id have expected.
But from a man that can reportedly “do 1700 odd press ups in an hour”, for one and knock out press -ups with “two men on his back” – amongt other mind boggling feats if the reports are to be believed, well, as I said in an email or so prior to this.
SIMPLE AND BARE BONES IS USUALLY – and often times – the very BEST !
And Bronson had this to say about “hand stand press ups” (one of his favorite exercises apparently, and I d o NOT blame him one damned bit either!)
“I love these! Every time I do ‘em, the workout is better!”
The quote isn’t verbatim, but I believe he did say that.
As probably did Herschel Walker every time he undertook a workout (before it).
As probably did Tyson.
Anyone’s that has ever done anything of NOTE in life, or fitness wise, or anything really.
You keep improving, bro.
I dont care if you add half a rep to your “10 rep pull-ups” per set for instance
Or even if you hang on for a little bit longer.
Key is improvement in some way, shape or form.
And if you ain’t improving, you ain’t doing it right bro.
Same thing holds true for cardio – or strength training – or a combo of the two if you’re doing it right (and if you are, combo is what it’s after).
Life goes one way, bro – or two.
Either UP or DOWN. No in between’s – and thats what I gotta tell you for now!
Back soon, I’m sure.
PS – Learn the KEYS that will take you to SUPER STUD level at pull-ups – keys that will BLOW your mind and exercises you’d never DREAM of in your LIFE, let alone DO – right here – Pull-ups – from STUD to SUPER STUD within a matter of WEEKS!
Just got done with a brief meditation session.
And much like my workouts, I work these in throughout the day, believe it or not.
You don’t even need a quiet place if you’re doing it right, though that helps.
And as yours truly “seer” as some have called me (perhaps they’re right)’s fingers FLY ... and my mind is so “out there” ... I gotta tell you this.
Meditation wise, most people bitch about “we’re not doing it right”.
Or question themselves 10,0000 times about it ...
Or wonder when the time will be just right ...
Brings back a time when my Mom once famously made the comment about “we should abort our kid since we weren’t fit to be parents, and other assorted rubbish about the tim enever being right”.
It’s pointless trying to reason with her.
So I didnt.
But a friend, Michael told me the following.
“I dont agree at all. The time will never be right!”
And he was RIGHT.
I would have said the same damned thing to Mom, but ...
Anyway, this ain’t about her.
It’s about just DOING THE THING!
Fitness wise, why not just get down and DO THEM darn pushups and bear crawls, and FIND OUT FOR yourself just how effective they are?
Instead of pissing and moaning about form on pull-ups, why not start by DOING what I tell you the best you can?
In terms of “Hindu pushups” being too difficult – and the form “needs to be down pat” (and it does, dont get me wrong) – again – why not just START?
Make a start, bro, and do so NOW.
That isn’t to say form don’t matter.
It DOES. BIG TIME.
But sometimes, and often times, you’re far better off just DOING THE THING as opposed to endless “rounds of questions”.
Believe me, I’ve done these exercises for damn near my whole life or so it seems, and I learn something new EVERY TIME.
Something to be learnt there,methinks.
Now – go out there – andjust do it!
PS – Pick up the BEST course on pushups right here – Pushup Central. I challenge you to find one BETTER!
PS #2 – The Bozo asked me if “really? A book on pishups?” (I’m sure he spelt it that way on purpose, hehe). Well, yes. A book on pushups bro. THE BEST EVER! GRAB IT NOW!
PPS - A customer responded to the above comment in a SAGE manner indeed by asking the Bozo how many books he'd written or what the Bozo knew about any sort of training or anything at all. No response from the Bozo, of course. Hehe. I love it.
(I'm NOT loving the Mc Donalds the Bozo so loves, tho. UGH!)
(Speaks volumes though as to why he's a fat puddle of PUDGE).
I’ve often been asked how I get so much writing done – while working out – and living a rather, as “Milan” put it STORIED life . Hehe.
(He didnt use that word, but thats what he meant).
Or, as my mother keeps saying (and it seems she secretly admires the same for certain people – but of cours enot with me, hehe. How could I ever do anything right eh) a “colorful character”.
Anyway, the key is this.
Mindset. Fitness (yes, staying fit extends way beyond the PHYSICAL and health benefits alone).
And you already know about that.
But, what you may or may NOT know is the following.
I can write to you in any “voice”, for instance.
I’v ebeen called a chameleon multiple times, and it’s true. Hehe.
Back in the day when I worked a job, and when they actually wanted PEOPLE with REAL SKILLS as opposed to disposable monkeys as the case is NOW, I’d put the following on my resume.
“Can work with many different cultures successfully”
(or a variant of that, gussied up and all)
(“Gussied” is an expression in the Southern US for those that dont know, hehe).
But anyway, the point is ...
... IN order to truly connect with anyone, you have to understand them first. How they think. How they FEEL. How they react. And so forth.
The whole she-bang.
And its part of the reason why trolling me, for instance usually doesnt just end up flat on it’s face -it (as a customer recently put it) whacks the bozos right across the face and then some.
I can write to you as a woman right now if I so choose.
Or a “sissifed” male.
Or, a “gym goer beating his chest about how the bench press is soooooo much better than handstand pushups” and that the “iron is what really counts and builds real strength”.
Man. Woman. Anything in between (I haven’t done this as yet tho, hehe).
(Because no, I dont have a biz dedicated to in betweens. LOL) .
But the point begets ...
And fitness wis,e this is why the idiots who claim “bodyweight exercises don’t build strength” or “bodyweight is only good when you cant get to the GYMMMMMMMMMM BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO” or “bodyweight exercises only build endurance” or “bodyweight exercises get you healthy, but thats it!”
The last puzzles me.
I mean, yes, they’re right on that one.
But thats not all they do.
And if bodyweight truly gets you healthy, and the other stuff doesnt really do it, why would you not want to make the switch?
Befuddles your struly!
But point is, they have NO INKLING. They’ve never ever done the thing!
The bench presser bragging about how much he can press has likely never done a decent OVERHEAD press in his life, let alone get into a handstand.
The wackos who claim they’re big and strong (but are really more FAT around the MIDSECTION than anything else) and so can’t do pull-ups - - and then claim that pull-ups dont build strength while secretly trying to do ‘em – well, the less said the better !
And so on and so forth.
Lesson in all this?
Dont’ comment unless you’ve been there and done that, bro. And most people have not.
You could, of course – but it would just make you look like an idiot.
And thats what I had to get off my chest.
It’s off now, so I’m out.
PS – Remember to pick up the BEST darn fitness system out there right HERE – the 0 Excuses Fitness System.
Well, she said “you’ll become a macaroni”.
(should have also said "soft and flabby in the middle, with nothing uip there in the noodle, hehe, much like a certain Bozo Schofield is. I can't get past that, hehe. Just hilarious his vauge and wierd and insane rants!)
To many giggles ...
And it wasn’t Ann Lee either!
Yours truly doesnt like macaroni. Even during my FAT days, I never ever had junk food (other than beer, which admittedly is junk health wise unless it’s Guiness, but hey, we all have to have our “releases”...pun NOT intended again!)
Now, she was telling my daughter that as of late.
My daughter loves junk food. Of course.
No problem there. All kids do, and they have way more leeway than us adults do, but the plague from China means kids everywhere are stuck at home.
And thats not good, bro.
I keep hearing about my daugher’s junk food habits, and how it needs to be controlled.
But try telling my mom that.
The “benovolent” grand ma taking to an extreme from what I gather.
But this ain’t about Granny either, bro.
This is about JUNK food.
The truism “garbage garbage out” is TRUE.
It holds VERY true indeed.
If you eat junk all day long, you won’t function at your best either mentally or physically.
In the Simple and Effective Diet, I give you diet tips, sure.
Which most will ignore, along with a liquid diet tip I give you ...
... but at th OUTSET of the book, I give you one of the most “mind blowing” (for most people) tips ever that will have the experts screaming bloody murder. The so called experts at least, but thos ein the know will KNOW what I BE Talking about.
It’s also the secret to my weight loss (well, a lot of it).
It’s also included FREE with a purchase of the 0 Excuses Fitness System, or you could fork out a pittance and learn what it is “on it’s lonesome” (but really, I’d rather you get the System and get it free, but you choose!).
Am I saying you can’t get in shape that way?
You CAN eat junk and still lose oodles of weight – and QUICK.
Hence another PATHBREAKING course on it – Eat more Weigh LESS.
And if you see the proof within, you’ll be convinced (in case you aren’t already, and you should be, if you know what I BE Talking about!).
Junk in, junk out.
Why not adopt all the above ALONG with a clean diet as far as possible?
Do so – writ back – and let me know!
(Be prepared to be astounded too, hehe).
PS – And no, I ain’t telling you to turn into a saint either. We all have our indulgences, and I have more than many. Moderation though, bro is KEY!
(another key that should be obvious, but isnt apparently!).
One of the silliest, in hindsight things I did when starting out in biz was neglecting the above truism.
And amazingly enough, many people with years and years of experience under their belt do the very same thing often!
Starting out, making that choice can be tough.
Do I buy the bread and cheese, or do I invest in the biz?
YES – I’ve been there.
Every successful person HAS.
And its that choice, or one of the choices at any rate that you make then that will DETERMINE whether you will ultimately go UP or DOWN.
Or, stay “middling”.
Believe me, the tough choices are what count.
When everyone around you is yelling, hollering, putting you down etc – and REFUSING to believe in what you do – and you have to make the choice.
What do you do?
You make the right choice regardless.
You think logically.
And you invest in your business above ALL if you’re serious.
Yes. ABOVE ALL!
Family. Life. EVERYTHING!
(Sure, unless the “other things” are life threatening but problem rarely are!)
We MAKE problems far bigger than they actually are, to be honest. Most of us at least ...
And believe me, when you do the right thing it comes back to you.
If you’re serious about BIZ, it will come back to you.
Same thing for FITNESS Too.
You make time to get in a workout ANYWAY, regardless of everything else.
Regardless of that nasty fight you had with your S.O. last night.
Or this morning.
Regardless of the financial situation, or perhaps abundance of it.
Regardless of the two kids lying in bed sick of the flu (I dont mean the plague!).
And so forth.
Give it time, even if it’s just TWO minutes a day.
And believe me, the returns will be manifold.
And I’ll have more on this later. For now, enough to chew on – back soon!
PS – Here is where you can grab the 0 Excuses Fitness System - - truly an OVERALL Body fitness program that gives you and KEEPS giving throughout your whole life, and in spades, better than you ever thought POSSIBLE – provided you just do the thing !
It’s well known (at least to my list – which really are those that MATTER to me) that I’m a highly spiritual person. And that despite my outwardly “uber macho” “logical” side that everyone sees, there lies an entirely different “beast” inside.
Nah, I ain’t referring to a Bozo Scofield like beast, hehe.
But I’m referring to a man’s many sides.
A human being’s many sides – and most of us never acknowledge either our many sides, or what we truly want, and the many wonders that never cease to amaze once we “give in” to our true desires.
As I continue to sink deeper into the Universe, create new businesses, write new books etc – the wonders never cease to amaze!
And amazingly enough those supposed to be the closest to me think the exact opposite.
What a dolt, they go.
Hehe. Thats the most polite of terms these nuts use ... but hey. As I thought about it this morning, the phrase “letting go” came to mind.
In the past I’d have trouble letting go.
IT just went.
End of caring.
And thats a great way to deal with negativity around you, but it needs practice, and I’ll talk more about it later, but for now, tingling?
Numbers adding up in all the right places (I ain’t talking sales!)?
And that FEELING?
Well – it’s SPIRIT talking to you my friend – IF you recognize it.
As it spoke to me, I’ll tell you about the tingle I’ve been feeling in my arms when doing the dead hang these days, and it’s AMAZING.
It’s a different sort of feeling from the STRONG feeling you get on normal thick bar dead hangs I’ve mentioned in the book on pull-ups.
This is more like a refreshing-cum-strong tingle.
IT literally refreshes your entire arms from up to down, and the ENERGY CRACKLES thereafter!
And there is a special combo of exercises that I have discovered you gotta do for this to happen – and I’m not going to reveal what exactly right now. Stay tuned – but hint – the exercises themselves ain’t nothing new – it’s how you do ‘em.
As they say, its not so much what you do, but HOW youdo it.
And in terms of exercise, lets say the best damned fitness system ever, its HOW you do it.
If I can’t hear you breathe across the room while doing any of this, or even my other workouts in the other books, you ain’t doing ‘em right bro.
It’s just that simple.
Thy breath is thy POWER, thy CONNECTION to the Universe, the source of INFINITE power and possiblities and everything.
And I’ll leave you be on that note!
PS – I’m off for some more arm tingling pull-up workouts right now. Join me by cracking off some ADVANCED pull-ups as I describe in the ADVANCED course on pull-ups.
And sometimes very practical uses other than “comic relief” ...
Bozos such as Glyn Schofield the PRIME and one and ONLY BOZO-NATOR as I like to call him can teach us a lot of things about life, once you learn how to read between the loony tune lines.
What do I m ean?
Well, for starters, he gives the word “shirker” a whole new meaning and dimension.
This is a dude who despite being practically born with a silver spoon in his mouth does all he can to mess it up.
A guy whose outward mild manner and calm demeanor decieves many a person – friends included, and certainly the monkey jobs he works.
And the jobs he makes sure to screw up in any way possible!
I Still remember telling him how good he had it compared to a lot of other people.
And he did. Really.
And of course, despite that, he’s always one step away from being homeless.
As Napoelon Hill talks about in the Laws of Success, he was working for a rich man once when BROKE.
He was so broke at the time he’d go into cake shops and try and strike a deal with the baker to get bread for half a penny, so hungry was he! (those were the pre-welfare days apparently – REAL MAN days to be honest).
And the man he worked for had two kids.
Whom he sent a 100 bucks a month each.
Remember, this was in the 1920’s or so, so thats more like I guess $1000 or more in today’s terms. Not entirely sure, but it’s a lot more now, I’ll say that.
Did Hill envy the checks he prepared for his boss?
At the time, YES.
And yet, years later when he penned “Get Rich with Peace of Mind”, he wrote about how he was GLAD that experience occured to him, because it taught him the value of HARD WORK, and pulling yourself up the BOOTSTRAPS. Literally!
IT gave him, in short, a chance to put his OWN principles into practice while an before he preached ‘em.
The best education ever.
As for the kiddos, well, they completed college, were placed in their Dad’s firm, and promptly, over the course of 10 years proceeded to royally SCREW everything up!
And thats what the Bozo does, of course.
Taking responsiblity for your life is key to success at anything, my friend.
IF you’re tired of the flab around your midsection, TAKE responsiblity – and then SOLID ACTION!
Actions are what speak, friend, not “hot air”.
And not mere words.
The best of intentions need to be backed up.
And if you’re tired of that weak upper body, then get on one of the BEST courses there is for the upper body in terms of workouts – right here – Shoulders like Boulders.
It’s simple, really.
Stop talking – and just do it!
I know, I know. How dare I say that. But Idid.
And I’m right, even tho I say it myself, hehe.
Thats that for now. Back soon!
P S- Here is the link for more “real man” workouts, in case you’re interested – BattleTank Shoulders.
PS #2 – Check out what a customer left in terms of a review on this one -
Another BARNSTORMER, Rahul!
Yet again the bodyweight guru smashes it out of the park with "the book" on building shoulder size and power.
Like Rahul's other books this one is elegant in it's "simplicity" (simplistic not easy).
If you like to "train savage" this is must have book!!!
Bravo Rahul bravo.
Amen, bro. Amen!
I suppose it could also be an isometric if done that way.
Actually, it IS an isometric of sorts, but I haven’t included it in the book on isometrics because folks would diss it as being “too easy”.
But remember, bro.
I was going to write to you today about SIMPLE working best – in life, fitness, biz, relationships, anything, but I didnt for whatever reason.
Perhaps because I’ve mentioned it so often, an dperhaps because I am getting tired of stating the bleedin’ obvious.
But really, that exercise is mentioned in Corrugated CORE.
And in the “beginner” exercises section.
Truth be told, ADVANCED trainees such as yourself who do 100 plus pull-ups per workout have used it, and continue to use, and BENEFIT from it, and SO CAN YOU!
(Thats the course that got the infamous Bozo Schofield so riled up, hehe, and for a reason! When the FACTS CUT DEEP ... hehe.)
This one exercise is something that doesnt involve a push or pull.
You dont even need to stand to do it, though it’s preferable if you do.
And neither will it interfere with performance on other exercises.
You can do it as often as you like, or perhaps for 3 minutes a day.
If you CAN go that long, that is!
And I dont think you’ll be able to when you first start!
Anyway, it’s a superlative exercise, and NO, before you ask, it is NOT the famous isometric where you do nothing but squeeze the abs and contract them together.
That one is good, I’m sure.
I’ve heard and seen many people do it.
But THIS one is far better in my opinion.
And so I’ve included this one, but not the more popular one, heh.
As I do with all my courses. I tell you and include what WORKS and WILL WORK for you too if you let it.
I teach you these in a way I have NOT seen ANYONE teach!
But believe me, it’s this way, albeit harder to pick up first that will get you to the levels of strength you ultimately desire in a much better and more co-ordinated overall body fashion!
And same thing for pull-ups – squats – or anything I mention and teach!
And back to the exercise above – RUN on over HERE now to find out what it is – Corrugated Core – and get cracking bro.
I look forward to hearing about your results!
PS – Here is what a reader had to say about the book -
This is functional core training, not your usual get "buffed for the beach" nonsense.
This is hardcore training for a hard core, if you're after performance above pretty, then this is for you.
PS #2 – And yes, DO send in reviews for all books you’re purchased. Much appreciated!