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!