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This morning I received one of those weird messages the Bozo sends when totally trashed out of what is left of his "mind" (which as a couple of customers have "giggled" - I mean that in a good way, heh - about "he was kind of at the back of the line when God dispensed brains") ... 

Apparently Bozo, after reviewing some $200 toothbrush on Amazon or something in 2020 is now claiming he buys "$300 toothbrushes" and from the odd nature of his email he wants me to get one too. 

In that email there are rambles about him having "African ancestry" - apparently too many people have called the Bozo out for having a "tiny pecker" or some nonsense that he keeps parading about on social she-dia when drunk, in one of his "I want to be a woman" moods (dont even get me started, this guy is the height of lunacy) and how his teeth are discolored or some nonsense, or how he has "gaps in his teeth" (which hey, Glyn, just go to a damned orthodentist or something, I did when I was young, then I stopped. Those damned braces, ugh). 

Anyway, apparently Bozo is in his "I want to be an African woman" moods, 'nuff said on that. 

But it reminds of a rant he left on the Animal Kingdom Workouts book which began with, of course, $$... 

"Since I have so much money to burn...", the Bozo went. 

Now admittedly Bozo is trolling, admittedly in his case even if he did buy $300 toothbrushes, apparently thats because he rams it up his rear end and other 'unmentionables', and so quality is required, hehe. 

Ugh. 

But it aint just him, look at the things him and other fools spend their money on. 

"A fool and his money are easily parted", goes a saying. 

And it's true. Much like "there's no accounting for taste". 

Now, I'm not saying dont waste your money - hell, if you want to, by all means do it (or claim to do it), but Tom Tomming such tom foolery makes you look like an utter fool my friend. Fact.

Me, I wouldn't spend $300 on a toothbrush if you begged me to. 

I balk at spending $300 - $500 on a damned bumphone - or dumbphone, hehe - except unfortunately the dictates of modern day life mean I have to ... but that dont mean I "want to". 

I'd rather my old school blue Noke with a certain Aa Ling's photo pasted on the back (dont tell the wife, hehe. She peeled it off in 2009! "You dont need this anymore!"). 

But Bozo aint the only one ... 

There's plenty of Nazi feminists and other fools spending money willy nilly on things that dont matter, then complaining they never have any money and so forth. 

Ask a certain Jeff Bezos which toothbrush and toothpaste he uses. 

He probably buys economy off Amazon. Hehe. 

for a guy that drove his battered 90's Honda until 2017 or so ... hey, I get it!

I'm not averse to spending money - even the Bozo knows that. Hehe. Bozo "searches for his ATM card" which as Charles once said he "never has" - theres always an excuse - while I just up and fuckin pay to be done with it... 

But I'd rather INVEST. 

Give me a long term solid investment, or business plan, I'd gladly invest $300, or $3000 or more... 

So would any smart businessman. 

But an idiot like Glyn who claims to use the world's most expensive toothpaste, like really, Glyn, well and truly "scraping the bottom of the barrel" there my scorpion friend. 

Anyway ... 

FItness, and your own self - some of the , if not always THE best investments you can make my friend. 

Investments that will always pay off in spades no matter what. 

And if I had to spend $300 or less, I'd do it on the 0 Excuses Fitness System - without any delay. 

Truly the best investment you can make in your life ... if you haven't already do so now and start reaping the benefits TODAY. 

And thats that. 

Back soon!

Best, 

Rahul Mookerjee

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Last night, as I went to bed I had this thought "my daughter will be off from school tomorrow". 

Oddly enough, I had no inkling of how this was going to happen, I just knew it would, and I repeated it to myself a couple of times. 

You wouldn't know it from the wife yelling at her to go to bed and what not (in a good manner apparently). 

Anyway, this morning I was notified that "school was off for her for not just a day, but a week or so". 

(so much for those that think visualization does not work. hehe). 

The Delhi rains, I thought, it's turned into Cherrapunji apparently in that part of India, actually, much like it is in Southern China where it rains incessantly for weeks without a break (but the Chinese infrastructure is at least somewhat better equipped to handle it - Delhi's is NOT!). 

Just nasty it's become over in Delhi, anyway, I thought that was the reason, everything flooded, nothing working, all unseasonal as it were... 

But it wasnt because of that. School's apparently going on, now my daughter as of late has picked up some form of "hand foot and mouth disease". 

I hadn't even heard of this, I had to Google it. Nothing serious apparently, you dont even need a visit to the doc for it, but it's communicable - so therefore when my wife told the school, they told her no problem, we'll do online classes for a week. 

Of course, the grin on the daughter's face which she tried to hide from Mommy, hehe - said it all. 

I pinched her cheek. 

"Where's the lesson in this", I asked. 

She said she didnt know. 

"Sometimes, bad things happen in order for good to happen later". 

You had this infection I said. It wasn't your fault. And now, you have a week off from school basically... (online classes are a joke, even more so than the school is itself as I've said before). 

Now, it wasn't her fault. 

Her cousin was visiting, and "Granny" apparently saw fit to let her play with the cousin - without telling anyone the cousin had this same disease, and still has. 

What so called adults think, and how they do it - mystery!

My wife's mom (when my wife was young) once made her "sit" with her elder sister who had measles of all things, now of course, the wife got it too. 

"She didnt care about me, so she did it", went the wife went she told me about it. 

She's a middle child, three kids, of course, the Indian preference for a boy (the youngest) and the elder sister, well, she was sandwiched in between and ... but still , care or not, thats either downright cruel or stupid. 

Parents - mothers especially - can be that way, I still remember a girl I knew "Emily" - when she was six, her mom took her to a room to unwrap Santa's presents, and what did she get? 

A box of coals. 

You've been BAD, went the mom! 

Thats just downright fuckin cruel, I think .. 

So much for women being the kinder sex, the "caring" bunch and so forth? 

Anyway ...... as I sit here not fully recovered from a nasty stomach bug - or extreme tiredness, or perhaps the strange weather, or perhaps a combo of all of it, I'm wondering if this is good in that if this is indeed the break my body needed. 

For a long time, I've been pushing myself as I always do, hitting it hard. HAMMERING it, actually! 

Maybe this is indeed the break I need. 

But as adults, the above saying holds true. 

You sometimes have to go through what you might consider painful, or uncomfortable, or even downright hell in order to get to where you want to be, friend. 

Good things await, but like "you have to GIVE first before you recieve", same thing here. 

Start a biz, go through tough times, very tough times - but thats all good if you can keep the end goal in mind. 

Fitness wise, same damned thing.

Waking up early in the morning in the rain, cold, to do road work when no-one else is, keeping Muhammad Ali's words in mind ... none of it is "fun". 

Or even something you want to do. 

I sure didnt "want" to climb the hill six times a day. Hehe. 

But I did. 

That habit formed, then it stuck. 

And good, glorious things happened later... 

Thats how life works, thats how anything works. 

Sometimes, the bad, a lot of it has to happen first before the good "comes to pass". 

And looking around you, at the world today, thats something nigh everyone needs to hear, and it's TRUE. 

Anyway ... thats the advice for now. 

Back soon!

Best, 

Rahul Mookerjee

PS - Whoa! Forgot to say, doing those pushups and squats daily, getting those numbers in no matter what when no-one else is, when it's HARD for you - tough for you - all of that is not easy, not fun, not "nice". None of the above. 

But it has to be done. 

The 10 Commandments of Physical Success (life too) in the 0 Excuses Fitness System are well worth a read my friend. 

Grab this STELLAR, super, SUPERB, package now if you have not already. 

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Not so much to catch a glimpse of Sly's rugged forearms again ... but because, well, it's old school, it's ACTION - REAL action, not the make believe action they show these days - real stuff I love - from the old guys - done old school style!

As a certain Vince Palko once told me back when I still got on FB - "good to know the old guys are still around!"

Hehe.

He's right. He's one of them!

In a world where old school values are rapidly failing, where you're either a third gender or not - (as opposed to men being men and women being women and God forbid anyone says "that is natural!") ... well, Sly is often called a dinosaur.

But he's also the "last man standing".

In cricket, in life, sports, business, movies ... the dude (or lady) who takes it to the LAST ball, the LAST over, the LAST scene, the LAST ... well, chapter if I may - he - or she - is usually the one that ends up getting the plaudits, money, success - and rightfully so - the rest fade away ultimately.

Truly great people stick it through thick and thin to get to where they want to be.

They know, like a certain "Ms Dhoni" in India - that if you take the damn match to the last over, the last ball, then ANYTHING can happen - and if you're well set by then, which you are, if you've taken it that deep yourself, then chances are you will pull off the win, a stunning one at that.

Dhoni pulled off many for India!

I know I was dreaming of a certain Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly, another dynamic opening batting pair in India that broke, set and shattered many a record this morning ... anyway, WHERE the fuck was I.

ah yes, the Expendables.

So, I dont even know if it'll get mae. But hey, Rambo V got made - maybe this will too!

And the one guy I'd really like to see in the franchise - and I'm sure they've thought of him too?

IRON MIKE!

I remember a great interview, lots of fun that Steve Austin once did (he's ALWAYS fun) - it's probably floating around on Youtube or something even NOW. And in there, he mentioned the Expendables (first movie in the series) - and how "great, now I'll be known as the guy that broke Sylvester Stallone's neck!"

Which apparently happened because sly is huge on making his stunts look real, punches "for real" (Dolph Lungdren reportedly once punched him "for real" during Rocky IV, and he had to be taken to hospital!) ...

Which is how it should be, and so, well, accidents happen, they did during that series, and many others!

Dysfunction and chaos at it's very best - producing great results. Hehe.

We'll get to dysfunction later, for now?

I'd say Iron Mike definitely deserves to be in there too with all the other old school guys!

"Your kicks vs my fists", and then that famous peekaboo style he has STILL Got ...

That was in one of the IP man movies he did - and damn, dude gave a pretty good account of himself against the top martial artist in Hong Kong.

Which is to be expected.

Give me a top level boxer that can MOVE - predict how the opponent will throw a punch, or kick and react before that - and I'll take a boxer anyday over a martial artist in a street fight.

Not always, but most of the time - all else being equal, you can't beat boxing (and wrestling).

Martial artists will be the first to tell you that as well.

Those kicks look great, but they're also great to get someone off balance - IF you can see it coming, of course!

And I dont know, maybe bring back Jean Claude Van Damme too! He did GREAT I thought in Expendables 2 as a believable villian - I love most of his work, so what can I Say (not so much Steven Seagal though, I've never really liked what he's done).

Chuck Norris, Van Damme, and Iron Mike.

And hey, in his prime, I'd bet on ole Mike ANYDAY in a fight against either one of those two (which is NO disrespect meant to either one of them, both top level sold martial artists till this day, but Mike Tyson in his prime, man, that was something else altogether! A certain Brad Pitt lived to tell about it...)

Anyway - random thoughts from me.

Some more -

If you really want to know what people think of , or maybe "associate with you" or see you as, or what not ... see what they save your name in their dumbphone as. Hehe. Or even on the flip phone

I'm different in this regard in that I've always, and still, save names of people by their first name, and thats that.

If they're there for a reason then I put something else after the name like "visa guy" or something like that.

But it's always interesting to see how others call you "Yukit" (supreme planner in Hindi) or "Ma'am's husband" (which was downright hilarious, dude that does my visas, I mean OK, "Ma'am" was the one that was doing all the co-ordination when I was in China (well, until 2016 or so), then happier times ended, I did it myself, I still do - OK, she found him at some agency, and so forth, I got her to do some business through him, so from all those angles it makes perfect business sense - and no, despite what some idiots might think, nothing else going on - but still, I was like dude, at least save my name as ME, I've been paying you for damn near seven or so years now straight...hehe).

Not that he meant bad.

He didnt.

But it's hilarious often!

Random thought numero two - or "dos" for our amigos reading this?

Well, if you ever get to know people's passwords, which obviously I dont advocate hacking into etc, you'll know what is REALLY dear to them - whether they know it or not.

Ditto for what they sing in the shower, the words they often use, and so forth. The mighty subconscious manifests itself in different ways my friend.

You just have to be agile enough to spot it.

Agility?

On the Pushup Central page, Iron Mike is one of the guys I mention - a LOT.

And with damned good reason.

If there was one exercise that he did repeatedly, ONE exercise that turned him into a BEAST incarnate during his hey day - one exercise that Herschel Walker did, and still does - and MOST doers do - it is the good ole pushup.

Nothing replaces it.

Do it enough, do it daily, do it multiple times daily, do it often, you'll feel a POWER you cannot get from ANY other exercise.

Truly, the oldest exercise around probably, and for a damn good reason.

If you want to be a monster, a human BEAST - then you have to do what is mentioned in Pushup Central, period, no two ways around it.

As a certain customer once said about the book "you'll truly build INDESTRUCTIBLE humans" with this course!

So it is, my friend. So it is.

But agility - Tyson was as agile as a mother goose as well my friend.

And Jump Rope Mania - and some of the hidden tips, tricks, techniques and of course the damn WORKOUTS in the book are a great way to getting YOU there too.

Pushups and jumping rope just go together, I dont know why, but they DO.

Next, remember to pick up the 0 Excuses Fitness System too, it's a baseline for damn near everything, much like wrestling is a baseline for any other combat sport you engage in/practice.

Unless you prefer putting the cart before the horse of course...

And since this has gone on for long enough, I'm out.

But hey, I've been thinking about it since last night!

Back soon.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS - Oh yeah, dysfunction, this morning I was thinking about my family, the number of rapidly burgenoning nieces and probably nephews too, hell, I dont know - that "Uncle Rahul" has .. (I prefer Rahul, hehe) ... and never gets told about.

Not that anyone in my so called family tells anyone anything, the father's side of the family is never even mentioned, no-one knows what goes on there - mother's side, well, always mentioned, but always kept secret too - ah well, families, dysfunction, I'm sure y'all reading this can identify to an extent, but I really doubt most people have dealt with the level of dysfunction that is present in yours truly's "family".

Except the real doers, they have, and then some.

OK, enough for now.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2022 05:42

Technology, that ole bugbear...

Life's a trip eh.

Thats some trippy ass shit, Holmes!

aka Training Day, that movie I'll never stop watching, one that to me is a classic, albeit not spoken about a lot. (but most people know it!).

Alonzo, that whole movie - just - thats by far, to me Denzel's best movie!

I still remember we had a choice between watching "Snow Dogs" and "Training Day" when it first came out, with the girlfriend, pizza and beer galore, weekend off from work in NY - and we were discussing which one to watch first.

No prizes for guessing which one I chose (those were the "Blockbuster Video" days - anyone remember that chain? Hehe).

She wasn't too happy about it.

"You'll just fall asleep later and wont watch Snow Dogs with me!"

And I dont believe we ever did watch it. Hehe. What she said was true. It happened, next day - I dont know, we went somewhere, then work, then we had to drop the videos off - another classic case of people getting what they dont really have any plans on REALLY following through on. Believe me, if she really wanted to watch that movie, she'd have found a way. Hehe.

It was more about the romance...

Anyway, where am I going with this - ah yes, technology.

From Blockbuster video to DVD players, to computer DVD players, to ... well, Wifi, broadband dumbphones, and now back to the good ole days for many people.

Reminds me of what my Dad once said about the Middle East.

"They rode in on camels, they drive in swanky cars, they'll ride OUT on camels too".

They aint the only ones, eh. Hehe.

I just read Nasa has successfully crashed a "vending machine size spacecraft" into an asteroid the size of a football field.

To stop it from destroying the Earth (or others like it).

Which is great  - as we destroy the Earth ourselves here, or as humans we seem to be doing a good job of destroying planet Earth better than any asteroid ever could - while they focus on the tech to protect us from the other threats which pale in comparison to the REAL threats facing us NOW.

Hehe.

The irony of it all ...

Anyway, fitness wise?

Technology is something I adopt - early.

I was amongst the first to pioneer digital only downloads on the website, when everyone told me to sell physical books.

dont get me wrong here.

I sell physical books too.

And for a good reason, those that buy those are the old fashioned guys - my type of guys.

But digital, well, thats the trend, I saw it coming a long time ago, so might as well jump on the bandwagon eh - and I was proved right on that as well.

I believe in giving you ALL options - so we even have hardcover on the site for most of our products.

And, although the initial download of the 0 Excuses Fitness System was over 2GB in size, since most will play it on the dumbphone, I made it dumbphone compatible and reduced file size etc to the very manageable on most broadband/4G connections 10-12 min download, if even that (that will go down in the future even more as we ramp up hardware even more behind the scenes).

I never once sold physical DVD's though, and I doubt I EVER will - despite some of my hardcore customers burning the material to THEIR own DVD's. And hey, gotta love old school there too my friend!

Some things though, I'll always be old fashioned, because old fashioned and playing the long game (right) - well, you can never go wrong in terms of those two.

And fitness wise, life wise, you'll always find me to be old school, always - no exceptions.

And that, I suppose is that.

Back soon.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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All the BS that goes on these days, the "you're good!" BS when you aren't, the feel good nonsense that is supposed to attract nirvana, magical results without you doing much and what "everyone" wants i.e. a pot of gold x 1000 (or a million, hehe) to themselves - it's permeating through to kids big time.

Something I often wish I could tell my wife (no point telling her much of course, or anything) is this - go easy on it when it comes to KIDS.

I wrote about this this morning.

It's one thing to brainwash yourself as an adult knowing you're doing so and being cognizant of your own failures, and refusal to CHANGE or accept what YOU Did wrong.

Evey adult has the right to make choices for himself or herself...

But kids, especially young kids?

I keep hearing my wife tell my daughter for one "You're the best!" - when she isn't.

"You're so slim!" when she's GAINED Weight over the past couple of years. (or last year, or what have you).

And so forth.

Now, dont get me wrong.

Being POSITIVE is what should be done, and NO, I am not advocating the polar opposite either - what happened to me as a kid, and what happened to the wife, and all of our generation with "way too much tough love" than was required or necessary (and we're seeing the results of all that pent up animosity now in the world TODAY are we not?) ...

But there is a limit to everything, excessive cossetting and molly codding is harmful, downright injurious to health - both mental and physical - and accomplishment of ANY NATURE, either as a kid or adult.

Saying "you're the best" when you're not even trying ... well, that leads to be being lazy and a sense of self entitlement which I unfortunately see developing in my daughter (though I do nip it in the bud often).

What I wish people would say more?

You CAN be the best.

Not "are" when you're not.

Now if you ARE the best at something, then so be it - but chances are you wont feel the need to say it then or even will say it - your results will speak for themselves in many ways.

Sure, you CAN say it at that point ...

But saying you're making a million dollars when you're broke, saying "you have it all" and "feel good vibes" when the reality is the polar opposite, all of this tends to have the opposite impact long term and a far more deleterious impact/effect than most realize.

Sometimes, tough love is exactly what is required, and I get it till this day, and would NOT have it any other way.

I've mentioned how as well! (if you have been paying attention to these here dispatches, hehe). And I'm super tough on myself personally - in all regards - till this date.

No, I'm not a perfectionist, I would not advocate you be one either, but I do things per a schedule, I have DISCIPLINE, I "get her done no matter what" and a host of other unsexy things that people ignore, but are really what "in the the trenches for YEARS" lead to you becoming the best, and staying there.

The best for the best fitness wise, as I'm proud of saying.

And the results speaketh for themselves, my friend.

Back to fitness?

Kiddie Fitness is the BEST resource - by far (again, like I keep saying, I challenge you to show me one better) - if you've got kids , and indeed these movements - most adults wont be able to do them properly starting out - especially balance wise - that need more exercise than screen time, and most these days DO.

0 Excuses Fitness, and all of our other products are by far the best when it comes to fitness for adults and other verticals.

And what I wish people would hear more, daughter included.

You CAN be the best, but you have to put in the Time, the effort, the HARD WORK, the unsexy stuff.

Ah, but how dare I.

How can I even say that, the marketers here will say, you're killing sales that way!

so be it.

I'd rather sell to those that GET IT.

And not make false promises, overpromise, underdeliver - I'd rather keep up to the 0 Excuses Fitness mantra of underpromising big time and over delivering by the same damned magnitude and then some.

Alright, enough for now. Back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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Thursday, 15 September 2022 09:34

"You are fat inside"

Chinese girls have this cute, sexy way (to me, at least) of getting STRAIGHT TO THE POINT - albeit sometimes indirectly, and in my case I've always found it so cute that I find it hard to stay mad at them for any length of time.

Anyway ... my "Jie Jie", or lets say "elder sister" in China "Maria".

I'll never forget the two comments she made in 2003 when I first met her on Icq.

Remember those days? MSN messenger, ICQ ... no dumbphones, truly, as a certain "Pooja" said today, and as I've been saying all along, the 90s were the BEST days, HEADY!

She said the 90's generation was the best, which is close though.

Things were REAL back then, including a cute little photo of Maria's, pink shirt, lovely vivacious smile, long black hair (all of which still exists though she claims "I'm old now").

Before y'all jump to conclusions, we've never met in person. Hehe. Sometimes, the best relationships "flower" that way!

Not by choice, by chance.

I bought her a gift on a trip back from India (or to India, I believe) once and was going to meet her to give it to her, but she giggled and told me to mail it, which given she had a boyfriend at the time she was planning upon marrying, and did - was very smart. Girls from Fujian in China are not just gorgeous, they tend to be uber smart too.

Anyway - I'm getting side tracked.

Point of this is, she wanted to "see me", so I sent her a video of my apartment, I believe.

(at the time I was taking a video of a horribly mangled up ingrown toenail with pus oozing out of it that required not one, but TWO surgeries - first one was so so, second really worked - it hurts like a SOB - if you even touched it I'd yell, it happened during massage a lot, some of the ladies high heels would accidentally hit it, and MY! That HURT! (and finally prompted me to seek treatment for it in Hong Kong which I did successfully, never happened again, though I've had swollen ankles etc years later when I was phat) that was I was going to send to my parents to "show them") ...

Along with those two videos taken on a camcorder I got from Walmart in 2002, I think - which I finally gave away in 2021 - a school has it now, though what and how they use it, given the cassettes it uses are no longer around - I've no idea - but along with those two videos, I think I sent her a picture of myself in a T shirt or something.

Not a shirtless picture I sent a certain Cody years later, apparently that was because "she wanted to show her husband" (real reason was SHE wanted to see it. HA!) ... anyway, that's a different story, and a rather A rated one. It also spawned several books, so I guess thats good. Hehe.

But anyway Maria, the first comment was "you're fat inside!"

It did hurt my weetle feelings a bit at the time, I admit it.

This was before I had grown my thick skin, remember?

This was back when I still lifted weights, and here's the thing, the bottom line - Maria didnt mean it in a negative manner. In fact all along she was giggling about "handsome foreigner" "foreigners are big" etc, so it wasn't negative, it was just an observation, Chinglish as it were (Chinese English) ..

Then this -

"your home looks like a hotel!"

That one stunned me, that was hardly China in the 1960's where most lived in villages...

Till date I (when in china) live in that type of accomodation, though it doesnt even have elevators. Hehe. Some things never ever change!

ANd some preferences...

I dont know if Maria would still say the hotel part, but she sure as hell wouldn't say "fat inside". Hehe.

But point of this?

I was a BIG guy at that time - muscles wise.

I used to lift weights, I did pushups etc, but ask me to climb a flight of stairs, I'd be out of breath with all the smoking I did, though I managed to get two heavy ass suitcases (Mom and Dad) up to my fourth floor apartment, it taxed me - big time.

Kinda like Bruce Lee when he fought off all those attackers, yet it left him WINDED big time.

Anyway ......

Ya'll know the entire story of how I quit smoking, then Ann Lee came along months later, and my wife literally - oh I mean my LIFE, hehe - changed.

Point is this.

I did no grip work then, very little if any core work, my lower back was weak, although "looks were good" - I was 24 at the time - externally I was looking "ok" though a little big around the waist, it was nothing compared to what a lot of other people looked like, and I'd get compliments on my "large" forearms (they're anything but TODAY) all the time as well.

There was NO vascularity to them though back then ...

Point is this - real point.

If you're fat, you're fat my friend, and it'll show whether you hide it or not, whether your feelings are hurt or not.

If you're big, you're big, but if you're big and fat, then you're big and fat.

And big doesn't negate the importance of core training and a slim strong WAIST - trim waist I should say, trimmed down to BARE ESSENTIALS.

Trust me on this, core training, there are few things more important than it.

And here is a course that will train your core better than anything you've ever done - Corrugated Core (a much underrated yet SOLID course we have on this).

Combine with Gorilla Grip and the 0 Excuses Fitness System (bought in reverse order) and you're well and truly off to the races.

So am I - for now.

Back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS - Question of the day, and this isn't necessarily a new one.

I roundly ignore, block, call out a certain person, he still finds ways to follow me and ... well, wants to chat, but doesnt.

It ain't just Bozo Glyn either, there are MANY like him.

There's a lesson there for all of you if you choose to learn. Hehe. Several actually, and while the person I'm referring to here is hardly a "troll" - Profit Troll will have more on this. Stay tuned, it's a book y'all WILL NOT want to miss!

Several "she's" fit this category too, the "stalker" in 2019 coming to mind, but there's plenty more, I've blocked this one girl's number - three of 'em - she signed up with a fourth one (on another list). Hehe. Some people ... (and on whats app as well). The he's meanwhile surreptitiously keep checking out what this cat has been up to.

Ah well, hehe.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2022 09:32

The best YOU - a better you - daily!

People are often confused about how to best focus on their goals and achieve them.

Note that I'm not talking about any of the following - goal setting, visualization, the "how to achieve the goal" (i.e. the get down to brass tacks methods you need to use) - and certainly not about success, money etc.

But it's this - once you've set your sights on a goal, usually distant, and no progress seems to happen for days, months, even years occasionally despite your persistence, you find your will flagging sometimes.

Applies to life, fitness, everything.

And the advice I give everyone is what you can learn from following Amazon, and how they did things over the years (I've always done it the same way too, but I'm giving you another example).

(also why they're pretty much the only companies I'll do business with - "companies" because each of Amazon's sub companies is a world unto itself, all under the same umbrella - sheer genius - so it should be).

(and their entire founding team was the geniuses on this one, not just Bezos, though his vision and core principles are what caused it all to happen).

Anyway - what is the advice?

Two bits, really.

One, focus on making a better product - or service - regardless of everything else.

The economy might suck, or it might boom, but a better service never goes out of style, or a better product, or more value for money, or OVERDELIVERING while underpromising, all of the things we do around here basically.

And two, more importantly, or just as - other than focus on customers and not competitors (fitness wise, this means focus on YOU, not the rest of the people doing this or that, telling you this or that or their results of lack thereof) ...focus on this one thing - make a better version of YOU Daily.

If you're a writer, focus on even better writing.

If you're working out, make sure that last workout was great - and the one today is better in some regard.

Business people, sometimes it might seem you're stuck, can't move ahead, waiting for the right breaks etc?

I get it.

But, there's always something you can do, there's always some way you can improve your offering, there's always some minor tweak to some process you can make somewhere that will, whether they know it NOW or not benefit the customer down the road (and therefore you too)..

Long story short?

Life is about living a better you - daily.

Shoot for improvement in something everyday.

Never rest on thy laurels.

Its the baby steps that really get you there, applied with persistence and vision, courage and gumptions, HEART AND GUT!

And it's something you can control.

Results are something you cannot control, effort - especially when applied the right way and to improve yourself daily - IS.

Focus on what you CAN do - and control - rather than all the intangible (at the end of the day) bullshit you CANNOT, and life becomes a lot fuckin easier, a lot smoother, a lot less worry and hassle, trust me on this NOW and believe me later!

As a certain company Rolls Royce Publications's tagline goes, "from the heart".

"Dil Se", they say in hindi.

So it should be, brah.

So it should be!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS - More solid motivation to be found right here, if the world is getting you down, if you're floundering, if you're looking for success but not getting it, well the road map is mapped out in Zero to Hero (Vol #2 on the way) and Gumption Galore (from a tips standpoint). Get these two great books NOW!

PS #2 - Quote of the day from Emil Coue ...

"Day by day, in every way, I'm getting better and better".

But just saying it wont do the trick.

DO what it takes to achieve it.

And thats the point of this dispatch...

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Tuesday, 13 September 2022 09:18

The fresh or not fresh battle

An odd one, this, but more on CULTURAL differences I suppose!

(I'm an odd dude, remember, hehe. Nah, not really, a Bozo said that!)

I've noticed it in China and India (the two Asian countries I've been in and lived in the most - I suppose I could add in Vietnam and a few others, but I'd prefer to list the countries where I've really lived long term) ...

in China, food has to be so fresh that you literally kill it on the table apparently - sometimes in most grotesque fashion.

Sometimes you eat the damn animal while it's alive - not even kidding you, while that is extreme, it's common place to see seafood being gulped down barely dead in restaurants all across China, perhaps even Japan.

(not sure about Korea) ..

If it wasn't killed "right then" it wasn't fresh.

India too is the same way in many regards, while it's not so much about butchering the animal damn near on your plate, food better be cooked FRESH or else!

Then you have the West, and those in India and China used to how it is in the West (yours truly falls in both categories) ...

where you cook once, and you stuff food in the pantry, or larder, or whatever it is - or your big ass freezers you've got all over the place.

Theres always "wars" over this i.e. is it better fresh or not fresh.

The wife claims "Mom's food should be fresh" - and most likely Mom thinks she takes it to extremes i.e. the wife about the freshness part.

Yours truly doesn't claim to be an expert on this...

But yours truly can see both points of view, and where they come from, and yours truly gracefully bows out of any such arguments, and does his best never to get involved.

But to YOU on this list, I'm more than happy to discuss, rant, ramble about anything and everything - as y'all well know, hehe.

To me?

SOME things are fine even post expiry - for instance, if a pack of green tea (tea bag) has "expired" - I doubt it really matters so long as the damn thing is still packed and not opened.

I usually drink mine fresh and freshly sourced, of course...

but I've had that sort of thing "in a pinch" before, and it aint affected me none.

Oh, I was just classified as underweight for my height - probably am - was in 2016 in China as well, I'm down to the exact same weight NOW.

"Hey Mom" I laughed. So long as my vitals and medical tests are all ok, low resting pulse and that, all is well!

And so it IS. Hehe.

Anyway - on the other hand, food?

Again, some things are better freshly cooked, for instance, vegetables and stuff, Indian flatbreads etc - NOTHING beats freshly cooked there, or freshly cooked Chinese food and stuff - some stuff you just can't put in the microwave.

And reheat, or thaw out.

Other hand, other things - like frozen meats and stuff?

I'll thaw 'em out, cook 'em - and eat 'em - and raid the larder all damned day and night long for it!

Or, I might even put it in the microwave and eat the beef RAW, blood literally dripping from it as happened at age 20 once.

Not what I recommend, neither do I Recommend putting CD's in the microwave and ruining it "for the hell of it" - unless it's an old fucker you want to toss anyway, which we wanted to, damn that SOB was heavy - I remember lugging it backside to the dumpster!

Then again other things like toothpaste etc?

A few weeks past the expiry date wont kill ya on that either ...

I'm curiously enough despite a lot of my other stances "in the middle on this one" - while the folks that oppose either viewpoint or are for it are very vehemently on one side or the other.

So be it, hehe.

Anyway ......................

That bit of tongue wag - or chin wag - aside ?

Fitness wise, I'll tell you this, try and get your nutrients in yes, in whatever manner you want, but I'll tell you one goddamned thing, I've been telling you this all along, food ain't half as important and IS twice as addictive - as it's made out to be.

Trust me on this one.

True, Exercise is King and Nutrition is Queen, together they make a kingdom ...

But diet is one thing, you can have the best diet in the world, if you're a lazy ass and wont work out, it'll still show and you will feel it too - other hand, a not so good diet, or lack of it, or thereforth and brutal workouts done right?

Well, that shows too, pally...

And thats that.

Back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. - The Simple and Effective Diet is yours GRATIS with a purchase of the 0 Excuses Fitness System, and you'll find two of the most important secrets to losing weight FAST (and getting your hormones in order and all that jazz) in the initial few pages of the book, they're secrets, but they're right there in front of you, so obvious you might not even notice it, so look CAREFULLY.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2022 05:03

The "fun guy" vs the "disciplinarians"

Last night, I was informed by my lovely (not, or maybe so? Hehe) wife that the daughter was off from school today.

Oh, really, I asked. (I was thinking "no-one tells me these things anyway" but I didnt tell her that).

"Yes", she went.

And then she said the school gave the kids a day off to prepare for the upcoming Math exam or something.

More drama from a pathetic excuse of a school - I wont name it, but I went to it growing up, and the farce it's descended into now, where teachers are more interested in playing games and painting their nails in class while doing "F all" in terms of teaching the students anything - giving them as many breaks as possible (these kids know next to ZERO compared to what we knew growing up) - coddling them (so they dont have to do any work i.e the teachers) - and giving them the entire term's work in one day three or four days before the exam...

Again, I'm REALLY tempted to name and shame here. But I wont, for now ...

This is one of the top schools in Delhi if you can believe that, of course, I never wanted my daughter put in there, I've been there, I know how it is, but of course the wife and parents had other thoughts, each blamed the other, I still remember the frantic email I got from Dad in 2017 or 2016, I was teaching a lovely Carol English, hehe - and she canceled her class to get printouts of some form I had to sign and send back (wife claimed parents were on her ass, Dad ie Mom claimed "it was sooooooo urgent" and being I wasn't there, well) ...

And its interesting, the very adults who bitch and moan about all this on whatsapp groups and such are the same ones that pay huge bucks to these schools, and dont dare to once complain, those that do - like me - they let me "take the fall" (while silently hoping I'll do more of the same).

People in general are just fuckin pathetic these days, gutless, spineless, I gotta say it.

Oh, I once mentioned home schooling to my wife (I remember chatting about it with Marc the African Silverback Gorilla too) - the blowback I got - boy.

The ignorance, its just not worth combating it - sometimes. Hehe. Most of the times it IS!

Anyway - so I was then told to help my daughter prepare for Math.

OK, I went.

I was the one who suggested (against all family advice) that she learn Spanish - and NOT French or any other second language (and hey - practical purposes, Spanish is spoken widely in tons of places, you need good English yes, but Spanish is a close very practical second!)

Anyway, this young senorita - or Princesspa (if you were to go Italian, hehe) -doesnt quite like it when Dad asks her to do anything meaningful, workouts included.

To be expected, given the Nazi feminist conditioning being drilled into her you'd say since day one, but it's more than that my friend.

The bottom line is this - she views Dad as the "fun guy" - and the two women (mom and Granny - in fact she's even got names for the two of them, hehe) as the "disciplinarians".

They try and change this (the two ladies).

But it doesnt work much like a lot of what they try to do ultimately doesnt work ... illogical behavior never results in anyting but more "illogic" .

Anyway, I gave up dealing with that mess a long time ago.

In my own fun way I deliver more results than all the "yelling" in the world would.

And when it's time to do something, I inject that tone of seriousness into things, and the daughter knows it - which is what counts.

Not for me what I had growing up i.e. a Dad I was "scared" of (though I didnt need to be) - ditto for Mom (I still remember the scene at the age of 2 where I was literally "gheraoed" into a corner and yelled at or something for throwing up in the swimming pool post lunch or something).

Dont get me wrong, tough love is good, but like all things, it needs to be done in MODERATION - even my mother once privately admitted that "with you you're the first kid, we made mistakes yes".

She'll never admit it NOW, of course. Heh.

But thats perfectly fine, I dont mind at all.

Anyway, this mistake riddled "fun" guy that supposedly knows nothing (interesting how my wife told me last night "teach her the Spanish you know" - I was going to say I know a lot more than the damn teacher who bailed from the school and these idiots never replaced her, but there would be no point, would there??) about anything?

Khota Sikka, Chupa Rustum ..

My wife seems to have forgotten her own words. Hehe.

And I made it easier, of course, by never talking about what I do know which is a substantial bit.

Discipline?

Hell, a guy that literally has an alarm clock in his head, a guy that HAS to get things done NOW - a guy that woke up despite hating mornings for years at 530 AM in the morning to hike hills, a guy that bangs out squats and pullups and more without fail, keeps on improving - and thats just the business and life part...

I'd say I know a thing or two about discipline.

But I dont enforce it on those where there would be no point. Waste of freaking time and energy ...

Anyway - point of all this?

This fun guy can get you in the best shape of your life - in a fun way you never imagined possible. It might be many things, ardous, tortorous, you might feel like yelling at me (I know a lot of you DO, hehe) - and more - but one thing I'll guarantee - it'll be fun, fresh and interesting.

Go HERE To learn more about it.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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"You've got the hair, boi" !

So said Tyrone Eric Milalkuwhat Blanks, him of the "floor humper pushups". hehe when we were discussing my prowress at a certain area despite being unfit as PHOCK during my college days, and his lack thereof (well, relatively speaking, he still did pretty good with the black girls, I'll give him that, for some reason he kept calling me the rainbow pimp though!).

(that link up there says spiderman pushups, but that wasnt what he was refering to - more on that in Pushup Central. If you are truly interested in Eric's description (his nick name) - then go HERE).😁😁

 Anyway, this isn't to tell you about my hair, or the bald spot at the top of my head most dont notice (not because I try and hide it, its just the way it is).

My wife tried "in vain" to get rid of it.

All those nights spent working on Dongguan Expat with Major General Michael no doubt contributed to it.

"You know, Rahul, I've got this bald spot on the top of my head which is getting BIGGER with every passing minute", I remember him saying - before I finally got the key to fixing why Google Ads would not display  on PhpNuke.

Hehe.

Those - them - were the DAYS!

Now, I am not saying this because "I'm an odd dude" either.

That was some fool who didnt obey rules in my group, got kicked out, then bitched up and down about it.

It isn't to tell you about my prowress in bed.

It isn't to tell you what to do and what NOT TO DO beauty or hair wise. I'll leave that expertise up to the Metrosexual Bozos like Glyn Schofield and apparently a sizeable proportion of so called men out there...

IT ant my area of expertise. It never will be. I dont WANT it to be either, so go ahead and put raw egg yolk in your hair if you want (supposed to be good for it, hehe) - or rub your face up and down with banana peels as the wife does (that one caught me by surprise. Supposed to be some sort of facial, yet that skin doesn't clear up no matter what, could it be fitness related - ah wait. How dare I go there!).

(actually, a LOT OF problems, including skin are related to fitness, specifically, CORE FITNESS - get that core in shape, you might be surprised to find out it ain't just mouth ulcers and digestive issues that go away - your skin, your breathing, ALL of it improves if done right. More on this in Corrugated Core (if you can spot it!)).

I do it well ... two reasons, one, like Nicholas Cage in "The Rock" - "almost blew the house up when I was 11" (not really, hehe) - I love to experiment.

It ain't got nothing to do with money either, I'll often use shampoo for laundry detergent, the hair dryer to dry a pair of stubborn johns - and so forth - I'll often use things not so called meant for "this purpose" for that - end of the day, its like food, all "mixes in your stomach" as the wife loves to say, no need to get too fancy - same thing with soap. Hehe.

Its just a simple memory.

When I was a little boy, I went swimming with my grandad in a big ole lake, and thats mentioned in 16 Inspirational Fitness Recollections as part of the rest, I believe.

And I remember him washing his hair out with soap as we showered post lake (and post pool - we did both - 430 AM morning calls!).

Gotta give it to him - 70 plus, waking up every damn morning, working till 10 ...

Gotta give it to me too- but hey, whose counting the gotta gives. Hehe.

Anyway - point of this?

Isn't the hair, or my grandfather's memories (really, I just do it sometimes, nothing to do with him or the memory, just seems to make sense for me) - is this.

EXPERIMENT.

Your workouts were not meant to be staid and boring.

No, that aint an excuse to be lazy and lethargic and skip out on high rep squats saying "they're boring".

You follow certain guidelines - the base lines laid out in 0 Excuses Fitness, there is NO GETTING AROUND the fact that fundamentals MUST NOT BE IGNORED!

But you experiment, my friend.

Thats why I give you such a wide variety of workouts in all my books - truth be told, if you use your brain, you could come up with an even wider variety of workouts tailored to YOU - if you really try, and want to.

It's EASY, once you get into the spirit - or hang of things. Thangs. Hehe.

Lots of memories pumpin in post shower - TMI?

Nah, I dont think so.

I'm out.

Back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS - The girls never seemed to mind the bald spot, hehe. So much for Dad droning on about "I'm sure they'll find you cute without the hair"!

Ah, the hair, something everyone so called close to me has tried me to get to shed - unsuccessfully at the very end.

So it BE.

Can't stop a man from doing what a man wants to, ultimately, why some people would want to beats me, but hey.

And thats the bottom line cuz... I said so, hehe (nah, cuz - is - IS!).

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