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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!
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...
I dont know who needs to hear this today - maybe a lot of people do. Maybe not many on this list. I'm not sure (though I bet the latter).
But I'll tell you one damn thing, inspiration is something we could all do with a little more of.
Personally, those of us doing our own thing often get hit the hardest by life - and everything else (I realize that sounds "uncaring and arrogant" but try and follow a dream you've got for years, but never have, then when you finally do, watch the world seemingly put up barriers at EVERY stage).
Just when you think you've done it all, when you've hit a high point, BAM!
Life hands you a sucker punch and you're back BELOW where you started with MORE of a struggle to climb up - and out - of the hole.
It ain't anyone's fault either.
Napoleon Hill says it very well indeed in the Chapter on persistence in Think and Grow Rich where he talks about how there is a "hidden guide" (his choice of term is right i.e. guide because you learn a hell of a lot, I mean a hell of a lot during your dark and down times - about life - people - who your TRUE friends are - and a lot more (and how family will almost NEVER support you in pursuit of your dream or goal which is why I recommend NOT telling anyone until you get there i.e "Tell the world what you want to do, but SHOW 'em first" - Napoleon Hill again) who job it is to test men through countless discouraging challenges before finally "relenting" ...
And some of these challenges can be way tougher than you ever imagined - and come at times there could not be possibly "worse" in many regards.
EVERY doer, every achiever in life has been through this phase, often for extended periods, often for a long long time before success finally caved in!
You might not hear about their stories (the tough times part) a lot.
But theyre very much there, believe me, the higher a person rises, you can bet your bottom dollar he had to go through some INSANE struggle to get to where he (or she) is today.
Thats just how life works...
Homelessness seems to be one common factor as well - from Jean Claude Van Damme to Sly Stallone (and it ain't limited to just Hollywood either - it applies to life and business all across the spectrum) - some of the stories you hear about this guys, I gotta tell you, if they hadn't persisted - gone one more round when NOTHING and NOBODY was there for them - you wouldn't even know about them today.
It's persistence, gumption, the knowledge that the long game eventually rents, it's STICKABILITY - it's dedication - all of this ,plus that "intangible" Napoleon Hill talks about in his books.
I'll close this with quotes from Sly Stallone, someone who knows more than most about this sort of thing . . .
From selling his wife's jewelry on the sly to being homeless for a period to having to sell his dog because he literally couldn't feed himself, let alone the dog - working as a movie usher for years - this dude knows a thing or two about struggle.
He ain't the only one either, but Sly with his interest in writing - he pens things in an interesting manner indeed - and it makes his movie dialogs seems all the more believable, you can tell the man has LIVED it himself.
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!
"going one more round when you dont think you can is what makes ALL the difference in your life"
"Being broke is BAD. Really BAD. Have you ever had a dream? A wonderful dream? But You are too broke to implement it? Too tiny to do it? Too small to accomplish it? Life is tough. Opportunities will pass you by, just because you are a NOBODY. People will want your products but NOT YOU. Its a tough world. If you ain’t already famous or rich or “connected”, you will find it rough. Doors will be shut on you. People will steal your glory and crash your hopes. You will push and push. And yet NOTHING WILL HAPPEN. And then your hopes will be crashed. You will be broke. Damn broke. You will do odd jobs for survival. You will be unable to feed yourself. And yes, you may end up sleeping in the streets. It happens. Yes, it does. BUT NEVER LET THEM CRUSH THAT DREAM. Whatever happens to You, Keep Dreaming. Even when they crush your hopes, Keep Dreaming. Even when they turn you away, Keep Dreaming. Even when they shut you down, Keep Dreaming. NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF EXCEPT YOURSELF! People will judge you by HOW you look. And by WHAT you have. But Fight on! Fight for Your place in history. Fight for your glory. NEVER EVER GIVE UP! Even if it means selling all your clothes and sleeping with the dogs, IT’S OKAY! But AS LONG AS YOU ARE STILL ALIVE, Your STORY IS NOT OVER. Keep Up the Fight. Keep your dreams and hope alive. Go get it !!!"
And that, friend, is that, like I said, I dont quite know who needed to hear this today, but I'm sure many did.
Even if not, words for the ages basically from a true DOER - legend!
And thats that.
The squeeze is well and truly ON - not that it hasn't been for years, not that I have not seen it coming, not that some of you didnt, but it REALLY started last December in terms of the rampant inflation which never came down.
You can make excuses all you want about "Russia's special military operation" causing it, but truth it COVID started the fall (we all know who started that) - truth also is, covid is the straw that broke the camel's back.
Truth also is, sanctions dont work, and if the West was truly serious about sanctions they'd never have left loopholes, and if with those the pain is this bad - well...
(not to mention it's nothing short of downright retarded to apply sanctions, then buy the same damn product from the sanctioned entity. I wonder why few, if any people are talking about that. Ah yes, it exposes lack of preparation - BRUTALLY!).
And guess what, it's just STARTING.
As my friend Ricky was saying a few months ago to a customer of his "everything's up brother. Everything's up!" (customer complaining about a few cents rise in price, which seems little, but when it happens weekly for instance... it does sort of dent the budget).
Anyway - stress levels are skyrocketing - people havent been acting normally in AGES, NOW?
It's even worse, even the normally cool cats are stressed out, big companies are in all sorts of financial "iffy" situations, and so forth.
Something to remember here, of course, is that the squeeze is being applied GLOBALLY, my friend.
You might hear it a lot more about in the West, but in reality (although it might not sound nice) it's been going on in other parts of the world for a while now, for even longer - and funny part, those parts of the world are so used to hardship they either dont talk about it, or take it in their stride and roll with it anyway - I realize that doesnt mean anything for those suffering the squeeze NOW and stressing out, but just putting it in perspective - SOMEONE out there is way worse off than you in many regards, my friend .
Dont believe me?
Oh, its true my friend.
And in this sort of environment, of course it's the salesmen that get the brunt of the "crankiness". Hehe.
Which is fine, as it should be, in fact if you're selling HARD, regularly and well - then you SHOULD be getting people on and off your list all the time for one!
Here's the thing though - remember, businesses are ALL being hit equally hard, so more so than others, some dont talk about it, others do all the time, but it's affecting EVERYONE.
Real point of me saying this isn't to tell you it's all man made - I'm sure even the most anti Rahul Mookerjee reader has finally, at long last, come to that CONCLUSION (common sense!) - it's to say this.
If you're wimping out saying you dont have the money to buy something you really, really, want, my friend, then you dont really want it.
Now before I get hit by a bunch of comments on this - let me backtrack - let me rephrase.
Buy doesnt necessarily mean buy NOW.
But it also means buy - sometimes - not an indefinite NO.
There is a fine line there . . .
Think about your own situation - if there is something you REALLY want, chances are excellent and second to none you prioritize that despite things being tough, tight, or whatever it is in your neck of the woods.
Thats how human beings are wired, my friend. It's nature - to all of us.
And we usually end up getting that which we really, really want - IF we really want it - at some point.
Even in the toughest of economies.
Even in the toughest of economies SOME people do well and make a profit, some a lot, some a little.
Even in the toughest of economies those with WILL to survive DO SO, and thrive as well.
(Yours truly has - I've gone on record saying HOW as well!). (and so can YOU if YOU so CHOOSE! We all have that choice to make, friend).
This is a marketing lesson rooted in reality for those that need to hear it - many do - a life lesson for many - many need to hear it - and fitness wise, my friend if you've been putting off your purchase for the 0 Excuses Fitness System for one for DONKEY'S years, it's time to get on the HORSE - and NOW!
Believe me, I can see a lot of you repeatedly adding products to the cart, and doing - NOTHING.
That don't mean EVERYONE does nothing - quite the opposite.
But this is aimed at those that do . . .
Time to man up,pony up, or whatever the story BE, and GET that damn product NOW - that you've been putting off for ages.
I realize this will open me up a barrage of criticism, and that is more than welcome, but the facts stand my friend.
As ole Alonzo rightly said, Man up nikka, man the "eff" up.
Do it NOW!
And thats that.
It's just increased manifold, the lunacy - life coaches that have done exactly F all themselves in terms of their own life sprouting up ALL over the place with their retarded, ridiculous affirmations - numero uno of course being that people pick up on "I am rich!"
And needless to say for the vast majority of people, repeating this useless mantra does exactly nothing for them - in fact, people have reported back to me that in the long run they not only did NOT make more money by reciting this nonsense mindlessly, but things WORSENED for them in many regards as well (overall, for those that were smart enough to see the overall picture - a lot aren't, and keep getting brainwashed by these same gurus aka scam artists over and over again).
Look, some of the best damn motivators out there motivated PRACTICALLY.
The book Think and Grow Rich is a classic, a lot of people complain about the title being "salesy" - but thing is, Napoleon Hill does not mention this affirmation of "I am rich" even once in the book - it is jampacked with PRACTICAL means of attaining what you want - mixed in with the spiritual i.e. faith and persistence which is a mixture of both -but the REAL secret, and Hill says this in the book at the start - YOU gotta find it for yourself.
Telling you, he says, is no use because that would deprive you of most of the benefits you'd get otherwise if you learnt/figured it out / stumbled upon it yourself.
Then these idiots (so called life coaches) send emails to their followers "How to become a life coach" and the brainwashed fools actually follow those instructions.
Mess x mess = ... well, I'm seeing a live example of it right in front of me NOW.
I wont name and shame for once.
And I wont say ALL affirmations are bad, my friend.
My favorite chant is the ole Claude Bristol line "Repetition of the same chant, the same incantations, the same affirmations, leads to BELIEF. Once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to HAPPEN".
It's a saying that is ALWAYS with me - along with another secret I will not mention here - through all my computer crashes, old computers, new computers, phones, what not - THAT is my desktop background - against black, the words, along with Bristol's face.
(and trust me, the Magic of Believing is a GREAT book - my favorite along with Think and Grow Rich).
There is a reason for that, as John walker, a great customer recently wrote back saying "despite all the tech out there, human beings are still subject to the Laws of Nature".
Spot on, friend.
Bristol was big on affirmations - DONE RIGHT.
Most do it utterly wrong.
Lets break it down to bare, brass tacks.
Lets say your shopping for a new cellphone - and you really, really want that "spanking new iphone".
You dont have the cash for it, but you add it to your cart anyway.
And you forget about it - so you think.
You DON'T though - every so often you check back, think about it ...
One fine day, and that day comes sooner than you'd expect, without even thinking about it, that phone is YOURS - somehow. Sometimes, you didnt even buy it yourself!
(not always, but a lot of times the Universe works in wondrous ways if you let it).
In the meantime, what do you do?
Do you "settle" for another cheaper model? One you dont really want?
If you do - well, you're classified as someone who doesn't "really want it" - and therefore wont get it.
If you're like me (and this was me the last time I bought a damn dumbphone) - you dont settle.
And you get what you WANT.
It's a simple example - and that can be applied to your affirmation, yet, saying "I have that phone" didnt attract it to me.
I said the polar reverse, actually ...
Same thing applies to shopping for clothes - to attracting money - to something as simple as deciding what to eat today.
If you really, really want it - you'll figure out a way to get it, it's that simple, repeating affirmations consciously or not does not matter. It will be a part of you, period, and it wont rest until it gets what it wants. Simple as that.
Same thing applies to your FITNESS my friend.
If you are REALLY REALLY Sick of looking in the mirror and seeing a flabby mess staring back at you (if you're honest with yourself to admit what sort of condition you're in) - if you're REALLY, really sick of being weak and not being able to do a single pull-up - or very many pushups at all - if you're sick of looking at the "studs on TV" and wishing "I was like them" - then you'll TAKE the steps necessary to improve your condition.
You'll invest in the resources you need to improve yourself - whether I tell you or not - whether you "affirm" it to yourself or not.
Thats how it works, friend.
And thats the Law of Attraction broken down into its simplest form - there's more to it, but thats the "gist".
For those truly interested in getting in kick ass shape - starting NOW - and tossing out the rubbish excuses and "time tried nonsense" - well, the link to start is right HERE - The 0 Excuses Fitness System.
It is the baseline every serious fitness enthusiast, regardless of what "level" you're at right now MUST either begin at or pass.
And thats that for now - back soon!
PS - The "adding to cart" is a dead giveaway that You, or SOMEONE wants it - and believe me, there are SO many of you that have added products to the cart and keep coming back to the checkout page (believe me, I can track this) that it begs the question "why the delay" my friend.
Like I said, if you're truly serious you'll do what it takes NOW. I can't do it for you. YOU have to do it yourself, its that simple.
Yet another one of those feel good posts on Twitter saw yours truly ...
"If you haven't written out what your ideal day looks like, how do you know when you've got there"?
Now, she was tryin to be helpful. I'm not going to call her out on this!
But - point is this - there is no ONE way of doing this, and all the self help in the world that tells you to WRITE things down (my wife for one follows this religiously - and results??) - that tells you to do X , Y and Z before bed - all of it - is advice that a) doesnt work for everyone, and b) more importantly, is NOT tailored for every situation.
Know what works?
YOU - and YOUR way, unique to only YOU work!
I've been doing all this subconsciously since I was young - either out of necessity earlier, or consciously later. I learnt at age 5 probably what most are learning at 40 i.e. the MIND if used right (not how most gurus tell you to use it ) is the most powerful weapon ever. And tool as well.
Writing it out is ONE way, yes.
But do you HAVE to write things out ?
Sure, if you're working for Freddie, yes, and he was right there. Hehe.
Documentation is something Amazon at great at, yet, even AWS fails miserably (and I've had first hand experience) at actually explaining something even slightly out of the box and not covered in docs (perhaps they are too big to really care, but I suspect they will start to care soon) ...
Yes, write it out - by hand or whatever.
But for me, I can tell you this - ALL Of my real lasting accomplishments were sparked on the spur of the moment, and NONE were a written goal.
I rarely, if ever write my goals down - DREAMS are a different matter altogether.
I believe if you truly want it, you'll get it on auto pilot ultimately.
Might sound strange, but it's true, as for my ideal day?
Wake up, check emails, write emails, work for a couple of hours, rake in the sales - and then ... well, relax, without having to answer to nobody, FREEDOM in all regards.
And thats it. Hehe. Nothing too fancy, but it's what most people in the world, rich or not - do not really have - FREEDOM!
The Chinese girls I know keep pointing this out wistfully - of course, for them, freedom means "no money" - I wish I could explain that to a certain Gorilla Girl Sophia for one who keeps pestering me about "give me some info on freelancing".
To her, I'm a "freelancer".
Always will be.
Problem is, her mindset.
She doesnt see it as WORKING for yourself, or making a pretty good living while doing what you love, on your own terms, and when you explain that to her, of course - she scowls. Looking for the easy way out is she, the vast majority of folks out there. I dont waste my time on them.
I mean, beat your head against a wall all you like, aint gonna change nothing will it.
Fitness wise, same thing - my books give you VERY EXHAUSTIVE workouts - all written down for those who need it that way.
I'll bet you my bottom dollar though - YOUR most effective and best workouts probably came on the fly - either before or after reading those.
Am I right?
Point of all this, again, do what works for YOU.
And learn from the best (fitness wise) here.
I have asked it in various shapes, forrms and guises before. Maybe I should ask my wife this one. Hehe. It would answer all her Nazi feminist "queries" instantly!
Then again, maybe not. Hehe.
But her aside, here it is.
And its a sage one in today' economic climate...
If YOU were given the chance right NOW - I mean, NOW - to get a steady, easy desk job (sort of like what I had in China in 2002, great job straight out of college, expat salary and so forth) - along with, plenty of girls - beer, what have you - whatever YOU choose to do with that cash, all you had to do was show up to the cushy job...
Grit it out NOW - lets say starting NOW - for the next 10 years building your OWN biz with no help whatsoever.
Remember, I ain't talkin about me or my story here.
Most people would, lets be honest - choose the former option, and lets be frank - there isn't necessarily anything wrong with choosing a life of medicrity and stability, sometimes, it's compensated very well!
The DOERS though - real doers - will know what is missing though.
And your deepest desires, which go unanswered this way.
Fitness wise, same thing, friend.
Many of the gains you see today for me - business wise and fitness wise both - well, as Jeff Bezos says -
"It was baked X number of years ago".
So it is with fitness.
I had never once imagined - even near to when I started this business in earnest - that my gains would come, and so ... VOLUMINOUSLY!
None of these books, none of them would have ever happened if I didnt set my stall out for the long run either consciously or not.
Fitness wise or not.
And the same thing applies today, ALL my business methods even today are possibly even more long term than before, much to the chagrin of certain ... ah, I wont go there.
The end result is ALWAYS worth it.
IF you put in the hard yards, and never quit.
And If YOU Want the sort of fitness gains I have, gains that never go away beyond a certain point even (assuming you still do the thing) - well, the 0 Excuses Fitness System is what you need to get - NOW.
Do so NOW.
Not so much to prove to me you're a doer, but YOURSELF, which is what really counts.
"Thats just brilliant!"
I can still hear it, I've heard it so many times - even grudgingly from those that truly hate me and my guts (more my guts, hehe) the most.
"You're an extremely intelligent person!" they'll yell like banshees (I remember a certain time when ... ah, but lets not go there for now).
Admittedly I use my brain in the right manner, which is more than what most people do, but I truly believe if we all tune in the right way (hint - simply writing out sheets of paper by hand because the Guru on Youtube told you do it aint the right way necessarily) - then we're ALL brilliant.
In our own ways, we all can be, pity that most people dont tune in and GET it.
But my brilliant ideas, which "come from the ether" is the best way I can put it, much like Edison once said - aren't the only reasons for my success at life, business, even women.
It boils down to much more.
Brilliance is one thing, but as Bret the Hitman Hart would know "excellence of execution" is EVERYTHING.
Hart probably still remembers the times Owen and he trained with Stew Hart in their familys basement for years - starting when they were little kids.
The yells of pain would reverbrate through the entire house as Dad taught them how to wrestle - real wrestling.
Tough love taken too far?
I dont think so - look at the Hitman - say what you might about him, the man is a monster - a REAL wrestler - and SOLID to boot, even with all the injuries and all he's had, much like with the Undertaker "best pure striker in the WWE", you just get a feeling of "REAL strength" when you see Bret Hart and those shoulders!
Point is this - brilliance is one thing, but it wont win the day over, friend.
"Genuis is 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration"
So said a great man, I do not remember who. (ok, I googled it - Edison again).
Think about it, mi amigo ...
A man who says "ideas come from the ether" - and then the part above.
Sounds self contradictory, the two dont go together?
But they do, my friend.
They do, and they're symbiotic (sorry, haters of "big words", hehe).
One can't exist without the other. (especially not #1 without #2).
Pun NOT intended.
Most of my success in business, for one - life, women etc - boils down to not intelligence, but being, and staying in the trenches.
Way too many people give up at the slighest hint of trouble, ready to accept their "comfortable lives of medicority which most men seem to be willing to live".
No Gumption Galore, no PERSISTENCE, none of that, no stickability ...
Plans - made in the subconscious, but more importantly, following through on those plans no matter what.
Having FAITH - and INVESTING. A lot of my own success would neve rhave happened without investing, reinvesting, and I dont just mean financial either my friend. There's way more to this.
Paying attention to the little details and more ... When it comes right down to it, success is usually a result of those factors EVERYONE, born brilliant or not, can control.
Academically, romantically, all the same.
You can be the most handsome guy or gal out there (since gals are apparently handsome now, and guys are "pretty") - but without game, you're dead in the water.
Despite what they show in 3 Idiots, you won't get anywhere being brilliant but not "mugging" for exams that need such - you'll simply fail or not do well at all. Fact.
Fitness is the same.
Some people are naturally just genetically gifted, fitter than others. Granted.
But take that genetically "well disposed" person - compare him to someone like me whose been in the trenches working it out AGAINST all odds, and coming out on top - well, y'all know who I'd learn from!
You may think that is bragging of the highest and grandest order.
Maybe it is in some ways.
But can you say its not true?
I dont think so my friend.
Bottom line - YOU too can get in the best shape of your life, but only if you take ACTION NOW.
If you just read this and "do nothing", you're part of the do nothing crowd.
If you're NOT part of that crowd, well, start NOW - right HERE.
PS - Do nothing's, if you dont mind, do SOMETHING and hit unsubscribe. Why clog up the plumbing Hehe. (well - many good reasons to do so, Glyn could tell you all about the plumbings he's clogged, and continue to happily unclog but I'll let that one be for now!).
You know, I put all the above into the same broad idiot category along with a host of other "descriptions" if you get my drift.
I'm sure you do.
But really, as I finish up - or, actually, I'm halfway through to be honest - the work on Advanced, Profound Isometric and Flexibility Training, some of the idiotic responses I've been getting as of late, and I get plenty - surprise even yours truly "hard ass" hardened to all this nonsense a long time ago so much so that I actually enjoy being trolled with this inanity these days.
Hey, it leads to more sales for one.
See the video on that for more.
But recently ...
"How dare I just put out offers to the sHip and not the whole list".
Well, as I've explained before, I got tired of idiotic responses or no responses when I spent hours putting together great offers to the entire list, so now, I make sure I only send it to the people that I know will at least be interested.
Which includes people I send it to personally too (i.e. those not in the Ship, but doers regardless).
I could, of course, tell you "my site, my choice".
I'd be perfectly justified in saying that, not even my greatest detractors would have a response to that.
But really, the "entitlement" mentality ... like, I can't send offers to who I want?
Damn skippy I CAN. And WILL.
And those that agree NOT can kiss my righteous booty - and uh, dont let the door hit you in the backside, or ...
... where the sun dont shine, or Bozo Scofield hides/makes deposits (his, not mine, UGH) ...
Derriere, for those with a bit of French in you, pun not intended.
GROW up is what these folks need to be told.
"You say you want to help, but the prices are so high! Who on God's green earth would pay ..."
I believe we covered that whine in a prior email.
YES, my prices are what I consider reasonable, and they will only go up in the future.
But here's the thing - is price WHY I do what I do?
Do we all gotta eat?
Fuck yeah, bro.
I'm the same.
But when a DOER emails me with a request for a discount, for one, I'm MORE than happy to give one out.
The sheer thrill and JOY I experience when a true doer buys my product, it helps him or her immensely, immeasurably, some things are beyond money comparisons .. when they leave GENUINE feedback - everything pales in comparison to that.
If it were just for the money, I'd never have come as far as I have.
If it just for the money, I'd never spend so much time giving y'all offers to SAVE a buck and then some (really, these idiots that complain, were they at the back of, or even in the line when "God" handed out the grey fungola?).
Sure, money is damn important, prices will stay "high" but it ain't why I do this whole shebang, or anything I do.
Its a passion.
A passion that helps YOU immensely too. Bottom line, and if I do all I can NOT to get shortchanged, well, all I got to say about that - anyone with half a brain would, could and SHOULD be attempting to do the same.
If not DO IT.
We still have plenty of pictures to take for that one, so this book will take at least two more days to be ready for release.
In the meantime, remember that YOU would do good to get in on the pre-order NOW ... because the price will only go UP my friend.
And remember - this book has a special section on how Alexander Zass, the great old time strongman trained.
Idiots will diss it as too simple, but before dissing, DO the thing, then tell me.
If it doesn't kick your ass from here to Timbuktu I'll be a monkey's uncle and horses ass rolled into ONE.
That section alone "stick isometrics" is, to me, worth the price of admission, not to mention all the other great benefits the book has.
Since this is another email Im typing out of the shower, I better go get clothed.
And get in on the pre-order NOW.
As I woke up this morning, the song "We Shall Overcome" was playing in my mind - from a "kiddie" standpoint
Kids these days, they've got the opposite problem, too LITTLE to overcome as opposed to when we were growing up.
But I mentally made a note to tell my daughter about practice.
Not that shell listen - she will scoff. Hehe.
But she'll listen too.
And this is what I wanted to tell her.
"Someday, you'll look back - and realize the value of what I told you".
i.e. the 10,000 hours I keep talking about ...
Now, what do I mean.
Well, just this -sometime in life, these kids have to grow up, and when they face the real world, in whatever shape it is now ...
Is when a lot of them will remember these words - if they have been told that.
And when they will HAVE to do it - a lot of them will do it.
Even more won't.
Sink or swim, basically, as it was at THAT job I write so much about, where the boss kept telling me (a year later) - and my wife too.
"We don't train. We just throw 'em in, see if they sink or swim!"
Its the way I've lived my entire life (no, I'm not discounting the value of training, but sometimes, you have to learn things yourself too).
(use what you've been given naturally, a mind and physical tools).
But anyway later on while doing my meditation - a practice I highly recommend, something else came to mind.
"I cannot be defeated!"
This kept playing in my mind in various shapes, forms and guises.
Now, you guys might think it's all about fitness and working out.
i.e. if you go through a SOLID workout - blood and tears - and you're lying SPENT on the ground in a pool of "blood and tears", sometimes literally - and you THEN find it in yourself to do a 100 pushups MORE.
Then you do it.
At the time of doing it, you might feel you've died an gone to hell.
After this, after you do it - and you sit back and realize you got to that goal again- is when you realize the feeling is "you cannot be defeated".
You did it no matter what.
Training wise, this is exactly and precisely what yours truly did out there on the hill!
Those long, long workouts I did ...
Its the feeling of CANNOT be defeated, yet, is is just the physical that makes this up?
Incredibly, even if you're fit enough to be a Navy Seal or what not, or you go through the training daily - - what bout the MIND?
There is a reason ancient marital arts, when you look at them, you might think "they're not training the hard stuff".
Oh yes they DO.
And physically too.
But mentally is what they focus upon the MOST.
And mentally is what needs to back up the physical, as I wrote about the other day.
They both go together, and they both COMPLEMENT and energize each other.
As the world moves towards more and more "astrology", and other rubbish of "your life number is this and that", and learning from Youtube and other nonsense (from guys that ended up getting it from some other guru that knew exactly squat all) - and try and impart the same so called knowledge to those who dont want it, ie the silent DOERS ... how many times do we see people understanding this truism?
Barely at all.
And the mental part, the mental part where you can truly wake up in the morning and say - or FEEL, more like it ... "nothing can defeat me" - is when you know you've living life like it's meant to be lived, i.e fearlessly!
Lots of people TALK About it.
How many actually do it?
Its fine and dandy to wax lyrical bout all this when the chips are up, what about when it's the other way, so far down youd never imagine things could do this wrong?
Yet, if you're there, bloodied and undefeated, with the feeling of "nothing can defeat me", then you're already halfway there, my friend.
In the future, I'll put out more on meditation, and mind power.
For now, those books bove, and the 0 Excuses Fitness System are the ticket to build mental toughness like never before.
And physical too...
The kind of combo that cannot be beat, no matter what.
Believe it or not, some of the greatest, most succesful and deepest motivators need support too.
Oddly enough or maybe not, the people closest to them hate them the most - closely followed by the legions of trolls eagerly hanging on to their every word, thought, action ... hehe.
Which is fine.
As Jeff Bezos once said,
"You gotta be willing to be misunderstood for long periods of time to be an entrepreneur".
Bezos put it in his own manner.
I'd say it differently!
I'd say "the bozos that understand all, but pretend not to". Hehe.
But anyway ... here are a couple of quotes - old time quotes - NO videos, no inanities, just quotes - that have picked me from the depths of darkness - yes, I've been there too! - when I most needed it in the past, when no-one was there for me - when the whole world was against me - or so it felt - when NO-one had faith in me (a lot still dont, and I love it!) ... when people called me an idiot for doing ebooks instead of paperbacks, when people called me stupid for daring to start a biz, and so much more.
Edison, with his famous quote on the problem most men have is GIVING up too soon. Most men when they reach the point of giving up do not realize just how close they are to success when they do give up - as it told in the great book "Three Feet from Gold" by Napoleon Hill, I believe.
Or, the HIll quote.
"No man who has achieved anything worthwhile has done so without at one time or the other, having one foot hanging WELL over the brink of failure".
In the modern day, perhaps the Bezos quote of "never give up on your goal no matter how hard it gets".
I know all this myself, of course.
But sometimes, it pays - and helps - to read - the greats!
Precious few people DO though.
Anyhow, why do I say this.
Because last night, I watched one of those Amazon Prime movies - something about "dark side of life in Mumbai".
A run of the mill movie, fairly so, but I love Kay Kay Menon - one of the actors in it - along with Emraan Hashmi, one of my favorite actors and one who unlike Hashmi doesn't seem to quite get the dues that should be given him.
It's about six couples (I think) in Mumbai, all going through dire, tough times - the toughest - this was pre covid obviously - and how they handle it.
One couple, hemmed in by financial woes all around them, contemplates suicide. They even get the pills to do it!
"Easy to find the illegal stuff", laughs the husband when asked by his wife if he "got the goods".
Since it's their last night, they eat up, drink up - they even give the delivery boy a ton of change (like three spare meals) because he didnt have change, and told him to keep their phone too, they wouldn't need it!
They have it out with their rude landlord, they tell their old bosses to piss off, and so much more.
All the hidden feelings - animosities - they get it all out!
End of the night, they discover living life "carefree and fear free" wasn't so bad after all.
They never do commit suicide.
Then, there are others that do.
Some survive, like a young boy who was homeless in Mumbai, falls in love with a girl that takes him home, introduces him to an old "Uncle" who sort of adopts him, the story goes on and on until the girl OD's on drugs, the guy is devastated, commits suicide, survives, six months later, he's a succesful singer...
And many others.
Including an impotent (apparently) cop - and the barbs he gets from his girlfriend on a daily basis.
"You forgot the bullets!"
"Your lock is permanently jammed!"
Glyn Bozo of course would have a field day listening to all of that, but I was thinking, what if the GIRL had a problem - do we ever talk about that - and if the guy dared to say half of what the girl was?
He'd be labled abusive in an instant, whereas the girl gets away scot free?
But anyway, cop dies heroically in the end - saving another damsel from a terror attack.
And his woman at home is devastated and distraught, but thats a lesson unto itself.
Words hurt and matter - whether or not people admit it or not.
ALWAYS be careful what you tell the other person, my friend.
As Napoleon Hill said, your words can plant the seeds of either success - or the OPPOSITE - in other people's minds - subconsciously.
Some times, like in Glyn's case for instance, harsh words cannot be avoided, but in most cases, its best to do what HIll says ie write the words out either on the beach - right before high tide - or, on a sheet of paper which you then burn up later.
The movie, and the reasons for "ending it all" - were to me, frankly - LAUGHABLE.
But then again, I've been through a LOT.
Which is why people call me incaring (un) - and insensitive when I nigh on tell them that their problems are nothing in the grand scheme of things.
Believe me, I've seen it all - and BEEN through dark times like no-one else has - or precious few have.
And believe me, living to fight another day is what it's all about.
As the old man in the movie said (my favorite) "even sculptures weren't made without hemming away at stone. Nothing good comes easy!"
Those old men, people in that age group as I keep saying are really the ones that have it spot on, that I identify with - ever since I was young, for whatever reason, I've always had "older friends" and so forth.
My Mom hated it "why can't you hang out with your own age group".
Gee, Mom, like it matters.
But anyway, living to fight another day, to keep the good fight going - and to convert that defeat into victory through sheer and utter persistence - THAT is what life is all about ultimately.
I dont know why I saw fit to say this now ... but I did.
Maybe it'll help some of you going through dark times right about now. Maybe it'll provide a spark of cheer to those that have "given up". I dont know, maybe someone will read these words, and feel uplifted!
As Emerson said, if even ONE person feels that way - I've done my job - regardless of sales or not.
Being grateful is something we often forget.
Often, my friend.
And its probably the best time to tell you to be grateful - again - for what you DO have - and not focus so much on what you DON'T have.
I know I'm grateful to all of y'all on here, and I'll keep doing all I can in this regard for as long as I live. (on the physical plane).
Because I know lots of you LOVE my daily dispatches, it makes your day ...
And that makes mine too!
I'm grateful, and thats what it's about!
Chin up - shoulders BACK!
PS - Fitness wise, remember, you HAVE To be in top shape to "vibrate" at the highest levels and ultimately attract GOOD to you no matter what.
THIS is the fitness system that will DO it.