Rahul Mookerjee

Or healthy and profitable, I should say ... (and no, I ain't talking about the idiotic bench press, though YES, getting that dumb weight off thy chest and moving on to productive exercises WILL benefit you, but you know this already!)

Back in 1999, I was having a bit of a smoke out with an Italian buddy of mine in college.

We were in “Elam Arms”. Fourth floor I believe. And smoking was prohibited, as was drinking beer, so naturally the first thing we and most other college going dudes (not sure about the gals tho) would do would be to ... well, smoke and drink.

Yours truly has never really been a Marlboro man.

He has plenty of hair on his chest from working out and drinking a lot of beer, but smoking? I dont know – I smoked heavily for years, but it never really “made me happy” or whatever it is a good beer does me. Not dopamine, I know that much. How could it. LOL.

Lots of people tried to get me on weed etc.

Just didnt work.

Anyway, my buddy and I were there, after having lugged the cases of beer up four flights of stairs we needed a break.

“Take the weight off your legs, Rahul” he said.  

(Maybe he said "load". I'm not sure, hehe)

And now, despite this being about taking weight off your CHEST, lets start with the legs.

Some of the best upper body exercises are done when you take the weight off your legs.

Handstand pushups, pull-ups, and more.

Yet others when you KEEP the weight on your legs.

Pushups again! Really – pushups work the entire body in a way nothing else can.

But the main thing is the FEELNG these workouts give you. The “top of the morning” sort of feeling that LASTS all day.

And the feel good “cartharis” feeling (however you spell the word).

I dont know about you, my friend.

But EVERY Time I’m feeling down – or slightly lethargic – or not quite “all is well with the world”, I go to my ONE AND ONLY fall back option.

(well, other than mental tricks).

Exercise!

I’ll climb that hill. My favorite exercise by far, and there are many!

If I dont have time – I’ll knock out a quick set of pull-ups or handstand pushups.

Or, and another favorite – Hindu squats.

Not only do these exercises get the heart pumping and blood ROARING and lungs BURNING within a very short span of time – they also make you feel like “all problems cease to exist”. 

You feel calm, relaxed, on top of the world, and like a tiger ready to hunt it’s prey down, or take it on face to face if need be!

Truly a “weight off your chest” eh.

And HERE is the real nub of all this, and where I’m leading up to with all this.

Making MONEY is the same.

MOST, if not all of my “grand slam” emails for one have come about by the simple matter of getting a massive weight off my chest, or mind.

There.

I said it!

And this might come across as anathema to the nuts who claim “you just say just do it”, and don’t give us any instructions.

Well, my dear friends (those in that category) your shining and glaring lack of MARKETING knowledge shows through in that statement, as well as your assumption that “the entire world needs to be given to you for free”.

Nope.

It doesn’t (and even when it is, you dont value it anyway).

So, three lessons in today’s email – see if you can spot ‘em! The last is admittedly a bit hard to spot, but you’ll get there if you try.

As you will your fitness goals if you keep at it with the 0 Excuses Fitness System.

Grab it now.

NO goal shall be impossible once you’re ON it!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

(PS – Would you believe it, but one of the emails that pulled in a ton of money the FIRST day I wrote it – and I wasn’t even expecting sales from it – was titled nothing other than “Bulldog Tenacity”. Do a search on the blog an dyou’ll find it, but thats truly the nature of this BEAST, my friend. More on this on my coaching calls – and if you’re so inclined, apply for one on one coaching right HERE, and we’ll see what we can cook up for YOU.)

(PS #2 – But I’m not cheap. I know!)

Quite a bit to get off my (hairy) chest today, eh.

First being China. For a long time a lot of people globally weren’t just sleeping on the China threat – they were content to “ignore” it for the time being.

Practicality, some might say ... (though I dont know – the shoddy made Chinese goods and “copy central” I’ve encountered in China and the very rapidly rising labor costs seem to outcut any of the other advantages, but whatever).

They were willing to ignore everything they do internally. Their lack of democracy, brutal suppression of their own citizens. Everything.

And then they sent the plague over, which obviously was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  

Now if there is ONE reason China managed to pull itself out of it’s post 1960’s – 70’s slump, it ws Deng Xiaoping, who despite his faults is a modern day great leader in my opinion.

And his economic policies.

I still remember his UN adddress saying basically that if one day China became a threat to the world, “the world and Chinese citizens themselves must unite against China”.

True story and quote (though not verbatim).

And Xiaping threw the DOORS open in terms of the economy, and the results showed.

Those were heady times. The WORLD was in a phase of progress (though keen observers could see what lay ahead....).

And the 1990’s and early 2000’s created a wave of entrepreunerus globally.

Jack Ma, Alibaba scion being one.

Matt Furey, another “internet” millionaire.

That was about the time the Internet came out, and anyone smart enough to know their ass from a hole in the ground USED it – and made a fortune off it.

(Yours truly made a considerable amount of dough working a "job" in those days, so never really got around to it. Pity, but hey. Live and learn!)

Would they still have done it today?

Well, thats up in the air.

But I believe YES.

True success stories dont piss and moan about tough times. They find a way – I should know!

(Some of the successes of YORE have been built during unimaginable Depressions and times FAR tougher than the molly coddled majority find themselves in NOW)

(Those of us old enough to remember or read know, hehe. I guess I’m dating myself by saying that, and hey – my birthday is coming up soon too! Stay tuned on that front. Something special planned on that date!)

Same thing for fitness, bro.

If you’re stuck at home and can’t go to your favorite gym, there isn’t much point whining and groaning is there?

Might as well take ACTION ...

Back to China though (yes, this one is a bit of a “different” email than what I normally send but so be it) ... the chinese growth story has been on the ROCKS For years for those in the know.

Yes, I know. The English teachers tell you how they can make a fortune there while barely scraping by (truth be told, even they’re coming around to acknowledge the painful dancing monkey reality) and the nuts living on their wives and girlfriends while masquerading as “China biz experts” or “China watchers” (in reality all they’re watching is their own bank accounts, desperately hoping for some “red” in that account – China’s the opposite from the ROW in that RED means UP and black means DOWN) saying China’s the best place in the world to do business, there’s nothign wrong with theplace, and thus forth.

No.

It’s not.

Ask someone that has been dealing with Chinese factories for AGES now, including a nascent venture I started a couple of years ago that has been put on hold now funnily enough due to the plague itself.

China, I’ve always said is a giant and carefully constructed SMOKESCREEN that covers up the true filth of the place.

India is much the same without the smokescreen. WYSIWYG with India, and truth be told, end of the day, that approach works far better.

Same thing for my fitness books – of course – I dont mess around. I give it to you STRAIGHT. What you see is indeed what you get!

But anyway, the chinese recklnesses in extending inane amounts of state backed “loan shoan”, mindless infrastructure building (ghost towns anyone) and a general and massive economic slowdown over the ages they’ve done all to cover up is coming back to bite them in ass.

Has been for years.

The plague has made it worse.

And the icing on the cake I believe is Xi Jinping’s slow but gradual stranglehold on the economy.

China for those that think otherwise was never truly a free economy. 

No private ownership of land for one.

And ANY business that gets too big is eventually taken over by the Chinese government, unless it strictly toes party lines which get more repressive as the biz goes.

WeShat, for instance is never in trouble despite it’s monopoly on the Chinese market.

But AliBaba, and Jack Ma seem to be getting in progressively bad books with the Chinese goverment in general, mostly because of Ma’s propensity to say it like it IS.

And he is SPOT on in that Chinese lending practices, government oversight etc needs to be TONED DOWN, not “increased”.

You either control the economy with an iron fist, or you have a free market economy.

Can’t have both, brah.

And Xi JinPing is slowly doing all he can to take China back to the 1960’s cultural revolution days.

Still not so bad that yours truly can’t blog about it, but there are lines you cannot cross. (despite the Bozo making these posts “famous” on WeShat, it hasn’t crossed any red lines).

But you gotta know what those red lines are. And these days, things are becoming increasingly tougher.

And the free market is all but dead in China now practically speaking.

Lesson here?

Well, I wish I could say there is one.

Move away from China yes (in terms of production lines etc). Thats the obvious lesson.

Where is the question.

I’d love to say India, but under NM, much of the same thing is happening in India (though honestly, I’d rather NM 1, 2, 3, 4 and 1000000 and his inept handling of the economy as opposed to the Xi the utter dictator. At least NM has SOME sort of weird vision for the country as opposed to running it as his personal fiefdom as Xitler does. OK, I dont agree with it either, but hey ...).

Vietnam? Perhaps 10% there ...

So there’s no real obvious option either....

Wait and watch, but thats the tale on China my friend.

From one that truly KNOWS what he BE talking about. 2003 - 2020 and COUNTING, so to speak ... 17 years. Dang. Even I didnt realize it was that long! OK, lets take out a few years between 2008-2011 or so off and on, but still mostly in China. Whew. Been a while since I first showed up in the heady days in 2003! ANd I have some very very fond memories of thoset imes too! ;) 

Yes, this was a rather long one, but given what China has done to the ROW, I occasionally do write about this sort of thing (have this year TWICE in the past).

Those articles ran well over 2000 words too, hehe.

Anyway, thats it for now. If y’all need stuff sourced from China and are looking for a reliable person to get it done than won’t BS you – let me know.

And fitness wise, of course – half of my products were “filmed in China” and the other half – well – where I “may be” at the time, hehe.

Be sure and pick some up here – truly what you need for home based fitness!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – We’ll be back to regular programming tomorrow. I gotta get these things off my (admittedly "hairy") chest every six months or so, hehe.

That was one of the things yours truly did “back in the day” .... but I must admit that with a few exceptions – I was roundly DISAPPOINTED by the attitude of most of the people I worked for.

Perhaps I just didnt attract the right lot back then in terms of web development or what not (but then again given the “ESL teacher” standard of most of the nutzos running around in mainland China claming to all be businessmen and “waiting for their next thang or opportunity” - - in other words, BOTTOM of the friggin barrel – it doesnt surprise me one damn bit).

Dont get me wrong. There are SOME genuine people there.

Some REAL business people. In fact, I know more than a few.

But those are usually the lot that showed up when I first did i..e in the early 2000’s or BEFORE.

The REAL expats.

As opposed to the “running around from pillar to post looking for the next ESL gig” expat these days (post 2010 or so actually).

Nothing wrong with ESL for whoever wants to do it (though I cannot think of one good reason why one would want to be a dancing monkey, but whatever. You won’t hear a PEEP out of me in that regard, but no, sorry, I ain’t gonna change my opinion either on it) - - because it’s TRUE. And you know it. 

But anyway ...

Websites.

So, let me give you an example of why I don’t (in general – I make exceptions every so often) do this sort of work no mo.

Guy contacts me out of the blue. Bitches up a storm about what I charge, and finally pays after months.

As soon as he pays I gently remind him that all payment charges, bank fees etc are HIS responsibility, not mine (apparently since the obvious didnt get through).

After that, he complains up a storm about “having to do everything himself’ once the job is DONE.

Which was pretty much per the deal I have with all people.

I’ll build the damn thing, and giv eyou the tools you need to admin it, bro. After that I’ll help occasionally with tutorials etc ... but other than that, anything extra costs.

Guy doesnt get that.

Complains up a storm. Wastes so much time (or I should I waste so much time explaining the obvious to him) that I could have built a new site in that time and gotten paid twice over.

He doesnt listen. Keeps complaining about the ONE TIME payment he made. Despite the deal and everything being crystal clear at the outset, he complains about “layers upon layers of deals” and that “I’m a vampire” for charging the prices I do.

OK. Maybe I’m a vampire.

But I am nothing if not scruplously FAIR when it comes to this sort of biz bro. And customers that contact me personally for books etc here know this better than most people!

He delays payment every time it’s due. Websites are like you renting an apartment. Either you pony up the monthly cost (or pay a year in advance) or you DON’T. It’s that simple.

Same thing for the domain which are paid in advance annually.

Thats just how it works.

I usually send reminders to all my clients (though honestly I’ve jettisoned most of the web guys, as they were not worth my time) TWICE.

Once a month before the service is due, and once two weeks before it’s due.

I dont need to do this. 

It’s THEIR Responsiblity to stay up to date on payments, much like it’s mine to stay up to date and pay rent on TIME.

A lot don’t.

This latest “vampire” guy contact me through his brother SIX (more than) months after the damn thing (his site) was overdue, and this despite me sending him messages pre-renewal date, and despite him knowing fully well that once it;s gone its gone, he still emails me about “I want to renew the site”. 

OK.

Maybe he wants to re-do it I thought. Let’s give him another chance.

My gut said NO.

I did it anyway. Explained it via email.

And presto, and as I thought, elder bro’s message pops up on WeShat saying that “my bro emailed yo”, and then nothing.

Letting it hang.

Waiting for ME to say something. Because he knows fully well he’s going to have to pony up or else.

I mean, dude, REALLY.

Call me a vampire, sure.

But would you expect to NOT pay rent for six months and more, and expect the landlord to keep your stuff, keep the apartment vacant for your delinquent ass (in terms of payments) and let you have th eKEYS as well?

I think in my world, not.

And unfortunately, the vast majority of people out there, at least those I’ve met seem to think a website is something that you can turn on and off like a boundless stream of water from a free switch.

Not how it works, pally.

Now, I’ve had some great clients from China. Don’t get me wrong.

A famous Canadian model for one who I still stay in touch with.

A school in Shenzhen I once built a site for, and they didnt renew post year #3 I believe, but at least they didnt go loco on me a like a few others nutzos did.

And more.

And the latest is a lady who wants a site built.

I told her to give me specs etc, and that I’d quote her.

A little voice said she wasn’t the paying sort.

And I was right. Never heard back from her either.

And thats perfectly fine as well.

And thats why I keep my prices on the HIGH side in terms of web development as well when I DO do it, which isn’t often at all these days .. 

Fitness wise?

Same thing. So I can weed out the annoyances and lookie lou’s for one.

Some still manange to get through though, as I’ve written about before.

Ah well.

Such is life, my friend. 

Anyway, enough on “life” for now. Yours truly el vampiro is a blood sucking fitness vampire for sure, and right now, fangs bared, I’m directing YOU to the best dammned fitness system ever – for you humans, hehe – the 0 Excuses Fitness System . 

Keep the garlic away! ;-

Oh, and (edit) - this guy complained about my services numerous times (mostly all because getting any cash out of him for services rendered is like attempting to squeeze blood out of a ROCK ) and told me up and down that "he's using someone else who is far cheaper". 

He said this many times. 

And yet, hes back at yours truly's virtual doorstep ... 

Says a lot eh. 

Hehe.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Oh, and don’t forget to pick up the one course that has the Bozos all over the world stunned, sunned, shocked, burnt, hurt, ass hurt, and more with the sheer REALISM of the course and the BARNSTORMING nature of the fitness info therein – Battletank Shoulders. Really, pally. BEST course ever in terms of upper body work and I got many!

PS #2 – Apparently I was called a vampire because the client wanted to use my credit card to book a ticket back home, and I quoted him the exact amount plus currency conversion charges, and I did NOT , I repeat NOT charge him for my time.

That wasn’t good enough for this shclub tho. Apparently he thinks I owe him my credit card.

Ah hell. It’s one of those days, hehe.

Growing up my “eldest” cousin was my Mom’s favorite for some reason.

“He’s so serious and studious” I kept hearing my mother say, and in the same breath she’d look at me with a censorious Victorian era stare.

“some people aren’t that serious about their studies”, she’d go in that manner I do NOT – I repeat – NOT recommend you talk to your kids that way at all, even if youre highly dissatisfied with them because it believe me, it can really mess kids up.

Permanently. And yours truly felt the effects too, but yours truly had one thing which not everyone does – that being a desire to FIGHT. Always. Even when the chips were down.

But as Uncle Bob said upon hearing about my family.

“Parents can really screw up a kid’s development”.

He was right, of course (and I can hear the chorus of “no he wasnt” from a certain quarter who is admittedly secretly and avidly not just reading this, but gobbling it up).

Anyway this eldest cousin never “tried to be physically strong”. So of course he was the bomb! 

His brother?

Nah. Not so much.

I never heard my mom utter ONE complimentary word about him.

If anything, at the age of 19 apparently he came to my Mom’s place to stay with them while he went to college.

I still remember my mother writing to me about ... guess what?

You got it.

“He sits at home! He doesnt go anywhere! He just sits at home! ” she wailed. 

(apparently going to college didn't count)

For whatever reason, those that “sit at home” dont go down too well with my (not in her opinion) dysfunctional mom even if theyre going to college or makinh money or what not – of course, she herself has the right despite not even FINISHING college herself, let alone ever work a SINGLE DAY IN HER WHOLE LIFE.

(Apparently the excuse for that is “I got married young”.)

Right, Mama .........

I gotta give it to you.

You’re the best Nazi feminist I ever knew!

Anyway, cousin #2 is a great guy.

He drinks beer. Sits at home. Probably makes money doing it too (or at least he sat at home then, not sure about now, hehe).

And he was NAUGHTY when growing up.

Same as my own child. Whom I love more than anything else in the world, and (admittedly) pander to her to a T.

She had me wrapped around her little finger from the minute she was born, with those large eyes staring at me!

“IS this Papa?”

I could FEEL IT!

Anyway, cousin #2 was a carbon copy pretty much of my Uncle, who always tried to help me. Praise me. Singing. Otherwise. Etc.

OF course, he drank like a fish, so he was persona non grata for Mom too (and he smoked like a chimney, hehe).

Much like yours truly.

And that alone should tell you a lot about why I Dont and have never gotten along with family.

Their view is life is a grind.

Mine is the opposite.

And so it stands.

But I remember my aunt though never directly praising me other than the wistful “you’ve got slim surgeon’s fingers” (in a good way she said that) always being KIND.

Never had a bad thing to say to ANYONE growing up. Any kid, that is.

Of course, this was a lady that actually WORKED in her life at a certain point.

An English teacher no less, so shes no doubt NOT HAPPY With all my typoooooooooos and miz-spelings”.

Lings.

Hehe.

Anyway, I won’t go there.

But point is, even my Dad ... despite his tendency to pander to Nazi feminism (truth be told – hey – he chose that path – more power to him!) ... was mostly FAIR.

To ALL the kids.

Unlike my dear Mom.

And thereeth, my friend lies the tale of dysfunction, at least for now.

Ok, enough of this brain dump.

Pick up the MOST functional fitness system you’ve ever been on right here – the 0 Excuses Fitness System.

Believe me, the results will BLOW you away.

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS - - A recent customer termed my book on CORE training Corrugated Core to be one of the most functional ever in terms of REAL strength and fitness. Go HERE To check it out!

PS #2 – all the stories I tell are TRUE, hehe. Just in case you were wondering – yes – such dysfunction DOES exist!

PPS – But, and I almost forgot to say this, As Napoleon Hill famously said.

“Every adversity, every temporary difficulty carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. Mind you, I did not say the FLOWER of full blown success, but the SEED from which said success might be said to germinate”.

Sage, my friend. Sage. I highly recommend reading “Outwitting the Devil”, even if you’re not religious (I sure ain’t, and I love the book).

I wouldn’t be where I am today without all of the above and then some – so thank you in that regard, Mama. I wouldn’t have the DESIRE To get back and keep going after constantly gettring knocked down. I’d have never created this or other businsesses, or accomplishe dwhat I have in MANY OTHER sphere of LIFE and believe me, there are many. I’d probably be one of the bozos you like so much if all of this wasn’t there. 

Come to think of it – that is what you want – and don’t. Hehe. ‘nuff said!

 

Which of course is a contrarian way to the extreme, and that exact OPPOSITE of what most “gurus” claim (and to be honest, some of those people DO KNOW what theyre talking about!).

And opposite of what I’ve said in the past too.

Perhaps this email should be read by “super motivated” folks.

If you NEED motivation to get started (fitness, life, work etc) ... well, you do the easy stuff first and build momentum.

But for you SUPER MOTIVATED lot out there?

That really want to EXCEL at whatever it is you do??

Could be as simple as fixing a lightbulb, for instance.

This afternoon I had three bulbs to fix.

Two easy peasy, one tough in that I had to take off the “glass cover” around it (an insanely annoying thing to do).

So fixing light bulbs is easy anyway, you say!

Yes.

IT is!

But I got the “hard part” out of the way anyway!

FIRST.

And my thinking was as follows.

The other two are easy anyway. Why not just do those later?

Thats like saying “thats already done”!

And it was, in a way. Hehe.

So I got the toughie out of the way FIRST.

If I did it in the reverse manner, would it have worked?

Hell yes.

IN probably the same time, but mentally, I’d constantly think of “the hard one remains!”.

And its the same thing with my fitness routines.

I do the toughies FIRST, and unless you’re trying to DO an exercise, it’s the rught way to do it.

If you’re just starting out with handstands and handstand pushups, obviously do the reverse.

But after a certain point, you crank the heat up.

Literally. And figuratively.

And the way to do that is harder workouts , and the way to do that?

Well, it’s to do the toughies FIRST when you have the most energy instead of waiting until the “fag end”. Hehe.

Dont get me wrong. You can do it that way and still make great gains, but in my NOT SO HUMBLE opinion on this one, the first way is BETTER.

Boith work, but if one is better, why not choose that and see how it goes??

And this works for life – fitness – everythang, really.

And I’m out for now. Back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

 

PS – HERE is where you can pick up a book on ONE exercise done in reverse – the best damn exercise ever, and with DAMNED GOOD REASON! Be sure to check out the testimonials on this one, hehe.

Friday, 18 December 2020 08:04

On UNCONVENTIONAL (books) and MORE!

This morning, I chanced upon the news.

Which I do NOT read.

I repeat, I do not read most of the garbage out there thats put out for news. Denzel was right in Training Day about it being 90% B.S., and people reading it for entertainment, but yours truly caveman has other things he does for entertainement.

Like writing these typo ridden emails to YOU on this list.

OR talking about something MEANINGFUL.

Or, writing books. And usually very unconventional ones!

Dr Bisland, a great professor of mine for “databases class” if I remember right had this to say once about an instance when the grader literally TORE me apart on an exam.

Now, getting D’s and F’s was nothing out of the ordinary for yours truly.

Including a summer where I believe a friend of mine did nothing but drin kbeer all semester, and ended up with three D’s and a F, and yours truly made A’s that summer, but made up for it with an F the next time around (although to be FAIR, that was more Dr. Burgess going hard on me, hehe, I didnt really deserve that F. Well, maybe if you were to follow the letter of the law – but I digress!).

(I went rough on Burgess too tho with the "Brit" jokes, so even stevens, and NO hard feelings now, hehe. I'd shake his hand if I met him today!) 

Anyway, I took the paper back to the good Prof for re-grading.

And upon looking at it (it was a question related to relational databases) - - well - - the prof “hmme’d” and laughed.

“You have an unconventional way of doing things”, he went. But hey. If it works, is what he said, while reversing the negative points.

“Thats why I wanted to bring it back to you”, I said.

He shrugged. 

By all means son, if it works – then you get the grade! (he didnt say that, but that was his import).

I still stay in touch with him!

One of the BEST profs ever, despite the INANE rants about him being “racist” and so forth, while the real racists sometimes got a free pass ...

Anyway, where was I.

Ah.

Saikar Majumadar, an author I HAVE NOT heard from ADAM until today, popped upon on some news today.

I ignored it initially.

But something told me to go check i tout, and I did.

Guy is a Bengali. Hehe.

Just like yours truly (perhaps thats why I love the Bengal TIGER so much, heh) – but yours truly never really grew up in Calcutta other than a few visits.

(And yes, I said Calcutta. I did NOT say Kolkata. Some things should be left as they are, much like I’m against renamining military bases etc with “confederate” sounding names or what not – history is history, and thats the bottom line, folks!)

But anyway, it’s funny. I still remember an instance in Hong Kong where a guy just walked up to me and started speaking a language I had NOT IN YEARS – Bengali!

God knows how he knew, hehe, or Goddess perhaps since a “Goddess” seems to be the reigning deity in that part of the land!

But anyway ........ this dude has written some unconventional books apparently.

And on topics which in conventional India, which back int he day was the MOST OPEN society ever (and YES, they DID EAT BEEF AND PORK in ancient India – it’s the modern day Modi inspired religious BS that has put all that to paid and more) are best left undiscussed 

Homosexuality. Class barriers. And such.

All taboos topics apparently.

I write about them!

Yes. Thats another one of those businesses I do, but hey.

Yours truly has ALWAYS BEEN called out for being unconventional.

“Why can’t you do what everyone does” , goes the chant.

For ANYTHING. Life. Work. Business.

And fitness!

I go by GUT, and gut often seems miraculous and unconventional and it IS, and guess WHAT. It ain’t changing!

My fitness books are some of the most unconventional ones you’ll ever see, with workouts that would make most strongmen puke within the minute or couple.

Literally.

My TECHNIQUES of doing things (specifically how I teach th ehandstand pushup) is UNCONVENTIONAL to a T!

Everything about me is.

But does it WORK?

And BETTER than the rest of the junk out there?

Well – you be the judge, my friend!

Unconvetional should be embraced, my friend.

And truth be told, if all of us paid heed to intuition and less on “logic”, then the world would be a far better place TODAY!

All for now – back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – Some of the pushups in Pushup Central are the most unique and unconventional ever. Check ‘em out NOW!

PS #2 - I still remember Vincent telling me once "your not like most people from India!"

And in terms of Bengalis, we're (and truth be told, sometimes I wonder if I have INdian roots at all, hehe) SUPPOSED to be intellectuals, and great poets and that but NOT physical, hehe. Perhaps that explains my up bringing and Mom's "he thinks he's so strong" jibes. Hehe.

And how did it turn out on BOTH fronts?

Well, you be the judge - and read what Gautam, a customer from INDIA no less had to say right HERE !

 

Monday, 14 December 2020 08:28

Feed your business, and IT will feed YOU

One of the silliest, in hindsight things I did when starting out in biz was neglecting the above truism.

And amazingly enough, many people with years and years of experience under their belt do the very same thing often!

Starting out, making that choice can be tough.

Do I buy the bread and cheese, or do I invest in the biz?

YES – I’ve been there.

Many times!

Every successful person HAS.

And its that choice, or one of the choices at any rate that you make then that will DETERMINE whether you will ultimately go UP or DOWN.

Or, stay “middling”.

Believe me, the tough choices are what count.

When everyone around you is yelling, hollering, putting you down etc – and REFUSING to believe in what you do – and you have to make the choice.

What do you do?

You make the right choice regardless.

You think logically. 

And you invest in your business above ALL if you’re serious.

Yes. ABOVE ALL!

Family. Life. EVERYTHING!

(Sure, unless the “other things” are life threatening but problem rarely are!)

We MAKE problems far bigger than they actually are, to be honest. Most of us at least ...

And believe me, when you do the right thing it comes back to you.

If you’re serious about BIZ, it will come back to you.

Same thing for FITNESS Too.

You make time to get in a workout ANYWAY, regardless of everything else.

Regardless of that nasty fight you had with your S.O. last night.

Or this morning.

Regardless of the financial situation, or perhaps abundance of it.

Regardless of the two kids lying in bed sick of the flu (I dont mean the plague!).

And so forth.

Give it time, even if it’s just TWO minutes a day.

And believe me, the returns will be manifold.

And I’ll have more on this later. For now, enough to chew on – back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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Tuesday, 08 December 2020 12:27

“I have other choices!”

I’ve been yammering up a storm with Christina, a lady I know from wayyy back inthe day.

I dont know why, but I said hi, so did she, and we continued to talk.

And she’s a lady that for some reason keeps repeating the same thing, something that annoys me no end.

(Though in her defense, she’s trying to get freebies. Nothing if not persistent in that regard, hehe).

But I laid into her a bit, before backing off. She’s actually cool!

“Madam, try and say something ORIGINAL for once, not just the same thing. It’s so damned boring!”

(I believe those are NOT the exact words, but thats the gist).

She giggled.

“I’ll try and improve my memory”, she went.

I dont think she will!

But anyway, here is the nub of this.

Every time we chat she asks me what I do.  

Though I’ve told her a bazillion times and it’s plainly obvious.

Every time after that, she “wants to see my books”.

“Where can I go”.

Though I’ve told her.

And then of course.

“Can I read them”?

Although I’ve told her “no free” about a 1000 times, she keeps it up.

And then the most hilarious part of all this.

“I have other options! I dont need them!” she goes.

Well, if you do, Madam, by all means GET ‘em.  

Why constantly ask me, hehe.

No reply of course.

But this sort of thing is typical for the freebie seekers and those that NEVER have any intention of DOING the thing (i.e. those that may buy, but will never DO the thing).

Tyre kickers.

Wanting something for nothing.

And so forth.

And I suppose it’s no wonder I dont get on social media anymore?

Hehe.

Anyway, enough on that front.

To find out which books she’s so eager to read, go right HERE bro.

Pick up a couple – best investment you’ll Ever make – both fitness wise and life wise (one and the same thing at the end of the day).

I’m out. Back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

Monday, 07 December 2020 14:41

Why hope is not a PLAN of ACTION

I was talking to Joy, a “dating coach” today and we were discussing COVID, the plague (and how it’s no longer present in China etc), and so forth.

Just basically saying “hi” (as far as yours truly was concerned).

And as far as her, she was basically saying “I hope we can get back to traveling the world” (we being anyone in general).

“I hope so, Joy”, I said.

Immediately followed up by a lengthy explanation of facts, and why I didnt think it would happen anywhere in the world anytime soon.

(Sure, most countries are open for travel internally, but the hassle you go through with masks etc, and the moronic comments made towards those of us (yours truly for one) who refuse to buy into the “mask or else” moronic scare and so forth make one (again yours truly) that it’s best to stay put in the country one’s AT right NOW).

(And internationally pretty much nothing and nowhere is oopen anyway).

That was a time I used the word “hope”.

But my immediate explanation thereafter belied the fact that I’m not much of a one that relies upon “hope”.

It springs eternal, sure.

But I’d rather TRUE hope – which comes from the subconcsious, and works. 

Every time in the past I’ve talked about an exceptionally difficult and seemingly impossible situation I’ve faced (and surpassed) – I hear the following.

Or a variant of it.

“I hope you’ll get out of it”.

“I hope it doesnt happen again”.

And so forth. 

And while this sort of thing used to irritate me, it positively annoys the heck out of me now .

Hope, my friend is NOT a plan of action, and the very word tome invokes a sense of “it’s too difficult, and it might not happen{“.

I’d rather be the guy that tells the other person (or I’d rather hear this, either from someone else or said to myself) – “It will pass”.

“Or, the darkest hour is often and always before the dawn”.

Or just a simple “Snap out of it, bro! Go GET ‘em!”

and so forth.

Note how the last three involve a tangible something as opposed to the vagaries of hope!

Mercy be on the person who “casts his life’s ship” upon the waters of Hope, because he may or may not get to his destination – probably won’t!

Other hand, a strong willed person that takes the oars of his life and says I WILL get it, no matter what – or no matter what it takes – or no mater how long?

Well, THAT is my man – or woman – or in between – right there!

Fitness wise, don’t be the guy that says “I hope I’ll be able to do pull-ups someday”.

You’ve got the course.

Now, You better KNOW you CAN and WILL do it!

IF you start out with nothing but hope that ship done sank before sailing.

But if you mix positive intent, an iron WILL, and most of all persistence, gumption and a never say die spirit – then guess what.

You will be doing them – and then some – and better than what you thought you could, or how!

Thats the lesson for today, my friend. Take it or leave it – choice is up to you!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – HERE is where you can pick up your copy of an exercise most “hope” to be able to do, but few ever make up their mind to go the hard yards, the whole humpty, and DO IT. Those that do tho – watch out – and read their testimonials – and you’ll know what I mean!

Pushups – Reverse Pushup – the BEST darn exercise ever!

As the man said, a master piece of a book if there ever was one!

I believe I did up a post on the latter a while ago, didnt I?

Or if it wasnt a post, I believe I sent it out to my list.

YES – that is what I think it was!

And today I’ll delve into another recollection – that NOT mentioned in “16 Inspirational Fitness Recollections” (but I’ll probably put a LONGER version of it in the next Volume, whenever that comes out).

Comes out. I know. I know!

But anyway, it “comes out” as it does from my mind.

Now, remember one thing.

Yours truly lives in a SUB TROPICAL area where it does NOT snow.

I repeat.

IT gets cold as heck. Blustery. Rain and cold. You feel like your fingers are about to fall off. With the lack of indoor heating it can get even worse.

But ... it “don’t” snow.

But it did wayyyy back in 2015, and now that I think about it it wasn’t all that long off!

I remember waking up to excited messages from people on WeChat.

“it snowed in Dongguan!”

I didnt believe it.

Was incredulous.

Credibly so!

Looked outside.

And sure enough, there it was. A slight layer of snow that those of you reading this from New York for one would sneer at for being nothing (rightfully so, hehe. Although I do remember my time in New York – it was the winter, and a very mild one at that!).

But it was snowing.

And yours truly didnt have the clothes for it, so he bundled up in layers of clothes and went climbing anyway, and that hill?

IT WAS DESERTED!

And I remember feeling my fingers and face almost FREEZING.

Or so it felt.

When I “unpeeled those layers”, guess what. I had sweated up a storm anyway.

And this brings me to the cold showers part, something I highly, highly recommend.

As I said in an email or so prior to this, my water heater often fails when you need it the most.

It isn’t an issue these days, as I shower at night or afternoon mostly.

But back in the day?

When I couldn’t STEP out of the house before stepping foot in the good ole shower?

Well, back in the day there was only one alternative.

Grit the teeth.

And jump into a freezing ice cold shower in the middle of winter.

And the heart thumping I’ve experienced was like NOTHING else 

Probably the only comparison that would even COME CLOSE is the saunas I used to go to in China (no longer, ever since 2015 – long story, hehe, but I could if I wanted to).

The sweat rolling and pouring off me was something else.

The Finns do this. They take hot saunas, and then jump straight into the Atlantic!

Tough hardy people, and I remember the feeling afte rmy cold shower.

When I stepped out into the icy weather, it felt like NOTHING.

I felt ALIVE!

And ever since then, I mak eit a POINT to take cold showers every time I can!

I dont do this always, but a lot of times, and I recommened both cold showers – and cold water workouts – for you, the reader as well!

(I dont recommend complaining about typos though, hehe).

And thats what I gotta tell you now. Back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

PS – If after reading all this you aren’t motivated to go outside and workout, well, thats fine – you can do the SAME thing – indoors – and thats why I put out the 0 Excuses Fitness System! Get on it NOW, bro!

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