In “Outwitting the Devil”, Napoleon Hill wrote about something which may be glossed over by a lot of people reading the book . . . but if you’re smart, and “in the know”, that might just be one of the most important sections of the book you read.
As he works up to telling us the two experiences in his life which truly brought his “other self” into play, he lists out his jobs prior to that. His work. His many accomplishments (which weren’t looked upon as accomplishments at all by most people at the time. Sound familiar huh??)
And he talks about going from one job to the next.
One venture to the other.
One profitable biz (which he started, often times with NO capital) to the other, and handing over (by virtue of circumstance amongst others) the profits and proceeds made in said businesses to his partners, while he, often broke, looked for the “next thing”.
The next thing for him.
As he writes this, he tells us,
it became increasingly evident that no amount of money would ever make me happy”.
And often times his friends and family would roundly laugh at him and castigate him for leaving profitable sources of employment or other income, and he’d have little choice but to agree, even so far as his mind (the rational part of it) was concerned!
What man truly knows himself??
These lines were written way back in the mid 1900’s, but they may be some of the most important and “from the heart” lines you ever read, my friend.
And I can relate.
Oh boy . . . can I RELATE . . . both in terms of life and business. And fitness, of course!
What truly makes you HAPPY?
For me, it wasn’t the cushy expat jobs I worked when I FIRST went to China. Jobs that paid me five times more than what the average wage was for the position (but there was good reason behind this, but still) . . . jobs that helped me build up savings to the point that if I KNEW what I was doing, could easily have started my fitness ventures back in 2005 instead of ultimately in 2011 . . .
Boy, time flies does it not? Seems like yesterday when the friendly realtor Tom Song showed me my first apartment in China . . .
Anyway, it wasn’t the jobs that followed thereafter. Not even THAT job I talk about so often!
And it wasn’t jobs I did YEARS later in mainland China again, and certainly NOT what I did in the middle in the middle East.
What man truly KNOWS himself, my friend?
As you set out to find out WHAT exactly you were MEANT to do in terms of life (not “work) . . . this question will crop up many a times, and you’re a lucky man indeed if you can answer it before the age of 40 . . . and well beyond in some cases!
I know of people that started successful online businesses.
Matt Furey, renegade info publisher and bodyweight fanatic for one.
He started his business, built it from scratch and (finally) got to a point where he was wildly successful.
And then, for a period, he let it all slide.
No blog posts. No emails. No products. I still remember Matt’s early emails back in the day in 2005 when yours truly should have started HIS own venture too, but hey, live and learn, no regrets either!
Certainly no regrets. I’ve had a very storied life until now, and it promises to only get BETTER.
Now, in terms of what man truly knows himself, here is a question I’ve been wrestling with for ages, and indeed one that I considered back in 2017 when I “diversified” and put all my “fitness and motivational” eggs into one basket (0 Excuses Fitness) and my other writing under another umbrella.
For whatever reason though the rahulmookerjee.com site did NOT change.
It’s still the old fashioned site I created way back in 2011. Not many products. Lots of posts though.
Certainly no annoying pop ups as you see HERE (hehe, sorry, but they’re necessary!).
And so forth.
And I’ve been thinking.
If the site had built on the same platform the rest of my sites are, then I’d probably leave it as is and just build on there. After all, you’ll still see www.rahulmookerjee.com pop up a LOT on Google . . .
But it’s not. And that’s part of the conundrum.
Maybe I’ll use it for other business ventures. Who knows! If you have any ideas, feel free to write back and let me know!
And in terms of fitness, the same thing.
What man truly KNOWS himself?
What really WORKS – FOR YOU, my friend?
I’ve got a wide array of fitness products for you to use, and they all “work”, but the point is that what works – – really works – – amongst those products for YOU might not be what “really” works for me!
For me it’s always been about intense leg and back work, and I’ve done that through hill climbs, pushups and pull-ups.
But others may find that Hindu squats are their lifetime “to go” exercise.
Or perhaps the “extended arm” pushup (another favorite of mine).
And so forth.
So, an interesting question for you, my friend.
What man truly knows himself?
Write back, and let me know!
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