The first TWO hours of every day
- Are KEY to your success at anything

This morning I had the idea to write about “how I want to be remembered”.

Or how “you” want to be remembered, and it was afternoon, actually. Hehe.

And I wrote about it.

I never have any set plans for what I want to write.

This may come across as nigh on ASTOUNDING for those that know me, and my output.

This will come across as unbelievable to those “in the know” about my other ventures, where I’ve written not just long NOVELS – – but also a lot of instructional courses such as with 0 Excuses Fitness.

Not to mention all my other writing all over the Internet on various other sites.

Not to mention THESE daily emails . . .

And more, but no, I don’t.

I live life in the flow. When it comes to me, it comes. And it usually comes so spontanesouly that I have to literally RUSH and drop everything I’m doing and put pen to paper (metamorphically speaking during the day and not so much when I’m writing my dreams down on PAPER using a real PEN) and get it done.

And the first two hours of the day are usually when inspiration strikes out of the blue.

If there ever was one tip I could give you (I have NOT mentioned this in Zero to Hero, by the way) – – it is this.

Devote the first two hours of each day for yourself.

The fights with the S.O. can wait.

The laundry can wait (unless it’s done between tasks!)

The dishes can wait just a little while longer

The kids can too!

And so forth.

You on this list will remember what I said about THAT company I worked at, and the immense success I enjoyed while doing things my way (which while it was eventually and ultimately unpalatable and incompatible with the boss’s ego, which is fine; he’s a great guy!; worked WONDERS while I did it).

(Edit – he hates it when I make comments like this. One of his pet grouses was when I point out faults, and yet say the other person’s a great guy).

According to him, that’s being hypocritical.

Huh?

Don’t we ALL have faults?

And pointing out a fault hardly makes a person a bad person, my man!

Anyway . . . (oh, and before I continue, its shades of grey. NOT black and white! 😉).

Anyway, the point of all this is that I did (worked my magic) what I had to for them in the first hour of the day when I woke up.

Along with some other writing I did for some other people. 10-15 minutes of high energy fun that got me more than I’d ever bargained for and a lot of high quality contacts I have until this day!

After that I’d workout.

And then it was back to the “fag end” of the day when the magic would work again.

Think this only applies to sales?

Think again.

Fitness wise, I do my fitness routines FIRST thing in the morning, or if that’s not possible, FIRST thing after I finish a bit of writing.

And usually, it’s the first thing in the morning, as I’ve written about so often!

Is it any wonder that I’ve gotten the results that I have doing it that way, my friend?

Devote the first few hours of the day (first TWO actually) to doing what YOU WANT – – and watch how your life expands and gets better almost instantly!

Yes, this is one of the best ever tips I could give you. For FREE. Try it, and let me know!

Best

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – And yes, I recommend you do the exercises in 0 Excuses Fitness (or Corrugated Core – – or “Pull-ups from DUD to STUD within a matter of weeks” – – or any of my other products) first thing in the morning too!

Everything happens . . . for a REASON!
- There is ALWAYS A greater and better power making the REAL decisions.

I’ve often spoken about living life in the flow.

About making decisions based upon GUT feeling, and almost on the spot, and instantly.

I’ve spoken a lot about how in 2018 I was put into a position with my back against the wall, and it was literally do or die at a certain point in time and then some.

I was literally pushed (WITHOUT being given the opportunity to plan in advance, or even think about it; though to be honest it was expected from a certain standpoint) to give a DATE for a certain activity, and if I did not, the ramifications would be enormous.

That period in my life was certainly one of the toughest I’ve ever dealt with. And successfully at that!

As my friend (well, at a time anyway) Charles once said, it’s not how you start. Its how you finish!

And as I finished the year off on a massive, massive high – – new business in tow of all things, I was flying HIGH.

Or so I thought . . .

Claude Bristol warns AGAINST complacency in his wonderful little book “The Magic of Believing”.

Anytime you get complacent – – you go DOWN. It’s just that simple!

As he so famously said, success is a matter of never ending application. Anytime you pause to rest on your laurels is when it takes WINGS and FLIES AWAY.

There are always others in this world aspiring to “your position!”

Anyway, the habit of making decisions on the fly, and almost instantly is something all successful men have.

I should say, making decisions quickly (even if those are highly unpopular decisions or make NO logical sense at the time) and NOT changing them (or being excruciatingly slow to change them, if at all).

Ford was often known as stubborn and obstinate, for one.

But this was because of his tendency to MAKE a decision and then BACK it – no matter what.

Remember the story of the 8 cylinder engine I keep telling you about?

Ford wanted to build it, and at the time it was unheard of, and his entire team of engineers were not shy about telling him about this repeatedly either.

That will never work, the world said!

In a chorus at that . . .

Ford could care less. He ordered the men to go and start work on it anyway, and they did it. They had little choice if they wanted to keep working for Henry Ford!

Six months later?

Nothing happened.

“Go right ahead!” said Ford. “I WANT IT, and I SHALL HAVE IT!”

And this, my friend, forms the basis of TRUE success, and speaks tomes in terms of persistence, that one quality that separates the true ACHIVERES in life from the lookie lous and wannabee and “has beens”.

You have to be persistent!

And you have to back your DECISIONS.

Anyway, six months more passed. Nothing happened.

Ford told his engineers to keep working upon it anyway.

And then, all of a sudden, at long last, the SOLUTION was discovered – as if magically!

As Edison said, ideas do “come out of air”!

And the reason for me mentioning this?

I do the SAME thing.

I take decisions based upon GUT feeling, and mostly that alone. Sure, I do my due diligence and all that, but end of the day, it depends on the GUT feeling and pretty much the feeling I get when talking to the person I’m doing biz with (and no, it don’t need to be the phone either. Words carry a very very strong vibe as well if you know how to read ‘em!).

In fact, believe it or not, I have NEVER gotten on the phone for some of the biggest deals I’ve cracked. Except at THAT company where I often made phone calls, but even those were not really necessary as the real deal making was done via email.

Last year, I was RIPPED off doing just this.

Once for a smallish amount (still significant, but not “break the bank” in any way).

Did I stop trusting my gut?

No.

I made another biz decision, and ended up getting ripped off for about ten times that amount, and then some!

Another gut based decision.

This year, as I switched web hosts, I did something “on the fly” I’ve never ever done in my life.

I cannot speak highly enough of my current web host, and compared to the nightmare (literally, and if you don’t believe me, here is what one person (not at that company, but elsewhere) said about it “outrageous and then some”) the last company was, these guys come across as a breath of fresh air.

Hosted in the good ole USA – – TRULY hosted there as opposed to the bunch of lies the last company fed me.

And I gave them a testimonial nigh on two weeks after using their service, so impressed was I.

So impressed was I after talking to Peter, the guy who handled my case . . .

GUT feeling my friend.

Logically, you might think this is astounding, and for a sane biz person like me to do this . . . after just two weeks?

Its about GUT feeling.

And why was I ripped off the last year?

Because it all happens for a reason.

I’ve spoken about not giving this biz enough time last year. Many times.

Despite having struggled for JUST THAT all of 2018, and then finally when the doors of SUCCESS were thrown open, I ended up jumping into another venture!

And perhaps this was the Universe’s way of telling me some things, and teaching me yet another lesson.

Which I’ve hopefully learnt now, hehe.

It all happens for a reason, my friend!

And that’s that for this email. Back soon!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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P.S #2 – Animal Kingdom Workouts has “swollen” to over 68 exercises now. Oh boy! I can FEEL it . . .’twas workout #3 in one day while taking the pictures yesterday, as I wrote to you before. So it will be a few more days before the book is out, but rest assured the wait will be WELL worth it my friend.

On snowflakes and more
- Indeed interesting!

Oh boy!

They sure do say it like it, or some do, hehe.

My last email blast (well, one of the last ones) caused more than 24 people to unsubscribe off my list.

For good.

With a snarky comment or two thrown in there as well which to be honest are so ridiculous that I won’t dignify them with a response.

And . . .while unsubscribes are nothing new for me, and something I personally WELCOME, this latest number was a surprise to me.

I don’t normally have that many people leave, but hey, if saying it like it is pisses people off that much, so be it!

There’s a lot of people that would raise their eyebrows and say it’s a bad thing.

Not true, my friend. Not true.

Lets take the example of Donald Trump, who once famously and very publicly made a comment about a certain model “not being a 10 any longer”.

Or something like that.

You should have SEEN the backlash! Or heard it, or watched it.

Twitter was ablaze with people accusing him of being a woman hater, womanizer (curious how a woman hater is a womanizer huh), abusive person, and much, much more.

And in the all this hoo haa, steadily his follower base kept increasing.

The publicity he got from all of that was MORE than what he would have got by posting a more “normal” tweet. And trump is a master of the game, bar none as I’ve often said.

If there is something I admire the man for, it’s not so much his politics, but his STYLE!

This morning I was reading about a retired Major in India making the comment about the Nepalese PM being honey trapped by a Chinese dame. Supposedly the Chinese Ambassador to Nepal or something.

And while I don’t know if it’s true, there is no smoke without fire.

And, knowing what I do about the Chinese, and how things work there, it wouldn’t surprise me one damn bit.

And neither does the outrage surprise me.

From the snowflakes, all of whom are unwittingly giving the Major way more publicity than he would have normally gotten!

There’s a marketing lesson in there for you, my friend.

Whether or not you choose to take it is up to you!

And fitness is the same my friend.

The minute someone with a huge belly hanging over their gut posts about being able to do pull-ups, or wanting to for that matter, everyone goes nuts.

How can he. How dare he? Can he ever? And so forth, and often times people lose track of their OWN workouts while discussing it.

And while I don’t recommend sharing your goals with others, the “hard nosed” amongst us often do so and make bold statements with ALCRACITY and POMP and CANDOR . . . and rake in the bucks too, hehe.

Don’t believe me? I understand, and I’ll have more on this later.

For now, the last thing to say here is that the new book on Animal Kingdom Workouts has been written, but my photographer (my wife) bailed mid way due to some B.S. reason about “you didn’t do this, so I won’t do this”.

I wouldn’t be calling it a stretch to say she’s been doing all she can to bully me over the past few months for reasons I best not get into here, but it’s a typical Femi-Nazi approach.

It’s either her way or the highway.

“No, I won’t retake those few pictures!”

OK, dearie.

No problem.

Guess what.

I’ll put the book out with THOSE IMPERFECT pictures (which really aren’t that imperfect as they may seem. I set high standards and like to maintain them but the pictures with a bit of work will be fine; and not to mention there are a few more I have, hehe. Always best to keep an ACE up your sleeve!).

And on that note, I’m off.

Let’s see how many people this last statement of mine ticks off (but really, if you can’t stomach brutal reality of LIFE for what it is, then . . . you should not be on the list, period!).

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – There are some very interesting parallels between the India-China situation and countless stories of “abuse”. Not everything is as it seems to the naked eye, my friend. A bully is a bully, regardless of gender . . .

P.S #2 – Anyway, upward. Here is where you can grab Corrugated Core – a course that has seen plenty of interest since I blasted out the last email on Core Fitness. . .

P.P.S – The book on Animal Kingdom Workouts is coming along nicely, except for ONE thing, which is good, hehe. Much like the book on Pushup Central (I wasn’t planning on more than 30 odd exercises for that book, but we all know where it ended up! 😉) it started off SMALL. I was thinking maybe 25, 26 exercises, but it “grew” (much like with Pushup Central) and right now I’m at 50 odd. All good. I’d rather the book take a couple of weeks more so that (as my customers say) they get REAL value for their MONEY!

“You get the core ready, you can handle anything else!”
- Indeed!

A long time ago, or maybe not that long ago, I was having a drink with a good friend of mine.

We were talking physical (contact) sports, combat, and more. I think that was the first time my buddy showed me how to CORRECTLY unsheathe a knife (a monster if there ever was one!) . . . and believe me, most people do NOT do it the right way.

And more, but one of the topics was conditioning.

And we were talking guys that could take a punch to the midsection (or not).

Actually, it was the “big VS fat” discussion.

Yes he’s a big guy, my friend said about another person. But lets see him take one to the gut!

To which I agreed.

The core is most important, I said. And I emphasized that by throwing a few “mock” punches to my midsection.

“Here, try hitting that!” I laughingly offered.

My friend laughed back.

“I know. I’d be wasting my time hitting there!”

And while this is a story unto itself, the point being is this.

The old “am I a big guy, or am I fat”.

And I think you know my answer and stance on that one.

Now, let’s take a look at a living legend Herschel Walker.

A physical specimen and a BEAST if there ever was one. Football player, and what a player at that! MMA. Bodyweight enthusiast. Martial artist. Sprinter. Is there anything physical this guy has NOT done?

And despite his muscular build that would put most boobybuilders to shame very quickly, he does not and has not ever lifted weights, and is going STRONG at the age of 58.

Most men call it quits at less than half that age . . .

According to Walker,

“Almost everybody wants to look like a body builder and do 500 pounds on the bench. That sounds good, but all of sudden you’ve got back problems and all these other problems.”

And then this . . . (when asked about his erstwhile 3500 pushup a day routine which during his MMA days was cut to 1500, still a gargantuan daily amount!) . . .

“You get the core ready, you can handle anything else!”

And it’s true, my friend.

It’s TRUE.

There is a certain inner and innate CONFIDENCE that comes from having a core of STEEL.

There is a certain “underhinted” swagger you’ll naturally have when you have abs so solid that people’s elbows “bounce” off them as they would steel walls!

(Yes, that actually DID happen to me!).

There is a certain pride in having abs so solid that all the punches in the world wouldn’t hurt it (in fact, as Martin Farmer Burns rightly said of well developed abs “my own abs are soft enough when relaxed, but when I “set” them the muscles are as hard and rigid as the muscles of my arms or legs. In fact you might strike me with all your force on the stomach with your clinched fist and not cause the least pain.”).

And that’s the sort of CORE you need to look to build my friend, and no, crunches ain’t gonna do it. Not even close. Sit-ups are OK, but they don’t come anywhere near to building the core as REAL core building movements do.

The core is NOT just the six pack. It is everything from below your chest to the knees!

And I’ve put together a compilation of 51 exercises, no less, that are BY far the best there are when it comes to building muscle in the core – and burning that unsightly blubber off in record times.

Get cracking on these now, my friend. Truly the best core exercise you’ll ever do!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S.: Along with that, remember to pick up Pushup Central for max core benefit!

China and India . . . India and China . . .
- The two nations are more similar than they (publicly care to acknowledge) know!

Recently I saw a picture in a leading Indian daily of a couple.

An Indian guy married to someone who can I only assume is either Chinese, or of Chinese origin.

And this picture brought back memories. Many, many memories came flooding back and while there was the brief second of hesitation that prompted me to WAIT before I put “pen to paper”, that didn’t last too long!

And for good reason.

It was never really hesitation, actually. It was INTROSPECTION, as I now come to realize, an hour or so after a smashing workout (I’m still sweating after a shower in air conditioning as I type this!).

The two countries, or should I say the PEOPLE are more similar than they think – – or know.

Lots of folks think I’m a huge supporter of war between the two nations.

While the rogues that run China right now have made that something almost impossible to ignore, the fact is this – I am not for war anywhere if it can be avoided. Neither is the Indian nation as a whole, and a quick gander at it’s history and indeed its place in history as the OLDEST civilization should be more than enough to explain why I’m saying thi.

What I am NOT for is being bullied on any level.

It starts small, and much like COVID unleashed by the CCP on the rest of the world (and their own people), it starts to grow.

It grows, grows and grows unchecked because “people think it doesn’t matter”.

It does, my friend.

Never ignore something that is small but growing.

The Universe recognizes no such thing as the word IMPOSSIBLE!

It recognizes three things.

DESIRE. (the starting point of any and all action).

What is right.

And what is WRONG.

And it metes out justice accordingly, and what is happening in the world right now should be more than enough proof (and I am not just referring to the India-China situation here).

Prior to WWII, and prior to the meteoric and sudden rise of a genocial yet BRILLIANT lunatic that would put Hannibal Lecter to shame was never forseen, was it?

He took over a beer hall.

He got put in prison.

He wrote Mein Kampf.

And the rest is, fortunately, or unfortunately, history.

Slowly, but steadily, the country he led IGNORED all its post war obligations. It took over neighboring nations territories . . . and was “ignored” by global powers that chose to unwisely let sleeping dogs lie.

The dog was never sleeping!

It marched into territories that were demilitarized, and did the exact opposite of what was promised.

All this while, they ran a reign of terror at home. Ordinary Germans that were no more racist or prejudiced than you or I were forced to believe (or say they did), or else . . .

. . Mass terror, hypnosis, and BRAINWASHING.

Is it just me, or are there plenty of parallels between the thugs that currently run China as a nation and what I just described above?

It’s sad that it’s come to this.

The Chinese in general are more Indian than they know it, and probably in some regards vice versa too!

In fact, it is a pity that the two giant economies are choosing to break each other down as opposed to WORK TOGETHER!

And there is only ONE rogue actor in all this. The CCP, and it’s leadership.

It is NOT the Chinese people themselves, many of whom would PRIVATELY agree with me and then some.

I first visited China in 2003, and some of the people that have helped me the MOST when I needed it the most have been Chinese.

Maria, the “sister” I never had. Anne (both of them), the “friends” as they like to put it. And many others. . .

Is racism a huge problem in China?

Yes.

And yet I say the above!

If you were to really ask the Chinese middle class, and indeed the Indians as well what they want, it would be peace and economic co-operation, NOT trying to “outdo” or outbully the other.

Who really loses in a war my friend?

Those that make the decisions usually don’t, at least not in a way we know of.

It’s still a matter of debate, for instance, as to whether Hitler really took his own life . . .

Sure, the Universe dispenses justice to ALL in its own unique way, but the people that suffer the first and most are those that actually go to war to FIGHT – – and the middle classes back home.

Is it any co-incidence that middle classes are slowly, but surely being WIPED out all over the globe (the REAL and silent PANDEMIC that NO-ONE talks about, or has the balls to TALK about?)?

I think not, my friend. I’ve never believed in coincidences anyway, and don’t think I’m about to begin now.

My close friends know that while I ain’t no fan of the CCP, Deng Xiaoping is a man who I’ve always rated highly as a Chinese leader (perhaps the ONLY ONE) due to his sheer PRAGMATISM and practicalism.

Before you say it, NO, I do NOT support Tinamen!

But he was the one that was responsible for bringing China to the global stage in a way that what is happening now can even HAPPEN.

“Hide your strength, bide your time”.

And I do NOT think he would approve of what is going on now if he were to be alive. Indo-China ties were actually improving under his watch as the two neighbors put aside silly rivalries for a while . . .

Alas, that was not to last.

And before you complain about ramapant materialism and so forth, and “money being God”, (which unfortunately is a reality for many of the brainwashed masses in mainland China today), Deng Xiaoping did NOT make that actual statement.

“Rang yi bu fen re, qian fu qi lai.”

The real meaning behind this is “If some people grow rich, that is a GOOD thing”.

And he was right. That is how the middle classes rise and millions are taken out of poverty!

It’s a pity the old man isn’t alive today, as I really doubt he would be in favor of taking the country down the path of devastation which is sure to happen sometime in the future if the CCP doesn’t change it’s rogue style.

Last, but not least, none of this should be taken as a pacifist approach to anything.

There is a time for being “Gandhian”, and a time to take up the cudgels and actually RESPOND in kind.

And that time will come. September from where I can see will truly be a time of reckoning in many regards.

Yes, you can laugh at me if you so choose. The same way people laughed at me when I first said that lockdowns would NOT get rid of the virus, for instance . . . or that it was “blatantly” clear who spread this.

Does the Chinese public want war?

I do NOT think so, and the same has been mentioned publicly on many fronts as well.

The rogues that run the nation? I don’t think I need to answer that, do I?

But the clock is ticking, China. The time is now starting to run out.

Although there is still time to do the right thing, that time won’t last forever.

What path you choose to take is indeed up to you!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Back to “regular programing” from the next email, or something closely approximating it. With the current situation as it is, I HAD To talk to you guys about this!

On pre-concieved notions, and more!
- Really, my friend - if any of this hits home . . . it SHOULD!

One of the reasons I hated the ESL industry (back when I still taught, which seems like a frigging lifetime and a half away now, hehe) was the tendency to be racist on the part of customers.

Or, as some people liked to put it “have pre-concienved notions) (which amazingly enough these same nuts would DEFEND).

Such as “Rahul can’t speak English. He’s not white, so obviously . . . “

And if you don’t believe me, just do a search on the Internet and you’ll quickly find out why anyone with any sense calls ESL the most idiotic “occupation” (I use that term loosely!) there ever is.

In fact, amazingly enough, Charles, a friend of mine who once sourced some stuff from India and used my services for that had this to say about it.

“If I want Indian food, I want an Indian preparing it. Not a Mexican!”

Which I don’t quite agree with. For instance, yours truly knows NOTHING about cooking Indian food, but a Mexican chef might! 😉

OK, but maybe that’s somewhat acceptable from a certain angle.

Pre-concieved notions, and how we all have ‘em.

Yeah. Right.

His next comment floored me. And remember this is a FRIEND talking to me. (or who was a friend back then I suppose).

“So it’s natural they want a white person to teach English!”

This was such an amazingly dumb comment that I didn’t have the heart to challenge it initially.

But I did anyway.

What about a non -white person that grew up or was born in the West, I asked.

Crickets . . .

I asked again.

Crickets.

And this morning, as I received the following note from a lady on LinkedIn, I felt compelled to bring this up.

“Hello Rahul, my name is Angela, would you be open to connecting with me? I help professional wellness coaches to improve their English communication and nutrition vocabulary in order to expand their customer base globally and improve career prospects.”

Very polite indeed.

And obviously a copy paste job, although not in bulk.

But what is glaring, and stands out is what she SAID.

Any idiot that takes a look at my site or my profile on any social networking site can tell you one damned thing, that the last thing I need is communication lessons in English!!

Hindi, perhaps. Hehe. But English?? I don’t think so, my friend.

Unless she’s a grammar Nazi and those that carp on how “typos are terrible!” (yeah right again. My emails contain plenty of ‘em, and they always will, hehe, and it don’t impact sales one damn bit).

And I said “it don’t”. Not it doesn’t.

I’d probably get a rebuke on that from my 10th grade English teacher who once complained that all I did during her class was look out of the window.

“What are you looking for Rahul”, she used to say in a resigned sort of tone. “Ice cream sellers?”

At the age of 15??

And if that wasn’t enough, the fact is my English even before that age was way better than hers, so it was one of the most boring classes, ever, and . . .

But back to pre-conceieved notions.

This lady clearly hasn’t bothered to read my profile anywhere. If she, she’d know my thoughts on nutrition and probably wouldn’t bother connecting!

Anyway, all good. I “connected” with her, and I’ll post about this on LinkedIn, and will keep you apprised of the response, hehe.

And no, my friend.

Saying that “you look at a certain person and make snap judgments” doesn’t work when it comes to language proficiency or other skills.

ORIGIN? (ethnic)

Perhaps so. And even then, 99.99% of people place me WRONGLY at first go . . .

But language?

Give me a break.

Fitness skills? Do we say that black guys who are bonafide gorillas in many regards (think popular perception here my friends) are better at physical exercise than everyone else?

Sure, Kenyan runners may be the best, but are they the only ones out there?

Are “white guys” the only ones with money or a career?

OR the ability to speak a certain language, or NOT (Russians)?

When I see stupidity like this, I just have to write about it at length.

And fitness wise, same damned thing.

Bodyweight exercise guy?

Oh, how can he be strong? My weight toned muscles could probably lift him and up toss him out of the window!

How can pushups make you strong? No way!

Bodyweight exercises are only good for conditioning!

And of course when presented with hard solid proof as I presented the other day . . .

. . .

. . .

You guessed it. Hehe.

Crickets!

And on that note, I’m off for my workout. See ya later!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – You on this list are smart enough to NOT have pre-conceived notions of this nature, and it is for people like YOU that I put my product list together. Take a gander right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/products/

P.S #2 – As I get done with a shower post workout, I just had to write this. This should probably go in the main body of the email, but I want to put it here, so I am!

Uncle Bob (when I told him about this sort of thing  and how it pissed people off when I POINTED out the FACTS for what they were) once sagely said, “Well, I don’t blame you for saying it. Its true!”

Yup, him of the nail that sticks out getting hammered in the first, hehe.

“Do you think Nicole could teach English here? She’s been trying to get a job forever teaching English, but will it happen?”

“Not bloody likely!”

He was referring to his Chinese wife. Not a native speaker by any means, but DEFINITELY way way better English than some of the Russians running around doing the job, and . . .

As a friend Dwayne recently said,

“ESL truly is a vocation where people get hired on the basis of their skin color and mostly nothing else”

Nationality too I’d add, but yes, for the Chinese skin color is all that  matters in life (no matter how much they deny it publicly) and this holds doubly true for ESL as well.

P.p.S – Anyway, enough of that ESL rubbish. I don’t know why, but the idea to create a course on animal kingdom workouts came to me today as I was working out (finishing up), and so though the book on isometrics is getting there, this one will probably be the next one out. Stay tuned!

P.P.S #2 – Somehow I just knew it. Here is the lady’s second message (with NO response from me on the first) – –

. . . I worked in food safety for over a decade and then nutrition and food development for a further 8 years. For the last two years I have taught English as a foreign language. Let me know if you would like to book a free 30-min strategy session with me so that I can better understand your current situation. . .

(this is part of it, but you get the drift. ESL. UGH. If there was ever any more proof needed in terms of the buffoon factory, this is IT!). Foreign language, my ass, hehe.

On FEARLESS motivation, and more . . .
- Visuals are indeed where it's at!

(Edit – though I don’t generally edit posts, this one was written a day or so ago, and TODAY, I see another man who I greatly admire (I won’t name him here! 😉) write a post about “Fearless Fitness”. Great minds do think alike. Anyway, onward! 😉).

Just got done with a great, great workout.

One of the Facebook groups I’m a part of is aptly named “Fearless Motivation”.

I’ve seen many a meme titled that way too, and as I did today’s workout, that resonated with me . . .

. . .and guess what the picture I had in mind WAS.

That of MIKE TYSON.

Iron Mike, pumping out none other than reps on the JUMP ROPE!

Iron Mike doing ROPE sprints (which I’ll write about soon).

IRON Mike with that cast IRON jaw, and LOOK in the eye, that steely look of determination that says “Come GET IT .  . . SON!”

Iron Mike that famously said . . . And that I famously (not so much, hehe) wrote about . . .

As Vincent and myself once spoke about “we’ve lived our whole life by GUT”

And he’s the only man that I know that can even come close to Tyson’s punching power.

Him and the African Silverback Gorilla Marc that is! 😉

But in terms of sheer VERVE, and sheer BRUTALITY, I’d have to say Vincent.

But wait.

What did Tyson say eh.

“You can have all the plans in the world, but when you get punched in the face, they fly STRAIGHT out of the window and do you NO good”.

Now, this isn’t verbatim but it was the sum and substance of what he said.

I’ve often spoken about visualization and the SECRET behind most real accomplishment.

It isn’t so much what you do and how often you do it.

It’s HOW you do it!!!

As Wallace D Wattles said, there is a CERTAIN WAY of doing things.

And sure, the physical part is important. All the visuals in the world ain’t gonna do doodley squat until you get off your ass and DO THE THING, but here’s the thing.

The MOTIVATION required come from the VISUALS.

When I was shooting for a 100 pull-ups per workout, that guy in the movies I refer too so often stood out.

The muscles of his back stood out in stark relief as he completed one slow rep after the other . . . and more is mentioned on the sales page for pull-ups. (I believe it was Red Dragon, but I’m not sure!).

And while doing my rope sprints and feeling the burn like never before, Tyson’s image with a JUMP ROPE in hand, sweat beading off those massive pecs was in my “minds eye” as my own sweat tooled off me like never before.

And my OWN core was in my mind.

And . . . you get the picture!

It’s the visuals, my friend, that drive you to achieve IF and what you do, and if there is one truism to success, this is it.

Last, but not least, don’t think for a minute Tyson built himself up using weights.

NO.

It was jumping rope, sprints of various natures and PUSHUPS that did it. Sure, weights might have been done for the neck, but that was about it!

And on that note I’m out. Fearless motivation indeed!

Best

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Here is where you can grab the course on pushups that would likely get the NOD OF APPROVAL – something I’ve written abut before as well! From both Tyson and Herschel Walker, both men as a close to MASTERY over the pushup as any other!

Do what works . . . for YOU!
- Both in terms of life, and fitness!

When I worked at THAT job where I created all the magic in terms of sales, and bringing the company literally from “Zero to Hero” (as my next employer would so adroitly say), the SECRET of how I did what I did isn’t known to many, not even those that worked with me.

And drank with me every night, hehe. Yes, we worked hard – (and if it’s ME you’re talking about) worked OUT hard- brought in solid results for the company, and enjoyed more than a few cold ones at the end of the day!

That isn’t necessarily something I’d advocate to those looking to lose weight, by the way. Avoid alcohol if at all possible would be my advice, or do what I did in Advanced Hill Training . . . 😉

Anyway, believe it or not, I created all the magic I had to at that company in the first 30 minute of my day, and the LAST hour or so (occasionally).

And yes, I was occasionally “three sheets to the wind” during that last hour!

Not so much so that I wasn’t talking sense etc, but yes, I had a few drinks before doing it! 😉

And the first 30 minutes was BEFORE my workout, on the laptop, in my CAVE . . . banging out . .. you guessed, it emails while drinking my tea.

And that was IT.

8:00-8:30 AM (so much for those at the company that said I wasn’t an early riser, hehe).

And 1130-1230, sometimes even later . . . (I remember I once stayed up on a birthday night to bring in the first sale for the company. An apt indeed way to sign off on my 28th or so birthday, I believe!).

And the rest of the day?

Workouts. Often times, I’d get to the office and after finishing my work go out for a walk. Or perhaps buy some jeans. They had a nice little store right next to the office, hehe.

And amidst all this, the SALES I brought it kept rising.

If all of this sounds unbelievable and amazing, so be it, but it’s TRUE, my friend.

It isn’t necessarily something you’d want to tell a future employer, of course.

But the point stands.

And the one mistake I made even back then was not doing what I did for the company for MYSELF.

Ah well. Hindsight is always 20/20!

A company can always remove you if it doesn’t like you (even if it causes the company short term pain which it DID cause them) . . . and so it did me. It came down to a clash of egos between the boss and myself (on multiple occasions), and you know me, hehe. Never one to back down!

Funnily enough they still remember me there as the “best email writer ever who could hammer out lengthy emails after a discussion in 10 minutes before the boss could even get back to his own office!”

Point of me saying this?

I was doing . . . to put it simply, what works for ME, my friend, and I brought in results that way.

This isn’t necessarily a trait that is limited to me.

Winston Churchill for one, one of the greatest leader of all time would usually – gasp – work from BED until 11 AM or so, sometimes noon!

Can you imagine it?

A war time leader in his pajamas in bed issuing orders and instructions.

I sure can.

And if it worked for him, hey, whose to comment upon it?

Steve Jobs’s famously abrasive style wasn’t one for everyone, or most people.

But it worked wonders for him, and Apple didn’t it?

Point again, you ask?

Well, is that it applies to fitness too.

I give you workouts in most of my books. And in some such as “Pull-ups from Stud to Super Stud” – or “Advanced Hill Training” or Kiddie Fitness or Pushup Central (and there are more!) , I give you quite a few workouts indeed.

Yes

If you thought 0 Excuses Fitness was the be all and end all of fitness, NO. That was merely the start!

And while these workouts are very detailed and all you really have to do is follow along, the point is that sometimes, and in fact often times, you have to do what works for YOU.

On a certain day, some of the workouts in the “core” workouts in the book on pushups may not be hitting the spot for you.

You improvise, adapt and overcome.

Or, you might want to tailor the workouts to your satisfaction.

For instance, I haven’t included anything other than pushups in the workouts, but if you want to, and if that works for you (as it does for ME) you can very well include pull-ups in the GRIP workouts as well!

Or, mix ‘em in with the fingertip pushups. . .

Key being this – -don’t get hung up on “any one way” or “what everyone tells you to do”.

Do what works – – for YOU!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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I will NOT be broken
- . . . indeed a SAGE and TRUE statement!

A while ago (a few months ago actually) my buddy from the Marines made the following comment to me.

“Rahul, they’re trying to break me. But I will NOT be broken. I will NOT BOW down, and I will NOT KNEEL!”

And if there ever was a comment that struck home both to me personally and HIM – – it is THIS.

As he once told me, “we’ve lived our entire life on GUT feeling, Rahul!”. And we have.

And as he’s fond of telling me, “You’re a goddamned survivor!”

And I AM.

This man is one of the very rarefied breed of MEN – REAL MEN – out there that have BEEN THERE, and DONE that, and in more ways than the average man could imagine!

And while he was referring to certain insidious forces trying to keep him down (and they couldn’t eventually) I was referring to an even more powerful FORCE – that being LIFE.

I have spoken about my ups and downs in the past in a BRUTALLY honest manner.

I have spoken about how I barely had money to string together to buy milk for my daughter.

Or choose between the above and buying bread and cheese for the family . . .

And truth be told, this ain’t the first time I’ve been in a hole.

My friends and family’s response to all of this?

Of course, to give up what I’m doing.

“That’ll never work!”

“You’ll require 10 years to get it off the ground!”

“Oh, that’s just a blog!” How could it possibly . . .

And yet, my friend, the Universe has a way of giving you exactly what you wanted, provided you want it bad enough, and are willing to put in the HARD YARDS FOR IT!

The Universe recognizes NO SUCH THING as failure, my friend, provided persistence is there in spades.

This morning, I made the following comment to my S.O. . . .

“You’re not going to break me”, I laughed. “You can try, but  . . . “

Her response?

“Don’t give me that fake laughter of yours!”

And it wasn’t fake. I was genuinely amused, because every time I spend any time with my family, either my wife or my parents – – even if that time is spent ONLINE of all things – – they eventually get tired of me.

And while that’s fine (hey, I’m a caveman, and will always BE SO) to an extent, what ain’t fine is trying to “bend my will” to their own intents and purposes.

No, I ain’t gonna give up what I do and get a full time job. No, I ain’t gonna wear no damned face masks, and I ain’t allowing my daughter to wear one either unless it’s really required.

No, I ain’t gonna stop saying it like it is.

No, I ain’t gonna stop waking up at 11 in the morning and going to bed when I so choose. No, I ain’t gonna . . . but you get the picture, don’t you?

It’s the little things that add up, and shitty relationships can really make or break a person – if you LET It.

Napoleon Hill spoke about how detrimental it was to any sort of success to be in a marriage or other relationhip where your S.O. isn’t supportive (or worse, as in my case, “subconsciously” trying to sabotage you).

Or your family, or friends, or any relationship really.

It’s one of the worst situations a man can be stuck in, and yet, there is always a silver living, my friend.

As Hill said,

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

This great man was RIGHT, and he was FAR AHEAD OF his time as well when he said it . . .

What doesn’t break you can only make you tougher my friend!

And what breaks you can only do so if you LET IT!

Let me say that yet again.

IF YOU LET IT!

And in 2018, EVERY attempt was made to break me for various reasons.

It got TOUGH. REAL TOUGH.

YES, I still had my businesses going, and YES, I still did what I had to.

NO, I did not ever speak about any of this publicly before but I AM NOW.

I was pushed to the limit in ways you can barely imagine.

And the worst part was that at certain periods during the year, finances were ROCKY. Big time.

And yet, I found it in me to keep going.

Incredibly, help showed up at the most opportune times WITHOUT me doing anything about it. All my other “conscious efforts” seemingly failed, or did they?

No.

The Universe always keeps track, my friend!

And this is a truism I should have remembered last year as I “lost focus” (yet again!) and started working on another business (which to be honest was a pretty lucrative one at the time) . . . and eventually “came full circle” again.

Much like Napoleon Hill that “found a way” to avoid his true calling in life, I went through many of the same heartbreaks and “disappointments” he did.

“You have been a stubborn student, and you had to be cured of this through . . . “ I can still hear the Unseen voice speaking!

And if there is one thing I can end this one off with, it is this.

They cannot break you – unless you let ‘em.

It’s just that simple, my friend!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

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On inspiring hundreds, and more!
- . . . I'm grateful for the PRIVELEGE of being in a position where I can do so!!

Woke up this morning to a great, great Tweet . . . and an occurrence that is becoming unfortunately common around “this here neck of the woods”, hehe.

Another nasty spat is where I’ll leave it at. I’ve spoken before about this briefly in emails, but let me tell you, Rocky was SPOT ON when he once said it ain’t about how hard you can hit.

It’s about how hard you can GET HIT – TAKE the punches – ROLL with them – and keep moving ahead!

That’s how WINNING IS DONE, my friend!

It’s NOT about having it easy and your way every time; in fact those that have truly succeeded at any level will be the first to tell you the stunningly “difficult” level of obstacles they had to surmount.

One of those being negative influences and those that are determined to STOP you from succeeding – – either consciously or unconsciously.

And curiously enough or maybe not, friends, family and well wishes often fall into this category (the unconsciously sabotaging you or trying to type).

And while there HAVE been occasions where (hey, I’m human too!) I’ve sat back and thought “Wow, what if I had it easy like these other guys do”, I then stopped myself instantly.

Look at their lives, I asked myself.

Is what they’re doing and where they’re headed in life where YOU want to be ultimately?

Sure, if you’re resigned to a life of mediocrity, then you’ll likely have some things “easy” for you your entire life.

The cushy job.

The steady salary.

The “lovely and supportive” spouse (of course! Until that money stops coming in, of course . . . )

And more.

And yet deep down inside, that is NOT what most people want.

Most people WANT to break out of their comfort zone, but they see those that have made it, and the HARD work behind their success and the OBSTACLES they had to surmount.

Sometimes seemingly insurmountable ones.

I should say here that they SEE them in front of them, but they don’t ACKNOWLEDGE them.

Publicly, you’ll hear them diss the successes. Like what happens to Donald Trump, hehe.

And yet privately if there is ONE man that the entire world secretly admires right now, it is HIM.

I sure do, I can tell you that much.

Anyway, on the topic of motivation and admiration, I received this Tweet this morning – –

(This was in response to the following Tweet I sent out – -“In life, or in terms of fitness, or workouts – what really matters is this – keep on going NO MATTER WHAT!”)

It’s the spirit of not giving up that keeps us moving forward in life. Keep up the good work! You inspire 100’s!

And when I receive tweets like this, it makes my day.

Note that this guy did NOT buy any books from me – as yet.

He is NOT on my list as far as I know . . .

And so forth.

And yet, when I hear from the heart comments such as this, or testimonials such as what Charles sent me the other day (or Gautam, or any of my other 0 Excuses Faithful), it makes it all so worth it.

If there is one reason I do all this it is to inspire and MOTIVATE – – and I am PRIVELEGED to be in a position where I can not only speak my mind on things freely as I so choose, but I can HELP others RISE UP while I do so.

And to me, that’s what matters.

Did I work hard as heck for it?

Sure. Nothing comes easy.

Napoleon Hill once spoke about that hidden guardian being there to “test men through all sorts of heartbreaks, disappointments, and seemingly UNCONQUERABLE situations . . .” before they allow them any sort of success.

Those that don’t make it are the “silent majority” that we never hear of, defeated by LIFE.

But what of those that PERSIST, and FIGHT ON against all odds when the BATTLE is seemingly lost?

What of the power, the unseen hidden power that comes to their assistance when NOTHING else seems to be working, and all seems to be lost.

If anything, we can call this power PERSISTENCE.

Or, as “Vancer” the person who sent this Tweet said, “it’s about keeping on keeping on!”

And he was RIGHT, my friend. He was spot on.

This morning, I was at my lowest in some regards (not all). And almost instantly, the Universe made sure I KNEW my path in life – and that I don’t deviate from it again as I did last year for a few months!

I’ll write more about that in the next email.

For now though, I’ll bid adios to YOU – – and if you’re having it rough now – – bear in mind that they will NOT BE ABLE TO BREAK you no matter what!

Best,

Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – Vincent, my brother, and the only person that I even bother chatting with any more, KEEP THE FAITH. I’m hanging in there for YA, and YOU KNOW IT! Things WILL RESOLVE THEMSELVES. The time of reckoning is nigh for a lot of folks right now, and we both know it. What is right is right, and what you did was RIGHT, although it was roundly castigated and condemened in certain circles privately. The Universe knows though – – rest assured!

P.S #2 – Stay tuned later on for a blast on pushups, and why they trump the bench press ANY day of the week, hehe. Sure to rattle more than a few cages. So be it! 😉