Gettin’ Stronger Means Tastin’ Some Pain (The Deadlift Lifestyle)

I’m extremely, extremely sore.

I’ve been walkin’ slow everywhere.

I keep rubbin’ my thighs, my hamstrings, my ankles.

Why – do I hurt?

Deadlifts.

That’s it.

Mother flippin’ deadlifts has me feelin’ like I fought a couple swordsman gorillas last night. It’s serious – really serious.

Now, even though I’m currently on my bed – ‘fraid to move – I’m really, really grateful for this soreness. It’s one of my favorite feelings ever.

It’s pretty darn addictin’.

Cause yesterday – when I was doin’ deadlifts – I knew it would leave me feelin’ like this later, but ya boy did it.

I’m addicted to the pain. To the soreness.

I don’t do drugs, so deadlifts are the only thing I’m addicted to.

I see people in the gym, not doin’ much.

Doin’ light cardio. And leavin’.

Doin’ a couple machines. And leavin’.

Takin’ breaks on the phone. Wastin’ time.

Talkin’ to friends.

Their not addicted. Not like me.

Me?

I’m focused. This is my art. My passion.

Like how Trump likes makin’ deals. It’s how he gets his kicks.

I like liftin’. It’s how I get my kicks.

Ever since I was 13, fitness was my thing.

I remember bein’ in my room watchin’ old martial art movies. Copyin’ their moves.

Hittin’ push ups. Sit ups. Planks.

Punchin’ body bags. All that stuff.

Now, 11 years later, I’m older, balder, bearder, and liftin’ up heavy barbells for high reps. And extremely sore – in slight pain.

But – you know what?

I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I really, really love tastin’ the pain.

Later,

Jamual

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Simple An’ Easy – The Best Way To Market Yourself

Lately, I’ve been studyin’ marketin’.  Besides my fitness/ health.

And been expertmentin’ with Twitter. And this blog to communicate my own ideas.

Also – I have a couple of acticles bout Nike and The Black Card. As well the new American President’s marketin’ methods.

Basically, to me – marketn’ is the unique way to get your message out. And with the Internet, you can get the message usin’ many, many different ways.

Twitter, blogs (wordpress, medium), Snaphat, Youtube, Linkedin are just some a few.

Social media/ Internet marketin’ has leveled the playin’ field different for biz owners, entertainers, and even amateur business like students – like me. Where we can try stuff out for free without buyin’ ad space.

So, with my understandin’ of marketin’ – I look out for really, really good marketers too. I watch super popular Youtube videos and think – why are these more popular than others?

Or.

A super viral tweet.

Or.

Trendin’ topics on Twitter. Or on Youtube.

A lot of times that leads to music videos that are really popular on Youtube.

Like this one –

It has 118 million views on Youtube. Holy Moly!

There’s also this one – that I personally like – which has 70 millions views –

Then the granddaddy of Promoters right now – DJ Khaled –

He’s clockin’ in at 107 views.

Crazy – crazy.

I also read DJ Khaled’s book – The Keys. And – I gotta say – it’s pretty funny. And it’s full of he’s lil’ catch phrases. And is extremely easy to read.

He uses words like “Keys” Fan Luv” “We the Best.

And expands on what they mean in each chapter.

Now, you might be thinkin’ – “This is stupid. DJ Khaled is a  dumb DJ. Who does nothin‘.”

But you’re wrong – have you seen him on Snapchat? Or instagram?

He’s a master marketer/ promoter.

And he’s hilarious.

Basically, what’s doin’ is spreadin’ his message through his catchphrases. Which are simple an’ easy to understand.

President Trump does this like crazy.

Simple an’ easy words stick in your head longer.

You probably can remember a whole lot of things Trump has said over the last 3 years. But not Hilary.

Simple an’ easy is reason why.

That’s how you communcate.

Simple. Short. Concise.

Hemingway knew it. Did it. And the rule still remains today.

Do it. You won’t be disappointed.

Later,

Jamual

How To Have Abs All Year Round (The Extremely Easy Way)

I have abs.

Yes. I have abs. All year round too.

But I don’t make a big deal outta it. Other people do though (mostly women).

Dunno why though. Cause I feel like havin’ a strong back, chest, and legs are more interestin’ than ab definition.

But – whatever…

Here’s how I stay lean year round –

Number One – Do Push ups Every Day

This is basic a system I’ve developed a month ago. And I’ve noticed it’s really morphing my body. Making it leaner. And faster.

There’s only one rule to this system. And that’s do to at least one push up every day.

Not 20, 50, 100 or 200.

At least one.

Why?

Cause it’s low/no pressure. And teaches the body to expect a push up comin’ on that day.

This is how habits are formed.

Bodyweight exercises are excellent ways to lean, period (besides hittin’ the weights).

Push ups are the Best!

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Number Two – Intermittent Fastin’, Weekly

This is another system in my broad based Health System.

This is one is extremely, extremely easy.

On my off day (Sunday) I don’t eat anything ‘cept for water, coffy, or tea for 16 hours. That’s it.

After I gorge on some Greek food. Yum.

There’s a whole bunch of writin’ on fastin’. And it’s benefits. Such as fat loss, acne reduction, mental clarity and clean up, as well anti cancer benefits too.

I’m gonna write more on my fastin’ experiences – one day. 

All I gotta say – is that if you wanna lose that lil’ pinch of stomach fat – this is the way to go.

I have crazy ab definition. And clearer skin. And my critcal thinkin’ has sky rocketed.

Fastin’ is the Second Best!

Number Three – Nutrition Tune Up

So, I have a confession to make – even though I love health and fitness – I love milkshakes, Mcdonalds an’ pizza.

Straight junk food.

And junk food is no, no good. It raises your estrogen levels – makin’ you whiny an’ emotional. That’s not a good way to live – being calm is better.

So, I’ve ditched a lot of junk food.

And replaced it with kombucha, carrot juice, an’ green shakes.

I hardly eat trash anymore.

The last couple times I did though – I was sick to my stomach.

Guess my body can’t take that stuff anymore.

Damn, oh well.

I do have way more energy nowadays. And it’s from the carrot juice. I can tell.

Combine that with coffy. And I think fast. And move fast – all day.

Gettin’ stuff done with good food in your body is the Third Best!

Abs Are Easy – For Me

Many, many, many people wanna know how to lose weight. And I feel ’em.

I was bulky (skinny fat) for a while. And basically used the stuff in this article to get lean an’ stay lean. As well as martial arts (more on that later).

But this stuff in this article is extremely easy.

Just takes some willpower.

A lil’ remindin’.

A whole lotta doin’.

You got this.

Get lean. Be lean. Stay lean.

Later,

Jamual

How To Handle A High Volume Of Customers (Patience Is A Virtue)

Restaurants jobs (or customer service jobs, general) are tough.

Why?

Cause things happen fast.

Anythin’ can happen.

Customers can fall. And hurt themselves. And blame you.

Co workers can fall. And hurt themselves. And – also blame you.

Fights can break out.

Blood. Guts. Wildness.

You name it.

… Again, anythin’ can happen.

So, how do you prepare for the craziness when problems arrive?

After 3 straight years – I’ve found that the best course of action is to —

Be calm at all times. 

Whatever happens. Whatever problems arise – keep your cool.

Be indifferent.

Calm, cool collected.

Don’t get mad, happy, sad or gloomy. Just be rational as possible. And fix the problem. And move on.

You’re in a fast paced environment.

Become the environment.

Go fast. Be calm in the face of craziness.

Doesn’t matter what the situation is.

Boss yellin’ and screamin’?

Be calm.

Customers way too drunk – flailing around?

Be calm.

You can’t stop a problem from happenin’

Problems are gonna happen, yes. But you solve it faster, by throwin’ your emotions to the wayside. And barrelin’ through ’em with brutal calmness. Like Batman in every movie ever.

In customer service (and I guess, business, in general) –

Patience really is a virtue.

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Calmness Gives You Power

The Power of Liftin’ Weights

Few things give me confidence in my life.

And I’ve tried a whole lotta things that have given me confidence like …

Improv Comedy/ Acting.

Public Speaking.

Writing daily in my Journal.

Doing martial arts.

Game.

And promotions (handing out flyers).

But you’ve never felt any real power – real confidence – til’ you’ve lived the fitness lifestyle.

Lifting weights at the gym lowers my stress, strengthens my weak body, and gives me strong mental clarity. Makes me feel like I can fight lions.

And it doesn’t take me much time either.

I lift for an hour or so. Don’t spend all day in there.

Why?

Cause that’s all you need.

Get in. Get out.

Lift hard. Intensely. Confidently.

Workouts should be centered around compound movements.

Bench Press.

Squats.

Deadlifts.

Do some light cardio, but most of your time should be focused on the weights.

It builds inner + outer strength.

But – be careful!

Strength trainin’ is a drug.

It’s addictin’. An obsession.

Besides persuasion.

It’s the only drug I’ll ever endorse.

It’s somethin’ I love to do. And highly recommend you do it too.

Feel the Power. Be the Power.

Later,

Jamual

P. S. I’m doin’ videos now – check it…

Take Care of Your Health – It’s All You Got

So, I have physical disability. And – of course – it sucks.

And I can be negative bout it, but using mindset techniques, I can use positive reframin’ techniques to keep my head up.

If it wasn’t for those techniques, I never would have made 300 bucks this past Saint Paddy’s Day.

Despite those techniques, havin’ odd motor control with your body can be pretty defeatin’. And it makes interactions with people not too fun. Like – for example – job interviews can be sucky, cause of my fidgeting.

Nevertheless, I charge through life trying to persuade an’ sell the best way I possibly can.

But the weird thing is that regular people don’t have these kinda thoughts bout self improvement, I believe.

They don’t care anything – self improvement wise.

Stuff like persuasion, biz, branding, mindset, and worse of all – their health.

You know ’em. You see ’em.

The type of guys an’ girls that munch on McDonald’s for years. Then get uber big. And then complain bout their problems.

And self – improvers – like me – have to reframe them into a positive mindset. On the daily. It can be exhausting…

… Imma be honest – if you’re reading this and don’t have major health issues – cherish your health.

Treat your health like a puppy.

In fact – treat your body like a luxury car. Like a rolls royce.

Cherish it. I do.

And don’t feed it crap.

Cause it’s the only one you’ve got.

Later,

Jamual

2 Ways To Be More Persuasive – The Super Self – Love Technique!

I’m not a narcissist. At all.

Wasn’t raised to be.

Honestly, I had low confidence in myself until I found Improv Comedy at 19.

It gave me some good social confidence. Made me a great active listener. And was the beginnin’ of my persuasion trainin’.

Now, even though, I was way more socially confident – I was still pretty self deprecating – talked bad bout myself.

All the time too.

I always, always, always threw myself under the bus for a dumb joke.

It made me feel worse.

I would call myself nasty, useless, and whole bunch of negative crap. All so I can make other people laugh.

To be frank, self deprecation sucks.

And it’s a easy way to have girls not like you too. They hate that.

So, if you always throw yourself under the bus, your makin’ people give you compliments to pump up your own confidence…

… Hey, let me give you a nice lil’ secret – humans are lazy, selfish – they don’t care bout your problems. They care bout their own problems.

Who cares if your mom was in car accident?

They don’t.

Who cares if your girlfriend left you?

They don’t.

Lookin’ for an apartment?

Betta talk to someone else buddy – cause most people don’t care, whatsoever.

So, to me, a better strategy to persuade people – that is to get people to buy from you, date you or hire you – is to showcase super self love.

What’s that?

Well you gotta say nice things to yourself. And bout yourself. Constantly.

And – I mean – constantly.

Daily, monthly, yearly.

This mindset takes work too.

You can use mantras for this.

My mantra is I’m the best! I’m the champion’s chariot!

Mantras help a lot.

Positivity Is Rare – Use It!

Like I say before, I work in a bar for tips every weekend – sellin’ mints and gum and other stuff.

The two best sellin’ tools I have are my positive personality and looks. That’s it.

Even on job interviews, I make sure I look clean. And I don’t throw my self under the bus.

I only talk ’bout my accomplishments, strengths, and good experiences.

Only, only, only.

Why?

Cause sellin’ positivity makes you look different, since  everybody is talkin’ bout their negative life crap…

Annoyin’ girlfriend. Or wife.

Annoyin’ bills. Not enough moolah.

Annoyin’ health issues.

And other stuff.

Then, you come in smilin’ and calm. You’re a breath of fresh air in a sea of negativity.

You’re different. This is how you stand out.

Positivity is rare, rare, rare.

 

LOOKS FREAKIN’ MATTER

If anyone ever tells you that looks don’t matter – they are stupid. Really stupid.

People judge you on your looks (even when they say they’re not – they are)

All great marketers know this, pick up guys know this, and budding persuaders (me!) know this.

Looks matter. 

Looks matter.

Looks matter!

Read Robert Cialdini’s book Influence. He has a good selection on this.

Turn on CNN (crappy, but persuasive) – all the female hosts look super attractive.

Even on commercials, the girls (and guys) look super good.

In superhero movies, everyone’s buff.

That’s cause the human brain is mostly influenced by visual images. Which is why people can sit in front of a screen for hours and hours and hours and hours at a time.

A good lookin’ person can hijack your brain.

Looks are persuasive.

So, what do you do?

Focus on your looks.

Go to the gym.

Eat clean. Drink kombucha. Carrot juice.

Wear clean, fashionable clothes.

Dental care, skin care, hair care – all important to persuade someone.

Take stock in your looks.

You might think this is stupid, but I promise you – it’s not.

Try it out once. And see how people treat you. It’s night an’ day. It really is…

… Persuasion is hard…

… But I’ve been in the service industry for a 10 plus years. And these are the two basic persuasion tools that has helped me make some cash.

I’ve even used this in dating.  And even makin’ friends.

These are two easy and very, very, very, underrated techniques.

Use ’em!

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Mirrors Are Awesome!

Later,

— Jamual