Long time, first time…

February 28, 2007          Comments (1)

“Yea how ya doin’? It’s Jonny from the Bronx. Long time, first time!” You have to say that with a real Brooklyn accent though. Go. Say it again. You might even smile.

“Yeaaaa how yeaaa doinnn’? It’s Jonnnyyy Boombottsss from da Bronx. Long time fan, first time caller!”

For those of you who think I may have lost it; I partially have. I don’t really sleep anymore. Not because I’m working all night, although, my hours are way worse than your typical corporate rat. (I’m not complaining though. I love every single second of my day!)

I just can’t sleep anymore.

I can’t sleep anymore because I’m so f@#%in’ excited about MyBodyTutor.com. People are believing in me and giving me the opportunity to do what I love doing: Helping them realize their body’s full potential.

If you’re a reader of my blog you may have some love for me. Yeah…I knew I felt a connection with you. We have a little something going on here, don’t we?

So, you know I wouldn’t have left my job to pursue something I didn’t believe in 1000%.

The most rewarding thing about all of this is my clients absolutely love the lifestyle I am teaching them. They are amazed at how sustainable and easy to follow it is. Most importantly, they love my program and are seeing results! That’s the KEY.

If you have a few extra pounds to shed I’m asking you to give me a shot. I believe in my program so much that I offer a 100% money back guarantee.

It’s truly hard to not write about MyBodyTutor when it consumes my life and I truly believe in it as much as Howard Shultz believed in Starbucks when it was only 6 stores.

I always love getting email saying, “Adam, long time fan, first time…!”

So, if you enjoy my writing check out MyBodyTutor’s blog. It’s MyBodyTutor.blogspot.com.

See you there.

A typical entertaining GuruGilbert.com post is on deck…

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You have to love and believe in what you’re doing or else…

February 22, 2007          Comments (2)

It’s 4:40 A.M. right now and I’m absolutely wired. I’ve been up since 7:45 A.M.

The last few days have been the most emotionally challenging days of my life. The ups and downs of being a full time entrepreneur are insane!

But, what keeps me going is that I believe in what I’m doing 1000% and I want the world to try my program because it will work. I can 100% (or your money back) get you in the best shape of your life. And when you look good, you feel good and are way more inclined to take risks and do amazing things with your life.

That’s powerful. That’s life changing.

That’s what I’m after.

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Ladies and gents you don’t need to, like, starve yourself to lose weight!

February 21, 2007          Comments (1)

This is not really a typical GuruGilbert post but I find this pretty alarming. Last week, I started advertising for MyBodyTutor.com and so far it’s going very well.

However, after speaking with many of my clients from around the country, I’ve learned that so many girls and guys think that starving is the key to weight loss. It is absolutely not the key to weight loss. In fact, it’s the key to weight gain.

Here’s why:

Let’s say you (guy/girl) starve yourself for week one of your Ridiculously Dumb Diet (RDD). You decide consuming around 1250-1500 calories per day is brilliant.

After week one you lose around 5 pounds. You lose that weight and are, of course, thrilled with the results.

So, you continue and continue and continue.

After week 2, you lose another 4 pounds. “Wow! This is really working!”

After week 3, you lose another 3 pounds. “Guys, I’m going to be, like, so skinny!”

After week 4, you lose another 3 pounds. “No way, this is, like, the best diet ever!

After week 5, you lose another 3 pounds. “Oh My God, I’m going to look like Nicole. I, like, can’t wait!”

After week 6, you lose yet another 3 pounds. “Wow, I just can’t believe it. I, like, really did it. I, like, lost 21 pounds. I’m, like, so amazed, like with my discipline!”

Okay, so you lost 21 pounds. Sick right?

(And yes. This is really possible and would happen.)

You lost weight consistently for 6 weeks without hitting a wall/plateau although there was a slowdown in weight loss towards the end.

Was it a great success? Let’s take a look.

50-60% of the weight loss will come from lean body mass. This drop will 1000% decrease your metabolic resting rate. Your body is now utilizing fewer calories everyday than when you started.

It all goes down hill from there…

So now you lose all of this weight and want to just maintain your sexy.

“Like, I just want to maintain what I have right now. I like it this way, like, I love the new me!”

Now you are off your RDD.

And you simply go back to your normal eating. NOW, your body won’t burn calories nearly as efficiently as before your RDD. The number of calories that used to maintain your weight before your RDD will now cause you to GAIN weight instead!

As time passes by, the weight will gradually come back on until finally you gain back all the fat you lost. Now, you’ll have less muscle, more fat and a slower metabolism.

This will happen. Trust me!

Guys/girls please don’t mess with your body like this. You are actually putting yourself at a huge disadvantage to lose weight! It will be harder than ever!

This is extremely unsustainable and unhealthy.

MyBodyTutor.com can help you lose weight and help you get that body you desire (guys and girls) by creating a customized AND sustainable diet (lifestyle) and workout plan for you that you feel comfortable with.

I work very hard to create a diet and workout plan that you feel comfortable with because if you don’t feel comfortable with it, you’ll never stick to it.

The reason why 92% of dieters fail and actually wind up gaining weight is because they don’t have a trusted support system. MyBodyTutor.com solves this problem.

I really care about your success. After all, your success is my business. You need someone to hold you accountable who also has the knowledge and tools to help you get the body you desire.

See the challenge with most of us is we start a “diet” and then miraculously food that we love gets in close proximity to us. You then say, “Screw it! I only live once. I want to enjoy life.”

There IS a way to enjoy life by indulging in your favorite foods from time to time.

However, because no one cares about your success you ALWAYS give in. If you were forced to write down every single morsel of food you ate for every single day, you’d be amazed (and disgusted) at what you were eating.

You’d be surprised at how our mind works. Not only does this hold you extremely accountable but knowing that I’m going to be reading it and giving you feedback on your meals will work wonders. And I made it very easy for you by creating an online food log. Every night before you go to bed you submit all of the food you ate for the day as well as what you did at the gym that day and intend to do at the gym the following day.

This is the level of accountability you need to succeed. Combine that with my customized diet (lifestyle) and workout plan and I can confidently say, “Get in the best shape of your life with MyBodyTutor.com or your money back!”

I really believe in my program 1000% and I know that I can help you change your life for the better by helping you get in the habit of forming healthy habits for the rest of your life!

I’m very pleased with how many clients I signed up in my first week or so of business. I have big plans for MyBodyTutor.com but I know first hand; slow and steady ALWAYS wins the race.

“Adam, what do you mean by that?”

Well, I just bought the book Pour Your Heart into It, How Starbucks built a company one cup at a time.

That’s, like, what I mean.

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You need to believe. I need to believe. We all need to believe!

February 13, 2007          Comments (2)

This post is inspired by a true story that happened to me while I was taking a random elective in college. I told this story during my final presentation and I earned an A for it.

Just the other day, I was strolling and passed a psychic center and then not more than five minutes after that was a woman sitting on a chair outside offering palm readings. I respectfully declined, as she continued to inhale her cigarette.

It made me think, of course. There are so many businesses out there that really do nothing but prey on people’s emotions. Diet pills or “miracle” pills, beauty spas, hair clubs, money schemes to name just a few. Countless businesses are making tons of money taking advantage of people’s vulnerabilities.

That’s not for me to judge. As long as you can sleep at night then all power to you.

But, how good can you really feel at the end of the day? Are you really having a positive impact on society? Are you making the world a better place?

Forever, I’ll always look at the big business of being a physic as nonsense. Well, maybe…

I was a freshman in college and I had signed up for an elective because I needed to satisfy a certain letter in order to graduate. I don’t recall the letter but the class was called Death & Dying.

It turns out Death & Dying was one of the most interesting classes I took at school. Not only was my teacher the most eccentric person I have ever met but the inner searching and probing that I was forced to do was incredible. I might even say life changing.

As time flew by and the end of the semester was rapidly approaching I found out my final exam was going to be an oral presentation. I forget exactly what it was but somehow I convinced my professor to let me go to a psychic.

I always wanted to see what it was all about so finally I had my chance. How this was acceptable as my final presentation still boggles my mind.

We had a break and I remember going home excited for my visit to the psychic. I had envisioned that behind this blinking, tacky, out of place, red sign was a very mysterious woman that knew how my life was going to turn out. You know with that music; like out of the movies. I created this whole big fantasy and it made me psyched to see her.

I made my appointment for a psychic in Oyster Bay (close to my house, at the time) for a Wednesday at 8:00 P.M.

My mom thought I was crazy and I left my house and got there at 8:00 P.M on the dot. Not late. Not early. Right on the dot and I was pumped.

I wasn’t early because I believe I was caught up in a great episode of Who Wants To be a Millionaire? when Regis still was hosting.

I parked my car and began to knock on the door at 8:02 P.M. No answer. “Okay she’s getting ready. The candles, the music, the crystal ball, everything,” I thought.

No answer.

I began to knock again. But this time, louder.

No answer.

“Okay Adam, maybe she’s finishing up with a client or something.”

I began to knock quicker and louder with a little desperation this time. Like one of those open the door now! knocks because I have to go the bathroom or else.

“Okay, I know she’ll come to the door, give it a few seconds!” Finally, I heard, “Give me a minute! I’ll be right there!”

The voice wasn’t what I expected though. It wasn’t that mysterious, sexy voice I imagined it would be.

Finally, some older lady opens the door. “Hello?” “Hi, I’m Adam Gilbert. I have an 8:00 appointment with Barbara.” The lady looks at me with a surprised stare, “Um, Barbara left for the night. She didn’t think you were coming.”

I was crushed. All of my dreams and hopes of speaking to a psychic were gone in an instant. “What do you mean she didn’t THINK I was coming?”

“I’m Sorry. Do you want to reschedule?”

Immediately I replied, “No. Isn’t she a psychic? She should’ve known I was coming. I wasn’t even late!”

The lady smirked and closed the door.

Thanks to Barbara, from that moment on, I was a close minded clown when it came to believing in psychics’ abilities. Not only that, but I was screwed because I had nothing for my final presentation.

I decided I was going to tell the story of how and why I can prove psychics are phony. This psychic wasn’t even good enough to know and think I was going to be there?!?!

So, after 2 minutes and 20 seconds I made the entire class laugh with my story and real life proof that psychics are phonies. Unfortunately, I was 7 minutes and 40 seconds short of the 10 minute requirement.

Barbara left me hangin’. Barbara also ruined it for me. I always wanted to believe in psychics. I thought it was amazing that some people might be able to use more of their brain or mind or something. But she ruined it for me!

(People want to and need to believe. Kids want to believe Santa is real. People want to believe their cab driver going 80 MPH is a trained professional. People want to believe their deli guy making the sandwich without gloves cleans his hands every 10 minutes. People want to believe that the $80,000 Porsche Cayenne is a superior car. (Did you know that the Cayenne and the $36,000 VW Touareg are virtually the same vehicle, made in the same factory?) People want to believe $125 Pumas (actual cost is $3 in China) are worth it. People want and need to believe!)

Barbara. I know you are out there. Make me a believer again. Leave a comment on my blog. C’mon. You know how much business you’d get if you actually left a comment on my blog? That would be the best marketing in the world!

Barbara! You’d be on every talk show in America. Imagine it.

“I had this feeling that this Guru named Gilbert had this great blog and I just thought his latest post was going to be about me. And I was right! I inherently knew it was GuruGilbert.com because I am, well, a psychic.”

Barbara, I’ll become your marketing guy and manager. You’ll have your own TV show.

You’d make more money than you ever thought possible!

(But, you can’t tell anyone that you never thought you’d be on all of these talk shows and so wildly successful!)

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MyBodyTutor.com launches and doing what you love!

February 5, 2007          Comments (3)

After we all stuffed our faces yesterday (at least I did) the reality of having football as an excuse to not do work has set in. Before you know it summer will be here and we’ll be wearing bathing suits.

But, for many lucky high school and college kids “spring break” is rapidly approaching. But spring break isn’t only for this extremely lucky psychographic. Maybe you are lucky enough to be going away soon too.

When I was in high school and college everyone I knew was intense about how they ate (or didn’t eat) and exercised when spring break was in the air. Once spring break was 6 weeks away…it was on. And for many that procrastinated once 4 weeks hit; it was really on!

It was crazy. Girls weren’t eating, guys weren’t eating and my gym was packed with people that were not usually there.

Starving yourself is not only extremely unhealthy and unsustainable but as soon as you are in paradise and eat normal food your body blows up. When I’m on vacation, I’d rather not worry about what I’m eating and just have the time of my life. Wouldn’t you?

I realized that when I was helping 8 of my friends from around the country get in the best shape of their life what they needed was my knowledge and daily 24/7 support NOT me actually being there with them. I was able to keep my friends on track and they felt compelled to stay on track through our daily phone calls and daily emails/IMs.

My friends all told me it worked so well for them because they knew they had to answer to someone who truly cared about their success who also had the knowledge to help them reach their goal. It’s one thing to make a promise to yourself but when you make a promise to someone else, it’s a lot harder to say, “Screw it!”

There is a better way with my MyBodyTutor.com. In fact, I can 100% guarantee that you will be in the best shape of your life for your spring break (whatever age you are!) or your money back.

Are you ready to learn more?

Go to www.MyBodyTutor.com right now.

I love this business so much because fitness has been a huge part of my life for so long. It’s so easy to do something when you believe in it 1000% and know it works; especially when you are telling authentic stories that anyone I know can attest to.

I won’t lie. I’ve had this idea for a while and a lot of things were holding me back. Mostly fear.

I obviously have to really put myself out there for this one and wasn’t in love with the idea of doing that. Now that I’m AFF, I’m just doing it!

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I have balls? Or you have balls?

February 2, 2007          Comments (2)

So it’s the end of my 2nd week of being fully unemployed and completely on my own being able to do whatever it is I want, whenever it is I want.

It’s funny, the number one thing people say to me is, “Wow, you have a lot of balls!”

We are all going through an extremely tough stage of our lives right now. No one knows what they want to do for the rest of their life.

I think I do…

Granted, some of us think we do. All of my friends in law school and medical school think they know what they want to do but do they really know if they’ll actually like being a lawyer or doctor?

Of course not. There is no way to know except by trying. Unfortunately, they’re also giving up 3-12 years of their life for that trial.

I question a lot of things, as you know. It’s just the way I’m wired. I find it amazing how so many people just spend their lives being miserable with their jobs and some even miserable with their life.

I’m certainly not here to tell you what to do or what not to do. I’m here to make you think and give you a quick break from your job and maybe even make you laugh once in a while.

I haven’t just been watching TV all day eating ice cream and Doritos. Although, that’s always fun, once in a while. And, while I sometimes think we should just have a socialist society where everyone could do what they loved doing because everyone would be getting paid exactly the same (so it would only make sense to do what you love), I certainly know that wouldn’t work.

Capitalism works because it’s the survival of the fittest products and services which has and does improve the quality of our lives astronomically.

I understand that I have to make money. You need money to survive. I need money to pay my rent and buy my food and do the things I want to do. So, I have to find a job OR create ways to make money.

I’m desperately trying to make the latter happen. I’m trying to create ways of making money doing things that I absolutely love doing! Is that so crazy?

What do I love doing you might wonder?

How about this. I’ll give you my ideal Monday though Friday. (You don’t really have a say in the matter, do you?)

I’d like to wake up around 8:00 A.M. Not so crazy.

Go to the gym for 2 hours. I started going to the gym in the morning and it’s amazing. It was a big adjustment but I found the energy I get from working out stays with me all day. I also now run on the treadmill everyday since I don’t really move during the day.

(I maybe take 25 steps to the kitchen. Then, 8 steps to sit down then 6 steps back to wash the dishes. Then, 12 steps to the bathroom and 8 steps back to my room. I repeat that process about 5-6 times a day occasionally going to the post office or going for a walk. And I go to the bathroom after I eat because I drink a lot of water, not because I’m bulimic.)

Get back around 10:00 AM. Okay this is going to be way too long so I’m going to just leave most details out.

All I want to do is go to the gym for 2 hours a day and then help people.

Help people?

I want to help small business owners market their businesses more effectively and I want to help people (maybe even you) get into better shape.

I love marketing and I love fitness. I don’t know why I do, I just do. I guess it’s the way I’m wired.

Just like you love your dog (well, I love mine too) or cat or job or shoes or Sushi, I love helping people market their business and getting people into better shape.

Maybe, I do have balls for trying to do what I love for a living and for my life.

But, maybe, you’re crazy for hating what you do and standing for it.

Therefore, I think you have a lot of balls!

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