The Chinese have a book called the I Ching: The Book of Changes.

Change is life; we merely have to understand and accept the nature of change. As Bruce Lee famously said “Be as water, my friend”. Because, formless and shapeless, water deals with change largely by becoming it, not resisting it.

At Blackbelt Fitness, over the past four years, we’ve undergone our fair share of change, and now we’re embarking on a completely new journey. We hope you will stay with us – as we promise to stay with you in our new shape and form.

Do stay in touch for new updates over the next two months.



Positively good.

July 31, 2012 — Leave a comment

If you want good to happen in your life, the best way is to open the doors for it by thinking positive.

About a couple of weeks back, I was looking at buying a WordPress theme for our website.

No problem. Checked out at the shopping cart of the company, 8Bit.

Ran into Paypal. Spent a frustrating few days trying to set up a Paypal account. Realised the Reserve Bank of India and Paypal are madly in love with each other, and in their love-hate relationship, suckers trying to do a simple transaction ($99 only!) get chewed.

Wrote a simple email to the chaps at 8Bit, telling them my problem.

Guess what? They sent me a link to download the software – saying, in effect, use it – and pay when able. For all they knew, I’d never pay up.

But with that simple action, a few things happened:

a) They made a fan of me for life. They did not know me from Adam – but they put their trust in me.

b) It ensured that I paid up – my conscience simply wouldn’t let me rest till I did.

c) They set a standard for service – how many companies would do that? I got a response the same day – along with the keys to the product! Most companies don’t bother responding – Paypal sent me an automated response which didn’t solve my problem – two days later!

d) I’m deleting my Paypal account. But I’m writing – and posting about my great experience with 8Bit across all the forums I’m on.

I solved the problem by getting a friend to buy the software for me. And I enjoy using the 8Bit theme.

If all of us were to consciously do just one thing good each day; to put trust in another, and to repay that trust, how much better would our world be?