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This is video #1 in the “Did You Know” series by Karl Fisch & Scott McLeod. This video was not originally posted to YouTube (in 2007), but has become very popular. The original name started as “Shift Happpens”, but know has become known as “Did You Know” series.
This is video #3 in the “Did You Know” series by Karl Fisch & Scott McLeod.
This video was posted to YouTube (in November 2008), but has become very popular with over 2.3 million views. It was even adapted by Sony BMG at an executive meeting they held in Rome of that year.
So how fast is everything moving at you today? Did you ever wonder why some days you feel so overwhelmed? Guess what, it's not you! Watch the video below to find out why.
This video did bring tears to our eyes (We heard even George W. Bush had tears in his eye). Here is a kids just following his passion and gets to play in the final game.
The basketball player (John McElwain) now also has a Wikipedia.org page on him and the event. John McElwain Wikipedia.org Page Watch and enjoy, and we would love you comments.
Have you ever wanted to do something, but have never done it? You've told yourself you really want to do it, but there's always been a reason not to follow through.
So… let's discuss making things happen, amazing support and how important mindset really is.
I (Lorna) have always wanted to enter a Figures Competition (like bodybuilding – with a little less muscle definition). For a few years I've been saying I wanted to do it, but there has always been something that “got in the way”. There were scheduled activities for the kids, injuries, didn't start training early enough, etc., etc. Basically, plain old excuses.
However, this summer I committed to the training and the diet (death by chicken) and competed in a Figures Competition.
It was a phenomenal experience… and the coolest part of it was the amazing support I got from my sweetheart, Pat. I'm pretty sure the audience appreciated how much he supported me as well. Watch and listen to this very cool moment…
So now I wonder why I waited so long to do this. And it brings awareness to this question: what things do we put off, things that would be amazing experiences if only we would just make it happen?
Not only did I have an amazing experience, but a fourth-place finish was like icing on the cake. Being the first competition I entered, and considering the massive amount of things I still needed to learn, that result was great!
In Alberta the association that holds these competitions is the Alberta Bodybuilding Association they are a class act all the way and are run like most associations with volunteers. Here are the 2010 Muscle Beach Fall Classic Results and I placed fourth in Tier 1 Figure Short.
The other competitors were all friendly, helpful, supportive, nervous and very hungry 😉
Some big learning experiences for me were:
1) Even though I thought I was dark, I was still very white!
2) There were no egos backstage
3) Bring food to competitions
4) The volunteers were amazing
5) Even thou the event was a “Judged” event, I entered for the experience