We have all seen it…
No buildup or promo is needed…
It is not a matter of mass marketing or launching a social media campaign…
It is genuine… honest… organic…
Everyone in the room knows that they are witnessing something special…
There is a mutual respect… admiration… for what is being attempted…
Everyone stops what they are doing and watches…
Anxiously…. nervously… hopefully…
Wanting to witness a successful attempt.
This happened yesterday in one of my Strength and Conditioning classes.
Airianna Miller, an 8th grader in her second year in this class, was attempting a new PR for her 8-rep max on push press.
Airianna plays basketball, volleyball, and is a competitive cheerleader.
This is what happened at the end of class yesterday.
None of this was staged or pre-arranged.
The class knew what she was attempting… and as you can see in the video… more and more people stopped to watch as she successfully completed each rep.
By the time she had finished everyone had stopped to watch.
At the end there was great excitement. You can only see the beginning before the film cuts off, but the whole class stopped to give Arianna an ovation.
- Who says 8th graders are silly and immature?
- Who says 8th graders are mean spirited?
- Who says 8th graders are irresponsible?
- Who says 8th graders can’t work together?
- Who says 8th graders are not physically or mentally ready to take a Strength and Conditioning class?
- Who says 8th graders like bodily function humor?
OK… maybe the last one is correct… the others… not so much!
This job can be really awesome!
Remember – You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org