M-Cubed (Monday Morning Musings) for August Seventeenth, Two-Thousand Fifteen...a random smattering of thoughts that end up here on Monday morning.
- Not so "morning" as it is "afternoon" today but I relied on my inner clock to wake me up this morning and instead, the sunrise filled the bill...meaning a much later rise to the day.
- Follow me on Instagram? Subscribe here. I post less on Facebook these days and prefer the format of Instagram..especially when photos are a preferred medium for me.
- Have you seen the movie "Southpaw?" It's the story of a boxer who was undefeated, lived in luxury, had tragedy destroy his life and then the fight (both literally and figuratively) to come back. Jake Gyllenhaal did a fantastic job as lead actor as did Forest Whitaker and supporting actor. I'm a big fan of his and this role was right on par with his talent. Highly recommend this movie! (warning on the language, though, if you plan on taking your kids) Watch the trailer here.
- In case you missed it, I wrote up some candid and raw thoughts on the 1 year anniversary of Robin Williams' passing earlier last week. If you missed them, you can read them here.
- It's hard to believe that we cut the cable over 3 years ago. If you've ever considered it and wonder what you could pick up via antenna, I bet it's quite a bit. Here is the antenna we got for 50 bucks and still use today. Today, the main networks broadcast in high definition free over-the-air. This is all we use. We also subscribe to Netflix but that's it...oh, and the occasional Jimmy Fallon clips on YouTube. Those are always priceless and great family time to laugh together watching.
- Just a quick little quote today that I heard while watching a few minute bio on a CrossFit gym down in North Carolina. "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." In CrossFit, it doesn't take much to be a "coach" or "Level One Trainer." Basically, you need $1000 and a weekend to give to CrossFit and boom...you are one. In my opinion, though, a coach isn't about holding a certificate or credential. It's having knowledge, yes, but also a caring for the person you are coaching. This can be in the gym, on the track, as a parent, as a teacher, as a supervisor....as a friend. I like to think this: "Don't show me your pedigree, show me your heart." People don't follow pedigrees...and if they do, it's short-lived. They follow authenticity...realness...caring...compassionate human beings.
Have a great week, everyone!