Tuesday 140819

Push Press
2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 2
For time:
75 Power Snatch 75# (55#)

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Still love seeing all these rowers even if I don’t really like getting on one of them all that often!

A post from a while back that I felt needed another run.  Post your thoughts to the comments.  

We have many successful people in all facets of life at Verve, whether lawyers, architects, entrepreneur, teachers, business professionals, or private business owners, Verve has some intelligent and successful folks working out.  

Forbes.com recently had the CEO of a new start up contribute an article about the similarities he saw between being a CrossFitter and being an entrepreneur.  

Taken directly from the article by John Jackovin on Forbes.com:

1. People think you’re nuts. The reaction is almost always the same. They think you have a screw loose, but secretly they admire what you are willing to put yourself through. I love this. I don’t want to be a “me too.” I want people to see what a lot of hard work can do.

2. You are good at little and fail often. Every day you fail. Fail to close a customer. Fail to do another muscle up. And both really shed light on things you are good at and the things you are horrible at and ultimately need to work on. Identifying weakness is key. You can’t fix it if you refuse to believe it’s not broken.

3. You need strength and stamina. Whoa buddy. You have to be prepared for everything and to do anything. Being specialized means you are bad at 99 out of 100 things, which won’t work for entrepreneurship or CrossFit. You better be at least a little bit product guy, design guy, marketing guy, tech guy, sales guy and numbers guys as much as you need to be a runner, Olympic lifter, gymnast, kettlebell’er, wall baller and GHD sit-up master.

4. You have a special personality. I have found some of the most interesting people in startups and CrossFit. Sure, there are interesting people outside of these two circles, but there is something attractive to me about both sects. Maybe it is the curiosity as to why these people do the things they do.

5. You will hit massive setbacks. There are bumps in the road every day, but then there are massive setbacks. Case in point: My company Bawte just rewrote our entire system — soup to nuts. Why? Because it did not fit the market we were trying to serve. Similarly, about three months ago I ripped the bicep clean off the bone in my forearm. But I have to stay focused, get better and get stronger, and I’ll be back to competing in no time.

6. You must think strategically and adjust continually. Every day provides new challenges and hurdles. Sure, you have your strategy and you’ve defined how you are going to get there, but it almost never goes according to plan. You must always revisit your tactics as you go to see what is working and what is not. You think you are going to push straight through DT without putting the bar down? OK tough guy/girl, what happens when your grip goes? A good CrossFitter will be able to adjust at a moment’s notice to figure out how to get the task at hand done despite a setback, just like a good entrepreneur.


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