Archive for January 17, 2011

Can you handle this Club?

Posted in Lifestyle on January 17, 2011 by Crossfit Sioux Falls

Go ahead…click play. The story will follow…

In my non-CrossFit business life, I am an Internet guy (no that does not mean I can fix your PC). Tuesday night I just returned from an Intenet conference in Vegas…(no not that one, it was just ending when we showed. We (JF, Brett and I) filled 2 days/nights with a lot of trade show, some football, and “late-night networking” (code names: BlackJack, open bar, Tryst, VIP, Three 6 Mafia, Patron, Red Bull and others). All in all a great time.

Ok Greg, where is this going? I have been involved with (employed by) the Internet since late 1998. Over that time, I have developed some deep connections, yet every show the entire landscape changes. New faces…thousands of them. New companies…hundreds of them. New Energy. It’s all there. The one thing that has remained constant…”it’s a big huge club really”. If you want results (code name 2: to make money), you need connections and socialize and network – master “networker”, enter JF. I network old school with names like Adam, Howard, Clark, Karen…heck, if you saw JF’s (he works for me) list of connections, you could drop into most any party during the entire conference – he networks Facebook style – that has potential to put you in the video above.

And the “network or club” is what keeps us coming back every year; not much different then CrossFit. Today, I did the noon WOD and dang if it was not great to see the 930 ladies in there – I was missing you. I look forward to seeing these faces, the network, the “club”, heck “my club” and killing some WOD or myself with you.

Since January 1, 2011, my CrossFit club has grown far into the hundreds, thus I will hold the single shout-outs to Liza for getting me even started in this club in the first place and Chris for making it fun, keeping it real, and keeping me after it.

That said, I want you all to give direct calls to your “CrossFit Club”. Who do you count on seeing? Are you in someone else’s “Club” and had no clue – how flipping cool!

So CrossFitters – reveal your “Club”…let’s get the party started! I am hoping for at least 15 “clubs” (i.e. comments) MINIMUM!

— Greg