Friday, December 12, 2014

Crazy Cracka Friday: A Mobile Production

Some years back I started texting my friends and family these funny faces on Friday.  Over the years the picture text morphed into many different formats.  Short 15 second videos, action picture, picture with a sound bit, picture with sound bit built into the picture, and of course, the title Crazy Cracka Friday (CCF) which has been the "sticking" point of the Friday funnies (if that's what you call them).

My initial goal was to make people laugh, help them de-stress from the busy work week, and prepare for the weekend activities, whatever they might be.  It's healthy to check out for a minute or two and de-stress with laughter.  It's like a mental medicine for the soul.

Early on in the year I had some frustrating moments trying to get the CCF successfully to the different platforms, across different cellular companies.  Some people would get the text with a picture, other's would get the sound bit and text, then some wouldn't get anything at all!

I started looking into distributing in another way.  My initial thought would be creating, yet, another blogger and do it that way.  It was a disaster because (again) this is fully mobile and I just didn't have the tools available to successfully do it fully mobile.  I had to do part of it from my phone, and then log on the web from my laptop or work computer and finish it.  Then there's the problem of people having web access and how it will look and be viewed (if at all) from the Google Blogger, and I was not going to learn another way to blog from some other site.

So, last week I was on my weekly Challenge.Me call with Drew Davidsen and he offered a suggestion that I literally thought... "well HELLO MATTHEW.... why didn't I think of that BEFORE!"

Today I have taken the challenge, and have launched the YouTube channel: Crazy Cracka Friday

For the rest of this year, I'm testing this new way out to see if this will be the best most successful way to distribute this encouraging weekly video.  Something that started out as a friends and family thing I'm not sharing it with you.  Feel free to share it with others you might thing will benefit from this, and please post your comments!  This month will determine if the CCF Channel will become permanent in  the year 2015. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Transformation Lifestyle

My friend Drew Davidsen is gearing up for a conference in the Baltimore Maryland to promote healthy living, finding your path, and sticking to it.  Part of the conference will involve individuals who have taken on these challenges in their own way.  Real people like you and me, who haven't necessarily gone the path of weight-loss program A, B, or C, or gym membership with personal trainer D, E, or F.  But have just made small changes in their lives and over time, these changes have been noticed.

Anyone, everyone, can make small changes in their eating habits, exercise habits, if they want to.  It starts in the mind, you make the choice, you stick to it.  Maybe you've thought about doing something but you just don't have the motivation or the information.

I created this blogger in hopes to find individuals like you who want to step into a better, more healthier lifestyle, and put down some of the things I did, encourage you to pursue your own method, a method you like, along with some sacrifices.

Follower Vs Pursuer
Last Sunday I learned the difference between a follower & pursuer.
Follower: One who follows others.  Waits for others to put down the tracks, lay the road or path, and drive on that path.
Pursuer: One who pursues, strives to push on further, no matter what, or who is with, or without.  This is the one that puts down the track, lays the road, that others might follow.

I started out as a follower, I started to do things others had done, I tried them, spent the money, the time, but my heart really wasn't truly in it.  I was expecting something to happen by doing their formula.  What I didn't realize was, I needed to start on my own starting point.  I needed to believe and accept myself for who I was first and foremost before I could press on.

Sacrifice Breeds Success
Whether we like it or not, life is about sacrifice and risks.  We take them every day without even noticing them!  However, when it comes to changing our eating habits or start exercising we all of a sudden feel unable to do it.  In our minds, if we think we can't do it, YOU'RE RIGHT, YOU CAN'T, however, if we reprogram our minds to say we CAN DO IT... YOU'RE RIGHT, YOU CAN DO IT! Do ya get it?  We believe we can or can't and our body will follow.

Start your battle in your mind, then when you've been successful, the body will follow through. :)  Watch my video and I hope this will help encourage you to start on your own pursing path.  Check out the right navigation October 2014 if you need a daily inspiration video once you make your monthly challenge(s).  Make this blog your place to start on your own path and PLEASE SHARE because you never know what you say might encourage another follower to pursue their own paths.
Transformation Lifestyle: The Movie

It helps to also see that though this blog was only started in October, my road started years before and you can read it on my adventure diary.  A blogger I started for myself on the Road To Better Health.  You see?  It takes time and with me it started in the mind.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Night Of Transformation

My friend Drew Davidsen is hosting A Night of Transformation and if you're in the PA, MD, VA area I recommend making the trip over to be apart of this.  Make it your December Challenge!!  I would be there if I could!  Go for me!  Support him!

More information on tickets:

More info on FaceBook: