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Ice Bucket Challenge ALS ] ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (emotional) pt 1 with Lisa Hyatt

BREAKING NEWS: Pete Frates and his wife Julie just gave birth to their baby girl, Lucy Frates today, August 31, 2014 while we were editing this video.

Special serendipity for the timing on this tells us (along with the $100 Million dollars donated this month alone) that #ALS will soon have a cure.

Here’s the video with the latest #IceBucketChallenge with Lisa Hyatt as she accepts the Challenge by Glen Ledwell, with a little help from her Coach: Deborah Cole.

Recently I’ve been hearing whiners and negative comments about how people are “sick of the ALS challenge.” To which I say: So are people suffering from ALS. So I guess you’re in the same boat. #NOTreally

Forbes shares stats along with a great rebuttal to all the people getting “tired of the Ice Bucket Challenge”.

Last year only $2 Million dollars in donations were collected in August. This year, $98 Million dollars MORE all because of the viral nature of this #IceBucketChallenge movement. Is this just the beginning? Or is this the end of the #IceBucketChallenge for #ALS ?

Who knows how much more it’ll be by the time others watch this challenge video? Post in the comments below the donation updates on how much is raised to date when you watch this.

When i watched the Pete Frates video of where this all started about 2 weeks ago, they “only” raised 2 million dollars from the Ice Bucket Challenge by then. This donation amount actually made me do a triple check that the reports of them raising $100 Million dollars for ALS were true, or just a typo/misprint with an additional zero.

Nope. The donation amount was accurate.

One hundred Million dollars raised in the month of August with the Ice Bucket Challenge.

What makes a viral movement start like this that catch on like wildfire?

More importantly, what gets people to take action and actually donate? Some videos go viral, but you don’t see the corresponding amount of donations to support the craze. This movement matches action with the fun videos many are creating to raise awareness for ALS. To date, the ALS association reports that over “three million people have donated.”

First let’s look at where it all started…

Have you asked yourself, what’s behind this #ALS #IceBucketChallenge that you see all your friends doing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram?

Here’s the video produced by #ESPN that will introduce you to the man, Pete Frates, who inspired this movement that has raised more awareness and donations for the ALS foundation.

It all started with a man, a brother, and a family dedicated to fight this disease with everything they’ve got, and inspire others to help them do it.

And now, Pete Frates is a Dad. Today. August 31, 2014. As i type this, Pete’s heart is filled with a love he’s never known before, at the same time he’s just as dependent as his newborn daughter, Lucy. He can’t speak, and he’s confined to a wheelchair. This is a debilitating disease that takes your life very quickly.

Lisa Hyatt accepted this challenge — despite how much she hates the cold. Her business Coach, Deborah Cole helped her accept the challenge, and they talked about her friend who also suffers from #ALS and is fighting it right now.

This challenge had special significance to Lisa — beyond just being called out by the mastermind we’re both in: Flight Club.

We were honored to be challenged by Glen Ledwell, the leader of Flight Club Mastermind. Knowing that while we are not only in the group to make more money in our businesses, but also to make a HUGE impact on the world we live in is the Best part of being in Flight Club.

What has made this Ice Bucket Challenge spread so quickly and so far?

Entrepreneur shares 6 viral marketing lessons to learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS:

This challenge quickly became a movement that everyone is participating in. From athletes to CEOs, (like Kobe Bryant and Bill Gates); from musicians to movie stars like Eminem and Charlie Sheen who put a NEW spin on how to do the Ice Bucket Challenge in #Hollywood.

Even politicians are getting involved like the New Jersey governor, Chris Christie.

Some are funny, some are epic, some are epic fails. Like this epic Ice Bucket Challenge #FAIL with the girl on the horse.

Some of the psychological reasons we participate in this campaign – beyond being asked by our friends to do something they just did are all tied to how we’re made up as spiritual beings sharing a human experience.

People WANT to be involved. They look forward to being called out. We like to be challenged. We like to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Our brains kick in creative ways to put new spins on the challenge. We also love laughing at our fellow human beings especially when they’re throwing ice cold buckets of water over their head. It’s just funny. And an unusual sight to see.

But at the end of the day… we’re accountable to one another and don’t want to be called a chicken. Then again… maybe being called names is better than freezing our faces off.

Part two of this Ice Bucket Challenge brings a whole new perspective with Coach Deb as she challenges the ice bucket challenge and tries to break the rules. After all, that’s what being an entrepreneur is all about, right?

Stay Tuned for Part Two of the Ice Bucket Challenge for #ALS.

Be Great, Be Powerful Beyond Measure (Best Inspirational Video Ever Made)

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…

Dare to Be Outstanding Today!

Have you watched this Powerful, Motivational video yet today?

I first came across this video on the Facebook wall of a new friend of mine, Jeffery Davis, (a Leader in the #1 Weight Loss Company in North America) who mastered the world of network marketing by serving his clients.

I was honored to be able to spend some time with him after a regional conference in Houston, Texas, where I learned not only several brilliant marketing strategies that will help me in a huge way, but I also learned a lot about this man and how influential he is, not only as an Ambassador in his company, but as a Dad, as a Role Model and as a Leader in Life. (I think we’ve only just seen the beginning of his Greatness!) 


Leadership Tip to Learn from:
Instead of having a set agenda of what Jeffery would say before a call, he simply let people share what was on their heart and he actively listened to each one of them, finding unique ways to help them reach their goals, rise up to the challenge of losing weight, and ultimately Be Great!

What inspired me the most is how Mr. Davis didn’t try to build up empty hype of the business opportunity with his team, but rather he sought to uncover what was really holding them back; what truly inspired them, and where their light was buried, and then he worked to guide them towards digging deep within to find their true purpose for starting their own business. That’s where true intrinsic motivation comes from — Motivation that LASTS!

What inspires you? Why did you first start your own business? What made you choose the job you’re in? If it’s NOT ultimately giving you joy and purpose in life — then find a way to get out and find something that will fill you up every day. If you’re not jumping out of bed on Monday morning, excited to take on the day, you’re probably misaligned to your true calling.

This fan-made video spells it out perfectly when it comes to business and life. Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. And all too often, we hide from what makes us brilliant, spectacular and outstanding. We hide in the shadows of where we think our peers or family expects us to be. We are taught to be humble in school, in church and in our family. Yet, all that teaches us to do is to hide our light under a mask that’s not aligned to our true self. We then start living an inauthentic life, living for how we think other people want us to live, do, breathe and do.


(This picture was snapped off the record breaking jump by Felix Baumgartner as he jumped from space, free falling for over three minutes, sponsored by the Redbull Stratos Project. This is a man who embraced the Greatness within, and has inspired millions every day leading up to this jump, and millions more now that he did it on October 14, 2012!!!)

Yeah, exactly… I know what you’re feeling… Now, What does THIS inspire you to do Today?

Marianne Williamson said it best in A Course in Miracles when she explained, “It’s not our darkness that most frightens us, it’s our light.”

This video brings this concept home. How life and business and work and people can sometimes beat us down. But it’s not how many times we get knocked down, is it? It’s how many times we get BACK UP that counts!

It’s interesting, because when the last Rocky movie came out, my first reaction was that I had no intention of seeing the movie, because the series ran its course. I thought, what angle could they come out with that would beat any of the previous movies? Well… Sly did it once again! And in my opinion, he topped all other movies previously in the series.

One flight back home one day, Rocky was the in-flight movie playing on Continental airlines, and the movie brought me to tears. (On several occasions.) My favorite part of the entire movie was when he had a heart to heart talk with his son. It’s probably what I love most about this video’s version of the famous poem by Marianne Williamson how it’s about Daring to be GREAT, and letting our Light Shine.

I loved this Rocky speech so much that I started scribbling down what he said on the plane… and now I’ll share my scribbles with you so you can let it speak directly to YOU… as you watch this video — every day for the next 30 days, like I intend to do, because it’s just the message I need to meet my new 90-Day Challenge I’ve set for myself, and having my friends hold me accountable to reach my goals.

“I’m gonna show you how Great I Am!” Muhammad Ali

Transcript from this video (forgive me if I get a few words different.) Rocky to son:

But somewhere along the line… you changed.

You stopped being you.

You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good.

And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame. Like a big shadow.

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently… if you let it!

You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it doesn’t matter how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward.

That’s how WINNING is done!

Cuz if you’re willing to go through all the battling you gotta go through to get where you wanna get, who’s got the right to stop you?

Maybe some of you guys got something you never finished… something you really wanna do, to say something to someone that you never said… something…

…but you’re told no…

Even after you pay your dues…

Who’s got the right to stop you?


It’s your right to listen to your own gut. Ain’t nobody’s right to say no, and tell you that you can’t! After you’ve earned the right to be what you want to be or do what you wanna do!

Now if you know what you’re worth… then go GET what you’re worth!

But you gotta be willing to take the hits.

And not point the finger, saying, you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her.

Cowards do that, and that ain’t you! You’re BETTER than that!

…Now… if you have children… Imagine saying the following to them each night before they go to sleep for the next 90-days… or for as long as you tell them bedtime stories and tuck them in… Imagine the impact that would make on their mind… their psychology and their potential to be Great as they grow up, and inspire the world with their unique gifts and talents imprinted on them since birth…

Our Deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

It’s our Light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

Playing small never served the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were all meant to shine, as children. It’s not just in some of us. It’s in everyone.

As we let our own light shine… we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. And we are all liberated from our own fear.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…

My challenge to you… Join me everyday and watch this video — before you go to sleep… and right when you wake up to start your day.

If you’re with me, leave a note in the comments section below this blog post, share your 90-day BIG Goal that you will accomplish as you DARE TO BE GREAT!

And if you really desire to be held accountable and increase your chances of achieving your goals, then come back and watch this video DAILY and Comment on this post EVERY DAY!

This “Challenge to Be Great” will not only serve you to reach your goals, but you’ll inspire others to be Great and get through the rough times as you share the things you discover and accomplish along the way. Share how life tries to beat you down… and prove each day that you keep getting up and moving forward. Tell us how you overcome each hurdle… and Let’s Do This Together!

Dare To Be Great!

Are you with me?


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