Getting into Arkansas, my confidence in the pop in approach was growing. It was state 40, meaning I had met with 78 gym owners and 78 brewery owners already. I know one of the factors of influence is consensus, meaning that people follow other people (Influence by Cialdini). With such high numbers, it would be … More Side Learning
It was time for me to be a bit of a tourist and check out a little of what the city had to offer. I first had to go to Café du Monde to get some coffee and beignets. It’s a rather well-known place and I had a friend donate to make sure I didn’t … More I’ll Take the Same Exact Thing
Driving into Louisiana, I had a place to stay in New Orleans but wanted to hit more than just one city for the state. Another factor was the timing of the morning and my location and so I found some places to try my pop in approach. First up was CrossFit Chivalry a veteran owned … More NO Normal Here
I was arriving into the Laurel area of Mississippi late one evening and came across a brewery. I decided to try my luck to see if I could get a brewery checked off. I walked in and it was near closing time, yet the owner was kind enough to meet with me a bit to … More Wow that’s THE Mississippi River on that Brewery
After making good driving progress from Florida, I had slept in the car for the night. It wasn’t too bad as I had a nice bed to sleep in the previous nights and knew tonight there would be another place to crash. I had a mid-morning meeting scheduled at a brewery but before that, I … More Repeat on that Brewery
Driving into Florida was a bit of a change because I had someone I knew I could stay with and it would be a blast. A buddy I used to work with in Hawaii had moved to Florida to work with the Houston Astros baseball team. In West Palm Beach, they have their training facilities … More Dude, Just Stop
When I was working in Hawaii, there was a duration of a few months where 6 of us were in a group we called Workout Warriors. There were two of us from Hawaii, two were in California, and two were in Georgia. We would take turns coming up with a workout, then we all had … More A Place Besides Vegas Where an Open Container is Ok?!
While staying with my buddy in North Carolina, I was also able to check off a few of my South Carolina meetings as well. I had a few responses to my messages which meant I had scheduled meetups. The first was a farm brewery, Benford brewing and the owner said he was brewing a special … More A Folk Tale Becomes Reality
When I was finished with Virginia it was time for North Carolina. Luckily for me, the friend connection streak could continue as I knew a few people living in North Carolina. A buddy I had been in touch with said I could stay with him the whole time which simplified the arrangements for me. I … More Connecting with Another University
Helllllllo!!! As has been a bit of a theme as of late, I have been sporadic with the blog postings. I do think the reasoning is warranted though, although it could be debated depending on the perspective. I have been working hard on getting the LIFT N BREWS shop up and functioning! It has been … More Shop’s Open!