Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lollipop Moments

Ever wonder why you do what you do? If you make a difference? If you'll ever be "big" enough to "really impact" the community - the world - anyone?
This video with the message below was enough to MAKE MY DAY - bring reality to how important the "little things" are - and realize that we all ARE leaders.

"I just watched this video from TED. You are one of my lollipop moments and I wanted you to know it! At my very first CrossFit competition in 2010 (Oktoberfest 2), you sat under my tent for a few minutes. I don't know if you remember. I was brand new and insecure. I didn't really know what CrossFit was all about as there is no "community" where I live--don't know if that makes sense?? Anyway, all day, I wondered why I was doing this and if I belonged. I was all by myself in the middle of a community of many, and you reached out to me--probably without even realizing it. We talked about age (because I'm old :)) and other random things I don't remember. But, at that moment, I learned exactly what CrossFit was--a community of support) and I embraced it. Thank you for being a leader!"

I was inspired by the women who sent me the message above. It takes courage to reach out and thank those who made an impact on your life.

I've been inspired to reach out to a couple "Lollipop Moment" people in my life and challenge you to do the same!

Pay it Forward!


  1. Lisa!

    Thank you so much for thinking enough of the talk to share it!

    We'd love to have it on!

    Truly, I'm so touched by people passing this talk around. Thank you again.

  2. Lisa,

    I have come to your site through various means: SICFIT, CrossFit Central,my daughter (via Crystal McReynolds), and lately through the Outlaw Way (EA's blog)- I am very grateful for the crossroad junction here.

    I teach Strength and Conditioning to Grade 11 and 12 girls and guys at my high school. I actually opened a non-profit gym in our weight room (, and the effect has been staggering.

    I am going to share the "lollipop" post of yours with my class on Monday if you don't mind because it reinforces everything I am trying to teach my kids. Not only is the post provocative and empowering, it is personally timely as I was waffling about throwing down the $20 for the Open...

    Thanks for the writing you do - looks like you are passing on a lot of lollipops yourself.

    CrossFit CPHS

    1. Brian,
      Thank you for the message - would love to hear how your high schoolers receive it! Good luck in the Open.