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It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you with a dope rhyme to step too!

I’m sorry to my 4 followers! But these last few months have been crazy! Although there have been some major bumps in the road, I am starting to come back from those tough moments. God, family, friends, and faith have got me through and I don’t know where I would be without all those people in my life and the knowledge I have been given.

A few updates: Work with AND1 Live Streetball and we are starting to blow up again! I have a number of duties within the company and I’m stoked!

I do P.R. and Event Consulting for the team that did BYU’s New Spice video. There new YouTube series is working with Antoine Dodson (Hide yo kids, Hide yo wife dude).

Jimmer and the Fredettes aka BYU made it to the Sweet 16 which hadn’t been done since 1981 with Danny Ainge! Jimmer will make the NBA and will be a great sixth man I believe!

I’ve hit about 5 Padres Spring Training games here in Arizona and I LOVE IT!

Continuously on my mind is this lady who I had a crush on back before I graduated at BYU-Idaho. Eventually in my visits back to Rexburg, we finally connected through friends and Facebook! Oh 21st Century dating ahah! Anyways we talked a little last year throughout parts of the year, but for awhile I didnt think she was interested and we both got busy! The last time I went to Rexburg, we had been talking here and there a little more, and so I decided to surprise her again! This time it seems to be moving forward. We haven’t stopped talking the last month and she makes me feel alive! I am really so happy because she is the sweetest, cutest, adorable lady! I really want to do everything I can right, to see where this goes. Leaving Provo Sunday afternoon was tough, and I haven’t felt that way with someone in a long time. This time was different from others!

I feel more connected to who I am and I know what I want out of life! Seeing the recent tragedy of Japan’s earthquake and tsumani, my beloved and dearest Grandma Turner passing on, losing my job, a good friend of my dying in an ATV accident, hearing one of my best friends brother dying in a car accident, and just feeling the need to do better – have all giving me reason to raise my bar and become the son my Heavenly Father needs. I want to share that with someone special who will be there for me through these experiences and I can be there for her experiences. Highs, lows, happiness, and pain!

More to be said in the future blogs and days!

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Danny Carpenter – http://blog.urbansurvivaltools.com/ – called me up yesterday and needed some motivational words for the days events. As I searched the Internet for some inspirational words, Carp asked me to search a quote by Mark Twain about getting going and we came upon this quote: “Fortune knocks at every man’s door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in the neighbouring saloon and does not hear her.” And this: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, then starting on the first one.” Both EPIC quotes by our good man Mark Twain! The first one hit Carp pretty dang hard over the phone and the second struck accord with me!

The last few months have dealt some interesting cards for this individual! Losing my grandmother, which had been a little unexpected, and coming back to Phoenix from Thanksgiving and her funeral service, I went to work on Monday and got laid off at University of Phoenix. Yeah it was a very emotional week but I’ve got so much support from the heavens, family, and friends. I take every experience as a challenge to grow and learn something positive. Work ethic is something that has come to mind as I have had a lot of time to think.

The NFL Playoffs are here and as I was listening to sports radio this morning it got me thinking about the work ethic of football players! There is NO other sport as aggressive and rigorous as the NFL! To play 18+ games in a season for 60 minutes in helmet, cleats, and pads going back and forth exerting all your body strength, its making me tired right now! The off-season work outs these guys go through to prepare for the season is considered borderline INSANE! Think about the matchup of one Darren Sproles, San Diego Chargers Running Back, who’s height is 5-6″ and weighs 190lbs running towards Oakland Raiders Defensive End, Richard Seymour who is 6-6″ and weighs 310lbs. THATS CRAZY! These players, no matter if you like them or not, play for 60 minutes with blood, sweat, and tears! The kind of work ethic you have to put yourself through as an NFL Player must be very challenging and I’d imagine would be very strict.

Here’s a great article by Sign On San Diego about former SD Charger, Antonio Cromartie’s off-season workout: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2009/jul/12/1s12chargers01169/

You may take a nap now after reading that article! So what does this all mean? Well where do you work? From home, at an office, or do you travel? Whats your routine? What kind of work ethic do you have? For me its very difficult to stay on a strict work ethic routine. I find myself, when trying to do school work or lock down sponsors for an event, in ADD mode looking at stuff on the Internet like Facebook or watching NetFlix, so I have to really lock down my composure and write my goals down. Keeping a white dry erase board in front of me or writing my to do’s and goals on a sheet of paper can help me accomplish the things I need to accomplish. Getting adequate exercise is another story!

We’ll revisit more of this later. set goals. work hard. play harder. be motivated. crush it.

visit my friends blog: http://justifiedbythescriptures.wordpress.com/

Also another friend of mine: Michael Easterling will be doing some good blogging soon about a very charitable event in his future

 

Clayton C-Bass Ashcraft – BYAHHHHHH!

Today is 1.11.11 and its time for each of us to be #1 in our way! What will you do today to make that happen? If something gets in the way of it, what are you going to do? My homies here are bumpin this whip to the top, so how about you do the same! Whatever it is today, lets make it happen! Here’s a little mood music to get you PUMPED UP FOR 1.11.11

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