The $1.2M Lawnmower? (WEIRD.)

I heard this today and thought it would really help you out with your KB workouts.

(REALLY resonated with me…)

A[n Apparently] True Story:

An Arkansas evening news team heard about a guy who had the most expensive lawnmower in the world.

It was supposedly worth $1.2 million.

So the lead journalist tracked down the byline and found that it was indeed true, and the mower belonged to an elderly gentleman who lived deep in the backwoods.

While driving, she imagined a mower with chrome rims and gold pipes… And tried to imagine what else made it the most expensive mower in the world – 24K gold paint maybe?

As they drove down the long, dirt road to his house, they saw an old wooden single story home with a porch and an old man in a rocking chair.

The news team confirmed that he was indeed the man with the most expensive lawn mower in the world.

Sir, can you show us your $1.2 million dollar lawnmower please?” asked the reporter.

Surely can,” replied the elderly gentleman, spitting some chew off the porch.

He got up and led them to a lone magnolia tree in the middle of his yard.

And under the magnolia tree was what the reporter could only assume was the most expensive mower in the world covered by a… Tarp.

The old man whisked off the tarp to reveal…

A rusted old red riding lawnmower.

Sir…? I… I… I don’t understand… I thought this lawn mower was worth $1.2 million dollars??” stammered the crack reporter.

It is Missy. Lemme explain…” began the elderly gentleman.

Forty years ago I bought $600 of Wal-Mart stock with plans to sit on it until I retired.

I thought I’d make a fortune.

A couple months later, I saw this shiny, bright red riding lawnmower and decided I just had to have it.

So I sold that Wal-Mart stock for $600 and bought my riding lawnmower.”

Today, that $600 investment in Wal-Mart stock I made 40 years ago is worth $1.2 million.

Every day I tell my missus to kick me in the rear end to remind me of that stupid decision.

As weird as that story seems to be for KB training it actually has a point.

Often times we rob ourselves of our future because we think we need or deserve something now that won’t help us in the long run.

So we watch TV because we’re “too tired” instead of hoisting our patards off the couch and doing our oh-so-inconvenient 20 to 30 minute workout. (I’ve never done that… LOL…)

Speaking of…

The “Big 6” Videos.

Apparently, this is a BEAR of a project.

My video guy says he’s wrestling with over 400GB of files!

He’s currently working on them and brought in some back up help.

We’re expecting them to be done in the next 7 days or so.

Sorry about that. We really miscalculated (read: Blew It) on this one.

Anyway, I’ll keep you updated.

In the meantime, just remember, “The Big 6” will keep you going for the Long Haul, not just for today or tomorrow.

It’s something that will pay you dividends for years to come.

Just like “Kettlebell STRONG!”.

Gotta run.

Stay Strong.
Geoff

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