"Rocky" the juice I need to do and be all that I want to be

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Home Builder with Long Island Cash Home Buyer

When I first saw Rogers contest I said to myself... "Pass Beth"... I mean I'm not a big movie person and when it comes to videos I'm not there yet... but then the other day I saw Beth's post on Dumb and Dumber and why and how it inspired her... That did it... I was in, so thanks Beth...

"Rocky Balboa" came into my life in 1974, the year my husband left me with 3 little boys and a disease that was suppose to be fatal and $12.00 to my name. 

Thank God I had lots of jewelry. Now understand that prior to these events I lived in a beautiful home with full time help and money was no issue.

I had an awesome wealthy father-in-law who would have given me anything my heart desired but I'm not a taker.

The fact that I had only been a mother (there are no points on a job resume for that work experience) and had no work experience made it impossible for me to get a job except in a factory.... Yes folks I worked in a factory, drove there in my Cadillac and wore my mink coat but I still stuffed photos into envelopes for 8 hours a day and had and A Hole for a boss...

I think working for that A Hole was great because one thing I never wanted after that horrific experience... was a boss and one thing I promised myself I would be if I ever had the opportunity was a boss that loved the folks she worked with and if I didn't I'd fire their asses real fast...

No here comes "Rocky"... I took my sons to see it when it first came out and that was it for me...

In the movie Rocky was asked, "Rock do you believe that America is the land of opportunity?" Rocky said, "Yes" and Beth said yes and  Beth also said "F" that factory job... Yes folks I do use those words and with Rocky by my side I did just that... 

The moment I decided that mediocrity was not for me was the moment my life began to change and seldom did a day go by that Rocky in one form or another was not with me...

In fact watching this video brought tears to my eyes... 

I play the Rocky theme song as the start of every office meeting I have ever done...

From day one in my real estate life I played it on the way to every listing appointment... Try doing that before meeting a client... My body was so charged people didn't know what to make of me... 

I want it played at my funeral... not sure if my guys will do it but they know me and they know what I want...

In fact tomorrow I have to go for an MRA of my brain which means I'll be in a dark box of 15 minutes... The doc asked me if I wanted a tranquilizer and I told him... "no I got Rocky".... and I will play Rocky the whole time I'm in that dark little box...

I have little tigers in each of our cars.... to always remind me of  "Eye of the Tiger"... Best in the world... listen to it when your stupid mind tell you can't do something...  In fact I just bought my youngest grandson a huge tiger and wrote him a little not... "Myles whenever you think you can't do something just remember "The Eye Of The Tiger" and you go little man!"

 

 

I have every Rocky video and all of the Rocky music... In fact I ran my first race when I was 65 and came in first in my age group because I listened to Rocky the entire way and blasted "The Eye Of The Tiger" to help me get over the finish line...

So to sum it all up... Roger you are so much fun and I always enjoy paying you a visit in the Rain and I thank you for this contest...

I hope that my sharing what got and still does get me through those miserable "Shit Storms" that we all must go through will help others do the same... Listen to Rocky and you will get the juice that you need to do anything that you want to do!!!!!!

 

 

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Bob Crane
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Beth, I am always inspired when I hear of your story,

Thank You!

Feb 23, 2015 01:11 PM #21
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Richard & Beth Witt - ROCKY is always a winner......

Feb 23, 2015 01:47 PM #22
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Beth, great choice of the movie Rocky, which was so inspirational.    Best of luck on your entry.

Feb 23, 2015 09:14 PM #23
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Beth, It may have been the catalyst but you already had the fight in you. I enjoyed your entry and think it should be a winner.

Feb 23, 2015 10:05 PM #24
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Beth, you ought to win this contest!!! My husband would be all over this...we still play this music when we work out, he watches all of the Rocky movies whenever it's on TV and it is his favorite movie ever (besides The Ten Commandments of all things!) 

It is SUCH an inspirational movie and Stallone to this day is an inspiration for staying fit, having a sense of humor (about himself as well as life) and your view of your life because of this is AMAZING! 

Loved it ALL! YO!!!! 

Feb 24, 2015 03:51 AM #25
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Wow, this is inspirational and I'm getting serious "go girl" power listening to the Rocky theme as I write this.  You will do well in this contest, I just know it. Thanks so much for sharing your story. D Hugs to you, Beth. 

Feb 24, 2015 04:43 AM #26
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It's the highs and lows of our life that define our character and the lower the lows the harder we fight to get back to the top of the hill.  Good Luck with the contest, you have already won the harder battle

Feb 24, 2015 06:08 AM #27
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Good morning Beth,

Wow..what an entry in the contest..you go girl..I love it! I've learned another side of you and what a package you are..thanks for sharing your story..you are an inspiration!!

Feb 24, 2015 08:55 PM #28
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Richard & Beth Witt ~ Beth, I love it! First off "Beth's post is classic, is missed it, so thanks for shairng it" Secondly, "brilliant post and choice" I know you have the "juice" and or eye of the tiger! You prove it year after year "you" have what it takes to win and be the best

Feb 25, 2015 02:36 AM #29
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Beth(and Richard) - an inspiring story, a great song and now a nomination in Roger D. Mucci's contest.  

Mar 02, 2015 11:08 PM #30
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Beth, your story is the Rocky story!  I admire your strength. Congratulations on the nomination - I'm rooting for you.

Mar 02, 2015 11:38 PM #31
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Beth, THANK YOU for sharing a very personal part of your life with all of us. It takes a lot of strength and creativity to overcome traumatic times in life and you have much to be proud of! Congrats on the nomination in Roger's “The Fourth Annual ‘Be The Star Of Your Own Movie’ Contest”, well done!

Mar 03, 2015 04:09 AM #32
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Wow Beth, I came over to congratulate you on your award this morning, but I have changed my mind.  I think you need congratulating on the sheer determination of getting what you want out of life.  Rocky and Eye of the Tiger are just your audio triggers, you have what it takes inside, the songs just are the expression.  You. Go. Girl! YOU rock!

Mar 04, 2015 09:50 PM #33
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Hello Richard & Beth Witt 

Beth - CONGRATULATIONS on your big win...not just in Roger's fun contest, but in all you do.  You certainly have the Eye of the Tiger!

Mar 04, 2015 10:09 PM #34
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OMG... I'm speechless... I better go listen to Rocky... Or maybe "Gonna Fly Now"... or maybe all the Rocky songs...   This is just awesome and I thank all for bestowing this great honor on me...  "Eye Of The Tiger"

Mar 04, 2015 10:21 PM #35
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Beth,,,WOW a great story and entry... this is such a inspirational post for me...thank you!!

Mar 04, 2015 11:46 PM #36
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Beth, I hadn't seen your entry until now, but it is a WOW! Congratulations on your win and for this incredibly inspiring post. I'm facing some surgery coming up with a fair amount of rehab afterwards. I'll remember this post and the music you mentioned. Sometimes we write things and don't realize the ripples in the pond that they make. Thank you!!

Mar 05, 2015 01:53 AM #37
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Tom White Tom not sure what you are facing but I know for sure that if you get yourself some Rocky DVD's or just the music you will have an easier time of it...

I just had to have a brain scan which meant my head was in an MRI in a box for 15 minutes... I listened to the music from Rocky and I did great...

God bless you Tom

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Beth, Your ROCKY story grabbed my heart and squeezed! 

Mar 05, 2015 06:40 AM #39
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin thanks sweet lady...

Mar 05, 2015 06:52 AM #40
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