Win R1000.00 courtesy of Dickies #847Strong

It’s your last chance to get in on the Dickies 847Strong action. They’re looking for your inspirational stories of what makes you strong, worthy of a new pair of Dickies 847s. PLUS… They’re throwing in R1000.00 too. If you want to win, you need to enter. You have to email me a tough guy picture that I can share with the peops at Dickies or you can upload the pic to Twitter. NB YOU MUST USE THE #847Strong hashtag. You can also enter by uploading a picture and share your ‘tough’ story on either www.847strong.co.za or www.847strong.mobi.

Here’s one of those tough guy stories from Jerry:

Next time you look at a train and wonder who repairs and paints these mammoth transportation vessels, think of Jerry. A 39-year old who understands the formula for being tough. Among other things; waking up before the sun, committing to a profession that is (at the best of times) highly hazardous while lending a hand to those around him. Jerry is the link between form and function in the railway industry. He utilised his mental toughness to learn the many facets of carpentry and now applies them on a daily basis. The risk of injury is always near, be it toxic fumes or moving trains, Jerry is part of it all. Both physically and spiritually tough Jerry is an active member in the Zion church where he offers young men motivational speeches, so they too can be tough.

Who doesn’t want a R1000.00 and a customized pair of Dickies 847s huh? So make sure you enter now…. T&Cs apply.

Dickies #847Strong – My week

You’ll remember earlier in the week I told you about the Dickies #847Strong campaign that I’m involved in. The peops at Dickies are looking to honour the guys with this campaign. All you need to do is share you ‘tough’ story i.e. what makes your job tough, but rewarding at the same time? What are the challenges you face and how to do overcome them or persist? All you need to do is upload your picture and story to the Dickies site. Visit the site:

www.847strong.co.za

www.847strong.mobi

Here’s what went down in my week. My day job is very demanding. There is a project that I’m working on, which requires a lot of time, energy and thought. A lot of what I’m doing is new territory for me and so while it might be challenging and I’ve had a tension headache for most of the week, the knowledge I’m acquiring can only further me. Whether it’ll lead me to my desired destination is the big question, but whatever skills attained now, can only help later on.

Now usually I have weeks where I’ll go to work at 7, leave at 4. Hit the gym, head home, shower, eat and head off to an event, a gig or I’ll be at home working on some other projects. This last week wasn’t as crazy as it usually is, but it’s still hectic nonetheless. So Monday is meeting day, Tuesday is just a bleh day usually but my week was particularly challenging from Wednesday. I woke up early to get to the gym on Wednesday morning. I used to be someone who could get up early and hit the gym, but as time goes by and the job and its growing responsibilities increase, sleep becomes a treasured luxury, so early gym sessions don’t happen as often anymore. Plus I get to work early so as to avoid traffic, but this morning was different. I had my work cut out for me, so I decided to get in an early gym session. What a great way to start the day I tell you. After a quick shower, breakfast and squizz on the social networks to see if I’d missed anything major (news wise), I put on my Dickies pants, a jersey and off I went to work. Let the games begin. Continue reading “Dickies #847Strong – My week”

Dickies wants to know what makes you tough

Today I’m attempting to prove how tough I am or rather how demanding life can be in my industry. There are a lot of misconceptions about being in the entertainment industry I tell ya. Yes there are perks like getting to travel to different parts of the country and the globe, interviewing some of the biggest names in the game, being invited to some awesome parties etc. What a lot of people don’t realize is that you’re often by yourself when you travel, you’re not there for weeks on end, you’re in and out and with time differences, that can be hard. Talent can be difficult at times and the parties often happen after normal work hours. So when you hold down a day job and you’re expected to get stories, interviews from launches and events, it can get tiring to say the least. Having said that, I do love what I do and I would only change it for one other profession, but that aint happening at this point.

 

Right, so that’s the background to what I do in general. I’ve been asked to participate in a really cool campaign for Dickies 847. The peops at Dickies want to know what makes both you and I tough and they’re recognizing us hardworking guys. What are some of your daily challenges and the rewards that come with your profession or lifestyle. Share your story by visiting www.847strong.co.za or www.847strong.mobi.  By sharing your story you could win yourself a personalized pair of Dickies 847s.

 

Today I’m wearing my navy 847s and I’ll be documenting all the day in all its madness. Trust me it’s crazy already and it’s only going to get more insane. Stay tuned for more on that tomorrow and guys, be sure to get involved in this campaign.