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Fly on the Wall

The AV Fair! Once a year this spectacle complete with food, rides, art, animals and musicians descends upon the Antelope Valley. But this year was special, why? Because I had special access. Thanks to a good friend of mine Jim Greenleaf (CEO of http://ilivetoday.com) I was able to get a special all “AG-CESS” pass to the AV Fair. In return for this fantastic priveledge I agreed to do some photography and blog about my experience and my experience was awesome.

To start off I arrived at the fair around 6:30pm. I parked in the prefered parking lot for free (score) and passed through the fair side gate like a celebrity. My girlfriend came in as my “photography assistant” and we ran about taking some great pictures of farm animals, tractors and buildings.

As we made our way around the fair we ran into a number of friends and acquaintances. A couple of our friends were big Dierks Bentley fans who had just met him in a special meet and great time. After that we headed off to the big event of the night; The Dierks Bentley Concert! While I’m not a huge fan of country music I actually had a blast at this concert. Dierks definitely leans more towards the rock and roll side of country. Because of my AG-CESS pass I was able to get up close to take some pics at the concert. I had access to the space between the crowd and stage for 30seconds on the first two songs of the night.

Again, at the concert we ran into some more friends and met up with my girlfriend’s brother and his girlfriend. After the concert we went on a search for llamas, corn-dogs and kettle corn. Our hunger for corn-dogs and kettle corn was satisfied that night, but we couldn’t find any llamas. I ran about again for a few minutes taking pictures and then we headed home with music still ringing in our ears, smiles on our faces and kettle corn in our bellies!

Check out the rest of my photography from the night here: http://www.ilivetoday.com/photo/albums/av-fair-2010
Yours truly,
Ben Andrews

October 14, 2010 Posted by | antelope valley, av fair, concert, country music, dierks bentely | , , , , | Leave a comment

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Welcome to ilivetodayav Antelope Valley’s Premier Social Network…Cloud Computing. Promoting Antelope Valley through Friends, Business and Events. Highlighted with videos in a magazine format.
Three ways to use ilivetodayav for your advantage:
Individuals: Make friends with community members and meet other members with similar interests and hobbies in a safe and friendly environment.
Events: Stay up to date with what’s going on in the Antelope Valley and promote your own cultural or community events.
Businesses: Turn Social Networking Into Socialnomics. (Call 661.948.8442 Ask for Jim or Ben)
Best of all it’s free to join!
All you need is an email address and a password to create your own page. Your page can act as your website or as a web-driver to bring traffic to your website or through your front door.

October 14, 2010 Posted by | antelope valley, friends, local events, social media, Socialnomics solutions | , , , , | Leave a comment

Commitment and Leadership

There is only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out.

There is no such thing as life in between. Pat Riley basketball coach

Are You Giving Your Goals Your Best Effort?

Your dreams deserve better than a half-hearted effort. Meet your goals with a weak handshake and they’ll soon be waving you goodbye. Since you probably don’t want to look back on a life full of “almost made it” memories, it’s time for total commitment. Leave it all on the field, don’t hold anything back. Is there anything more satisfying than pouring out your entire being, straddling the cliff, reaching your total limit, then looking up and realizing that oh-my-gosh-I-can’t-believe-I-really-did-it? And is there anything more tragic than failing and realizing you could have done more? If you feel “tuned out” of your current life, that’s okay. Make your first goal to build a life that you can get “in”-to. Then don’t look back. Make every day count and live purposefully, live energetically, live completely.

Are you leading for the right reasons?

 

Everyone wants praise and attention for a job well done. But for every shooting star there are a million average stars doing great things but receiving no credit. If you’re upset by the lack of attention you’re getting for your leadership, perhaps its time to reevaluate why you are a leader in the first place. True leaders lead to help their team, community, or office–not for fame and attention. Sure, receiving recognition feels good, but remember that you are there to lead the group in front of you, not the ones watching behind you. Spectators will soon forget about you, but those you lead will remember what you’ve done even after you are gone.

Man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. James crook

October 14, 2010 Posted by | business, career goals, happiness, integrity, weight loss | , , , , | Leave a comment