Step 3: What do you need? - Chris Everingham

Step 3: What do you need?

They all laughed at me and told me I was crazy – until I started to make massive progress!

It was early 2006, I was finishing up with semi-professional rugby league and I wanted to work out what I’d channel my competitiveness into next!

After reading my bucketlist I realized wanted to be a bboy (or breakdancer for any lay people out there). It was a crazy thought to go from a contact team sport, into an individual creative “dance” (I’d say sport). It is the total opposite in many people’s minds.

I remember my friends having a laugh at me.

Nevertheless, I pressed on.

I spent long hours in the garage on my cheap vinyl flooring and collected many bruises, cuts and grazes along the way! It was a journey in itself.

Day after day, I’d watch videos of successful world class bboys and then compared them to my home videos of my practice sessions. I was miles behind them. Nevertheless, I persisted!

Eventually I emerged, a Bboy! Bboy Crooked Chris in fact! What a name! haha

Anyway, as a bboy I was able and still am able to perform insane stunts and moves to this day! Windmills, flares, swipes and some mad top rocks and footwork to boot! Not to mention a few good freezes!

If it wasn’t for my ability to gather what I needed, I never would have been on a number of prime time TV shows in Asia! I was even in a quasi-famous dance group “Cookies N Cream” that toured as well. How’s that?! haha.. I never would of thought my garage breakdancing would get me on TV let alone on tour!

But, how did I do it?

I worked out what I needed, got to work and persisted!

Activity 3:

Let’s see what you need to get started!

Answer the questions below to gather your resources before you begin!

After you’ve finished, I’ll see you in Step 4: How will you get there? where you’ll discover how to write the step-by-step procedures for achieving your transformation!

Key questions:

8. What do you need before you get started?
9. Who are your supporters?
10. How will you measure your progress toward your destination?
11. Does time matter on this journey?

Step 2: Where are you going?
Step 4: How will you get there?
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