The One That Got Away

By Zach Even-Esh

In Affiliation, Videos

March 08, 2010

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How many of us let golden opportunities slip away every single day?

For a long time, Zach Even-Esh did the same thing: he sat on his hands instead of reaching for the brass ring. At FilFest 2010, the colorful character from Dirty Jersey shared the story of how he learned that you have to go out and be aggressive and take chances—and yes, the story is about a girl.

Even-Esh learned from his experiences and committed himself to taking action and working hard, and he believes that’s the real secret of success—not intelligence or wealth or luck. To Zach, commitment and drive are more important than anything else. He calls this mentality being an “asskicker,” and it’s the reason he’s successful.

8min 02sec

Additional video: The Story of Fran by Greg Glassman, published Dec. 24, 2009.

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18 Comments on “The One That Got Away”

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Dale Saran wrote …

One of the funniest lectures I've ever sat through. Z - you're the man. That was some funny, funny stuff.

Glad you're a part of the community, brother.

Dale

2

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Seriously lame editing on this one. At least finish the story.

3

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haha @ Sean


Zach! that was the greatest analogy. Ill take it to heart.

4

wrote …

Awesome! Would love to see the rest CrossFit admins!

5

replied to comment from Sean Robinson

i agree..... so what the hell happens

6

wrote …

Jesus, Sean, I'm with ya...where's the rest? He's a good story teller, so lets hear the rest of it, weird place to stop the video...

7

wrote …

I thought he was gonna hookup with the twin sister at the end of the story.

8

wrote …

Ha! Me too, I thought the twin was gonna end up being his wife.

9

wrote …

Loved the talk Zach


can't wait for the conclusion

Patty
Crossfit Vancouver

10

wrote …

Zach is the man! Brutal spot to cut the story. Part 2 please.

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Zach Even - Esh wrote …

ha ha ha, thanks guys!

That was Girl # 1, Lesson # 1..... a few more girls.... errrr..... lessons to come :)

FilFest was the best damn time I have had in AGES!

BIG Thanks for inviting me to speak and welcoming my craziness with open arms :)

--Z--

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wrote …

I love this guy!

-Austin

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Rob Barrese wrote …

I love Zach, excellent story as always and I'm sure we all can relate! Keep up the outstanding work!

14

wrote …

From one jersey guy to another, way to go Zach. Got to love a guy who uses "ba-ba-ba" in his lecture. Now finish the dam story.

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ZACK IS TOOO COOL! WAY TO TEACH LIFES LESSONS BRO!

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zach is one of the few people that i follow on the website on youtube and anywhere else, keep it up bro. Im glad that you have some connection to crossfit now all we need is defranco

17

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Haha...I was waiting for the happy ending....maybe the next video he'll tell us he married her.

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You the man Z funny stuff

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