America is loaded with good, salt-of-the-Earth people that get up each and every morning to go to work. The job is usually not glamorous. Even though no one will be blogging about them (normally), they go about their business each and every day. These folks do a good job for themselves, their companies, and for the family they support. They create the products and provide the services that we all enjoy a part of our daily lives. They make America, and maybe even the world, go round all in their own ways. I have previously written a couple of posts (click here for one) talking about the “1 in one hundred million” website from Kronos that actually celebrates these normal, everyday people. I love writing about it because it’s a great site. Period. Think about it. The entire purpose of the site is to celebrate the everyday American Worker and share their stories. That’s it.
These 1 in one hundred million videos are great. I always find them interesting and I really enjoy each and every one. There’s always someone with an inspiring tale or a job that I never knew existed or always wondered what it was like to do it. They are about the people you run into every day and it’s the people that do jobs that maybe you never would have dreamed about or knew had an impact on your life. Whichever and whoever the video is about, I can tell you that they are never sensational or celebrity – driven. I don’t really care for any of that, so these videos are perfect for me. Quality people, quality stories.
Do you know someone that works their tail off to do a great job, every day? There are 100 Million great stories like this it seems and it’s about time we start talking about it! It’s good to shine some light on some good people and see how they go about their business. This is the American Dream and I love hearing about it.
So far there are 21 stories and videos and counting. You can check out all of their bios right here.
Again, this outstanding site comes from the folks at Kronos. Each month, Kronos releases a new video focused on one occupation. Here is a list of the videos they’re released so far:
- Ep: 1 – Firefighter
- Ep: 2 – Trauma Nurse
- Ep: 3 – Produce Manager at grocery store
- Ep: 4 – Union Electrician
- Ep: 5 – Hotel Front Desk Agent
- Ep: 6 – Restaurant Server
- Ep: 7 – Teacher
- Ep: 8 – Baseball Bat Maker, was MLB pitcher
- Ep: 9 – Major in National Guard, works security for major events
- Ep: 10 – Justina Pratt: Safe Start Swimming Instructor at the YMCA, Lake Nona, FL
- Ep: 11 – Royce / Alligator Wrangler
- Ep: 12 – Shannon NeSmith / Truck Driver
- Ep: 13 – Zach Feary Stern Pinball, Chicago
- Ep: 14 – Jenny Theuman, Zookeeper
- Ep: 15 – Mike Perez, Sous Chef, Hearty Boy Catering, Chicago
- Ep: 16 – Jennifer Miller, Retail Sales Associate MJ Christensen Diamonds
- Ep: 17 – Tracer Finn, Assistant Head of Lighting, Le Reve – The Dream (The Wynn, Las Vegas)
- Ep: 18 – Dana Sue Kimbal, Miner & Environmental Manager, Coeur Rochester Mine (Nevada Mining Association)
- Ep: 19 – Troy Mitchum, VP of Security, The Wynn, Las Vegas
- Ep:20 – Briana Francisco, Quality Assurance Lab Technician, Deschutes Brewery
As Director of New Product Innovation at Xenith, Kyle understands the real-life implications of his work: “There’s really high stakes in everything we do,” he says. He has worked designing and developing sporting goods and protective equipment for over 15 years. He has helped to develop Xenith’s #1 rated patented helmet technologies through design, safety testing, prototyping & engineering. Day-to-day, he could be working in 3D CAD on his computer, hand-building prototypes, or checking helmets in the test lab. The constant testing by Kyle has him looking to achieve the ideal helmet to help protect both professional as well as amateur and youth athletes around the country.
The inside of the helmet is very important. It does most of the work. In fact, the bonnet and liner that Xenith designs have to do 10 things at once! There is a lot of hands-on detail and care that goes into every helmet. Every one gets a full safety check at the end of the assembly line, whether an NFL player or youth player at pop warner.
The work is something very close to Kyle’s heart for a number of reasons. First, Kyle was a high school athlete, playing lacrosse and snowboarding, that endured a couple of concussions. It was a very jarring experience for him, leaving him with little memory of the events around the injury. Second, he wants to help prevent events like this from happening to others, especially with his daughter now playing lacrosse herself.
Because of these experiences, Kyle is determined to be a part of creating the safest playing field for her and her friends through his work at Xenith.
This is just one a many great, interesting stories. If you want to see more, go and subscribe at 1in100million.com/subscribe and you will be fortunate enough to get emails letting you know when Tracer and all of the latest videos are live and ready to view.
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This is a sponsored post with Guy and the Blog and Kronos. All opinions and appreciation of the videos in this review are entirely my own.