A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about a site that I think is spot on in what it’s trying to do. It’s called “1 in one hundred million” and it’s devoted to sharing the personal stories of people, the American Worker, who do the many important and too-often unrecognized jobs upon which we all rely. Basically, it’s a site talking about the unsung heroes that make America run, day-in and day-out. They are not on a reality show, they usually don’t make the nightly news, and they most certainly aren’t mobbed i in the streets with people looking for a selfie. They simply go about their business like you and I do and keep American running. Plain and simple. Nothing flashy, just getting it done. Sorry, there won’t be a Twitter feud making the gossip pages with these folks. You’ll have to look elsewhere. This site has nothing to do with any of that, so that’s why I’m bring it to your attention one more time. It’s awesome.
It’s just so nice and refreshing to see the people in these 1 in one hundred million videos, because they are there for all the right reasons for a change. They do a great job, have great families, and live good lives. They love what they do and should be an inspiration to everyone who watches the videos. Do what you love, do a good job at it…that’s what life is all about. You can’t really ask for much more than that.
I guess this has stuck with me, even when the world seems to seek out bling more and more. My friends include cops, firemen, and contractors. Yes, I know plenty of lawyers, engineers, and bankers that work their butts off, too. No one gets a free ride today, especially in ultra competitive and super expensive NY. I just appreciate Americans doing their work, quietly, competently, and to their best of their ability. This is what this site and this series is about. There are 100 Million great stories like this it seems. It’s good to shine some light on some of them and see how they go about their business.
You can check out all of their bios right here.
This awesome 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: 18 – Dana Sue Kimbal, Miner & Environmental Manager, Coeur Rochester Mine (Nevada Mining Association)
The story of someone staying with the same company, starting from the bottom, and growing over time into such an important position should be something for us all to admire and try to emulate. This is the real American Dream and it seems like the Wynn is very lucky to have something like Troy in their ranks. That’s really what this site and video series is all about.
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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.