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Building Sustainable Jump Rope Motivation With Don Michael (#50)

“Everyone feeds off the energy or the visual inspiration that they gather from their immediate network.” — Don Michael

I’ve known about Don Michael (aka Happyfingers) for a while now, but we hadn’t actually spoken until a few weeks ago when we did an instagram live call together where he actually interviewed me. I knew right away that Don was all about the jump rope community and had some great perspective to share. So, now it’s my turn to interview him! We dive into loads of subjects, including social media literacy and how jumpers can use the digital world their advantage, growth in the jump rope community, how Don’s artistic talents have influenced his jumping, why Don lost motivation to jump and how he got back to being consistent, and a whole lot more. 

You can listen to the podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyStitcher and Overcast.

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Show Notes

01:17 Don’s Background
05:08 How Don Learned Guitar, Theater & Marching Band
12:05 How Don Picked Up A Jump Rope
15:28 Why Don Lost Motivation To Jump
21:51 How Has Digital Content Impacted You?
24:20 The Biggest Change Don Has Seen In His Jump Rope Community
27:22 The Content That Don Likes
29:01 How A Profession In Advertising Has Shaped Don
33:46 Where Did The Name Happyfingers Come From?
36:33 How Don’s Workouts Have Progressed Over The Years
39:53 Social Media Literacy
45:03 How Do You Manage Frustration?
48:28 Future Goals With Jump Rope
53:06 Frustrating Skills
1:05:16 What Is Jump Rope To You?

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