Learning how to Zoom (still) (Ottawa)

We thought we had this thing figured out didn’t we- did anyone else have a momemtary panic they were going to miss the workout this morning, when you signed in and realized you had no idea WHAT the password is? Have I ever had to put in a password? Did I miss a post? How early is it? FOMO is at an all time high. The possibility of missing it is a real challenge. The workout has been posted, I can do it on my own, but I woke up to do this WITH everyone else, on zoom and at 6:29. Well, at 6:26-6:32am, multiple messages being tossed about the virtual world, “What’s the password?” “it’s not working” “it won’t let me in” well, you were not the only ones my friend. We were just as surprised as you, and in fact, we made the NP link so long ago, that I’m not even sure how we would have found the password for that original link. Well, it was great while it lasted. Security is up, which is great, and another change tossed our way. But how quick did things adjust this morning? In about 6 minutes. We were moving that spoon about bouncing while people logged in around 6:33 to the new zoom code SO quick, and jumped in to Row, Row, Row your boat, and quickly into the movement of the day.

Today, we pushed the workout a little bit later than 7am to finish the burnout, and account for some minor delays. And you all just made it work. No matter what is thrown your way, we know we can handle it, and somehow we always end up with a good sweat, some smiles, and virtual high fives.

Over coffee today, we heard some good stories of how people ended up showing up for the first time. (side note: if you haven’t seen “Showing up”, check it out on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwofbcpEUgw&t=20s (side, side note: one story in this documentary, of Chris Mosier, shares his story in greater detail in Rich Roll’s podcast which was released yesterday : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5iWRD1sex0 This is incredible learning, and dialogue as we work to make this November Project community an inclusive one.) What we frequently hear, is that individuals will watch social media from afar before showing up. You can read some guest blogs about this trend, but each individual’s story is a unique one worth hearing. Those are a couple of listens and reads that you may add into your day for positive input.

Thanks for sharing such positive input with us this morning. It was wonderful seeing your faces. Here’s to bringing “soles” together.

Liz and Lauren


  1. Read a guest blog (as above)
  2. Send out a warm fuzzy to someone who needs a virtual hug
  3. Have a wonderful week

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