How To Elevate Your Life, With Your Cirlce Of Influence
By Jeff Millet
I am sure you have heard this statement before; "You are a combination of the people you spend most of your time with."
I fully believe this to be true. This is something I preach to the youth athletes I work with. If you want to elevate your game or status, you need to surround yourself with people that are smarter, stronger, and more successful than you.
One of my biggest passions in life is snowboarding. When I first graduated from high school, I moved to Bellingham, WA, and bought a seasons pass to Mount Baker ski area. I had snowboarded a little before that point but could barely get down the mountain without crashing or stopping a lot.
Through my first job, I had met a group of people that were really good at snowboarding, some had sponsorships. So, I started riding with these guys on a regular basis. The first 4 or 5 times I rode with them, I got left behind, and felt out of my league. I had to push myself hard to keep up with them.
After a while though, I began learning things from being around this crew. I started following their lines, asking questions about how to lean or turn, and began enjoying the process.
By the end of the winter I was hanging right with these guys. I could go off 10-15 foot high jumps and spin 360's. I could ride any run and hang with almost anybody.
I elevated my ability because I raised my circle of influence. I got out of my comfort zone and allowed myself to do something I wasn't sure of.
The same thing happened when I started training professional athletes. If you want to be one of the best, you need to find someone that is at that level and learn as much as you can from them.
I interned and worked for a company that trained pro athletes, in Phoenix, for 4 years. Through that process I learned what it took to elevate myself to a position, to do the same, on my own.
Of course, we all have a fear of failing. Its easy to stick to what you know you are good at. To not, put yourself out there.
If YOU want to be better, whether its physical or educational, you must raise the level of influence around you. Its OK to be the dumbest person in the room, or the worst athlete on the field. It only means that you are going to elevate your life and rise to their level.
I love mentoring people to elevate their life. We all need mentors. I have many myself that are helping me raise my game to where i want to be.
If you want to discuss how I can help you elevate the life of you, or someone you know, send me a message.
Northcore Sports Performance
We are located in Shoreline Washington. Northcore specializes in sports training and personal training for all ages.