Let me tell you a quick story about a group of people who made me feel like I could contribute more. Also, what you can learn from it.
This was some years ago. I started getting a little bit more involved with training in my county. At these trainings, I met a group of individuals who made me look like I wasn’t that into the job and I wasn’t passionate.
These guys were skilled in their craft. They were spending a lot of time training other people. They were spreading their expertise throughout the whole county. While most stick to their station and department, these guys took it one step further.
And after I met these people … I didn’t meet ’em all at once, I met them at some different trainings and events. I started to realize that … I wasn’t living up to my full potential. I could do more. What I thought was enough wasn’t enough. I could actually do more just by following the example they were setting.
They actually showed me that I could be a better firefighter and I could also be a better man. I had a good start with this by training myself more. I did this by going to more conferences, getting more involved in the fire service, and giving more. I was giving more by training those around me.
It’s very easy to fall into a category that you think you’re doing enough. You do not realize this until you surround yourself with other people who are doing more than you.
So it almost makes you push the envelope a little bit. And I’ll give you some examples.
I don’t know if you’ve ever gone to a Crossfit-style gym before. This is where they do group workouts. When you do a workout in a group, you start to push yourself more. You actually push a little more than you would on your own.
The same thing goes when you were in sports, in high school or college, or you still play some sports now. When you’re in a group and everyone’s pushing yourself, you do a little bit more. You do more than the status quo of things.
I’d like to ask you, where does this replicate in your own life?
What I want you to take away from this is you need to surround yourself with people who are actually going to push you.
So this actually means that you pretty much, you need a support group.
This support group is not always about bouncing problems off each other. It’s about pushing each other to do a little bit more than you did the day before. Pushing each other to do a little bit more than you did the year before.
You would be surprised what you are capable of when you surround yourself with like minded individuals.
Here’s the next step as it relates to what you and I just shared.
Joining my coaching program The Squad House, is going to be an element that I want you to think about.
It is comprised of people who will push you.
The Squad House can be the group who believes in you and shows you how you can be more than you think you can be.
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