How To Surround Yourself With People Who Make You Great
Choose Positive Teammates
In every class, I tell my students in the Kalispell and Whitefish gyms: surround yourself with good people.
Surround yourself with people who will hold you to a higher standard. You want to be around people who are going to encourage you to be your best self.
Our highest value in SBG is to always improve, whether it’s our BJJ, nutrition, or simply who we are as people. We have an environment where we are doing better, changing something that isn’t working, or finding a better way. We value the humility to admit when you had a mistaken belief or were wrong.
While we have an incredible tribe here at our Kalispell and Whitefish gyms, SBG has even more incredible tribes throughout the world. And you meet them at our SBG Camps.
Choose Positive Leaders
If you look at the instructors at our SBG camps – people like Adam Singer, Chris Conolley, Paul Sharp, and John Frankl – they have two things in common: they are some of the top instructors in the organization and many of them met each other at SBG camps.
And it’s infectious, too. The instructors vie to have the best section at camp, so you’re going to see the best material and best presentation you’ll find in the organization. It’s a win for the instructors, because it challenges them to up their game.
At our Kalispell and Whitefish gyms and at SBG gyms throughout the world, you’ll meet people who challenge you as well.
An important trait in this tribe is the ability to admit when you have a mistaken belief or were wrong. And with that we have created a tribe of people who are like that. You don’t have a bunch of people throwing pity parties and complaining about their plight in life.
They’re going to do what they need to do to get the results they want and make their lives better.
Choose A Positive Tribe
When you are part of the SBG tribe, you surround yourself with people who have that in common. We may be diverse in gender, age, race, and nationality. But the one thing we all share is the desire to be better.
At SBG tribe is not about attracting someone who is into BJJ or yoga. It’s about attracting a certain type of person, someone who wants to transform themselves.
What you have then is a tribe that doesn’t cling to tradition but it’s always evolving. What you have is a tribe where anyone can put their best foot forward. They’re curious, innovative, creative, and adaptable. They are one tribe and one vibe.