Ramona’s Trainer: You’ve made the team

What is a team? A team is a group of people working together toward a common goal. As I sit here and watch the Ryder Cup, I watch the USA team and the European team battle it out, it reminds me of how important teamwork really is.

I have a number of teams and so do you. My number one team is my family—my wife, my three children, and my other family members who support us. Another critical team I have is my team at Ramona Fitness Center. From the front counter staff, to the childcare, to the cleaning crews, to the trainers and our managers at the club, we all have to work as a team to make our common goal changing lives in Ramona.

I was “volunteered” for my son’s soccer team as an assistant coach. This has been an awesome experience to see how little boys who have little experience playing soccer, and some with no experience playing soccer, learn how to work together for a common goal. We practice the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, not bunching up, throw ins, corner kicks, and goal kicks.

It’s critical that each player, each teammate on the team, knows his position, respects the other teammates, and fights toward a common goal.

This week I want you to recognize each team that you’re on. It may be your family, it may be your work team, it may be people at church that you’re involved with, it may be a sports team that you’re on. What I want you to do is recognize these teams, recognize your position, and strive to give your best.

As a part of recognizing your position on the team, sometimes we are put in a position on the team that doesn’t best suit our abilities. The case may be that you’re on the right team in the wrong position. You may want to be the quarterback, but your abilities and your skills may put you at the position of the punter.

This doesn’t mean that your position is not as important. Remember, the team is a group of people working together toward a common goal.

I want to give you five points to remember when it comes to teams:

1. Know what your team goal is

2. Know your position

3. Find your motivation

4. Make sure your position is the one that fits your skills and abilities

5. And as my friend Todd Durkin says, be humble and be hungry!

Thanks for reading today. You can find me on Facebook, Ramonastrainer.com, and Ramonafitness.com.

Peter San Nicolas owns Ramona Fitness Center.

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