Last week I was at the Perform Better Summit in Long Beach as I make it one of my goals to continuously get better at my craft whether from a training or a business standpoint. I attend the PB Summit every year because it is the most information packed weekend when it comes to new and relevant fitness, performance enhancement, rehab, fitness business etc. information and most importantly networking.

The biggest downside to the event is having to choose who you are going to see as there are overlapping lectures and hands on sessions! I don’t think that’s too bad of a downside.

So why am I bringing up the question “Are you still learning?”

It seems that many people feel once they have made it to a certain level, they really don’t need to get better at what they do. You wouldn’t believe how many online fitness “experts” haven’t been to a training seminar, trained others or invested in a product that would make them better at their craft, in a long time.

When you come to the Perform Better Summit it’s a different story. You will see some of the top minds in the fitness industry in the back of the lecture room taking notes from other presenters! Presenters that are taking notes at other lectures, that’s what it means to constantly keep learning and getting better at what you do. You are either moving forward or moving backwards…..there is no standing still or maintaining!

This brings me to another learning experience that happened this week. I had the Atlanta Hawks head strength and conditioning coach Chattin Hill come by the Hocevar Performance Gym as he was visiting his hometown. We talked shopped and exchanges ideas, information and tips and more importantly trained together with the athlete group because you learn more in the trenches than in any textbook.


Chatt getting ready to snatch after Martez

So you start seeing a common trend. The best in the industry just keep getting better while the people that need to catch up the most keep stagnating a.k.a. keep goin backwards.

So ask yourself, what have you done today or what are you going to do tomorrow to get better at what you do? I know I have already scheduled my next two seminars/mentorships and I just went on a shopping spree at Barnes and Noble (not what most people would call a fun shopping spree).

What was the even, experience, book, that you attended or read lately that has made you better at your craft? Would love to hear your thoughts….


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