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3 Things I Would Tell High School Kids to IMPACT Their Life | IMPACT Q&A

I love working with people of all ages. Kids, adults, elite athletes, high-performers, and everyday fitness enthusiasts looking to get to the next level. I address 2 great questions today that I think you’re going to love, regardless of your age or background. The first one comes from standout coach and college professor, Leslie Cordova, Z-Health Performance, who asks, “If you could only tell the high school kids you train 3 things to impact their life, what would they be?”  And the 2nd question that is closely related comes from JT Sims as he asks, “How do you get the most out of the athletes you train?”

I believe my answer to these two great questions applies to most people yearning to get the most out of life. Tune in and find out what it takes to pull the best out of your SELF… and others! That’s IMPACT baby!

More on the episode:

First Question:
If you could only tell the high school kids you train three things to impact their life, what would they be? 
-Leslie “Coach C” Trujillo
Co-Author Dear Her

0:42 – Work Ethic
Hard work at every age. Even kids can always be working toward another level.

1:26 – Fighting Fatigue

1:49 – Be Different 
Being different in how you act, how you carry yourself, & using your OWN gifts– not anyone else’s.

3:11 – Make The Right Choices 
The one thing that WON’T get you where you want to be: easy choices. 

Second Question:
How do you get the most out of the athletes you train?
-JT Sims

5:08 – Do You Understand Them?
What makes someone tick? What moves their soul? What is their background? Where are they from? What is their mindset? 

5:51 – Are You Emotionally Charging Them?
Setting goals that will motivate them to get to the next level…

6:15 – Are You Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals?
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-Driven.

6:25 – Are You Challenging Them Physically?
The right exercises will help them be their best in their sport… and their life.

7:38 – Are You Holding Them Accountable?
Follow. Up.

8:21 – Are You Being Their Mentor?
Eventually, their time being an athlete will fade. Have you have helped them grow outside of the sport?

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