As a coach at CFB, I have been asked all kinds of questions, but never has anybody asked me: what I am looking for in a great community member?
… Until Chris, one of the newest members of our community did!
This is a loaded question, which is why it has taken me over a week to process and answer.
Before I tell you what I think, take a look at the list below.
We presented this question to our members; here is what they came up with:
Lack an ego
Don’t cheat reps
Lead by example
Have a good attitude
Take pride in their gym
Enjoy being around others
Are disciplined & work hard
Welcome the new member
Make you feel like you belong
Want to make themselves better
Support, care for, & encourage others
Have respect for the facility and others!
[Insert and entire week of pondering]
After a week of thinking and digesting this question, I have developed, what I consider to be, our core values. I believe each value and expectation on this list boils down to one of our three core values: Humble, Happy, and Honest.
Honest people are: self-aware, disciplined, work hard, don’t cheat, are consistent, and are coachable.
Humble people: are kind, participate, lack an ego, want to make themselves better, don’t complain, listen more than they talk, and have a willingness to learn.
Happy people: are fun, compassionate, have a good attitude, take pride in the gym, make you feel like you belong, enjoy being around others, have respect for the facility and others, support, care for, & encourage others, and always welcome the new member!
We have been operating under these values for a long time now, but writing them down has really sealed the deal on what we expect from a great community member.
Is this a lot to expect from somebody? From an average person… probably, but from a CFBer, it is not. The reason why we are still here with a thriving community is because we have stuck to our core values, never once deviating (even though they were never written down before)! This is a testament to the people who make up our community.
Because we are a product of the people we spend the most time with, I have chosen to spend most of my time here.