“Having said that, every day we’re chasing excellence. We’re trying to make it better every single day. So, I love that differentiation between… Because I think people hear excellence and they think that, like, we have to be the best, we have to be perfect, we have to be everything. It’s not that at all. It’s about how to know how to move the needle every day towards [perfection]. And if you’re doing that, that to me is excellence.” – Ben Bergeron
Ben Bergeron is the owner of CrossFit New England and has coached numerous CrossFit Games athletes including champions in 5 different categories (male and female individual, male and female masters, and team). He publishes programming for competitors for free through CompTrain which is followed by thousands of athletes around the world, and coaches Masters athletes through CompTrain Masters. Ben is well recognized in the CrossFit community for opening 3 successful affiliates (CrossFit New England and Tilt I and II), and he shares his best practices for affiliate excellence in seminars and immersion experiences for affiliate owners. He is also the author of the best-selling book, Chasing Excellence, a handbook on how to achieve greatness in your career, relationships, and life through mental toughness, character, and the process.
I caught up with Ben to chat about his book and to learn more about how we can all take the principles he uses with his athletes and apply them to our everyday lives.
In this episode we discuss:
Ep 28 – James Hobart on Teaching, Competing, and the Real Purpose of CrossFit
Ep 56 – Katrín Davíðsdóttir and Ben Bergeron on the Process of Creating a Champion
Ep 73 – RISEing to the Occasion with Olympic Swimmers Caroline Burckle and Rebecca Soni
Ep 77 – Austin Malleolo on CrossFit and Corporate Culture
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