Building Your Ideal Tribe

Building Your Ideal Tribe

“When you meet someone for the first time, meet them where they are in life today. Not where they were yesterday or where they will be tomorrow.”
– Bobby Ryan

Building Your Ideal Tribe

Your tribe is not found; it’s built. Built at the intersection of the people with whom you spend the majority of your time. 

One question I ask myself every few years: are my friends really my friends? 

About every five years, I enter into a new stage in my life where I recognize the people with whom I am spending time are no longer on the same path. 

They are not the ones who have changed; it’s me. I have grown, and I am ready for the next challenge that life has to offer. 

Making the decision to cut ties with people who no longer serve you is scary, and it means saying no to activities, events, and people that you still love. One thing to remember: it’s not that you can never do those things again or that those people are out of your life forever– you are just making the conscious choice to prioritize your current goals. 

You have the ability to shape your inner circle. 

Relationships and experiences fuel life. This is why I invest in trips and experiences where I am going to meet like-minded individuals. These are the HPLT events I attend and the Ten Thousand Community RunsGo Rucks Workouts, and Ice Barrel Cold Plunges I host.

My greatest life hack is SHOWING UP. 

Opportunities don’t find you sitting on the couch. Get outside. Meet someone new, not with an agenda, but where they are in life today. 

You will be amazed how many opportunities will come years down the line.

Today’s Optimization

Training outside is a daily non-negotiable for me. I get outside and move every day, and it serves as much as a mental reset as it does physical stimulus. This is why I love GORUCK equipment– it lets me take sandbags, weight vests, and ruck equipment into the mountains. My three favorite pieces for summer training are the Rough Runners, the 30 lbs. Ruck Plate Carrier, and the 100 lbs. Sand Medicine Ball.

 GORUCK allows me to turn Colorado in the summer into my personal playground and bring others along for the run, ruck, or workout. I love implementing all of the equipment into 40 Minute EMOM’S in the backyard with the Denver Dad’s crew on Saturday mornings. Today GORUCK is offering Movement Memo subscribers a deal: 10% off using code “ERIC10”.

Today’s Podcast

I found the question being answered in this podcast to be fascinating: where did nutrition go wrong in preventing diseases?

The majority of health care is centered around sick care because that is where the majority of the money lies. But what about those of us who are trying to be 1% better every day. We are searching for health optimization.

This episode is full of simple and actionable approaches to live a healthy life.

About Eric Hinman

Based in Denver, Eric is an Endurance Athlete (5x Ironman), content creator and social media influencer, sponsored by dozens of consumer brands. Some of Eric’s partners include Vital Proteins, GNC, Ten Thousand, Beam, Lane Eight, Chipotle, and Whole Foods.

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