I hope you had a great weekend!

Recently I’ve made it a goal of mine to become a better cyclist.

Mountain biking, road biking, cyclocross, all of it.

This past Saturday, I decided to take my first step in this journey and go on a group ride with a few friends of mine.

These friends were at one point or another all professional cyclists. Needless to say, I was putting myself through the wringer as a way of forcing myself to improve.

In my opinion, there’s one thing you should never be – the best in the room.

In business, it’s being the smartest the person in the room.

In fitness, it’s being the strongest in the gym.

When you’re the best, it’s easy to become complacent and lackadaisical, losing your edge, as a result.

There’s a famous saying that states “you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

By submersing yourself in a group of those better than yourself, you subconsciously force yourself to grow and improve.

If you are the best in the room, I suggest you surround yourself with better people. Better networking, better team building, better family, friends and community.

I’m nowhere near as good as the cyclists I rode with this weekend, but I’m better today than I was on Saturday.

Let the journey begin.