We had the good fortune of connecting with Jeff Lavin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jeff, what habits do you feel play an important role in your life?
In athletics and business I use the 4 P’s. Practice, makes perfect, it’s in the action. Divorce the results, trust fall in love with and marry the process. It “Ain’t” the destination it’s the path we take. Patience in the process with the rhythm and flow. Persistence to preserve and keep going. I’ve failed more times than I’ve had success, I look at failure as data to adjust, recalculate and recalibrate. Perspective of those we surround ourselves with. Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future. I’ve always surrounded myself with mentorship for the blueprints. The right coach to say the right things to push me. We also all need friends to tell us how it is, and cheerleaders to lift us up on our bad days.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’m a high performance life and business coach. What me apart is we’re all about the rhythm and flow as life and business. Creating balance because how we do anything is how we do everything. We cover areas in love, relationships, health, fitness, personal development, family, fun, social life, mind, spirt, finances, business. We show them how to slow down to speed up, and speed up to slow down. Turning movements into moments and moments into movements. Whether it’s in our programs, or on our AdventurPreneur retreats.
Everything worthwhile is uphill.
I’ve been saying that a lot lately. Because it’s a fact. Almost everything that has value, almost everything that has purpose, requires work on our part to attain it. We have to put in the effort to get what to where we want to go.
Think about it – you want a good marriage? You have to work at it. You want a good career or business? You have to work at it. You want to change your life, achieve a goal, do something you’ve never done before? You have to work at it.
Nothing that is good in life comes easy. And very little that comes easy is good.
You have to work at it.
If everything worthwhile is uphill, that means you have to make the choice to go and get it. You have to put one foot in front of the other and take that hill a step at a time. You must grow and stretch yourself a little every day. You may not conquer a mountain at first, but for every hill you do conquer, you gain confidence for the next climb. And there is always another hill to start climbing from the bottom!
Positive attitude has always been a key to persevering for me. I personally don’t like struggling. It feels awful. It’s uncomfortable and seems like it’s never going to end. Whenever I’ve been in a trial or struggle, I always tell myself that I’m going to come out stronger on the other end. .When we go through challenges, we learn how to be resilient. We gain substance and become someone that is worth listening to. .If you’re going through a challenging time, stay positive and know that you’re going to come out as a new person. A better one!!!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We start the week off on a Trition charter, getting the full view of everything from the sea. Then we’d go to the hotel Del for a stay and bike around Coronado on Day 2. Day 3 we’d go to Ocean Beach, hit up the morning surf, then head over sunset cliffs to hike around, and surf around there catching an epic sunset Dinner at Surf Lodge. Day 4 we’d spend at Mission and Pacific Beach, morning surf, bike ride to Belmont, hitting the coasters and rides. Day 5 we’d do the Balboa park urban loop, and then explore the city with little Italy, and gas lamp. Day 6 is for golf at Point Loma club, and enjoying all there is to do. The thing I love about SD is it’s a great mix of outdoors, with city amenities, lots of active things to do. I always meet great people everywhere I go!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost I need to give shout out to an amazing person for challenging me to dream and think bigger. Big shout out to Kaitlyn for planting that seed! Also my in house teams and partners at Achieve Today, they do so much hard work behind the scenes that makes all this possible.
Josh Roc, Jason Craxford, Jordan Keto, Chris Mailhoit