ARTICLE ORIGINALLY POSTED AT JiuJitsuTimes.com
Samurai Business Man Destroys Competition By Training Employees In BJJ –
“There’s a big difference between how I respond to situations in life when I’ve been working out hard on a regular basis and not. If I get out of jiu-jitsu class after a really hard roll and a boulder landed on my car, I’d be bummed out, but my reaction would be so different than if I was on my way to class all tense and angry cause I haven’t had a chance to work out for a few weeks, and a boulder landed on my car. Then I would be like, ‘What the f—!?’ The perspective changes depending on the stress level.”
GovSmart has their sales staff train BJJ, and Brent attributes their success to this training. Sales last year were $69 million dollars; in 2014, INC Magazine named this company “Fastest Growing in US” and in 2015 Forbes named GovSmart one of the 20 Most Promising Companies.
Quickly, here are a few more examples of BJJ’s positive impact:
- Formerly intimidated employees become more comfortable within the group and the cockier, alpha employees are humbled–possibly by smaller, underestimated staff!
- Reduced healthcare costs through employee weight loss: one man lost 150 lbs. and another lost 120 lbs.
- GovSmart has smartly chosen to continue their martial arts program as a team-building tool. They have formed a company bond that cannot be broken; morale begets loyalty, and loyalty begets productivity.
Brent says that it is hard to measure the health care savings gained by promoting BJJ as a company, but he knows that his workforce is healthier than his competition, employees have less sick days, and when they are on the job they perform at a much higher level. The company is breeding a group of highly tactical and strategic employees with a BJJ Mindset.
We all know that BJJ can help and transform people, but put to action as an employee benefit and it could transform small businesses all over the world while simultaneously creating a healthier, and happier workplace. Those who train BJJ have long known its benefits, and because of guys like Lillard who are brave enough to do things differently, their numbers are growing rapidly.
Contact Frequency Martial Arts to set up a free trial class for your team!