How leaders keep improving

Leadership is an elusive term, so to simplify it look at this way.

If people are following you in the real world, then you are a leader.

If no one is following you there, you are not a leader.

It’s just that simple.

Following you on social media is not even close when it comes to real leadership.

That’s why I emphasize THE REAL WORLD. 

There is minimal risk or reward in following someone online.

Real leaders have real people following them in real situations.

It’s just that simple.

For example, this weekend I got to work with a man I respect in the strength and fitness world. Jim Denofa.

He  owns a large gym,  CrossFit Havoc in Bradenton, Florida. Jim has solid experience in Powerlifting and Strongman also.

Yet he was the  very first  Mace Fit® Certified Coach in all of CrossFit.

Why would he want to learn steel and club training too?

Because he is a leader, that’s why,  and leaders take risks to learn and improve.

Much respect to Jim as well as Austin Reyes who followed him into Mace Fit®!



Published by ironcave1

I was the owner of the Cave, a strength-based, veteran-owned, unconventional coaching facility, which closed on May 31, 2022 after almost 12 years. My full focus is now on bringing our steelclub and mace training called Mace Fit out to the public. Follow us at and @2slingsteel.

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