#4 Team Investments

26th April 2019

Ciao amici!

Half the Filthy gang is eating pizza in Italy this weekend, while they are swept up in the excitement of the Italian Showdown. Those of us in rainy Dublin aren’t in the least bit jealous, at all.

We had an extra long meeting before they left, bled a few brains dry of any information that may be needed in their absence and still managed to have to send messages to them before a plane had left the runway!

So as our team dissipates for a week, a question comes to mind.

How do you build your Filthy team? What happens when your captain is indisposed? How do you build a team that is cohesive and invested and ready to work? How do you build a team ready to win?

Teams offer support like no other. We’ve built Filthy around that very fact.

Cant clean 70kg? Sound, let your team mate do that.

Hate burpees but Jacks a legend at them? Sweet, get in there Jack. 

No one able to muscle up? You’re grand lads, we got you! Here’s a scaled version you can do.

Image taken from  http://jscollarddesign.com/too-many-hats-not-enough-time/  A tribute to  The Son of Man  by French painter René Magritte

Image taken from http://jscollarddesign.com/too-many-hats-not-enough-time/ A tribute to The Son of Man by French painter René Magritte

Strong teams are characterised by diversity and malleability. Utilising each members strengths to play the game. A team of weightlifters will never win Filthy. Likewise, a team of cardio bunnies will never win Filthy. We want diverse teams with gymnasts and weightlifters and cardio queens and body building bicep curlers.

Everyone on a team needs to wear their hat well so that the team thrives. A hat that is too big will over shadow your team, too small and it will not be capable of support.

How do you get to a point of being a cohesive team with all your hats fitting perfectly, each hat supporting the one above and never weighing down the ones below?

The answer is not straight forward. There are times when all hats may end up on the ground. There are other times all the hats are in the air. There may even be times when all hats are firmly on one head for whatever reason. How heavy do you think all those hats are? And why is everyone else’s head naked?

It takes work. Working together, time after time. Failing together, succeeding together and struggling through it together. Spend your time together well. Train together, hurt together, laugh together then come to Filthy in November and show us team work.

You are coming to partake in the biggest Irish event of the year. It’s going to be spectacular (no pressure on us!) Make it more special by being the best team mate you can be. It will show on the floor

Support is the key. Invest in your team mates.