Business Visit: Elite FT & The Sports Academy
Students traded their normal CEO business attire for active wear their morning with Justin McMillian (Owner & Executive Director - Elite FT)! Fitness and soccer have long been a part of Justin’s life. After years of playing soccer in high school and then professionally with the STL Steamers, Justin found a passion in coaching. What started as private, one-on-one soccer lessons soon blossomed into a buzzing enterprise (Elite FT) that is now celebrating it’s 20th year of business!
Students were able to get a taste of the training, team building and experience that Elite FT has to offer its clients and players as they sprinted, worked on ball handling and a competitive game of soccer!
During their discussion with Justin, they were able to hear some of his key lessons in life and business:

⚽️ Building relationships is everything.

⚽️ When you own your own business, be prepared to work hard. As an entrepreneur, you are never really “off.” While this brings some great perks, it is a lifestyle choice that you have to be prepared for. Be ready to live and breathe your business.

⚽️ Know when something has to give. You can’t do everything all of the time. Hire good people and be prepared to delegate and let go.

⚽️ No matter how difficult things get, always be open and honest in your communication…with customers, employees, partners, you name it.

⚽️ While core business concepts may never really change, you have to be ready and prepared to implement improvements and trends with the changing times. Adaptation and your ability to pivot are paramount.
Justin, thank you for another fantastic business visit with our CEO crew!