Community Highlights: Meet Ben Olbon of Outcome Elite
Today we’d like to introduce you to Ben Olbon.
Hi Ben, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
I started Outcome Elite because I am the ideal client. I have a story to share with parents, coaches, teachers, and student-athletes. As a young athlete, I struggled with worry, self-doubt, and a lack of true self-confidence. These feelings were not only a part of my athletic career – they were a part of my life. These thoughts and emotions have not only remained with me since I was a young person, – but they have intensified. As an adult, I have been diagnosed with depression, severe anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I have experienced physical symptoms and paralyzing anxiety attacks. On the outside, you may see happiness and success. What you can’t see is the constant state of fear and overwhelm that have impacted my behavior and decision-making. In between each successful accomplishment or achievement is a myriad of devastating failures that never allowed me to find peace and happiness. External validation has been my lifetime drug of choice. In order for me to be content, I required frequent reassurance, compliments, and recognition for a job well done from others. This created a vicious cycle of temporary peace and satisfaction. Everything was good for a while, then it was time to be validated again by someone other than myself. I longed for the next high that would fill my cup. When you rely on others for your happiness, it is impossible to learn to love, serve, and forgive. I am on a mission to stop the suffering that often accompanies mental and emotional challenges. It has taken me this far into my life to understand who I am – accept it – and forgive myself. It is incumbent upon us as leaders, parents, coaches, and friends to let teenagers know it is ok to talk about mental health issues. I don’t want others to have to wait as long as I did. Joy, love, forgiveness, and fulfillment do not have to wait! Let’s start the journey now.
Why Outcome Elite:
What I have found is that student-athletes are suffering from fear and self-doubt that parents, coaches, and teachers are not aware of. Now, imagine what student-athletes could achieve with a newly structured mindset that helps to alleviate those pressures and empowers them to break through barriers and shatter limiting beliefs. I am a former Division I athlete and Marine Corps Officer. I created Outcome Elite because I realized my purpose was to help people start their journey of self-awareness and confidence sooner than I did. I want to help student-athletes raise their level of consciousness so they can create a definitive plan. My goal is to help them live a life of authenticity, connecting emotion with a purpose to achieve a desired and sustainable outcome. I help student-athletes and their parents by offering a coaching program that teaches them to develop their own sense of self-awareness and confidence. Student-athletes learn to stand on their own two feet, both on and off the field. Parents benefit by not having to worry about stressing or damaging their current relationship with their children.
As you know, we’re big fans of Outcome Elite. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand? Hello parents –
Does your child compete in Sports?
Are they passionate about Dancing, Singing, or Playing an Instrument?
The answer is probably yes for a lot of us.
How about this?
Do they have a sport-specific coach? Ex. Tennis or Lacrosse Coach
Do they have a speed or agility trainer?
Do they have a strength coach?
Do they have a position-specific coach? Ex. Pitching Coach
Do they have a dance, cheer, or singing coach?
Do they have a teacher for their instrument of choice? Ex. Piano
Again, the answer is probably yes for a lot of us. I think we can all agree teenagers and student-athletes have a lot of things in their life that may create pressure and overwhelm them.
Now consider this:
Does your child have a mental strength coach?
Do they have an environment for judgment-free listening?
Do they have an emotional advocate dedicated to acknowledging and validating their feelings and emotions?
As Parents and Leaders, we have an opportunity to create a new narrative for young people when it comes to emotional wellness. It’s okay to not be okay. Emotional and Mental Wellness is just as important as Physical Wellness. Schedule a $30 consultation call with Coach Ben today!
Outcome Elite is dedicated to helping young people find their sweet spot and live fulfilled in their range.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to? Today I had a private basketball lesson with a 13-year-old young man in Huntington Beach, CA. I’ve watched him take hundreds of shots. I told him that he is out of his range when he is shooting 3-pointers from 21 feet away. Not that he can’t make some of those shots – he can – but that he is out of his range. At 17 feet you are in your sweet spot and well within your current natural range. With time and practice, you will be able to comfortably move farther out. When you are 17 feet away, you are shooting the basketball. When you are 21 feet, you are trying to make it.
Do you understand the difference? Driving home it occurred to me that for a very long time I didn’t know the difference. I’ve taken many shots that were out of my natural range. Not in my sweet spot. I’m not talking about basketball anymore. It feels so good to play and take jumpers that align with my true self. The ones that are in my range. My sweet spot. Thank you again Michelle Krebs, PCC