#Balance Brief – in the zone

You know the feeling, when you’re totally in the zone; minutes and hours pass like seconds and there is no place you’d rather be or nothing you’d rather be doing. What a wonderful feeling when the sense of euphoria overcomes and time stands still.

When do you find yourself in the zone? Maybe when you exercise, when you’re playing outside with your kids on a beautiful night, leading a presentation at your job, enjoying the Sunday message at your place of faith or being in the outdoors? So many opportunities exist to be in the zone and feel that wonderful sense of peace.

Last night I was fortunate to teach Archery 101 to 75 participants at a MN Hunter Safety class. This is my 5th year teaching this segment, purely with the goal in mind to educate, inspire and motivate the youth to continue our long-standing heritage of hunting.


As I prepared for the lesson and discussed my time with the facilitators, they offered that I could use at least an hour and potentially longer if I wanted. Knowing I like to talk fast and may not have enough content for a full hour, I was a bit concerned.

As the hour flew by and the kids continued to be more and more engaged, I knew I was in the zone. We had a blast learning about archery basics, safety of the equipment, simple hunting techniques and most importantly what should not be taken for granted.


It was my opportunity to help make them aware of how fortunate we are to have these privileges. It was my time to share my knowledge, smile, laugh and hopefully help a few find a similar passion like I have. It was my time to be in the zone.

A great feeling

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Jeremy Elbert

I grew up enjoying the sport of hunting and have truly come to fully appreciate every aspect of the hunt…leading up to the kill. The show has taken me to some amazing destinations where I have met some wonderful people, places where I now visit on a regular basis.

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