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CONFLICT AND SPARRING

Sparring is a perfect metaphor for conflict.  You are duking it out with a cohort because you both are working to obtain similar things.  Sometimes you stay calm, other times you escalate.  You both want better skills, success, and self-efficacy. … Continue reading

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Insights-2

1989-  Nursing home work-  Wheatridge, Colorado. Typical 3pm-11pm shift-  Fluorescent bulbs evenly lighting each floor tile as I head into the routine of baths, dinner and bed.  I’m surrounded by greatness not remembered.  Interment camp survivors, an interpreter from the … Continue reading

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Words-pictures-stuff

Words are pictures out loud. A coach communicates from the pictures she sees.  She describes the artistry she wants in motion.  Each instruction is expressed with intricate terms put together in sentences and paragraphs.  The verbiage is shared with a … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Actions on Procrastination

Lately a lot of what I’ve been thinking about or more so questioning is why I’m still aware of certain things, yet in some other areas I’m still not taking action. Procrastination. When I put my mind to do something I … Continue reading

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Little lessons

There is nothing like running a business to learn what a really terrible leader you are.  I was speaking to another entrepreneur about this realization.  Now, making a statement like that just might elicit outside comments like, “but coach, you … Continue reading

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Dialing in

It’s already the Friday before competition.  It seems like this weekend would never come and all the sudden it is smack dab in front of me. I’m not even fighting but I’m getting those same feelings as when I did. … Continue reading

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Boss Paradigm

We are born immediately immersed in power dynamics.  We learn about who has authority over us and what our place is in family and society.  We take those paradigms and our perceived positions into the work place.  Our bosses become … Continue reading

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Space and Silence

To find yourself in the infinite, You must distinguish and then unite-  Goethe For the past year or more I have been working on seeing “space” versus objects.  I started with things like trees, fences, bicycle wheels and other inanimate … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Amateur Boxing

We box to feel free.  We enter the gym and start our day, or shed it.  We box for the feelings that arise and leave with each thud of the glove.  The sweat purges unwanted toxins, cleans our soul and … Continue reading

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This Kind of Life

We trained hard for several months to have 4 fights for 3 fighters.  All 3 trained diligently with focus and efficiency.  They didn’t cut any corners, and they all supported the other with a fierceness you expect when preparing for … Continue reading

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