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language reveals intent

I’m interested in language and intent.  Interested in word usage and the meanings we choose from the words we use.  It’s important to me how we interact and how we take responsibility for our thoughts and verbiage.  We are in … Continue reading

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Reasons to box- hurt

You ask someone why they box and you will get a multitude of answers. I think sometimes we box to understand hurt.  It’s not that you only have to experience a debilitating childhood to hurt……it’s a human thing to feel … Continue reading

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Accountability

Being a coach is a fine balance between being accountable to oneself and holding others accountable.  I’ve referenced before how often others don’t see coaches as human beings with fallibility…..Coach/client-boxer-etc… relationships are a fine line of balance with complicated boundaries. … Continue reading

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Vision

You are never in control of the path to your destinations, but you are very in control of the vision. I start with an idea and I obsess about that idea when I’m coaching, when I’m talking to others, on … Continue reading

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Leading up to it…..

The last two weeks before a fight are a bit torturous. Your hardest training is over, so you are physically changing gears- downshifting the body toward recovery so you can peak in the ring.  You’re trying your hardest to keep … Continue reading

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What are you fighting for?

What are you fighting for? There are things that drive us, that propel our fight.  They can be to prove capability to ourselves, to prove people wrong, to defend from feeling previous experiences again, or a fight to see who … Continue reading

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Preparation

12 Minutes.  That’s it.  12 minutes. The training is at a minimum 60 minutes X 6 days X however many months.  We clock in close to 4000 minutes to complete 12! During our training,  I’ve asked my fighter to suffer … Continue reading

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A few Monday thoughts….

This weekend, coach Jen and I worked in a couple corners at the professional boxing show, Brawl at Harmony Hall  I love the environment that these guys create.  All ages are welcome, so our local amateurs get to see their … Continue reading

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Top of the mountain alone?

Every boxer has sparring partner stories.  Some sparring partners teach us harsh lessons while others take a more gentle approach, but no matter what, each of them has a huge impact on the people we are today.  I think it is … Continue reading

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The space

With power comes great responsibility.  As a coach, people look to me for leadership, for advice and direction.  It feels overwhelming at times……and I often doubt my efficacy, capability and intentions. I work with an awareness coach once a week … Continue reading

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