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Every man is a moon and has a side which he turns toward nobody-  Mark Twain I ran across this quote on a #coachesdowntime walk. Walking through our lives we bump into and against many people.  Most of our interactions … Continue reading

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Insights-4

I don’t spar very much these days so I have to get my testing in daily life via conflicts or intense situations to see how much of my training holds together. This morning while driving to the gym I was … Continue reading

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Truth in the ropes

In the ring is where only the truth is told.  There isn’t room for in between.  Only direct engagement allowed.  You aren’t too bold, brash or honest-  Little silent moments as fists exchange, revealing what is in between the lines. … 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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Passion

I’m known for being a technical coach.  I focus on the mechanics and the bio-rhythms of punching and footwork.  I love each minute detail and the amount of focus it takes to change a habit.  I love perfecting each little … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning

I’m sitting on my couch, looking at the misty rain settling on the trees outside.  My quiet alone time is always full of reflection and questions.  I’m plodding through this book “Silence” by Robert Sardello.  Plodding partially because I don’t … Continue reading

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Daily prompt blog

via Daily Prompt: Betrayed California- Desert casino- Boxing- lights- t.v. I had an interesting and blazingly fast Boxing career. My manager, a boisterous Italian put me in his stable of all male contenders saying, “Turton- you will be the only … Continue reading

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More on silence

I’m seeing the importance of being able to embrace silence while in the chaos of life.  I’ve recently come off of a couple of months of experiencing several conflicts.  I’ve believed and doubted myself over and over again.  I’ve filled … 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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A “Good Chin”

I’ve heard the phrase, “(s)he has a good chin” on many occasions and I’ve always wondered what made a good chin.  I know that tenacity and desire and heart are intangible qualities that help a person take a punch, but … Continue reading

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