Tag Archives: growth

To fix or not to fix

Trying to “fix” things causes a lot of tension. Trying to “avoid” things causes a lot of tension. “Trying” causes a lot of tension. If we use our dysfunctions, our bad habits, our faults, to learn and grow into, we … Continue reading

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Insight -1

When I was 17 years old, I was living in Denver, CO and going to Lakewood HighSchool.  I had a job at Dairy Queen but needed to make more money to pay for groceries, pay for gas money and other … Continue reading

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In the flow

The flow- the zone-  whatever you call it is something that athletes view as the end all be all state to be in.  It seems to be elusive and something that happens versus something we create. I want to be … Continue reading

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This empty space

Just about 5 years ago, I wondered, “what the hell have I done?” I was sitting in an empty Arcaro Central Area gym during what was supposed to be a noon class.  As a matter of fact I sat in … 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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Competitive season

Here we are again in January with Golden Gloves a week away.  Competitive teams ebb and flow at all gyms.  Sometimes we are stacked with eager competitors who are ring ready and other times we have a bunch of folks … 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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2018 thoughts

It’s the last boxing event of the amateur season and we are all hanging out in a hotel resting and staying warm. It’s kinda nice to have nothing to do for a few hours.  We hang out, tell stories, watch … Continue reading

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Repetition

I’m curious about the actions we do and the thoughts we think habitually…..the way we enter certain rooms, the side of the bed we sleep on, the place we set our keys down….We do these things out of habit and not … Continue reading

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Focus Mitts

28 people packed in our humble 1190 square foot abode yesterday to learn some nuances about holding focus mitts. As a competitive boxer, mitts were a stressful experience for me.  I put a ton of pressure on myself to be … Continue reading

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