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Patterns

Our lives are patterns…..patterns of thought, movement and behavior. I’m on the fence about whether we change patterns, only get more aware or do both. I was watching some old footage of Greg from when he boxed in Hawaii…..and was … Continue reading

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Knowing the depths

As coaches, we find our depths and get to know them so that we are able to better guide others in finding theirs.  We sit in our depths with curiosity so that we can clean out as much judgement as … Continue reading

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So many things

I’ve been away from Seattle, my dogs and the gym for over a week.  It feels like it’s been almost a month. If I had it entirely my way, Greg would have the championship from Golden Gloves in his hand … 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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Knowing

Boxers can possess an undeniable confidence because we know what it means to hit the mat and stand up again.  We know ourselves because we are constantly interested in exposing our deepest fears, our insecurities.  To know your own darkness … Continue reading

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Mistakes

I’ve been thinking about the concept of mistakes lately. Google dictionary gives us these definitions of mistake: error, fault, inaccuracy, omission, slip, blunder, miscalculation, misunderstanding, oversight, misinterpretation, gaffe, faux pas, solecism It seems that the word is heavily interpreted in … Continue reading

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Living in the ring

Boxing is so simple and of course complex at the same instant. Boxing makes you face yourself as an entire system and forces you to own up to all your intent. I’m 46 and still cranking on improving my communication, … Continue reading

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Morning

Change affects us on infinite levels.  It unsettles us to the core and makes us question our identity. When I started the gym in Pratt Park, it was my first big change in a long time.  I had been at … Continue reading

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Clean Boxing

There are different kinds of “really wanting it.” As a coach you will hear the phrase “I really want it” a lot.  It will come with a multitude of intents, such as, desperation, desire, burning intention and a host of … 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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