Tag Archives: learning

punishment/reward

In my life I have primarily experienced the paradigm of punishment and reward.  It is the most debilitating and difficult paradigm to see through.  All of our society is organized around it.  Do well, earn privileges, make mistakes and be … 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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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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Foundation

The building of one’s foundation is the absolutely the most important aspect of training and in my opinion, living life.   You must be steeped in discipline. On the daily, I see the importance of getting a simple, yet solid base … Continue reading

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Boxing education

About 5 years ago I had a realization that I was a decent coach, but not really all THAT good…. The reason I came to this conclusion is because I realized I was stagnant in my learning.  I wasn’t looking … Continue reading

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Brewing the coffee

It’s Sunday morning-  I’m brewing coffee, studying about myofascial release and a few other boxing related things.  Class is happening at the gym and Seattle is getting a much needed respite from high temperatures. Every Sunday before I get to … Continue reading

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Boxing Lessons

Boxing taught me, when you feel and know the power within you, you don’t have to prove it on the outside. It’s a rhythm thing to me…..If I’m looking externally for approval and disapproval, I am no longer in my … 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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Communication and Relationships

I think that your relationships and communication are really all you have to measure yourself to see what you are accomplishing in life.  The results tell you the truth. Anytime I am experiencing a rash of miscommunication, I realize that … Continue reading

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