Tag Archives: learning

There is No End Game

“There is no end game!” I found myself telling a boxer. He’s been using boxing training and metaphors to help strengthen his self awarenesses and increase his personal communication and business skills.  He was operating in a very linear system of … Continue reading

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Absolutes

There is a type of mindset that some athletes struggle with.  I call it Absolute.  If they have a “bad” sparring session, they consider themselves to be a “bad” boxer.  If they have a “good” sparring session, they consider themselves … Continue reading

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Dissatisfaction and satisfaction

  BOXING IS THE ART OF PRACTICING CONFLICT For the past year, my team has endured a ration of losses in their boxing matches and I have spent the greater part of this year really questioning my coaching ability.  Questioning … Continue reading

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Life is an Experiment

We have an expertise problem in our culture.  We think expertise is outside ourself, that there is one correct way to live and do things. Life is truly an experiment. In boxing there is not one style that is THE … Continue reading

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Ranges and in between

Our world is more and more being exposed for how we are ill equipped to handle discomfort.  Discomfort is something boxers have long known about.  In life you can hang up the phone, turn the tv off, put your headphones … Continue reading

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Geeking out on thoughts

I have listened to a podcast called The World is Your Petri Dish with Bruce Lipton on Bulletproof Radio probably about 6 times now.  I encourage you to listen for yourself.  Dr. Lipton is controversial and you can decide what … Continue reading

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Conflict as a learning tool

I’ve done talks, co-written articles and published blogs about conflict.  When I experience conflict, it never feels good or goes as smooth as I write about it on paper.  But, conflict remains a tremendous learning tool. Conflict can always be … Continue reading

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Fitness Business

I’ve been an athlete my whole life.  An injured athlete often and still I trained hard and harder and harder still.  In the past 3 years since starting this gym, I’ve been looking for different information.  Looking for better ways to … Continue reading

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The Artist and the Boxer 4

The Artist and the boxer started as a vision.  I wanted the boxing gym to be a space where creativity could be expressed and witnessed outside of the traditional boxing context.  I wanted boxers and the outside world to interact … Continue reading

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The intimacy in boxing

Boxing is a sport full of intimacy.  Intimacy with self and others.  It brings us closer to ourselves.  We head into the ring to descend into the depths of personal fear and unknowns and when we come out, we have … Continue reading

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