Tag Archives: motivation

Saturday morning

I’ve got a playlist on, putzing around getting some initial chores done before headed to the gym.  I’m thinking of what skills I want to work on today.  Ultimately we want each and every person so confident in their punch … 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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a thought or two about confidence

Building confidence hasn’t occurred like I expected.  I thought getting good at skills or tasks was the only way to build confidence.  Getting better at stuff partially builds confidence but mostly becoming more comfortable making errors, not being perfect and … Continue reading

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Actions and desire

Your actions prove what you want.  Your situations and experiences are proof of the decisions you are making and of your deeper motivations.  What a perfect check and balance. Look at your outcomes and ask if you are getting what … Continue reading

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Elsa’s Intern Presentation

Tonight I went to watch Arcaro Boxing’s recent intern, Elsa give her project presentation at school.  It is very bittersweet because I felt like I just got a chance to really meet her as she is becoming an independent adult … Continue reading

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Intern Wrap

It’s hard to believe that Elsa’s internship has come to an end.  It was a great experience working with her and one that hit me on many levels.  I’ve known her family for 11 years.  Seeing her approach adulthood is … Continue reading

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Looking fit

This post is inspired by Azteca Boxer Sarah Canul.  I met her when taking boxer Jen Hamann down to Azteca for sparring rounds.   When you first go into a boxing gym with the desire to compete, you don’t get … Continue reading

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Understanding

Currently I have some boxers struggling with motivation and commitment to training.  They say they want to achieve high goals, but their training decisions don’t match up.  I’ve been struggling to understand this.  Struggling to be open minded, empathetic and … Continue reading

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Blogs evoke more blogs

FROM  Jonathan Lareau‘s Blog:  Don’t fight the pain. It’s taken me a long time to learn this one. And I have a history of doing or using anything I can to not feel the pain. I know this doesn’t work … Continue reading

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Hurt and Motivation

Just like many of you, I have experienced a lot of hurt in my life.  At first I learned tons of skills to shut down hurt, keep it away, avoid it and blast others before they could get to me.  … Continue reading

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