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I step into the ring and am summoned to the center….looking right into myself. I hear the referee’s instructions like a faint, tinny, hollow echo. I never lose my gaze as I back up to the corner and hear my … Continue reading
Every man is a moon and has a side which he turns toward nobody- Mark Twain I ran across this quote on a #coachesdowntime walk. Walking through our lives we bump into and against many people. Most of our interactions … Continue reading
I don’t spar very much these days so I have to get my testing in daily life via conflicts or intense situations to see how much of my training holds together. This morning while driving to the gym I was … Continue reading
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
When I was a junior in high school I had a basketball coach who told me the reason I couldn’t move laterally was because I weighed too much. He then told my dad to enlist me in a diet program … Continue reading
To truly hold oneself accountable is a major task. I see a million places I let myself off the hook. Where I’m so lazy and not wanting to do the work. Accountability is being brutally honest- It’s having standards beyond … Continue reading
I train human beings- all kinds of human beings. Sizes, shapes, backgrounds, heritage- It doesn’t matter to me…..I am interested in how their story is unfolding and how I can make their life experience that much sweeter. How I can … Continue reading
Sparring is a perfect metaphor for conflict. You are duking it out with a cohort because you both are working to obtain similar things. Sometimes you stay calm, other times you escalate. You both want better skills, success, and self-efficacy. … Continue reading