Tag Archives: space

Another early morning

As I move through my life, I look for gaps in my identity and behavior.  Where am I not true to myself, where am I hypocritical?  Where am I resisting change? This morning I got up at 4am, made coffee, … Continue reading

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In the flow

The flow- the zone-  whatever you call it is something that athletes view as the end all be all state to be in.  It seems to be elusive and something that happens versus something we create. I want to be … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning

I’m sitting on my couch, looking at the misty rain settling on the trees outside.  My quiet alone time is always full of reflection and questions.  I’m plodding through this book “Silence” by Robert Sardello.  Plodding partially because I don’t … 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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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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This empty space

Just about 5 years ago, I wondered, “what the hell have I done?” I was sitting in an empty Arcaro Central Area gym during what was supposed to be a noon class.  As a matter of fact I sat in … 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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This Kind of Life

We trained hard for several months to have 4 fights for 3 fighters.  All 3 trained diligently with focus and efficiency.  They didn’t cut any corners, and they all supported the other with a fierceness you expect when preparing for … Continue reading

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