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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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So many things

I’ve been away from Seattle, my dogs and the gym for over a week.  It feels like it’s been almost a month. If I had it entirely my way, Greg would have the championship from Golden Gloves in his hand … Continue reading

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Little lessons

There is nothing like running a business to learn what a really terrible leader you are.  I was speaking to another entrepreneur about this realization.  Now, making a statement like that just might elicit outside comments like, “but coach, you … Continue reading

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Knowing

Boxers can possess an undeniable confidence because we know what it means to hit the mat and stand up again.  We know ourselves because we are constantly interested in exposing our deepest fears, our insecurities.  To know your own darkness … 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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Living in the ring

Boxing is so simple and of course complex at the same instant. Boxing makes you face yourself as an entire system and forces you to own up to all your intent. I’m 46 and still cranking on improving my communication, … Continue reading

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Reasons to box- hurt

You ask someone why they box and you will get a multitude of answers. I think sometimes we box to understand hurt.  It’s not that you only have to experience a debilitating childhood to hurt……it’s a human thing to feel … Continue reading

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Morning

Change affects us on infinite levels.  It unsettles us to the core and makes us question our identity. When I started the gym in Pratt Park, it was my first big change in a long time.  I had been at … 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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My Life is my Work

My life is my work.  I thought this as I hash tagged #worklifebalance in a post on Instagram. That got me thinking about what do I really mean?  For those that know me closely, I drive them nuts with the … Continue reading

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