Tag Archives: work

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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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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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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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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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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Boss Paradigm

We are born immediately immersed in power dynamics.  We learn about who has authority over us and what our place is in family and society.  We take those paradigms and our perceived positions into the work place.  Our bosses become … Continue reading

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2018 thoughts

It’s the last boxing event of the amateur season and we are all hanging out in a hotel resting and staying warm. It’s kinda nice to have nothing to do for a few hours.  We hang out, tell stories, watch … Continue reading

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Vision

You are never in control of the path to your destinations, but you are very in control of the vision. I start with an idea and I obsess about that idea when I’m coaching, when I’m talking to others, on … Continue reading

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What are you fighting for?

What are you fighting for? There are things that drive us, that propel our fight.  They can be to prove capability to ourselves, to prove people wrong, to defend from feeling previous experiences again, or a fight to see who … Continue reading

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