Confession ...


I never require ‘motivating’. 
I never have, and more than likely never will; because I have long-since identified those things within me that are most-meaningful and important.

Outcomes are my priority. 

I simply find myself fairly disciplined at not allowing myself to be distracted from getting to an outcome I want. Oft times, other people have benefited from this obsession - but ultimately and truthfully, that is most-often a by-product of my deep need to just, get the job done.

My father taught me at an early age - this simple philosophy - ‘you have jobs to do; the word ‘unable’ needs to be struck from your mind.’

I am not driven by money, fame, glory and such ... I just need; really, really need; to get the job done. The job varies ...

When I am teaching, on the mat, I am fully focussed- some might say obsessed - with driving skills into my students minds and bodies. One of the outcomes I am most interested in, is to imbue average people with an unreasonably high standard of skill, in an unreasonably short amount of time. 

In the spirit of full-disclosure; I have failed at this probably 10-15,000 times. And so, after having successfully eliminated the myriad of methods/training regimes/techniques that do not give me the results I want - I can , with a high degree of confidence, admit to now being able to do that job well. 

My advice to all coaches and teachers out there - dig deep, soul-search and find what really drives YOU - your pupils will be the real beneficiaries - and you will know your ‘reasons’ and never tire of doing ‘the job’. 

I never require ‘motivating’. 
I never have, and more than likely never will; because I have long-since identified those things within me that are most-meaningful and important.

Outcomes are my priority. 

I simply find myself fairly disciplined at not allowing myself to be distracted from getting to an outcome I want. Oft times, other people have benefited from this obsession - but ultimately and truthfully, that is most-often a by-product of my deep need to just, get the job done.

My father taught me at an early age - this simple philosophy - ‘you have jobs to do; the word ‘unable’ needs to be struck from your mind.’

I am not driven by money, fame, glory and such ... I just need; really, really need; to get the job done. The job varies ...

When I am teaching, on the mat, I am fully focussed- some might say obsessed - with driving skills into my students minds and bodies. One of the outcomes I am most interested in, is to imbue average people with an unreasonably high standard of skill, in an unreasonably short amount of time. 

In the spirit of full-disclosure; I have failed at this probably 10-15,000 times. And so, after having successfully eliminated the myriad of methods/training regimes/techniques that do not give me the results I want - I can , with a high degree of confidence, admit to now being able to do that job well. 

My advice to all coaches and teachers out there - dig deep, soul-search and find what really drives YOU - your pupils will be the real beneficiaries - and you will know your ‘reasons’ and never tire of doing ‘the job’. 

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