I once wrote this article entitled "No, I Will Not Write You a Meal Plan," or some obnoxious shit like that. It was basically me bitching about why you don't need a meal plan. I swore a lot in it. The site where I wrote it is defunct, I think, which is for the best. Stephen King once remarked, towards the end of his writing the Dark Tower series, how pretentious the first book of the series sounded, as he was young and "overwrote" it. That's kinda how I feel about most of the stuff I wrote … [Read more...] about You Don’t Need a Meal Plan
Lately I have been quite vociferous on the topic of "pseudo-spiritualism", having talked about it in a guest post Erica Suter's Blog. I also touched on it during the second episode of the Brooklyn Strong Podcast reboot. Needless to say, it irks me....read on. ******* I'm going to put it out there the the biggest pitfall to coaching or leadership of ANY kind is doing it for the wrong reasons. There are plenty of valid reasons for seeking to lead people, but there are DEFINITELY wrong ones, … [Read more...] about On Pseudo-Spiritualism and Coaching
I've been out of the Social Media and Blogging game for a while, now. I left because I was just nauseated by so many of these so-called “FitPros”, but I have something to say, so I'm going to poke my head up for bit before I go back to being a Clinic Director and focusing my time on improving the workplace, mentoring my staff, and not doing anything dumb enough to get me fired. You see, I gotta be honest about something: Alan Aragon doesn't piss me off half as much as some of you do. … [Read more...] about Where Were You?
So I have this really spacious office with shelves and knick-knacks and two chairs that face my desk so that people can come in and have meetings with me and whatnot. I'm the "Director of Clinical Services." Allegedly I "direct" things. I have a staff of 50+. I also have a business card. Like Patrick Bateman. Mine is blue and white. It suggests that I "direct" things. Sometimes I wonder if some sort of mistake has been made and, frankly, I'm waiting for them to send in someone larger than me to … [Read more...] about This much I know…
What can we learn from this? Hear me out: I made about three mistakes before I finished my first cup of coffee. Five mistakes before my second cup, and the act of actually drinking the second cup was mistake six. I fucked up at least seven evolutions before lunch, and I failed about a dozen times by my evening commute. It's likely I'll dick-up a few more times before I get to the sheets tonight...possibly four or five times while I'm actually asleep. If I wake up on the floor, I'll update … [Read more...] about What can we learn from this?