There used to be a time when I didn't realize that the goal matters more than the way it's written. I was off the mark. Back when I was entrenched in the fitness industry, I did a fair share of marketing. When it came to Sport Psych and Mindset, I was coaching it before it became a "thing". So, yeah, I creating a few different goal worksheets in my day. I can recall being so particular about the aesthetic of the goal sheets that I made. They always needed to be just so. They were fancy, too … [Read more...] about The Goal Itself
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?
One of the biggest challenges I face: managing expectations. Not just clients, either, mind you, but managing my own expectations has turned out to be quite an enormous pain in the ass. Allow me to illustrate this in typical if-it-ain't-broke-Jonny-will-break-it fashion: Jay Ashman, of Ashman Strength Systems, was busting my balls the other day about this photograph: "You look bloated," he said jokingly, but a point was made that is worth elaborating on First, some background about … [Read more...] about Managing Expectations – Leanness and Life
A client got me thinking about the way we view failure. As both an athlete and a coach, I fail a lot, and that's not a bad thing... The best thing about coaching, or any form of leadership, it that there is much that can be learned simply by doing it. You know, hands-on. Unfortunately, this is also the worst thing about coaching. Doing things hands-on on means that there are going to be moments when you fail, and fail a lot. Sign Up NOW for a FREE Goal eBook and access to FREE … [Read more...] about Fail a Lot