We are now up to 2020 in my sporting reflections, and the only sport I’m currently involved in is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).
You can do all the training in the world on bags, but this does not translate to being able to throw a punch when you need to, nor, more importantly, keep your cool when being rained down on with punches.
One sport has continually come and gone as one of my favourite pastimes throughout the last thirty years. I started judo at 14 years old, encouraged by my good friend Jon Wood. Joining was a no brainer for me.
Like all my sporting endeavours, bodybuilding taught many lessons. These lessons have application well beyond bodybuilding and have focussed my business life as a psychologist, coach, and business owner.
I already covered Lessons from England, so some poetic license is due. I have tilted this post in memory of my father
1982 All Whites football team. Source: nzhistory.govt.nz From the age of 7 to the age of 12, football (soccer) was
Насила хубост не става. Translation: You can’t make something beautiful with force. 2020 was the year that we all learned about COVID-19.
One year, 26 blogs. While the last few months have required a focussed effort to meet the challenge set, the target has been achieved.
About a year ago, a friend contacted me out of the blue as he was having a hard time busting out of a slump. He had been down for a couple of months and just could not seem to lift his spirits no matter how hard he tried. Through our discussion, it was clear he was exhibiting all the tell-tale signs of depression.
Many executives who I have coached have found time reflection exercises useful. The sheer act of thinking about time, and the attempt to comprehend it, is like opening a door that provides a glimpse at the extraordinary terms of our existence.