2012 Goals

davidkirlin Coach's Corner

2012 GOALS We constantly discuss and work towards goals around here, but we focus on goals and spend an inordinate amount of time talking about them in January. This is a great time of the year to mark the progress of our long-term goals, reprioritize our mid-term goals, or set some new ones all together. If you are not familiar …

Part V of The Eternal Student

Douglas Esposito Coach's Corner

This is my last installment for the Eternal Student subject. In it we will look at some of the benefits you can see from taking an approach to life where you never stop learning. I know we covered some reasons why we would take this approach on a grander scale in our first installment, but these examples will give some …

The Eternal Student Part IV

Douglas Esposito Coach's Corner

Part IV of The Eternal Student Well, I had planned for these to come out on five consecutive days, but it has been a busy week with lots of great classes, PR’s, and learning taking place. I know you have all been sitting on the edge of your seats in anticipation for the fourth installment of five on this subject, …

Part Three of Five on the Eternal Student

Douglas Esposito Coach's Corner

What are the ingredients that make up an eternal student? Humility – You need to be able to put your ego aside and realize there is more knowledge out there than could be contained by any one person. There is always something worthwhile out there to learn that you don’t already know that can contribute positively to your life. Curiosity …

Part 2 of the Eternal Student

Douglas Esposito Coach's Corner

Lets talk a little bit about why anyone would want to be an eternal student, spending their precious time trying to learn new things, and even more time developing skills or other things from all this new knowledge. I have several different reasons and I want you to take a few seconds for each (or as long as you really …

The Eternal White Belt

Douglas Esposito Coach's Corner

The Eternal White Belt – Part I of V I would like to introduce a friend of mine who is one of my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu students, and a very well liked member here at Vanguard Gym. He always has a smile and a joke and is willing to patiently work with some newer members or pick it up a few …