Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/25/19
BUT FIRST…I’M LIKE, REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT
1. Coaching Competency Workshop – New York, NY: Sunday, November 3, 2019
2. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Athens, Greece: Saturday, Feb 29th & Sunday, March 1st, 2020
This will be the first leg of mine and Dean Somerset’s European extravaganza in early 2020. The second leg will take place in…
3. (Even More) Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint – Maidenhead, U.K: March 7th & 8th, 2020
There’s an Early Bird rate for both of these events, so keep that in mind before you decide to hold off. Dean and I are really excited for this and hope to see you there!
SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS
A simple plan:
1. Be nice.
2. Pick up a book every now and then.
3. Move around a little bit (lift weights, brisk walk, etc).
4. Go to bed.
5. Don’t talk about Fight Club.
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) October 20, 2019
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This is for all the introverts reading. . Despite popular belief, being an introvert doesn’t mean you’re a social recluse or misfit. . Sure, it increases the likelihood you’d rather hang out with your cat on a Friday night and watch HGTV, but it doesn’t mean you can’t be social. . Most coaches I know relate to being a bit more on the introverted side of the fence, but they are able to “turn it on” when they’re on the gym floor. . Overall, being an introvert refers to how you prefer to re-energize. . Personally, after a full day of coaching, and much to my wife’s dismay, I prefer to re-energize by NOT talking about my feelings and sequestering myself in a bunker with nothing but He-Man cartoons playing. . Only a slight exaggeration. . Being a coach AND an introvert can be hard. I think there’s an expectation to be RAH-RAH and in people’s faces all the time. . This can be a problem for some coaches, however there is a happy medium. . The important thing to remember, dear introverts, is that. . 1. You’re not an oddball. On the contrary you’re cool as fuck. . 2. Be sure to find ways to re-energize throughout the day to keep yourself fresh and “on” for your clients. . – Carve out brief 10-15 minute blocks between clients to decompress. . – Carve out longer periods of time to do some writing, read, or, I don’t know, kitty cuddles. . It’s important if you’re an introvert to be a bit selfish in this regard. You’ll be a better coach in the long run.
STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO WORK
Be Like the Best – Anthony Renna
Anthony interviews several dozen of the best coaches and industry leaders. If you want to be the best, it helps to learn from the best.
Fat Loss Advice That is Complete Bullshit – Alycia Israel
Power Training for the General Population Client – Trish DaCosta
There’s plenty you can do to train power that doesn’t involve Olympic lifting (and gets the job done pretty damn well).