There's No One Thing: Coaching Your Whole Client


In a police story I read many years ago the main detective was always looking for the "one thing." This one thing was the clue that would link the whole case together to solve the puzzle of the crime. Often, it was patient, diligent police work that found the one thing - calling witnesses, interviewing them over and over to look for inconsistencies or a new detail. Just the day-to-day grind of doing the right things over and over again until one day, magically, the thing appeared and the criminal was caught.


training, coaching, personal trainingSo while they were searching for “one thing,” what actually created the opportunity for the crime to be solved was a combination of many things. Mike Boyle has said that training is like farming. You do all these things, plant the seeds, water and fertilize the crops, all in the hope that one day the seeds will sprout and you can harvest the crops and make money. In farming, there is no one thing. As it is in farming, it is in training.

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Andrew Read is like that old guy in the Rocky movies - he has a funny accent, hates everyone, and no one ever knows if he's happy or sad. But just like Mickey, he knows training. Even back in grade school his teachers would complain he was spending too much time reading bodybuilding magazines or trying new exercises in the gym. These days nothing has changed and even after a lifetime of competitive martial arts and some time spent in special forces he still maintains that same passion for...Read more