Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Learn it, know it!

Learn it, know it!

Just got back from SWIS 2016, an amazing seminar in which “the Top Powerlifters, Bodybuilders, Doctors, Therapists, Trainers, Strength Coaches, and Nutritionists all presented their best information.”  http://swis.ca/swis-symposium-2016/

It was a great experience! Now I need to go over the seminars again (Ken Kinakin, the organizer of this brilliant event, had videos of every presentation made and makes them available to the attendees), digest the info and then figure out how to apply much of it.

As I mature as a coach, I always think during a lecture or workshop that I attend: “How can I use this great information? When can I implement it?”.

I just read a great blog by Ian King entitled “Knowing but not Doing”.

Read it! It is not long.

He expounds on a Zen concept: “To know and not do is to not know.

I am doing a disservice to myself and my athletes if I do not USE the information I gathered at SWIS 2016. No, I am not going to kid you and say that I will implement everything I heard and learned about. But I will review much of what I heard and find ways to use it to make my athletes better.

You have clothes in your wardrobe that you never wear. I am not talking about your wedding dress, or the suit that you wear to weddings and funerals. I am talking about 80% of what is hanging in your closet. Don’t do that with your “knowledge”.

Don’t be that guy who has attended tons of workshops and is still doing exactly the same things he was doing 5 years ago. Do you have a list of courses and seminars that you have attended as long as your arm and are not taking advantage of the tools you were exposed to?

I learned much over the last weekend.

Now I will make the effort to know it!

1 comment:

  1. Great to see that you are so dedicated to your job and look to improve with every piece of information you get. Good luck to you and your team coach!