Some of you may know I used to train and teach the martial art of Capoeira.
I learned so many lessons about coaching and building a business from this experience.
Like the one that inspired this new post on Escape Velocity. Here is a taste:
I always could tell which new students were going to be a problem.
Walking confidently into the studio, they would look around and size up the students around them.
“Let’s come over here so I can teach you the basic movements,” I would say.
They would grudgingly walk over, while looking over their shoulder at the more advanced students in the class.
“How long before I can do that?” one would say, pointing at a high kick or back flip.
“In about 10,000 push-ups, 5,000 sit ups and a few hundred near kicks to your face, with five or ten that land,” I would reply.
I don’t like shortcuts.
Read the rest here.