I remember talking with one of my mentors
back in 2002 when I was making my second
run at the Olympic Games and he asked me:
“Are your coaches full time Judo coaches
or do they do it as a hobby?”
I asked him, “Why do you ask that?”
He replied, “Because if they do it as a hobby,
they are going to treat your career as if it is
a hobby and there’s nothing worse than you
being serious and your coach not.”
Man that point hit home.
This is what causes people to use the following
- It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you
play the game
- Don’t worry….. you’ll do better next time
- Hey, you tried your best and THAT’S what’s
- Don’t sweat it champ…. we’ll get ‘em next year.
- Just put two hands on the gi and play judo
These are the types of phrases that people
say when their investment in YOUR career
is incongruent with YOUR investment in your
Sometimes You Have To
Get Some Professional
Let’s just keep it, as the young folks say,
You have no hope at all of being a professional
without acting like one.
One of the major things that I see in the sport
of judo is that the people do not do the
things that normal professionals do in professional
Case in point.
How many judo matches how you competed in
where you DID NOT HAVE YOUR COACH
review your video from your matches and provide
you with feedback?
If your answer is more than “1″ that’s too many
How many practices have you attended that
aren’t taped or recorded?
If you answer is more than “5″ that’s too many.
How can you fix your mistakes and errors
without immediate feedback?!?!?!?!
WHAT I DO IS NOT MAGIC
People see the way that I have improved
the careers of some of my fighters
quickly and rapidly and think that I
have some type of secret.
Well, I do. It’s called Deliberate Practice
and HOURS AND HOURS OF VIDEO
I DO THE THING THAT ALL OF THESE
OTHER COACHES DON’T DO.
And if they do actually do it, they cannot
do it like I can because I don’t have 20,
30 or 40 different people to do it for.
I keep a small group of clients and help
them achieve success.
Right now I want to do for you what
I do for some of my clients.
Please allow me to review your video.
Watch this video and fill out the survey
below and let me provide you with the
professional service that you need and
DESERVE for all the of the hard work
that you do.
Hope yours gets chosen!
Rhadi Ferguson, PhD