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Happy New Year - Best of 2021: Coaches Corner Edition

by Shaun Kober
January 3rd 2022

Why understanding your values is so important.
How to condition yourself to adversity and build mental resilience.
The effect your environment has on you.

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Yo what is up guys, welcome to this episode of the live transform podcast, I'm your host, Sean Cobra. First of all, welcome to 2022 Happy New Year to everyone around secondly, thank you very much for tuning in for your support over the last year and a half since this podcast has been running In this episode, I'm going to be breaking down some of my favorite conversations, some of the thought provoking conversations that I had with some of my guests on the podcast over the last year. So for the next 3-4 weeks I'm going to be bringing you some of my favorite conversations. If there's anything that stands out for you that you really want to hear, um it's something that impacted you. Please make sure you share it to your stories or shoot me a DM at coach underscore codes kO bes let me know how this podcast has impacted you any five star ratings and reviews are much appreciated. I did start a live training perform facebook forum for podcast listeners. Um I'm currently at 34 or 35 members.

All you need to do to get into that forum is leave me a five star rating and review, send a screenshot to my instagram and all go onto the facebook page live train, perform, request access, answer the questions and let me know that you've sent through a screenshot, you have left a rating and review and I'll give you access where you can then ask me questions which I will then use for podcast, episodes, Q and A's and things like that. It will also give you access to other people who have guested on the podcast, you can have a conversation with and get some information from those people who have contributed to the podcast. In the first part of the episode, I'm replaying a conversation I had with lizzie Riot who was based out of you fit Singapore when we had the conversation and something that came up for her was some decisions around leaving UK, leaving her boyfriend, leaving her corporate job to start working in the gym environment, take her PT course and kick off that new career path Along with discussing the decisions that came up around running 120 km around Singapore.

Let's get this episode underway. Was there something um massive that happened that kind of pushed you over the edge to make that decision or was it like all of these small things that were adding up in all these different areas of your life where you just got to a point, you're like this is not the environment that I want to be a part of and you got out of that and then started recreating your own environment. Talk to me about that process, correct? Um It came over across a couple of months like it didn't, it wasn't like a whole, I didn't just think and just change my mind like and I've done it multiple times since then I've learned from how I want to make change. Like I sit on it, I listened to myself, I'm like, what is it you really want is it's actually something you really want, or are you listening to anyone else's opinions? Um so I always really had to, and from that day like I've homed in on exactly what it is I want, so I have to just focus on myself, basically, I took all the selfish kind of decisions that were right for me and it was, it took a long time because breaking up in the relationship was like a six month process, like I really wanted to give him my all um like we're amazing together, but it just wasn't right vision for me in terms of that, I wasn't ready to settle, do you know what I mean?

And I think that definitely instigated a lot um in terms of relationships and what I wanted out of life, we really weren't ready to settle into that lifestyle and that environment, yep, yep, um and I think that's what then triggered everything else to be like, okay, I can do this and it was more of like obviously transitioning into the coaching side, who was then the self talk and saying you've got to believe in yourself, you can do it, like obviously I'm surrounded like coaches at the gym, I'm at their amazing, like they've got their degrees and like every they've been doing and working towards us their whole lives, so for me, it was a big thing, like I'm academic to an extent, but I'm not your scientist level, you know, so it takes me a lot to work to where I am, so it's a big decision to kind of really focus and home in and say are you willing to study, are you willing to give you your best, like for something completely obviously different that I spent years at uni doing?

So Yeah, on reflection, it definitely is a lot of steps and I like to just have the idea, I plant the seeds, just leave it for a little bit. If I keep thinking about it, then I start going okay right, what are you going to do to make those changes and give myself a timeline, so like if it's not if something's really not working, I've given it my best and I know I've given it my best and then the rest is like setting all those pillars in place to help me make that change and that's what I did, like I just remember it got enough was enough, I was like done and I just had to go, you know, I just had to have that conversation with the ex boyfriend and all of those things and then just with the job, it was just like saying to my bosses, I need to transition into coaching and I took the pt of course just before, like on the side and said I'm ready to do this transition instead. Um so yeah, thank you for sharing, I really appreciate it. Um and I don't want to like dive too deep on um anything like that, I don't want to make you feel uncomfortable or anything, but I do think it is very important for people to hear these conversations, you know, because everyone has decisions to make a life is one big fucking decision or many, many decisions made, you know, again and again and again again and a lot of people, you know, not making a decision is also a decision if you're miserable in your life and you don't like where you're at and you don't, you know, you don't create changes to get yourself out of, out of a situation that may not be making you happy or maybe making you miserable?

Like if you don't make those changes, like nobody's coming to save you, like not making a decision is a decision in itself. Um and I think that's important for people to hear is, you know, these types of stories where, you know, you were happy in, you know, some areas of your life, but then you weren't taking the boxes in other areas and you had to have that conversation with yourself and you sat with it and you planted those seeds and you're like what's actually driving me here? What is the purpose? What am I getting out of this? Am I, you know, fulfilling those um those things that I've set for myself and if you're not then you need to do something about that, you know, there's going to be things that make you really uncomfortable in life and if we always um step away from that discomfort and we find the path of least resistance, we never ever condition ourselves to be able to deal with adversity. And another one of my favorite quotes is like one of the, one of the biggest skills that you can give to a child is the ability to deal with adversity, you know, and I dealt with a lot of adversity as a child and it's you know, I fucking hated it when I was a kid and when I was growing up, but it has literally shaped the man I am today.

Now granted I could have gone down the other route where I was you know, become a drug dealer and um you know ended up in jail or whatever, but I made that decision to get away from that position and go and pursue a different path, you know, and that was fucking hard and that was probably harder to make that decision than it was to stay where it was. And this is the point, it's like choose something that you can do every day that just makes you feel a little bit uncomfortable, you don't need to, you know do something crazy out there, like would you run like you ran like 100 mile marathon or something recently, Is that right? 120 K around Singapore. I had not really tried, I had only done two AK runs before. So let's talk about that because that is literally what I'm talking about right now. Talk to me about the mindset that went into that weather periods during that 120 km around Singapore. How long did that take?

That took me 20 hours maybe? Um, yeah, so we, I don't, I always had the idea of it and I think since we haven't been able to travel at all Singapore, if no one knows Singapore is a very small island in Asia and it's probably like, the circumference is about 160 km or maybe 200 if you really go around the edges. But For this case we did 120. So I had a couple of people who did it with me and I had this vision at the start of lockdown, I was just like, right, I need to, I want to do something. I'll tell you about the other race. I did just before we went into lockdown as well, because that's the next level of 1 21 1 20 felt ah, easy. Um Not easy. I'm not gonna lie. It's not easy, But easier. Um, but yeah, I had the idea, I wanted to do something and I just wanted to give purpose and look back at 2020 and just be like I fucking achieved a hell of a lot. I put myself out there on so many levels.

I wanted to challenge like these challenges for me um Big mountain girl. So I'm really missing mountains Singapore I think goes to the height of like 100 and 50 m, so I don't really get any kicks from that. Um So I just went out there just thinking right, what can I do? Um The idea just came right, right, I'm gonna run around Singapore. Um And he got closer to the time. I was like, oh I haven't done any training for it. Like obviously I train all the time. I do a lot of strength training. Um And for me it's not just what the body can do, but it's what the mind can do and I do it to build the resilience within me. Um I challenge and I want to push my mind to limit that right there is the secret source to see how exactly to see how I respond. I like to see when I'm in pain. This all sounds so weird for other people, but I like to see when I'm in pain or when I'm struggling or um if something's out of my control, how do I respond?

Um I've still kept focus for the things I've done. So now I'm like looking for the next level. But like the 120 like we started at midnight I think. Yeah we started running at midnight um Up the east coast which is up to change and it's a ridiculously long like 45 K. On a strip of like nothing on the way to the airport. So you're literally running on concrete which I'm not the biggest fan of. Anyway um prepared everything I needed to do like all my hydration, all my food planned all the stops I went around and planned all the stops of where I needed to go. So at least I had that. Um And yeah we went with the four of us but then one got injured so she had to drop out and then three of us got to the finish. Um but it was an amazing 20 hours of getting to know two people who I didn't know for starters that's why I love that stuff because you get to know people in that span over time like that no one else has ever seen. I think there's also something else there as well that I want to talk about that I've experienced myself and here's the thing like you fucking build an amazing bond with people that you go through some really hard things with adversity and this is a this is something that has come up for me numerous times.

People like what's it like being in the military like why are those guys you know your best mates, why are you so close with them blah blah blah blah and it's like, you know, I've been through some of the best times of my life with these guys by my side, but I've also been through some of the fucking worst times of my life with these guys by my side. We're all going through the same thing and I think there's something special about sharing adversity with other people. Next up is will photon great conversations with will. Every time I talk to him we go down the rabbit hole and we dive quite deep into the weeds on topics surrounding the fitness industry and the different tools and techniques that we're using with our clients and you know, the facts and fallacies surrounding the fitness industry. Always great conversations, but in this conversation, um we discuss how to build mental resilience and also why it's important to educate your, your clients because education breeds compliance. Let's go. You know, your mindset is like a self fulfilling prophecy, right? Like if you allow yourself to, if you're looking for ship, you're going to find it and the more you're looking for it, the more you're going to find, right?

So that that creates, that creates his fucking avalanche man, you know, so I'm a big believer in like always trying to find the positives, bro, I record the podcast. I think it was like um within a week of New Year's, I can't remember, it was the end of last year at the start of this year, but um it was reflect to project and a big point that I was talking about there is like you know, obviously 2020 has been a bad year for a lot of people and blah blah, but I was like, I actually had a lot of fucking growth, I started this podcast, I've now got, you know, 100 and 10 odd episodes out and roughly 26 27,000 downloads man. And I'm actually coming up to almost a year bro of podcasting on 24th of May has been a year bro of podcasting, so it's been really cool, but you know, I was also focusing on um you know, study, I was studying my anatomy and physiology, I was studying um TY or studying blah blah blah, you know, I was working on all of these things and in that podcast I was talking about, you know, I wasn't, I didn't have the best year, like I lost one of my mates to suicide, you know, I lost one of my rugby coaches who was a massive mentor for me when I left home at 14 and was learning how to play rugby and I had this rugby team around me that we're all adults and I'm like 16, 17, playing with the adults.

It was a massive mentor for me man that had a huge impact on my life. I lost him last year, you know, my pops going down here with Alzheimer's and you know, I had heaps of ship, go on. But I always look back and I'm like, I'm grateful, I'm not grateful that my mate died took his own life, but I'm grateful that, you know, he finally found peace and I'm grateful that, You know, once he, once he passed it came out that he had actually helped about 20 other dudes man. There wasn't any names, names or anything, but apparently he helped, like 20 other dudes come back from the cliff, sort that shoot out, get their life back on track man. And you know, I wouldn't have, we wouldn't have known that if he hadn't have taken his own life. And I was like, I messaged one of his best mates man and I'm like dude, I'm so fucking sorry to hear, I just hope that he he found peace in his final breaths and he was like, I'll tell you right now, brother, he did, he was at peace man, You know? So there's always yeah bro, there's always there's always positives to take out of anything in life, man, You've just got to look for them and you've also got to reframe I think that's a very important thing because as you said bro, this all happens between the ears, right?

Like your bio your biochemistry affects your emotions and your emotions affect your physiology, right? And then it's which affects your hormones and like it's a fucking self Fulling prophecy man, and if you're if you're spiraling and you've got these negative thoughts constantly in your head, it's very difficult to put the brakes on. It's much easier to build momentum. Oh sorry, much, it's much easier to maintain momentum than it is to build it. But once you start building momentum, either in a positive manner or in a negative manner, like, it's very difficult to turn that around. So I'm a big believer in always trying to put a positive spin on something so that you can move yourself in the right direction. Reframing things and we've spoken about this before. NLP right, The neuro neuro linguistic programs, like how you speak to yourself is going to determine how you react, how you respond to certain things. Absolutely, man, it's some of that, Again, I'll put a question to you. It's not my podcast, but I'm going to question you brother, of course, is where where did you first learn that?

Because you're older than me? You look a lot younger than me and you're better looking at me, but you're looking older than you. But more to the point of where did you? Because it seems as if again, from the outside world, there's so many people that are affected from the military, especially and in your job, a high pressure job. You're like, the professional, professional, professional rugby player of of the of the military, where did you first learn, because there must have been times, I've read that Middleton's book about how he's a fucking nutter when he was younger, and now he's so cool and collected. We'll be interested to hear your, your side of where you found that moment of, it's not just the growth mindset, but I think it's more than that, it's sort of what is there, is there anything in particular you sort of clung onto that sort of, taught you that narrative or? Um I think it's life bro, life has been the biggest teacher for me, you know, I came from a poor family, my stepdad was abusive, I left home when I was 14, you know, I had to go and forge my own path um and that's because, like, I didn't want those traits, those characters, uh the character traits that my stepdad had to bleed over into my life and I knew that the environment that I was in was not serving me man, and whilst it was scary to go, you know what, I'm going to leave home, I don't want to be here, you know, I was getting caught up with the wrong crowd of stealing and doing drugs and shit um and I was like, you know, if I continue down this path, it's not gonna be a good place, so whilst it was scary to go, you know what, I'm going to leave here at 14, I'm gonna leave home at 14 years old, I'm going to move to another state, I'm going to leave school, leave my family, leave my friends, I'm going to go and start working, get into the workforce man, like I was more afraid of staying where I was and what was going to happen with my life if I didn't change anything that I was walking out into the big, wide open world, you know, so um having that mindset of taking chances and going, I'm not happy with where I am right now, I need to make a decision because not making a decision is a decision in itself, right?

So you know, I had numerous, numerous like big moments in my life, big massive crossroads where I had to make a big decision and you know, for the most part man I took that step, I made that jump and that's how I ended up in Thailand bro, I walked away from a relationship with a girl that I loved and cared about because I wasn't getting the opportunities that I wanted, living in Tasmania, I want to work with professional athletes, you know, but I had already gone through all of these monumental decisions in my life that had always worked out now, the reason they'd worked out is probably because I was like I'm just going to make this decision, I'm going to follow through with it and I'm going to do the best I can to put myself in a fucking good position to take hold of any opportunities that come up, so I think that's a big thing and that's something that, again I've learned over time, man. Yeah, yeah. One thing that I'm big big on is like when this doesn't end, where are you going to be? Because Covid will stop and we'll we'll we'll have a vaccine or whatever, but it will pass. But it's gonna be some people that are moving forward who are going to hit the ground running, we're gonna smash it as soon as it opens up whether you're in lockdown or not.

And there's also going to be so many guys that are stuck at the bottom of the water, of the, of the, of the pole and they're gonna be blaming everybody, they're gonna be angry, They're gonna not have anything anything behind to think actually, do you know what I can take control of this? That's what it comes down to the value system that you have on, on the current situation. I think that's what is important. Yeah, man, I love that whole statement that you just said then and I mean this is the whole idea of the coach's corner for those listening who have been following the podcast for a while. Um I was just talking to will off air about, you know what the what the goal is with the podcast and you know, I still want to continue with a lot of the themes that I've been doing with my five minute fitness tips and my um mini series on nutrition and um sleep and stress management, all that type of stuff, but I also want to focus on getting on really good coaches and having good conversations about, you know, the questions that I'm getting from my client's listeners followers, the questions that they're getting from their listeners followers, etcetera.

So we can, you know, we can workshop it, we can talk about this stuff in real time and you know, give this information to people and have it as a resource for us to send people to. So basically what I want to do is get someone like will on once a month and he will bring in, you know, three frequently asked questions that he gets from his clients and then we'll sit down, we'll workshop that and well release that over, you know, 234 episodes or whatever and then I'll get on the next coach and then I'll get on the next coach and um, you know, it'll be, I kind of want to build a network of trustworthy coaches that people can fucking rely upon to give them good quality information and cut through the bullsh it, you know, we're not trying to sell something, we're trying to give people the information to get to the start point like that and that's, you know, that was the big thing we're talking about, john's episode before, john Mattox episode. Um, and you know, some of the things we took out of that and um something that he said that I was like, that is so spot on is, you know, our job as coaches, everyone comes to us and they're like, I want to change my body composition, I want to improve performance, I want to lose a heap of weight, I wanted fucking this and that and blah, blah, blah.

And it's like our job as coaches is to strip everything back and go, all right, let's get you into a place where you're at the start line ready to fucking role because most people are not there yet. And I think luke Lehman says it with his muscle nerds course is like, let's prep the prep Absolutely. And it's probably the biggest thing that I found over the last few years is that prepped prepped and it's not necessarily people assume that we're talking about bodybuilding prep, that's in prepping for a bodybuilding competition, not your preparation of preparing yourself to take the next step and everything, whether it's your sleep rest digestion with your psychology spirituality is also a big one. I think people are very much they're frightened of, of standing up for something. They all feel a bit, they feel vindicated or they don't when they don't actually put their line in the sand and say this is what I mean, probably why people actually listen to you is that you have a you have a voice and you have an opinion and your you can back it. Whereas I find a lot of people are frightened because they haven't got the adequate knowledge because they haven't searched in the right places.

What they do is they pick off bullshit of instagram with that because they're following put people that aren't providing information that we're talking about is I think one cool thing about that will be is that the the the the view the listeners will hear coaching in real life, you're gonna hear spitting, spitting and talking about things and and working our way around because coaching is not black and white thing, that's what people are. So it's such a hard thing because it depends or I'm not sure we'll see if it happens in every conversation and it can be frustrating, but it started with the end in mind and reverse engineering. It's important that we will have to understand that this is the end game is not the end game because it's like you play a sport, you finished sport and then you've still got whatever the rest of your life left. So you can't just say, well I play this final game, I'm done because you wake up the next day, it's what it's a huge part of what I'm sort of discovered myself. Yeah, man, that's a good point and you know, it's it's it's constant learning, it's constant education, it's constant feedback and it's, you know, people of jigsaw puzzles and we need to figure out what tool is going to be appropriate for that person at that particular time in their life.

And that's our job as coaches man, is to acquire as many tools as we can that we can then, you know, get as many tools in the toolbox as we can so that every single person that comes up to us, they say, hey, you know, I want to do this, I want to do that blah, blah, blah and we dive into, you know, all of the other shit, you know, like to get them to the start line because most people come to us and they're like, hey, I want a training program and nutrition plan and it's like, all right, cool, I can give you that. But are you actually going to get the most out of that? Because if you're not sleeping well and you're, you know, you've been dieting for fucking two years, your you've created metabolic adaptation. Um you work a high stress job. Um you know, you, you you're in a bad relationship and whatever, man, like all of these things come into play and yes, you can, we can give someone that we can give every single person in the same training plan and the same nutrition plan and you know, some people are going to fucking thrive on that, but that's going to be like 5% of people and those 5% of people are going to thrive on that training plan because they're getting enough sleep.

They're hydrating, they're eating the right amount of food at the right times in the right ratios, they're managing their stress, you know, they're in a good position to be able to optimist That one hour of training, right? And I say it all the time, you know, manage the other 23 hours of the day so that you can optimize that one hour. And to round out the episode, I'm speaking to Adrian Allen who was a coach at Unit 27, which is one of the gyms just down the road from Tiger Muay Thai where I work, we had a great conversation to start the year where we discussed the effect of your environment and how stress plays a part in how you should be training in terms of performance and recovery. A lot of people have tried to replicate um this gym model in other areas of the world um and it's very difficult to do. And the reason being is that for anyone who hasn't been to soy toyed in shillong in Phuket Thailand is like, it's 1.5 kilometer long street that's full of fucking gems is like 10 to 12 gems.

Um You know, strengthening conditioning gems, there's mixed martial arts gyms, there's um B. J. J. There's um muay thai everything and you know, the the entire street is catered towards health and fitness. Like it's difficult to get um shitty food, unhealthy food um You know the entire street is basically um built around the gyms because the gyms are what bring people in and it's a destination. People literally come to Thailand to soy tied to train and that's how I ended up there the first time you know I was I was backpacking through Southeast Asia and I spent a month on the road. Um I'd done Malaysia, had gone over to Patong um in pocket and I was like man, I've been on the road for a month, I'm you know drinking Pearson um you know I'm just feeling sluggish, I'm not feeling good about myself and I had a couple of mates that have been to Tiger muay thai um previously, so I got in contact with them and I was like sweet, so called, took took over and um you know I spent a week training and then continued traveling through Southeast Asia, went over to europe for three months, I spent six months on the road and then on the way home I was like well we've been in europe like eating and drinking like let's pull into Tiger muay thai and train again and every year man, so I came in, came twice in 2013, I was like this is somewhere I wanted to live, this is somewhere I want to be um set myself up for six months to a year live and work here um And then over the years, you know I kept coming back, I had my own strength and conditioning business pt business in Tasmania in Australia and every year I'd, you know, take three or four months off and go traveling with my ex girlfriend and she'd go to India or bali or something and do some, you know, coursework with yoga or something and I'd come to Thailand and I'd spend a month here and I'd train and um go to the beach and the, like I train in the morning and you know, work on my online coaching business um right up pdf documents for my clients, right up programs, um do courses and things like that, and then I'd go to the beach in the afternoon, it was an awesome lifestyle man.

Um but you know, it is a destination jim, so trying to replicate um this business model in other areas of the world, it's very difficult and so many people, so many businesses have failed trying to do that. Yeah, that's and that is the case and like, you know, when, when I was there on the street, it's, it's the feeling you get, when you get onto that onto the side, let's call it, you know, that's what it's called and that's what I love to refer it by and I think when people have tried to replicate it, you know, people come, people from all over the world come, they see, they see the street, they see the gyms, they, they see the community, the Vibe is on another level. You know, a lot of people, I suppose 99% of people are like solo travelers when they get there and then they're free of anything like, you know, no judgment, no anything else. And it's, it's easy to do what you need to do. You know, we don't need to sell it anymore than it's already been sold. It's like, it has everything you actually need on the street that's a kilometer and a half long, you know, and you know when you go, when you go to the place, you have the people that have come, they've seen us, you have, you have businessman, you have like you have everything businessmen, teachers, nurses, just general people who just want a holiday and you know, some people will come for a week or two and realize how much it is good for their health and be like, okay, I'm staying like, how many times have you seen someone go down to immigration and say no, I haven't left, you know, or even due to leave tomorrow or this evening is like, no, I can't leave and we keep coming back and there is a reason you can't, you can't by the reason why everyone keeps coming back because the people are there, the gyms are there, you know what you're getting yourself into.

You know, the style of training, you know the restaurants, you know the food and the accommodation is on another level. Yeah, I think it's the environment as well, man, like so many people come from all over the world for many, many different reasons, but for a lot of the same reasons, it's always to better themselves and sometimes it's to break drug addictions and sometimes it's to lose fucking 50 kg or um whatever, you know, work through um a relationship breakdown or whatever it might be, everyone's there for different reasons, but a lot of the same reasons and it's it's one of those things that the environment is so positive men um you know, like I said, it's a lot of people come and they don't have the same stresses that they have at home and they, you know, they don't have to worry so much about, you know, the day to day stresses that life brings, they don't have all of those distractions. And I think that's why the business model works so well here, and that's also the reason why it doesn't work in other locations. It's because, you know, you can't replicate these conditions, you can't replicate this environment, you know on a day to day basis, trying to live that as your life every day, you know, it is a destination and it is, you know, let's talk about that because um it's obviously different traveling through here compared to living here.

What was the difference is that you noticed yourself. Um I suppose when when you do mention about the environment, I suppose I would have been a bit blind to the fact when I went there as well, even to work, to live there when I decided I was, this is where I wanted to stay was you know, I was still trying to figure my stuff out as well and I always have this saying in my head and I said it to a few people as well as like why, why does no one, no one will come on the fitness holiday because everything is okay, you know, if everything is okay, a fitness holiday is probably not what you're going to go on, but the more I was there and over the years I realized, you know, just like you said, like the stresses of work, like yes, I had the stresses of doing the mining and then I would come to Thailand, but you forget, you're nearly a mirror of the people you meet and I was blind to the fact that white people were coming to train so much or why people were returning because probably I didn't get to know people enough on, I suppose on an emotional level, you know, they come in, they want to be pushed, you give that to them and then when you're finished coaching, like you can't catch up with the most people that come through that jim or any gym on the streets on a day to day business earth, you would have a full time a full time job outside of the gym as well, you know, so it's very hard, It's only after, I believe after a couple, like maybe a year and a half of me being there did I realize, okay, people have really stressful jobs and we're very fortunate that we are now living the life that we kind of put out for ourselves by living and coaching in Thailand and then you're, it's a lot easier to communicate with people on that level and you know, to, to figure out what it is, you can do better to make their experience more enjoyable while they are here.

So yeah, that was definitely something that took me quite a while to figure out while I was there and then yeah, being on the street, the difference I suppose between working there and you know, you're working, you know, have a full time job and you know, you get your two ft around the ground and you are there to improve people's lives and it's like I couldn't believe that I was I was the one that had that job. You know, when I, like when we went to the Tiger, first of all you meet all the coaches and you see the job they're doing like, oh my God, how will I, you know how how are these people because you put them on a pedestal, like we do and rightfully so I wouldn't say and what you put me on a pedestal, but you know, it was great to see those people that were standing in front of me telling me what to do, improving my life on a day to day basis and having that, that job that we do have there, like you don't you don't even call it a job, it's a passion, you know, and yeah, it was absolutely fantastic and it's something I will never ever forget and hopefully it will continue to do in other areas of the world. Yeah man, you made a really good point there about it being a passion, you know, this is something that I fucking love, this is something that I kind of fell into after my army career, um you know, I was like what I want to do with myself, I enjoy training and I enjoy coaching people through training and again, tying back into what you said before, a lot of people come from these stressful lives, these stressful jobs and they come to Tiger or they come to the soy and you know, they want to work hard and they want to train hard and here's the thing they can when they're in that environment because now they've, you know, all of the other stresses and distractions of life have faded away so now they can push themselves hard during the training sessions and you know, like you said, people will book a week and then they end up staying for two weeks, three weeks a month, whatever, you know, and it's a really good lifestyle because you know, those distractions and stresses have melted away and they are in a good environment with good people eating good food, getting sunshine, going to the beach, training well, looking after themselves etcetera, you know, and something that I realized as a coach very, very quickly was, you know, it's all well and good to get people results whilst they're in Thailand for two weeks, but my fucking job is to teach them the tools and the techniques and the strategies.

You give them a good time, give them some hard workouts whilst they're in Thailand, but also give them some strategies that they can use whilst they're at home, educate them on these other aspects that Is going to allow them to, you know, manage the other 23 hours of the day rather than just hammering themselves during that one hour training session. I mean if They're going to hammer themselves in that one hour training session, a lot of people want to do that, then we need to manage the other 23 hours, we need to make sure that they're getting enough sleep, they're drinking enough water, they're eating the right, you know right amount of nutrients in the right ratios and all that type of stuff And there we have it guys, thank you very much for tuning in to the first episode of 20, over the next couple of weeks, I'll be bringing you some of my favorite conversations from some of the client corner episodes, followed up by some of the interviews that I've done with some amazing people in their own industries. Thanks guys, much love peace.

Happy New Year - Best of 2021: Coaches Corner Edition
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