Last week I worked at the Michael E. Gerber Origination Dreaming Room Facilitator Training – an entrepreneurial incubator program. One of the analogies Michael used was “being on the mat” as a martial art student. You can read about it in his twitter feed @michelegerber from last week, or read below – bottom – up.
It made me think of my coaching program at The Coaches Training Institute, who used the similar analogy of being “on the playing field”.
What are the reasons why someone would choose not to be on the mat, or not be on the playing field? What would they need? A kick in the butt? Encouragement? Self-belief? Take a moment and watch this video:
Who can you tell today to suit up and play?
Inspired – meet me on the mat,
Haha – when double checking that I got the expression “suit up” right I stumbled on this site: Suit up or Die. ” A lifestyle inspiration for the dedicated gentleman…
Suit Up or Die is now an online magazine (in Swedish). The good news is that our inspirational blog remains… ”
Good post, and I love the video as well. When I was a kid I was always the guy who was a team captain when picking teams, and I often selected the player no one else wanted as one of my top picks. I did this to make sure that person would be included, but also because I noticed that when I did it that person would become very engaged in the game and try harder because in a way I’d boosted their self esteem. You picked up on that with this post; cool!
Sports can boost our self esteem in so many ways, with and/or without help from others. Thank you for sharing Mitch, and thank you for visiting and reading my blog!