Dear Guts Is The Key Reader. This entry is intended to be both personal and inspirational. Personal, because it is about who I am by nature. And Inspirational, because the characteristic I am describing will help you also, and serve you well in your own personal psychology. I have been called repeatedly: “Relentless.” I guess… More Be Relentless In Personal Excellence & Public Service!
Expansion and contraction is a powerful means to generate force in many ways in the physical world. Certainly this is so in #Shotokan karate. The beginning karateka is taught the rudimentary crescent step. The step is composed of a circular movement that brings the foot from a shoulder wide position behind the body, to a… More Contraction And Expansion; a source of Shotokan Karate Power
I am a karate teacher. I also am a sales trainer. I love it when different pursuits in life are synergistic to each other. Such is the case many times with ##karate and #sales . The correct execution of one can strengthen, the performance of the other. For example, one of the most critical mindsets of karate… More Sales Zanshin
It never ceases to amaze me, how often sales problems with performance are caused by neglect of fundamentals. It is akin to Lombardi having to remind his team that “This is a football.” Nonetheless, it is true; even the most experienced reps, often have need to revisit the school of basics. … More #Sales Refresher Course
Dear GutsIsTheKey reader. This BEAM is about karate’s positive potential and power to change lives in a healthy way. Karate has been a life long experience for me. I remember, when I had my first karate lesson over 40 years ago; karate was practically an unknown in America. The only successful karate movie… More Karate’s life transforming power
Hello GutsIsTheKey Reader. This Writing is for a select group of you. Those interested in the martial arts and especially the karate sources of power, that can seem to generate “secret” abilities. In some respects, I am one of those hard-core karate guys. I have done it pretty much all of… More Shotokan Karate Principles of Power –
Dear GutsIsTheKey reader, When I started to do my new year’s purposing; my heart wasn’t in it. So, for the first time in 7 years; I did not come out with what I felt was an earth shattering goal statement for the year. I couldn’t exactly explain what I was feeling, even to… More What’s important to me.