Be a Great Life Coach
Coaches, make sure you are welcoming and friendly and don’t stand around waiting for new clients to come introduce themselves to you, but take the time to go over and introduce yourself to them first. We gotta make people feel comfortable and welcome when they come into the program. Make sure you are being a coach, and not seeing something with a students technique but choosing to ignore saying something. Take the time out of whatever you are doing, and help those others who are new or somewhat new to the program to learn how to lift weights and live the WAR lifestyle.
I’ll say it again, I want to build a culture of coaches in the WAR gym experience, and if you are one who has been doing WAR for some time now and has a good understanding of what we are doing in the gym and outside of the gym, then you are becoming a coach. The only way you get good at coaching is by coaching. Take time out to go and talk to somebody, especially if you are one who has shared intensely in the battle, for you cannot be afraid to have such conversations. You, first, have to open yourself up, so that they will feel comfortable opening up, which then a mentorship and friendship can start to develop. How beautiful.
Be a Coach. We should all hope to become coaches, not only in WAR, but in life as well. Isn’t the mother and father a coach to their children and family? Coaches are confident people, who read a lot, and are knowledgeable: so that when the time comes for them to speak and coach, they are now ready.
Be a coach who reads and isn’t afraid to admit when they are wrong. A coach who is prideful and unwilling to change is not a good coach. The times keep move forward, and each day new innovative people and coaches are learning to be more and more efficient in how they teach. We, as coaches, should be willing to learn more and not get stuck in the past. We gotta be humble, meek, and submissive, but firm as well so that we do not get walked over and used. The addict, as we all know, is great at being manipulative; so we must be aware, and prepared to be a coach for them by not telling them everything that they want to hear since that is not what a coach who cares would do.
The coach who goes through motions and is afraid of confrontation will not be affective in leading people to change. Make it happen….