Watch the following video…seriously watch it…then think about what you see?
What did you see?
I saw many things that resonated with me and who I am as a coach and as an athlete. I watched this video and I saw the following things that honestly best describe who I am and why I do things the way that I do them. Here is my breakdown of this video:
Obviously you do not come up with this sort of routine without some sort of passion for what you do. That is the given here. This is the easy thing to see. This man has talent and he is passionate about what he is doing. He is taking his talents and doing something with them. I am passionate about coaching. I love working with people no matter what their skill level is. I have passion about what my methods and the training I offer can do.
Dedication to His Craft
This man definitely has dedicated himself to this. You do not come up with this routine without putting in some work. Shifting the buckets, moving around to make it what he wants it to be. He is dedicated to his craft. This might be easy to him, but to me, it is something that he has spent time developing to help him get somewhere…one dollar in the jar at a time.
Working With What He Has
This is not a fancy drum kit setup. It is buckets and drum sticks. As an athlete we have to work with what we have access to and make the best of it. As a coach, I work with what I have in any given moment. I am not concerned with developing a program that requires equipment you do not have (or I do not have). What is the point in that? Work with what you have and if you cannot do that, then learn how to. You can do amazing things without the latest and greatest gear! That only thing you need is the heart to work hard.
Confidence and Just a Little Bit Of Attitude
You don’t do this without knowing that you can pull it off. You don’t set this up and start playing unless you know that you are going to be able to put in a little of that “wow” factor. You don’t set this up and start playing without having just a little bit of swagger. You just don’t. You know that you can be a little cocky with this because you have put in the time and the work and know that many in the crowd simply cannot pull it off. You have to have a little of that as a successful athlete and as a coach. You have to know that you can do things others can’t and that your training methods get the results that are wanted. If you do not have confidence in what you are doing…walk away! If you do not have a little of that swagger, then you are in the wrong field.
It takes guts to do what he does. That combined with that attitude just makes for a good combination. I watched this and the thing that kept running through my head was this guy is going to do what he is going to do and no one is going to change that. He is just there to put on his show and do it his way. He might make a few bucks, he might not, but he is there. He picked up the drum sticks and is playing. And that is what you have to do as an athlete and as a coach. I use my methods to get you where you want to go. I generally don’t alter them all that much and I don’t let someone else dictate the path we are on to your success. I do not jump onto the latest fad…I stick with what I know works. I have the courage to call you out when you need it and the courage to make you rest when you need that too. I am not afraid to risk losing you as a client if I push you hard or dial it back. Why? Because I have confidence in my methods and what I have witnessed over all my years doing this.