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The Value of Having Someone in Your Corner while you Fight.

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

S... was in her second round. Her opponent was ready with wild swinging punches every time she went in. She traded a few punches, and the fight could have gone either way. Suddenly, she hears her coach shouting-

"Get in land a jab and get out."

She does that, finding she can land a punch and stay safe. Next, she lands a low kick and steps out as her coach asks. Suddenly, the fight becomes easy, and S.... gets a unanimous decision in her favour.

An effective Jab
An effective Jab

S....... was in a similar boat; his opponent wasn't moving well, and he wanted to stand and smash. Sudeshna happily agreed to the brawl, two men swinging punches, and anyone could have got a lucky knockout. He hears the coach shout,

"Stay away",

Hesitatingly steps out and follows the coach's advice to use only kicks from a distance. The fight became easy, and S....... finished his opponent with a TKO.

Trading Punches
Trading Punches

Others chose not to listen to their corner (coach).

When the coach asked them to get in trade punches, they decided to stay at a safe distance.

Time ran out, and they lost the fight.

Having a coach in your corner during a fight can make all the difference between victory and defeat.

A coach can see the contest from an outsider's perspective and provide valuable insights into the opponent's fighting style and your strengths and weaknesses.

By offering suggestions and strategies based on this perspective, a coach can help you make necessary changes during the fight that can turn the tide in your favor. Especially important when you are in the midst of an intense battle and may not be able to see things clearly from within the storm. A coach's guidance and support can keep you focused, calm, and confident, ultimately leading to a higher chance of success in the ring.

Having someone in your corner is as valuable in a fight as in life.

Just as a coach in your corner can make all the difference in a fight, having a coach in life can also be incredibly valuable. Life can be full of challenges and battles, and navigating them all on your own can be difficult. A coach can provide an outsider's perspective and offer support, guidance, and strategies to help you overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.

Having a Coach makes Winning Easier
Having a Coach makes Winning Easier

Having someone who can see things differently and offer valuable insights can be a game-changer in fighting and life. A coach helps us identify our strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan to capitalise on the strengths while addressing and minimising the weaknesses. A coach also helps us stay focused, motivated, and confident, even when challenging.

Whether you're trying to win a fight or overcome a personal challenge, having someone in your corner who believes in you and has the expertise to guide you through can be invaluable. A coach helps us stay on track, make necessary adjustments, and ultimately succeed in whatever battles we face.

Using the services of a coach is not just an investment in oneself but also time.

When we have the proper guidance, we can avoid common mistakes, learn from the experiences of others and reach our goals faster. For instance, if we want to learn a new skill, a coach can help us identify the right resources, tools, and techniques to learn it quickly and efficiently. Similarly, we want to start a business. In that case, a coach can help us understand the market and competition, develop a strategy, and make connections that can save us months or even years of trial and error. By investing in a good coach, we can leverage their experience, knowledge and skills to fast-track our progress and achieve our goals in a shorter time than we could alone.

A lame example of how a coach compresses the time needed to reach a goal is - Wandering in a grocery store for an item vs. asking an expert to reach there directly.

Can you think of other examples where a coach compresses the time needed to reach to a goal? Please do share.

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