20150427 – Monday

MOBILITY – lat/overhead heavy band crank, 2min/side

MINDFULNESS – consider the difference between mastery of a skill and being a master


The mobility work requires a band and is a really effective lat stretch!

The bias of external rotation with the opposite hand really kicks it up a few notches in terms of overall effectiveness. Try this out next time you walk into your gym rather than grabbing that roller 🙂

The mindfulness work is to consider the difference between mastery and being a master.

Two words that are used relatively interchangeably in English, but to me have very different implications.

We might think that one can be a master only when we have achieved the highest levels of mastery. This closes off the idea of being a master to everyone except the top half percent in a field.

If you measure a master not by their level of mastery, but by how many masters they create, then things get interesting. Your level of influence on others is the key factor, not how well you perform yourself.

Sure, you can’t really teach someone how to play the piano if you don’t know how to read music. But you don’t need to play Carnegie Hall to earn the title of Master Pianist.

Consider the last time you confused these two ideas– did you dismiss someone’s teachings because they weren’t at the top of the heap?

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