You can't go 60 before you go 40

March 31, 2014 at 8:12 PMZoomBlog

You can’t put the roof on a house before you lay the foundation.  Just like you can’t drive 60mph until you go 40.

The same holds true for feedback: you can’t open your mouth and expect Phil Jackson to come out if you first haven’t established rapport with your players, and you can’t hope to build rapport unless you yourself are in an awesome state of mind.

Sure, this mechanical approach to feedback might feel cumbersome at first, but didn’t you feel that way when you first tried tying your shoes?  It took time before you could do it without thinking.  Just like anything, becoming great at feedback takes time and practice.  But it all starts with state.

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