Coaches love to talk about the value of process, but what exactly is that? Process is often shrouded in vague explanations and misleading concepts. On this week’s GAINcast we dive into process, what it is, what it isn’t, and why it is so crucial to coaching success.
Notes and quotes
- 0:00 – Introduction.
- 3:00 – Process and patience: “Trusting the process is about more than being patient. Patience is great, but if that’s all you have you won’t get better. You need a real process around the patience.”
- 4:45 – Process and planning: “The plan is the starting point, the process is living and how you adapt the plan, make it better, and learn from it.”
- 6:30 – Rethinking the process: “People use the process as an excuse and crutch. A process is dynamic and ongoing. It is living. It is constantly evolving how you do, what you do, when you do it, to who you do it.”
- 8:30 – Building a second brain and processes for creativity and art.
- 10:15 – Translating to sport and examples.
- 16:30 – Learning from Sydney McLaughlin and Bobby Kersee.
- 19:45 – Martin’s thoughts on process.
- 21:30 – Example of process from Bondarchuk.
- 23:15 – Rhythm and tempo and learning from the musical creative processes.
- 25:30 – Final thoughts.
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- Vern recommended the book Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte. He also reference and article in Sports Illustrated about Sydney McLaughlin and her coach Bobby Kersee.