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The Paper Tigers * Engaging! Impeccable Stunts, Feisty Characters, Attention Grabbing Plot Twists

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The Paper Tigers * Engaging! Impeccable Stunts, Feisty Characters, Attention Grabbing Plot Twists

As teenagers, Kung Fu disciples Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) were inseparable. Fast forward 25 years, and each has grown into a washed-up middle-aged man seemingly one kick away from pulling a hamstring—and not at all preoccupied with thoughts of martial arts or childhood best friends. But when their old master is murdered, the trio reunites, soon learning that avenging their sifu will require conquering old grudges (and a dangerous hit man still armed with ample knee cartilage) if they are to honorably defend his legacy. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Maica N. comments, “The Paper Tigers is such an engaging film with impeccable stunts, feisty characters and plot twists that grab your attention. You’ll feel like you’ve just witnessed these events happening in real life.” See her full review and interview link below.

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Maica N., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 13

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The Paper Tigers is such an engaging film with impeccable stunts, feisty characters and plot twists that grab your attention. You’ll feel like you’ve just witnessed these events happening in real life.

The Paper Tigers is about three childhood friends named Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) who, as adults, reunite after their sifu (teacher) dies. As kids, they shared the love of Kung Fu, but after all these years they have moved on to not such bigger or better things. When they hear speculation from an old enemy that their sifu was actually murdered, they try to find the culprit to avenge him.

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The Paper Tigers is a movie centered on the martial art of Kung Fu, which means the stunts need to be executed just right for the action scenes to be believable. I found the stunts top notch; the stunt coordinators made the characters look like they are actually fighting. In fact, the entire crew working on this movie clearly put a lot of effort into making it realistic. In the film, Danny, Hing and Jim run into their old nemesis, Carter, and end up making a bet and getting into a brawl to get information about sifu. The guys are not in the best shape and haven’t fought a match in years so naturally, they have a tough time defending themselves. When they get hit, you can see blood coming from their faces, which looks scarily real. Kudos to the make-up team for creating such realism. Something else that makes The Paper Tigers unique is its comedic relief. Although the film has a very serious plot and the majority of the scenes are full of tension, the screenwriters added scenes where you can laugh, despite the violence. One of my favorite moments is when the three young disciple impersonators come to sifu’s funeral acting foolish. Being embarrassed, Hing says, “Let’s take these K-Pop rejects.” This sense of humor definitely makes Hing a more likeable character and lightens the mood.

The message of The Paper Tigers is that when you give someone your word, you need to honor it. Even though Danny, Hing and Jim left their master and got separated from each other, when it came down to it, they kept their promise. They gathered the courage to get justice for sifu and be true disciples. Parents should be aware that this film has some adult language and some martial arts violence.

I give The Paper Tigers 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 14 to18 plus adults. Anyone that loves Kung Fu and action will enjoy this film. The Paper Tigers is available in theatres and on digital now, and on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 22, 2021. Make sure you check it out!

The Business Interpretation of Performance: ENGAGEMENT – “The MAGIC of the Martial Arts of Business Series

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The Business Interpretation of Performance: ENGAGEMENT – “The MAGIC of the Martial Arts of Business Series

In this path of understanding how to apply Martial Arts principles into our business leaves, we need to know what engagement is and how to bring it into our companies and team members.

Engagement can take many forms and as we advance in our deepest knowledge of what we do, we have to learn how to focus, how to make it happen, how to create an engagement environment and above all, how to inspire creativity from our people.

This is the third part of what Winston Price and I have called ‘the Martial Arts of Business Series’. From the concept of intent to mind-shift we now come to learning how to be and become engaged. In other words, we will learn how to create an engaged organization.

It is very important to anticipate and understand the market place and our businesses; as a result, we need to change our attitude, our vision and our Mind. Thus engaging better we can change our mindset and improve our performance.

As we know, Martial Arts are systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

Business and Entrepreneurship, on the other side, are a combination of creative activities that bring out innovation, competition and practices that generate the new ideas and concepts that bring us the best products and services into the market place. Combining them will require discipline, persistence, skills and a creative artist view.

And we will be doing all of this focusing on performance, empowerment, motivation and a defining mindset in order to create a stronger level of ENGAGEMENT in our organizations.

Develop the “The MAGIC of the Martial Arts of Business Series”.

Performing at Your Best: Mindset Evolution:
When we talk about Business or entrepreneurial success, we might not be really sure what it is or how to define it; and this will prove to be critical. You need to know where you are today and where you are going; then, figure out your plan to get there.

Whether you have been in business for years or you are a start-up, things look harder and more difficult than what you originally thought, take more time and might have a bigger cost than planned. Your three main resources: time, team and money will be tested over and over again. What you need to do here is to understand what makes you apart, what is important for you and your company and how can you start redirecting some of the approaches and ideas you have been using in the past.

This actually is the number one critical issue for all people and companies that do need to change: adapt and be flexible. This implies realizing the need to adapt to the changing business environments, looking at the trends in the market and your industry, while improving some of the important areas (if not all) in your company.

When you do it, something starts to happen and suddenly there is a better flow of energy, new ideas start to flourish, a more dynamic team takes action, goals are reached and visions are aligned. In all, you, your staff, team members and your company start talking about success and what it would mean to be successful (and yes we know we all measure Success in a different way).

There are many definitions on business success and in this program we will be discussing some ideas that will allow you to understand some of the Key Elements to Entrepreneurial Success.

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ENGAGEMENT: The MAGIC of the Martial Art of Business Series Part #3

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ENGAGEMENT: The MAGIC of the Martial Art of Business Series Part #3

ENGAGEMENT: The MAGIC of the Martial Art of Business Series Part #3

We already know that creating an excellent team requires dedication, training, commitment and a shared vision. We also need to engage our team members and align them with what we, as managers or business owners, want to achieve in our companies. We need to learn how to engage our employees so they become team members; how we change their mindset so they work on improving on a continuous basis and how to include a new level of thinking and creativity into what they do. At the end, we have an engaged team that delivers better products and services. This is what we all need to achieve. As we know, Martial Arts are systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development. Business and Entrepreneurship, on the other side, are a combination of creative activities that bring out innovation, competition and practices that generate the new ideas and concepts that bring us the best products and services into the market place. Combining them will require discipline, persistence, skills and a creative artist view. And we will be doing all of this focusing on performance, empowerment, motivation and a defining mindset in order to create a strong MIND-SHIFT. Join Winston Price and Luis Vicente Garcia in this second part of the “The MAGIC of Martial Arts of Business Series”, as we explore how ENGAGEMENT will be a crucial part of your growth and success and we will guide you to create Magic in your company and develop “The MAGIC of the Martial Arts of Business Series”. About Winston Price: Winston Price, Senior Executive Producer, has over 20 years of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 25 years of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang. As a senior executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the complete business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show. Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast. Broading their engagement. [Connect with Winston on LinkedIn HERE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/winstonprice] Connect with host Luis Vicente Garcia on: www.luisvicentegarcia.com www.coachluisgarcia.com www.coachluisvgarcia.com http://entrepreneurperformance.blogspot.com http://motivandoelfuturo.blogspot.com

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The Business Interpretation of Performance: MIND-SHIFT – “The MAGIC of the Martial Arts of Business Series By Luis Vicente Garcia

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The Business Interpretation of Performance: MIND-SHIFT – “The MAGIC of the Martial Arts of Business Series By Luis Vicente Garcia

As we continue to understand how to unite the Martial Arts principles with Business and Enterprises, I take on the second part of the Martial Arts of Business Series and start talking about MIND-SHIFT in our organizations.

 

It is very important to anticipate and understand the market place and be a Change Factor. How? By changing your attitude, your vision and your Mind. As a result you change your mindset. When we continue to learn and then implement the knowledge we have accumulated and the abilities we have developed, we need to understand that how we do one thing is how we will do everything we do. At the end, it is all about performance. Understanding how your mind works you can start focusing on developing yourself, your life, your work and future. Learn how to focus, how to generate a strong mindset by creating a mind-shift that will allow you to improve and start seeing what really happens to you from now on and get ready to develop your Mind.

 

In this second part of the “The MAGIC of Martial Arts of Business” we learn about  Business and Entrepreneurship. These are a combination of creative activities that bring out innovation, competition and practices that generate the new ideas and concepts that bring us the best products and services into the market place. Combining them will require discipline, persistence, skills and a creative artist view.

And we will be doing all of this focusing on performance, empowerment, motivation and a defining mindset in order to create a strong MIND-SHIFT. Join us as we teach you how to create a Mind-Shift that will allow you to create Magic in your companies and develop “The MAGIC of the Martial Arts of Business Series”.

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MIND-SHIFT: The MAGIC of the Martial Art of Business Series Part #2 by Luis Vicente Garcia

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MIND-SHIFT: The MAGIC of the Martial Art of Business Series Part #2 by Luis Vicente Garcia

How do you develop a powerful Mind-shift process? In this second part of the Martial Arts of Business Series Winston Price and I explore your Mindset. How does it work? How does it function? How do you create a progressive yet powerful Mind-shift?

Understanding how your mind works you can start focusing on developing yourself, your life, your work and future. Your mind is your most powerful tool but we seldom use it to our fullest potential. In this show we will teach you how to focus, how to generate a strong mindset by creating a mind-shift that will allow you to improve and start seeing what really happens to you from now on and will give you some tools and exercises that will help you achieve a greater lever in your mind and create a mind-shift evolution. This is why for us it is extremely important you start developing your Mind.

Join Winston Price and Luis Vicente Garcia in this second part of the “The MAGIC of Martial Arts of Business”.

As we know, Martial Arts are systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

Business and Entrepreneurship, on the other side, are a combination of creative activities that bring out innovation, competition and practices that generate the new ideas and concepts that bring us the best products and services into the market place. Combining them will require discipline, persistence, skills and a creative artist view.

And we will be doing all of this focusing on performance, empowerment, motivation and a defining mindset in order to create a strong MIND-SHIFT. Join us as we teach you how to create a Mind-Shift that will allow you to create Magic in your companies and develop “The MAGIC of the Martial Arts of Business Series”.

Luis Vicente Garcia and Winston Price

Guest Bio: Winston Price

Winston Price, Senior Executive Producer, has over 20 years of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington.

Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 25 years of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang.

As a senior executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the complete business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show.

Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network.

By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.

Connect with Winston on LinkedIn HERE

The MAGIC of the Martial Art of Business Series by Luis Vicente Garcia

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The MAGIC of the Martial Arts of Business Series!

How do you combine the key areas and principles of Martial Arts and Success and bring them together? In other words, how do you create MAGIC in your company? This is what Winston Price and Luis Vicente Garcia will be developing for you as we create “The MAGIC of Martial Arts of Business”.

As we know, Martial Arts are systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

Business and Entrepreneurship, on the other side, are a combination of creative activities that bring out innovation, competition and practices that generate the new ideas and concepts that bring us the best products and services into the market place. Combining them will require discipline, persistence, skills and a creative artist view.

And we will be doing all of this focusing on performance, empowerment, motivation and a defining mindset. Join us as we start putting together the purpose, skills and abilities that will allow you to create Magic in your companies and develop “The MAGIC of the Martial Arts of Business Series”.

Winston Price and Luis Vicente Garcia at VoiceAmerica Network
About Winston Price

Winston Price, Senior Executive Producer, has over 20 years of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington.

Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 25 years of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang.

As a senior executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the complete business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show.

Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network.

By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.

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The Martial Art of Business by Luis Vicente Garcia

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The Martial Art of Business by Luis Vicente Garcia

Business is an art that requires discipline, persistence and skills. One of the main ideas we need to learn is that we need to increase our performance and motivation in order to achieve peak performance.

Martial Arts are systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical health and fitness, entertainment, as well as mental, physical, and spiritual development.

What could you obtain when you combine the principles and concepts of Martial Arts with the idea of improving your business and creating an environment to promote peak performance?

You get “The Martial Arts of Business”

In this incredible show I interviewed Winston Price, who is a master martial artist and personal trainer but also Senior Executive Producer on the VoiceAmerica Network. As such Winston is the executive producer and co-creator of my own radio show ‘Performing at Your Best: Mindset Evolution with Luis Vicente Garcia‘.

Winston brings together the intense discipline he has learned through the Martial Arts with the skills he has learned in business and marketing where he inspires, motivates and helps maximize the opportunities of the people he trains and coaches.

Join us in the inspiring and idea generating interview and learn how to apply the concepts of Martial Arts into your Businesses!

Winston Price and Luis Vicente Garcia at VoiceAmerica Network
On Winston Price:

Winston Price, Senior Executive Producer, has over 20 years of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. [Connect with Winston on LinkedIn HERE]

Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 25 years of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang.

As a senior executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the complete business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show.

Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network.

By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.

Tai Chi Wednesday With Winston Price

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Making Your Life Easier on Yourself: Positive Framing

Sometimes the only thing needed to remove stress is a change of perspective.  Many times great mental and emotional stress is placed on a situation because of the mindset of the parties involved.  In my training of students in Tai Chi Chuan, I have come to find the lesson of “What is Winning?” as one of the hardest for people to grasp.  When training students there seems to be a grand necessity to win; however, when I ask my students what it means to them to win and I then ask them to match-up the ideas of winning they have with the ideals I have told them are held in the practice and study of Tai Chi Chuan, the students have a great inability to soundly match their ideas with the ideals that are being taught to them.  In that instant, the instant they realize that there is a major discrepancy of realities, I have come to find that students either end up leaving class shortly their after or they redirect their energies to better understanding what it actually means to win in the context of the Tai Chi Chuan.  Normally this paradigm shift happens in two situations: during practice of the solo- form and during practice with a partner or partners.

While training the solo-form some novice students get bored with repeating patterned sequences.  While training, many novices become progressively less attentive to the form of each posture and the transitions in the progression, and in many other cases they simply stop doing the exercise all together and they either start to do something else or do nothing at all.  I approach each situation differently depending on the student; however, the message is always the same: “You seem bored”.  I ask them to not think of the process as doing work to get to the next point.  I ask them to focus directly on what it is they are doing without worry or stress over what it is they do not know and/or have not been presented.   I tell the students once they are completely comfortable with what they are currently doing they open up the opportunity to progress to the next point without strain or stress.  I point out they never get comfortable with where they are because they are so strenuously focusing on the next point that it causes unnecessary mental and emotional stress.  Worrying over the unknown ruins the progress of the known and the present.  So even if they can do the postures shown, their unease, their worry and stress over the unknown, causes negative effects on their current situation and closes any opportunity for efficient progress.  If they change the way they perceive their current situation; if they focus directly on the positive growth that can be gained from where they are and what they are currently attempting to accomplish, they will naturally progress to the next level with ease and not stress.

To the point of working with people doing partner work, and seeing students having negative issues with their progressions, I have noticed many points as an instructor where I see the opportunity to help students gain a better understanding of changing their outlook to evoke positive growth.  When monitoring partner work, one way I have come to find, with those that allow me the opportunity to engage them, for a change in perspective is when I see someone who comes to the state function of a drill shown; however, their actions are completely inefficient.  What I have gleaned is that many students inefficiently force an issue to get to the state function of a drill given. What has a tendency to happen in these situations is one of the participants, or multiple participants, begins a battle to struggle overly muscularly to gain advantages of position.  This is never the point of any of the partner drills in Tai Chi Chuan. What I have come to find through instructing is that participant(s) get more involved in the idea of competing to win as oppose to studying and practicing to gain proper skill.  What happens is the will to defeat and compete overrides the nature of the teachings Tai Chi Chuan provides, of which include minimal effort to produce the maximum product to a total positive gain throughout all point of a situation.  The participants that decide to progress a negative framework as their base to produce the state function frame the encounter as a battle with a definite winner and loser.  This mindset has the tendency to breed inefficient skill and inefficient technique with high occurrence.   Giving tactile examples in these circumstances to the participants who are struggling through the drill progressions is one of the most efficient ways I have come to find to start the change of their paradigm.  I allow each participant to do what they did during the drill; however, I allow them to do it with me so they can feel the difference, so they can feel the different types of energies put forth to reach the desired state function.  I tell the participants that I do not frame the encounter as a battle; I do not see the situation as something I have to conquer.  I do not believe that there is a point of winning or a point of losing.  Everything that is done is a point from which I can efficiently study and properly learn.  So in essence I am always gaining.

Having the mindset of not caring of winning or losing throughout my training, not focusing on defeating someone as a point of victory versus shame, opens the opportunity for me to gain the skill of gaining advantages without the product of stress or strain.  Freeing myself from the confines of portraying those around me as combatants, as negative beings, allows me the opportunity to see and focus on multiple and more efficient ways of dealing with situations.

To me life should never be about winning or losing.  When properly done, living should always produce positive gains.  To me life is about taking every opportunity and framing it as such that there is never a stress or a strain on my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self; so that no matter what I do I allow for the positive and natural occurrence of the opportunity of prospering efficiently to always produce itself and always to take efficient advantage when efficient opportunities present themselves.  In my training, study and instructing of the Tai Chi Chuan, I have come to find that removing the need to defeat to win, removing the worry and stress of the unknown, and replacing it with the positive mindset of efficiently taking advantage of situations leads to one having greater opportunities for positive natures and opportunities to occur.  It is up to us to always take efficient advantage of positive natures and opportunities. It is up to us to remove ourselves from our habits that affect us negatively.   It is up to us to place ourselves in positive frameworks we produce so that we are able to take efficient advantages of conditions when they present themselves.

For more information Winston’s his martial arts academy please visit Internal Magnification.  

Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang. As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show. Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.

 

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Don’t Be Mad If You Don’t Score: Running the Bases the Wrong Way.

When it happens to a 3-year-old at their first T-Ball game it is positively amusing.  Everyone knows that the child believes they are doing everything they are supposed to do: swing the bat, hit the ball, run around the bases, get a hug, and drink a juice box.  The best is when you see it in their eyes when they are running; they are so happy. Hopefully mom, dad, coaches and spectators are gleefully laughing while the base coach is yelling, “No! No! You’re going the wrong way!”  The sad part hits when the child gets to home base and they have no idea why their score did not count.  This is where the life lesson hopefully begins for the child.  This is where they are introduced to the idea that it is not just following the rules they understand, life is about following the rules properly if you want to score in the game being played.  There is another account that happens to us in our later years.  It is when we make ourselves overly busy; however, when we get to what we believe should be the end where we score, the product produced is not what we wanted because is not acceptable for the reward desired; even though we believed we followed the rules. 

When practicing, studying and teaching Tai Chi Chuan, I see this over and over.  Points I have to consistently make are:  when you spend your energy make sure it is worth it, and put your time and energy into things that will get you to where you want to be by following the way that will give you the reward you desire.  To know this and to do this, one must be aware of what they truly desire.  Do they want to learn what is being taught or are they doing what they are doing for some other reason?  In sum, what it really comes down to is a person’s focus.  What is it they really want?   What is it that they really value in life?

Our actions are the clearest evidence of what we value most in life.  Some people just want to get on base and do not focus on the proper way to get there, all they want is to say that they did it and get credit for it.  Their focus isn’t getting the goal; their focus is on getting the praise for the goal.  Getting the hug and drinking the juice box is all they really see; and in fullness it shows that they have no true regard for the rules, solely the praise.  They are willing to sacrifice the system and ultimately the objective because to them the objective in place is of no consequence.  They are willing to dismiss everything for their own selfishness and greed.   This comes through frequently when training and teaching people Tui Shou (Pushing Hands).  What people have a tendency to focus on is off-balancing and pushing their partner out of their center.  People have a tendency to negate the understandings of the teachings of how the displacement should happen and what they focus on is the state function of their partner being thrown.  The arrogance and greed of being the “winner” supersedes the objective of becoming efficient in movement.  In the stead of learning what is taught and understanding the development of the particular skill-set of using one’s body to its most efficient nature, what happens is the practitioner disregards the teachings, the rules, and winds up doing exorbitant work for a loss.

When doing something make sure that you are performing properly so that you are not wasting your time and energy.  Understand that when there is a product to be produced, and there are procedures in place to produce the product, that your greed, arrogance and want for notoriety does not replace your desire to properly generate the product.  When you are working within a system make sure you are working the parameters properly, make sure that when you sacrifice your time and energy that you are doing so for the compete betterment of yourself and for the environment of which you are a part.  When you are willing to make great sacrifices for one thing make your sacrifices count for the improvement of all things in your life. 

For more information Winston’s his martial arts academy please visit Internal Magnification.  

Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang. As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show. Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.  

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Truest and Dumbest Statement Ever: We All Have the Same 24 Hours in a Day

If you don’t know, there is a saying, “We all have the same 24 hours in a day”.  This statement is absolutely true, to a point.  Some people have access to more of the 24 hours than others.  Depending on a person’s station, capability and access to certain resources the 24 hours of peoples’ days are different.  So yes we all have 24 hours to work with each day.  Most people of Earth spend all of their lives on the planet; and unless you believe certain myths that are out there, time has never stopped for anyone.  When making statements to people make sure that you are putting yourself in their shoes.  One thing that can happen when you are stating certain things is that, even though you believe you are coming from the most urbane of places, and you say a statement with no negative intent; sometimes it is what you say that is extremely offensive, because what you say is noted as what you believe, and even though you think you understand something, someone, or a situation, what you say can prove completely different. 

When you tell someone something make sure you are truly noting who they are.  Do your best to look at their station, their capability and their access to resources.  I move you to read Kenneth Burke’s Grammar of Motives. Kenneth Burke established an acute method termed Dramatism. The base of Dramatism is the notion of motive: the causes why people do the things they do. Burke believed that all of life was drama and we may discover the motives of people by looking for their particular type of stimulus in action and discourse. Burke generated a “Pentad,” which are five questions to ask of any discourse to begin rooting out the motive: Act, Scene, Agent, Agency and Purpose. The Act is the actual action or inaction.  The Scene is the environment, both literal and figurative, of which the action or inaction took place.  The Agent is the person or persons doing the action, or inaction.  The Agency is how the agent acts, or does not act, and by what means they do so.  The Purpose is why the agent acts.  Now here is where things get tricky for some.  Instead of ignorantly answering the questions of what is the (add part of pentad here), actually ask the person or persons involved and believe them when they answer.  It is okay to note their answer; if something they say or do contradicts what they formerly stated, make sure to let them know of this discrepancy.  Call them out on it, as it were.  In doing so, you will be better able to understand a situation and know surely if anything of relevant note needs attention.

So, make sure to note a person.  Secure an accurate understanding of their station.  A person’s station consists of their age, their educational state (i.e. schooling years, working years, and field experiences), their socioeconomic standing and their system of moral values.  Understand of what they are actually capable.  Take into high regard their actual mental and physical dimensions, and their emotional and spiritual understanding of their Self.  Make sure to realize that not all people have equal access to resources and adjust your framework accordingly.   Some people may physically be closer or further away from a resource.  Some may not have knowledge of resources.   Also, others may not understand that there is even a necessity for/of a particular resource.

It is unreasonable to assert that just because one person can do something then others are equally as able to do so, and so, they should thereby go with the standard noted.  Solely because a standard is efficient for one does not necessitate the particular efficiency for all others.  It is unreasonable to assert that just because one person knows something then others should have this knowledge as well and believe as deeply as the one that holds said knowledge.  It is unreasonable to assert that just because you feel or believe something then others should feel and believe as you do.   It is unreasonable to assert that just because you act or measure reality a certain way then others should act that way as well. 

We all have the same 24 in a day, and we all have opportunities to do and not do things; we all make our own choices, hopefully.  It is unreasonable to believe that someone notably different from you should do everything the way you do and be the way you are.  Actually learn about someone, their systems and way of thinking before you categorize things in your reality around them.  When making statements there are times we inadvertently negatively judge others.  Don’t only watch how you say something; note what it is you are actually saying.

 

For more information Winston’s his martial arts academy please visit Internal Magnification.  

Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang. As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show. Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.  

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