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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

May 25, 2017

In this episode, we talk about ways to motivate people - specifically martial artists - that don't involve a promotion or other external symbol, like a trophy.

Motivating Martial Artists - Episode 191

On last week's Thursday episode, 189, we talked about martial arts participation awards and how they can be damaging to martial artists, especially children. There was some great conversation on the subject afterward, both on social media and via email. Everyone, regardless of agreeing, found the conversation beneficial.

Today's episode is a follow-up, to dig deeper into motivation in the hopes that listeners walk away with more methods of motivating those around them. While the episode is written primarily for martial arts instructors looking to motivate students, the strategies will apply to nearly any other circumstances.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Identifying what motivates people
  • Praise vs criticism and how much of each to offer
  • Goal setting
  • Loving the journey
  • Rewards