Back from Africa. . . .
Great trip! Much thanks to Chico for being a fantastic host as always.
I arrived Sat afternoon and wound up teaching a Coaches class for some of the staff and ATG's there that evening. I think it turned out really well, and I tried out some experimental coaching ides I came up with on the plane which I wrote about in my BLOG.
We will be doing a similar series of exercises at Spring Camp in March.
The next day we wound up with over 75 people on the mat. So an excellent turnout, and good overall mindset group wide. I mixed 'I' method Jits with some inquiry method drills and the result was that I believe it became one of the better seminars I have ever taught.
I did multiple evaluations throughout the trip, and happy to say we have quite a few new blues in Africa (full names to follow later), as well as two new purples, Wiukus and Bobby from Chico's school.
We will put more on this in the 'promotions' section of the website soon.
On Thursday we flew to Capetown. Capetown is beautiful! Awesome beaches, mountains, music, Art, just a really excellent piece of land.
I would also like to thank Steve and Evi for being fantastic hosts. Also thanks to Luca, Dante, Rip, and Suzy. . . .Suzy is a very bright dog who spent a considerable amount of time under my bed.
Evi is a fantastic cook, and I have gained some weight. Great food and wine nightly on the African Coast. . .it's a tough job I have, but I play through.
Just a few days before I arrived a small granny had been eaten by a large white shark on the beach there. She was going for her daily swim, anxd it hit her once, and then came back and took her whole. It spit out only red bathing cap, which was found later.
Too many good times to relate from Capetown some highlights where . . . . . .
Large Boulder Beach, which is stunning.
Swimming in the Ocean with hundreds of penguins.
Petting a Cheetah.
Getting to practice my African accent endlessly.
Cindy Lauper, (ask Rodney about his dance).
Martial Eagles which can kill a cheetah or small lion with one strike.
Amazing skies lit up with thunder and lightning storms, on a warm Summer evening.
I could go on. . . . . .
Africa is a continent everyone should at some point see for themselves. Honestly, if it wasn't for the breathtaking landscape, warm beaches, beautiful animals, endless art galleries, music, sun, food, and friendly people, I could probably live in Capetown myself! : )
I'll post some random pics and highlights later on my Blog.
Have a good thanksgiving!
"Happiness is always in direct proportion to how grateful you are in the moment, which is always NOW."