After seeing the "man-buns", Teslas, "In-and-Out" burger joints and everyone in yoga pants, I knew I was finally back in Santa Monica. It is an adjustment to come home after the time and type of stuff we did in South East Asia for months, but as the bard says: "So what? Life is one big adjustment."
Each day I work to improve my social media presence beyond the "10 minutes of hate" on Twitter that Big Brother deems mandatory. In doing so, I have noticed something. There seems to be an exponentially growing number of "Coaches" out there.
There are "Fitness Coaches", "Social Media Coaches", "Spiritual Coaches", "Time Coaches", "Financial Coaches", "Public Speaking Coaches," and well, the list seems to go on and on.
I am all for people doing whatever makes them feel better and if that means having 5 different coaches - have at it. It just seems, to this observer, that, in life, the ratio of players to coaches (at least relative to a traditional team) has begun to invert.
It reminds me of something Siddhartha said in the Eponymous book: “When someone seeks," said Siddhartha, "then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal."
Just an observation from an over the hill athlete trying to reinvent himself.
But maybe it is time we played the game of life with less coaching?