Thursday, 6 April 2017

Show them the big picture first

Speaking to one of my students a while ago after I had taught something to him again, he commented that he must have missed the details the first time around.

He may have if I taught them to him at that point but I explained about a simple concept I got from reading about how Steve Jobs gives a presentation way back in the day "show them the big picture first"

Maybe I just taught the bigger picture to start with, too many details too soon can be a hindrance. If you try to deal with too much information you might miss the actual point.

Consider me giving you a step by step list of 20 details you need to make a triangle work but you were never shown what a triangle was!

To keep things simple, teach the big move first then when they have the gross motor skills you can introduce the fine motor skills.

Jiu Jitsu often feels like you are doing a jigsaw puzzle but you don't know what the finished picture will look like because you don't have the lid off the box, don't make things more complicated than they need to be.

I have taken many other concepts from Steve Jobs to apply into my Jiu Jitsu, if you coach try looking outside your specialist area to see how other people handle things, you'll be surprised how much is transferable.

Stay tuned for the "Power Of 3"