It’s time to unite humanity.
The Secret Black Belt System For Champion Leaders
Elliott’s first book, a co-authorship with sales black belt Daniel Moskowitz uses a Jiu-Jitsu competition as an analogy for a sales engagement. Based on the Jiu-Jitsu Success Formula, a four-part system for
- Preparing For,
- Winning, and
- Learning From
any challenge, Sales Jiu-Jitsu applies that formula to a sales engagement. Rather than seeing the prospect or client as an “opponent” old-school sales philosophies might, Sales Jiu-Jitsu is based on a philosophy of sales-as-service. It teaches how to overcome the forces that get in the way of being able to help clients with our products or services.
Sales Jiu-Jitsu is available on Amazon and the ebook hit international best-seller in a number of categories. Elliott and Daniel have been invited to speak on a number of stages for large organizations looking to improve the efforts of their sales teams, as well as multiple high-profile podcasts.
Visit www.SalesJiuJitsuBook.com to learn more or to get a free course
What BJJ Can Teach Us About The Difference Between
Bitcoin and Ethereum
Although I am working on a platform, Global Unity, that happens to integrate blockchain and a cryptocurrency into its design, I’m a total novice when it comes to the space, so take everything I say with a grain (pound?) of salt. Most of my time over the last few decades has been dedicated to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I’m a second degree black belt, and have been studying, teaching, coaching, and competing for the last twenty five years, and own one of Toronto’s longest running and most highly decorated Jiu-Jitsu academies, OpenMat MMA.
Over the past year, I’ve been trying to understand both blockchains and cryptocurrencies, slowly learning more, dipping my toe in while working on Global Unity. I feel like a few things are starting to make sense, particularly in having a clearer understanding of the difference between the two biggest cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the communities surrounding them. They say the best way to learn is to teach, so here we are.
Based on what I’ve learned, I feel there are some concepts from Eastern philosophy and martial arts that can help us understand what is […]
I had one of the most wonderful weekends in recent memory. RadicalXChange, a growing movement/community introducing and testing innovations around everything from economy and currency to voting and democracy to ownership and governance to art and storytelling.
The opening talk was by the digital minister of Taiwan, Audrey Tang who shared the mind-blowing, heartwarming, imagination-sparking successes the people and government of Taiwan are having in working together. The government is leveraging technology to really let people’s voices be heard and taking immediate action to keep people safe and informed – while using humour. It’s a shining example not only of what’s possible with today’s technology, but of what’s possible when a government adopts the spirit of a parent or a nurturer, nourishing, rearing and truly caring for its people. I encourage you to watch her session here.
What a way to start! The event had panels, talks and interviews running 24 hours/day on multiple channels, each of them featuring someone on the cutting edge of thought and progress in their field. Everyone had some deeply thought out insight, perspective or action and all felt present open-hearted and openminded, offering something impactful. The founder, Glen Weyl wrote Radical Markets introducing, highlighting and combining innovative new mechanisms […]
What a pleasure it was to join Team Canada this weekend as assistant coach while they competed in the JJIF world championships in Malmo, Sweden. Two of my students earned their spot on the team, including some of the best competitive Jiu-Jitsu athletes in Canada:
Estefan Joseph of Lin Martial Arts in Markham
Alison Tremblay and Jessica McNeill of Alpha MMA near Ottawa
Janine Mutton and Kevin Wheeler of Action Reaction in North York, Toronto.
Ashten Sawitzky of Primal MMA in Toronto
Vicky Hoang, Nathan Dos Santos, Shakeel Sammady and Michael Sheehan of Toronto BJJ
Stevie Yap of World Champion Martial Arts in Peterborough
Carl Fagnant of Gyme Le Locale in East Montreal
Andrew Buckley of Cavalo BJJ Canada in Keswick
And my students Denis Beenen and Rodrigo Goncales of OpenMat MMA in Toronto.
It was a world-class event on many levels. It had a feel akin to the of professionalism of World Class/olympic judo tournaments.
There were teams from Abu Dhabi, Sweden, Brazil, France, Belguim, Kazakstan Jordan, Israel, Thailand, Korea, Poland, Russia, Montenegro, Spain, Italy, Greece, Moldova, Slovenia, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Colombia, Denmark, Mexico and Bahrain. It was every nation’s best vs Canada’s.
Team Canada shined.
While we know we have good talent locally, there’s something special about seeing the world’s talent […]
Jiu-jitsu is unimaginably empowering. You learn techniques that allow you to completely dominate a larger person or easily escape what looks like a desperate position.
As you gain confidence in a technique you may be tempted to “insist.” Go to use it, it doesn’t work, you try to force it. This is a waste of energy.
Jiu-jitsu teaches that when one door closes, another opens. As your opponent stops your first technique, they inevitably leave an opening for another. Rather than insist on forcing something that isn’t working, adapt. Be willing to change directions.
Passionate about providing a place where women could access the incredible empowerment jiu-jitsu offers, I had my heart set on having a massively successful women’s jiu-jitsu school nearly 15 years ago. Even today with the growing popularity of mixed martial arts, that would be tough. Being willing to change plans and offer co-ed classes was what enabled me to not only survive, but thrive.
Have you ever tried to force a strategy after the circumstances for which it was designed had changed? Are you doing this now? What other ways or opportunities have you not considered? How can you adapt to best take advantage of your current situation?