One last thought on my way out...
Posted by Barbara on April 28, 2012, 14:10:47, in reply to "Re: SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER...."
What I'm seeing and have seen with you and MaTi is EXACTLY what I had to deal with when I was posting weekly vids of Savannah, and Mark was what I felt RELENTLESS in his criticisms of the training. I was put into a position that I had to defend the training on every point Mark called out, and I had no clue wtf I was talking about yet, but I did the best I could with little help from you because you didn't want to get involved then. I attempted to explain that I was merely the student paying the teacher to impart his wisdom on me, not the student who knew everything, that was supposed to tell the trainer what to do, and I attempted to explain that to him repeatedly. He got me so mad that I wanted to go to PA and choke him at times lol |
What I didn't realize then because I was too emotionally involved and close to the situation, was that Mark was providing a valuable service by calling out the training and introducing alternative POV's. Exactly as MaTi is now. Mark's input wasn't valuable because your training was crap. Quite the contrary. I would attest to the fact that your training was of a quality that provided super quick results. His input was valuable because it got people thinking. A trainer's best tools are a VARIETY of tools, not just blindly adhering to one school or philosophy of thought or another. When you're on a message board, alternative POV's are golden and how people learn and move into the future with better and better training methods, because the people in the trenches showing their stuff have had the courage to show it and the people watching are able to see a variety of methods, complete with alternative POV's, to pull the best out of each for what works for them personally.
I understand how you feel Dom and where you're at. I felt the same way when I was forced to defend the training. If you believe in the training, defend it. Defend it point by point and try not to take it personal. If you don't want to then don't post so many videos. It's hard, I know. I distinctly remember it as if it were yesterday LOL Schools of thought are always evolving, and posting up a training philosophy is going to have detractors positing different theories. It's not personal. It's how people learn and it's the nature of these boards as I saw when I first found them and it was the Gale and Lee wars. If you pay close attention, it's also indicative of where training and attitudes are going in the future.
If you want to see where training is going in the future, just follow Sue's input. She's what I would call the student/trainer of the future. She's invested top $$ learning and employing a variety of methods, to see what's good and what's not, to find a philosophy that coincides with her outlooks, through trial and error, by taking a little bit of everything from anywhere she found it and it worked. Not that she's an absolute authority either, that title can't be bestowed on anyone because it's subjective, but I think she's a good example of where students are going and what they're looking for. As a matter of fact, I would say she's no longer a student, but a teacher in her own right