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Conditioning | The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast

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We have been conditioned by systems from the time we ere little until now.? For many of us, The conditioning is no longer working.


Today, I thought I would talk with you about breaking some of the conditioning that you received from the time that you were young until now . That may not be serving you as well as you think it is. As a matter of fact, it is so conditioned that you probably haven't thought about it in years. I will speak for myself and say I remember being a young boy brought to school but my mom and on the 1st day of school, kindergarten, the Bronx, New York, I was brought to my chair but my mom, sat down there and introduced to my teacher and they both looked down and smiled at me because I was little!

As they looked at me, I remember the adoring smiles and my mom telling me that you be back from the layer and to do my teacher said, as time progressed, I grew to understand what the real message was.

"Shut up. Do what you are told. Regurgitate a bunch of stuff. Do we tell you to do… Or else." School extended way past kindergarten obviously and by the time I was in preschool that message had been drilled into me with the extra threat of "or else you will get into a good college."

Then, it progressed while I was in college to, "Shut up. Do what you're told. Regurgitate a bunch of stuff will be tell you to do it. Or else you will get a good job."

Or else, once you get the job, will fire you.

Eventually, for most people in the United States, perhaps in your country as well, the message gets so drilled into us that will be do get fired, we wonder, "what happened? I did the right thing. I did what I was told."

We don't quite think of it in those words but the shock is overwhelming because we followed the system. The system really isn't there to help you. It's a framework for business you have been conditioned from the time you are in kindergarten until now to conform to what your boss tells you to do.

How's that working for you? How do you like that trade for dollars for compliance? If you don't like it, maybe the idea is to break out and do something a little bit different.

I'm not to tell you what that might be; we may talk about some things over the course of the next few months or a few years as I do the show.

I want to encourage you that if anything I've said up until this point resonates for you, if you like to explore some different alternatives, email me at and in the subject line, put the word "Coaching."

Tell me that you listen to the show and that you want to schedule a 1st introductory conversation with me where we can explore the idea of coaching.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for and

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Is This All There Is?

In this personal video, I encourage you to use your life wisely.



This video is real simple one. It’s a reminder. For many adults, I see that, time and again, they stopped experimenting with different things. They are in a rut and they don’t realize it four years.

They get up in the morning, go to work, come home, and a couple of drinks (if you are younger, smoke a joint), you watch TV, you go to sleep, repeat again.

You do that Monday through Friday, maybe Friday night you go out, Saturday you catch up on some errands, Sunday is variable depending upon the number of things… It’s a lot of repetition of the same things without a lot of thought for what you are doing anymore because she’s developed the habit that will cause you to wake up one day and ask yourself, “Is this all there is?”

Is my life all about doing the same repetitive things over and over and over again?

I have done videos before about this. I think one of them is called, “The Box” and “The Box Part 2,” (I know I’ve written articles about this) where I point out that you have been conditioned since the time you were young to behave this way.

After all, from the time you were little, you are brought to school, put it in desk, told to shut up and do what you told or else you wouldn’t get into a good college. Once you got into college you were told to shut up and do what you were told or else you will get a good job. Once you got that good job, you were told to shut up and do what you are told or else you might get fired. And one day you wake up in your fire anyway and start to wonder, “Is this all there is?”

For a lot of you, that is the big question. Is this all there is?

It doesn’t really have to be that way I’m not going to ask you to divorce your wife, husband or get rid of her partner and/or kids. I’m not can ask you to quit your job today.

There is a way of working with a coach to play bigger and get out of that confined space that you are in and get out of that confined space that you live in (the box) and enjoy life more.

If you are interested in me being your coach, I would love to help you. Email me at I would love to work with you. But at the end of the day, the important thing is waking up and realizing that your life is going to and for you at some point. You may not think it’s coming soon, but your remember those voice, you really here this voice reminding you that a lifetime is not a long time. We like to think of ourselves as being immortal, but life has a way of showing us how foolish we are to hold on to that belief about ourselves.

Don’t be foolish. Use your time wisely. Let me coach you or get someone else to coach you but let’s get rolling because, at the end of the day, I want this life to be worthwhile for you.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been coaching people to play their professional and personal games BIG for what seems like 100 years.

For more No BS Coaching Advice & encouragement, visit my website.

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