This is an older episode of The Muay Thai Guys podcast coming at you right now, but it feels like it fits. The world’s chaotic right now, so it’s difficult for anyone to train like they want to, BUT you can still work on your Muay Thai skills and continue to get better and better.
Everyone talks about working smart. Well, right now we have to do that. It’s time to build even more knowledge than ever so we can get back to training knowing so much more.
With that being said, one of the best ways to improve your knowledge of the sport of Muay Thai and in combat sports in general is to learn from other people. It’s tougher in Muay Thai where there’s a language barrier since the majority of the best Muay Thai fighters in the world only speak Thai, but there are still lots of amazing resources out there from amazing fighters.
I think one of the most important tools in learning from other people is knowing how to ask good questions.
One of the most influential books on my life is Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek. Tim is a big believer in using questions as a tool to dig for knowledge by thinking about something in a new way. For example, one of his questions is: “what if I did the opposite of whatever people in whatever field do for 48 hours?”
Early in his career, he worked as a salesman for a tech company. He noticed that calling people during 9 AM to 5 PM just wasn’t working, so he decided just for two days, he would only call from 7 AM to 8:30 AM and 6 PM to 7:30 PM. And it paid off. He outsold their biggest competitors just by himself. That’s what good questions can do for you.
Speaking of questions… Let’s get to yours!
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