Bill Babin Motivational Speaker

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What would you do if I told you I could make your child confident and strong enough … To face down a bully threatening her life To capture audio evidence of the threat on the second attack To tell the entire story to police and school officials with such clarity as to impress everyone. And […]

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2012 is moving along fast!   We’ve come to that time of the year when we have to re-visit our goals.   I could review the “how-to’s” on goal-setting, but that’s way too easy.    Instead, let”s look at the “science and art” of martial arts to find ways to help us blast through barriers that block us from […]

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Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs  This month’s word is “integrity”. December is a great month to share what it really means.  I would suggest for you to share it during holiday dinners and […]

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Two straight years of focused effort has produced an 11-year-old black belt and two first places and one third place in our recent ATA Regional Tournament.  That’s a summary of Nick Lucchese’s life as a student of Taekwondo.   Like many other nine-year-olds, Nick did not have an interest in other “traditional” sports, like football or […]

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DEAL WITH THE ELEPHANT or IGNORE IT?  (part 4)   IGNORE THE ELEPHANT — LOSE CREDIBILITY There’s this thing called “credibility,” and it means simply, “believable.”       The word comes from the Latin, “credo,” which means, “I believe.”   And I fear that all too few instructors realize that the value of their program is directly proportional […]

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Recently, a middle-aged man (and father of two) confessed to me, “Here is something that really surprised me about being in your program.  Until I started, I didn’t realize how much fear I actually had lurking in the back of my mind.  You know, little things.  Stuff like: “What would I do if I were […]

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“Number three front kick and reverse punch.  Just watch Madison our JTI leader.  See….step together….kick……land….reach…..punch.   You always kick with the front leg.   OK, let’s all do it now, by the count.”  And so you begin leading twelve basic students, mostly white belts ages 7-12, down the floor.   It’s going OK, but several are challenged with […]

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“Hey parents!!!  They’re doing great!    Let’s have a round of applause.” I’m sure those words are spoken over and over in ATA classrooms around the world. Undoubtedly, they are connected to the 10 CLASS MANAGEMENT SKILLS and understanding the value of being positive.   I was studying Songahm Taekwondo  before we had 10 CLASSMANAGEMENT SKILLS, and […]

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  When someone says, “Gee, there’s an elephant in the room.”  He is referring to a common situation in which something has been said or done and yet no one who obviously has heard or witnessed the event says anything about it.    Everyone in the room simply ignores what is so obvious or they all […]

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Want to know a success secret that is behind many top achievers and martial artists?  Do you want to knock down goal after goal on your quest to martial arts greatness?  Then read on.  Because in this issue, I’m going to reveal a new “twist” on goal-setting that might just help you achieve a lot […]

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