Success has a formula. Since this fall we have been talking to guests about achieving mastery, and now Melissa Lozano echoes those same lessons from a completely different discipline: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This world champion competitor brings her lessons from the ring so that you can apply them to your choir.
Highlight to Tweet: “Martial arts…defines who I am, the journey I’ve made through life, where I’m going, and the impact I want to have on people along the way.” -Melissa Lozano
“Most of us define ourselves by the few losses we’ve had throughout the day. But few of us define ourselves by the 100’s of little wins we’ve had.” -Melissa Lozano
“Don’t let yourself be a cheerleader at the expense of your honesty.” -Melissa Lozano
“Medals are fleeting, but experience isn’t.” -Melissa Lozano
- The young teenage girl is a largely ignored demographic. They are considered “flaky” and unreachable. But they are a demographic that needs to be reached.
- Access to a lot of media
- Huge amount of social pressure
- They are unprepared for what we expect them to be responsible for
- That skill can outmatch strength is an empowering realization.
- Training instills confidence
- How to avoid conflict
- Tuck your chin
- Square your posture
- Make eye contact
- Fake it ‘til you make it
- It’s hard to shake anyone who truly believes in their own abilities.
- Focus on the “inches.” Don’t worry about the impossible goal, break it into inches, and celebrate every little win. Talk yourself through each step.
- Your “inch” may not be a win that anyone else recognizes. You have to celebrate yourself.
- Take an honest look at your day: you have many more wins than losses.
- Competition is vital to keep you honest about your skills.
- Don’t let yourself be a cheerleader at the expense of your honesty.
- A medal means you had a great day. It’s wonderful, but fleeting. The real win is the experience you gain.
Melissa Lozano is a World Champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mother of 4, cancer survivor and studio owner. Her dedication to the martial arts has been a consistent motivating force in her life and has provided her with the passion and desire to assist others in their own journeys. As a studio owner, she’s in a position to help others on their journey to healthier and more confident life styles. Due to the overwhelming need within our communities, Melissa has most recently designed a curriculum for Aggression Defense classes for young teen girls and is currently teaching them at her studio and as an elective to coursework at local private high schools.
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