When I started the Coach Zero blog I did so because I want to help everyday people like you (and stars and superstars, if they choose to join us) to create greater success in your lives. I chose the name because I thought it sounded very cool. I soon found out that Coach Zero is a term for an unsuccessful coach in college and professional sports. That’s funny. And that’s ok.
Because one thing I am here for is to claim back the Coach Zero (or CoachZero) name. Just like Yankee Doodle Dandy, which was meant as a song to make fun of Americans during Revoluntionary War times, or Spirit In The Sky, a song which was meant by Norman Greenbaum, the songwriter, to make fun of Christians, I’m making something better out of Coach Zero.
U2 had a much tougher road to follow when they said that they were “taking back” the song Helter Skelter by The Beatles. Some of you may be too young to know that Charles Manson, the cult leader and murderer, said that he listened to Helter Skelter before he went out and did his dirty deeds.
In 1988, on their live album, Rattle and Hum, U2 said that they were taking the song back (in the name of God, I believe) and I took them at their word.
Recently my wife and I saw the former Beatle, Paul McCartney, in concert in Petco Park in San Diego and it was the greatest concert experience in our lives – including Helter Skelter.
As for Coach Zero, I see it in a few ways. Have you ever heard of patient zero? It refers to the exact person who contracts something FIRST before it spreads. I guess that makes me patient zero of this new meaning for Coach Zero.
Another way of looking at is like the term ground zero. That’s used when referring to an explosion, even a nuclear explosion. Ground zero is the place where the bomb hits and the explosion spreads out from there.
It saddens me that after 9/11 I feel that I need to assure people that I am only talking in metaphorical terms about an explosion of energy and ideas. I am in now way advocating or condoning any acts of violence by using the term “explosion”.
When we have an explosion of energy and ideas, really, really great things can happen.
In April of 2014 when I started this Coach Zero blog I had no idea that something like tsu existed or was in the planning stages. I had a general idea of where I wanted to go with this blog and started writing and re-posting other’s stuff. It was similar in feeling to what Julia Cameron teaches people to do in her book, “The Artist’s Way”.
Because I have continued to play with Coach Zero and now, tsu, I am finding ways that the two can interconnect and create synergy and many readers have now come from tsu. Thanks to all of you for reading and I certainly hope my Coach Zero blog will continue to help you create more success in life.
Long before I got to 5000 friends on tsu I wanted to have the terms “Coach Zero” and “CoachZero” move up the Google rankings. Today I noticed that both terms have this CoachZero blog listed at number 3! Last spring I was lucky if the CoachZero.com URL got into the TOP TEN PAGES!
I didn’t pay for any advertising (though I did pay $5 for a failed experiment in getting blog viewers many months ago) to move CoachZero.com up the rankings. I just kept posting and trying to improve what I do here.
I believe that’s how a lot of things work. Keep working at it and keep trying to improve. I think the second part is just as important. Too many people are NOT interested in much learning or growing as a person.
If you ARE interested in learning and growing I know you can make a successful change. You can make things happen.
If you would like to join me on tsu, you can click the link in the upper right of the page. If you’re on a phone it may be somewhere else! If you’re already on tsu, contact me there or comment on this post if you want to learn more.