A Great Day in Long Beach


All I can say is boy am I lucky. Talk about living the dream. My day started out at breakfast with Dan John and Laree Draper . I had never met Dan in person and have to say he is just as great as his writing. By the way, if you haven’t read Never Let Go, do yourself a favor and buy a copy. The highest compliment I can give someone is to say they “get it”. Dan really gets it.

After breakfast I watched a little bit of Steve Cotter’s Kettlebell Presentation and picked up some great tips. Steve is a humble guy and great presenter. After that I got to give two talks to about 600 really nice folks at the Perform Better Summit.

In between I had lunch with Dan, Chris Frankel from TRX, Jon from EA Sports and Suzy Powell American Record holder in the discus . That was another real treat.

Next up was a lecture by Stuart McGill, the clear star of the show at the Summit. There were easily over 400 people in Stuart’s lecture and as always he didn’t disappoint. The cool thing about Stuart is that he comes to the Summit, listens more than he talks and heads back to the lab to try to figure out how we do what we do. He might be the only guy in the world doing this. I think in many ways Stuart has done more to change the way I do things than anyone but Gray Cook. Speaking of Gray, I managed to sell all his books before he even got there. I scared everyone in my lecture by telling them that there would be no chance to get Gray’s book once he did his lecture. While you are ordering, get that one too.

Next was the social where I got to talk to a bunch of attendees from all over the world , as well as my StrengthCoach.com buddies like Alwyn, Dewey, Daniel and Dos. All this while drinking free beer. We finished with dinner at ten at the Yard House with my Perform Better friends and my good friend David Baxter.

As I write I am using the in-flight Wi-Fi on my way back to see Cindy and the kids. What a great country we live in.

5 Responses to “A Great Day in Long Beach”

  1. Great catch there, Sean. We glossed right over that part — Michael, your lecture was superb. I guess because I was expecting you to be a good speaker and you are, I forgot to come over here and make note of it. :~)

  2. seanskahan Says:

    MB- Great to see you on Friday. It was a great seminar.

  3. Boy, am I lucky, too!

    Terrific weekend, thanks so much, Michael.

  4. Mike,
    Sounds like a great time; couldn’t do two Summits in 1 year. Maybe next year. See you in a couple of weeks at your place when I come up to get Kerry. BTW sounds like U. of South Carolina is really interested in her…hope she talks to you this week about it. Her choice, her call but she should seek “outside counsel.”

  5. That’s a great weekend right there. Strength coach version of a kid going to six flags.

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