For example, Rodriguez says that Danaher does a good job at boosting his athletes’ confidence levels:
Something that John Danaher did really well for us, or for me specifically… Is that he would do a good job at getting me to peak mentally.
So, like, he would give me a few compliments when I needed them.
And he’d be, like: “Oh, show me this, show me that after practice.”
And then, I felt like he just did a really good job at boosting the confidence [when it was needed].
Danaher would ask him to demonstrate moves after training. And he knew what to say, as well as when to say it:
He’d be, like: “Show me double Kouchi, show me wrestling up, show me a guard pass…” Stuff like that.
So, he would do that.
But ultimately, he would give me – and I would see him give to other guys – certain kinds of compliments at the right time…
And I’d be, like: “Oh, I’m gonna kill this competition.”
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