Friday, May 9, 2014

Jarl Moe Aikido - Do Not Think That You Know Best


What does the term Jarl Moe Aikido actually mean? 

I guess when you train as much Aikido as Jarl Moe does you may almost call yourself the last sport as your last name. Jarl Moe have been training martial arts for over 10 years in many different sports including Judo, Jujitsu and Aikido. Now the focus is Aikido.  Training with some of the masters that has been personally trained by the team coming from the originator of Aikido Mr. Morihei Ueshiba. Morihei originally came from the Judo sport but he invented a new defence technique combining Judo with other arts to create a different type of defence technique.

Jarl Moe been training Judo for many years so I do understand that Morihei as he grew older did not want to be smashed in the floor as you have to do all the time on Judo but wanted to create a new way of training where you can stand up on your feet more. After training Aikido for quite some time you start to feel new instincts. The guys that has been doing it for some time can stand with their back against two people and when attacked from the back they will know if the attack comes from the left or the right and if it is low or high. It is quite amazing. As a business man the team has discussed how we can take the Jarl Moe Aikido strategies and move them into business. How to you take the movement of the enemy (but in business it would be the client) and continue the movement with out blocking it? An example is when a client is speaking and you interrupt them in the middle of that they are saying.That is blocking the natural movement and progression, the flow. 

No, it is the interaction of the flow and ensuring it is continuing naturally that is key to the business success. 

Somebody once said: 

Do not think you know what the customer wants, ask what he or she want and just give it to him or her. 

This simple idea is what we mean with Jarl Moe Aikido in business. 

1)   Find out what the market wants and provide it.

2)   Choose an industry that is easy to identify, meaning easy to locate your customers.

3)   Keep conversation on topics with the client to what interests them.

4)   Ask open questions to find out more details (open questions are questions that can not be answered with yes or no).

5)   Always ask a satisfied customer for referrals.

If you learn to execute the above simple techniques you will also know when somebody (your competitor) is coming behind you and know how to handle it keeping the flow.But as you know, the best way to stay ahead of the game is to continuously move forward! So never stand still, decide on your target and keep on improving it and the quality around you continuously. 

Why are you still sitting reading? Move on now.

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