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Hard Skills – Moving and Mounting

Hard skills are the skills that you have to have a hundred percent correct all the time. It would be a fisherman’s ability to drop a jig not only in the cup but have the jig go on a flight pattern so that it just barely touches the water as opposed to coming from four feet straight down, stopping the spool and just doing a big kerplunk. It’s just the little finesse things that he would want to do.

The biggest hard skill we’ve got other than focusing on the target is to move and mount the gun. This is why we always tell people, “I don’t care if you shoot with a mounted gun, but I want to shoot with a mounted gun because you’re decreasing risk. I don’t want you to shoot with a mounted gun because you can’t mount the gun.”

Learn to move and mount the gun. That’s the basic fundamental, hard skill that you have to have. After that, we can talk about focusing away from the gun.


This is an excerpt from the September 2012 Coaching Hour podcast. You can listen to it and read a written transcript, along with more than 20 years of archived episodes with your Knowledge Vault membership.