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Getting picked last is in the past.

Getting picked last is in the past.

I loved being an outsider as a football coach for 40 years. I wasn’t a high school teacher and never part of the Football Establishment. I was picked last for every head coach position I’ve had. I got hired when no one else wanted the job – too big of a mess or no one wanted to work for free. I got used to getting picked last. Until last month. I turned down a football head coach job to clean up another mess but I was the last choice. For the first time, I said no. I have a new lifting team.

In 30 minutes, I will be lifting with my Womens Lifting Team. Here’s my point – getting picked last used to be fun because it was a chance to prove you can go from last to first. But getting picked last is in the past when I realized that you don’t always have to be someone’s last choice. You don’t have to go through life desperate to get picked up. The gym lets you get picked first as long as you can pick up weight first and pick someone else up. Pick someone else up first and they will pick you up first.

#muchlove #soulofalifter Blessings and all good things #peace

Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., Level 3 NCCP (Nat’l Coaching Certification Program)

Owner – X Fitness Inc.

Head coach – Niagara X-men football


Gino Arcaro is a widely published author. His website, blog, Youtube channel, and list of SWAT FOOTBALL Books are at:

His books include:

4th & hell: seasons 1 and 2, Soul of a Lifter, SWAT No-Huddle Offense, SWAT Defense, SWAT Tackling Video & e-book,  X Fitness Workout System, and a 3 business book series called Soul of an Entrepreneur

He also has written 20 editions of 6 law enforcement academic textbooks. A new 8-volume interrogation book series will be released in 2014. And just released, a new children’s book called “BE FIT – DON’T QUIT.” He is currently writing three non-fiction motivational novels book called The Mystery of Murder: Working with the dead, Midnight Shift from Hell, and Another Bar Fight. Another book on human potential called “Hashtag Peace” is at the editing stage.



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