This is the first in a series of posts where we’ll dive deeper into what good movement is, what’s holding us back from gaining good movement, and how we can draw it. And today we’re starting with a little story…
Get your head out of the toilet
“T, I gotta tell ya, whenever you talk about good movement all I can think about is poop.”
This candid, and sort of hilarious, comment came from a friend as we drove down a Texas highway on our way home from a trip where I talked a lot about good movement.
I could have been completely offended that my newly realized life’s purpose elicited thoughts of bowel movements for my friend.
But I wasn’t.
Because the truth is, any way you slice it, you can’t force it and have it be good movement.
And also, I’m now curious – what do you think of when you hear the phrase “good movement”?
So, if not poo, then just what is good movement?
What IS good movement?
Well, in terms of stockmanship (the art and science of handling livestock in a safe, effective, low-stress manner) it’s what happens when we ask a small group of cattle or maybe even just a single cow to move out in a certain direction, and their movement draws the next cow, and the next, until pretty soon the whole herd is drawn into moving in the same direction.
And good movement draws good movement.
Let’s talk about how we can apply that same theory to the people with work alongside every day.
If you’re interested in learning more about Good Movement and its impacts on your business, here are some things you can do: