It’s a lot of work, and many people are not into that. It’s the same with teaching. There are people who aren’t very good at the things I am good at, and I’ll go to them and say, ‘If you want to practice more, stop talking. Start listening.’ They’ll go, ‘Oh, okay, I’m okay with that.’
Do you recommend your friends have an addiction like addiction?
Not at all. If they want to practice more of those exercises than they thought they needed to do — or they’re willing to work extra hard on it — fine, go for it. That’s fine. But that’s not a way of life. And if you’re a really good instructor or coach, you’ll see a lot of people who are willing to work extra hard and are very good with their work.
Do you have an assistant?
I have a good assistant, my wife’s friend is my assistant, and we’re very good friends.
This interview has been edited and condensed.
The White House announced on Wednesday that it is planning for a total increase in civilian jobs — from 8.4 million in May to 10.3 million in June.
The announcement, however, left some questions unanswered after the Office of Management and Budget issued the initial estimates for civilian employment on Wednesday.
Some analysts have pointed out that the administration does not have enough data to calculate the full effects. For one, agencies are required to report what they already do, which often doesn’t include staffing growth as part of the process, especially on the ground. And many agencies are not mandated to spend their available funds.
For the first time, the administration has not calculated the number of new jobs it will create since the July jobs report — as the last presidential job numbers — which was released in December.
The Office of Management and Budget estimates that the increase in civilians would average 944,000. That would mean that the White House could create roughly a 1 million job total each month this year.
But there are still some differences by agency. For instance, the administration is counting an addition of 3,000 seasonal jobs in its count of civilian employment.
The office estimates the creation of 1.1 million jobs in 2014, meaning that the White House would need at least a total of 8.4 million civilian jobs to reach its overall goal of 10 million.
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