When that foundation is built upon respect, empathy, and genuine care, we are able to impact people’s lives for the better and build them up to be their best with no strings attached.
What now? Have you set vision for yourself? Have you set vision for your program and for your students? Is that vision BIG? Does it make you… Read more “2020 is here. What now?”
If teaching is a skill… Dare I say THE skill, how amazing would it be if we focused on leveling up that skill as the primary goal?
It’s easy to feel defensive when someone comments negatively on something you put out. What we generally have is a lack of communication.
Often I talk with people about self defense and they have been told a story, by someone else or themselves, that keeps them from seeking out training for themselves or for their loved ones.
“I’m not a fighter.”
“I’m a woman, I can’t defend myself.”
“I will protect my kids, they don’t need to train.”
“It’s law enforcement’s job to protect me.”
“I attended a seminar once, so I know what I am doing.”
“It’s too expensive to train.”
“I don’t have the time to train.”
These, or some variation, are the most common I have heard in the twelve years of doing this. Let’s explore these stories and how we can change them.
That is the difference between preparation and paranoia.
Not magic, or false confidence, or mental tricks.
So what fears do you have?
It comes down to everyone taking responsibility for themselves.
The fact is, you’re on your own.
So whether you are trying to connect with your significant other, communicate tasks or plans to co-workers, or properly setting boundaries against a possible threat, clarity is key.
There is no tool in this world that can guarantee safety. Your potential to survive a violent encounter is directly correlated to the amount of time you spend training.