Language that will communicate knowledge begins with empathy, curiosity, and connection.
It’s easy to feel defensive when someone comments negatively on something you put out. What we generally have is a lack of communication.
State your goals out loud and find the people who will help you achieve them.
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.
The more you practice, the more you are likely to do things that way.
You’re in control of your future. Act accordingly.
That said, in my experience, the most impactful people are the ones that can be tough when needed, but they know that the real magic comes in knowing how to talk with people, how to empathize, to relate. How to truly connect with people to deliver their message.
So, stop giving a Fuck about everything and start focusing your efforts on the things that matter to you, and don’t feel bad about that.
What you will start to figure out is the things you “want” to do, are actually the things you NEED to do, to be the best version of yourself.
“It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.” George Custer It’s been a few weeks since… Read more “Getting Back On the Horse”