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.
Assess what one thing is priority and do it.
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?
Germane: Being relevant or appropriate; fitting. Relevant to a subject under consideration.
It’s about finding good people, leading good people, and taking care of those people
It comes down to everyone taking responsibility for themselves.
The fact is, you’re on your own.