Friday, February 23, 2018

What We Can Learn From Olympic Athletes






It Takes a Tribe...


Thinking about the Olympics reminds me of training. 

How many hours have those athletes trained to compete in that One Event? 

How many other activities support the One that they are competing in?

How many other people do they have on their support staff to help them dial in their One Thing?

~ Sport coaches for their main activity.
~ Nutritionists for diet and supplements.
~ Doctors for injury recovery.
~ Strength trainers.
~ Flexibility coaches (yoga, pilates, etc.)
~ Psychologists 
~ Tutors (for those still in school)
~ Massage therapists
~ Chiropractors
~ Managers
~ Sponsors
~ Backers
~ etc.


Whose On YOUR TEAM?!

Just like that Olympic Athlete isn't going to their competition alone, YOU SHOULDN'T BE EITHER!!


Get Your Dream Team Together!

Whoever you are, whatever you do, you should put together your 'Dream Team,' 'MasterMind Group' or 'Support Structure.'

...Whatever you want to call it... 

Basically this is about assembling a group of people and activities that help you to create more success in your Life and Career. 

No person is an island and everyone's 'One Thing' is made up of a bunch of smaller things. If you get better at the smaller things, your One Thing will also improve! 

What team do you need to be successful in YOUR Life?

Take a minute right now to grab a piece of paper and write down a list of people and activities that will make you more successful in your career!

If you're in business, some of your Success Team Members might be:

~ Someone (or a group of someones) you know and respect who owns their own company you can shoot the breeze with about business and living the life of a business owner...
~ Business Coach or Mentor
~ Marketing Coach
~ Accountant
~ Bookkeeper
~ Lawyer
~ Banker
~ IT Professional
~ Networking (that person or people you know who's really connected)
~ Ad Agency or Person
~ HR Professional
~ Counselor
~ Insurance Agent
~ Speech Coach (if you publicly speak)
~ Life Coach
~ Personal Trainer (regarding YOU and your employees)

...What else might YOU suggest??


If you're a cop it might look something like this:

~ A Fellow and/or Senior Officer that you respect and can go grab a beer with who can give you some insights on things that you struggle with!
~ Lawyer
~ Counselor
~ MSW
~ Medical Professional: EMT, Trauma Nurse, etc.
~ Someone in corrections
~ Probation / Parole Officer
~ Shooting instructor
~ Sales guy/gal (why?! Because you're always persuading someone into something and having someone who makes a living by persuading people can be beneficial)
~ Personal Trainer (strength, conditioning)
~ Yoga instructor (flexibility, mindfulness, relaxation)
~ Martial Arts / Defensive Tactics Instructor (One that's appropriate for you and your profession)
~ Nutritionist 
~ Massage Therapist 
~ Chiropractor 
~ Medical Doctor
~ Driving (Tricks to defensive / offensive driving!)
~ Communication Coach

...What else might YOU suggest??


In each of the above professions I listed a bunch of people and things that have to do with each profession as well as the individual. 

Break down what you do into components and find people and activities that will help motivate and support your success in each of those things...

Click the link below and share your own "Success Team" List on our fb group:



How Does This Relate to PeaceWalker?!

Great question...

No matter who you are, or what you do...

~ Customer Service Representitve
~ Teacher
~ Police Officer
~ Factory Worker
~ Counselor
~ Engineer
~ Sales Person
~ Mechanic
~ Minister, Pastor or Priest
~ Manager
~ Correctional Officer
~ Business Owner
~ Nurse
~ Doctor
~ Construction Worker
~ Contractor
~ Parent... (Especially you parents!)
~ Etc Etc
~ You Name It! 


ONE THING is Consistent...

We all have to deal with people! And with people comes CONFLICT. 
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...But, also opportunities, but only if you know how to deal with things well!


Your Biggest Challenge...

Who do you have in your corner when it comes to dealing with your 
#1 Challenge You Face Every Day?!
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...I'm talking about How to Deal w/People!!
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...We Can Be a Part of your Success Team! 


If you're looking to train to better deal with the Spectrum of Human Conflict, then consider joining us on www.peacewalker.net, where you can join a community of people who are training to be More Vulnerable by Better Managing the Risks to Become Better Protectors in their Life and Career!



Keep Going,
~Craig 

How Learning to Fight Can Make You Less Violent





I'm sitting here at (yes, you guessed it...) one of my favorite coffee houses. Listening to the Secret Life o Walter Mitty Soundtrack. It's a little meloncoly, but I like it. 

It's fun watching all of the people come and go... All of the business and not so business conversations... Interesting hearing bits of this conversation and parts of that one... Reminds me of my bartending days, minus the drunks (thankfully!).

Another good pre-test training at Ronin Krav Maga Academy. People really working hard for their big day, a week from Saturday! It.ll be here before you know it!

Speaking of Krav Maga and Personal Defense...

I just got finished editing, uploading and formatting the over 2 hours of video footage of this past weekends SuperKrav Sunday Seminar on www.peacewalker.net! 

If you're a member you can access it NOW! Click HERE!

And...

Don't worry if you're not, because you can get FREE ACCESS by clicking HERE!

What does the video cover??

Only Answers to the 40 Most Common Assaults and 'Street Attacks.' We also talk about: 

~ The Protector Mindset 
~ PTSD & Burnout
~ Cost of Dehumanization
~ Tactical Movement 
~ Tools & Targets
~ Using Improvised Weapons
~ And a Whole Bunch More!



How Learning to Fight Helps You To Be 
LESS Violent!

The physical preparation that is involved in learning martial arts or any type of physical tactical training is only one facet of a broader and deeper subject. I often say that physical defensive tactics are the alpha and omega of conflict management. In other words, the beginning and end.
The beginning, meaning that conflict resides within each of us and physical training can help us to manage that battle while keeping us healthy psychologically, emotionally and physically. The end; because physical defense should be a last resort, used only after all other options have been exhausted.
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You see, conflict is in each of us. If we don’t address our own inner battles, we will have an increasingly difficult time managing the conflicts outside of us. Further, our inner battles will create external conflict. We can both attract it as well as create it from seemingly nowhere. I don’t know anyone who is a mess on the inside, yet deals exceptionally well with their external conflicts. Often times these people are the ones who create the conflict in the first place, only they don’t realize it. It’s simple really, the better we manage the conflict within us; the more effective we will be able to manage conflict outside of us.

Alpha: The Beginning

When taught with the right ethic, learning the physical aspects of defense creates a strong foundation of confidence and stability for effective conflict management on all of the other levels. It is important to feel safe at a foundational level; if you do, then dealing with conflict on other levels can become clearer and more easily navigated.
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The more confidence we have (not to be confused with arrogance or aggressiveness) the more accurately we can discern a true threat from a bluff, a joke or a shadow of our own insecurities. Not to mention, when it comes to training in the martial arts or (any sort of) physical tactical training; working out releases endorphins which calm our mind and emotions helping us to keep our emotions under control and be the eye of the storm so to speak.

Omega: The End
As a last resort, if all other methods of conflict management are ineffective, then having physical management skills are not only useful but essential to protect yourself and others. As a matter of fact, the more effective the tactical defensive skills are, the better the odds at being able to subdue an attacker with less force and violence. Remember, we don’t train to be thugs; we train so we don’t have to be. The ethic is to protect life, all life if we can. Try to find the space where everyone can be safe. By space I don’t just mean the physical space, I am talking about emotional, psychological and even verbal space as well as the physical space to be safe.
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So what now? We talked about physical tactics as being the beginning and end; the alpha and omega, but we didn’t really talk about how. The answer is simple but not necessarily easy: Training. Find a qualified teacher such and train. Continue to clarify, activate and sustain your conflict management skills.
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Here are four things that you can do right now to start your path:
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(1) See conflict as an opportunity. 
(2) Embrace the Universal Life Value - All life is to be protected & respected.
(3) Work toward most good, least harm for everyone.
(4) Lead from the front through inspiration not intimidation
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NEW Self Defense Course Available 

I just uploaded the first installment of our NEW Self Defense Basic Training Course on PeaceWalker.net. This training course will give you what you need to protect yourself from physical violence, paving the way for you to feel safer, more confident when dealing with difficult and dangerous people. 

Members you can access it NOW! Click Here

Non-members you can Access it for FREE!! Click here for your 7 Day Free Trial! 

Now go out there and spread some Sunshine... We need it! 


All the best,
~Craig