Stop Letting People Have Their Way With You

As I explained to my son yesterday, you are the only person in your mind, no one else knows exactly what you are thinking. Even better, no one else knows what your limitations are. Simply put, if you’ve never been in a fist fight before, no one needs to know that except you. Present with confidence, become confident, become less of a target.

If You Take Nothing Else From This - Take These 5 Things

  1. No One’s Allowed To Touch You

  2. No One’s Allowed To Effect Your Day To Their Will

  3. No One’s Allowed To Take What Is Yours

  4. No One’s Allowed To Hurt You Or Your Family

  5. You Decide What Direction Your Day, Your Mind And Your Life Go In.

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It’s In The Eyes - The Ability To Relate To Anyone

Look for the dark circles, look for the crow's feet, look for and identify signs of fatigue in and around their eyes. They tell the story, the real story of that person’s life, it can’t be hidden. The picture I posted with sunglasses is on purpose, but not the one I really wanted; my eyes were exhausted, it wouldn’t have been my best picture. So I hid. I covered my eyes with sunglasses, but presented overall (I think) with some confidence; shirt, tie, etc.

•        The Importance Of Mimicking The Way

Someone Looks At You

•        Take The Time To Look Past The General

View Of A Persons Face

•        Each One Of Us Has Three Identities 

•        Controlling The Direction A Conversation

Or Relationship Goes In

•        Understanding The Importance Of Empathy

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Excerpts From Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman's Book

I have been fortunate enough to have seen and hear Lt. Dave Grossman in person twice at the Connecticut State Police Academy.  The man is nothing less than inspiring.  The following is a direct quote from his speech on the topic of the importance of the sheepdog.  And it begs the question:  Sheep, Wolf, Or Sheepdog...which are you?

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Avoid The Purse Snatcher!

There were almost 20,000 purse snatching across the country last year. Some resulted in physical to serious physical injury. Some resulted in just the loss of property. Ask yourself, what is in your purse that is worth dying over? Your answer needs to be nothing. Plan and prepare now. This article will take less than five minutes to read and could easily save your life, at the least it will help police put the bad guy behind bars.

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7 Common Identity Scams

Someone out there wants your money and they plan to start with your identity. Now is the time to be proactive and take the steps you need to protect yourself. The following are just a few examples of ways that you could potentially be the victim of a scam; there are so many out there. 

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Lone Wolf - What If It Finds You?

Lone Wolf - A person who prefers to act or be alone, rather than with others. Different from a hermit, a lone wolf will live and work in society rather than hide from it.Can also refer to a person who prefers to work alone. Also someone who prepares and commits violent acts alone outside of any command structure, and without material assistance from any group.

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I Am A Sheepdog

I have been fortunate enough to have seen and hear Lt. Dave Grossman in person twice at the Connecticut State Police Academy.  The man is nothing less than inspiring.  The following is a direct quote from his speech on the topic of the importance of the sheepdog.  And it begs the question:  Sheep, Wolf, Or Sheepdog...which are you?

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Chris Marciano
Surviving An Active Shooter

I tried to put things into the perspective of what would I do or hope to do if I find myself an any kind of emergency situation.  When I drop my son off at school, I think for a minute, what if I was in school still and what if while in class I heard gunshots.  I ignore the fact that my son is five and pretend for that moment that I would have the knowledge and experience that I do now. What would I do? As mass casualty incidents are increasing in their frequency and the face of the horrific crimes change, shouldn’t the way respond to them adapt and change also?

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