Out of Sight, Out of Mind… Are You Prepared?
Our society is ruled by the media. Whether we admit it or not, it’s true. Whatever the media focuses on, we, as a society tend to lean toward.
The topic I’m referring to today is our safety and awareness.
Our lives are no less or more in danger today, than they were yesterday or will be tomorrow. However, when a woman is raped, murdered or kidnapped, then we start to fear for our safety and take actions to protect ourselves.
However, as soon as the tragic incident fades from the headlines of the news reports, many of us fail to take action to empower ourselves, and we’re right back to our typical daily lives without missing a beat.
Several years ago, Jennifer Ewing, was raped and murdered on the Silver Comet trail. Our self-defense program was featured on every major television station and a few radio stations.
I offered a FREE 1 hour introduction to our 5 week self-defense course, “Are You Prepared?” every Wednesday for 5 weeks in a row.
The first two weeks were packed with participants. Week three the numbers dropped and by week five of the free classes, there was only a handful taking advantage of the class.
It was only five weeks after this horrible tragedy that had women fearful of the Silver Comet trail, afraid to go to Stone Mountain and changing their lives for fear of being raped and murdered and most had already forgotten the fear and uncertainty of not being prepared for an attack.
Why is that we only take action after something tragic has taken place?
We start eating healthy only after the triple bypass, we stop using credit cards after we’re up to our eye balls in debit and we learn to defend ourselves only after someone else has been brutally murdered.
Why is that?
We can’t have enough self-defense classes when folks are in a panic, but can’t seem to get anyone’s attention when there’s nothing on the news to scare us into action.
It’s been awhile since the news last reported on attacks and victims. And it’s a positive thing is that no attacks have made the news, but the bad news is that we aren’t taking our safety into our own hands.
Without the proper training, when an attack does happen, it will be too late and we could be stuck with the regretful “shoulda, coulda woulda’s”.
Our last self-defense course of 2011 starts Wednesday, October 5th at 7pm.
There are only 2 people signed up!
I recently talked to several ladies that were interested in self-defense, but missed a previous class, they now say they either don’t have time or they don’t need it anymore.
Don’t need it anymore? I asked one if she had found another course. Her reply was nothing seems to be as bad anymore.
It’s unfortunate that we live by the rules of the media and if it’s not brought to our attention, we don’t think about it or feel we need it.
No, most people will never have to use self-defense or find themselves in a situation that will require them to think fast while being grabbed from behind, but there will be those who do.
The only way to keep your cool, understand and assess the situation, attack your attacker and escape is to have the proper training, and seriously taking the time to develop your plan of action for such a situation. Without a plan, no one will react the way they wish they had.
If you’re ready to be able to confidently say, “I AM PREPARED!” there’s still time to register for this course.
Check it out at, “ARE YOU PREPARED?”
Start Strong, Finish Stronger!