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Born to Be a Badass

Aug 9, 2021

In this episode, I discuss:

  • The many different meanings of “self-defense” and what it actually is
  • False beliefs on attracting violence, and the feeling of being too weak to protect yourself. Learning how to navigate through fear and other limiting beliefs - the cycle of behavior
  • The truth about violence and how not all of it is bad
  • Relying on tools and weapons to protect yourself and other self-defense myths 


Key Takeaways:

  • Self-defense is the act of choosing safety when danger is imminent. You don’t have to wait to be struck, when you see imminent danger, you can pre-emptively make decisions that increases your chances to avoid violence or harrassment.
  • Tap into the resources that you have, and be committed to not stop until they’re unable to hurt you. Give yourself a chance to learn everything you need: principles, mindset and techniques to not be defenseless. 
  • Fear can never be eliminated. Fearlessness is not possible, but you can grow into someone who’s more able to handle fear, someone who’s able to navigate through fear. 
  • Think about the image of a momma bear - they would do anything, including using physical force, to protect their loved ones. 


"You are your best weapon. Your best tools are your brain and your mindset." —  Cynthia Jolicoeur Rood



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