Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Perfect Retirement Plan?!




How Much Is Enough?!
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An American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal village in Mexico when a small boat with a lone fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large fin tuna. The American complimented the man on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them?
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The man Replied, "Only a little while."
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The banker then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch more fish?
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The fisherman replied that he had enough to support his family's immediate needs.
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The banker went on to say, "But what do you do with the rest of your time:"
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The fisherman replied, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life."
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The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceed, buy a bigger boat to catch more fish, then with those profits you could buy several boats. Eventually, you could have a fleet. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise.
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The fisherman asked, "But how long will this all take?"
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"Maybe 20 or 25 years," retorted the banker.
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"But what then?" Exclaimed the Mexican?
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The American laughed and said, "That's the best part! When the time is right you would sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions!"
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"And then what?" Said the fisherman.
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"Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you could sleep in late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evening, sip wine and play guitar with your amigos!"
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~ Author Unknown
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Three Lessons There...
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1) Remember there are many ways to achieve the same goal.
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2) Keep it simple
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3) Be sure to enjoy the journey! That way, no matter how things work out, it was worth it!
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Keep going,
~Craig



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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Do People Feel Safer When You're There?





This might sound like a weird question... but it is an important one!

Think about it...

Do they?

If they do Why? Or if they don't, than Why Not? I don't mean just physically safer. I'm talking emotionally safer too. Like if they needed you, you'd have their back in whatever capacity.

What do you think is necessary to have someone FEEL Safer in your presence? 

Is it how you look? What you say (or don't say)? What you do (or don't)? How you hold yourself?


A Challenge...


Here's a challenge for you...

Try observing yourself today and see if you can pick up on things that you can do to help communicate (without directly saying it) to people around you that you have their back if they need it.

It could be something as subtle as you being more alert, straightening your posture and paying attention.

It could be something like you looking approachable enough to talk to.

It could be about you listening more attentively.

It could be you stepping in and asserting yourself even when you weren't asked.

It could be not butting in when you could!

It could be seeing things that are typically ignored or ignoring things that are seen!

It could be helping someone save face, or calling someone out who is out of line. 


The Protector's #1 Tool


The #1 Tool that ANY protector has is Themselves!

That's right, its not a technique, or a weapon...

It's our...

  1. Identity
  2. Attitude
  3. Awareness
  4. Influence &
  5. Action


That's right it's US! It's YOU!!

But You're Not Done Yet...

Nope, not quite...

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Post, Read, Connect w/the PeaceWalker Community!


You got this,
~Craig


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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Krav Maga: More Than a Survivor!




You Need to Learn More Than Techniques!


In the thick of a real conflict, techniques break down quickly. As a matter of fact, they are typically the first to go. We lose fine motor movement... 

We forget... We f-up...

Techniques tend to be reactionary. So, then why is everyone looking to learn the next 'Trick' to solve the problem? 

Because learning & teaching techniques is EASY!

...AND it makes us feel like we have accomplished something. But that's a load of BS! And it can get you and the people you're protecting hurt or worse. 

Learning technique can be a first step, but...

If you're only thinking about techniques, you're thinking too small! 

...And you're going to pay for it!


You have to think bigger!


WAY BIGGER!

Novices are thinking all technique...

Folks who are the Real Professionals have developed a Lifestyle.

They Train Their...

Bodies like Soldiers
Minds Like Generals
Mouths Like Diplomats
Hearts Like Protectors



That's one of the main things I learned the first time I went to Israel...

From the old grandma on the bus to the young hard chargers in the IDF. 

It's that Krav is a LIFESTYLE...

Being a Protector is a LIFESTYLE...

Being a PeaceWalker is a Life you LIVE, not a box you check off!

You see, it's difficult to be peaceful in a violent community (local or otherwise).  So how can we make a bigger difference?

Conflict comes in many forms and it typically escalates. The newb waits for shit to hit the fan and then wants to learn the 'technique' to deal with the situation. Nothing wrong with learning new techniques. You should learn and be good at a lot of 'em, but if you want to be safer, more effective, don't stop at technique! Learn the right mindset, ethic, objective, strategies, tactics and also techniques. It never hurts to have the right tools too! (Like some pepper spray, a good knife a Glock or Colt...). But, don't confuse techniques or tools as having all of the answers.


We Can Learn a Lot From Israel


We can learn a lot from the folks in Israel regarding how and why developing a Protector's Lifestyle is so important!

Here's one way can we contribute to helping others be safe?

Yes, we should have the skills to step in and help out when someone needs us, but what's even more powerful is help mentor others to be protectors themselves! That's how Israel does it!

As Moshe Katz of Israeli Krav International says in his book,  "Israel is a Nation of Warriors!" We used to be too here in the U.S. and we can be again, but we need each other...

Not to bitch, condemn and fight among ourselves...

We need People like YOU to Lead By Example.

Folks who are clear about what they are protecting. People who have the skills and courage to do the right thing especially when it's not popular. People who can meet those who don't 'get it' where they're at and set the example of what being a Protector is! And why it's so important!

That's why we need YOU!

That's why I began reaching out to my global Krav Maga Community... YOU! Because you 'get it'!

Now we just have to help you with the details. Help you to round out your training to encompass more than some 'self defense' moves. Then help you to share this perspective in a way that others get on board w/it too. Rather than just learning techniques.

We have to help people develop Protector's Lifestyles. 

To become PeaceWalkers!



Keep Going,
~Craig


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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

4 Ways to Expose a 'Wanna Be'




Are You Talking to a 'Wanna Be?'

It seems like today everyone is trying to be a Navy SEAL, IDF Counter Terrorist, Special Ops dude just back from 3 tours in Afghanistan or some Tactical Baddy working the thugs in the street...

The allure is there!

When it comes to defending yourself and those you care about, who doesn't want to be a Jocko? Or Etan (Hardcore IDF mofo...), Jason Bourne or some sh*t like that?!?

However...

You DON'T Have to Be a 'Wanna Be!!'

PeaceWalker's come in all shapes and sizes...

All ages...

Professions...

Backgrounds...

Genders...

Ethnicities...

Personal preferences...

World views...

Political & religious affiliation...

Life experiences & expectation...

And skill levels...


YES...

Some are Police, Military & Security Pro's? And those folks deserve respect for their service...


BUT...


You don't have to have a background like that to Protect Yourself, Your Family & Community...

There is No Prerequisite to Becoming a PeaceWalker!

You just have to connect with that part of yourself that's already there...

That part of you that is Already a Protector!

It's there, I promise you...

You see, in a way...

We're ALL 'Wanna Be's'

  1. We 'Wanna Be' Safe from things that threaten us & those we care about.
  2. We 'Wanna Be' Treated w/Dignity & Respect.
  3. We 'Wanna Be' Living a Meaningful Life. Doing things that matter to us...
  4. We ALL 'Wanna Be' Protecting What Matters to Us!


Remember, we're ALL PROTECTORS...

We just have to 'wanna be' protecting the right things!

That's why I created this community!

That's why I designed

  • PeaceWalker.net
  • Ronin Krav Maga
  • This summer's Protector Summit &
  • Our NEW Fearless in Five Challenge (Coming Soon!).


Why?!?

Because EVERYONE Deserves to Fear-Less...

You may remember me saying that Being Fearless is BS...

And I do still think that's true...

BUT...

Learning to Fear LESS is a valuable skill!

And make no mistake...

It IS a skill that can be learned!

You just have to know how to go about it!

Stick around and you'll get your chance! 



Keep going,
~Craig



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