I posted this message in our closed Facebook group a few weeks ago, but wanted to re-post on our blog as well.
A lot of you may not know this, but I was a bodyguard in my past life as well as a close combat/self-defense instructor in the Marines. That being said, I spent about 6 years learning about violence and what to do in the times you are presented with those situations. One of the biggest takeaways from my time in that field is that the biggest factor of you not becoming a victim is about having situational awareness and avoiding making yourself an easy target. Obviously, some situations you can’t avoid, but I think there’s a lot each of us can do to protect ourselves from becoming victims.
The picture above is the cover of the book “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker. This was required reading as a bodyguard and I think there is a ton of insight into the criminal mind and how everyday people become victims due to not having an awareness of their environment. This book will open your eyes! It is a short read and you can have it on your doorstep in a day here.
You might think that violence won’t happen to you. Would you bet your life on that?