Did you know there are 1.2 million violent attacks reported in the U.S. per year? A few of our City associates are less likely to become a part of that statistic thanks to the Emergency Preparedness program prepared by Rich Fowler and Bruce Boguski. The more training you have, the less likely you are to become a victim.
We cannot let ourselves become naive to what is happening around us in the world these days. How can we prepare for them mentally? It all starts with changing the little voice inside your head. Believe in yourself rather than doubting your capabilities. This will not only help you prepare for disasters, but it will help you succeed in other areas of your life. Avoid using negative contractions such as “’don’t”. Our brains are visual and this word will only cause confusion especially in a stress inducing scenario. If I say, “don’t think about Taylor Swift!”, what did your brain immediately do?
Next step is to prepare yourself physically. Besides becoming the next Bruce Lee, it can also help to visualize your success in different circumstances. Ask yourself what and how. What are my goals? How will I achieve them? As silly as it seems, it also helps to power pose. Standing in your best Superman or Wonderwoman pose has been proven to increase testosterone by 20% and decrease cortisol level by 10%. It does not get much easier to prepare than that! On top of power posing like the BAMF you are, you should also be situationally aware. Does your company or school have a safety action plan for fires or intruders? What about at home?
There is no better time to prepare then NOW!
For more information, check out Bruce and Rich’s website at www.PositivePersonalProtection.com.