Street-Smart… Self Defense!
I’m going to share with you one simple strategy. If you follow this piece of advice, you virtually eliminate the possibility that you will find yourself in a self-defense situation. However, you might resist this advice. You might say that:
- “It’s too inconvenient.”
- “I’ve never had a problem before.”
- It’s not fair that I have to do this!”
You might raise any number of objections. But the fact remains that what I am going to tell you works. And if you are serious about self-protection, you will heed this advice:
To ensure your safety, all you have to do is not go out alone.
Almost every woman who has found herself in a self-defense situation was alone when she encountered her assailant.
Remember what we said last post about bad guys? They are looking for easy targets…not difficult ones.
And by having a “buddy” with you, you will cause that bad guy to decide that it’s just not worth it.
So here’s what you do.
First, identify all the situations where you may currently be traveling alone, walking to your car alone, shopping alone, etc.
Next, find yourself a “Street-Smarts” Buddy. A friend who understands the things we are talking about. Who feels the same way you do about personal protection.
You might plan to run errands together. Drive together, rather than separately, when going to dinner, or a movie. Do your grocery shopping together. Maybe you and a co-worker arrange to walk to your cars together after work.
Whenever possible, you are available for her, and she is available for you, in case a late night trip is necessary.
You will virtually eliminate the possibility that you will wind up in a dangerous situation.
Inconvenient? Maybe. Unfair? I guess.
But a true “Street-Smart” person says, “So what! I value my personal safety more than I mind inconvenience or unfairness!”
Show this card to a potential “Street-Smart” Buddy. Chances are, she has the same concerns you do.
And then…“Partner Up!”
You will enjoy the confident, capable state that it puts you in. You will feel safe and empowered!
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