In this episode, I sit down with Tony Blauer, the renowned fear management expert, to discuss how his business was hit hard during the pandemic, losing half a million dollars in revenue. As someone known for teaching people how to manage their fears, he found himself caught in the fear loop, taking 24 hours to grieve before moving forward. He also talks about his experience dealing with death and mourning after losing his mom.
Tony believes that resiliency is key in morphing into your next iteration of yourself. He emphasizes finding support in your community and always telling the truth, even when people don’t understand it. According to Tony, “If you really wanna piss people off you can do two things: attain some happiness or tell the truth.” Tune in as we discuss how micro-Adversities give us the potential of how we’ll survive and why real Adversity is the key for creating change. He emphasizes the importance of choosing courage over fear and how courage isn’t in the places we typically look.
Coach Tony Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades. He founded Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) in 1985 and it has grown into one of the world’s leading consulting companies specializing in the research and development of performance psychology, personal safety, and close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military, and professional self-defense instructors.
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