This episode is about being safe and effective in your daily life. Our guest, Doug Setter, shares with Dr. Deb what actions to take to get yourself out of the victim mentality, how to defend yourself, and be ready for anything that comes your way.
Do not miss these highlights:
[03:30] Doug’s journey from being the “weak teenager” to competing worldwide in kickboxing
[05:22] Understanding that there is almost a predator/prey mentality present in society
[11:13] If you know something is wrong, don’t ignore it
[13:15] Sometimes you have to confront the situation and just be pleasant to stop it
[16:40] When you have to put on a fight, you gotta fight to win
[26:46 ] The closer you are to crime, the more likely you are to be a crime victim
[27:25] How to get through a traumatic incident and get out of that victim mentality
[31:06] Trust yourself and go look after yourself
[33:53] Traditional martial arts gets your body more aligned and a good traditional school will teach you social skills as well
[37:45] There are so many things that we do without even thinking, that are compromising our senses for us to be safe
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About our Guest:
Doug Setter is an award-winning author who draws on his background, education and vast life experience to write books that change his readers lives. His time as a crime reporter, UN peacekeeping soldier and paratrooper and kick-boxing title champion inspired him to train people in fitness, martial arts and self-defense as well as write books. Doug is the author of One Less Victim: a personal protection manual, Reduce Your Alcohol Craving, Flat Gut After 50 and Fit Femme After 50. His first novel about crime and childhood bullying, “Selo” won first place Global eBook award for teen literature. When he is not writing, he spends his time training clients and enjoying the west coast.