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Dale Brown – Creating Safe Neighborhoods – Why Knowledge of Self Defense is Vital to a Free Society (AoL 177)

During the civil unrest of 2020, there’s been a lot of talk about how to create safe neighborhoods for everyone. However, this isn’t a new topic by any means. In fact, it’s an issue that many cities have been dealing with for a number of decades.

For example, here in Indianapolis, we’re way ahead of the curve when it comes to homicides for the year. It’s only June and we have had over 100 people killed. This curve has been rising year after year.

Add to that the frustration people have with law enforcement and the systems in place for their accountability, and it only makes sense that there’s protests.

However, where many people draw the line is when those protests turn to violence. When protests turn to riots, that’s where the message starts getting lost.

So, if people want to make a change for the better, wouldn’t it make sense that they do so in non-threatening manner?

This session’s guest, Commander Dale Brown of the Threat Management Center in Detroit, MI, believes that’s the case. On top of this, through his experience of over 25 years, he also believes that when people know a bit about self protection, crime in neighborhoods tends to go down.

In this session, Veronica and I learn why this is the case, and what society can do to erase the man made construct of race all together.

If you’re a peace loving individual and have wanted to have your voice heard, then perhaps Dale’s message is for you.

Enjoy!

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • What drew Dale to Detroit to teach the east side community how to defend themselves? 8:08
  • When lots of people were leaving Detroit during the recession, why did Dale stick around and continue to develop the Detroit Threat Management Center? 12:04
  • How does Dale see Detroit’s current renaissance playing a part in the rather peaceful protests they’re seeing? 19:50
  • Since race is a manmade construct, what are some steps we as a society can do to get rid of it? 30:44
  • How has Dale had to pivot during the pandemic? 35:11
  • What are three books he gifts to others or tells them about? 39:23
  • In the last few years, what’s something Dale’s started saying no to and why? 40:11
  • What is something that’s $100 or less that’s changed his life? 49:02
  • Is there anything he believed as an 18 year old but now realizes is completely inaccurate? 49:46
  • How can someone be a difference maker in their community? 51:17

ITEMS and PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Something’s Off with Andrew Heaton Ep. 33 | Dale Brown Doesn’t Need a Gun | Guest: Commander Dale Brown

Something’s Off with Andrew Heaton Ep 69 | Race as a Social Construct | Guest: Commander Dale Brown

Introduction to the Threat Management Center on The Rock Newman Show

Threat Management in Startup Societies

Dale Brown – Detroit Threat Management Center – FULL CLASS at Anarchapulco


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AoL 005: How to Work Proactively, Not Reactively

Have you seen pictures similar to the one featured as part of the cover to this session? One’s where whoever was doing the construction, just didn’t think things through? Or even take the time to find out if the plans were right? In the long run, they’re probably going to have to do the work over, or even worse, lose the client that the project was for.

In our work, there’s many things that we can be a little bit more proactive about. Making a list for things you have to do is a good start, but making a schedule for the week is even better. Generally speaking, I believe the more proactive we are about things at work, the more opportunities we’ll have. The more opportunities we have, the more success we’ll see in our career.

So in this particular session, we’ll be talking about simple ways you can be more proactive in your day to day work life, but think about how you can apply those same skills to other areas in your life as well.

If you’re already being proactive in your every day work and life, what are some examples that you can share that might help others get more done? If you’re hearing about being proactive in your work for the first time, what do you think has prohibited you from being more proactive until now? Join us as we look into how to work proactively and not reactively.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:

  • What working proactively actually means.
  • Why working proactively is important to getting ahead in life.
  • Why people are more reactive than proactive.
  • An introduction to Prussian Education system and why it doesn’t necessarily fit today’s student.
  • What has stuck with Jon from reading the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey
  • Quick overview of SMART goals and how you can effectively use that model to make good goals.
  • How you can think of your goals like training for a big running event.
  • Why having a vision and why it’s important a journal, calendar, and visual aides to help get there.
  • …and much more

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SHOW NOTE EXTRA:

Want more information about the Prussian Education System?

Check out the introduction session of the School Sucks Podcast!

brad shoemaker

Inside Creative Zombie Studios with Brad Shoemaker

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