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Don't buy our products if...

Is your personal alarm in your purse?  Is your pepper spray in your backpack? It's not going to do you any good.  If you don't keep it accessible, don't buy it. I talked with a Mom this week whose 20'something daughter lives in the middle of NYC.  She has pepper spray... in her purse.  Great.  As long as the guy planning the assault is agreeable to wait for you while you get it out, that should be helpful to you.   Vigilant's alarm sales in NYC are up several hundred percent over last year in the wake of a recent...

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5 Seconds Away From Tragedy

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5 Seconds Away From Tragedy

I made a bad decision last night. Actually, several. I put us in a position to be 5 seconds away from tragedy. I was in the wrong part of town, sitting on a tailgate of my truck with my kid, eating an ice cream cone. We were on a busy street. A car pulled up across from us and stopped in a no-parking zone, and the car's passengers slunk down low in their seats (all four of them). My danger radar went off. Three or four minutes passed, with my eyes glued to the potential threat. Using the OODA loop,...

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Teach Your 4 Year Olds To Fight Back (Abduction Prevention)

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Teach Your 4 Year Olds To Fight Back (Abduction Prevention)

In 2015, over 100 kids were reported kidnapped by strangers in the United States.

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Act (The Last Phase of the OODA Loop)

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Act (The Last Phase of the OODA Loop)

A few days back I introduced you to the first step in the OODA loop, which is to observe.  We also previously talked about the second step of the loop, which is to orient.   We covered the third phase of the process, which is to decide.  And now, we finish the loop by taking action.  We're talking about an action strategy developed by USAF Colonel John Boyd.Observe ---->  Orient ---->  Decide ----> ActWe're going to rapidly jump in on our decision with swift action.  No hesitation.  Nothing but 100% committed deliberate execution of the decision to act.  Simultaneously, we jump back to observing what...

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Decide (The third phase of the OODA Loop).

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Decide (The third phase of the OODA Loop).

I blogged about the first step in the OODA loop, which is to observe.  We then covered the second step of the loop, which is to orient.  At some point, I will reorganize the links so this information is all together.  The third step in the OODA loop is Decide.  We're talking about an action strategy developed by USAF Colonel John Boyd.Observe ---->  Orient ---->  Decide ----> ActSo by now, you have made an observation, and oriented your mind to circumstances that were different than what was expected.  The third step of the OODA Loop is to decide.  You are going to...

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