Violence isn’t a word a lot of people believe should be attributed to men and his responsibilities. We know that isn’t true because we believe that the ability to violence is not only within us, it can be harnessed to keep ourselves and others protected from those who wish to do violence to us.
Today, I am joined by Marine Corps Veteran, Ian Strimbeck to talk about why every man should learn how to harness the darker side of masculinity. We cover so much in this podcast including harnessing effective verbalization skills, how to get better at predicting human behavior, the power of intuition and how to use it effectively, and how to develop and harness the softer side of violence.
“Regardless of the probability of having to defend yourself or those you love, as a man, I still believe being able to so is a necessary skill.” Tweet That— Ian Strimbeck
My guest today is veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Ian Strimbeck.
Ian reached out a couple months ago and, as I was preparing for this conversation, I was extremely impressed by his resume as a veteran and warrior in not only the military but in the executive protection space.
He’s taken what he has learned on the battlefield and now teaches those who want to be better protectors of themselves and the people they have a responsibility for.
This was such a fascinating discussion with an extremely fascinating man and I think, not only are you going to enjoy our conversation, you’re going to walk away with some information that could just save your life.
“The minute you start freaking out [in a dangerous situation] is the minute you’ve started relying on your emotions. And, the minute you start relying on your emotions is when you can very easily die.” Tweet That— Ian Strimbeck
- Developing the soft skills required to face adversity
- The difference between software and hardware when it comes to facing threats
- Why every man needs to wrap his head around potential violence
- How to avoid “target fixation”
- How to develop and harness effective verbalization skills
- How to get better at predicting human behavior
- How the skills for violence are translatable to everyday life
- Why we should learn to tap into our primal roots
- The importance of humility in keeping yourself and other safe
- Learning not to make yourself a target
- The power of intuition and how to use it effectively
- The four cues you should be aware of in others when looking for threats
- How “profiling” can keep you alive
- The correct priority of engagement
- How to use appearance as a deterrent
- Why establishing baseline behavior in others is so crucial
“I can guarantee you that the people out there who have been the victim of violence didn’t walk outside their house and say, “Today would be a good day to lose my life.’ Nobody body expects that.” Tweet That— Ian Strimbeck
Gents, we’re winding down on the last call for our inaugural Order of Man Legacy experience. This is a 3 1/2 day (September 20-23, 2018) event in the mountains of Southern Utah designed to help you usher your son into manhood.
I believe that one of our primary responsibilities as men is to help our young men understand our valuable role in society. Too often, our boys are being raised by women and an overly effeminate society that asks them to put away anything that makes them male.
We believe a little differently and believe it’s our job to encourage masculinity and help them understand how to use it effectively. That’s what the Legacy experience is all about.
If you have a son between the ages of 8-15 and you want the tools, guidance, and framework for helping him become a man by working through a rite of passage together, Legacy is for you. Act quickly as we only have two spots remaining. Head to www.orderofman.com/legacy to register.
“When you’re put in these hairy, and deadly, and potentially life-threatening situations, the confidence in your abilities is more or less going to determine if you’re going to be a victim or a victor.” Tweet That— Ian Strimbeck
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“The minute you give [violent criminal] your back, it’s all downhill from there” Tweet That— Ian Strimbeck