Do you ever get caught up in the hype of NYE resolutions? I’m going to work out! I’m going to eat healthier! I’m going to climb Mt. Everest! When I hear people say those things, I wonder-what does that even mean?
In the case of mountain climbing-WHY?! It’s cold up there!
Let’s take the “I’m going to work out” goal. Does that mean getting a gym membership and going on a regular basis? Once you get to the gym, do you want to do cardio? Does that mean running, cycling, rowing? Does it mean lifting weights? Does it mean hiring a personal trainer to guide you in those workouts?
Saying you’re going to work out is a broad statement and means something different to everyone.
Maybe you’re someone who thinks NYE resolutions are overrated so I’ll use a different example. Getting directions.
My husband and I decided it was time to update our boys’ playroom. They need desks to work at and shelves to show off their lego creations. I found everything I needed at IKEA online, and chose the click-and-collect option for pickup. I’m not familiar with this particular store and I’d never used the order pickup system before. When I finalized my order, it gave me the following directions.
“The closest parking is on the upper deck of parking garage on south side. Enter through the Returns & Exchanges entrance and turn to your left. Continue to the Order Pick up desk and ask for your order by the order number.”
What does that even mean? Is there a big sign on the outside of the building telling me which entrance I should go in? Is there a loading dock? Do I leave my truck parked near the doors while we walk in to get our items? Will anyone be able to help me lift the boxes in the truck?
So often, the people writing directions have details in their heads they assume everyone knows, and they forget to share them.
That’s exactly what I think of when someone says, “you need to be more situationally aware”.
What the hell does that mean?!?
Be more aware of what? What am I looking for? How should I act when I’m out in public? How should I act when I’m out with friends? How should I act when I’m with my kids by myself? Trying to keep your eyes on small children WHILE being aware of your surroundings is a constant balancing act.
Look at the kids, look around, look at the kids, look around…now, what was I doing again? Oh yea, trying to find the next item on my grocery list.
Crap! Where did the kids go?!?
Simply telling women to be more situationally aware is too vague.
That’s where The Diamond Arrow Group steps in. We teach you how your intuition works. How it communicates with you, so you know what to listen for. We teach you the behaviors to watch for, so you know when someone is testing your boundaries. We talk about using ALL your senses to inform you of your surroundings. We teach simple daily habits to practice, so you are present in your daily life.
Do you prefer to learn by taking online classes?
We have an entire video training series you can take from the comfort of your own home.
Do you prefer taking classes in person?
Our first public class of 2020 is open for registration.
Do you prefer from a presentation on the subject?
We offer hour-long sessions that work great for lunch and learn meetings or networking groups.
Do you prefer one-on-one coaching?
We offer private lessons where we come to you.
We learn about you and start where you are today. We take your natural strengths in to account, and work with you to build self-confidence in your personal safety abilities. We truly believe everyone can learn to be more situationally aware than they were yesterday.
I’m excited to announce something new for 2020. Emergency Action Plan facilitation for private business and public facilities.
Most companies have a large, three-ring binder with what to do in case of a fire, tornado, or flood. When was the last time it was updated? Does it include active shooter incidents or bomb threats? Do all employees know the procedure for accountability in the event of an evacuation? The last thing anyone wants to worry about is where is everyone and are they safe. Yes-there are many templates and tons of information to download from the internet. But what HR Manager has the time to figure out what applies to their specific company?
That where we come in. We will sit down with a business, review the current emergency plan or help create a new one from scratch, and offer suggestions on training or lead trainings for all employees. We provide clear guidance and assistance so companies feel confident in their plan.
The mission of The Diamond Arrow Group is to help people, especially women, gain confidence to live life on their own terms.
How can we help you?
“Vagueness leads to assumptions, where no one knows what’s going on.
Being specific opens the door to clarity, which leads to success.”