August 15, 2018

Keeping our Kids Safe

I’m not one to tell you that the world is any more dangerous than in years past. Some will use scare tactics as marketing tools for anything from safes to self-defense courses.

Statistically speaking, we are living in one of the safest periods of the last 50 years.

Violent Crime h...

August 8, 2018

Stephen Hawking was asked what the greatest human shortcoming was. He replied,

“The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression, it may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.”

Hawk...

August 3, 2018

The sad face emoji is not an expression of empathy.

Having empathy means that you value someone’s current position in life. It is more than the click of the mouse.

We are more connected than ever. You may have 2,000 Facebook “friends” but they are more like acquaintances than people with whom we have...

August 2, 2018

Ability to sell and influence others

We already know that to empower means “to give power to” and our mission is to equip everyone with the confidence to live successful lives.

Our kids will enter the most competitive job market that the world has ever seen. Due to rapid globalization, American gradua...

July 26, 2018

Approximately 1.8 million adolescents in the United States

have been the victims of sexual assault. 1

This is a sensitive subject, but one that should be discussed with your child using language that they can understand and that does not frighten them.

All of the tips on abduction apply, but it is imp...

July 24, 2018

Bullying is prevalent in many different forms. Protecting yourself from bullying is your everyday sort of self-defense,

There are 4 different types of bullying:

Relational

Cyber

Verbal

Physical

Each one is powerful in experience and involves either direct or indirect contact. No longer can a child go home...

July 23, 2018

To support your family from your business is winning against the odds; To support your employees’ families through your collective work, that is a legacy.

Your name is also your legacy. I went by 3 different last names growing up. So, I never really took pride in the name Johnson. The defining moment...

July 20, 2018

Like just about any other kid, I began martial arts for fun, to protect myself, and to get into shape. I didn’t start training in order to meet girls, but I did meet my wife, Melissa through the sport. :) She came in at the age of 12 for a trial Taekwondo class that I was assisting and caught my att...

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