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August Table of Contents:


Personal Message from Allan Sabo:

I know this months issue is nearly 2 weeks late, but I have 2 very good excuses:  

1) I decided to hold off on this issue as I have several big things in planning stages and really wanted to announce details here first.  So, please make sure you scroll down and read up on several special events and activities you will not want to miss. (or just click this link to go down)

2) Before jumping into the next topic of my newsletter, (e-mail marketing), I really want to know what your top 3 biggest issues, problems and questions are so I can continue to keep the content highly valuable and relevant to you.

Please tell me your top 3 e-mail marketing related questions by filling in the form found below:

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Protect The Women You Love - 9 Life-Saving Tips:

I found this article circulating around the internet and felt that given the recent daylight hours abductions neighborhood terrorism, that it would not hurt to become a little more away of our surroundings, and the actions we should take in case we get in a jam.

Please refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation...This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, everyone you know.

After reading these 9 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide in New Orleans. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss! it away from you....chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

a. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage: 

A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat 

B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars. 

C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably ! in a zig -zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP. It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door."

The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.

Please pass this on and DO NOT open the door for a crying baby --- This threat should probably be taken seriously since there are claims that it was mentioned on America's Most Wanted when they profiled a serial killer in Louisiana.

I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a life. Guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it onto them, as well.

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8 Personal Power Tips - Mike Hayashi
(an excerpt from Mike's future book, A Woman's Place Is In Control!")

Tip #1: Refine or Reaffirm Your Own Value -- Are you worth fighting for?
This is the key to the Bottom Line Questions I've been asking everyone from police officers and corporate execs to children and abused women or rape survivors. How can this list of suggestions, videos or any training make a difference in your life unless you have a solid answer to this question first? Make it a point or renew your spirit in the sheer significance of who you are and how much of a difference your presence makes on the people in your life and the world around you. The gift that George Bailey received from his Angel in the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" was the ability to actually experience the world as if he never existed. I guarantee you that more people would be affected by your absence than you can imagine. Remind yourself daily, hourly if need be, that: YOU MATTER and nobody on this planet has the right to make you eliminate your agenda or your powerful image of yourself without having a verbal or physical fight on their hands... from you. Nothing is more important than you, especially in a confrontation -- even your most valuable possessions should not be given up without you having strong emotions, but they are not worth your life! Only when you or a loved one is threatened should the rules of society and etiquette change without hesitation. My strategy for your thought process is simple: "Get Home for Supper!"

Tip #2: Review Your Daily & Weekly Routines -- How predictable are you?
If someone wanted to kidnap you (if you were richer than Queen of England), how easy would it be to have a list of 10 places he could find you alone, distracted, tired or caught off-guard? Not including the money to make you that wealthy, could you have someone "come out of nowhere" because you lack the belief that evil people exist in the USA to do nothing except wake up every morning planning to make someone else's life miserable today? Most of these criminals are not Mensa material and it doesn't take a lot on their end to know exactly when would be a good time to position themselves to make their move for your property, or you or a loved one. The beauty of living in the USA is the freedom to change our plans, routes, routines, schedules and timetables at the drop of a hat. Do you think the President, celebrities, corporate execs, and the Pope change their plans, even with all the security in the world at their disposal, once in awhile with their safety first on their mind? Aren't you just as precious as they are, at least to your family, friends, and associates, and deserve the same precautions? Aren't you? Well, you are!

Tip #3: Get Real About Your Own Arsenal -- Could you really defend yourself?
We all have had our uncle from the Special Forces or the Police Department teach us some Kung-Fu death grip or Karate chop when we were younger, and think that we are well prepared for any attack because of this 5-minute lesson and once a year review after walking out of a Jackie Chan movie. Some of the techniques taught to you really work; some are as effective as a fly swatter on a bee hive; and some could be good if you could only remember it. And that's wherein the problem lies... without repetition, some kind of traumatic experience, or muscle memory, the best escape, strike, kick or counterattack will not be available to you. I have cut the number of techniques down over the years, and traded the quantity for quality. All the techniques I teach now have been tested, either by myself or students who have used them in real life situations, and are all easy to remember. Find 3 to 4 that fit your body size, height, personality, mobility and comfort level, and then practice those until it goes from interesting to mastery.

Tip #4: Evaluate Options -- What am I capable and confident enough to do?
Your best defense is to know what your offense is, or at least what choices you have to use as your offense. What strategies and self protection techniques have you really learned, rehearsed, and mastered? If the need arose for you to take out an attacker, be it stranger, a relative or even your partner/spouse. I know for some readers, the thought of this type of training and education is either unpleasant or very low on your list of immediate concerns. Let's think for a moment about 2 facts:

  1. Several women and young girls are being *slapped, mugged, abducted, *raped, strangled, *beaten, terrorized, snatched from their front yards (or) bedrooms, or murdered as you read through this article.
    (*Every few seconds, and has no age or socio-economic boundaries)
  2. Most scenarios are either avoidable, preventable, or can be stopped before or even during the assault.
The questions rings out loudly: Am I truly prepared? And if not, can I learn? And if I take the time to learn, could I, would I do something to effectively fight back & "Get Home for Supper?"

Tip #5: Look at Everyone -- Are you afraid to see people or just too busy?
One of the oldest and most difficult habits to break is one that could help you avoid, prevent or prepare for an assault every single time you are alone. Look at people around you. Sounds too simplistic to work, doesn't it? Think about the last time you were shopping at the mall or walking across the parking lot to a grocery store. Did you notice and purposely look at every single person in the area? How about the 2 teenagers shoving each other in the next aisle? What about the couple moving quickly behind you? Did you give the man walking with a cane even a second thought?

Every one of these scenarios could spell purse snatch, mugging, abduction, or rape. We have natural instincts that guide us and protect us, yet we all choose when and where we allow these instincts to work for us. We let: work, daily "have to get done" items, cell phones, kids' soccer games, deadlines, and palm pilots dictate our very own personal security. We've become a lazy nation of 2 common, sometimes deadly mindsets:
  1. "It can't happen to me!"
  2. "I'm too busy to worry about it"
Open your eyes and see the people. Don't stare people down (Just makes the 99% of all civilians nervous about you). Break the habitual thinking: "If I don't look at him, he doesn't see me. Be different than most with a cell phone, a to-do list, or "problems waiting for them somewhere" clouding their minds, attention span or ability to see an attacker before it's too late. Why do you think most police statements usually start with: "I just didn't see him coming! He came out of nowhere"? They never come out of nowhere! We are just too busy, self absorbed, and totally in denial about this happening to us. Many have already decided that their skill level to successfully defend ourselves is too low to even contemplate fighting back. In essence, the majority of people choose not to look, look in the other direction, or look only for help to come to the rescue. So, is it any wonder that the bad guys have a huge advantage before an assault ever takes place?

Be the one who controls the environment every time you go out. The short eye contact you make should convey the silent message: "I saw you. You can't sneak up on me. You can't get behind me. You can't catch me off guard." This one simple, but consistent habit can make on reducing the odds of any violent crimes ruining your year.

Tip #6: Learn the Basics -- Even a little knowledge can save a life... yours!
You don't need a thousand techniques. Even if you knew that many, in the heat of conflict (be it mental, verbal, psychological or physical) most couldn't remember a long list, let alone attempt to perform them under extreme conditions. Many trained soldiers and police officers can (and do) panic under real life, life-threatening scenarios. What you need is to study (seminars, martial arts classes, videos, CD-ROMs, books, personal trainers) and discover for yourself which techniques feel right for you. Take notes, ask questions, practice and perfect as much as you can. How many times did you try riding a bike or driving a car before you could do it without thinking about it? You didn't have to become a professional dirt bike racer or Formula One driver, did you? Be patient with yourself, as your parents were when they taught you how to ride a bike.

Tip #7: Mastery is the Key -- Practice techniques that really work!
My personal favorite technique(s) might turn out to be yours, but if not, find 1 or 2 to call your own and hang onto them. The key to successfully stopping an assault is part attitude, part persistence and tenacity, part focused anger/rage, and part technique. Allow me to share one of my all-time favorites with you right now....

The V-Strike is easy to learn, but also quick, effective, and versatile.
  • First, take your hands up and stretch them between the thumb and forefinger, making a big web with your palm. (Like you're taking the top off a pickle jar)
  • Now angle the hands down (45 degrees) waiting for the aggressor to get closer.
  • When ready, the hand snaps out & back towards the attackers throat area.
  • Good strike would be the top of his throat, with the hand at a 45 degree angle.
  • Power from this strike is the result of the speed your hand goes out and back, not how hard someone shoves their hand out.
  • Keep your hand in a tight position, the web area between the thumb and forefinger.
  • Think of your arm as a long rubber hose and you're snapping it out like a whip.
  • Breathe quickly, keep your eyes open, and yell something out loud when you make contact with the attacker.
Tip #8: Refresh, Rehearse, and Reaffirm -- Forever training?
Refresh your memory daily about the habits to avoid conflict and the techniques to stop an assault, if necessary. What dangers are there? How do I sidestep them or counterattack without hurting myself?

Rehearse: Pick the technique(s) you feel best about and practice, practice, practice! Your muscles will slowly start to remember the drilling sequences & store it away. Good is OK for games, but you need to be a Master. There's too much at stake.

Reaffirm: It's always back to: Attitude, Self Concept, Personal Empowerment and reaffirming how truly worthy and valuable you are! You are so unique and special to the world. If you believe that, really believe it, then any man would have a battle on their hands trying to take anything or anyone from you or hurt you physically.

Mike Hayashi is a black belt with 27 years experience and is the founder of Take Control Self Defense - specializing in training women to protect themselves.  You can reach Mike through his web site at www.TakeControlSelfDefense.com or by calling 480-221-0044.

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Special Event Announcements:

AUGUST 14, 2006
Shared Vision: Marketing Brainstorm and Workshop
Allan Sabo, will lead a rapid-fire, collaborative marketing brainstorming session that is sure to have a dramatic impact on you and your business. This no-holds barred interactive session is designed to give every attendee my most prized and closely guarded secrets, insights and strategies that have grown start-ups into multi-million dollar enterprises. Come prepared with a current marketing related challenge or offer your own unique set of marketing related insights and great things are certain to happen!
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SEPTEMBER 25, 2006
Shared Vision: Blogging With Ease Workshop
Are you stuck trying to figure our if Blogging is right for you and your business?  Should you even be concerned with blogs?  What do you need to know to start your own blog ASAP.  Allan Sabo reveals the truth about blogging and set your expectations in line with what the medium can and can't do.  Attendees also get access to Allan's online blogging video tutorials.
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NOVEMBER 3-13, 2006
Arizona Entrepreneur Week

Please come and join the Arizona Entrepreneur Foundation as they celebrate our states most prized resource - Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners.  Nearly 13 days of events, seminars, classes, and networking socials have been planned.  For complete event and calendar information, please go to www.AzEntrepreneurWeek.com.

Arizona Entrepreneur Week: VOLUNTEERS WANTED...
If you can spare an hour or two a week between now and November, the Arizona Entrepreneur Foundation needs your help with organizing, planning and coordinating activities for Arizona's first Entrepreneur Week. To volunteer, please call Allan Sabo at 480-315-2985 or send an e-mail to

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