As parents we sometimes can’t see what is happening beneath the surface of our children.  The person we see isn’t necessarily the person they see in the mirror. Low  self – esteem, or lack of confidence,  is a thinking in which an individual views him/herself as inadequate, unlovable, and/or incompetent.
It is estimated 7 out of 10 girls believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members.   A girl’s self-esteem has shown to be more strongly related to how she views her own body shape and body weight, than how much she actually weighs.   Among high school students, it is estimated nearly half of the girls and upwards of 20% of boys are attempting to lose weight.  Sadly, about 20% of teens will experience depression before they reach adulthood.
Where and when such a mindset began is tough to determine.  More importantly, solutions do exist.  One of the top wishes among all teen girls is for their parents to communicate better with them; frequent and more open conversations…I know I know, good luck there…but it’s worth the try.
People, especially kids, are a product of their environment.  Engaging with people who are positive and encouraging is a great way to boost confidence.  Openly recognizing your children for doing well in school or tackling a tough project let’s them know their efforts aren’t going unnoticed.  Ask them for help or for their opinion; this helps make your child feel needed and a part of the family’s decision process.
For more ways to help boost someone’s confidence check out Andy Eklund’s page.
Til next time!
-Coach Aaron
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Are You Stressed?

Are You Stressed?

We’ve all been there…or are there right now. Work, family, life piles up, never enough time in the day, too much on your plate. There’s nothing worse than stress getting the better of you. The endless list of things to do always seems to leave your own needs last and evokes a war zone between your mind and body.

Migraines, bitten fingernails, insomnia, weight gain, weight loss….you name it, many of our personal issues are indeed stress related.

Sadly, stress doesn’t affect only adults. Ours kids experience stress as well. Signs may include, lack of appetite, not wanting to go to school, lack of interest in things they used to like, or even just frustration with homework.

We know we shouldn’t allow stress to become a regular occurrence in our daily life but it happens to the best of us. So what to do? First, take a deep breath. You’re alive! That alone is cause to be thankful and happy! Hug your kids, remind them you love them and you are there for them no matter what.

Next, go do something. Anything. Take a break and do something active. Get the blood flowing and muscles moving. Biologically speaking, by releasing your “feel-good” endorphins, physical activity works to ease your stress load. Almost any form of exercise can act as a stress reliever, but it’s activities like yoga and martial arts that encourage the mind and body to work together tend to be the most effective.

BJJ, muay thai, martial arts, Omaha, Lincoln, Aaron Cerrone,Til next time,


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Advertising Your Business

Many people think of martial arts as self-defense, which it is. Martial arts courses focus on effectiveness in real world situations. There are many types of martial arts including Judo, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Boxing, Karate, and jujitsu including Kodokan Goshin Jutsu and Bartitsu. There are rape prevention forms of self-defense such as AWARE, RAD, or Model Mugging. There are also reality-based self-defense tactics or military combative courses like Krav Maga.

Each type of self-defense program teaches that the first step in self-defense is being situationally aware and that violence should only be used as a last resort. Some course, such as Krav Maga, teach close quarters combat styles, utilizing basic, everyday items as weapons for the most damage with the least amount of effort. Of course, this method is meant to be employed only when your life truly is at stake and the situation will result in you living or the enemy living. It is also designed for fighting multiple attackers at the same time. Many martial arts are advertised online which is how prospective customers find them.

What to Post

Martial arts is not the only industry that can use social media marketing. Much like other industries, such as locksmiths, there are certain things you need to post on your social media sites in order to generate higher followings, bring in more customers, and show off what services you have. Each social network operates as an individual outlet. Each site uses different forms of communication, and different types of people frequent each site. So, what this ultimately means is that different types of posts do better on different sites.  

Facebook and Twitter

Drive engagement everywhere

If you really want to drive engagement with your locksmith website and help people find fast lockout locksmith from's, your best approach will be to ask questions. And be conversational since those types of posts tend to see the most engagement. Blog posts, when re-posted to Facebook, also do very well. Paid posts reach a much wider audience on Facebook (after all, it’s a publicly-traded company with investors to answer to), so if something is incredibly important, you should promote it by using paid posts if you can afford it. The costs are minimal and if done properly, the ROI is tremendous. There’s also been a steady increase in the performance of videos on Facebook, so if you’ve got them, use them!

On Twitter, you will have the greatest success when you post interesting facts about things like crime statistics, exclusive content on new locks on the market, tips on home or commercial locksmith safety, and quotes from experts about what locksmith services are best done regularly. Make the most of your 140 characters – and use hashtags (of note: hashtags are words or phrases preceded by a hash or pound sign (#) and used to identify messages on a specific topic). Limit each post to only one or two hashtags however, or people will feel overwhelmed and fail to respond to the tweet.

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