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About Invincible Worldwide

Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide, is a hall-of-famed martial artist, instructor, best-selling author, Young Australian of the Year nominee, and motivational speaker. Alan and his team aims to inspire, empower and educate people to become physically and mentally extraordinary – to become Invincible..

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How The BEAR Program Works

The BEAR Program is designed for those looking to get fit and strong, but are tired and bored of fad gyms. We teach you in detail all movements from the proper push-up to impressive moves like the Muscle-Up! The program caters to your fitness level. 

Book your first training session at Invincible HQ here: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/hq


THE 30-DAY PEAK PERFORMANCE BODY WORKOUT PROGRAM

GET YOUR TRAINING STARTED with the #1 Bestselling workout, “The 21-Minute Peak Performance Body Workout Guide”, created by Invincible Worldwide founder, Alan La, to help busy people build a high functional body!

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About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR COMFORT ZONE

We’ve all heard the phrase “The magic happens outside your comfort zone”. But have you ever fully gotten the meaning of this? The truth is, breaking out of your comfort zone requires a lot courage. Effort. Dedication. You have to face the fear of the unknown. Jump in the deep end. Trust in your hard work and put your faith in the future.

Scared? You should be. It’s frightening. But it’s even more rewarding.

Here’s what is takes to step out of your comfort zone and why it’s totally worth it.

1. You must make the decision alone

Doing something you have never done before requires making a decision. A life-changing decision. And although you will never be alone on your journey, you will be on your own for this. You and only you alone can decide to take the first step. Others can encourage. They can motivate. But they can never walk in your shoes. Your actions must come from within. Ask yourself: What do you want to achieve? Would you like to be better, stronger, fitter? Then, make your decision to get there.

2. There will be times when it’s hard

The truth about greatness is: Getting there is not easy. You will have doubts. Tell yourself that your goal is unreachable. There will be a point when you want to quit. But this is all in your mind. It’s scared. Your mind prefers being comfortable. Because it doesn’t know any better. It’s unaware of what’s beyond your comfort zone. Trust me, there is so much in store.

3. Why it will all be worth it

The pain, the struggle and the doubts are all a part of your journey to greatness. Stepping out of the comfort zone proves your strength and endurance. Teaches you discipline and determination. You will see things from another point of view. Discover a new side of yourself. And in the end you will understand that the real magic does not happen only once you’ve broken out of your comfort zone itself. But rather the journey of getting there.

4. Step out of your comfort zone now

The Invincible Coaches are here to not only push you to your limits, but also keep you motivated during your journey. They’ve been trained to not only adapt to your fitness level but also take your willpower into consideration to make sure you step out of your comfort zone and become the best version of yourself.

We Rise Together. We Inspire Together. Invincible is Life!


THE 30-DAY PEAK PERFORMANCE BODY WORKOUT PROGRAM

GET YOUR TRAINING STARTED with the #1 Bestselling workout, “The 21-Minute Peak Performance Body Workout Guide”, created by Invincible Worldwide founder, Alan La, to help busy people build a high functional body!

CLICK HERE for more information


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

7 Ways To Build Strong Character In Children

 Wondering what can you do to help your kids counter negative influences and stand up for what they know is right?
 
The answer is to nurture a solid moral core that will guide them to stand up for their beliefs and act right without us.
 
And the best news is that we can teach kids the core virtues and skills of strong character and moral courage and can begin when they are toddlers.
 
Here are seven parenting tips from the book, Building Moral Intelligence: The Seven Essential Virtues That Teach Kids to Do the Right Thing, by Dr. Michelle Borba, you can use to help your kids stand up for their beliefs, handle negative peer pressure, and live their lives guided by integrity. Remember: it’s never too late—or early—to start.
 

1. KNOW WHAT YOU STAND FOR SO YOUR KID KNOWS

 
Parents with clearly identified moral convictions are more likely to raise good kids. Because their kids know what their parents stand for and why they do, their kids are more likely to adopt their parents’ beliefs. So begin by asking yourself what virtues and moral beliefs matter most to you.
 
Make a list, then narrow them to your top three. These will become your personal moral code and guide you in how you will raise your child. It’s also the best way to help your child develop his own moral beliefs.
 
Here are five quick questions to gauge how well you’re parenting solid moral beliefs in your child:
 
a) You can quickly name the 3-5 virtues you want most for your child to acquire.
b) Your child could name the virtues you believe in most without prompting.
c) You reinforce your child whenever he shows your selected virtues in his behaviour.
d) Your child can clearly see your chosen virtues in your daily behaviour.
e) You use those virtues as your day to day code of ethical behaviour and family living.
 

2. WALK YOUR TALK

 
One great question to ask yourself each day is: “If I were the only example my child had to learn moral habits, what did he/she learn today from watching me?” The answer can be quite revealing.
 
By watching your choices and hearing your casual comments, kids learn our moral standards.
 
Make sure the moral behaviors your kids are picking up on are ones that you want your kids to copy. How many of these messages apply to you? Do you…
 
a) Eat a “sample” from a store’s candy bin in front of your child without paying?
b) Buy a ticket for a “child under twelve” even though your child is older?
c) Drive faster than the speed limit with your child as a passenger?
d) Tell your child to say you’re not there when your boss calls?
e) Do the majority of your child’s work on a school project, but have him sign his name?
 

3. SHARE YOUR MORAL BELIEFS AND TAKE STANDS

 
Speaking frequently to your child about values is called direct moral teaching. Parents who raise ethical kids do it a lot. So look for moral issues and talk about them as they come up: from TV shows and news events to situations at home, school, and friends. Tell your kids how you feel about the issue and why.
 
Share examples of morally courageous heroes. There are wonderful books and videos in your local library that you can share with your child.
 
Most important: Stand up for your own beliefs whenever you feel a major value is jeopardized. Your kid needs to see and hear about moral courage so he/she has an example to copy.
 

4. ASK MORAL QUESTIONS TO STRETCH MORAL DEVELOPMENT

 
Questioning is an important parenting tool for enhancing children’s consciences and strengthening moral beliefs. The right kind of questions can help kids expand their ability to take another perspective and ask themselves: “Is this the right thing to do?” Both are critical precursors to taking any moral stand.
 
Here are a few questions parents can ask that stretch your kid’s moral thinking:
 
“How would you feel if someone treated you that way?” “If you don’t follow through on your word, what do you think would happen?” “If everybody acted that way (i.e. cheated, shoplifted) what would happen?”
 

5. BOOST EMPATHY

 
Kids who stick up for others are kids who feel for others. Empathy is what motivates that feeling, halts cruel behavior and urges kids to take a stand.
 
Here are two powerful ways to nurture empathy:
 
a) Ask: How would you feel? Ask kids to ponder how another person feels using situations in books, TV, and movies as well as real life. It forces them to think about other peoples’ concerns.
 
b) Use role playing. It helps kids imagine others’ feelings so ask your child to think how the other person would feel if roles were reversed. “Switch sides: what would the other person say and do?” Young kids can use puppets or toy figures to act out the problem from both sides.
 

6. REINFORCE ASSERTIVENESS NOT COMPLIANCE

 
If you want to raise a child who can stand up for his beliefs, then reinforce assertiveness—not compliance.
 
Encourage him to share his opinions and stand up for what is right. And do so from early age so he can weather the storm of negative peer influence.
 
Parents who raise morally courageous kids expect their kids to act morally—even demand that they do.
 

7. TEACH ASSERTIVE SKILLS

 
The truth is that it takes real moral strength to go against peer pressure and to stick up for your beliefs. So teach your child assertive skills so he can take the right kind of stand whenever he’s confronted with a moral dilemma.
 
Here are three ways to boost moral courage:
 
a) Teach assertive posture. Teach your kid to stand up for his beliefs by using confident, assertive posture: stand tall with feet slightly apart, head held high, and look the person straight in the eye.
 
b) Say no firmly. Stress that he must say his beliefs using a friendly, but determined voice. Then don’t give in. His job is not to try changing the other person’s mind, but to follow his beliefs.
 
c) Tell reasons why. Ask your child to give the person the reason for his stand. It helps strengthen his conviction: “Stop bullying him; it’s cruel.” Or “No, it’s illegal and wrong.”
 
Repeating the belief several times boosts assertiveness and helps your child not back down from his stand.
 
Keep in mind that your child’s moral growth is an ongoing process that will span the course of her lifetime. The moral knowledge, beliefs, and habits you instill in them now will become the foundation they will use forever.

 


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

How To Teach Your Child Active Listening

Active listening is an important “soft skill”, like problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork. It’s a skill that can be acquired and developed — but it takes time and patience to master!

Having active listening skills has many benefits; besides better comprehension in the classroom, active listeners tend to be better communicators and problem solvers. Being an active listener also shows good character, commitment, and is an essential component of being a leader.

Benefits of being an active listener include:
– Fewer misunderstandings
– Faster work rate
– Improved resourcefulness
– More self-reliance
– Improved productivity

ACTIVE LISTENING VS PASSIVE LISTENING

Passive listening is simply hearing what the speaker is saying without really trying to understand it. When students passively listen, they don’t retain information because they are easily distracted.

Active listening requires the listener to understand the point the speaker is trying to communicate, not just hearing the words he or she is saying.

Becoming a better listener is an important skill that students need to actively develop and practice.

How can you help your child improve his or her listening skills?

FIVE STEPS TO ACTIVE LISTENING

Parents and teachers can teach students how to become an active listener by becoming active listeners themselves. Through modelling active listening to your child, he or she is able to see the value and importance of being an active listener. It also gives your child a reference to develop his or her own listening habits.

Improve the active listening skills for yourself and your child by following these 5 tips:

1. MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT

People who maintain eye contact are seen as reliable, warm, sociable, honest, confident, and active. Focusing your eyes also helps improve concentration. This helps you fully understand what the speaker is saying.

2. DON’T INTERRUPT

Let the speaker complete his or her thought before you try to respond. Do not interrupt, finish sentences, or rush him or her. Avoid guessing or assuming where his or her thoughts are going— this can create a negative impact on effective communication.

3. ASK QUESTIONS

One way to show you are listening (and make sure you hear correctly) is to ask specific questions about what is being said. This provides clarification, ensures understanding, and shows that you are listening.

Try asking these four types of questions:

a) Open-ended: expand the discussion further
Example: “How was your day at school today?”

b) Close-ended: prompt for specifics
Example: “Have you finished your homework?”

c) Leading: prompts the respondent to answer in a particular way
Example: “Do you have too much homework?”

d) Reflective: expand and extend thinking
Example: “You mentioned math is your favourite subject in school, tell me more about that.”

4. REPEAT BACK WHAT THE SPEAKER SAYS

Repeat what has been said back to the speaker in your own words. This helps make sure you have understood what he or she is saying. Summarize by repeating the main points of the message. This gives the speaker a chance to correct you, if necessary.

5. LISTEN FOR TOTAL MEANING

Any message has two components: the content of the message and the underlying feeling or attitude. Both parts are important and give the message meaning. Listen for both for content and the underlying emotions. Sometimes the real message is in the emotion rather than the content.

By following these tips, you and your child are developing the skills you both need to be better active listeners. Practicing these steps with your child will continue to help him or her improve his or her listening habits.

ACTIVE LISTENING ACTIVITIES

Showing your child how to be an active listener by example is only the first step. It is also important to practice these skills.

Try these activities to help develop and sharpen your child’s listening skills.

a) Read stories to your child. Ask him or her to predict what will happen next. The prediction requires your child to listen to the details to make a logical guess.

b) Cook with your child. Read the recipe to him or her, having your child listen to and follow each step to complete the recipe correctly.

c) Have conversations about things your child is interested in. This gives your child a chance to engage in a real conversation, practicing both speaking and listening.

d) Play the telephone game. Get together with a group and have one person whisper a sentence to the next person. Each person repeats it to the next until the final person. Have this person say the sentence aloud and see how much the two sentences have changed.

e) Create a list of questions with your child for him or her to ask you or a sibling. After one person has answered, see how many the other can remember. Switch roles and see how well the other person does.

f) Play the “spot the change” game. Read your child a short story. Then read it again, making some changes. Each time your child hears a change have him or her clap or raise his or her hand.

g) Get creative with “follow the directions.” Give short, simple instructions and have your child draw according to the directions they hear.

It takes a lot of concentration and determination to be a better listener. Practicing active listening techniques will help students become better communicators and build listening skills they will use for life.

Let me know in the comments below which activity you will try tonight! 

 


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

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3 Steps To Be Unstoppable

What’s the difference between someone who wakes up everyday feeling energetic, strong, able to achieve their goals, and easily influences people, as opposed to someone who feels like they’re struggling, frustrated, and can’t seem to get to where they want to go?

It’s not their fault. It’s not life’s fault. It’s not situation. Nor environment.

It’s what we call frequency. It’s about switching certain things. Your standards. Your belief systems. Certain small things, that if you change it, everything will unlock itself.

I get so many email questions from people all over the world, saying, “I feel unmotivated. Deep down, I know I can be more. But I wake up with low energy, I don’t feel good. Inside I know I can do so much more. But outside, physically and mentally, I don’t feel good.”

How do you wake up everyday with energy? How do you achieve your goals and get into that state where you feel “unstoppable”?

There are three inhibitors to feeling “unstoppable” or a feeling of “Invincible”.

  1. Living An Unhealthy Lifestyle – The first inhibitor is your lifestyle, which includes your physical activities, your diet, your sleep patterns, even your breathing patterns. These all influence the way you’re living, hence affects your energy quality and how you feel every day.
  2. Negativity – The second inhibitor involves the influences on your outlook on life. This includes the people around you, your environment, and your social media feed.
  3. Lacking Motivation – A lot of people feel like they plateau in life. They feel like they’re not getting more out of life. They can’t find the drive and passion to train or move forward in life. We’re not just talking about surface motivation, we’ll be going a little deeper into this below.

In 2011, I landed my very first 9-5 job, and got a taste of what it is like to work full-time. It was with Irwin Tools, a big American tools company. It was actually a really good job. I was given a brand new company car, had a company laptop, and credit card. Every two weeks I’d get to go away to Newcastle in four star hotels, with all expenses paid for. Each day after work I could just drive to the beach.

So for most people, you’d think that it’s a pretty good life. It wasn’t something that I really passionate about. Every day I would wake up with low energy and motivation. I didn’t feel good. I couldn’t maintain my training. By the time I got home, after 8-10 hours of work, I didn’t feel like training because my energy was all depleted.

I was also surrounded by a lot of negative people. Every time there was stress they would go out for a cigarette, and would often be bitching and complaining about each other. There was a lot of negativity.

So eventually I left that job to work on building Invincible Worldwide full-time. So while I was building it up, I made sure I was walking my talk. Everything that I was teaching my students, I was still making sure I was doing myself. So I got back into training. I cleaned up my mindset. Everything boosted back up.

Today with Invincible Worldwide, we’re able to inspire over 110,000 people around the world. We’ve got over 13 Million hits on our YouTube Channel. We’ve built an Invincible HQ, where we get to inspire and change the lives of hundreds of people every night. So it’s been a big shift.

In this article, I will show you how to shift your frequency. How get yourself into that state where you’re unstoppable.

The key is achieve balance in what I call the Invincible Trifecta. If you can understand this concept, everything will be unlocked for you. There are 3 forces that have a major influence on your frequency and your results in every aspect of your life.

1. MOVEMENT

In everything in life, there needs to be constant movement. Bruce Lee says, “running water never goes stale, you’ve got to just keep on moving.”

If you start to move yourself into a healthy lifestyle, including eating right, sleeping right, exercising often, you’ll begin to put your body, your metabolism and biochemical processes into better motion.

Here’s a tip to raise your metabolism, so that everything you eat during the day goes straight to energy instead of being stored as fat. When you wake up in the morning, before you eat breakfast, do something that raises your heart rate. This could be as simple as skipping for just 2 minutes!

Moreover, when you get active, your body releases endorphins, serotonin and makes you feel good.

At Invincible Worldwide, we take it to a whole new level with our training. Not only do we get you to be fitter, stronger, and more functional. We take that word “functional” to a whole new meaning. Our goal in training is to get your body and mind into the zone, so when you want it, it’s there.

We teach you skills, strength, and to move in different ways so that you actually take your body, flexibility, mobility, strength, speed, power to a whole new level, instead of just going to the gym.

The problem with most people when they go to the gym, is that they often come out feeling sore, heavy and stiff. And often they find it hard to stay motivated and get results. So we like to train differently.

So the first step to feeling unstoppable is to do some sort of physical exercise every single day. Get your body moving.

2. MINDSET

Start to surround yourself with people that are moving towards where you want to go. Surround yourself with people who inspire you and who support you. Stay away from people who complain often, who put you down and who discuss low quality ideas.

You have to surround yourself, your Facebook feed, your Instagram feed, your social media, your walls, your room, with the things that inspire you, so that your mind is protected. So that everywhere you go, every single day, your mind is unstoppable.

Having a strong mindset also means being aware of how you’re reacting to things.

For example, if someone cuts you off when you’re driving, what’s the first thing that comes out of your mouth? What’s the first thought that you have? If you’re walking past the table and you spill water a glass of water, what’s your first reaction? Do you get angry? Do you get frustrated? Or do you just move on calmly?

Remember, it’s not what happens to you in life, it’s how you respond to it. The most successful people are able to respond effectively, rather than reacting with emotion. In Zen practice, we call this the art of thinking right thought.

3. MEANING

The reason why a lot of people are lacking motivation and drive is because they’re lacking lacking meaning in what they do. They’re lacking the feeling of being on purpose. Or they’re lacking this feeling of doing something bigger for the world. They’re playing small.

“Meaning” means you’re tapping into yourself. You’re not listening to anyone else, or the media, or society’s expectations. You’re listening to what you’re truly passionate about. What you want to do.

These are the Invincible Trifectas that will help you to feel unstoppable, energetic, and strong. If you look closely, the Trifectas are about aligning your your body, your mind, and your emotions. When you maximize all three, you feel unstoppable. This helped my life, changed my life.

Our mission at Invincible Worldwide is to help you be extraordinary. We’re fighting against mediocrity. We want to help people who feel they can be more in life to have the resources, the motivation and platforms to be able to feel Invincible.

Imagine if everybody can live on that level, what would our world be life? Everyone would be walking around positive, inspired, helping others, paying things forward.

So today, find three things for each of the Trifectas that you can starting doing to move yourself forward. How can you train better? What three things can you start doing to improve your movements and to improve your physical health? What three things can you start doing to improve your mindset? What three things can you start doing so you can living, start living on purpose every single day.

If you have any questions, let us know. We’re here to help you get into the zone so that you feel invincible, so you can get out there and inspire the world.


THE 30-DAY PEAK PERFORMANCE BODY WORKOUT PROGRAM

GET YOUR TRAINING STARTED with the #1 Bestselling workout, “The 21-Minute Peak Performance Body Workout Guide”, created by Invincible Worldwide founder, Alan La, to help busy people build a high functional body!

CLICK HERE for more information

6 Steps To Teach Your Child Respect

We often forget that children aren’t born with a built-in sense of respect for others. While each child has a different personality, all children need to be taught to be respectful.
From birth, kids learn to manipulate their world to get their needs met—this is natural.

But it’s our job as parents, coaches and instructors to teach them respectful ways of doing this.

People wonder why kids have gotten so much more disrespectful these days—we see children and teens arguing with adults (or ignoring them outright), using foul language, copping an attitude, and not using manners or respecting those in authority.

Sadly, this has become the norm for many children and teens. In my opinion, it really is a different world right now than the one we grew up in.

Movies, music, video games and television all seem to glorify a disrespectful, angry, rude way of dealing with others.

This means that in some ways we have to work harder to teach our kids to be respectful.

Added to this is the fact that parents are also busier than ever before, which makes it much harder to respond immediately to our kids.

Let’s face it, it’s easier to let things slide when you’re worn out and stressed from working so hard.

Here are 6 things you can do TODAY to start getting respect back from your kids.

1. Catch disrespect early and plan ahead if you can.

It’s good to catch disrespectful behaviour early if possible. If a child is rude or disrespectful, don’t turn a blind eye. Intervene and say, “We don’t talk to each other that way in this family.”

Giving consequences when your kids are younger is going to pay off in the long run. It’s really important as a parent if you see your child being disrespectful to admit it and then try to nip it in the bud.

Also, if your child is about to enter the teen years (or another potentially difficult phase) think about the future. Some parents I speak to are already planning how they will address behaviour as their ADD daughter becomes a teenager. They’re learning skills to prepare for their interactions with her at a later time. This can only help them as they move forward together as a family.

2. Teach your child basic social interaction skills.

It may sound old fashioned, but it’s very important to teach your child basic manners like saying “please” and “thank you.” When your child deals with her teachers in school or gets her first job and has these skills to fall back on, it will really go a long way. Understand that using manners—just a simple “excuse me” or “thank you”—is also a form of empathy.

It teaches your kids to respect others and acknowledge their impact on other people. When you think about it, disrespectful behavior is the opposite, negative side of being empathetic and having good manners.

3. Be respectful when you correct your child.

When your child is being disrespectful, we as parents, coaches and instructors need to correct them in a respectful manner. Yelling and getting upset and having your own attitude in response to theirs is not helpful and often only escalates behavior.

The truth is, if you allow their disrespectful behavior to affect you, it’s difficult to be an effective teacher in that moment. You can pull your child aside and give them a clear message, for example. You don’t need to shout at them or embarrass them.

4. Clarify the limits when things are calm.

When you’re in a situation where your child is disrespectful, that’s not the ideal time to do a lot of talking about limits or consequences. At a later time you can talk with your child about his behavior and what your expectations are.

5. Talk about what happened afterward.

If your child is disrespectful or rude, talk about what happened and how it could have been dealt with differently. That’s a chance for you to listen to your child and hear what was going on with her when that behavior happened.
Try to stay objective. You can say, “Pretend a video camera recorded the whole thing. What would I see?” This is also a perfect time to have your child describe what she could have done differently.

6. Get in alignment with your partner.

It’s so important for you and your partner, and anyone else who have a major influence on the kids’ lives, to be on the same page when it comes to your child’s behavior.
Make sure one of you isn’t allowing the disrespectful behavior while the other is trying to intercede. Sit down together and talk about what your bottom lines are, and then come up with a plan of action—and a list of consequences you might give—if your child breaks the rules.

Understand that if you haven’t been able to intervene early with your kids, you can start at any time. Even if your child is constantly exhibiting disrespectful behavior, you can begin stepping in and setting those clear limits. And kids really do want limits, even if they protest loudly—and they will.

The message that they get when you step in and set limits is that they’re cared about, they’re loved and that you really want them to be successful and able to function well in the world.

Our kids won’t thank us now, but that’s okay—it’s not about getting them to thank us, it’s about doing the right thing.

 


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

7 GOAL-SETTING STRATEGIES FOR KIDS

All parents share that sense of frustration when their child doesn’t try hard enough to accomplish something they know he’s perfectly capable of. What can you do?

One way to foster a can-do attitude is to help your child learn to set goals and meet them, one small step at a time.

Experts say that ages 10-12 is an ideal time to introduce your child to the concept of establishing targets and working toward them.

Try these strategies to teach your child the power of goal-setting so they’ll eventually learn how to work to achieve their best.

1. Get the Idea Across

Start the process by looking for ways that your child already uses goal-setting techniques. If you notice that your son has managed to save up his money to buy a video game, for example, discuss the steps he needed to take to get what he wanted.

Talk to him about how good it feels to accomplish something that you’ve worked toward. Then, discuss how these same techniques can be used to meet other challenges.

2. Start Small

Help your child think of a fun goal she could achieve within a short time. Maybe she could finish a book she started or complete a craft project. “Little goals are the best way to get kids moving toward big goals,” says Jim Wiltens, a leadership-training instructor in the San Francisco-area schools. “Meeting a goal gives kids an incredible surge of energy.”

3. Let Them Choose

As much as you might want your child to make the honor roll, it’s best to let your kid decide what she wants to achieve. Then you can help her make a plan.

Obviously, some goals require more input from you. If learning to figure skate is your kid’s dream, you’re going to have to help her set and achieve her targets. If parents find they’re nagging or getting angry that their child isn’t working hard enough to meet a goal, that’s a signal they need to back off.

4. Be Alert to Possibilities

If your child says, “I wish I could win a prize in the science fair this year,” use it as an opportunity to assist him in creating a plan. “Help him write down specific action steps and a timetable for accomplishing each of them,” says John Bishop, author of Goal Setting for Students. Then check in with him from time to time to help keep him focused on his targets.

5. Show Them How

“Adults have a much greater sense of what it takes to accomplish goals,” says Virginia Shiller, PhD, author of Rewards for Kids! Ready-to-Use Charts & Activities for Positive Parenting. So include your child in your own goal-setting to show her how the process works.

Say you want to create a garden. Get your child involved in everything from researching plants to turning the dirt. “Adults know how to break a goal down into steps, and that’s something kids need to learn,” Dr. Shiller says.

6. Provide a Reality Check

Children often underestimate how hard it can be to meet a goal, and then they get frustrated and discouraged when they fall short. If your child decides he wants to play the guitar, for instance, be encouraging but realistic.

Point out the challenges and the dedication it will require. The idea isn’t to make the goal seem too daunting, but rather to share in the seriousness of the undertaking by helping plan it out.

7. Applaud Effort

As your child begins to set goals and work toward them, don’t forget the compliments. Say something like, “I’m really impressed, when you care about something you really go after it!”

 


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

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4 Steps To Have More Energy Everyday

When was the last time that you woke up and you felt energetic, energized, excited? When was the last time you hopped out of bed and you couldn’t wait to start your day?

Think about it, when we were kids, it was so much easier to have a abundant energy. There’s a brightness in their eyes. You can see a shine, a vibrancy and limitless energy. However, when you look at most adults, they’re always tired, fatigued or low in energy.

I noticed that I’d got to a point where I was waking up and feeling sluggish. I’d want to get up and train, but my energy levels weren’t there. I had to use a will power to do so. Willpower, as you know, is a muscle, and it can’t last long. You burn out.

Furthermore, by the end of the day, my energy levels and my focus, had completely diminished, leaving me feeling sluggish, lethargic and unmotivated.

After noticing that my energy levels were not where I wanted to be, I decided to do some research and experiments to see how I can increase my energy levels.

I wanted to find a way to manage my busy lifestyle, in a way that I can get my energy back and get my focus back so I can perform on the highest level all the time.

Energy is so everything. If you can have energy, or life force, it influences your work, it influences your training, it influences your life, your relationships, everything.

Throughout your life, there are two important resources you have to conserve. It’s not money, or any material things.

The first resource you want to conserve and not waste, is your time. Time is a commodity that you cannot take back, that you cannot control. If you lose it, that’s it.

The second resource is your life force, your chi, or your energy. In Chinese medicine, they say your chi is a finite energy, or a finite resource.

We are all born with a certain amount of life force and if you deplete that through wastage and not taking care of your health, you actually won’t have any more life force. So that by the time you’re older, you can actually have more energy and not be prone to diseases or illness.

By living healthy, by doing a couple of things differently, you can actually reserve your life force a lot more.

In this article, I’ll show you four things to do that will have a great impact in improving your energy levels.

I’ve actually tried this myself and have since incorporated them into my daily routine.

After the first thirty days, I could feel my energy levels increase, my productivity went up, and my training results went up.

Here are four things that I want you to do every single day.

 

1. CONNECT WITH THE EMOTION OF GRATITUDE

First thing you should do every single morning is wake up and write down three things that you are grateful for. Physically write it out, instead of just thinking about it.

It could be anything, for example, the roof that you have over your head, the people you have in your life, the health that you have right now.

When you’re thinking about this, don’t just list it out for the sake of it. Really appreciate and feel the emotion. That’s what will make the difference. Appreciation and gratitude is what’s important, it’s a feeling.

Because when I first did this a couple of times, I was just listing it out and didn’t get much result from it. It wasn’t until I stepped back and truly felt the emotion, that I started seeing results.

So get into the habit of writing out 3 things you’re grateful for. Tomorrow, write down another three things. Then the next day, three more things. By the end of the thirty days, you’re going to have at least 90 things you’re grateful for.

Now, you will get to a point where you feel like you run out of things to be grateful for. That’s okay.

Rewrite the same things, but go deeper. For example, one of the things I’ve got on my list is that I’m grateful for the sun that shines into my window and that gives me energy.

I appreciate feel the warmth, I feel the energy, I’m grateful for that. The next day, if I run out of things to list out, I would go deeper. I would think of the sun, and how the sun gives me energy to wake up, to give energy, inspire and change people’s lives just the way the sun is doing for the entire world.

So the goal is to go deeper and deeper every day with the emotion of gratitude, until it becomes your natural state.

 

2. OVER-HYDRATE YOUR BODY

Your body is 70 percent water. Water is essence. Let me ask you a question, how often do you think you drink water in a day? More importantly, when you sleep, let’s say eight hours. Can you imagine going eight hours without water?

So another way to improve your health and increase energy for your day, is to drink more water before going to bed.

In the first couple of night, you will need to go to the bathroom more often, while your body adjusts. But trust that this will improve your overall energy levels. Your body will adjust and you eventually won’t need to go the bathroom after you jump into bed.

The extra water replenishes you, it keeps you hydrated for the eight hours that you are sleeping. When you wake up, your body is fresh, and it’s not dry.

Then, when you wake up, drink another extra glass of water to rehydrate your body again.

 

3. USE THE DRAGON BREATH

There’s a thing called a fire breath or a dragon breath. When you wake up in the morning, I want you to try three deep breaths. It’s similar to Wim Hof Method.

What you want to do is breathe in for three deep breaths into the stomach. Place your hand on your stomach and imagine a balloon. When you breathe in, the balloon expands. And as you breathe out fast, the balloon deflates, your stomach pushes back into the spine.

There are multiple counts you can experiment with to increase your energy.

One way is to breathe in slowly for 6 seconds, hold 6 seconds, then breathe out fast as if you are sighing, then hold 6 seconds. Repeat.

During our busy lives, most people breathe very shallow, usually from the nose or at most the chest. You want to practice and train yourself to start breathing from the diaphragm.

This gives you more oxygen flow around the body, while more effectively removing the carbon dioxide in your body.

When you first start doing regular deep breaths, say 30 in a row, you’ll get to a point where you start to get light headed. That’s okay. You might feel tingling in your head. This is good. It’s more oxygen floating into your head.

This breathing also has positive effects on your physical performance. For example, I tested this with my strength in finger push ups. Before the breathing exercise, I did 50 push ups. Then after 30 breaths, I moved to 75. The deep breathing gives you more oxygen around your body and you can perform on a higher level.

 

4. BE TECH FREE BEFORE AND AFTER BED

How often, each day when you wake up, the first thing you look at is your phone. And the last thing you see at night before bed is your phone?

Research shows that for the hour before you sleep, you shouldn’t be using your phone or any screen devices. You don’t want blue screen. You’d rather be reading or meditating, but don’t use your screen.

I’d found one hour to be very difficult, so I did half an hour. For thirty days, the half hour before bed and half hour after waking up, I had no phones, no technology. What I found is in the morning, when I wake up, I had a lot more energy. I woke up more energetic, in a better mood and feeling more motivated.

 

Give it a go! I’m going to set you an easy 10-day challenge. Try these 4 habits for the next 10 days. You’ll see results and you’ll keep going for the next 30 days!

I tried it out myself, and saw massive, massive difference over 30 days.

These simple habits will give you so much more energy. You will wake up with a lot of power, a lot more vibrancy, and it’s going to make a difference in everything that you do.

Let us know how you’re going in the comments below. Tag @InvincibleWorldwide and #10DayChallenge.

If you have any questions, let us know. We’re here to help you get into the zone so that you feel invincible, so you can get out there and inspire the world.

 


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How To Stay Motivated In Winter

Winter’s coming on strong. We get stronger. At a time when most people are getting lazy, most people are slowing down, most people are feeling mediocre or most people kind of let themselves go, we don’t do that. We rise above that. We stay on top. As Invincible athletes, we work, we stay strong.

But how do you stay motivated? How do you stay focused especially when there are so many distractions? Or when the weather’s changing, it’s getting colder and most people feel lazy?

Motivation is not something that you find. Motivation isn’t something that will hopefully drop on your lap and make you feel good. Or you don’t wake up one day and you say, I hope I’ll feel motivated today.

Motivation should not be an external source. You should not be finding motivation from outside. True motivation is from within. True motivation is generated.

As an Invincible Athlete we control ourselves, we have self-mastery and to do that we understand one thing – one critical thing. Everything you want to achieve in life, everything you want to feel – happiness, fulfillment, success, motivation, passion, has to be generated from within.

We do not wait for external circumstances. Motivation comes from within. It’s about having the Invincible Mindset.

The word “Invincible” comes from the Latin word, “invincibilis”. “Invincibilis” means you can’t be defeated. So Invincible means everyday you wake up you choose not to be defeated.

So if you wake up, if it’s cold outside, it’s raining, you don’t want to train, you’ve been defeated. So Invincible means whatever obstacles that life throws at you, you can achieve anything. You can go above and beyond because you choose not to be defeated. It’s all a choice.

Here are three strategies that will help you stay motivated and achieve your goals. Whether if you wanna be fitter this year, or you wanna achieve more skills, or you just wanna increase your lifestyle, you wanna have better lifestyle, have more energy, you just feel better about yourself.


1. SET A HIGHER STANDARD FOR YOURSELF

The first step is you want to set higher standards for yourself. By raising your standards you actually shift the way you act. You own yourself, you know you’re worth something more. Your standards reflects the quality of you. Your standards will affect everything that you produce, everything that you portray to the world.

Your standards affect your actions. Your actions affect your results. By having high standards for yourself you actually affect your actions. You choose to work differently, you produce things differently, you’ll train differently, and then that affects your results.

To give you an example, let’s say it’s cold outside, you’re tired, you’re sore and you’re in bed and you feel like, oh I don’t wanna train. But if you have high standards for yourself, your actions will be different. You’ll jump out of bed, and get ready to train.

If you have low standards for yourself you’re gonna say, “You know, I can probably train another day. I can probably do it tomorrow.” Your standards affect your actions, and that affects your results. Standards heavily determine the results that you get in life.

Anthony Robbins talks about the difference between having a “must” and a “should”. If you have “must”, you do it no matter what. You have a high standard. Rain or shine whatever you saw you have a high standard for yourself, you get up and you train. If you have a low standard for yourself for you it’s a “should”.

For example, those with low standards will say things like, “Yeah I should train today, no but it’s actually cold, so I don’t want to train.”

So once you understand if your standards are high you will achieve. You’ll unlock so much more of your potential. Raise your standards in everything that you do and your quality of life will go to a whole new level.

2. CREATE TIME BLOCKS

Next thing is what we call time blocking. This idea is from great author and speaker Brendan Burchard and he talks about high performance habits and he says, “If you allow your time to be filled with randomness “you are stealing away from your greatness.”

A lot of people play their week with randomness. They might say, “Monday I’m gonna start training so I’m gonna fit in a training session in, and maybe if I can, maybe if I feel like it I’ll fit in a Wednesday, and possibly if I feel good, maybe on a Saturday morning.”

But then what happens is often on Wednesday they say, “Oh it’s cold outside, it’s raining. I’ll do it on Thursday instead.” And then when Thursday comes we get another “distraction”. Too often, we play life in a way where we allow ourselves to be random.

High performers use Time Blocks. Time Blocks are pre-planned parts of the day that cannot be moved. It’s un-negotiable. When you can create time blocks where it’s un-negotiable for you to train you’re going to achieve your goals no matter what.

Despite when everyone else gets lazy, you time block to move forward. That is the key. You set out a pre-planned time for you to train or do what is required to achieve your goals and it cannot be moved or changed, regardless of how you feel or what life throws at you.

3. SET A CONSISTENCY SYSTEM

Consistency is difficult especially in today’s world when there are too many distractions. So the best way to stay consistent is to have a system to be able to be consistent.

For example, Jerry Seinfeld, the famous comedian who produced and starred the TV show, Seinfeld, used a system that enabled him to master his craft and be a great at what he does.

He had a calendar on his wall mapped out for 30 days. And every single day he’d set a goal to write a joke. He’ll wake up and he’ll force himself to write at least a joke every single day. So if he did it on that day, he’ll give himself a big red cross, and then if he does it the next day he’ll give himself another cross, and he does it the next day, another cross, and another cross. Then eventually he’ll end up with a chain of crosses.

If you look on your wall and you see four crosses in a row of productivity, you do not want break that chain. So that’s what he did. He tricked himself, he played a game for himself so that every single day, every single day he creates a chain and he does not wanna break that chain.

Every goal can be achieved and mastered through consistency. Consistency is your key. Motivation you cannot rely on but if you have a system to have consistency you’ll achieve everything you want in your life. The idea is to create a daily chain, some kind of visual chain that you won’t want to break.

You will find a link below for you to download a Self-Mastery Tool from us. On this sheet you will be able to write down your goals, and then you have 30 days to move towards it. Move towards that goal, whether it be fitness, whether it be a push up. If you’re doing something everyday to move forward, give it a nice good cross or big tick in the boxes.

Keep it consistent and achieve a good long chain of consistency throughout the month and that way you’ll be able to achieve your goals and move forward.

DOWNLOAD HERE: The Self-Mastery Challenge


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How To Teach Your Child Kindness

(This is a long post, but it’s worth it  )

A Harvard study, ran by the Making Caring Common project, found that about 80 percent of the youth in the study said their parents were more concerned with their achievement or happiness than whether they cared for others. The kids were also three times more likely to agree that “My parents are prouder if I get good grades in my classes than if I’m a caring community member in class and school.”

We need to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults. Children are not born simply good or bad. They need adults who will help them become caring, respectful, and responsible for their communities at every stage of their childhood.

Here are 5 strategies to raise moral, caring children:

1. MAKE CARING FOR OTHERS A PRIORITY

Parents tend to prioritize their children’s happiness and achievements over their children’s concern for others. But children need to learn to balance their needs with the needs of others, whether it’s passing the ball to a teammate or deciding to stand up for friend who is being bullied.

Children need to hear from parents that caring for others is a top priority. A big part of that is holding children to high ethical expectations, such as honoring their commitments, even if it makes them unhappy. For example, before kids quit a sports team, band, or a friendship, we should ask them to consider their obligations to the group or the friend and encourage them to work out problems before quitting.

TRY THIS:
a) Instead of saying to your kids: “The most important thing is that you’re happy,” say “The most important thing is that you’re kind.”

b) Make sure that your older children always address others respectfully, even when they’re tired, distracted, or angry.

c) Emphasize caring when you interact with other key adults in your children’s lives. For example, ask teachers whether your children are good community members at school.

2. PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN TO PRACTICE CARING AND GRATITUDE

It’s never too late to become a good person, but it won’t happen on its own. Children need to practice caring for others and expressing gratitude for those who care for them and contribute to others’ lives. Studies show that people who are in the habit of expressing gratitude are more likely to be helpful, generous, compassionate, and forgiving—and they’re also more likely to be happy and healthy.

Learning to be caring is like learning to play a sport or an instrument. Daily repetition—whether it’s a helping a friend with homework, pitching in around the house, or having a classroom job—make caring second nature and develop and hone youth’s caregiving capacities. Learning gratitude similarly involves regularly practicing it.

TRY THIS:
• Don’t reward your child for every act of helpfulness, such as clearing the dinner table. We should expect our kids to help around the house, with siblings, and with neighbors and only reward uncommon acts of kindness.

• Talk to your child about caring and uncaring acts they see on television and about acts of justice and injustice they might witness or hear about in the news.

• Make gratitude a daily ritual at dinnertime, bedtime, in the car, or on the subway. Express thanks for those who contribute to us and others in large and small ways.

3. EXPAND YOUR CHILD’S CIRCLE OF CONCERN.

Almost all children care about a small circle of their families and friends. Our challenge is help our children learn to care about someone outside that circle, such as the new kid in class, someone who doesn’t speak their language, the school custodian, or someone who lives in a distant country.
Children need to learn to zoom in, by listening closely and attending to those in their immediate circle, and to zoom out, by taking in the big picture and considering the many perspectives of the people they interact with daily, including those who are vulnerable.

They also need to consider how their decisions, such as quitting a sports team or a band, can ripple out and harm various members of their communities. Especially in our more global world, children need to develop concern for people who live in very different cultures and communities than their own.

TRY THIS:
• Make sure your children are friendly and grateful with all the people in their daily lives, such as a bus driver or a waitress.

• Encourage children to care for those who are vulnerable. Give children some simple ideas for stepping into the “caring and courage zone,” like comforting a classmate who was teased.

• Use a newspaper or TV story to encourage your child to think about hardships faced by children in another country.

4. BE A STRONG MORAL ROLE MODEL AND MENTOR.

Children learn ethical values by watching the actions of adults they respect. They also learn values by thinking through ethical dilemmas with adults, e.g. “Should I invite a new neighbor to my birthday party when my best friend doesn’t like her?”

Being a moral role model and mentor means that we need to practice honesty, fairness, and caring ourselves. But it doesn’t mean being perfect all the time. For our children to respect and trust us, we need to acknowledge our mistakes and flaws. We also need to respect children’s thinking and listen to their perspectives, demonstrating to them how we want them to engage others.

TRY THIS:
• Model caring for others by doing community service at least once a month. Even better, do this service with your child.

• Give your child an ethical dilemma at dinner or ask your child about dilemmas they’ve faced.

5. GUIDE CHILDREN IN MANAGING DESTRUCTIVE FEELINGS

Often the ability to care for others is overwhelmed by anger, shame, envy, or other negative feelings.

We need to teach children that all feelings are okay, but some ways of dealing with them are not helpful. Children need our help learning to cope with these feelings in productive ways.

TRY THIS:
Here’s a simple way to teach your kids to calm down: ask your child to stop, take a deep breath through the nose and exhale through the mouth, and count to five.

Practice when your child is calm.

Then, when you see him/her getting upset, remind him/her about the steps and do them with him/her. After a while he/she’ll start to do it on his/her own so that he/she can express his/her feelings in a helpful and appropriate way.

 


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

9 Things You Should Say To Your Kids Every Day

Here are 9 things you should say to your kids every day 🙂

 

  1. “I love you”. Say it to them as often as you like

  2. “I like it when you.” Talk about positive aspects of their behaviour

  3. “You make me happy.” This makes them feel valuable

  4. “I’m proud of you.” They need to hear they’re doing a good job, even when it’s hard

  5. “You are special.” Let them know their uniqueness is a strength.

  6. “I trust you.” Building a foundation of trust raises an honest person.

  7. “I believe you.” Teach them how valuable they are.

  8. “I know you can do this.” Encourage them to never give up.

  9. “I am grateful for you.” Be specific, this can make their day!

Which one is your favourite? Comment below!

 


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro

7 Ways To Teach Your Kids To Be Brave

Bravery is a tough concept these days. It seems we are also being told to be extra sensitive and aware, but rarely are we really encouraged, let alone taught, to be brave.
Courage definitely has its place though, and it is our job to help our kids develop a healthy sense of it.
Here are a few suggestions to help foster bravery in your kids:

1. Teach Them that it is Okay to be Wrong. 

So much of our fear comes from within. We don’t want to fail, look dumb, or get hurt. We need to raise our kids to be confident, and to know that giving a wrong answer or singing a wrong note will not change their worth. Show them the courage in perseverance as well as in failing until you succeed. The result is an intrinsic reward for being brave!

2. Make it Safe for Them to be Afraid. 

We can’t be brave without accepting and acknowledging fear. Kind of like good and evil…bravery does not exist without fear. Our kids need to know it is okay, and even healthy, to feel afraid. There is a healthy balance between fear that is protective versus restrictive. When they are afraid, they need to know they can come to us. Sometimes to feel safe, and sometimes just to feel afraid.

3. Back Them Up – Support them. 

When they do come to us, it is our job to give them the support, knowledge, and encouragement. Eventually, they’ll be able to “hear” us, even when we’re not with them.

4. Be Their Excuse (when needed). 

One of the biggest fears our kids deal with as they get older is not being accepted by their peers. In these situations, bravery isn’t always facing a situation. Sometimes bravery is getting out of one! Let them know that if they need an “out” it is okay to use you as an excuse. For instance, they can say “my mum would kill me if…” or pretend to get a text from you that they are in trouble and need to get home. Once they see that their friends still accept them, they will begin to learn to speak up for themselves.

5. Share a Sense of Adventure. 

Help them experience new things. Go on adventures and show them how to overcome the unexpected. The more they experience with you, the more they will be ready to experience without you. Take them hiking and boating, go different places and even just through different neighbourhoods. Read about new experiences, and try some of them. Show them the unfamiliar. If there are things that make you nervous, talk about it, and get through it together. Give them places to be brave!

6. Let Them Get Hurt

This one’s tough. Of course don’t put them in danger. The truth is, kids need to know they can get hurt and survive. In this world of trying to protect everyone from everything, it is essential for kids to know it is okay to fall or fail. They will survive it. Kids have to learn what they can handle and discover their own limits.

7. Love Them. 

Give them places where they don’t need to be brave, ever. Love them 100%. Show love 100%, and you will be amazed how easy it is for them to venture out.

In this tough world where we constantly try to protect our children, it is essential that we give them opportunities to be strong, and teach them courage. Bravery is a necessity in the world we live in. It is our job to help instill it in our kids.

I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences on the subject!

 


About Invincible Worldwide

Invincible Worldwide’s mission is to empower people to be physically, mentally and socially extraordinary. Alan La, founder of Invincible Worldwide is an International Sports Karate Association Hall-of-Famed Martial Artist, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Young Australian of the Year finalist. Together with his team, they provide world-class physical and mindset training programs, seminars and performances for people all over the world. 

 
More specifically, Alan and his team have developed a unique award-winning Invincible Juniors program which fuses martial arts, acrobatics and leadership skills to empower young kids to be physically and mentally prepared for success in life and in school. 

 

For more information about our unique Invincible Juniors Academy, go to: https://www.invincibleworldwide.com/juniors-program-intro