Tale of the Tape: Tony Blauer
Tony Blauer has been in the martial arts, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for four decades and is one of the only combatives experts who has successfully affected training in self-defense, combat sports, and military and law enforcement sectors. His research on overcoming fear has influenced over three decades of reality-based martial artists.
In this episode of The Eight Count, Tony opens up about his family’s home invasion that happened right in the thick of his company invasion, and how those two instances transformed his life and gave him a richer appreciation for what he has accomplished.
2:52 – The life-threatening moment that changed everything
11:55 – From running $12 million company to having zero dollars in revenue
17:42 – Developing a system to manage fear in a high-stress situation
24:25 – Escaping the fear loop
29:15 – Dealing with betrayal in business, and in life
32:08 – Tony Blauer’s secret to changing fear into fuel
40:54 – Mapping your fear through the fear loop
44:55 – The importance of intuition; and blessings in disguise
52:35 – Work-life balance and having authentic gratitude
55:10 – Tony Blauer’s message to his younger self (and it’s not what you think)