The Importance of Names | Mia Anstine

MAC Q&A Day (2).pngYou’ve likely heard about the importance of remembering a person’s name after you’ve met them but what about how to pronounce their name? With my names, first and last, you can guess that I’ve been in more than one situation where people use the incorrect pronunciation of one or both.

This may come off as a bit of a rant, which it may be, but I’d prefer to say it’s a hope of bringing awareness to the importance of paying attention to people’s names, not just remembering them, but respecting the pronunciation too.

When it comes to my first name I give people a little slack but will correct them in an instant. “Mia”, which sounds like [Mee-yuh] is a word of Spanish origin. It means “my” or “mine.” Since it’s not from the English language, I can understand a mistake in phonetics and don’t mind giving correction if someone makes a mistake with it.

My last name, which is my married name is one that I tend to let slide, but I completely don’t understand why Amercian, English speaking people can’t say it correctly. In fact, I’m appalled by the complete mutilation of the pronunciation of “Anstine”.

“Anstine”, sounds like [An-styen] or [An-stahyn]. It’s the sound “an” combined with “Stine”. Do you see the word “Tine” in “Stine?’ It’s there, so I don’t know why people call me “Anstein”. You see, “Stein” doesn’t sound anything like “Stine”. Phoenitically, “Tein” and “Tine” are completely different.

The absolute worst is when someone calls me “Aniston”. Although I enjoy watching the Aniston who appears in the famous television series, ‘Friends’, I don’t find it a compliment when someone mutilates my name to sound as such.

How do you feel when someone ignores your name or its pronunciation?

I’ve been included several interviews and if the show host doesn’t ask how to say my name in the pre-recording time, I make sure to let them know as I don’t expect them to get it right. When I go through this courtesy prep and then the host immediately mutilates one or both of my names, you can guess what I think of them.

Remembering a person’s name shows them respect. It shows them that you care and even that you’re not self-centered. It shows interest. There’ve been thousands of articles and even books, written that bring up this subject. If you want to earn someone’s respect, call them by name when you see them.

I won’t say that I’ve never forgotten a name because we all certainly do. It’s not something I brag about or choose to accept. I’ve even beat myself up for mistaking one friend for another; Yes, I do have some really blond moments — Ugh! Despite my lack of perfection I do try hard to care about others, and knowing their names is one way of doing this.

Importance of Remembering Names

No matter what business you’re in, remember names is a must. If you haven’t done so yet, read Dale Carnegie’s ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ you need to! You’ll learn a lot about relations with others. You’ll also discover “A person’s name is to him or her the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

6 Tips for Remembering Names
From Forbes Magazine

  1. Focus on the person.
  2. Repeat their name aloud.
  3. Ask a question.
  4. Repeat his or her name silently.
  5. Make a vivid association between their name and something familiar to you.
  6. Conclude the interaction with his or her name.

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Become Curious About Others

When you’re interacting with someone be an active listener. Are you one who always replies to what someone is saying with, “Well, I …” or “When I …”? Don’t be the “I” person. Listen. Ask questions. Relate. Even if it’s in your mind. Not everyone shares an experience with you because they want feedback. If you’re being an active listener you’ll be able to discern your role in the conversation. — These days, many people talk to hear themselves. <SIGH> That’s a different story, for a different day, and I’ll probably leave them to that. HA-HA!


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Know When to Follow the Firearm Safety Rules

Most gun owners know when to follow firearm safety rules, but it seems my social media streams are flooded with images of poor safety. I’ve seen images of prom pictures with poor gun handling, hunting photos with bad barrel placement, and red carpet events with trigger fingers engaged. Additionally, I just returned from the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings in Dallas, Texas. There are plenty of gun companies displaying their wares at the show.

A true give away that you’re not an experienced gun owner is the way you handle them. That means if you’re violating any of the Four Rules of Firearm safety, you look like a dummy. You don’t want that, no do you? Of course, you don’t. A violation of the rules could add you to a list of statistics of which you don’t want to be included. You’d better learn the rules.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about displaying your passion for the Second Amendment and sharing the fact that you’re the face of gun owners, but you need to do it properly — NOT like Hollywood! Practice the rules!

Rules of Firearm Safety

When should you follow the rules? ALWAYS!

Always, always follow gun safety rules. That means even if you think the gun is unloaded, even if the firing pin has been removed, even if your only taking a picture, and even if the gun looks real but is not.

I’ve had many people tell me, “but it was unloaded.” NOPE! That’s a violation of rule number one.

ALWAYS follow the four rules of firearm safety. Rule breakers are not impressive. It’s a distraction from their photo, and they’re dangerous at the range or in the gun shop. Never get so comfortable with a firearm that you forget the rules.

Four Rules of Firearm Safety

1. Treat EVERY gun as if it is loaded. Firearm-safety-rule-number-one-MACOutdoors

This means that all guns should be handled as though there is ammunition in the chamber and even applies to inert and toy guns. Practice safety all the time.

2. Never point the gun at anything you don’t intend to destroy. Firearm-safety-rule-number-two-MACOutdoors

Remember that a bullet being expelled from the barrel of a gun cannot be taken back. Once a gun goes off, that is it. Where ever your muzzle is pointed is where that projectile will go and whatever it hits will be destroyed.

3. Always keep your finger OFF THE TRIGGER and OUT OF THE TRIGGER GUARD until you are on target and ready to shoot. Firearm-safety-rule-number-three-MACOutdoors

This is a rule that seems difficult at first. Afterall, guns are designed with grips that allow our fingers to easily reach the trigger. Keep your finger off of the trigger and out of the trigger guard. If you experience a bump, trip, or slip, you do not want your finger depressing the trigger before you are ready. When I’m teaching, when I’m at gun stores, when I’m at trade shows, and other times I see this rule violated. JUST DO THIS ONE!

4. Always know your target and what is beyond.

Firearm-safety-rule-number-four-MACOutdoorsRule number two mentions not pointing the gun at anything you don’t intend to destroy. That means if you have the muzzle pointed toward the wall in your house, the bullet could possibly go through the wall. You need to be aware of what is on the other side and if you’re hunting, you need to know where other animals are located.


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Outdoors, Hunting, and Inspiration with Mia Anstine and ‘Mountain Climer’

A new friend who’s been following my inspiration for some time reached out to interview me for a new project. He’s created a website, www.mountainclimer.com, which is designed to inspire others. I feel honored to play a part in being a positive influence, or role model, for others. I also look to them for inspiration, so of course, I had to learn more about the Mountain Climer mission.

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Jeremy Climer says he first heard about me when I was on the cover of Field & Stream. “After reading the article, I immediately found you on social media and started reading your blog posts and watching your YouTube videos. What really attracted me to your work was your focus on family” says Climer who grew up outdoors, though not hunting.

Jeremy says his wife’s first experience with guns and hunting was through him, and now they’re raising their daughter outdoors and teaching her all about hunting, fishing, and conservation.  He says, “It’s been important for both my wife and daughter to see women out there hunting and fishing – it’s not a man’s thing, it’s a human thing.”

The Climer family had a longtime goal of moving to Colorado and recently made the move when Jeremy’s wife accepted a job here. “Once we had our daughter, we wanted to settle down in the mountain west before she started kindergarten.” He also says he’s dreamed of hunting elk, mule deer, and pronghorn for over a decade. “I’m excited to finally get to hunt the animals I’ve long loved and admired. While I hunted whitetail and small game back in Indiana and Kentucky, I’ve never been one for sitting still, so I’m also looking forward to being able to spot and stalk as opposed to sitting in a tree stand.”

When I talk about joining conservation organizations to make a difference that means you also need to get involved, not just hold a membership card in your wallet. Jeremy is on the committee for the Mile High chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation and belongs to a number of organizations (RMEF, NWTF, BHA, TRCP, TU). He says he wants to do more so he decided to create his own opportunity via the new website.

Jeremy indicates his “goal is simply to bring people together and educate. I’ve done a lot of one on one educating on these issues during my time in Chicago and Los Angeles and gotten a lot of my friends interested in hunting, but I wanted to do that on a larger scale. Also, while there are organizations devoted to getting more people outside and there are conservation organizations doing new hunter recruitment, I didn’t see anyone out there trying to tie these things together. I’d like to see more hunters, more hikers, etc., and I’d like them all to be concerned about the future of our wild animals and places.  If I can direct someone who wants to learn to hunt to someone who can mentor them, or make hunting a little less scary for someone else, I’ll feel really good about that.”

Finding positive influencers is always important. While his website is new, you can follow it plus the Mountain Climer’s Facebook pageYouTube channel, and Instagram.


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50 Female Gun Owners Set Sights on Washington DC

AUSTIN, TX — Women from around the country are preparing to travel to the U.S. Capitol as part of the DC Project, a nonpartisan initiative that brings 50 women, one from each state, to Washington, DC, to meet with their legislators about issues addressing the Second Amendment. The women, who will be meeting with Congressional members and staff from June 20-23, 2018, have diverse professional experiences, ethnicity, and political beliefs, but share a common interest centered on the appreciation of America’s gun culture.

The DC Project was started by champion shooter Dianna Muller in 2016 to encourage female shooters to meet with legislators in order to give politicians a direct connection to the fastest growing demographic of gun owners. Females provide unique stories and perspectives on the attraction of the 2nd Amendment, including competition shooting sports, commerce, self-defense, hunting, and conservation.

“The Second Amendment is part of the United States Constitution and does not belong to one party,” said Muller. “Female gun owners are diverse and have individualized stories and accounts of why this Amendment is so important to them. These stories need to be shared as they are representative of many within legislators’ constituencies.”

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) is the presenting sponsor of the DC Project. With a nationwide network of firearms instructors and female gun owners, AG & AG is a strong voice for the Second Amendment. Robyn Sandoval, Executive Director, is making her third trip with the DC Project to meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

“A Girl & A Gun is honored to be a part of this initiative. As a mother who was a supporter of gun control for decades, I now devote my life to empowering women with the safe use and storage of firearms,” said Sandoval. “It is important that our lawmakers learn our stories and have access to our resources for education on gun-related issues.”

The DC Project will host several events during the week as participants give speeches and meet with lawmakers to address the rising demographic of female gun ownership; the value of the 2nd Amendment in today’s society; and the importance of the preservation of America’s gun culture, from conservation and commerce to competitive sports, hunting, and self-defense.

For more information on the DC Project visit: http://dcproject.info

About A Girl & A Gun

A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women into the shooting community and fostered their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors to coach them. AG & AG breaks barriers for women and girls in the area of self-defense and in pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level opportunities. The club has more than 5,000 members in 48 states, with chapters that host recurring Girl’s Nights Out at more than 150 ranges throughout the nation.

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Get Outdoors and Get Healthy – the Mountains are Calling

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We’ve already got week one of 2018 under our belts. Tell me, what are your resolutions, goals, or focus’ for this year? The number one things I usually hear are fitness and health. That’s part of what motivated me to create the “Mountains are Calling” series of apparel. Get outside, get healthy, reduce stress, and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Fall is a busy time for me because the mountains call and I have to go hunting. This year I didn’t draw a lot of coveted hunting licenses. Not to worry. I’ve been out with friends and family, and hopefully one of them will share a neck roast with me. All that yumminess aside, I truly love being outdoors, exploring, hiking, and getting fresh air. That’s why I created “The Mountains Are Calling” series of apparel. Look through the designs for your favorite wildlife, camping, hiking, or fishing design. PLUS! GOOD NEWS! All designs are on sale! Find the discount code below and CLICK TO SHOP NOW!

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Explore Colorado on Your Paddle Board

Be safety-minded when out on your paddleboard

CPW_SiteLogoDURANGO, Colo. – Going out on the stand-up paddleboard is a great way to experience our state’s waters, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is urging boarders to stay safe while on rivers and reservoirs.

“Paddleboarding is easy to learn and almost anyone can have fun doing it,” said Scott Rist, head ranger at Paonia, Sweitzer Lake and Crawford state parks. “But because it’s easy, a lot of people don’t realize that you can get in trouble when you fall off. We urge everyone to wear life jackets and use a tether.”

Every year Colorado State Park rangers report that paddleboarders must be rescued after they’ve been separated from their boards. Most lakes and reservoirs in Colorado are windy; if you fall off your board the wind can push a board out of reach. On rivers boards can flow out of reach on the moving water. Combine that with very cold water and boarders can get in trouble quickly.

“We still have a lot of snow in the mountains and the run-off is coming later than usual this year, so cold water temperatures will be an issue throughout the summer,” Rist said.

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Colorado boating regulations treat paddleboards like any other water craft. Every craft ‒from powerboats to canoes ‒ must carry a personal floatation device for each person on board, and a      sound-producing device such as a whistle must also be on board. Children under age 13 must wear a PFD when on the water. Life jackets for children must also be fitted properly to give them safe buoyancy in the water.

“Anything can happen at any time on the water, so we urge people to be cautious and consider their own and their loved one’s safety while they’re enjoying the water,” Rist said.

For more information about safe boating, go to: http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/BoatingSafety.aspx.

 

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Ridgway State Park, 7/13/2014, Delta, Colorado.(Photo by Ken Papaleo)
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The Increasing Incidence of Suicide

ALR Episode 72 – When Dark My Road


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Ballistic Minute with Sergeant Bill
In a non-Ballistic Minute, Sgt. Bill shares his thoughts and experiences with suicide, including the death of his best friend, and urges listeners to seek help because suicide is not the solution.

Mia’s Motivations with Mia Anstine
Mia Anstine shares her thoughts about suicide prevention and the warning signs that may identify people at risk.

Clinging to God and Guns
Lloyd and Pastor John Bennett discuss the Christian view and response to depression and suicide. Pastor Bennett shares his personal struggles, we discuss Pr. Todd Peppercorn’s book “I Trust When Dark My Road,” and answer some common questions and misconceptions about suicide, sin, and God’s grace in our darkest hours.

Prayer of the Week
Lord, with our anxious cares and troubles we come to You, trusting in Your Word and believing in Your promises. All of us, some more than others, have been greatly upset by the worries, fears, and doubts of the day. Be our Strength and Refuge so we may find peace of mind and healing body. Uphold us with Your almighty arm. We are not worthy of Your love and mercy, for we have sinned and often done evil in Your sight. Blot out all our transgressions through Christ’s precious blood. Fill our souls with peace. Give us the grace to put all our trust in You. Let Your healing hand rest upon us day after day. Enable us by Your grace to rise above all our suffering to praise You, whose will is wiser than our own. Keep us in Your saving grace, and abide with us all the days of our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Women to Rally in DC in Nonpartisan Support of Gun Ownership

dcprojectAGAGshield1000 A Girl and A GunAUSTIN TX — Women from around the country are preparing to travel to the U.S. Capitol as part of the DC Project, a nonpartisan initiative that brings 50 women, one from each state, to Washington, DC, to meet with their legislators about issues addressing the Second Amendment. The women, who will be meeting with Congressional members and staff from June 12-17, 2017, have diverse professional experiences, ethnicity, and political beliefs, but share a common interest centered on the appreciation of America’s gun culture.

The DC Project was started by Dianna Muller to encourage female shooters to meet with legislators in order to give politicians a direct connection to the fastest growing demographic of gun owners. Females provide unique stories and perspectives on the attraction of the 2nd Amendment, including competition shooting sports, commerce, self-defense, hunting, and conservation. “The Second Amendment is part of the United States Constitution and does not belong to one party,” said Muller. “Female gun owners are diverse, and have individualized stories and accounts of why this Amendment is so important to them. These stories need to be shared as they are representative of many within legislators’ constituencies.”

Muller reached out to A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) to assist with the project. With a nationwide network of firearms instructors and female gun owners, AG & AG is a strong voice for the Second Amendment. Robyn Sandoval, Executive Director, is one of the participants meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

“A Girl & A Gun is honored to be a part of this initiative. As a person who previously was pro-regulation, I now devote my life to empowering women with the safe use and storage of firearms,” said Sandoval. “It is important that our lawmakers learn our stories and have access to our resources for education on gun-related issues.”

 

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The DC Project will host a rally on the West Senate Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 2PM. Speakers will include Dianna Muller, Nikki Goeser, Robyn Sandoval, Amanda Johnson, Dakota Overland, Holly Sullivan, and other women of the firearms industry as they address the rising demographic of female gun ownership; the value of the 2nd Amendment in today’s society; and the importance of the preservation of America’s gun culture, from conservation and commerce to competitive sports, hunting, and self-defense.

 

For more information on the DC Project visit: http://dcproject.info

About A Girl & A Gun

A Girl & A Gun (AG & AG) is a membership organization whose events have been successful stepping stones for thousands of women into the shooting community and fostered their love of shooting with caring and qualified instructors to teach them. Their events break barriers for women and girls in the area of self-defense as well as pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting sports by welcoming beginners to learn the basics of safe and accurate shooting and providing experienced shooters with advanced-level instruction. Learn more at AGirlandAGun.org.


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Rules for Traveling with Guns on ALR

In episode 61 of the Armed Lutheran Radio Podcast. I talked about how you can stay safe in your journeys. This week I saw some headlines about travel as well. It’s not about the TSA incident with the little boy. What I’m referring to is a TSA screener who missed finding a .38 caliber handgun in a travelers bag.

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This traveler made it through security with a gun in her bag. The TSA agent was fired. According to the Transportation Security Administration, she was a new employee, who was still on probation. She was dismissed from the position.

An Atlanta police officer said that Katrina Jackson of Hoover, Alabama made it through security and was at her gate, looking at her passport when she discovered her handgun was still in her bag. She immediately contacted security to notify them that she still had her loaded handgun.

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Police arrested her for unlawful possession of a firearm because she was in an area where firearms are prohibited. I’m still looking for follow up reports, but I have a lot of questions.

What would you do? Would you turn yourself in? Would you sweat it out quietly and hope that you made it to your destination?

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This woman was from Alabama but the report says she was flying from Georgia. That leads me to ask, “Did she fly already, with her handgun one time prior?”

In my research and looking for answers for these questions, I looked at TSA’s website. I found some interesting statistics that make me worry about us and I feel like we need to be doing a better job.

In TSA’s 2015 Year in Review:

TSA officers screened 708,316,339 million passengers (more than 1.9 million per day), which is 40,780,330 millionmore passengers than for the same timeframe in 2014.

In addition to screening more than 708 million passengers, TSA officers also screened 1.6 billioncarry-on bags, 432million checked bags and 12.9million airport employees!

That’s a lot of huge numbers, which I find a bit difficult to wrap my mind around. It makes it easier to understand how a mistake can be made, but we would hope there wouldn’t be mistakes, right?

It leads me to another question. In another headline, I read that Delta Airlines was not going to allow checked guns. I couldn’t find any facts to support that statement. I did find accounts of changes which would make travel more strict for gun owners. One said that gun cases will be zip tied so they cannot be opened in the airport. I find this solution a bit strange because anyone can come in the baggage area. You don’t even need an I.D. to come into a baggage area from outside. Bags can be stolen.

Another new rule would be that gun owners will have to go to a clerk to retrieve their firearms. I think that’s a good idea.

What do you think? What are some good ideas that would make airports more secure, besides taking our guns away?

Also significant (via TSA 2015 Year in Review), 2,653 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country, averaging more than seven firearms per day. Of those, 2,198 (83 percent)were loaded. Firearms were intercepted at a total of 236 airports; 12 more airports than last year. There was a 20 percent increase in firearm discoveries from 2014’s total of2,212. Pictured are just some of the firearms discovered in 2015.

If you are a person who regularly practices concealed carry, you ‘ve made your gun part of your morning routine. Tell me, what things do you do to remind yourself not to wear your gun on a day you plan to fly?

Top 10 airports for gun catches in 2015 (via TSA 2015 Year in Review)

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): 153
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): 144
George Bush Intercontinental Airport – Houston (IAH): 100
Denver International Airport  (DEN): 90
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport  (PHX): 73
Nashville International Airport  (BNA): 59
Seattle-Tacoma International  Airport  (SEA): 59
Dallas Love Field Airport  (DAL): 57
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS): 54
William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU): 52

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