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Why I Don’t Argue… Most of the Time

Lesson of the Day: When we lose our cool, we lose the discussion. Learn to control your emotions. Key Points: 1.) We are rooted in our beliefs. 2.) We are emotional instead of logical.  3.) Learn to flank.

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Adapt Your Style

Lesson of the Day: Focus on the end result. Key Points: 1.) I want the same results. 2.) People respond differently. 3.) I have to adapt to them.

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You Know What Makes You Different

Lesson of the Day: Praise what you want to see more of and correct what you do not want to see.  Key Points: Feedback from one of my guys  

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Fishing With My Nephew

Lesson of the Day: Everyone is someone’s child. Key Points: 1.) Take the Opportunities 2.) My Son Dressed Up Like A Fireman  

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Station Transfers

Lesson of the Day: Simple plans reduce anxiety and overthinking. Keep it simple. Key Points: 1.) Transitioning 2.) My Plan

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Observations on Overtime

Lesson of the Day: We are products of our environment. Change your surroundings. Key Point: Different Crews Have Different Cultures

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Losing Half My Crew

Lesson of the Day: Making a positive impact on a firefighter’s career is one of the most rewarding accomplishments.  Focus on growing everyone on your team. Key Points: 1.) Another Year, Another Change 2.) Learning From Each Other 3.) Spread the Good Stuff

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Be Nice Until It Is Time Not To

Lesson of the Day: Use as little energy as possible. Key Points: 1.) Escalating Events 2.) Technique Over Strength

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Learn From Others

Lesson of the Day: There is always room for improvement. The trick is to keep your ego in check and not take things so personally.  Key Points: 1.) 2nd Flounder in My Life 2.) PIA of my fishing trip

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The Importance of Being Tested

Lesson of the Day: The more you push yourself, the more you learn about yourself.  Key Points: 1.) What a hot streak has taught me. 2.) Recruit forcible entry training. 3.) Progress not perfection

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