growth

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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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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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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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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Everyday Lessons

Lesson of the Day: There are lessons in everything we encounter. It’s up to us to find them and learn from them. Key Points: It’s not always what you think. The importance of training for morale. Flipping problem finders.

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2nd Due In Our 4th Due

Lesson of the Day: Those who adapt will win. Key Points: 1.) How maturity plays a part in adapting. 2.) The importance of sets and reps. 3.) Focus on the end goal.  

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Pick Up The Ball

Lesson of the Day: A high functioning team walks together.  There are no super silos.  Key Points:  1.) Do More 2.) Getting Behind and Why It’s Okay 3.) Team Power

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Leave It Better Than You Found It

Lesson of the Day: Stay focused on results. Life is full of the need to adapt to changes. Key Points: 1.) Flipping Firefighters 2.) Search With Recruits 3.) Personal Trainer

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You’re Part of My Long Game Plan

Lesson of the Day: Stay Interested. Key Points: 1.) 6 New Recruits 2.) Probies a Rookie 3.) Not Following Through

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Embrace The Crazy

Lesson of the Day: Accept that nothing will be easy. Challenges will always present themselves. We expect too much emotional energy over challenges. It is easier just to do what you need to do to overcome the challenge.  Key Points: 1.) 8 Alarm Fire 2.) Oh Shit, I’m Sick 3.) “Honey, We Got Water”

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