John Lovato

Adversity Is Opportunity

Lesson of the Day:

We can only handle so much. It’s like a fight. How many people can you fend off? Same is true with projects. How many projects can you handle?

Key Points:

1.) 3 Projects At A Time

2.) Buyer For The Boat

3.) Physical Work Is The Best Work

 

Bullies of the Fire Service

Lesson of the Day:

“It’s not what you preach. It’s what you tolerate.” -Jocko

Key Points:

1.) My Story Growing Up

2.) Adult Experiences: Backing Down

3.) The Movie: “The Principal”- ‘no more’

First Things First

Lesson of the Day:

We get done what we prioritize. Everything else is an excuse.

Key Points:

1.) Operationally Ready and Rig Checks

2.) Ladders

Is It You Or Is It Me?

Lesson of the Day:

“It triggers us because it reminds us.”

Key Points:

1.) Being different makes you a target

2.) Your triggers are a reminder of what you need to address

3.) Swim lessons with the kids

Pass The Buck

Lesson of the Day:

Use the style of leadership needed to get the job done. Some can work autonomously, while others need direct supervision. 

Key Points:

1.) The Best Public Relations

2.) Outwork the Probie

3.) Turn Negative Things Into Positive Experiences

 

Knowing Is Not Doing

Lesson of the Day:

“Avoid fights if you can, cause there is always a friend.” – BJJ Class

Key Points:

1.) Captain Cooks

2.) Crew Lead Training

3.) The Unexpected Twists

Family First

Lesson of the Day:

Simple. Cherish those close to you. Life can change in an instant. 

Key Points:

1.) Micromanage the process, not the people

2.) Firefighter Down Drill

3.) Everything that goes wrong in my firehouse is my fault.

Where’s The Fire?

Lesson of the Day:

When issues arise, the leader must look at themselves first to see what caused the issue. 

Key Points:

1.) Daily Training: Drags

2.) OODA Loop

3.) Hidden Fire

Direct Attack

Lesson of the Day:

Understanding situational leadership. There are times where you can delegate and there will be times where direct supervision is needed. Do not be afraid to adjust your settings. 

Key Points:

1.) Always Learn From a PIA

2.) Working on Being Direct

3.) My Thought on Succession Training

Be Where Your Feet Are

Lesson of the Day:

We live in a world where we always want more. When is enough…enough? Ask yourself, “What do I want to spend my time doing?”

Key Points:

1.) Probie Test

2.) A Sneaky Ego

3.) Make Training Personal