My #1 Lesson This Week

First things first…. Did you check out this week’s podcasts? Here are two lessons from them: We hate having to remind people but how often do we need reminding? You have to care, just not too much. Check them out HERE:http://brotherhoodcoaching.com/category/podcast/ I try to only share things that will help everyone along their journey. One…

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Caring Too Much

I just finished recording a podcast episode and I talked about something that I’ve been hesitant on sharing. Since I had a great conversation with a close friend earlier today and we talked about it, i figured it may help you on your journey also. So here it is: “You have to care, just not…

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oops…..my bad

Hey! So we had a family boat day this week. I’ve got a 16′ pontoon with a 25 hp yamaha on it. Its a great boat for the canal…..but I learned a valuable lesson. What i thought would be a 45 minute ride to an island to hang out on, ended up taking 2 hours.…

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F.O.C.U.S.

Hey! I’m reading a new book about creating better focus. do you happen to know the power of FOCUS? Its incredible. Follow One Course Until Successful We are too distracted today. Being busy is not productive. Emails are not meant to be opened immediately upon receiving them. Do you wait at your mailbox all day…

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Get Senior Guys to mentor the Junior Guys

We had a new member of our facebook group ask: “How to motivate the more senior firefighters to train with the new guys” I recorded a short video with my response HERE Its my kelly week and I tied in a vacation day since my wifes friends are in town visiting. So now I’ve got 4…

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Create Buy In…

I posted a question this week in our facebook group. It got quite a bit of attention. I asked: What is your department’s professional development plan for the line personnel? You can check it out HERE. A common way to get people to do things is to give them a directive.Why? Because it’s easier. A better…

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You Are Fired…..

We are busy today setting up for my daughters birthday party. So i’ll keep this short and sweet. I got word that my department fired a leadership coach that we hired earlier this year. We cut the contract short by 9 months. Why? He was unprofessional and rude. His style was completely different than mine,…

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Predictable Is Preventble

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase predictable is preventable before. Gordon Graham talks about it. He also discusses his high frequency low risk and low frequency high risk matrix. So how do you put in place the predictable is preventable concept in your firehouse? I try to foster an environment where complacency does not exist.…

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Recliner Cowboys & Missed Opportunities

We’ve had an exciting week at my firehouse over the last week.  A chief let me know about some acquired structures we had access to. So on our facility day, thats where we went to pull some lines and work on some search inside the building. I found out later I wasn’t suppose to go…

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Do one thing every day that motivates you toward your goals

Show Notes: Challenge of the Week: Do 1 thing every day Point #1: Success Swinging Singles Focus on base hits Point #2: Set your “base hit” for the day DO IT Point #3: I read a book a month Just 10 minutes a day Next Action: What’s something you’ve been putting off? Set a due…

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