Foundations of Overcoming The “NO”

In this episode, I discuss overcoming resistance by the decision makers to implement change that you want. you want to Sell Facts tell, stories sell, Effort how hard did you try? Do More A confused mind will always say no Be Clear Keep it simple Don’t give up For more tips on creating a culture…

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Take care of them so they take care of you

The Team.   To me Team means Together Everyone Achieves More.   Its about the people you are side by side with.   I have strengths but I also have plenty of weaknesses. I lose my temper more than I want. I get frustrated more than I want. I skip more workouts than I want.…

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Want to have your crew buy into what you are doing, but not sure how to get there?

Most people are always trying to influence other people to their way of thinking. We think that what we are doing is best so things would be better if others did what we do.   Well, here’s some stuff that might help with that. We model other people’s behavior that we’re around a lot. That’s…

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How to spend less time nagging and more time setting the right example

The other day I was having a discussion with the guys. Afterward, it reminded me of something I have heard before. There is an excerpt I remembered from the video Brotherhood: Life in the FDNY. I want to share that with you real quick and then go into the story.   “It’s the glorious part…

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Easy Way To Push Yourself More

Let me tell you a quick story about a group of people who made me feel like I could contribute more. Also, what you can learn from it. This was some years ago. I started getting a little bit more involved with training in my county. At these trainings, I met a group of individuals…

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Saying Goodbye to a Brother

  There we were on the second floor of a training tower at the fire academy. The students could hardly hear us over the loud noises and voices coming from the first floor.   I asked another instructor what was being taught on the first floor. He said he was not sure but Camelo was…

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Is your passion helping or hurting your cause?

Is your passion hurting you, or helping your cause?   Being a passionate firefighter is awesome. When you enjoy what you do for a living that much, its not work.   How many people do you know who look forward to going to work everyday?   So how can something so great as being passionate…

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Are you tired of dealing with rank chasers while you sit back wanting more experience first?

There are different reasons people become a firefighter and also choose to promote.   It took me awhile to understand this concept.   I thought everyone had some type of strong calling to do this job and the benefits to the job were only bonuses.   If you want to learn how to deal with…

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The Three Biggest Myths About New Guys

Do you know the 3 biggest myths about New Guys? If you want to Have a new guy who understands the job then you need to read this immediately because the myths and the TRUTH about New Guys are inside this article. Myth #1: the fire service is doomed with this next generation Myth #2:…

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The Proven Stay Influential Success System To Prevent Frustration And Burnout

You’re about to discover the secret of How to make an impact without being frustrated and losing your drive. What I’m about to share with you is a tool I use on a regular basis.  I’ve seen too many firefighters stay frustrated over things they do not have the ability to impact. There’s one way to…

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