My Way VS Our Way

Lesson of the Day: Focus on the win/win.  We get too focused on “my way” instead of “our way”. Key Points: 1.) We Got a Bench 2.) Fog vs. Smoothbore 3.) I’m sorry you have to deal with this.  Check out this episode!

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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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Let The Drill Evolve

  Lesson of the Day: To see where people are at, give them a test. I like to assign training or other station tasks to see where people are at in their work ethic. No repercussions, just a feedback system.  Not done? Then it was not a priority. Everyone is different, some need little to…

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Tick Tock

Lesson of the Day: Our level of effort is in direct relationship with our level of satisfaction.  More Effort = More Satisfcation Little Effort = Little Satisfaction Why do families grow strong? EFFORT   Key Points: 1.) Hose With Recruits 2.) Tiller Time 3.) What is your time worth? Check out this episode!

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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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Results Don’t Lie

Lesson of the Day: Well, I tried doesn’t cut it. You either did enough work or you didn’t. Key Points: 1.) Extra Training With Recruits 2.) Busy is Debateable…Stockton 3.) Getting More Involved Check out this episode!

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“Why You Transferring?”

Lesson of the Day: There is too much wasted time on assumptions and stories. Key Points: Captain Cook Sunday Day of Rotating Crews “You Get Your New Mask Yet?” Check out this episode!

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Instructor Fail

Lesson of the Day: We saw the pitfall of training. We put recruits in decision-making role (officer) and that’s where they struggled the most. It’s not their fault. They just were not ready. To improve, we will place an officer to drill with them as the lead next time. As an instructor, look for what…

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Are You Trying To Be Perfect?

Lesson of the Day: We will never be perfect. We can make progress towards perfection though. Focus on progress. Key Points: Teaching PPE and SCBA with Recruits Can you bid stations? …NO… Build Relationships Up since 3 pm Check out this episode!

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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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