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The Best Job in the World

A recording of my presentation for the 2020 Orlando Fire Conference.

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OFC 2020 Recap

Lesson of the Day: We tend to do things the easiest way possible. To get more effort, create an environment where more effort is needed.  Key Points: 1.) 5 – 10 – 20 Presentation 2.) Podcast Feedback 3.) Big Takeaway

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The Right Experience Matters

Lesson of the Day: The more experience we gain, the harder it is to change our viewpoint. Key Points: 1.) Forklift Fun 2.) “You call what we have a training facility?” 3.) Treat People Like People

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Stepping Forward

Lesson of the Day: The more you challenge yourself, the more fun you’ll have. Key Points: 1.) Playing Games on Easy 2.) Learning New Things 3.) Step Up Your Game

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Why Aren’t The Chiefs Here?

Lesson of the Day: If it makes you happy, it’s healthy! Key Points: 1.) Developing and Delivering Training with Jim 2.) My Visit to a New Restaurant 3.) Importance of a Story

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I LOVE This Sh*t!

Lesson of the Day: Be strict in your principles and flexible in your methods. Key Points: 1.) Brad’s Back 2.) Facility Day 3.) Training on Sunday… OMG

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Facing Your Fears

Lesson of the Day: We only fear what makes us uncomfortable. So if it bothers you, then it is time to face it and embrace it. Key Points: 1.) Watching My Crew Grow 2.) 2 Probies, 1 Engine 3.) They almost canceled Captain Cook Sunday

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Double PR

Lesson of the Day: How we react to what happens to us is EVERYTHING. Work on being more resilient as opposed to wanting things easy.    Key Points: 1.) Last Minute Notice for PR 2.) More Responsibility = More Ownership  

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Ride Along

Lesson of the Day: The words you use matter. “Don’t bother showing up if you’re not going to wear your gear.” Key Points: 1.) Academy Student Ridealong 2.) Saw Time 3.) Prank 911 Call   

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Can’t Wait To Get Home

Lesson of the Day: Our values shape our priorities.  Key Points: 1.) Late Dinner Lessons 2.) Inconveniences VS Problems 3.) Leaving The Academy Early  

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