challenges

Who’s Command

Lesson of the Day: There is a good chance you caused some of your own misery. Key Points: 1.) Flair up after 3 weeks. 2.) Being a fish out of water.

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It’s About The Journey

Lesson of the Day: It’s the journey that makes you appreciate the reward at the end. Without the work, there is no enjoyment.  Key Points: 1.) Elk Trip 2.) $40 per lb. for fish

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Why I Don’t Argue… Most of the Time

Lesson of the Day: When we lose our cool, we lose the discussion. Learn to control your emotions. Key Points: 1.) We are rooted in our beliefs. 2.) We are emotional instead of logical.  3.) Learn to flank.

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Adapt Your Style

Lesson of the Day: Focus on the end result. Key Points: 1.) I want the same results. 2.) People respond differently. 3.) I have to adapt to them.

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You Know What Makes You Different

Lesson of the Day: Praise what you want to see more of and correct what you do not want to see.  Key Points: Feedback from one of my guys  

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Fishing With My Nephew

Lesson of the Day: Everyone is someone’s child. Key Points: 1.) Take the Opportunities 2.) My Son Dressed Up Like A Fireman  

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Observations on Overtime

Lesson of the Day: We are products of our environment. Change your surroundings. Key Point: Different Crews Have Different Cultures

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Embrace The Crazy

Lesson of the Day: Accept that nothing will be easy. Challenges will always present themselves. We expect too much emotional energy over challenges. It is easier just to do what you need to do to overcome the challenge.  Key Points: 1.) 8 Alarm Fire 2.) Oh Shit, I’m Sick 3.) “Honey, We Got Water”

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Thank You Lt. Hamilton

Lesson of the Day: Reruns, Repeats, and Redos – Senior Captain Most challenges we face have been dealt with before by others, learn from them or risk learning the hard way. Key Points: 1.) Takeaways From 20,000 Alarms 2.) 7/8 Day Videos at Dinner 3.) Go With The Gut… A Sleepless Night and A Curveball…

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I Cook, You Instruct

Lesson of the Day: Taking care of your people also means challenging them so they grow. Key Points: 1.) Operations Advisory Board 2.) Sunday’s New Routine 3.) Wanting To Train

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