A mentor once told me “Good things are hard but hard things are great.” It always stuck with me, sadly though he passed away before I could put his great mentorship and guidance to use. I often think of him in a lot of my daily interactions and regret losing touch as my career took me on a new path. I share this because I feel his message warrants a larger stage, so with that I’ll keep this as short and to the point as I can.
When you’ve failed a test, missed out on a career,…Continue
Posted on May 26, 2019 at 6:00pm
Out there today there is triple the number of people who want the job than there are “on the job.” Over time many give up, they settle for a separate career, or they become consumed with resentment towards others who got the job. The Fire Service whether you volunteer, or career is the greatest job in the world, no matter if you either are paid or not it is a profession. That being said, there is a large population of citizens and volunteers out there who want this job. With the competition…Continue
Posted on February 13, 2019 at 8:00am
Look at your Fire House right now, look at the people that make it up. Are they being inspired? Do they appear to be a goal setter, the person that gets it or do they lack passion and are just there. Inspiration is an important thing in life, it is a psychological fact that human beings work harder and set goals for success by being inspired.
Let’s start with you first; are you inspired? What inspires you? Do you find inspiration in something or from…Continue
Posted on February 3, 2019 at 9:22am
This week I learned something new that I preach about but didn’t fully understand the value of its meaning until this week; Reliance. Such a powerful thing reliance, the ability to rely or depend on someone else exposes so many amazing qualities as a leader.
The first quality is TRUST, proving that you can depend on others shows that you trust them, people will work harder at accomplishing the mission if they know that they are trusted to execute it.
Second would be…
Posted on September 24, 2018 at 9:13am