This may be the most important blog I have ever posted. In order to make the greatest impact possible I have decided to also keep it short.
When I was younger my parents never let me quit a sport once the season began. Their philosophy was "Finish what you started. If you quit when things get hard you'll quit anytime you encounter adversity in life." I will forever be grateful for that…Continue
Added by Frank Viscuso on August 17, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
Let me begin by saying there are two sure fire ways to fail as a leader in the fire service. One is to DO without ever thinking and the other is to THINK without ever doing.
You and I both know people who habitually take action before developing a sound game plan. They are what I call “Ready/Fire” people. They don’t take the time to aim at the target they just shoot like a chimpanzee holding a…Continue
Added by Frank Viscuso on August 15, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Busy people get things done. I used to say those words all the time - usually in a sentence like this one, “If you want to build a successful team, look for busy people because busy people get things done.” There is a coma of complacency in society today. we are battling a communicable disease I call entitlement mentality. Everyone wants the rewards of labor, but far too many don’t want to work for those rewards. Many who do the work are busy, and busy…Continue
Added by Frank Viscuso on August 11, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
“Let’s go boys. Eat your breakfast. We have to leave or we are going to be late for practice.” I yell from the garage.
Our two boys, four and six, were having their usual morning chat about Super Mario Brothers as they enjoyed their raisin toast, oatmeal with dinosaur eggs, and strawberry explosion smoothies through a multi-colored flex straw. My wife and I gathered their baseball uniforms and…Continue
Added by Frank Viscuso on August 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments