Are You Up To The Challenge?

  A lot of people think they’re ready to become a leader. They desperately want to get to that next level and say ‘Hey, look at me, I’m a Lieutenant (Captain or Chief)’. But are these people really ready for what’s about to come their way? Do they understand the additional time commitments? Or how…

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Dealing With Stupidity

This article isn’t something that I would normally write about, mostly because it doesn’t support the positivity that I’m trying to encourage in my life and others. While it’s not something I want to talk about all the time, I had such a detailed dream this morning, involving A LOT of stupid people, that I…

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You Can Never Fail

You Can Never Fail Sounds like a load of B.S. doesn’t it? Of course you can fail. People do it all the time, and some build their entire lives around failing despite their best efforts. So why am I telling you that you can never fail? Because it’s true. If, and this is a big…

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A shortcut to achieving your goals

Most people float through their life, making plans for maybe a week or two in advance. And where does that get them? Thinking just far enough in advance to have worries, but not far enough to set major goals and plan to achieve them. I’m not saying you need to sit down and plan out…

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How To Set Yourself Up For A Big Win

Now that Christmas is over (I hope you had a good one if you celebrate it), and New Years is just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about what your big goals are going to be for next year. I know every year seems to be the same, that you set some massive…

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Happy Holidays

This is going to be a relatively short post, because it’s Christmas Eve and everyone is probably out running around like mad men trying to get last minute shopping done or prepping heaps of food for tomorrow. What I want to stress to you this time of year is to forget about the commercialism. Forget…

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Our Big Dysfunctional Family

A lot of us refer to the firehouse as our second home, and often we can relate that second home to our second family in many ways. Today, I wanted to talk about how our firehouses are a big dysfunctional family. Not to worry, although our families are dysfunctional, we get so much accomplished, not…

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Change

Most people despise change. Unless it is initiated by themselves. When it’s forced upon them, even though they may know it’s the right thing to do, they often find themselves fighting it. But change is a necessity, especially in our modern culture. Technology changes at such a rapid pace now, even compared to 10 years…

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Are You Achieving Your Full Potential?

I’ll be completely honest. I don’t think I am. Not yet at least. Now that’s not to say that I’m not doing some amazing things or that I haven’t come a long way from who I used to be, because I have. But there’s still a lot of room for growth as a person, a…

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Brotherhood

What is the Brotherhood? It may seem clear to most of us what we consider to the Brotherhood. It’s our second family, and our home away from home. But in many communities, it’s not quite what it used to be. I’m a young guy myself, 27 years old, and while I wish I could say…

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