Success Secret 8 Knowledge Is Power

Firefighters are the best-trained team you’ll ever come across. They train daily to prepare for virtually any kind of emergency that could arise.If their teams know the fundamentals of fire and understand fire behavior, they will be prepared and any fire will not surprise them. So learning and training is a huge part of everything they do.Most firefighters will not see the same exact fire twice in their careers. That’s why they must have tremendous knowledge and be prepared for the situations that present themselves every day.In firefighting, just as in life and business, how we prepare counts. Knowledge is particularly crucial for firefighting since much of their work is done with limited vision due to dense smoke.They depend on each other to communicate the situation and to be where they are supposed to be. Each member of the team at the fire is accountable for completion of their assignment. To fail in any area could be disastrous.Knowledge is power because it saves lives. Knowledge gives us the power to choose....
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Success Secret 5 From Now On

“Associate yourself only with those people you can be proud of- whether they work for you or you work for them.”Often times we have issue with our boss and we aren’t quite sure how to approach them in a way that’s healthy for everyone involved.Approach issues with your boss just like you would approach any other problem you encounter in business. First, clearly identify the problem. Most people jump to a solution before they understand precisely what the problem is. As a result, they solve the wrong problem, while allowing the real problem to pick up steam.How do you know if you’re solving the right problem?The key is to write down 3 things:The problem as you perceive it. The impact it has on you or others.What you want to accomplish- your desired end stateOnce you’ve gone through those 3 steps, you have everything you need to begin looking for solutions to the problem. Next, write down:Why you think the problem exists. Potential solutions.You’d be surprised how often new options...
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Success Secret 4 Above All Else

Promptness is an important trait that most people overlook. When people are late, it’s disrespectful and an insult to the person they are meeting.Apply these concepts to your life and marriage.You need to accept responsibility for where you are in your life. It’s easy for everyone to get wrapped up in their careers and let some personal things slip through the cracks. But those things are just as important as work.We often rationalize that the quality of our time together is more important than the quantity of our time together. We need both quality and quantity.Decide that spending time together will be the number 1 priority in your marriage or relationship, and outline how you are going to do that. Some of those things could be game changers in your relationship.The causes of most marital problems are the same as business problems- communication and misperceptions. Continue to make communication a priority. It will make a big difference.We become complacent. Complacency is the root of mediocrity, and mediocrity is success’s worst...
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Success Secret #1: No Matter What

Successful people are not distracted by their success. They are focused on mastering a combination of several simple truths that, when put together, create ongoing success.The first truth is about mastering the attitude of ‘No Matter What’.No matter what means that, regardless of what’s going on around you, you have to accept responsibility and move forward. Every person is ultimately responsible for who they become and what they accomplish in life. It’s up to you to take control.People and circumstances will distract you, if you allow them to prevent you from moving forward. You may be distracted by people who are threatened by your success and don’t want you to succeed.Sometimes, other situations seem more important. There are plenty of distractions if you give them the focus of your attention.But no great accomplishments will happen if you allow yourself to be continually distracted by your surroundings.People are often surprised when distractions and obstacles pop up in their lives. There’s no reason to be surprised. You can count on them showing...
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