Have you ever wondered what it’s like preparing for a military deployment in a war-torn country? Well, this episode has all that and more, with our guest, Logan Norris, who’s about to start a new career in the Air Force as a CCT Combat Controller. With an impressive military and law enforcement lineage tracing back to his grandfather, Logan’s upbringing was steeped in tales of courage and duty that sparked his decision to serve in the military. Listen as he speaks candidly about his family’s military history, the influence it had on him, and his decision to join the Air Force.
Logan takes us on a riveting journey through the process of preparing for a National Guard deployment in Syria, detailing everything from intensive drills to the nail-biting grading process. He paints a vivid picture of the terrain in Kuwait, Arafaton, and Syria, and the challenges he and his company faced while on the lookout for IEDs. Hold your breath as he shares tales of his time in Syria’s Green Village, the safety measures while driving a route clearance package, and encounters with the Syrian Democratic Forces, providing an authentic perspective into life in a combat zone.
As our conversation with Logan unfolds, we delve into decisions that shape military career paths, and how personal choices, like his decision to abstain from alcohol, can influence them. Hear Logan discuss the challenges, the triumphs, and the transformation he underwent through rigorous military training. He also shares his admiration for his parents, his pillars of strength, who’ve been influential throughout his journey. Endearing, engaging, and eye-opening, this episode is a testament to the mettle of our military personnel and their unwavering sense of duty. Tune in as we unpack these stories of resilience and dedication.
Sometimes, the most seemingly mundane situations can spark the most profound insights. I was at a dentist appointment with my son when an unusual man triggered my ‘Spidey-Sense’, and this peculiar encounter spiraled into a deep exploration of intuition, fear, and personal safety. Trust me, the dots connect better than you might think!
Let’s chew on the concept of fear versus intuition, drawing inspiration from the OODA Loop – a strategic tool for decision-making that involves observing, orienting, deciding, and acting. This exploration involves some intense discussion on situational awareness, the power of observation, and the importance of preparation for unexpected situations. We’ll also delve into some riveting personal experiences, including my own brush with danger at the dentist. It’s a little scary, a little inspiring, and a whole lot informative – an episode that will challenge you to listen more closely to your instincts and harness your sixth sense for personal and professional growth. So, remember – when your Spidey-Sense start tingling, it might just be time to tune in!
Unlock the power to lead with authenticity, find balance with your personal life, and create a resilient mindset in this insightful episode. Get ready to redefine your perception of leadership as we move beyond the ego, explore different leadership styles, and discuss how to become the leader we all aspire to be.
Journey with us as we dissect the elusive art of maintaining work-life balance. We’ll introduce our concept of ‘no zero days’, revealing how accomplishing just one task a day can dramatically ramp up your productivity. We’ll also explore the untapped power of self-care amidst a frantic schedule and share practical strategies to sift through the trivial many and concentrate on the vital few. I promise you a solid conversation, filled with valuable insights that hold the potential to transform your leadership style, boost your productivity, and create the perfect work-life balance.
In this latest solo Debrief episode, I explore how martial arts principles can transform our daily lives and enhance efficiency, the art of deep work, the discipline of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the pitfalls of binary thinking. I also delve into the essence of creating our own luck, and end with a powerful quote from Bruce Lee emphasizing the importance of logical thinking over emotional reaction.
🧠💪 Whether you’re a martial arts enthusiast, a productivity junkie, or simply curious, this episode has something for everyone!
So, don’t miss out on this insightful conversation filled with personal experiences. 🚀
Are you feeling burnt out, unmotivated, or underappreciated in your job? You’re not alone. In our latest episode, we unravel the concept of burnout, looking specifically at the software industry, but really this applies to any job marked by a disconnection between effort and achievement. We discuss how ‘quiet quitting’ is a typical symptom of burnout and how the intangible nature of software development can make it uniquely challenging for the mind.
In the second part of our discussion, we focus on the power of effective project management to mitigate burnout. We reveal practical strategies, such as offering small accomplishments after setbacks, reducing unnecessary deadlines, and ensuring achievable goals without undue pressure. We emphasize the need for open communication and using the right language to foster a supportive environment. Beyond the workplace, we also address the importance of a healthy work-life balance and how to avoid neglecting personal life in favor of work. Tune in to discover how to establish a healthy separation between your personal identity and your job, and create a culture of reasonable expectations.
In this LIVE episode, Heather and I unveil the secrets of setting achievable fitness goals that foster consistent progress. From goal setting to performance measurement, we’ve got it all covered. Whether you’re aiming to attend a certain number of classes each week or aspire to master a pull-up, we walk you through how to set these goals and gradually build upon them. But that’s not all! We also explore the power of group workouts, the role of a coach, and how modern tools and apps can aid in your fitness journey. We discuss the importance of maintaining momentum, setting new goals, and celebrating small milestones. This episode is jam-packed with practical advice, motivational tips, and a deep dive into all things fitness. Ready to embark on your fitness journey?