It's important to be able to recognize and celebrate your own accomplishments, even if there isn't someone else there to congratulate you. To do this, set goals for yourself and reward yourself when you meet them. This can be something like taking a half day off or treating yourself to something special. Taking care of yourself mentally and physically is important and it's okay to give yourself accolades. Transcript: "How do you prioritize and celebrate your own personal victories? And how do people who are struggling with that handle it? But I think it's very important that you're able to take care of yourself and honor yourself for the achievements that you've made. Because there's not always going to be somebody there, it's going to Pat you on the back and say, great job. So you need to do that for yourself. I think the easiest way to do that is just set goals for yourself. If I'm going out for a run and I want to this run in a certain amount of time, if somebody's lifting weights and Ramon have a PR know, they set those personal records for themselves and I think within our own daily job in daily life it's okay to reward yourself the stuff that you've done and accomplished is that that you've made, you can make it to do list, a fire chief, this this is what I'm going to do and it could be you know I got this done within the certain timeline and I know I'm going to treat myself to Tonight or I'm going to take half a day and just hand pamper myself because you need to take care of yourself because there's not always going to be somebody there to reward you and to shower you with app at the lanes and it's okay to say I've done a great job and recognize your accomplishments. You're not being self-absorbed or anything like that. Take care of yourself. Both mentally and physically and take give yourself accolades that Evening."
Security Consulting is likely to evolve in the future with the use of new technologies such as drones, AI, and virtual reality. These technologies will allow consultants to be more efficient and provide better feedback to their partners. Transcript: "How do I believe the role of security Consulting will evolve in the future? I'm thinking, as with all positions technology, I think is really going to help shape the future of Security Consultants. If it's everything from using drones to do, oversight and checking out properties and buildings to AI to virtual reality. I think it's a time that now that all this new use Use of Technology can really shape and mold how Consultants are able to work with their partners because it's not. I don't view it. As I'm a client, we're a partner and we sit talk about what their what their needs are and then I provide them feedback on what I feel their needs are. But I think that anything that we can do to use technology to help us with this, I think is really going to be a game game changer. And help mold how the security consultant role can be in power with everything else that we're seeing using these types of Technologies."
When working with victims and their families, you must respond with compassion and understanding. You should be reassuring and give them confidence that you will work the case to the best of your ability. Transcript: "So the question is, how do you work with victims and their families victims covers a lot of different types of victims? It really depends on the type of victim. Is that a burglary victim? Is it a sexual assault victim? Is it a victim of another type of a crime? Like a robbery, the answer is always with compassion and understanding. No matter how many years you've been doing the job. You have to understand that the person making the report is having one of the worst days of their R life, and you have to respond with compassion and no matter how many times you've seen this similar situation, you have to be reassuring and give them confidence that you're going to work the case to your very best."
I have made changes to my diet and nutrition to support my overall health as a firefighter. I started working out in 1986 and lost 40 lbs. Since then, I've been able to maintain my weight by working out 6 days a week and watching how much I eat. Transcript: "Hi, the question I have here is, have you made any changes to your diet or nutrition to support your overall health as a firefighter? Yes, I have. And that was many years ago. That was back in the mid 80s. I was on the department for about nine years. I was gaining weight. Back in the early, late 70s, early 80s, physical fitness just wasn't really a thing. But I found, I started working out. It was more of a challenge for my wife to lose weight. And at that point, I started working out and I never looked back. Since 1986, I lost, I was about almost 200. I went down to 160. And I've been at 160 ever since then. I am now 67 years old and I still am at 159, 160. It fluctuates between 155. But I work out every day, six times a week. And I watch my diet as far as the consumption. I eat everything, but it's in moderation. And that's what you'll find out. You could eat anything, just keep it in moderation. That's, and that's what I've been doing."
Dry needling is a form of acupuncture performed by a qualified personnel. It involves the insertion of needles into muscles to stimulate them, releasing tension and pain. I've experienced great results with my shoulder mobility after having this treatment done several times a week by a chiropractor, Dr. Sean Burkhart. Transcript: "Hi, I've got a question here that says, can you explain what dry needling is and how it helped you with your shoulder mobility? Yeah, dry needling is a process. It's like acupuncture. It's performed by a qualified personnel. This guy that I go to, he's also a chiropractor, Dr. Sean Burkhart, fantastic guy. He's the one that's helped me with my shoulders. What he would do is he'd put this needling in my shoulders exactly where I'd have the pain. And what that does is when the needle goes in and it hits that muscle and stimulates that muscle, you could feel it vibrate and it activates your muscle. It releases the pain, it releases all tension in it. You do it several times a week if you wanted to, but all in all, that dry needling has helped my shoulders immensely."
I know I'm not always going to succeed and that I'm going to make mistakes and fail at some things. But instead of internalizing these failures, I try to learn from them and create a mental checklist of the things I did wrong so I can do better next time. Transcript: "How do you manage the pressure to always succeed, whether it's from yourself or external sources like your boss or colleagues? Great question and there's something about this question that I'd actually like to address specifically. It's pressure to always succeed. You know, I know I'm not always going to succeed. I know I'm gonna fail at some things. I know that I am gonna make the wrong decisions. I know I'm gonna make the right decisions and learn from those wrong decisions. I know I'm gonna go out and talk to agencies and we're not gonna win that deal. I know we're gonna be butting heads with ATF or other agencies regarding what we do. That's just the nature of the beast. But it's how you handle those. If you internalize those failures, then that's where it becomes a true negative. But if you take those failures and learn from them and you're able to turn those into a positive and basically say, here are the things that I did wrong during the last time or the last meeting that led to me being told no or not winning the sale or whatever the issue is. If you're able to have a mental checklist or write them down, then moving forward you can say, okay here's the things that I'm going to change in the future. Now granted, I would love to always succeed. I would love to always be on the podium and all the trail races that I do. Or I love to win every sale of Ballistics IQ when we go out to talk to law enforcement agencies. But I'm a realist. I know that's not going to happen. Some people are just gonna say no. So I think it's important to be able to realize you are gonna win some, you are going to lose some, and you just can't internalize those and dwell on the negativity of that stuff too much or it's really going to have an effect on you."