Tough love

Tough love

Tough Love I spent the Summer of 2008 at Officer Candidate School down in Quantico, Virginia. It was a 10 week training program to become an officer of the Marine Corps. During training one day, an “Officer Candidate” (that was our official title at least, the drill instructors mostly called us by our unofficial title, […]



Standards: how you do one thing is how you do everything

Standards: how you do one thing is how you do everything

Standards: how you do one thing is how you do everything If you’re particular about your work, I bet your home life and everything else demonstrates a similar quality; well-planned schedule, tidy living, clean car, etc… If, on the other hand, you routinely do things in haste and without care, you probably take that with […]


Success Leaves Clues

Success leaves clues Generally speaking I’m a pretty nice guy, but when I’m training, I’m not a nice guy. Actually, that’s not true. I’m still nice, it just appears otherwise because I maintain a high level of focus and refuse to have it disrupted. The natural order of things is disruption, distraction and chaos which […]


Top 5 Training Mistakes To Avoid

Top 5 Biggest Training Mistakes To Avoid: There are little mistakes that won’t be too costly for you but then there are the big ones that repeated enough will totally upend any and all progress. Here are the top 5 BIGGEST training mistakes you want to avoid. 5) Going about it on your own – […]