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What 9/11 Can Teach us about  Focus and Success

What 9/11 Can Teach us about Focus and Success

Each day, we have a choice to focus on our fears and doubts or on our passions and joys. And that choice has to be intentional. It takes discipline not to get distracted by the news, the naysayers, or the doubts in our head. But success requires us to be in control of our aircraft and keep our heading towards what makes us happy!

THE POWER OF COMPETITION

THE POWER OF COMPETITION

I love to compete. It’s in my DNA. Quite frankly, it’s one of the ways I motivate myself every day to improve. As a matter of fact, I hate losing more than I like winning! Can you relate? When you walk into a fighter squadron, the first thing you see are plaques on the wall...

Chasing Excellence

Chasing Excellence

Excellence is a journey, not a destination. How do you chase excellence in your personal and professional life?

Never Outsource Accountability

Never Outsource Accountability

You’re at 20,000 feet and 550 knots on a training mission in your F-16, and your instructor pilot (IP) just demonstrated a perfect offensive BFM (Basic Fighter Maneuver) engagement. Now, it’s your turn to show him what you’ve learned. He yells out on the radio, “You have the aircraft!”   You respond, “Roger Sir, I...

How to Fly Like a Champion

How to Fly Like a Champion

Before you walk out the door to attend that meeting, give that presentation, perform the inspection, or make that cold call, are you confident? Have you done the work required to be a champion?

Flawless Preparation: The Key to Winning

Flawless Preparation: The Key to Winning

Nothing gets me more excited than carrying out a mission exactly to plan. Whether flying a jet fighter sortie, delivering a keynote, making a cold call, or successfully bluffing at poker, when things go flawlessly, it just feels great! But let’s face it…it almost NEVER happens!! I have a question for you. Are you perfect? Do you ever make mistakes? In the fighter pilot community, no mission is ever complete until we de-brief. Why? Because 99.9% of the time, mistakes are made and ...