Q&A 2.22.18

QUESTION I am currently not preparing for any type of selection.  I am 28 yrs old and a Paramedic.  Looking for overall functional strength/endurance/flexibility.  Be stronger and look better.  I can’t be doing 2 work outs a day.  I liked the 1hr-ish work outs of the on-ramp, 5 days a week set up. Any help […]

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Arete 2.15.18

Military The Major Flaws in Afghanistan’s Intelligence War, The National Interest Air Force plans F-35 environmental study at Selfridge, The Detroit News Women prove they’re up to the challenge of Marine Corps rigorous boot camp, USA Today MWI PODCAST: THE BATTLE FOR MOSUL, WITH COL. PAT WORK, Modern War Institute Big changes coming to the […]

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Top Book Recommendations from Scrum Participants

  MTI SCRUM Participants, past and present, were asked for their current Top 3 Book recommendations for both, professional and personal reading. Their recommendations are below….   Joe Hogan, Fire Captain Personal books Bobby Sands: Writings from Prison, by Bobby Sands, M.P. This is a collection of writings smuggled from of the cell of political prisoner, Bobby […]

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Q&A 2.15.18

NOTE ON QUIET PROFESSIONAL: DONT GET TOO FAR FROM YOUR PURPOSE “Rob,  read your article titled “Don’t get too far from your purpose” and found it interesting. In my line of work we have these discussions often. Your article reminded me of a recent discussion with a colleague who introduced the Japanese concept of Ikigai. The […]

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Quiet Professional: Resilience

By Rob Shaul Bouncing back from unforeseen injury, setback or tragedy is the Hollywood definition of Resilience. Less celebrated is the day-to-day grit needed to keep at the grindstone, in the face of distraction, self-doubt, spiritual uncertainty, lack of recognition and always threatening discontent. Maintenance work like this isn’t sexy. Work on the fundamentals isn’t […]

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Arete 2.8.18

Military Medal Of Honor Recipients To Be Honored At Super Bowl LII, seahawks.com Donald Trump Puts China and Russia First, War is Boring The U.S. Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle Might Get Even Bigger, War is Boring How America Could Accidentally Push Russia into a Nuclear War, The National Interest MWI PODCAST: TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE […]

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Q&A 2.8.18

KUDOS ON GRATITUDE “As a follow up, I completed the long biathlon and used Gratitude as my training base.  A few deviations to tailor it more towards this event and my weaknesses:  1)  All runs were done with 27 # (plate carrier and hydration pack) 2)  My Long runs were longer than prescribed, longest being […]

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Quiet Professional: Gratitude

By Rob Shaul Gratitude bears two gifts: 1) Perspective. When things are hard, stepping back, breathing, and identifying the good in our lives in general, and the specific situation in particular, puts stuff in focused perspective. Things can get bad – but never so bad that we aren’t blessed in some or many ways, and […]

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Quiet Professional: Embrace the Suck

By Rob Shaul   This isn’t the “Embrace the Suck” you see on a morale patch or obstacle course t-shirt, which advertises how much the wearer likes to suffer and how this makes him or her special and a badass. But rather, “Embrace the Suck” is an acknowledgment that life is hard in general, doing […]

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