Always Be Improving

Always Be Improving

Always Be ImprovingCharles Snyder Raw #74.  Pretty much ever since I can remember, I have been a fan of learning new skills.  I’m also a big fan of practicing skills in order for them to become second nature.  So here I am again today, training my brain and learning.

Always Be Improving - Charles Snyder Raw #74 - It's unscripted, unplanned and unedited (for the most part)

I never stop leveling up!

Since Tuesday, everything got rescheduled which has kind of thrown me off track this week.  Even so, I still try to make time every week to read or watch some educational videos. But the moral of my story is this; I am always working on getting better.

I believe in practical application, not fluff

So in today’s video I share a story from my days as a firefighter. I talk about the majority of my co-workers watching TV or taking it easy. Some times I would too, but most of the time I was also practicing rescue knots. Or I would be reading articles in Firehouse Magazine. Other times I would read the IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting manual and so on.

As a result of all this additional work, my name was typically at or near the very top of any promotion list. So it was also no coincident to me that I was promoted rather quickly without having a college degree. But I did have a long, growing list of certifications and accomplishments. It was the fact that I had job-specific education and the ability to apply it practically.

But don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t like I had someone telling me if I did all of that, that I would get a promotion. Kind of like I am sharing with you. However, I have seen the results of my choices to practice instead of coasting pay off. So that has always stuck with me since my late-20s.

I share even more insight in my video, enjoy!

Always Be ImprovingCharles Snyder Raw #74

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