I had a great conversation yesterday with a young undergraduate student who is nearing entry in the fire protection industry. In many ways the questions he asked reminded me of my own uncertainty about my future and eagerness to gather advice when I was at that point in my career.
We spoke at length about transitioning into the field, graduate school, career tips, areas to keep growing, experience, having passion for the work, technical components of fire protection engineering, and finding satisfaction in a quality role on a regular basis.
This blog, while in its infancy, already has a strong handful followers from throughout the U.S. (…and world, I see you South Korea!) with professionals ranging from firefighters to plan review to contractors to engineers. Today I want to ask you to share one insight that has helped your career in fire protection. All I ask is you note (1) a helpful book, (2) a favorite quote or piece of advice, or (3) a valuable lesson that has helped you in your journey.
While I would love to consider myself worthy of providing savvy career advice, I am much more interested in reading and sharing what you have to offer. Share your one insight in the comments of the post here at www.meyerfire.com/blog.
I'll be that awkward one that comments on his own post to kick things off - One of the most helpful books I've read from a career perspective is Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People.
9/9/2016 09:41:10 am
Two of my favorite quotes from the always inspiring Zig Ziglar...
9/9/2016 11:42:49 am
My first boss told me (and he may have stolen this quote):
9/11/2016 08:46:02 am
Two things. First, the best book for accomplishing goals is the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I read this as soon as I graduated and still use the concepts today. They are more important than.
9/16/2016 09:31:31 am
Not exactly a career-oriented book, but equally as life adjusting was Thomas Stanley's "Millionaire Next Door", which explored what people with high net worth had in common.
9/19/2016 12:07:28 pm
Two quotes come to mind:
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Joe Meyer, PE, is a Fire Protection Engineer out of St. Louis, Missouri who writes & develops resources for Fire Protection Professionals. See bio here: About