On a Mission
Over the last few days I have been listening to an interview with leadership guru Robin Sharma. There are a number of great gems in this interview but something he said right at the start really stuck with me. Sharma said his father gave him three powerful pieces of advice that have served as guides for his life:
- Always keep dreaming.
- Always keep learning.
- Have a cause greater than yourself that you commit yourself to.
My dream is to do my small part to inspire excellence in individuals and organizations with a special emphasis on law enforcement trainers and training. Over the last two years I have seen law enforcement training budgets take a huge hit as a result of economic conditions in North America. This trend causes me a great deal of concern as I fear it will result if law enforcement professionals getting hurt or killed due to lack of training.
The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) is committed to saving officers lives through training and education. I have the honor of serving as the Deputy Executive Director for ILEETA and am continually amazed at the quality of work done by our members around the world.
You are probably wondering what the point of this rant is so I will share that with you. I have a dream and am now on a mission for Winning Mind Training to raise $10,000.00 for the ILEETA Scholarship Fund between now and December 31, 2010. I will be launching a variety of projects throughout the year in order to accomplish this. In order to kick start this from now until the end of May I will be donating $5.00 from the sale of every copy of If I Knew Then: Life Lessons From Cops on the street, W.I.N. Critical Issues in Training and Leading Warriors and W.I.N. 2 Insights Into Training and Leading Warriors directly to the ILEETA Scholarship Fund. I will be donating an additional $2.50 from the sale of every book at www.warriorspiritbooks.com to the ILEETA Trinity Foundation.
If you wish to buy bulk copies of these books for your agencies trainers, leaders, recruits or Field Training Officers please contact me for bulk discount rates.