Your personal industry Challenge

We should always be striving to improve in whatever station in life we are in.  Even if you feel you are successful or have reached that certain place that you have worked to get to there is no time or reason to get comfortable.  That’s LIFE and this industry should be no different.  i was going to post this yesterday on 12-12-12 but I did not want to fall into the outplayed numbers game of the day.  So here is your challenge – List 5 things that you plan to improve on or change about yourself as a specialist, or your company for the upcoming year.  I am NO exception, in fact I find myself evolving daily in the industry.  Just the other day I received a Newsletter from Security Driver about a change they are making, so change is coming from other leaders as well.  See Newsletter – HERE.

I am now doing things in the industry that I never thought BPI would do, even to the point that I had actually said, “Never BPI.”  Open mindedness can reveal a different perspective on how you can improve in this industry and the possibilities are endless.  For those of you that I mentor I expect to see your list and WE will work to that end.  Here is my list

  1. Increase my Net-worth by increasing my Network and collaborative efforts
  2. Remove industry hurdles that are not moving forward
  3. Attend more training schools [in fact I have been personally invited to attend some quality schools in 2013]
  4. More intensified mentoring
  5. Increase the BPI and Eric Konohia Brand with MORE Fervor.  Last year’s Eric Konohia was NOTHING compared to what is coming.

My plans next for BPI and the industry and those that hitch their wagon to mine will be a ride like no other ride.  Kit up, Buckle up or whatever you need to do, 2013 will be different.  GET READY!

I look forward to seeing your lists and what you plan to do for yourself and the industry.



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  1. Einar Myklebust

    My list of 5 things to work on for the rest of 2012 and 2013
    1. Define what I would like to do within the industry
    2. Research and identify training schools that aids me in getting there Attend training schools that fits my plan
    3. Find mentors willing to mentor me
    4. Network with good people from the industry that can aid and guide my efforts
    5. Start a workout program and combat program that fits for the work needed in EP work. And quit smoking

    Mr. Konohia Sir, would you do me the honor of being my first mentor?

    With Respect
    Einar Myklebust

    1. Eric Konohia

      For someone that has very little experience in the industry I can see that you have been reading because your goals are very good

  2. Josh Lee

    I will put my list out here for everyone to see. I hope others will follow..

    1. Increase my network and circle of professional mentors, colleagues, etc. They are the lifeline to any professional career.

    2. Increase my overall knowledge base. The mind, like the body, needs a variety of supplements to maximize its performance. From global issues to trends in travel, food, technology, etc. This knowledge will enhance my worth as a protection agent.

    3. Increase my physical and protection skill set training. Always striving to be better than I was the day before.

    4. Self-Promote. If I’m not my biggest fan or cheerleader, I shouldn’t expect others to be on my behalf. I will do a better job of putting myself out there to various people, groups, associations, etc. and show them who I am and what I have to offer…The “Executive” level of service!

    5. Eliminate industry trolls. The evolution of social media and downturn of the economy has brought every Tom, Dick and Harry who owns a holster and ill-fitting suit into the industry with their low-ball pricing and untrained mind and skill set. These jokers have hurt all of us and put a bit of a black eye on the industry. I must do my part to either educate or run these clowns out of town. It’s time to bury the dead, they stink up the joint!

    On a final note, those of you who will be down in Atlanta Mid-January, This is my personal invite to network with me over drinks, dinner or whatever. l always welcome the opportunity to chat up and learn from fellow EP pros. I look forward to meeting those of you who will be there!


    1. Eric Konohia

      Your goal are clearly defined and focused.

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