Introduction

  • Where do I start?
  • When failure is not an option
  • Solving the world’s problems over coffee

 PART I: PURPOSE

How will I know the answer if I don’t know the question?

1. What is the secret to success?

  • First, set the goal …
  • … then make it happen
  • The Fire Department view: It’s all about goal setting

2. Finding your direction

  • The strength to go forward
  • Finding your purpose
  • It’s also good for your health!

3. Your unique purpose, your why

  • Your life purpose calculation
  • From wishes to wants
  • The other 90 percent
  • Ciao Italia

4. Your unique values

  • You’re going to wear … that?
  • For your future to change – YOU have to change

PART II: PREVENTION (MITIGATION)

  • Prevention (mitigation) – your transformation
  • But Deano, I just don’t have the time …
  • But Deano, I just don’t have the money …
  • Get the hell on with it

5. Finding the courage to change

  • Burning down your barriers
  • Developing your SOPs

6. Why willpower alone is not enough

  • Responding to significant risks

7. Whatever it takes

  • Wish lists and want lists

8. Turning pro

  • The number one rule for professionals
  • Walking the walk of going pro
  • Planning for change
  • The cozy fire of complacency
  • It’s time …
  • A final thought on failure

9. Desire + Action = Results

  • Burning desire
  • Action
  • Results

10. Daily steps

  • All fires have small beginnings

11. Why does the word ‘commitment’ make us nervous?

  • The C word 99
  • The other C word
  • The L word
  • The O word
  • Are you waiting for the unicorn?

12. Fanning the flame of change

  • The future
  • Passion is not enough

PART III: PREPARATION (PLANNING)

13. From humble beginnings

  • Resounding and enduring persistence
  • Installing support mechanisms

14. Standard operating procedures

  • Preparing your SOPs

15. No days off

  • If not now …
  • The future is a result of your actions today
  • Doing more

PART IV: RESPONSE (THE DOING)

16. Not just a river in Egypt

  • Denial: a powerful impediment to change

17. The alarm is ringing

  • The art of responding
  • The company you keep affects your responses
  • Make sure you don’t get distracted from … umm …did somebody say pizza?

18. Staying on track

  • Stop being needy
  • Walking the walk
  • Overcoming fear
  • Your unconquerable soul

19. Tactical response

  • We are not quitters
  • Winning back your space
  • If only … nothin’
  • Practical problem solving without emotion

20. Firefighting

  • The art of doing and the courage to do
  • Creating new habits

PART V: RECOVERY (REVIEW)

21. Take control and buckle in

  • Tracking your progress
  • You’re 100 percent in control

22. Giving back and finding inspiration

  • Giving back
  • Small moments of heroic action
  • Finding knowledge and inspiration
  • The idiot box

23. Debriefing

  • How am I going?
  • Your ‘honesty test’
  • Staying on track
  • It’s a mindset

24. Recognition, reward and recovery

  • All done
  • Find your sensei
  • Recovery

PART VI: IN CLOSING

  • What to aim at

25. Clean up, pack up – we’re done

  • Make up