If you’re a security guard and you’re frustrated because no one else seems to take the job seriously or be nearly as security conscious as they should be, then this week’s training video is for you!
I sympathize with your frustration. I’ve been there and done that.
In my 25+ years in the security and investigations profession, I’ve been the junior, second shift, part-time security guard and I’ve the Security Manager. Let me share with you an exercise I’ve found helpful.
Here’s what I what I want you to do. Imagine how security conscious s the average person is.
Really take a moment. Answer the question. How security conscious is the average person?
Got your answer?
Good. Now realize that half the people are less security conscious than the average person. Period.
The final step of the exercise is to just accept it.
Accept that most people don’t have a clue. They don’t. Any any attempt to train them, coach them or explain to them is going to have minimal (minimal!) impact on their behavior.
The Big Lesson: You can’t change other people.
The Bigger Lesson: You can only change yourself.
If you get that, then you are on your way to being the best version of yourself you can be. And that means in all aspects of your life (including your work life as a security professional).
Committed to your success,
Private Investigator (Ret.) &
#1 Best Selling Author
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