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Stop Waiting for Someone to ask you to be a Leader

If you are waiting for your turn to make a difference, change the way things are done, or break free from conventional wisdom to transform your career and relationship with the EMS profession here are four things you can do to get going.

1. Find out how Natalie, aka Ms. Paramedic, is Making Thunder.

2. Seb Wong, an EMS Chief, has seen the future and it is us.

3. Read why Seth Godin thinks your ABC (Attendance Based Compensation) Job is going to fail you if you don’t become a Linchpin.

4. Theory and hope not enough for you? Need a plan that really works for EMS professionals? Paramedic Steve Whitehead gives a step-by-step plan for professional success.

P.S. I don’t really think you need to do any of these things. You just need to get started. Stop waiting for the perfect opportunity, the right moment, or someone to pick you.

Tell me what you are doing to make thunder. I want to amplify and support.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.