Episode 19: Lt. Mike Daley | 50/50 Shared Parenting: 100% Dad

In Ep. 19 of the “Get Balanced Podcast,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Lt. Mike Daley of a central New Jersey Fire Dept.¬† Listen as Lt. Daley discusses how he gave up a Chief position to be a hands-on and present dad.¬† His passion for being a father is second to none.¬† Lt. Daley is also a nationally …

Episode 18: Chief Mick Tisbury | Australia Outback Mental Therapy

In Ep. 18 of the “Get Balanced Podcast,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Australian Firefighter Assistant Chief Mick Tisbury.¬† Listen as Mick discusses how taking holiday with his wife and three children is mental therapy for everyone.¬† Although he works a tremendous number of hours, he prioritizes his family.¬† When fighting the brush fires each year, he talks …

Episode 17: Captain Robby Owens | Legacy -vs- Impact

In Ep. 17 of “Get Balanced Podcast,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Firefighter Captain Robby Owens.¬† This episode sets the foundation for living a balanced life.¬† When Capt. Owens started his career, he was working very hard to leave a well-known legacy.¬† Listen as he discusses how legacies don’t really happen versus the impact a first responder can …

Episode 16: Chief Frank Leeb FDNY | Leader of Innovative Balance

In Ep. 16 of “Get Balanced Podcast,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson is speaking with Frank Leeb, Chief of the FDNY Fire Academy.¬† This episode is filled with outstanding advice and stories from an innovator of work-life balance in the fire service.¬† He covers such things as: if you don’t take care of yourself now, you won’t be a firefighter very …

Episode 15: Dr. Donnie Hutchinson | Reflection: Analyze Your Successes

In episode 15 of “Get Balanced,” host Dr. Donnie Hutchinson shares his process and experiences in reflecting.¬† He encourages us to begin by analyzing or dissecting our successes in life.¬† We can learn so much from what we have been doing right yet most people seldom spend time reflecting on what’s going right in life.¬† Listen as he discusses a …

Work-Life Wednesday | Tip of the Week #7: Define Success Yourself

How do you define success? Andy Starnes¬†Raymond Garivey Jr.¬†Eric McCants¬†Heith Good¬†and many others generally include Faith, Family/friends, Career, and Health. We owe it to ourselves to define success for us. Don’t let the culture define it for you. I firmly believe the last 10-seconds of this video might bring clarity to you on this subject.