By Doc Rogers
Here is a simple and short 3-part checklist to keep in mind if you want to make it “big” in the business:
Before all bodyguard assignments:
• Be clean-cut and presentable.
• Have a good comfort level.
• Maintain professional posture, demeanor and gestures.
• Visualize only positive things you want to happen, but plan for the worst.
• Mentally rehearse and keep your objectives clearly in mind.
During all bodyguard assignments:
• Think before you speak to the client.
• Listen to the client with respect.
• Make the client feel as if they are the only one who matters to you.
• Stay firmly on the path of providing professional protection to your client.
• Be a well-organized and hardworking.
After all bodyguard assignments:
• Be willing to pay and price, go any distance, to achieve your bodyguard career goals.
• Learn from your mistakes and don’t let unexpected challenges throw you off course.
• Program yourself to think positively, devise your career strategies and take action.
• Invest in your education and professional development.
• Knowledge must be achieved through hardwork.
• Stay humble and listen to those who have walked the path before you.
• Keep at it and never quit; don’t lose faith – get a grip and keep instep.
These simple tips have served me well for over 20 years in the trade. If you stay firmly on the path, keep true to yourself, never tire, never rest and never give up, you will surely make it big in the bodyguard trade. All the best and God speed.
Members of Bodyguard Careers:
Hucky, President of Bodyguards Careers, and I just wanted to write a quick note and wish you a Happy Easter with your friends and family.
It means a lot to us that you read Bodyguard Careers and allow Hucky and myself to support you in your relentless pursuit of excellence in your bodyguard career. Thank you.
God Bless You,
On behalf of Harlan “Hucky” Austin,
Doc Rogers, and Bodyguard Careers
I love so much reading blogs, funny blog on the low clearance. Reminds me of the day I was driving for some brass during the extraction in Vietnam. I was driving some brass as a FO, as we came up over a small hill, we were about 200 meters from a small company of not so friendly’s. As we started taking fire, the Major yelled to turn around. Needless to say I was more than happy to. My skills quickly came into play as I hit the emergency brake, turned the wheel, made an immediate 180. Impressed with my quick turn around, I looked over to see the impressive look on the Major’s face to find he had fallen out of the jeep. Guess who had to go back and get him. Although he was glad to see me come back and get him, he also was quick to tell me the importance of communication.
As a semi retired old timer not having an exciting career, just small time work, mainly working with entertainers during appearances and concerts etc., I find at my age an important part of staying alert is comfort. I think my feet are 3 inches longer than they used to be from being on them constantly. A great pair of shoes makes all the difference in the world. I was given a pair of Salomon sport hiking shoes, from one client who has her hunting show as well as being a country artist. These shoes are the most unbelievable shoes I have ever worn. And I never thought a 130 lb woman could move so far and fast. She never stops. I think she could probably whoop my but as well. (don’t tell anyone) Bottom line, A proper pair of shoes is well worth the extra money you will have to spend to get them. And break them in before you are in them for a 15 hour day.
Thanks Hucky, you are a legend in this field. I can;t do without reading your write ups