By Doc Rogers
As a bodyguard you are judged on your performance, execution, assignment accomplishments and mission fulfillment. You need to stay clear on your performance priorities and work on the task that’s most for principal and team protective results. Here are some of the things you should start thinking about now. Your performance will be judged by how calm and organized you are as a bodyguard. If difficulties arise, don’t panic. Go through a series of step in your mind to deal with the problem and keep cool.
Consistently Sound Bodyguard Techniques: When on a bodyguard team you must consistently execute sound bodyguard techniques with one goal in mind the complete protection of the principal. You bodyguard techniques must be drilled into you so they’ll never fall apart. Your ability as a bodyguard must and the consistent demonstration of sound techniques only comes from techniques ingrained through hard work and training. Those who do not demonstrate sound bodyguard techniques consistently on assignments lack proper training and preparation.
Training and Preparation: What happens on a bodyguard assignment is a product of the training and preparation. Go to a good bodyguard academy; get solid training under your belt, because you can’t bluff it. Then prior to each assignment you go on relentlessly drill on the bodyguard basics (arrivals, departures, opening car doors, entering elevators and worst case scenarios, etc.). By doing this over time you’ll be able to executed sound bodyguard techniques with perfection and will ultimately lead to a successful bodyguard career.
Professional Caliber Bodyguard Performance: Here are the skills and attributes of a professional caliber bodyguard. Now is the time to get the level of skill commensurate with a pro-bodyguard: 1) The bodyguard possesses the physical and mental skills and techniques that meet the standard requirements of the job, 2) The bodyguard will be able to contribute productively to the team, 3) The bodyguard exhibits professionalism, patience and poise, 4) The bodyguard will make a positive impact on the team with his current overall skill set, 5) The bodyguard stands tall under pressure and maintains a professional mentality at all times, 6) The bodyguard’s execution of protective techniques is at a level above most other bodyguards, 7) The bodyguard makes no mistakes under pressure, 8) The bodyguard provides protective coverage for the principal efficiently, 9) When performing advance work (reconnaissance) the bodyguard is extremely productive, 10) The bodyguard is an efficient technician in threat assessment and avoidance, 11) The bodyguard maintains a high level of knowledge and is continually improving his craft, 12) The bodyguard maximizes his current skill-sets and minimize his minor flaws, 13) The bodyguard can handle a fast-paced, workload assignment, 14) The bodyguard exhibits impressive skills during both low profile and high profile assignments on a consistent basis, and 15) The bodyguard is a valued contributor to the team. Good luck and God speed.
About Doc Rogers: He is the author of best seller Corporate Executive Protection – A Manual for Inspiring Corporate Bodyguards and the newly released eBook entitled How to Build Your Own Executive Protection Business. Doc is president and CEO of International Corporate Executive Protection Ltd., has earned a Ph.D. in Security Administration from Southwest University, is a Certified Protection Specialist from Executive Security International, a decorated former veteran police officer and is SE Asia’s leading expert on executive protection and corporate security.