3 Things We Can All Learn from Seafarers

In the last 13 months, I have been cast into the ocean of the maritime world, going on board vessels, attending conferences, having honest conversations with the crew, and learning the ropes of this massive operation.  While it has been exciting (and sometimes scary), I have found most value in the conversations I have shared with the crew. While I came to teach them, it appears that they have in turn enriched my journey with important lessons that we could all certainly learn from:

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3 Basic Tools for Surviving Life's Changing Tides

A few weeks ago, I attended a Crew Conference for the Maritime industry, where they had all kinds of high-tech, life size simulations for training the seafarer. Everything was built and designed to help the seafarer navigate and read data precisely as it comes up. As you can imagine, these vessels are huge - about the length of a 20 - 30 story building. And if you watched Titanic, then you know how steering such a large vessel and making the right calls are  equally important, otherwise, accidents can happen. Aside from hitting icebergs, ships can collide with one another, and when crew men take safety on board for granted, engine rooms can spark and lead to combustion.

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