Don't Get Comfortable

Every Protector yearns for the point in their career when they can lock in their dream client:  One that will respect their work both professionally and financially.  That is the brass ring in our business, aka, the sacred cow, however, on the road to eating Filet Mignon, there are bound to be several Big Mac’s along the route.  So, as we proceed on this journey to success, we have to make sure we navigate the potholes, namely, doing the job as required without becoming too comfortable in our role, leading to potentially disastrous results. 

Throughout my career, I’ve seen an unfortunate occurrence happen time and time again.  An agent works hard to reach an established position with a client and after a length of time, sometimes months, sometimes years, they do something that gets them removed from the Detail.  Now there is absolutely no doubt about it, some VIP’s are just temperamental, and their need for security, or the...

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Celebrity Protection Training Course

If you are interested in expanding your knowledge of celebrity protection as well as getting a deeper understanding of the science of behavioral intelligence, join Elijah Shaw, Bob Duggan & Mark James, May 27-29, 2009  in Grand Junction, Colorado for the ESI - ICON Celebrity Protection & Behavioral Intelligence Course.  

  • Accredited
  • Scholarships Available
  • We Accept the GI Bill

For more info call: 651-695-8778 x 2 or click HERE

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Touring Tips

  1. Learn the value of a durable suitcase and a portable steamer.  If you are on the road for any duration of time, your suitcase is going to take a beating.    Additionally, unless you are a seasoned packer, what’s inside the case may not be “ready to wear,” when it’s time to hit the ground running.  Of course if you’re lucky, the nicer hotels may do your ironing for you at no charge, but it pays to be prepared for the worst.
  2. Make sure you take advantage of all the frequent flier programs.   An insider secret is that while outside parties usually make the arrangements and pay for the bodyguards travel, in most cases the actual traveler gets the mileage credit.  A worldwide tour (provided your not flying private) could easily mean a few free roundtrip tickets when you finally do get some downtime.
  3. Be careful what you eat, especially in a foreign country.  The exotic dishes shown on the food channel might look...
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