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Step 9: Ask Questions

Step 9: Ask Questions

Kendra Weikman & Luther Berge

It doesn’t matter if you are a rookie on probationary status, or you are a tenured member of the team, always ask questions!

Common knowledge states that there is no such thing as a stupid question. If you don’t know something, ask a person who does.

By asking questions you may not only help yourself, but other members and officers as well. I know after a certain amount of time goes by, and you have training sessions learned by heart, you think nothing can surprise you. If this is the case, ask a superior what else there is for you to learn. Could you work for a new certification? Want to spend some time on different branch efforts? Get involved and ask!

I can’t stress enough how important it is to ask questions. It’s how you learn. It’s how you improve yourself and your brothers. Ask, ask, ask!


Step 10: Getting Membership


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