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The ‘Facts’ About Positive Thinking

Do you know what the Reality Principle is? According to wikipedia: “In Freudian psychology, the reality principle is the psychoanalytic concept describing circumstantial reality compelling a man or a woman to defer (put off) instant gratification.  In infancy and early childhood, the Id rules behavior by obeying only the pleasure principle. Maturity is learning to endure the pain of deferred gratification, … Continue reading »

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A reflect back after retirement from the fire service

After just over one week of retiring as a firefighter from the London Fire Brigade I had a reflection on the accomplishments I had in life in and outside of my career. 19th June 2014 was my last day as a firefighter at the London Fire Brigade. I am grateful for all the good years … Continue reading »

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Firefighter Dave Pamah retires from London Fire Brigade

Last Thursday ( 19th June 2014 ) was my last day as a firefighter at the London Fire Brigade. I am grateful for all the good years and all the good friends I have made along the way. The new chapter begins.  

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3 Guidelines To Detect “The Dark Side” Of Leadership

Have you ever heard of “the dark side” of leadership? Former fire chief and fellow author Les Karpluk (Ret.) explains in this blog: 3 Guidelines To Detect “The Dark Side” Of Leadership Chief Karpluk has over 32 years in the fire service which includes being Chief of the Prince Albert Fire Department in Canada. He … Continue reading »

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Dave Pamah in Asia

I am currently in Manila, Philippines in my role as a political activist due to China’s aggressive claims in the South China sea, which could be a violation of international laws. I wanted to go to Vietnam to ‘politically blog’ prior to this because China had allegedly “bullied” a Vietnamese vessel with one of theirs. … Continue reading »

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Helping Elite Athletes Battle Addiction: What is the role of the sport psychologist?

A friend sent me a new in-depth article last week from a student of his. It’s titled: Helping Elite Athletes Battle Addiction: What is the role of the sport psychology coach? No matter what type of athlete or fitness enthusiast you are or coach, this article has a ton of valuable content for you. by … Continue reading »

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Dave Pamah get’s caught up in Thailand military coup

Being the hardened political activist that I am, I thought I’d take a trip to Bangkok last Wednesday to visit some friends and show solidarity against the Thailand army coup. Here are the key points of what happened when I arrived at Bangkok Airport last Thursday around 18:00 hrs local time: Thailand’s army chief has announced … Continue reading »

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Firefighting from within London book launch

My new book firefighting from within was finally launched in London last Wednesday. It was a fine sunny evening with a satisfactory turn out and the evening went well with everybody feeling inspired after they left. I started off going into the history of how the idea of the book came about until final production … Continue reading »

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Get your free signed copy of new book ‘Firefighting from within’ this Wednsday

You’ll get a free signed copy of my new book ‘Firefighting from within‘ as a special thank you for attending my forthcoming book launch party in London this Wednesday.  It will be held at Grosvenor G Piccadilly, 3-4 Coventry Street, London W1D 6BL and doors open at 6pm. There will be snacks laid out and a … Continue reading »

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Sporting anti-racism goes viral

Two very serious racial incidents happened this week in two of my favourite sports  – football ( Soccer) and NBA basketball. As a former athlete myself, I love it when good leadership is displayed in the major sporting arena in response to these disgraceful incidents, and can be used as a blueprint for any form … Continue reading »

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