“Be versatile. Being a tacticool, badass shooter is simply ONE ability. What is far more impressive is to go from being a great shooter to being a great business mind. To be a survivalist as well as be able to comfortably mingle within society. To be action oriented but can control yourself to sit still and research. To know your audience…wherever you are. Know when to fight and when to keep silent. To have skill and hold it in until it’s needed. Be versatile.”
— The Moat Group

Solutions:
Sometimes they aren’t pretty. Sometimes they aren’t ‘tacticool’ or covert. Sometimes you just got to use some ingenuity and get it done. Don’t get blinded by tools, gear, and coolness. Sometimes you just won’t have any of it. Sometimes all you have is your wits, your mindset, and a cheap pen.

Environment:

Is a tricky thing.  It can stay stagnant for a long time or change rapidly.  It can slowly change or it can change so fast you didn’t even have time to adapt to one situation before another one presents itself.  It’s beautiful and ugly.  A beautiful coastal ride south of the border can lead to an urban sprawl in mere moments.  Both uniquely beautiful. Both uniquely deadly.  The keys to dealing with environments is also uniquely tricky.  A few things don’t change however.  Stay adaptive.  Keep the situational awareness up.  Train for the worse case scenario. Environment:

Is a tricky thing.  It can stay stagnant for a long time or change rapidly.  It can slowly change or it can change so fast you didn’t even have time to adapt to one situation before another one presents itself.  It’s beautiful and ugly.  A beautiful coastal ride south of the border can lead to an urban sprawl in mere moments.  Both uniquely beautiful. Both uniquely deadly.  The keys to dealing with environments is also uniquely tricky.  A few things don’t change however.  Stay adaptive.  Keep the situational awareness up.  Train for the worse case scenario. Environment:

Is a tricky thing.  It can stay stagnant for a long time or change rapidly.  It can slowly change or it can change so fast you didn’t even have time to adapt to one situation before another one presents itself.  It’s beautiful and ugly.  A beautiful coastal ride south of the border can lead to an urban sprawl in mere moments.  Both uniquely beautiful. Both uniquely deadly.  The keys to dealing with environments is also uniquely tricky.  A few things don’t change however.  Stay adaptive.  Keep the situational awareness up.  Train for the worse case scenario. Environment:

Is a tricky thing.  It can stay stagnant for a long time or change rapidly.  It can slowly change or it can change so fast you didn’t even have time to adapt to one situation before another one presents itself.  It’s beautiful and ugly.  A beautiful coastal ride south of the border can lead to an urban sprawl in mere moments.  Both uniquely beautiful. Both uniquely deadly.  The keys to dealing with environments is also uniquely tricky.  A few things don’t change however.  Stay adaptive.  Keep the situational awareness up.  Train for the worse case scenario.

Environment:

Is a tricky thing. It can stay stagnant for a long time or change rapidly. It can slowly change or it can change so fast you didn’t even have time to adapt to one situation before another one presents itself. It’s beautiful and ugly. A beautiful coastal ride south of the border can lead to an urban sprawl in mere moments. Both uniquely beautiful. Both uniquely deadly. The keys to dealing with environments is also uniquely tricky. A few things don’t change however. Stay adaptive. Keep the situational awareness up. Train for the worse case scenario.

August winners announcement and September Challenge will be posted this weekend. www.themoatgroupcriterion.us

The Moat Group - Transition Announcement

Effective Sept 15th, 2014

The Moat Group will begin transitioning to our new home……Triple Aught Design.

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The Moat Group Blog will remain and continue to periodically post pictures, Guidelines, stories, and quotes as well as remain online for reference material through The Archives.  Our programs, videos, and other projects will cease to continue.  We will finish out The Criterion Challenge to the end of the year (2014).

What does this mean?  Well….lets just say keep your eye on Triple Aught Design for new and exciting things to come in the future.  This is a very exciting transition and brings a means to expand ideas beyond the drawing board and into realization.  We hope you guys and gals are just as excited as I am for this move.

Thanks to everyone for all the support through the growth of The Moat Group to this point.  It means the world to us and we want to continue to help others and share knowledge.  This move allows us to do this on an even larger scale.  This is not the end.  Do not worry.  This is simply the next phase of accomplishing our goals collectively.  The work and contribution we will be conducting with Triple Aught Design will be very noticeable and will hold to the same values we have here at The Moat Group.  Keep your heads on a swivel.  Great things are on the horizon.

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-The Moat Group 

“The trick is to be the guy they never expected.”
— While everyone is pointing attention to the burly dude with tats, beard, ball cap, and sunglasses….the small, unsuspecting, friendly, teammate you didn’t expect….has just killed you.

The Moat Office (Work Space Theory Applied)

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I was having a conversation over dinner and whiskey with good friends about the physical ‘work space’.  Much like the theory of keeping your weapon in your ‘work space’ so you can 1) keep situation awareness down range 2) conduct a task on the weapon.  This is how we approach the physical ‘work space’…a place in which business is conducted.

It’s a place to go and conduct a task.  It’s also a place to go that helps keep things in perspective (keep situational awareness down range).  It should be a place that promotes these actions.  A place that touches you on a different level intellectually, perhaps in the decor (having past achievements on display, favorite brands on display, touching moments, etc), perhaps in the trainings space (open room to spread out and get off the chair).  Sometimes these are referred too as ‘Man Caves’.  I don’t buy into that because a man cave (in my mind) is where I go to veg out, relax, unwind.  My work space/office is a place I go to get work done.  To prep.  To reflect.  To be top of mind.  To be productive.

If you find yourself struggling to conduct business, reflect, get ideas, and get actual work conducted, consider changing up your work space.  Just like when operating a weapon, taking your eyes off target to reload…you could quite possibly just lose the target in the process….

Letters From Readers

We get a ton of emails on a daily basis.  Some are simple gear questions, some are situational questions, and some are stories on how Moat has had an impact on their lives.

Although we do not/cannot respond to all emails, we do our best to read them overtime and apply them to how we continue to conduct ourselves.

We are not perfect.  We makes a ton of mistakes.  But we try to learn from them.  Nor are we special.  Just ordinary dudes trying to do extraordinary things.  To help others.  99% of the time it is a quest that provides little to no TRUE feedback.  The other 1% we get these letters.  Letters from readers national and international.  Telling us how we’ve impacted their lives. 

There is no greater reward.  Thank you to all of you readers out there.  And a special Thank You to those that share your stories with us.  You all have a frame hanging in The Moat Offices with your story in it…a daily reminder as to the importance of continuing to grow, share, and learn…together.