“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
The Moat Group - Transition Announcement
Effective Sept 15th, 2014
The Moat Group will begin transitioning to our new home……Triple Aught Design.
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.
-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)
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….