Startup Instinct

Life Is Not Guaranteed | Douglas P. Pflug | IronWill 360 | Guelph Police Service | II

June 10, 2020 Zaeem Rehman / Douglas P. Pflug Season 1 Episode 14
Startup Instinct
Life Is Not Guaranteed | Douglas P. Pflug | IronWill 360 | Guelph Police Service | II
Show Notes

In this episode, we continue discussions with Douglas P. Pflug, the retired sergeant who served 28 years with the Guelph Police Service. Douglas is also the founder of Ironwill 360, where he focuses on pushing his clients out of their comfort zones to build mental agility and strengthen the mind and body to overcome the adversities of life. Douglas reflects on the importance of mental readiness in correctly managing a crisis; we discuss this in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, we analyze how law enforcement personnel as well as pilots are trained to manage chaotic and high-risk situations, and how the general population can use their strategies in living through the COVID-19 pandemic and in adjusting to a post-COVID-19 world. In law enforcement, there is sometimes a notion that those in high-risk professions are expected to accept, rather indifferently, the possibility of death within their daily routine. In such a professional role which is oftentimes dangerous, the severity of death is sometimes disregarded. Another important topic we discuss are the astigmatisms and generalizations that law enforcement personnel are sometimes viewed with. As a retired police officer, Douglas notes that it is important to recognize that those working in law enforcement are also human beings. Our discussion includes a debate of where those misconceptions come from and what potential solutions may be.