It's not the strongest who survive. It's those who know how to adapt to change who come out on top.
We all have things we regret about our past, but those regrets can keep us dwelling on the past rather than being focused on building our futures.
Dean Wegner is a US Army Veteran and graduate of West Point who founded the clothing company Authentically American.
Dean started his company with the intent of bringing clothing manufacturing back to the United States.
Our conversation centered around Dean's entrepreneurial journey. These journies are never easy, and Dean had to overcome an immense amount of obstacles to be where he is today.
You'll be sure to get a lot out of this conversation, and Dean offered a 25% discount code when you use the code FOUNDER at checkout at http://www.authenticallyamerican.us.
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If you get into a fight, or you get put into a situation where you need to protect yourself or your family, there's not going to be a rest period to catch your breath.
If you need to escape the city you live in, and the roads get blocked off, you're probably not going to be traveling over even ground. You'll probably need to carry weight.
Why then, do most of us limit ourselves to training in air conditioned gyms, and resting 2-3 minutes in between sets?
Look, I get that there's a lot of people competing in powerlifting meets these days. Powerlifting is one of my favorite sports and I competed for a long time.
But powerlifting alone will not prepare you for the known and unknowable obstacles that could put your life or your family's life in jeopardy.
To be properly physically prepared, you need to be training, not only strength, but also general physical preparedness (GPP), and skills.
Far too many people live their lives as if they're waiting for someone to give them permission to be great. They tell themselves that "life is going to be great after x happens."
That's a big mistake I made in my life. For most of my 20s, I was waiting for someone to come along and tell me that it was ok to start pursuing my goals.
The truth is that the work is always now. You can't wait for an exterior sign to start your life. In this episode, I explain how this slight twist in your mindset could completely change your life for the better.
Mike Keevil is a Marine and Captain of the shooting team with the Recon and Sniper Foundation. He also has one of the most interesting careers I've ever seen in the Marine Corps.
Mike enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in 2004 as a food service Marine. He deployed to Iraq in 2006 with Mortuary Affairs, and then transferred to 4th Recon Batallion and went to BRC.
From there he deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 with 3rd Recon Batallion, and most recently went on UDP with 3rd Recon in 2018.
Mike is a founding member of Team Recon and Sniper, and has found a release through shooting sports. Mike has also spent time as a firearms instructor for a DHS agency.
In this conversation, we discuss Mike's career, his transition into Recon, and his work with Team RSF.
Don't get caught in the trap of alienating those closest to you. Set a time to turn it off and spend some time with those you live.
If you wait for the perfect time to do anything, you'll be waiting forever.
In recent years, many veterans, and people, look down on the trades as a career path.
That's misguided. People in the trades today are some of the most sought after workers in the workforce. Many are earning six-figure incomes or more and not dealing with the debt that college students are.
Chaunte Hall, a US Air Force Veteran, founded the Victory Trades Alliance to help veterans to find their path in the trades. She came on to discuss her organization and why the trades are such a great choice for veterans.
The world is crazy. If you're not careful, you can lose your mind in it. This episode discusses ways to keep it together.
When things go bad, we have a tendency to retreat within ourselves. That's the worst thing you can do. You need other people especially during the hard times.
John Mccarthy is a US Marine Corps veteran and the host of the Post-Modern Patriot Podcast.
According to John, many people in our society today have moved further and further away from collective organization, tending instead toward individualism.
Values for things like American ideals have fallen short of where they once were, and many have fallen into isolation.
For veterans, this isolation has been highly detrimental and has potentially led to the suicides of thousands.
John's message to his podcast listeners is that you can live a meaningful life in a post-modern society, and dedicate yourself to high ideals.
John and I had an excellent conversation about life, philosophy, and where we are today as a society and as a country.