Reading is one of the most important habits you could develop. Through reading, you can gain the information you need to follow your path.
The mistake most people make is that they assume that they have all the information they need in them. This is not the case. Reading will help you to avoid the mistakes of those who came before you.
Rather than setting pie in the sky goals, plan your attack on your problems.
Pat McNamara is a former special forces operator, trainer, and author of the book Sentinal: Be the Agent in Charge of Your Own Personal Protection Detail. Pat has dedicated himself to helping others to become more aware, more capable, and more tough. His Instagram page, TMACSINC, is one of the best fitness pages out there and it also offers segments on becoming a more effective Sentinal and becoming a more effective man (basic dude stuff). Pat is also a great guy. He came on to talk about his story, and to to deliver his advice on how you can become tougher and more effective in your daily life.
If someone can make you angry, they own a piece of your soul. Anger is, in fact weakness, and the more you learn to control it, the stronger you will be.
Life does not last forever, and if you're hesitating, waiting for the perfect moment, or the right opportunity, you'll probably be waiting forever. In this episode, I talk about why you should stop waiting and start taking action.
Chad Lennon is a US Marine Corps Officer and a lawyer who works to help veterans get their VA benefits
Chad Lennon grew up in Bayville, New York and graduated from Wagner College, Adelphi University, and Touro Law Center. He was commissioned in the Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant in 2008. Today he is a Major in the Marine Corps Reserves serving as the Company Commander for Bravo Company. Chad
has served in a number of billets including a platoon commander, intelligence officer, and international engagements officer. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and received the Purple Heart Medal. After graduating law school Chad worked as a criminal defense attorney in Maryland and a prosecutor in
Suffolk County, New York. While as a prosecutor Chad worked in the Veterans Treatment Court for the District Court and East End court. In February 2019 Chad was appointed Director of the Veterans and Servicemembers’ Rights’ Clinic at Touro Law Center. Chad works with a number of charitable organizations focused on assisting veterans and holds the world record for pulling a 400lb chain for 1 mile in 63 minutes and 18 seconds while raising money for the Semper Fi Fund. He resides in Rocky Point with his wife, Denni, son, Gunnar, daughter, Thalia, and their two Siberian Huskies.
In this episode, I talk about how I'm using the VA loan to live without paying a rent or mortgage.
A lot of people take obstacles as a sign that they should stop, when they're really signs that you should keep going.
Austen Alexander is an active duty sailor in the United States Navy who is serving with Naval Security Forces.
A few years ago, Austen began chronicling his life as a sailor on YouTube. Since then, his channel has grown massively to over 186,000 subscribers.
Though Austen made it look easy, it's definitely not easy. He keeps up with his YouTube channel and his business while maintaining his full-time job as an active duty sailor.
Austen is currently planning on what he's going to do once he leaves the Navy, and we sat down to discuss his life and his plans for the future. We cover:
Check out Austen's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm_KYd9ls02FktHoE_R_1Qg
Follow Austen on Instagram at HTTP://instagram.com/austen_alex
Thinking about the past is a trap. It's a trap because, though you are the same physical person as you were then, you are also a completely different person.
You have no control over who you were or what actions you took in the past. The only thing you truly have control over is what you do in the present.
In this episode, I discuss the dangers of living in the past, and three strategies to put more of your focus in the now.
We all go through seasons of life. When you're a kid, you get to explore and make mistakes. When you're a young person, you get to test yourself. But when you're a fully functioning adult, there's a temptation to stop growing and to remain stagnant. This episode explores the ways in which you can grow as an adult while maintaining your responsibilities.
Brandon Shelton is a US Air Force veteran who currently works as a business attorney. He recently started doing pro bono work to help veterans affected by PTS as a result of sexual trauma incurred while serving.
Brandon is a business and startup attorney, focusing on assisting new and emerging businesses in all of their transactional matters. He has represented clients from a wide array of industries, including tech and app developers, filmmakers, breweries, wineries and restaurants, real estate companies, and even chocolate makers. He has counseled clients on corporate formation, late stage preferred financing rounds, mergers & acquisitions, and everything in between. He also serves as outside-inside counsel, providing general counseling on all day-to-day matters, including licensing, brand management, and employee stock incentive plans. Brandon was formerly a computer programmer in the U.S. Air Force, and received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Dramatic Arts. Brandon received his J.D. at King Hall at the University of California, Davis.
So many veterans are afraid to ask for help when they're in trouble. Additionally, so many push themselves away from other people and further and further into self-isolation.
Here's something I learned a long time ago: you can't do anything great in this world without other people. You can't do it alone.
There are currently thousands of vet centers and veterans charities that can not only provide you with assistance, but also with a person to talk to. Take advantage of this, not just for yourself, but for those around you.