The negative voices in your head are there for a reason. They served you at one point. Recognize them for that, and you'll be able to move beyond them.
If you said most of the stuff you told yourself to a friend, that person wouldn't be your friend anymore.
Whether we like it or not, there is veteran stereotype out there that's pretty negative. There's nothing we can do about that, but there is something we can do about what we put into the world.
To say that Dr. Hal Bradley has had an interesting life is a massive understatement. Hal has been a soldier, a pastor, a meta physicist, and a sought-after Department of Justice Contractor.
In the middle of that, he was a high-ranking drug smuggler for the Mexican Drug Cartel for twenty years.
Hal has since given up that life, and he's made it his mission to help people survive and thrive through the most horrific life experiences. His new book, Crisis Victory, teaches readers to transcend their difficult circumstances to victory.
To learn more about Hal Bradley: http://drhalbradley.com/
To get Crisis Victory: https://www.crisisvictory.com/gift
Dr. Dan Bornstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.
Dan began working at The Citadel after completing his Ph.D in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina.
Dan is not a conventional professor. Prior to earning his Ph.D, Dan was the CEO of two fitness companies in Arizona. His research focuses on lack of physical preparedness in the United States as a national security issue.
US military organizations are having a difficult time recruiting qualified candidates because of a lack of physical preparedness amongst the population.
Dan came on the show to speak about the programs The Citadel offers in Exercise Science and Tactical Readiness. Though The Citadel is primarily a military college with an active Corps of Cadets, it has opened it's doors to active duty military members and Veterans who want to attend the institution without being members of the Corps of Cadets.
This leaves a world of opportunity open to Veterans who want to get an education from one of the best colleges in the country.
To learn more about The Citadel, and it's Exercise Science program, head over to Citadel.edu.
Regardless of what you do in life, if it's worth it, it will be difficult. You cannot be scared to fail if you want to accomplish anything.
You're never going to get to where you want to be if you just try to hit home runs.
Living your best life as a Veteran might come with this mind shift.
In order to get anywhere in life you need to know what you're working toward.
Will Carroll is a former US Navy Seal and Roland Cordova is a lifetime entrepreneur. Together, they've built Veterans Canna-Biz, which is a business incubator for Veterans who want to enter the Cannabis industry.
Learn more at http://www.veteranscannabiz.org.