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The Ambitious VET Show

If you're a growth-minded veteran inside the immediate transition window or have been out for years, have realized that immediate transitional education has a shelf life to your goals and aspirations after basic needs are met, and are looking for the #goldengrenades to get yourself out of your own way and fuel your desire to make an impact post-military. This is your podcast built by veterans for veterans as we dive into the trenches with today’s top subject matter experts, share inspiring transition stories, and provide masterclasses to equip you to reach your full potential.

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203: A Simple Framework to Get Ahead of the "Hurry Up and Wait!" Landmine Post Military
If you have served in the military, you have experienced the dreaded hurry-up and wait way of performing and getting shit done. It can definitely be frustrating to even think about and imagine the problems that arise when you repurpose it in your personal and professional life post-military. With that said, what if we could take this intense way of executing and apply it in our everyday lives and use the waiting as an opportunity to receive invaluable feedback, resources, connections, or information that could help us live a more fulfilling and satisfactory life? In this episode, Chris shares a simple framework that can be repurposed in any area of life you may feel like "the hurry up and wait" landmine may be stopping you from living a life you love post-military.  Here is the framework to use in any situation you feel like you are hurrying up and waiting in:  What’s the desired outcome  How can I enjoy the process of getting there? Or how can I make it fun?  What are ways I can ask the right questions from Google, the person in front of me, a group forum, in my network to see it from different perspectives?  How do I have everyone feel included and appreciated?  After execution- ask what feedback is there. Find a way to measure it.  Would you like to learn more about The Ambitious VET Network platform or ask us a clarifying question? If so, click here to dive more into the trenches with us: https://ambitiousvetnetwork.com/ 
14:54 09/14/2022
202: Building The Moral Courage To Take A Stand On Your Beliefs Post Military with Mayor Josh Penner
When we transition out of the military we can lack this individual sense of moral ground to stand on to build teams and teamwork around us. Mainly, because we are used to doing what's best for the overall mission and we don't have the creative space to think critically about our individual beliefs. How do you begin developing the self-awareness to understand your moral ground and then also gain the courage to stand in those beliefs while becoming a public leader in your local community and beyond? In this episode, Mayor Josh Penner shares how he softened the edges of his militant enlisted Marine Corps communication style, learned how to build the moral courage to communicate where he stands on important issues without anger, and how we went about learning the rules of engagement becoming a public leader in Orting, WA and beyond. Impactful Moments of the Show: 4:00MM: Mayor Penner’s background and story of becoming a public leader. 7:00MM: Refining your militant communication style to be more effective post-military. 12:00MM: Mayor Penner’s philosophy on leadership transitional skills from military to public leadership. 15:00MM: Removing labels and having the moral courage to communicate who you are and what you believe. 21:00MM: Penner strategy consulting firm 28:00MM: Last saved rounds from Mayor Penner for veterans looking to improve as a leader post-military. Learn more about Mayor Josh Penner's leadership consulting firm here: https://pennerstrategy.com/  Learn more about The Ambitious VET Exclusive Platform here: https://ambitiousvetnetwork.com/ 
32:54 09/07/2022
201: Celebrating 200 Episodes Milestone: The Top Five Most Listened To Episodes and Learned Lessons Over The Past Two Years
In this episode, we celebrate another 100 episodes produced here at The Ambitious VET Show. I share the top 5 most listened-to episodes and some personal learned lessons over the past two years of being immersed in the veteran community and around podcasting strategy.  Here are the top five most listened-to episodes of the last 100:  121: Diversity, Unity, and Being Treated as an Original with U.S. Army Combat Veteran, Author, And Speaker Cornelius Maxwell 134: Knowing What Drives Your Business Growth with Navy Veteran and CFO4Vets Founder Scott Chesson 139: Connecting Health And Social Care Inside Local Communities With Army Veteran, Taylor Justice 147: Leveraging The Veteran Business Outreach Centers To Start, Grow, and Sell Your Business With Amy Amoroso 149: Life's Real Currency with Retired Air Force Major, Brenda Sanchez Learn more about The Ambitious VET Exclusive Platform here: https://ambitiousvetnetwork.com/ 
23:07 08/31/2022
200: Owning Your Journey Towards Executive Level Leadership After The Military Transition with Bryan Stewart
There are a lot of setbacks and failures along your pathway to becoming who you want to be, finding your ideal career path, and living a life on your terms post-military. In this episode, Bryan Stewart, retired Marine Corps infantry officer, seasoned healthcare executive, board member, and founder of HDO Health shares his learned lessons on how to overcome setbacks and practical tips on how you can own your journey versus being reactive to circumstance.  Impactful Moments of the Show: 4:00MM: Going from decades of executive leadership experience to going into entrepreneurs. 6:00MM: What he learned from always staying inside of a beginner's mindset. 8:00MM: The process that led to his decision to leave the Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer. 12:00MM: Why he is sourcing talent in the healthcare space from the SkillBridge program. 14:00MM: Questions to ask yourself to gain clarity on your pathway to better leadership opportunities post-military. 17:00MM: Bryan's golden rules he learned from being raised in a judgemental household as an executive leader and start-up founder. 32:00MM: Bryan’s three last saved rounds.  Connect with Bryan on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bjstewart/  More About Bryan Stewart:  Bryan is a United States Marine Corps veteran and a senior executive with decades of servant leadership experience. His background includes big picture expertise, keen operational, financial, and governance skills, and firsthand knowledge of the functions and processes that make teams and businesses work.  His diverse business career spans successful domestic and international roles across various organizations, including large, public companies like Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Zimmer Biomet, and Humana. He has also operated in several privately held and private equity-owned companies, including Ventana Medical Systems (Roche Diagnostics), AmeriPath (Quest Diagnostics), Healogics, and Sage Growth Partners. Bryan most recently served as the Chief Executive of PracticeWise and Golden Victory Medical and currently serves as a Director with Victory Strategies and as the Founder and CEO of HDO Health.  Show Sponsor: Take the time and worry out of booking your short-term rentals, book with At Ease here: https://www.pcsatease.com/ 
36:44 08/17/2022
199: Overcoming Isolation, Building Accountability Support Around You, and Self Care Habits with JB Basaldua and Jay Fondren
When trying to build a life, raise a family, and advance in your career post-military it can be challenging when you are still carrying unhealed wounds that cause you to isolate yourself, numb yourself with vices, or have you neglecting self-care. In this episode, I dive into the trenches with Jay Fondren (Combat Army Veteran and Director of Operations at Wildops) and JB Basaldua (Marine Corps Purple Heart Recipient and operation facilitator at Wildops) where they both share their challenges and how they overcame things like isolation, self-care, and building accountability partners around them to support in their own healing and growth in life after the uniform came off.  Impactful Moments of the Show: 4:00MM: What is isolation and how can we overcome it? 13:00MM: Jay- overcoming numbing behaviors like becoming a workaholic to avoid taking care of what matters most. 20:00MM: JB- catching the red flags to keep your health trending in the right direction. 25:00MM: More about Wildops and how they are fostering deep trusting relationships and healing at their events.  30:00MM: Last few saved rounds! Learn more about Wildops here: https://wildops.org/ More about Jay Fondren:  Jay is originally from Corsicana, Texas. He enlisted in the US Army at age 19 as a forward observer. He was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and deployed to Iraq in 2004 with C Trp 10th Cav (Brigade Recon Troop), 1BCT, and 1 CD. On November 24, 2004, Jay was severely injured by a roadside bomb and in October 2005 Jay was medically retired from the military. After the military Jay worked for several years for the Department of Veterans Affairs. While at the VA, Jay realized the need for faith-based care and support for Combat Veterans and left his management position at the VA to do full-time ministry work. Jay previously worked for the PTSD Foundation of America. Jay, Anne, and their six children live in the Houston area. Jay is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University (DBU) with a BAS in Christian Ministry.  Jay is also an Ordained Christian Minister. He attended his first Wild Ops trip in 2021 in Tennessee. He currently serves Wild Ops as the Director of Operations.  More about JB Basaldua Filling the Enlisted Veteran seat on the Wild Ops Board of Directors, Lance Corporal Basaldua served in the Marine Corps from 2003-2008. Seriously wounded during his first combat tour in Iraq, he was awarded a Purple Heart. After participating in a Wild Ops Operation in the summer of 2021, JB joined the Leadership team. He serves as an Operation Facilitator and on the Vetting and Access Teams. JB brings an invaluable perspective to the Board as combat wounded veteran whose life is being transformed through his Wild Ops experience. He is committed to working with fellow combat veterans who seek healing from their combat trauma-related wounds. JB and his wife, Melissa have been married for 18 years and have 3 children. A dedicated husband, father, and man of faith, JB is actively involved in ministry at church and raising his family. They reside in Rockwall, TX. Show Sponsor: LocalVest LocalVest's software platform helps military veterans raise capital faster through state-of-the-art technology and the power of the close-knit military community. Instead of blindly pitching to investors all over the country, Veteran business owners can approach accredited Veteran investors that share similar backgrounds, values, and goals. Learn more here: https://localvest.com/
41:36 08/10/2022
198: Veteran Career Opportunities in Education with Daris Mcinnis
When we transition out of the military we can lose our sense of curiosity, silliness, and ability to adapt to the individual needs of each individual. Coming from a military institution where everything is uniform, highly regulated, and structured how do you find that love and joy in serving people's individual needs? In this episode, Daris Mcinnis, will share his journey into the education field after being an ordnance logistics officer in the United States Army, what he learned about himself, and how veterans can bring the missing leadership needed inside the education industry. Impactful Moments of the Show: 4:00MM: What Daris is most excited about right now in life. 6:00MM: Daris’ Higher Education perspective. 9:00MM: What led him from the Army to early childhood education? 14:00MM: How the education field can support developing more flexibly and adaptability to individual needs. 18:00MM: Bringing silliness to a serious life. 24:00MM: Bringing critical thinking to a diverse work environment. 28:00MM: Why veterans are a good fit for the field of education. 32:00MM: A couple of last golden grenades from Daris to support you in your journey of getting into the educational field. More about Daris:  Daris is full-time doctoral student at Penn GSE (Graduate School of Education) and a summer learning curriculum specialist at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Prior to Penn, Daris served as an early childhood teacher in Washington, D.C., an Education Pioneer in New Orleans, LA, and five years on active duty as an Ordnance Logistics Officer in the United States Army Connect with Daris on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daris-mcinnis-57180067/  Show Sponsor:  If you are ready to jump into the trenches with other like-minded ambitious vets, apply to join our exclusive community learning platform here: https://ambitiousvetnetwork.com/ 
32:47 08/03/2022
197: The Challenges of Becoming a Veteran Entrepreneur; Myths, Hacks, Tips, and Resources to Win with Joe Giordano
In this episode, Joe Giordano, retired Army Master Sergeant and founder of Project Opportunity- a free ten-week entrepreneurship training program for veterans based in Salisbury, Maryland shares the challenges to overcome to become a successful veteran entrepreneur. In a world where entrepreneurship is COOL, to be a true success it goes deeper than just an idea. We discuss things like, business plans and the components of them i.e. market research, financial modeling, SWOT analysis, and competitor analysis. Along with how to test your assumptions of product market fit and forecasted revenue growth and fundraising.  By the end of this one Ambitious VET, you will understand what it takes to be a TRUE veteran entrepreneur and why it's important to take programs like Project Opportunity to ensure you aren't wasting your time or resources on a pathway with no GOLD at the end of the tunnel!  Learn more about Project Opportunity here: https://www.project-opportunity.com/  Connect with Joe on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joegiordano1/  Show Sponsor: If you are ready to jump into the trenches with other like-minded ambitious vets, apply to join our exclusive social network here: https://ambitiousvetnetwork.com/ 
40:50 07/20/2022
196: Creating Your Own Personal Checklist For Daily Success Post-Military with Jason Belvill
We go from a regimented lifestyle in the military to complete FREEDOM post-military. Which can be overwhelming when you are ambitious and looking to maximize your time. In this episode, Jason Belvill, Co-founder and Director of Operations for a healthcare start-up BodySpec shares his story of getting out of the AirForce and how he began architecting his own personal daily checklist to feel like he's moving forward toward his unique goals post-military. Impactful Moments of the Show: 5:00MM: Jason’s background and how he went from his project management experience in the AirForce to falling into the director of operations role. 10:00MM: how to leave a very regimented lifestyle of the military to thrive inside of an autonomous career culture. 14:00MM: The importance of having a personal checklist for your definition of success. 20:00MM: Understanding what you identify as in the context of creating a WINNING MORNING ROUTINE. Link to book Jason shared: The One Thing: https://amzn.to/3IyjXsJ  24:00MM: Being intentional in relationships in the face of a chaotic life. 29:00MM: Jason's last saved rounds. Here is where you can learn more about Jason:  Bodyspec: https://www.bodyspec.com/  Email: jason@bodyspec.com Show Sponsor: If you are ready to jump into the trenches with other like-minded ambitious vets, apply to join our exclusive social network here: https://ambitiousvetnetwork.com/ 
38:03 07/13/2022
195: Identifying Your Voice Post Military with Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. and Voice Over Talent Patrick Kirchner
Learning how to communicate inside a new industry's culture can be a challenge after your military transition. Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Patrick Kirchner always aspired to use his voice to influence and persuade people ever since grade school. After 31 years of service and honing his craft as a voice talent while still serving in the Corps, Patrick now is the founder of Sound Attention where he offers voice-over services inside a variety of industries. He shares his journey in the Corps starting as an E-1 all the way to when he decided he would go after voice-over work.  Impactful Moments of the Show:  4:00MM: Personal brand building. 8:00MM: How a retired Lt. Col of Marines never lost his voice and where to focus in the voice-over industry.  12:00MM: The power of getting personal brand feedback from your sphere of influence.  15:00MM: When he identified he had a sexy voice and how he invested in himself to improve. 20:00MM: A Lt. Colonel’s perspective on his military transition.   23:00MM: What are Patrick’s learned lessons in the voice-over industry. 28:00MM: What is his favorite industry to do voiceover work in. Connect and learn more about Lt. Col. Patrick Kirchner here:  https://www.soundattention.com/  Show Sponsor: Ready to get the good times rolling this summer with the next great outdoor game? Check out https://rollors.com/ and at check out make sure to enter "discount code" avnetwork to receive FREE shipping. 
34:40 06/29/2022
194: Overcoming Job Loss, Building Skillsets That Help Others WIN, And Empowering Women Veterans with Melissa Washington
Melissa Washington has a great story of overcoming adversity and making the most of the resources in front of her that would later have her empowering thousands of people. She shares in the episode that never stopping to sharpen her saw during the times of financial challenge led her to a global career opportunity with LinkedIn and in the present-day founder of Women Veterans Alliance a platform for women veterans to connect and share resources to empower their growth! Impactful Moments of the Show:  4:00MM: Melissa’s story and what she learned transitioning out of the Navy, marrying a Marine a month afterward, and then dealing with your husband leaving for deployment a month after that.  10:00MM: How she dug herself out of being laid off in 2009. 12:00MM: How an EDD meet-up group turned into teaching open house LinkedIn Workshops. 20:00MM: Landing her LinkedIn job after posting a LinkedIn Ad for FREE training. 25:00MM: Mellissa’s secret sauce in building relationships that support career advancement. 28:00MM: The checklist behind Melissa’s book: “Get Back To Work!” 34:00MM: How Women Veterans Alliance was born - 7 years ago. 37:00MM: What ambitious female veterans can gain by participating in of Women Veterans Alliance. 40:00MM: Last SAVED Golden grenades. Connect and learn more about Melissa's work here:  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/washingtonmelissa/details/experience/  Women Veterans Alliance: https://www.womenveteransalliance.org/  Melissa's Book: https://www.melissawashington.com/  Other Career Seeking resources mentioned: https://www.parachutebook.com/  Show Sponsor: Ready to get the good times rolling this summer with the next great outdoor game? Check out https://rollors.com/ and at check out make sure to enter "discount code" avnetwork to receive FREE shipping. 
41:07 06/22/2022
193: Managing People Effectively Post-Military with Mathew Vermilyer
In this episode, you will learn how to not get entrapped by your circumstances, gain new leadership insights on managing people who do not have the same experience as you, and practical tips on how to empower team members to make their own decisions and solve problems. Impactful moments of the show: 3:00MM: Mathew’s Marine Corps transition story  8:00MM: How to not get trapped inside of circumstances 15:00MM: Leveraging military philosophy to manage someone pivoting into an industry they have no experience inside of 20:00MM: Empowering people to make their own decisions and solve problems in the workforce that positively impact. 25:00MM: Last few golden grenades to fuel your growth, fulfillment, and post-military life ambitions. Connect with Mathew Vermilyer on LinkedIn here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathewvermilyer/  Dive deeper into The Ambitious VET Network here: https://vettrainingcoaching.com/ 
25:46 06/15/2022
192: Getting Established In Your Professional Life Post Military with Susan Simoes
Feeling established post-military can take a long time. In this episode, Susan Simoes a Marine veteran who transitioned into the telecommunications industry and never looked back shares her story of getting established, how to be true to who you are, and provides some profitable LinkedIn tactics to create more career advancement opportunities.  Impactful Moments of the Show:  7:00MM: The story of her landing her first job on the ground floor. 12:00MM: How she got established as a professional in the corporate world. 24:00MM: A real framework and tool to leverage to establish your professional network. 29:00MM: Solid practical tips on how to leverage LinkedIn to land a job. 34:00MM: Great resource to leverage to land government jobs. 37:00MM: One last golden grenade Connect with Susan Simoes on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susansimoes805/  Show Sponsor: Dive deeper with The Ambitious VET Network by subscribing to our weekly newsletter here: https://vettrainingcoaching.com/  
43:06 06/09/2022
191: Kicking Down BIG Doors Post Military While Being Curious Along The Way With Scott Haas
As veterans, we can all fall victim to leveraging the same leadership style we were taught in the military, being aggressive and commanding people. What if you kept the aggression. however, switched the twitch from commanding people to seeking to understand them and allowing them to bring diverse ideas to the battle plan? In this episode, retired USMC infantry veteran, Scott Haas shares how he transitioned into the security industry to now leading national-level talent acquisition efforts for a large company, BGIS.  Impactful Moments of the Show:  4:00MM: How he explains how an infantry Marine can win all those awards.  6:00MM: How he leveraged some basic principles to open up more fulfilling and lucrative doors!10:00MM: The power of the pushing back mentality.  13:00MM: The question to ask yourself to stay in action from where you are. 17:00MM: How to get the most out of every conversation.     23:00MM: Last Golden Grenade Segment  Learn more about BGIS' career opportunities here: https://www.bgis.com/us/  Show Sponsor: STZY Socks: Visit https://stzysocks.com/?ref=PDVtkVFG7yLWb and use code: avn for an additional 20% OFF all purchases.
30:51 06/01/2022
190: Fostering A Culture Of Inclusion In Your Team
In this episode, you will learn the importance of creating a team environment of belonging, trust, and innovation. In addition, a simple framework on how to inspire and empower team members to bring innovative ideas around your biggest pressing problems. 
16:33 05/27/2022
189: Being Present and Focused In the Midst of Chaos, Overwhelm, Stress
In life post-military, we can be responsible for a lot of different roles. Sometimes they can be damn right overwhelming when there are people involved who have expectations from you. I am talking about a spouse, co-workers, friends, and family members, the list goes on. In this episode, you will gain one timeless critical formula to use in the next step if you are feeling the pressure to perform in the midst of chaos, stress, and overwhelm. Show Sponsor:  TZY Socks: Visit https://stzysocks.com/?ref=PDVtkVFG7yLWb and use code: avn for an additional 20% OFF all purchases.
16:05 05/18/2022
188: 10X Veterans, Failure, and Pivoting Along the Way to Finding Your Profitable Passion Post Military with Scott Mackes
In this episode, you will learn how how to change your relationship with failure and when to pivot along your path to finding your purpose aligned with your strengths.  Impactful Moments of the Show:  4:00MM: Scott's background as a Service Warfare Officer, in business school, and 10 years in the construction industry. 6:00MM: fell into Gallup’s Strength Finders and turned the idea into coffee mugs. 12:00MM: 10X vets, Academy fund (short term real estate) 14:00MM: Changing your relationship to failure and knowing when to pivot in life. 17:00MM: What made him decide to change his environment.  20:00MM: First endeavor with coaching college students that had him realize what he didn't want to do. 22:00MM: Keeping the vision and being open to shifting the strategy. 25:00MM: Number one question to ask yourself before deciding to pivot.  27:00MM: Scott's pandemic see-through  Fan Bag failure.  30:00MM: ONE LAST #GOLDENGRENADE Learn more about 10X VETs and everything else Scott is doing here: https://sabmgroup.com/  Show Sponsor: STZY Socks: Visit https://stzysocks.com/?ref=PDVtkVFG7yLWb and use code: avn for an additional 20% OFF all purchases.
37:10 05/11/2022
187: Leveraging Technology To Empower Your Goals, Not You Empowering Technology
In this episode, I share a key idea I gained from a mentor I learned from when I was a sales trainer for a marketing software company that changed how I use technology to increase productivity. In addition, I share some tactics and strategies on how to limit overwhelm and identify the technology that meets your goals in life! 
14:09 05/04/2022
186: Finance, Resilience, Building Trust. Not Jumping To Assumptions, and Unity
In this episode, I bring six of the most listened to episodes of the show over the past 4 years together in the areas of business and personal finance, resilience, personal growth, Diversity, Unity, and personal branding. I also provide one question to ask yourself before jumping into each one to gain that ONE GOLDEN GRENADE you are looking for to implement in your life immediately. Episodes Discussed:  1: Habits Around Money and Life with Daniel Kopp 2: Living your Brand with Sean Douglas12: Be Relentless with Jeff Banman62: How to Go from Shit Bag to Shit Hot in Life, Business, and Career with Nate Schoemer 134: Knowing What Drives Your Business Growth with Navy Veteran and CFO4Vets Founder Scott Chesson 121: Diversity, Unity, and Being Treated as an Original with U.S. Army Combat Veteran, Author, And Speaker Cornelius Maxwell
20:13 04/29/2022
185: Reflecting, Self-Awareness, and Overcoming Self-Criticism with Gary Slyman
In this episode, you will learn from a 23+ year retired Marine Officer who has a total of 35+ years of leadership experience about how to overcome self-criticism and align your vision, goals, and values together for a more fulfilling and empowering personal and professional life post-military.  Impactful moments of the show:  4:00MM: Gary's background  6:00MM: Difference between teacher and coaching skillsets. 8:00MM: Giving up self-criticism along the pathway to becoming a top-performing leader post-military. 16:00MM: How to make behavior changes and build support systems to ensure they happen. 25:00MM: One theory to get ahead of emotional triggers. 32:00MM: One last Golden Grenade.  Learn more about Great Transitions Strategies here: https://greattransitionsstrategies.com/  Show Sponsor: Want to dive deeper into the trenches with other like-minded veterans looking to improve in the trenches of life every day? Check out our social media groups and get new relationships going today:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAmbitiousVETNetwork   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13751694/ 
39:46 04/21/2022
184: One Positive Psychology Tool To Fuel Your Resilience In Securing A Fulfilling Future Post Military!
In this episode, you will learn what the Broad and Build theory is, who created it, why it is important for you in seeking to improve your positive emotions on a daily basis, and how you can apply it in your life.  Show Sponsor: If you’re ready to bring your “A” game to each and every experience, check out https://www.foodexperienceunplugged.com/ for some great resources to fuel your body and your life.
12:45 04/14/2022
183: Avoiding Resignation on the Path to Finding Post-Military Purpose
In this episode, you will learn how to identify the risk factors that lead you to resignation or lack of drive or motivation in life.  You will also gain a simple framework on how to take massive action in getting yourself tuned back into your post-military purpose.  Show Sponsor: If you’re ready to bring your “A” game to each and every experience, check out  https://www.foodexperienceunplugged.com/ for some great resources to fuel your body and your life. Resource shared on the show, our qualitative research study in partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio: https://www.ambitiousvetnetwork.com/ 
15:03 04/06/2022
182: Leadership Principles Veteran Entrepreneurs Carry That Make Them Successful with Chuck Wright
In this episode, you will learn key principles that you carry that make you 5x more successful than 80% of the marketplace you are looking to be successful in. Chuck Wright after three decades of being in the financial planning world is now launching the Texas Veterans Chamber of Commerce.  Impactful Moments of the Show:  4:00MM- Chuck's background. 6:00MM- Marine Corps Porn for a Marine Corps retired pilot and Chuck overcoming his fear of heights. 12:00MM- Story of finding his financial planning career path and becoming a top 2% in his craft. 20:00MM- How he found his next purpose after building a financial firm over three decades. 26:00MM- What leadership principles VETPRENEURS carry that have them be 5x more successful than non-veteran entrepreneurs. 30:00MM- Where companies go wrong in hiring veteran talent. 33:00MM- How Vetpreneurs can implement their leadership skills using practical business tools. 44:00MM- Last #GoldenGrenade Learn more about the Texas Veterans Chamber of Commerce: https://www.txvetcc.com/  Show Sponsor: If you’re ready to bring your “A” game to each and every experience, check out  https://www.foodexperienceunplugged.com/ for some great resources to fuel your body and your life.
51:48 03/31/2022
181: Building Your Own Military Operations In Life & Business Post-Military with George Mayfield
In this episode, you will learn the benefits of pivoting into new career paths every two years, three ideas to build out a system that 10X your productivity, and one last golden grenade that puts networking into perspective.  Impactful Moments of the Show:  4:00MM: George's background 6:00MM: Intentionally pivoting every two years into new companies and why? 8:00MM: Why does it seem like veterans learn quicker than civilian counterparts? 10:00MM: Building your own Military Operations in life post-military? 16:00MM: Key performance indicators discussion and some problems we see leaders make that kill progress. 22:00MM: One Last Golden Grenade. Learn more about Frameworks Consulting here: https://www.frameworksconsulting.solutions/ Learn more about George's recommended operational tool here: https://www.ninety.io/  Show Sponsor: Achieve goals with clarity and focus now by learning more about my and 200,000+ other ambitious leaders' secret weapon in achieving more while doing less here: https://fullfocusplanner.com/ambitiousvet
26:29 03/23/2022
180: How Ambitious VETs Can Accept, Think Differently And Get Ahead of Inflation!
In this episode, you will gain three #goldengrenades to thrive during inflation as a consumer and business leader.  Show Sponsor:  At Ease is a short-term rental platform helping military and federal employees and their families find government-approved, temporary housing with less time and frustration. Put your mind at ease by booking or hosting with At Ease here: https://www.pcsatease.com/
12:59 03/16/2022
179: Smart Money Moves with The Military Money Expert© Lacey Langford
Are you a prior-enlisted or commissioned veteran who didn't do 20+ years resulting in no pension? Maybe you are looking to pivot into the financial industry or you are someone looking to gain more insight on your financial next steps? In this episode, you will learn smart money moves to fuel your future wealth from The Military Money Expert© herself Lacey Langford.  Impactful Moments of the Show: 4:00MM: Her challenges in identifying a career path as a military spouse after her Air Force transition and how she landed into the world of finance. 7:00MM: Smart money moves for ambitious veterans looking to be wise with their money. 15:00MM: Leveraging benefits to create margin in life. 21:00MM: Leveraging HR professionals to understand benefits and how to find money in lost accounts. 24:00MM: Staying on track financially to meet your goals. 29:00MM: Financial resources for veterans. 33:00MM: More information on Milmoneycon in April 2022. 35:00MM: Lacey’s one last golden grenade. Learn more about Lacey's conference MilMoneyCon here: https://milmoneycon.com/  Learn more about Lacey's other offerings, resources, and podcast here: https://laceylangford.com/  Show Sponsor:  At Ease is a short-term rental platform helping military and federal employees and their families find government-approved, temporary housing with less time and frustration. Put your mind at ease by booking or hosting with At Ease here: https://www.pcsatease.com/
36:44 03/09/2022
178: Stacking Your Experiences Into a Purpose-Centered Life Post-Military with Anthony Cosby
In this episode, you will learn how to lean on your experience, education, skills, and reputation to build a fulfilling life post-military from a 21-year retired Naval Officer turned lifestyle social impact entrepreneur of STZY. Impactful Moments of the Show: 4:00MM: Anthony’s story of joining the US Navy at 17 in Alabama. 7:00MM: Becoming the number one recruiter in the nation as an introvert. 12:30MM: The power of one person believing in you. 17:00MM: The lesson in putting all your eggs in one basket. 20:00MM: Managing your own expectations. 23:00MM: How to fall back on your human capital when life hits the fan! 27:00MM: STZY lifestyle sock founding story. 32:00MM: His why behind his mission with STZY. 34:00MM: How to partner with STZY. Learn more about STZY socks and take advantage of your 20% OFF all purchase coupon code here: https://stzysocks.com/?ref=PDVtkVFG7yLWb  Enter Coupon Code: avn to receive 20% OFF all purchases.  Show Sponsor:  At Ease is a short-term rental platform helping military and federal employees and their families find government-approved, temporary housing with less time and frustration. Put your mind at ease by booking or hosting with At Ease here: https://www.pcsatease.com/
39:55 03/04/2022
177: Leading With Generosity Without Sacrificing Profit with Josh Elledge
In this episode, you will learn how Josh took his military experience and scaled a company to 6M+ in revenue without any advertising cost leveraging a few critical #goldengrenades in this show! Impactful Moments of the Show:  4:00MM: His Navy transition story into finding his platform to make a difference post-military. 8:00MM: The question to ask yourself when you need to inspire and motivate yourself to be the person your audience, employees, or followers need. 12:00MM: Early learned lessons through failure before launching and growing a 6 million company.16:00MM: How to lead with generosity without sacrificing profit. 19:00MM: Pro-tip in gaining clarity around where to be generous. 22:00MM: Leveraging a platform to generate b2b influential relationships. 25:00MM: Three resources to look for in a potential b2b center of influence relationship. 39:00MM: Why advertising is failing in growing your authority and influence.  36:00MM: Leveraging your military experience to build authority and influence. 40:00MM: One last #goldengrenade. Learn more about Up My Influence and Josh's Unlimited High-Ticket Sales Intros Masterclass Series here: https://upmyinfluence.com/  Show Sponsor:  At Ease is a short-term rental platform helping military and federal employees and their families find government-approved, temporary housing with less time and frustration. Put your mind at ease by booking or hosting with At Ease here: https://www.pcsatease.com/
48:07 02/24/2022
176: Failing Your Way Forward to a 7-Figure eCommerce Business with Canadian Armed Forces Warrant Officer Greg Potapenko
In this episode, you will learn mistakes made by an online and E-commerce expert who has been in the industry for over 20+ years while balancing being a Canadian Armed Forces Warrant Officer.  Impactful Moments of the Show: 4:00MM: Canadian Immigrant story and how he broke into the affiliate marketing industry. 7:00MM: What he did in the early days (90s) to improve his craft of online marketing. 9:00MM: Answering the MILLION DOLLAR question when you fail? 13:00MM: How he connected his passion for finance with online marketing and e-commerce. 16:00MM: Four key weapons to add to your arsenal in building a 7-figure agency and how to look at the process. 27:00MM: What Greg learned from building the agency. 36:00MM: How he accidentally built a 7 figure e-comm store through Shopify. 42:00MM: What to do when you lose motivation. Learn more about Greg's agency here: https://h-hour.biz/  Join Greg's FREE group of vetpreneurs looking to build, grow, and scale E-commerce businesses: http://go.enlisted2entrepreneur.com/  Show Sponsor:  Want to dive deeper into the trenches with other like-minded veterans looking to improve in the trenches of life every day? Click here to check out our FREE Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAmbitiousVETNetwork  LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13751694/  Resources discussed: Timothy Ferriss: Four Hour Workweek book: https://amzn.to/355FkSr 
50:31 02/18/2022
175: CBD, Staying Tuned Into What Fires You Up, and Executing Despite Fear with Evan Seale
In this episode, you will learn what it takes to leverage tactical assets to land a job, how to notice when it's time to take a leap of faith on something that fires you up, and gain the needed human capital to live optimally free from stress, pain, and anxiety.  Impactful Moments of the Show: 4:00MM: How everyone is prone to have a transition issue and how to overcome it. 10:00MM: Why shooting from the hip in finding your mission in life ONLY leads to disappointment and unfulfillment. 13:00MM: Moving to a city… not knowing anyone what he learned about himself. 18:00MM: Tuning into what fires you up and getting out of your own way to execute it! 22:00MM: VRB’s founding story and how they are relieving pain, stress, and helping with sleep. 32:00MM: Two key factors in getting out of your own way and execute, execute, execute! Learn more about VRB Labs here: https://www.vrblabs.com/  Coupon Code: Vrbteam15 for 15% OFF Show Sponsor: Want to dive deeper into the trenches with other like-minded veterans looking to improve in the trenches of life every day? Click here to check out our FREE Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheAmbitiousVETNetwork 
37:22 02/10/2022
174: Three #GoldenGrenades to blow through stressful times in life!
In this episode, you will learn how to identify your stressors, take extreme ownership of them, and gain one tool that will provide you with the clarity to actively practice getting ahead of stress and overwhelm by weeding out the low-priority bullshit.  Grab your FREE Worksheet Here: https://forms.gle/CPDJeP8s5F3ci2ZW7 
15:58 02/03/2022