This may surprise many of you, but Special Operators in the military gossip more than the ladies who host ABC’s “The View.” In fact, we have a team for it: “RUMINT” or "Rumor Intelligence."   Where are we deploying to and when?  For how long?  Who got promoted?  Did you hear what happened to Bob?

By |2021-05-10T15:25:45-04:00November 2nd, 2020|Lessons Learned|

The Struggle is Real

Listen up, Team: I know what you’re thinking.   “It won’t happen to me.”  “I don’t see what the big deal is.”  “I’m not ‘normal.  This tab doesn’t say “ordinary forces’” I’ve chatted with enough new business owners to know what you are thinking about starting your own company…  I know it because I thought

By |2021-05-10T15:28:45-04:00September 21st, 2020|Informing|

3 rules

A couple of points before I start this post.  Yes, as an SF guy, I know the three rules of SF are 1: Always look cool.  2: Always know where you are.  And 3: If you don’t know where you are, at least look cool.   Also, normally I'm not too fond of writing lists,

By |2021-05-10T15:31:02-04:00September 13th, 2020|Informing|


What’s real wealth?  The newest luxury toys?  A brand-new car or the latest HDTV?  Having enough stable income that you can order all the new Apple products the very day they come out? For many: yes!  100% Nailed it. For the record, I don’t disagree.  I certainly enjoy those things.  But I think I have

By |2021-05-10T15:33:29-04:00September 8th, 2020|Lessons Learned|

The 7 P’s

I’m sure you’ve heard some variation of the 7 Ps.  They’re everywhere, and even Anthony ONeal from the Dave Ramsey show tries (but fails) to talk about them.  No offense, Anthony, you try... The 7 P’s as I was taught in the Legion: Proper Planning and Practice Prevents Piss Poor Performance. The most common (and

By |2021-05-11T10:33:19-04:00August 23rd, 2020|Informing|

Embrace the suck

You leave the military with plenty of awesome sayings and cliches: “Think outside the box” “High speed, low drag” “Every dog has its day” “Nothing good comes easy” “Spotlight ranger” “Tactical pause” “Blue Falcon” “Soup Sandwich” “The only easy day was yesterday.” (Had to put this one in so my Navy SEAL friends would keep

By |2020-08-09T06:26:24-04:00August 9th, 2020|Lessons Learned|
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