RUMINT

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

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?

THE ANSWER ISN’T WHAT YOU THINK

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

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

Embrace the suck

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

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

Bad Teachers Teach You Just As Much

By |2020-07-05T21:24:47-04:00July 5th, 2020|Lessons Learned|

A huge failure with both people and organizations is not coming to the realization they can learn from bad situations and bad teachers.  In other words, to stop feeling sorry for the circumstances and start learning how to better them. I have a friend I’ll call Clark.   Clark and I worked together as program

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