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Unfiltered {blunt} perceptions of life in the military โ€“ through the eyes of a husband/father/servicemember.

Would You Lie To Close a Sale? โ€” Part 2

In one of my previous posts, โ€œWould You Lie To Close a Sale,โ€ I expressed how youโ€™ll never know what your competition is doing to close a sale. Well, since almost all the competition is flooding social media, we are witnessing (very clearly) what they would do in order to close a sale. For theโ€ฆ

Self-Isolation… Nothing New Here

Billions of people around the world are experiencing an entirely new reality. They are being asked to isolate themselves. They are being told to distance themselves from those they love and care about. They are passing up opportunities to enjoy the activities that are normally taken for granted. Some are missing holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and specialโ€ฆ

College โ€” Itโ€™s Why I Joined The Military

My parents couldnโ€™t afford it. I mean, according to the government, they โ€œcould.โ€ They absolutely couldnโ€™t afford it. I filled out the FAFSAโ€ฆ my parents made too much money (even though they were up to their eyeballs in debt). The entire experience was anxiety-ridden. The annoying guidance counselors, the pressure from coaches and mentors, allโ€ฆ

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The military is filled with mentally and physically “hard” people. Wrong. The military is filled with… people. Yes, there are mentally and physically hard people. But, there are various types of people in the military. People who are driven by emotion. People who are incentivized by happiness. People who are molded by the past. Peopleโ€ฆ

Take Me As I Am

Social conformity is a joke, right? Nah dawg. It is a legitimate behavioral response to peer pressure (or group pressure). Everyone seems like they are just trying to “fit in.” Fit into whichever group they find appealing, seeking recognition/validation while disregarding their values, or just adapting in order to make it out alive. Social conformityโ€ฆ

Save The Drama For Your Personal Life

Keep your drama at home. Iโ€™ve always been a huge proponent of leaving your personal life at the door when you step out to work. The same being said regarding leaving work in the office when you head home. Iโ€™m far from ignorant, so I get it, sometimes you bring some work home to finishโ€ฆ

Oh, So You Think You Can Lead?

Oh, so you think you can lead? Most toxic leaders are completely naive to the fact that they are toxic. Good leaders are rare, but being a good leader is more simple than you might think.

Factory of Mistakes

You make mistakes, right? I know for a fact that we all have. Mistakes arenโ€™t always a bad thing. I get it โ€“ there are small mistakes and then there are grave mistakes. We have to be honest with ourselves when it comes to the kind of mistake we make. Mistakes, and failures, come withโ€ฆ

Are You Curious?

Seriously, are you? Not in the typical fashion where you pry into peopleโ€™s lives, snoop through your significant others sh*t, or ask intimate questions to a stranger. This isnโ€™t โ€œcreeperโ€ curious (although you might argue that even some creepers are pretty analytical and intelligent, i.e. the main character in the TV show โ€œYouโ€). Iโ€™m talkingโ€ฆ

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Sleep is for the weak, right? You can sleep when youโ€™re dead. Sleep is overrated. We have heard all of the metaphors. Cool. Have you ever gotten to the point that you canโ€™t remember the last time you slept? Or, the last time you slept for more than a few hours? Outside of someone withโ€ฆ

Everything is Black and White… and Gray

We live in a complicated world. Good versus evil. Rich or poor. Smart or dumb. Most people live in a “black or gray” mindset. How beneficial is that? In the military, black and white is more applicable in terms of rules and regulations. Is it authorized? {black} Is it unauthorized? {white} Can you operate outsideโ€ฆ

Lazy Coworkers Suck!

Yep. They can go to hell. Oh wow, “that is so harsh.” Hmm… nah, it is the truth. If you are wildly offended by the aforementioned statement โ€“ I hate to break it to you: you are probably the lazy coworker in your office. If you aren’t the lazy one, then you know which coworkersโ€ฆ

Would You Lie To Close a Sale?

If you said โ€œnoโ€ off the bat โ€” you probably didnโ€™t imagine yourself backed up against a wall. If you said โ€œmaybeโ€ or โ€œyesโ€ โ€” you arenโ€™t a bad person, you might just be the type of person who would do anything to win or anything to make money. This thought comes to mind afterโ€ฆ

The Unspoken Hero

If you have kids, know someone who has kids, or pay attention to memes that parents post on social media โ€“ you are probably familiar with the joy that children bring. Scenario: It is the middle of the night and you are pulled out of a dead sleep by a screaming child. They are sickโ€ฆ

Tale of Two People

We often only see what people want us to see. In all reality, it is not that simple. We likely see what we want to see. I often utilize this “story” if that is what you want to call it. Maybe it is more of a metaphorical lesson at first. It isn’t an everyday storyโ€ฆ

Family, Military Life and Being PRESENT

So, where to begin? Let’s try something that isn’t unique at all: a little biographical information to paint a picture. Oddly enough โ€” I hate writing. Well, I used to think that I hated writing. All that changed with an enduring college career and a life served in the military. I digress… so here isโ€ฆ

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