I still remember the times back in 2014 when I would just lie on the wrestling mat in an empty apartment and just dream about a life where I didn’t have to follow every other veteran into federal jobs which would limit my individuality, imagination and impact due to the institutionalization of those infrastructures.
Nothing is wrong with a federal job. It just wasn’t for me. What I found is it wasn’t for a lot of veterans who were getting out who had a burning desire for more but without the structures, certainty, and belief in themselves to make it happen they were going to be like me running the hamster wheel of life chasing something that everyone else told me was important, which was stability and certainty.
After spending five years selling and/or protecting stuff in 5+ industries and five different careers, I needed to get a grip on myself. I was living to fill this gap of stability and certainty, living 100 MPH with no real direction.
Can you imagine driving a car 100 MPH but not knowing where you are going??
That was me. Can you relate?
Yes, I received a psychology degree, athletic training certificate, veteran development certification, personality profiler certification, and many other credentials/prestige in sales, mindset and leadership development.
But I was chasing everyone who I ever worked for desired end result, not my own.
Stability was no longer the problem.
I was the problem, and I was unsatisfied, unfulfilled and had no real direction in achieving that vision I was dreaming about on that wrestling mat back in 2013.
I was lost, confused, and for the first time was taking INVENTORY on my feelings and thoughts.
I realized I had gained a lot of wisdom through my five senses of: vision, hearing, tasting, touching, and smelling through the law of deliberate practice or in other words through countless hours of repetition and failure.
The only thing that was missing was me finally realizing that my experiences, training, skillset development, education in both informative and transformative settings were everything I needed to be stable.
It was time to trust and create what I wanted. If you’re reading this, I ask you; when was the last time you took inventory of your feelings and thoughts?
Then just let them go.
Taking inventory of your feelings and/thoughts in the moments of life where it feels challenging will allow you to let go of attachment of the end result and allow you to get present in the moment, resulting in improved decision making, problem solving, and conflict management.
You will find yourself being more proactive with your habits and seeking out more resources that can get you ahead of those emotional and mental blocks.
Our signature 12 week group program, The Ambitious VET Sprint, is designed for just this, having you breakthrough the self-doubt, indecision, and fear by equipping you with the tools, roadmaps, and resources needed to execute on what matters most in life, right now.
Are you a veteran whose feeling frustrated, a general lack of purpose, and/or unfilled with your current position in life? If you answered “YES” to any or all of these questions, then you may be ready to take on your next challenge in life.
If you have any questions or if you want to jump on a quick 15 minute call to see if it would be a good fit for where you are right now, you can schedule that here: http://bit.ly/vetstrategycall
By: Chris Hoffmann, Founder of the Ambitious VET Network