About 3 weeks ago, I responded to a Facebook ad, and joined some group called Vetpreneur Tribe, it seemed interesting and harmless enough at the time so I decided to join. I had to answer 2 simple questions, am I a veteran or active duty military, and do I own my own business. I checked yes to both, and within a few minutes, I was part of the group, and began checking it out a bit. However, I found myself really reading all these post of vets and active duty military members joining this group to share, learn, and grow their businesses. I “liked” a few posts, and even commented, which I rarely do, since Facebook seems like a great place to get into arguments with the typical village idiots that have the time to “waste” on Facebook, but this was different! The members of this group are all opened to help and genuinely seem to care and want you to succeed, even if you’re in their same business!
I found myself dealing directly with Andrew O’Brien (creator of the group), and obvious vet, with a non-standard approach to verbalizing his way of doing business, that I found to be direct and to the point (refreshing). I joined this crazy “Warrior Council” thing to see what it had to offer, and the Vetrepreneur Tribe was growing quickly and getting a bit hard to keep up with in my limited “free time” away from my business. This has gotten me access to some additional calls in smaller groups, and really brought me back to the military way of thinking. I have been out of the Air Force for nearly 25 years after serving for 4 years, and have really embraced and remembered the culture of the military that seemed long gone so many years ago. The calls are amazing, and put you in contact with others that are usually already succeeding at some level, but want to grow smart, better, and faster. Others are starting or launching their own “dreams” and have great ideas, but want the help to get started on their business while they are still out their battling in active duty.
Yesterday I ran into and talked with another veteran getting close to retirement in the reserves for nearly an hour at a car show, and I don’t even know his name, but it really put a lot of things together. We do things better, faster, and more efficiently in the military, and when we bring those skills back to the civilian world of business we can knock it out of the park. I have been training folks to start and operate their own businesses, using my products and processes, for 5 years, and veterans are the best at it by far. You give them some training, some documentation, a little explanation, and they run with it! While so many civilians of similar age, backgrounds, and aptitude, seem to struggle, complain, and figure out why they “can’t” do it, or call or e-mail repeatedly me when something isn’t going just perfectly. I give them the same answers as the veterans, but I only have to tell those veterans once, while the others seem to need to hear it repeatedly.
Prior to joining this Facebook group, I had already been looking into ways to find veterans, and to figure out ways to contact veterans willing to plug into a system that can make them a nice income by working smart, with a relatively low priced start up business. I am now confident that I’ve discovered a gold mine in this Vetreprenuer Tribe and Warrior Coucil. It will be as simple asking members of my Warrior Council, after I connect with the right members to get my business ready for the impending wave of new recurits that will be coming into our business shortly. For now we are getting all the documentation and systems in place to rock and roll. Mark you calendars and save this post to return when in January 2018 to see what we have done. That’s another great thing about the Warrior Council, this group will hold you accountable. That’s why I am willing to make this statement, as I have confidence in this team to not only assist me, but to kick me in the but to live up to my goals.