Transitioning doesn’t always mean you have to accept the first job you apply for and just settle. Heck, it doesn’t even mean that you have to apply for a job at all. Here are some of the benefits of being a veteran business owner.
Of course, when you join the military you get trained for a very specific job. Most of the time this job will translate into the civilian sector unless you’re a tank guy then that doesn’t equate to much. Already you’re ahead with the amount of training you receive than most people. You also have the advantage of being made to have to work on a team, be motivated and lead. Some people can hardly do one let alone all three. Not to mention our sheer ability to work amongst people we can’t stand. Okay, that isn’t an advantage for a business owner because you could just fire that person — unless they do great work in which case it’ll come in handy.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking… not every service member is the epitome of discipline. We all had one of those guys in the platoon. That is not the discipline I am talking about though. I am referring to the type of discipline when you set a goal and do what it takes to accomplish it. The amount of self-discipline it takes to make it through those tough days and nights when you’re face down in the dirt or whatever else you find yourself trudging through.
Where else will you learn how to make a cart out of tires without wheels, pipe and some 550 cords? So many times, we are faced with challenges that require a view from the space station to figure out, but few will ever go to that length to figure it out. Veterans will see problems that must be solved 99.9 percent of the time leaving no option but to go that extra mile to figure it out. Failure is no option for us, even though we take a loss some of the time. It is inevitable, but one must never give up.
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