Tactical Traveler: S1:E9 | Filmmaking and Unexpected Adventures with Alexis Parrider-Nicholls

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Alexis shares his travel experiences, including his love for comedy filmmaking and offbeat travel. He shares his experiences in London, exploring the city's rail system, and his documentaries, "Salty Tea" and "A Tourist Aria," exploring Central Asia and Myanmar's remote regions.Alexis also shares his experiences in Myanmar, discussing the unique human experiences found in small towns and villages. He shares his experiences with the escalating conflict in Myanmar, the UK's COVID-19 lockdowns, and the cultural responses to the crisis.

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Sales Platoon: S1:E9 | Navigating the Transition from Ranger to Sales Leader with John Elzinga

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John Elzinga, a former U.S. Army Infantry Officer, shares his experiences in the job market and his transition into sales. He reflects on the importance of leadership, persuasion, and self-discipline in both roles. Despite initial interview failures, John emphasizes resilience, learning from mistakes, and focusing on objectives. He shares insights for transitioning veterans, emphasizing the need to leverage military experience, seek mentorship, and embrace continuous learning and adaptation.

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Sales Platoon: S1:E8 | Unexpected Entrepreneurial Pursuits with John Crespo

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John Renken and John Crespo discuss their journey from military service to entrepreneurship. Crespo, a former army serviceman, shares his experiences as an automated logistical specialist and a diverse career path from manufacturing to banking. He learned the importance of resilience and adaptability from military service and how exposure to diverse industries can spark entrepreneurial pursuits.They emphasize the need for determination, flexibility, and a willingness to learn in transitioning from service to business. The Sales Platoon podcast explores the intersection of strategy, storytelling, and success in the business world.

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Tactical Traveler: S1:E8 | Travel Planning and Community Building with Jen Hong

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Jen Hong, founder of travel tech startup Levantr, shares her journey from corporate life to embracing the digital nomad lifestyle. Levantr a blend of Pinterest, Trello, and SurveyMonkey, offers collaborative planning tools and customizable itineraries.

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Tactical Traveler: S1:E7 | Press Forward with Neil Conlon

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Neil Conlon, a successful businessman with a military background, shares his journey from military service to entrepreneurship and his journey as a business coach. He discusses the impact of travel on his mindset and the importance of mental fitness for veterans. Neil also discusses the correlation between mental fortitude and purpose-driven action, emphasizing the heart's role in driving resilience. He shares his perspective on adopting a warrior mindset, emphasizing adaptability and resilience. The episode also discusses the challenges veterans face when transitioning from military to civilian environments, the impact of identity shift, and the importance of creating safe spaces for men to discuss challenges and seek guidance.

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