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Inspirational interviews with Today's Top Military and Veteran Entrepreneurs and Industry leaders to motivate you to Fire and Adjust !
Inspirational interviews with Today's Top Military and Veteran Entrepreneurs and Industry leaders to motivate you to Fire and Adjust !

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Auto-Ad
Today we have Ryan Hammer on the show, an Air Force Veteran and founder of Auto-Ad.net. 

Auto-Ad is a revolutionary new way for companies to advertise. Auto-Ad sells advertising space on a fleet of vinyl wrapped vehicles to companies who can elect to advertise on the drivers side, passenger side, front hood, or rear trunk. Once the vehicle is vinyl wrapped with their advertisements, they "issue" the vehicle to a veteran or active member of the US Military, on the premise that he/she will drive the car as their daily driver (to work, to Walmart, to the beach, downtown, etc). Auto-Ad pays for the vehicle, and the insurance and The veteran/military member gets the car for free, as long as they consent to driving it a minimum of 1000 miles per month.

It is their way of supporting those who protect us, and preserve our way of life.

Resources from Today's Show
Auto-Ad: www.auto-ad.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/4Auto.Ad
LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/company/auto-ad
Phone # - (844) 4Auto-Ad
Some more you will hear in the show:

Providing vehicles to Veterans at no expense to them
Tackle new and exciting challenges by thinking outside the box
Billboards are like a stain on the carpet, after awhile you don't notice them
Sometime you are going to have to pave your own way
Someone needs to step up and help out, this is our way of doing that
Leadership and the ability to build,equip,run and organize successful teams
- See more at: http://fireandadjust.com/76-ryan-hammer-air-force-veteran-and-founder-of-auto-ad-net/#sthash.4dKoGSs9.dpuf
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Fast Track
Today we have both Jennifer Giering with Hiring Our Heroes and Mike Kelly with USAA on the show to talk about Fast Track and some of the many other resources they have available for our military veteran and spouses. 

With more than 1.5 million service members entering the civilian community over the next five years, coupled with a still-high unemployment rate of 6.7 percent for Post-9/11 veterans, veterans and their spouses continue to need tools to help them effectively prepare for civilian employment.

That’s why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes has launched “Fast Track,” an online digital resource specifically tailored for veteran and military spouse job seekers to understand how their military skills translate into certain industries. Fast Track helps job seekers:

Learn more about six industries with meaningful employment opportunities - insurance, entertainment and media, financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing, and trucking – including average salaries and types of positions in the industry
Learn what they will need to do to prepare for work in those industries, such as pursue certain licenses or certifications and how long that will take
Search through a national database of nearly 4 million open positions within these industries, including being able to see via a heat map where most of those jobs are located
 

Resources from Today's Show
Fast Track: FastTrackforHeroes.org
Hiring Our Heroes: HiringOurHeroes.org
USAA Leaving the Military:  USAA.com/LeavingTheMilitary.com
Some more you will hear in the show:

A resource specifically tailored for veteran and military spouse job seekers
A national database of nearly 4 million open positions within 6 key industries
Connecting Veterans with Employment Opportunities in Growing Industries
Learn what you will need to prepare for work in these top key industries
Fast Track helps you put your skills to use in a new career
Industries with in-demand jobs that match your interests, experience, and skills
- See more at: http://fireandadjust.com/75-jennifer-giering-with-hiring-our-heroes-and-mike-kelly-with-usaa-about-fast-track/#sthash.ZVOA3ruq.dpuf
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Barrel Backers
Today guest on Fire and Adjust is Adam Rivette co-founder of Barrel Backers, a veteran owned and operated business that believes in the freedom of better beer for everyone ! 

Barrel Backers is co-founded by two sets of brothers, 3 of witch are Army Veterans who all went to West Point, and Adam tells an interesting story of how him and his brother Dan actually got a chance to serve together for a short period of time while in the Army.

Adam recalls having his first craft beer, it was after a long day of snowboarding in Colorado twelve years ago. It was a Fat Tire, and it completely redefined  what beer could be to him. It was different, delicious, and brewed right down the road from where he was staying. Adam was hooked !

When he had to move to Georgia for his last duty station, he realized just how much he missed his favorite beers from Colorado. That does not seem like a big problem right, just order a case online and have it delivered to your home. Nope, not gonna happen ! Well, not until Barrel Backers stepped in.

This is an episode your not going to want to miss, so grab your favorite beer and get ready to learn how you can explore craft beers from around the country with Barrel Backers.

 

Resources from Today's Show
Barrel Backers: barrelbackers.com
Facebook: facebook.com/barrelbackers
Twitter:@BarrelBackers
Some more you will hear in the show:
A Craft Beer Discovery Community that Delivers to your Door
Crowdfunded Craft Beer, a Win for Everyone !
Always have a plan but be ready to make adjustments immediately
We had a Work Hard Play Hard Mentality in the Military
Join a Start-up and Learn the ropes on someone else's budget
Do you have a Favorite Beer you can't get anymore ?
- See more at: http://fireandadjust.com/74-adam-rivette-co-founder-of-barrel-backers-a-craft-beer-discovery-community-that-delivers/#sthash.fTEsHPOs.dpuf
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Today we have Eric Engquist on the show, Eric serves as Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Military Transitions for Enterprise Innovation at USAA. He leads USAA's ability to anticipate and proactively respond to the functionally and emotionally distinctive life events that typify a military members’ career and pose a challenge to their financial security.

Eric’s passion for serving USAA’s military service members and their families enabled his expertise in creating exceptional experiences that drive customer engagement. He is a leader in driving consumer-centric business design and his Military Transitions program provides a single source for advice, education, decision support, advocacy and relevant financial products.

Prior to joining USAA, Eric served our country in the Army as an Infantry Officer. He served in units both within the U.S. and overseas, and deployed to Kosovo and Iraq. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his MBA from the University of Texas, San Antonio. Eric and his family live in the Texas Hill Country.

 

Resources from Today's Show
USAA Leaving the Military -  USAA.com/leavingthemilitary
Best Places - USAA.com/BestPlaces
Some more you will hear in the show:

The best places in the nation for veterans to find employment
You need to appreciate the challenges transitioning will bring
Everyone is going to separate at some point, you need to be prepared
Leverage your Soft Skills while your learning the Hard Skills
You need 18-24 months of runway to be financially prepared
A one stop solution for our military members
- See more at: http://fireandadjust.com/73-interview-with-eric-engquist-assistant-vice-president-usaa-enterprise-innovation/#sthash.NToOGT1C.dpuf
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I had the opportunity to go down to San Antonio Texas this last week to take part in USAA’s Zero Day PT Event ! This episode is a compilation of over 7 Gigs of audio files and with a few interviews mixed in as well.

This was my first time recording a live event like this and it was an Amazing experience, it was pretty windy, thankfully seen it was in the upper 90’s while I was down there and I did my best to get as much of the noises out of the clips for everyone.

I will be writing a much more detailed article on this experience and what It has already done for me here in the next few days and will post as soon as it is available.

Check out some of the pics from the event below while your listening take a second to share them on social media ! Use #ZeroDayPT

- See more at: http://fireandadjust.com/72-usaa-zero-day-pt-and-interview-with-brian-parks/#sthash.W1rtqfb7.dpuf
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Today's guests on Fire and Adjust  Rick Martinez, the Founder/CEO of ProjectBINK and author of The Power of BINK: The New Movement to Find Meaning in 4 Easy Steps.

Rick is a United States Army Veteran, writer & author, mentor and amazingly successful entrepreneur. He founded MedTrust, a medical staffing company that grew to become a national business with over 600 employees and over 50 million in annual revenue. You will want to listen to the story of how Rick started this company in the show.

He also founded Alamo CrossFit, one of San Antonio's first CrossFit companies. Rick got Alamo CrossFit of the ground with some good old fashioned grass roots marketing plan and hard work which he likes to refer to as a Gratifying Grind. Rich successfully sold Alamo CrossFit and is working on his current project, Project Bink and his book The Power of Bink.

Rick offers tons of great advice and goes into some detail about what exactly ProjectBINK is and how we can take advantage and be ready for our moments.

See more at: http://fireandadjust.com/71
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Today's guests on Fire and Adjust is Clay Clark the Founder of Thrive15.com, online edutainment and practical training for entrepreneurs taught by millionaires, mentors, and everyday success stories. He has started numerous successful businesses, written 3 books is a contributor to Entrepreneur.com.

He started his first business out of his dorm room at the age of 18. He was named the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year at the age of 20. At age 27, he was named by the Small Business Administration as "Oklahoma's Entrepreneur of the Year".

Clay and I talk a lot about how he got his start from a young boy visiting his Uncle Jerry on the Farm to selling gumballs and T-shirts to go see his mentor Lori Montag! If you have read Rich Dad Poor Dad you can't help but see some similarities in how Clay came to become so successful. This episode is jam packed with great advice and practical knowledge that we can use and implement today, get your pens and paper ready you will need it.

Try Thrive15 free for 30 days, just use the promo code Fire 

- See more at: http://fireandadjust.com/70-clay-clark-founder-of-thrive15/#sthash.wo7PiU9h.dpuf
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Today's guests on Fire and Adjust is Matt Miller an Air Force Veteran and founder of School Spirit Vending. Matt worked in the corporate world for awhile after transitioning out of the military, before he reached his tipping point and began taking steps towards what is now School Spirit Vending. 

Matt and I get to talk a lot about what it took for him to get his business off the ground and how mentorship has helped him take it to the next level. We touch on things about mindset and overcoming adversities as well as how we can involve our children in our business ideas and set them up for success in their futures.

With School Spirit Vending Matt gets to spend his time by helping schools utilize hassle-free fundraising programs which allow them and their volunteers to spend more time doing what they do best - Educating our Children

Listen to the show to find out more about School Spirit Vending and how you can get involved !

- See more at: http://fireandadjust.com/69-matt-miller-founder-of-school-spirit-vending/#sthash.KLmBmZA3.dpuf
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Today we have Judy Davis on the show, Judy is a Motivational Speaker, Author, Blogger, Military Life & Teen Suicide Prevention Expert and that is just the beginning.

She is known by the military community around the world as The Direction Diva! She is the author of several books including Right Side Up, Stories Around the Table and her latest book Warning Signs: Is Your Teen at Risk.

As a military spouse herself, Judy blogs, writes and speaks with a passion for helping military families become stronger as they navigate the challenges of military life. She travels the country helping educate the military community on various topics by sharing her expertise and the best strategies to move through the emotional side of military life.
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Today's guests on Fire and Adjust is Lee Cockerell, an Army Veteran and former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Resorts. Lee is also a bestselling Author of The Customer Rules: The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service, Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a life at Disney and his newest book Time Management Magic: How To Get More Done Every Day And Move From Surviving To Thriving. 

Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members (Disney Employees) and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, a shopping and entertainment village, the ESPN sports and recreation complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world.

We talk a lot about Leadership, Customer Service and Management skills needed to succeed in today world. For example we need to hire slower and Great Service follows the laws of gravity ! This episode is jam packed with great tips and advice from Lee and some great offers from Thrive15 as well !

 
http://fireandadjust.com/67-lee-cockerell-army-veteran-former-executive-vp-of-walt-disney-world-resorts-author-and-mentor/
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