48 Days for Military Veterans


48 Days for Military Veterans

Calling all military veterans!! Transitioning out of military service into the civilian world is a stressful event to say the least. This forum is for all veterans who refuse to settle for anything less than living their next dream!

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Comment by Jerry Stumpf yesterday

I hope it is OK to join this group as an old veteran?  Vietnam era.

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Thank you all who have served to keep our freedom in place.

Thanks in advance. 

Comment by Lee Flint on July 15, 2014 at 7:26am
Confidence and readiness to act are some of the best traits of military veterans in the civilian workforce. But these can also be a double-edged sword. Always be aware of your limitations, constraints and restraints (what must I not do, what must I do) as you enter the new work environment. Vets get fired when their "take charge" attitude leads them to violating company policies or running them afoul of the business owner or supervisor.
Comment by Lee Flint on July 4, 2014 at 3:50am
Our group is growing! Welcome to the new members--and consider posting a new discussion topic. Are you looking a job or launching a new venture?
Comment by Lee Flint on June 28, 2014 at 5:34am
Transitioning military members can get a one year subscription to LinkedIn premium services for free! Send me a note if you want to learn more.
Comment by Lee Flint on June 23, 2014 at 8:53am
Frank Gustafson, host of the "Lead Like A Marine" podcast, is offering a limited time, limited number of free coaching sessions for military members within 6 months of their transition to civilian life. If you're interested go to his website, oneboldmove.com.
Comment by Lee Flint on June 15, 2014 at 7:34am
Military members have initiative, confidence, and are trustworthy, so why is the unemployment rate higher for vets than for the rest of the public? Vets aren't looking for charity, they want to work! The media tends to portray veterans as shell shocked, regimented, or violent. Time for us to tell our story--we're well trained, integrate well in teams, and ready to work!
Comment by Lee Flint on June 7, 2014 at 6:50am

My youngest son just used the last bit of my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit. It was an incredible benefit for my family and has enabled me to make the leap to civilian life 4-years ahead of schedule. If anyone has any questions about the process just let me know.

Comment by Lee Flint on June 1, 2014 at 6:20am

If you were helping Dan write "48 Days" for veterans, what would you recommend for the first 5 days? Here are mine:

  1. Order "48 Days" from Dan's website, and download the newly revised 48 Days Schedule. Download the most recent "48 Days Podcast" and listen to the positive messages of success that Dan relates. Believe that this WILL work for you, that you will reinvent yourself as a successful job applicant or entrepreneur.
  2. Ask yourself, "what do I love to do?" Read Chapter 1 to get a better understanding of who you are and what motivates you.
  3. Consider why you joined the military in the first place, and how you selected your job field. Were you satisfied? Did you cross-train? Did you love your work? Read Chapter 2 of "48 Days" to help you narrow your search.
  4. Schedule your Transition Assistance Program sessions if you haven't already. If you have already taken the class, you are better prepared to complete the questions at the end of Chapter 2 in the "Countdown to Work I Love."
  5. Military members understand that work is only one part of your life. The Air Force, for example, focuses on 4 different aspects of a well rounded life including social, spiritual, physical, and mental factors. As you read Chapter 5 consider how you can extend these life lessons learned on Active Duty to your post-service life. 

I love to hear other thoughts about how we can springboard off Dan's concepts to help military members thrive as they transition to civilian life.

Comment by Lee Flint on April 27, 2014 at 10:38am

The VA has improved their service delivery web site. Highlights of the site include:

  • Veterans are able to Apply for Veterans' Benefits Online (VONAPP)
  • Access VA Payment History
  • Apply for VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility
  • Check on Compensation & Pension Status

Family members of service members can: 

  • View TRICARE benefits
  • Explore eLearning opportunities
  • Request information from State VA offices online

If you'd like to check it out, take a look at ebenefits.

Comment by Lee Flint on April 18, 2014 at 9:11am
Have you attended a job fair for veterans? It's a little like going to a flea market. You never know exactly what you're going to find there, but every once in a while there is a diamond hidden amongst the out-of-style clothing and used shoes. So, if you do take the time to attend a job fair, go prepared! If you'd like my 5 step plan to win at a job fair, send me a private message.

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