The Marine nominated to be the Corps’ next commandant told Congress the service’s special operators are “vital,” and showed no hesitation to proceed with budgetary plans to continue to grow the small force.
MARSOC's critical skills operators were essential in Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, said Nick Koumalatsos, who spent 12 years with the command and in the Marine Corps reconnaissance community. Dissolving MARSOC now, he said, would be a huge blow. "This would set us back two decades, if not more," Koumalatsos said. "It's not the world we live in anymore. We're not lining up tanks and we're not lining up in trenches to fight a conventional battle."
Building a business is not easy! It seems like the whole world is coming against you to fail. Well, most of the time it is. You are fighting a system put in place and you are going to have to out think it, out move it, and out work it to be successful. That more than likely means probably failing a couple of times before you get it right. But the more you fail the easier it is to become successful. Over the past year we built Johnny Slicks into a Six Figure business and we wanted to share a few tips on how we did it.
It’s Wednesday…. So here we go with the hump day meme posting all over your instagram, facebook, pinterest, twitter, or whatever your internet drug of choice is.
As I was crushing myself this morning on the stairmaster in my living room, I was thinking about macro goals. Then I was analyzing my micro objectives that will help me achieve tho
Yep, that is correct. I have three steps to happiness and I’m going to give them to you right now.: . I’m not the smartest guy in the world #notadoctor and I’m halfway kidding when I try to simplify success and happiness in life like this, but it’s actually extremely effective if you follow these three steps. It sounds too easy to really matter, but even though these steps seem small each step can feel like an insurmountable mountain for anyone who is struggling to get his or her life back together.
Nick sat down with Josh Honsberger, former teammate and Marine Raider for a question and answer podcast. We discuss training for selection, married life as a Marine Raider, what made Josh and I join the Marine Corps, what made us join Special Operations, and what means more to us the EGA, or Raider badge?
So we showed up to RIP 2 months before it started. My buddy Dan and I were on we were running so much that we couldn't control our bowel movements! A common misconception that people encounter is that if you want to become better at doing pushups, do a shit ton of push-ups! That is simply not the case. Athletes don't train like that so why should we?
I get a lot of questions about relationships and having a family while serving in the military or in Special Operations. It IS possible to maintain a healthy relationship with you children while you are serving in the military. BUT it is going to take A LOT of work. Here are a few tips for parenting while in Special Operations
Ok Kids, it's that time of year. Time to show your dad what he means to you. If you're a dad yourself, you know we don't get much. We spend most of our time working and paying bills. We are the last to bed and the last to get fed. We don't ask for much, DON'T SIT IN MY CHAIR - and DON'T PARK IN MY SPOT. But every once and a while it's nice to get a thoughtful gift from your kids that you are looking forward to opening. Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of the #1 DAD Trophy cup, but this is the list of my TOP 10 FATHER'S DAY GIFT ITEMS that I KNOW the RAD DADs in your life with LOVE.
While most of America enjoys this holiday with family and friends BBQ in the back yard. There is an entire generation reflecting on our past and the friends that are no longer with us. I try and not get to somber on this day but celebrate the life that I have because they do not have that ability. I have a choice, to be upset and depressed of the enormous amount of loss our community has suffered or celebrate the men that they were and how important they were to me. I choose to remember them and draw strength from each of their characters.
If you were going through life doing the bare minimum, that is what you’re going to get in return. You’re going to get the bare minimum return of life and that’s not the way I live my life and that’s not the way that the people I surround myself with live their lives. The bare minimum is just that, minimum. I want to maximize my return on everything. I want to maximize my return on business. I want to maximize the return on relationships. I want to maximize my return on physical fitness. What do I have to do to get the most out of everything can.
I came up with a horribly wonderful idea. I told my girlfriend, Miss Capra and she said I was crazy! The next 90 days I will attempt to accomplish my goals by executing a step by step plan. It is going to be difficult however extremely rewarding. New Years Resolutions are horse crap because there is no plan. I will use my Best Self Co. Journal to map out my road to success.
So here I am with the ability and audacity to Monday morning Quarterback the shit out of my accomplishments from the past. This by no means is a must do-or-fail list, this is merely a generalized compilation of things I have reflected upon post A&S of which I personally deem fitting for review and attention to those with the aspirations of becoming a Marine Raider. Now although there are many factors and components that comprise a fitting candidate for selection I for one deem the following to be of the utmost skillsets to refine.
Stack the odds in your favor every morning with these tricks.
As an entrepreneur, there are many great demands on you. The market is always evolving, the competition is always growing, there's price erosion and, of course, you have to keep your team on track with your vision.