Who here likes a good story? I know I do. I enjoy reading about successful business people and entrepreneurs. It just pumps me up for whatever reason. That’s why I thought it would be fun to dive into the lives of a few successful military veterans who have garnered my attention over the years.
These three individuals represent the military’s attitude rather well. Leadership by example. Courage in the face of obstacles. Taking initiative and answering the call. That’s what these guys were counted to do while they served. And it’s paying dividends in post-military life.
Before we get into who these gentlemen are and why I admire them (and you should too), grab a pen and paper. Or open a note taking app in your smartphone. You’re going to want to write some of these lessons down from these successful military veterans. I guarantee it.
Let’s get to it.
John Lee Dumas. Of all the successful military veterans, he truly is on FIRE.
If I could describe John Lee Dumas in one word, it would be action-taker. No, I don’t know him personally. Although, by listening to his podcast, you feel like you do.
JLD (as he likes to refer to himself) takes initiative, which is clearly the type of trait you want to have in the military. He served in the Army and did a 13-month tour in Iraq.
But, this post is about what these guys did after they finished serving. He left law school after one semester, worked at a start-up and tried his hand at commercial real estate, but nothing stuck.