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EXECUTION Joining the Army to get my sh*t straight

Discussion in 'Progress/Execution Threads' started by Spicymemer45, Feb 18, 2018.

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    A big thank you to the Fastlane that has given me insight into breaking the capitalist chains and turning them into tools for me to be financially free.

    My execution and discipline are underdeveloped, in my own sense. I joined the Army a few days ago mostly for personal reasons also to develop my concentration, willpower, and discipline.

    Just something I need to do as my own man, or I'll never be satisfied, I leave for Georgia the 26th

    Much love- G​
     
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    Congrats!

    Your progress thread was one of the better ones from younger guys in terms of mindset and taking action.

    I wish you the best in the army, and am looking forward to your progress threads after you get out disciplined, in shape, and ready to conquer the world.

    Best of luck @Spicymemer45
     
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    Going to miss your around here. Good luck!
     
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    Hate to see ya go, but I'm happy for you.

    Good luck dude!
     
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    Good luck. Which MOS did you choose?
     
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    11X

    Infantry with an Option 40 Contract

    Benning ---> Airborne ---> Ranger School ---> Bad Knees
     
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    Sounds exciting, yet intimidating....
    I'm going to say that a soldier's work is more challenging than an entrepreneur's.

    To excel in the army would mean that you CAN kill it in business, should you choose to continue it later on.

    Best wishes, and all the best!
     
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    BOL to you. Looking forward to hearing from you once you get what you're after.

    I can't get the vision of Steve Buscemi in the Army out of my head though.
     
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    When you complete all of that, you must change your AV to:

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    I was Army from 95-00. Ft Drum, NY is literally hell frozen over.
     
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    f*ckING GENIOUS
     
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    Thanks for your service and sacrifice!!
     
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    Good luck, and God speed.
     
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    That's some serious commitment right there. I was 11B in the National Guard. Did my basic and AIT in Benning. It will be nice toward the end as the weather will be getting warmer before it gets stupid hot.

    Initial processing at the 30th AG is a nightmare. I still have flashbacks and it has been almost 18 years now.

    Good luck to you. It's really not that bad. Peanut butter and jelly on pancakes or waffles will be your favorite meal when you can get it.
     
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    There are a lot of potential advantages to being in the military, GI Bill, security clearances, special learning programs, etc. Take advantage of as many as you can. If you like their toys, get as much training as you can with the more expensive ones that civilians will never see, helicopters, planes, trucks, tanks, explosives, etc. It is sad when people go in with zero plans to take advantage of all the programs available. A Fastlane approach would be to look for things you can patent and license to Defense Contractors. I use to know a guy who was in special forces, and was always asking me what was possible with AI stuff, and then was doing something product related that he could not tell me about. Even though you wont earn much cash (not counting enlistment bonuses), you will be surrounded by the most expensive toys in the world.
     
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    This is so true. I missed a ton of opportunities when I was in. It didn't really hit me until it was too late. There are a lot of programs to be taken advantage of.
     
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    Respect. Please update your progress from time to time and take care of yourself. I'm confident this next stage in your life will set a solid foundation for your future.
     
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    @Spicymemer45, I wish you well on your new journey in life. I was once in your exact same shoes, and chose another armed services branch. It was all worth it. The next few years will be extremely challenging, but you will reap rewards for the rest of your life. Keep out of trouble, pick your friends wisely, always choose the decent, courageous and righteous path. But most importantly--remember when to duck! Have fun in boot camp, it will suck but you'll look back years later and laugh. Good luck!
     
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    Congratulations! Former infantryman from your friendly Northern neighbor, did 4 years.

    Joined up for the same reason, and it worked for me. I went in at 19 directionless and angry... came out of that machine at 23 a much calmer, happier person and with more direction than I'd ever had.

    I really hope it does the same for you. Remember to just keep going, one step at a time or until the next tree line, next bend in the road.

    Good luck :)
     
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    Depends on your perspective. Personally, I disagree. I'm pretty comfortable with soldier work. Still figuring out this entrepreneur stuff though.
     
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    I've worked with the 10th Mtn a few times south of the border. Reaction is usually "nice, at least it's warmer there!"
     
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    Lol you couldn't have joined at a better time!! Things are getting pretty hectic with all this ww3 sh*t going on. I'm in the army guard right now, and things have been changing pretty rapidly due to all the current threats.
     
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    Watching your growth on this forum has been an amazing experience for many of us. I wish you the absolute best.

    As Daniel said, take care of yourself and give us an update when you can. Good luck!
     
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    One of the best decisions I ever made. I learned so much about who I was and didn't want to become.

    I wish you the best and hope it works out for you.
     
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    Congrats and good luck on your Journey. @loop101 is correct, there are a lot of pros to being in the military. I'm sure you will take advantage of all of them. I actually retired last year with 10 years of service. I know your depart date is right around the corner but if you have any questions before you leave, don't hesitate to ask.
     
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    @Spicymemer45 Hey mate, good luck! Don't forget you can always still work on some fastlane ideas during your downtime and come back and visit!
     
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