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Spicymemer45

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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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Infantry with an Option 40 Contract

Benning ---> Airborne ---> Ranger School ---> Bad Knees
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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Benning ---> Airborne ---> Ranger School ---> Bad Knees


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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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​
Thanks for your service and sacrifice!!
 

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Benning ---> Airborne ---> Ranger School ---> Bad Knees

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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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.
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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Sounds exciting, yet intimidating....
I'm going to say that a soldier's work is more challenging than an entrepreneur's.

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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Lol you couldn't have joined at a better time!! Things are getting pretty hectic with all this ww3 shit 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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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​
Be safe

Keep your head low

See what you hit

Until we see you again

God bless you and thank you for your service.

Note ::: THIS is how you make an exit. We will see this kid again.
 

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Holy damn how did I miss this thread.

I sure hope you used @Patrick R as a Recruiter to get his numbers up haha

But in all seriousness man, joining the Marine Corps was the best thing I ever did. I wish I’d done it a different way, but that’s another story for another day.

Best advice for bootcamp.

Be loud. As loud as you can be, x 10. You get left alone if you’re loud.

Do everything as fast as possible, don’t slow down.

The clock always wins. No matter how much your DS’s are screwing with you, they have a schedule to stick to, so it’ll end, just grin and bear it.

Nothing is personal at basic. It’s all done for very specific reasons. If your DS is a giant a**hole, it’s not because he hates you, it’s because it’s a proven method to keel you from getting killed.

Lastly, once you get out of basic and hit the.. what does the army call the Fleet? I dunno, regular Army? Once you get out of basic and AIT, you’ll have guys who are lazy, jaded, and just disgruntled. They’ll jokingly call themselves E-4 mafia.

DO NOT be like them. Stay motivated and push yourself to be better.

I expect you to post here on boot leave you got meritorious promotion. And you better pick up E-5 Sgt in 3 years.


Good luck man. Stay motivated. I’m proud of you. Welcome to the family.

S/F Cpl. Sav
 

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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​
Like you, and others, I joined for the same reasons. Best decision I ever made. From a life quickly going the wrong way to having a direction and the means to make it happen, it was a phenomenal journey.
Concentration, willpower, and discipline. You will have it in spades.

I took advantage of many different programs and opportunities while I was in, as many as I could. I traveled the world on the Army's dime.

If you ever have questions while you are in, I'd be glad to help you find the answer. I may not always know, but I will find someone who does.

Hooah!
 
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The clock always wins. No matter how much your DS’s are screwing with you, they have a schedule to stick to, so it’ll end, just grin and bear it.

Soooo much truth to this. There's never enough time when teaching a course, and smoke sessions are (seriously) the lowest priority 9 times out of 10.
 

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Soooo much truth to this. There's never enough time when teaching a course, and smoke sessions are (seriously) the lowest priority 9 times out of 10.


A lot of guys in my platoon never got that lesson. But if you pay attention during a smoke session, you’ll always see them check their watch.
 

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