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3 Skills Civilian Employers Look For From Potential Veteran Hires

Using Your Military Experience To Gain Civilian Employment Can Be Easy

I know firsthand how difficult it is just getting out of the military and trying to actually put your valuable skills and experience to good use. I knew through friends and family that being a veteran paid dividends in the employment world. My problem was I couldn’t figure out how to prove my value through my resume.

As you go out into the civilian world for the first time (some veterans this may be your second go-around at freedom!), you’ll quickly see that there are more jobs and opportunities out there than advertised. While still in service, you probably heard a lot from peer or friends who separated about how “bad” the job market is. Although thereThe truth is, as long as you keep your nose clean, there is ALWAYS a job opportunity right around the corner. Now don’t get me wrong, the pickings are still slim in some fields, but in general, those positions are usually a rung or two above entry level positions.

The most important trick to converting your military skills and experience to a civilian resume is paying attention to detail. No, I don’t mean this in a soft skill kind of way to add to your skills list (although you could). I’m talking about paying attention to what I call the “flash” words and phrases that employers often put in their job description. These include phrases like “Demonstrate attention to detail,” “Be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment,” “Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service.” These are phrases and words that you can easily connect your military experience to. The second part of paying attention to detail when converting your resume is paying attention to the little details of your past duties.

For example, I was an aircraft mechanic (crew chief) in the Air Force. My skills mostly involved using my hands and getting dirty. My first job when I separated was working as a Ramp Agent for American Airlines. Although I didn’t work on aircraft with tools or anything like I used to while serving, the position still required other commonly asked skills, such as being able to operate a forklift or heavy machinery. As an F-15 and MQ-9 crew chief, I regularly towed aircraft and operated other aircraft ground equipment. Needless to say, that bad boy was an easy one to put in my bullet points when I saw that the job required heavy machinery operation.

This particular job also required excellent customer service and experience in this field as well. Now this one was a tough one to tackle initially, but as I reflected further back on my experiences, I focused on the times I provided good service to someone. I started to remember the times I volunteered for squadron holiday cookouts and dinners and how I demonstrated customer service through preparing and serving customer’s plates (this was also a good one for my first restaurant industry job!).

It really is as simple as keying in on those little details. In the military, we’re required to do a lot more than what some of us initially thought we’d signed up for. However, that “gripe” is paid back tenfold in the civilian world (Remember the days of Entry Control Duty in basic training? Yea you’re now gold to contracted and private security services). Also note that the ability to sell yourself, albeit not coming naturally to many, is critical to your success carving your own path in the civilian world. Without further hesitation, here are three basic skills civilian employers seek when viewing a veteran’s resume.

1) Working In a Fast-paced Environment

This is one you’ll see in almost every job description you’ll see. In today’s day and age, the quickest way to go nowhere fast is to fail to move fast. This bodes well for veterans, as moving fast and with a sense of purpose was drilled into us from Day 1 of boot camp. Not to mention the vast majority of jobs in the military require moving fast in order to keep operations flowing. This is an excellent opportunity for you to give an example of a daily task you had to do with a sense of purpose.

2) Demonstrating Excellent Customer Service

You won’t find a job or business in the civilian job market where some form of customer service isn’t required. You worked with people and serving people in the military and you’ll be doing it a lot outside of it. Giving examples of duties where you demonstrated good customer service can be a tricky one, as this can be a really easy one or one that will have you thinking, depending on your job in the military. As I mentioned earlier, if you weren’t in a customer-oriented career field, focus on some of the miscellaneous tasks you performed or your volunteer service throughout the course of your military career. You’re bound to dig up some form of people-related duty you had to do (Kitchen Patrol Duty anyone?).

3) Taking Initiative (Being a Self-Starter)

Nobody likes to be babied. More importantly, however, is that nobody likes to play babysitter. Many civilian employers get a veteran’s resume and their eyes light up because they already know this person won’t have to have their hand held. They also know there likely won’t be a steep learning curve, as we were often thrust into “sink-or-swim” situations during our careers in the military, no matter what field you were in. For this reason, they know this is already half the battle and means they won’t have to spend time looking over your shoulders when they could be productive elsewhere.

You can be an E6 out after six years or you can be an E4 and done after four. No matter what you did or how long you served, the military provided plenty of opportunities to step up, take initiative, and be a leader. If you can’t think of not one instance or duty where you had to take initiative and get the ball rolling for a daily or frequent task, you may have bigger issues to worry about!

Transitioning Into A Civilian Job From The Military Is Easier Than You Think

The key to getting those employers to blow up your email and phone is to remember the key thing I mentioned before I went into the list: Attention to detail. Pay attention to the words and phrases in the description. Actively focus on what they’re looking for in you. Then think of times during your decorated service where you demonstrated what’s in that particular description. From there, use those experiences and tie them into what your targeted position duties. Remember that in today’s day in age, employers often have working in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating excellent customer services, and taking initiative on top of their priority list when looking for potential new hires. It’s up to you to color your skills and experience with the words you use on your resume!

For more articles with resources and information related to finding a job while transitioning from military to a civilian, visit my site here at I update my posts weekly! For information regarding scheduling Health History Consultations feel free to email me at or leave a comment!

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How To Find The Perfect Job Fit As A Veteran

Just A Veteran Trying To Find The Right Job Fit

As a vet who’s held six jobs since I separated from the Air Force in 2012, all of which were in different fields, I can honestly say I have a good feel for what is considered being satisfied with what you do for a living. My positions ranged from a Ramp Agent at Piedmont Airlines (Transportation Industry) to a Client Advocate for Freedom Debt Relief (Financial Industry). I’ve been paid minimum and I’ve been paid some pretty hefty bucks. There were some great bosses and supervision, and there were some I felt weren’t worth the stress of working for (harsh, but true). With that being said, here is a list of things you should heavily consider as a veteran when trying to find the right job fit.

Discover Your Passion(s)

I want to stress this isn’t the same thing as discovering what you’re good at. For example, I’m really good at empathizing with my customers and clients, but that strong soft skill didn’t equate to personal happiness at my job at Freedom Debt Relief. Although great at connecting with people and de-escalating problems, the stress of overbearing, irate clients on the phone worried about being sued by their creditor was too much. It was enough to have me seeking a something different despite the excellent pay and great leadership the company provided.

Instead, focus on things you truly enjoy doing, whether you’re good at it or not. If you’re fascinated by crime scene investigations, law and order, and the criminal justice system in general, try looking for employment as a security guard (in-house or contract). Maybe while doing that, use your resources to search for schools or programs that give you some training in law enforcement to further advance in your passion and goals. Many of these programs accept your G.I. Bill.

As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I enjoy being around fruits and vegetables. I like to learn about the different kinds of a single type, where in the world it’s grown, whether or not it’s organic, how it was grown, and all that good stuff. I even enjoy simply being around the vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables. For all of these reasons, I sought employment handling fruits and vegetables in some form or fashion.

Best Job Fit For Veterans Produce Clerk
My baby (the vegetable wet rack). The fruit tables look even better.

I’m very blessed to say I now work as a Produce Clerk at my local Safeway while simultaneously building up my Holistic Health coaching business. Although I don’t get paid as much as I did at my previous place of employment (Freedom Debt Relief), the work itself is not nearly as stressful. I get a full night’s sleep, feel energetic and enthusiastic during the day, and come to work genuinely happy and ready to display some well-culled, scrumptious-looking fruits and vegetables for my customers.

Once you get a feel of exactly what it is you enjoy doing and separate that from what you’re good at doing, from there you can begin researching jobs related to that.

Find A List Of Places Hiring Veterans

Luckily for you, I’ve already done most of your homework! Provided in this link is my favorite list to go to when I feel it’s time to move forward in my professional career. You wouldn’t believe the amount of companies actively seeking veterans like yourself to be a part of their team. Even better, you wouldn’t believe just how much of an impact your veteran status on your resume has on almost any employer. For example, even if the skills you used for your military job don’t directly correlate to the position you’re applying for, employers still see military experience as leadership experience. They also immediately know they’re getting someone with discipline and a self-starter attitude.

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Veterans Jobs Mission. Literally hundreds of companies looking for YOU!


Be Open To Change

The most important thing I want you to get from this article is that you have to be open to change. As a young service member fresh out of the military, you have the world at your fingertips. My articles and services are mostly geared towards my specific clients (single newly transitioning veterans) but this tip applies to everybody.

We may not be able to see it right now, especially during a time of transition and such a life-changing decision as separation from the military, but a lifetime is a loooong time. Take advantage of that. Use this newfound freedom to truly discover yourself and what you would like to do for 8-10 hours out of your day that you would actually enjoy. Even if you initially get it wrong (remember, I’ve had SIX different jobs in SIX different fields since separation!), keep that resume sharp and up-to-date, always add to it and never rule out moving on to bigger and better things!

Part of my Health Coaching service is 1-on-1 resume-building sessions focused on structure and what employers look for, so always feel free to reach out to me at provided in the last paragraph for any questions!

Find The Right Job Fit For You!

Even when it seems like you may have made a mistake by separating from the military or feel like you’ll never find your calling in the civilian world, the key is to never lose sight of what you genuinely enjoy. Even if that means working a job you’re unhappy with for a few months while you plan your next move, try doing something related to what you want to do. For instance, you could always read up on a job or position to prepare for it or even volunteer to get yourself some free experience. No matter what you choose to do, remember that no decision is permanent in regard to your future and the rest of your life!

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Getting out of the military

Ways To Be Successful Outside of the Military

Getting Out Of The Military Is Scary. . .

But it’s exciting. One of the first things that come to mind as your time nears and that DD214 slip is put in your hand is stability: Where is your next steady paycheck going to come from? How hard is it to hold a job in the civilian world? What about medical benefits and vacation? Will my pay be enough to sustain me since Uncle Sam is no longer paying for my roof? I know these were all questions that came to mind when I first got out of the Air Force in June 2012. I wound up going to school full-time and putting off my job search until a few years later when I separated from the California National Guard in August 2015.

One thing I will say; I wish I’d started the process sooner because I’d have even more experience now. There are so many opportunities for veterans it’s almost hard to remain without a job. As part of this series of blogs, I’ll be researching and interviewing veterans, the different jobs they have, and the routes they took to get those jobs. I’ll be interviewing single, married, divorced, and veterans with children to cover the different jobs and careers required for them to sustain themselves and/or their families. However, the jobs in this post are primarily for single veterans with no dependents, as the pay in these jobs is not enough to sustain a family. Here are some excellent jobs you can apply for once the shackles are off and you get your first taste of freedom!

1) Work For An Airline

Sometimes the thing you’ll miss the most when getting out of the military is the traveling. Whether you were Air Force, Army, Marine, or Navy, unless you CHOSE to stay close to home, Uncle Sam brought you somewhere you’d never been before. Many of us actually joined the military for the opportunity to travel. I know that was an excellent pitch by my recruiter when I enlisted in 2008.

This is why working for an airline is an excellent job and opportunity for the military travel bug at heart! I worked for Piedmont at American Airlines for about a year and a half, and I can honestly say it was the best job I’d ever held at that time. I was only part-time and didn’t qualify for the medical benefits or 401k, but the travel benefits were beyond amazing. You can travel on standby anywhere in the United States for free as long as seats are available. Furthermore, you can add a spouse OR domestic partner (girlfriend, roommate) to your travel list and they too travel for free! Well sort of. The seat is free, but the tax of their ticket comes out of your paycheck, which, by the way, is chunk change usually. I’m talking about like $20.

It should be noted that starting pay for a ramp or gate agent is usually minimum wage. When I first started at Sky Harbor in Phoenix, AZ, I started at minimum wage, which was $8.05/hr. Thankfully I was going to school and I was receiving my GI Bill money. In other words, this job is EXCELLENT if you are single and/or don’t have any children, or if you are with a spouse who makes a great deal of money doing. This way you can put your whole family on your travel benefits list and use the money you make from your hours at the job to spoil the fam bam!

You could always check for jobs and position availability here at You can also check out other airlines, as many of them have very similar benefits and some start you off with more than minimum wage pay.

2) Security

Sure, this may sound like a “demotion,” but I’m here to tell you there is no job not worthy of taking when it puts money, and therefore food, on the table. Now bear in mind that this particular list is geared primarily towards single individuals with no kids. If you’re getting out of the military after 4-6 years, you’re still young and have plenty of time to figure out exactly what you want to do. In the meantime, great jobs like security are all over the place. Think about it; everyone needs security. You could do in-house security or go for a company who’s outsourcing security via contracting. Hospitals, schools, retail and grocery stores, and apartments/condominiums are great places to start looking for security jobs locally. When I got out of the military completely in 2015, my Air Force experience got me instantly hired for IPSA Security at the Phoenix Convention Center. If you live in a city with heavy public transportation services such as light rails or trains, they’re always looking for veterans to hire.

The pay working as a security guard varies. First, you’ll have to get your security guard card (check your local government laws on working as a guard and how to obtain your card). I only had to sit through an eight-hour course, most of the material of which I already knew from my military training and background. It wound up costing me about $75, as I had to get my fingerprints and background check and all that good stuff. Once all of that was completed, I got my card (I was already hired at the time), and was put to work immediately the following day. I started out making about $10/hr before receiving a $1 raise for both time (six months) and performance.

Security is an excellent job to have when you get out of the military because it’s fairly easy to get and the job itself is not that stressful. Of course, this all depends on where you work and who you work for. As a single man with no kids and a GI Bill to take care of other bills, what I was making as security walking around the convention center asking transients to leave (my least favorite part of this job), securing doors, and performing simple routine tasks was more than enough to be thankful for!

3) Grub Hub Delivery

When I first got out of the military, there was no Uber or Lyft. I started from scratch on my job search, attending resume shops and driving around the city handing out hard copies of my resume. Now all you have to do is have a car.


Signing up for Uber and Lyft is excellent and you can really make good money on your own time and dime. Unfortunately, though, you can’t predict awful passengers. Enter Grub Hub, a contracting company that partners with restaurants that don’t normally deliver. The best part about Grub Hub is that you’re driving all alone and never have to pick up passengers. This means you can have your music up and cruise the city on your own time, enjoying life all while making money. It doesn’t get any better than that, right?

All you have to do to is sign up is have a vehicle, current insurance, a quick background check (mine was done in 24 hours), and fill out the online application. The pay varies, as times of the day, holidays, and weekends can all affect how many deliveries you make that day. Whenever I drive, usually for some extra money for a trip I’m planning, It’s for about six hours. On average I make between $75-$100 depending on tips. Now keep in mind that you’ll be driving around a lot, so take gas into consideration when adding up expenses. This is very handy money, especially when it’s just a few hours spent on the road in a day on your own time.

Plenty Of Opportunities Outside Of the Military

If you’re planning on getting out of the military or you’ve already gotten out and you’re just getting your feet wet in the civilian job world, hang in there! I know the mixture of worry, anxiety, and excitement can be overwhelming, but we have support, community, and plenty of resources to be successful outside of the military. Not to mention the skills gained in the military that transition to civilian jobs is unmatched.

The three excellent jobs I mentioned in this blog post are just a few of a slew of jobs I’ve been blessed to gain experience from. As I cull experience from other previous jobs and current jobs as well as gain more experience in my own business and services I’m growing, I will be writing more blog posts regarding this subject. What these three jobs all have in common is that they are perfect stop-gap jobs for the single person still finding out exactly what they want to do as a career. The pay is great, especially if you’re going to school, and all of these jobs offer some form of flexibility, especially Grub Hub. No matter what job you choose when you get out of the military, just remember that this is only the beginning of a wonderful experience. Most importantly, you have a support system and resources at your disposal if you’re willing to reach out and look for it!

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3 Reasons The Textbroker Site Is Worth A Try

It’s Great For Getting Your Feet Wet

Like any form of a content mill, Textbroker has its pros and cons. For starters, it’s excellent for keeping a little chunk change in the pocket. And I mean chunk change. Although overall reviews for content mills aren’t well, the Textbroker site is pretty handy. Not to mention it’s quite fun. Here I’m going to explain 3 reasons Textbroker is more than worth a try!

1) It Constantly Has Work

I’ve experimented with quite a few content mills, and not many of them can compare to Textbroker in terms of sheer volume of content. Whether you’re beginning as a 2-star writer or you’re an expert 5-star writer, there is almost always content to write. There are plenty of topics to choose from, ranging anywhere from business and tech to health and travel. The list stretches on and on, leaving plenty of content for writers to choose from while allowing them to stay within their niche(s).

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2) The Pay Is Relatively Fair

Hey don’t laugh, I said relatively! Writing on Textbroker is not something to make a living on unless you’re paying little to no rent and barely having any living expenses. Instead, the site is more for keeping some change in the pocket without biting too much into your day job. Most content mills pay no more than about 1.99 cents a word, sometimes less. At 500 words an article, that’s about a good chunk of your time gone for a pack of gum.

The best thing about Textbroker is that even beginners can start at around 2-3 cents per word. Even though this isn’t anything to jump with glee about, if you take the time to do about five or six of these by the end of the week, you’ll have accumulated a respectable figure, and it can lead to my third pro….

3) The Textbroker Site Allows You To Quickly Rank Up To The Next Level

Of course with this comes the pay increase too! The best part is that you don’t even have to write many articles to level up in rank. Textbroker has a system where they randomly select one or a few of your articles periodically to check for readability and simple grammatical things you should already know as a writer. Once they determine whether or not those samples are up-to-snuff with their standards, you’ll be notified on the site. You can even link your email to Textbroker and receive notifications that way as well (recommended). It only took about two or three articles for them to move me up to the next level. By this standard, you can see how quickly you can move up on Textbroker and start earning more.

The Textbroker Site Is What You Make Of It!

This site has all the tools for you as a writer to keep some money in the pocket and your head above the water. Initially, when I started, I was just transitioning from one day job to another and the checks were nice and spread apart. Struggling, I applied for Textbroker (the whole process only takes about 2-3 days), sent them a sample, and was on my way to cranking out some articles. With so many topics to choose from, this soon became less of an extra load on my plate and more of a fun hobby that pays a little.

Believe me when I say there are countless better ways to earn money writing online. Of course, it will take some time and serious effort on your part to make it come to fruition, but it is well worth it when things really start clicking. In the meantime, however, the Textbroker site is one of the top recommended content mills out there, and for good reason. If you need a little extra change or a little bar money this weekend, there’s no reason to not give this site a try!

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3 Powerful Ways to Beat the Mid-Day Energy Slump

If you’re like 14.3% of America, you don’t get enough sleep during the night. I know that when I wake up on anything less than six hours of sleep, I curse myself almost every time. I sit at the edge of the bed and think to myself: Why did I have to watch that last episode of “Shark Tank”? I would get home from work, finish up an assignment due by midnight, squeeze in a show or two on Netflix, fall asleep, and wake up at 6am to do it all over again the next day knowing I won’t be able to see the back of my eyelids again until at least 10pm. The long hours themselves were of course brutal, but it wasn’t the hours that made me dread the day; it was the complete physical and mental fatigue I felt throughout the day as a result of not getting my hours in. If you find yourself at a point in life when getting in your full amount of hours every night just isn’t plausible and it begins to interfere with your your performance and alertness at work, it may be time to explore ways of optimizing your mind, body and energy throughout your daily activities. Beginning your next work week (or even today if you need that boost like yesterday), try some of these tips to keep your mind sharp and alert, and your energy levels moderate following a night of not-so-stellar shut-eye.

1) Have Coffee For Breakfast, Then Taper Into Green Tea As the Workday Winds Down

Of course the obvious thing to do to kickstart your day would be to start with a nice, hot cup of joe. However, if you’re anything like I am, the alertness effects of the coffee disappear after about a good hour and a half, and you’re back on break for another round. Before you know it, you’ve had 7 cups of coffee throughout the workday, running back and forth between the restroom and your desk, and you may be a little too jittery for your own comfort. This isn’t most people, but I’m one that can have a hard time sleeping if I’ve had too much caffeine throughout the day. The trick to finding that caffeine “buzz” sweet spot and maintaining it is switching to a source with lower caffeine content per serving. Wala, enter green tea. Green tea has 25mg of caffeine per 8 oz cup, whereas coffee has 163mg. After your morning joe, switch to a pack of green tea. I drink the teas from Bigelow, switching between both black and green tea throughout the day (sometimes I need slightly more energy, and black teas have a little more caffeine punch). Tg Green Tea is also a good one. Warm up a cup of water in the microwave for two minutes, then dip the pack in there and enjoy. Green Tea has been linked to prevention of heart disease and stroke, possibly assisting in lowering LDL in the blood. It has numerous other health benefits as well, including being great for the digestive system and gut health, so this mid-day power-up is definitely worth a habit of getting into.

2) Keep Healthy Snacks Prepared and Readily Available

This one may seem to get beaten into the ground in terms of eating healthy in general, but there’s no denying that evidence points to the fact that if something is readily available to eat, chances are it will be eaten. It would only be fitting that this would apply to what you eat throughout the day to maintain your energy as well. This is where pocket snacks like almonds and sunflowers, which are high-fat, omega-3 rich healthy snacks, come in handy. When I gas up, I often grab a small 4 oz bag of Snak Club Raw Almonds and eat them throughout the day. The leftovers I have I just add to my almond jar in my office, allowing me to stock up on my energy supply. You can also grab a bag of sunflower seeds, with or without the shell. You can find them at your nearby whole foods market, or even a local grocery store, and pick up a some sea-salted sunflower seeds.

Also, try sliced or prepared fruits. The night before your workday, take about 10 minutes to cut up a couple of oranges and apples, put them in a zip-log bag, grab a banana or two, and put them in your lunchbox. That way it’s basically effortless to reach for a nearby healthy snack if you get hungry or a little zapped of energy.

3) Learn the Power of the Nap

Ahh the nap, a.k.a. the “pet nap,” or what I like to call, the “power nap.” This one was quite difficult for me to master. I’ve always been an active mind at night, often having difficulty falling asleep, so doing so at will was quite the feat, especially since, at one point in my life, it felt like there simply was no time to take naps. Ironically, however, it was because I had such a busy life that it was somewhat necessary and within my best interest to give up TV or Bleacher Report time for 20 minutes of shut-eye. 20 minutes may not sound like it would make much of a difference, but believe me when I say your mind will thank you for it later in the day. I used to think that part of what constituted as a “nap” was that I had to fall into a deep sleep. However, falling into a deep, REM sleep in 20 minutes is probably the last thing aside from death that you’d want to do in a 20-minute nap. Going into REM sleep, then having it prematurely interrupted, is what causes the headache and grogginess you may experience upon waking up from your mini slumber. They key is understanding the concept of a power nap. It is a time to power off and turn off your mind. You may not technically be sleep, but even closing your eyes and emptying your brain of problems, worry and concern for 20-45 minutes works wonders not just for your conscious psyche and overall alertness, but also your subconscious and overall mental well-being.

When we’re constantly in our heads or performing tasks, our brains accumulate waste. This waste contributes to impaired cognitive functions such as problem solving, reasoning, and memory performance. Shutting your eyes and turning your brain off from thinking and worry for a short period of time is the essence of the power nap; it helps to clear some of that waste from your brain to give you a second wind at whatever task(s) you may have for the day. If it’s damn near impossible to get a power nap during the day, if you have a job that permits scheduled breaks, try going somewhere where it’s just you and turning off for 10-15 minutes. No talking. No thinking. No phone. Just you. You can just sit quietly with your eyes closed in a rest state, or you can take that time to focus on breathing and mindfulness, connecting to the moment. Whatever it is that you have to do get away from the mental and physical energy-absorbing daily tasks, go for it. This too is a way to recharge, eliminate that brain gunk, and provide you with a second wind for the day.

Get Over that Energy-Hump, Get Ready For Round Two

Getting tired during the day will definitely happen, especially after a nice, fulfilling meal, or when the workday seems to be at its slowest. Sometimes it’s just inevitable. However, much of the time, there are areas in our lifestyle that can assist us, and give us that extra flame under our bottoms to get over the hump and finish the rest of the day strong. Drink some tea, keep some fuel foods nearby, shut off for a moment; find a method, or combination of methods that best works for your schedule, and maximize your day and energy to the absolute best ability you can. I can guarantee you that those who are successful will tell you that part of their success is having the energy to stay alert and focused to keep motivated and prepared for the tasks at hand throughout their day.

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Anthony J. Richard: A Little Bit About Myself

Hello and thank you for checking out my Lifestyle, Recreation, and Product blog site!

I really appreciate the time you’ve taken to check out what I have to share, so let me introduce a little bit about myself and my background.

Live. Love. Laugh. Learn. Leisure. That’s the motto I live by.

I was born in Del Rio, Texas, grew up as a military brat to an Army mother, and was mostly raised in the beautiful state of Arizona. I joined the military myself fresh out of high school at age 18, only choosing the Air Force over the Army. I served four years Active Duty and three years in the California National Guard. Once I got out of Active Duty in 2012, I went to school for Nutrition at Pasadena City College. I continued my pursuit of a degree in Nutrition at Arizona State University until a previous co-worker from the Air Force introduced me to a holistic health program called the Institute For Integrative Nutrition.

While taking this course, I rediscovered my passion for writing and expressing myself. Though the IIN program makes me a Certified Health Coach (woohoo!!), my heart lies in writing and blogging about everything related to Holistic Health, Fitness, Traveling, and Writing. My passion for travel was also rediscovered through this amazing program. With the health and business knowledge attained from IIN combined with my previous knowledge from my courses at PCC and ASU, I plan to share my knowledge and experiences as well as meet new people and potential business partners and clients. I also enjoy expanding my knowledge in the SEO Web Content Writing field, having successfully published over 50 articles, 15 of them for paying clients (exciting stuff!).

Through my life experiences, I’ve been blessed to experience and try out many products, tools, and tips to help me get the absolute best out of living. I’ve combined the appreciation of these things along with my passion for writing to share some of them. As an Amazon Associate, I also write articles specifically geared to the attention of these items, sharing pros, cons, and how they’ve helped me throughout my travel, fitness, health, and overall lifeystle/recreational experience.

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