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  • Justin Jacobs

Are you leaving the military? Read this!

Most transitioning military members are scared about the future.

Yes, I’m talking to you! This fear will cause you to make a fatal mistake. You will hit the easy button and get the first job that comes along or the ones that is like the one you used to have. You will choose it because you think it will allow you to best use the skills you achieved in the service. You will do it because you have no idea what you want to do after the military. You will choose a job that doesn’t satisfy, maybe even hate. You will do this because you have no idea what makes you tick. I believe you want to do something that will make you feel valued and purposeful. You want to do something that gives you a sense that you can still serve and contribute in meaningful ways. That leaves you thinking that you must continue to do what you did. Going to a job that doesn’t satisfy means you’re looking for another job six months later. Do you want to avoid this mess and try something else before it’s too late? Try this: Start with introspection. Yes, you are going to have to spend a lot of time with yourself. You know what you don’t want to do. Delete those jobs from the potential list. You know whether or not you’re willing to go to school to get the degree you need to do certain vocations - engineering, medicine, law, etc. Now you’ve narrowed down the list of possibilities a little bit.

Next, think about your desired work environment. At home, in the office, in the field, remote? Now think about the people that you trust. Create a group of mentors, family, and friends that will tell you honestly what they think are your strengths and weaknesses. Also, ask them about your work and leadership style. Then start reading books and following people here on LinkedIn to start understanding what makes you tick, finding your why, how you are wired, discovering your natural strengths, and identifying what gives you joy. Then start talking to people (strangers) that do lots of different jobs - see what resonates. Continue narrowing down the field. Now you have a better idea of what you like to do and what you are good at, what your strengths are, and what gives you joy, you are close to finding that post-military career. That’s what I did and it worked for me! It takes time, but it is worth it. There is a path to success after transitioning from the military - it takes time, introspection, and honesty with yourself to get there. That’s where I come in.

I coach you to use tools to design your life, discover your strengths, and do the create the job that uses those strengths to best effect.

You have waited long enough to take control of you future and achieve your goals!

Today. Now. Not later! You’re taking action!

You’re ready to take control of your future and win at life!

Schedule your Free Discovery Call with me now.

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