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Episode 402 - From Service to Success: New Mission, New Purpose, New Journey with Bob Taylor

Ep. 402

Statistics show that one in two veterans struggle to rejoin civilian life. Some fight silent battles against anxiety, depression, or PTSD; others don't even realize or admit they are struggling. For all of them, there are resources, answers, thousands of ears willing to listen, and hundreds of hands ready to help. It's our job to clear the path and spread the voice so this help can get to those who need it.

 

Today, Bob Taylor joins us to raise awareness of veterans' mental health, spread an optimistic message for those transitioning from military to civilian life, and explain his service to success formula. Bob is the CEO and Founder of Alliant Healthcare and the Author of "From Service To Success: New Mission, New Purpose, and a New Journey to a Great Life." He served in the US Air Force for 21 years as a B-52 navigator, KC-135 navigator, and an Air Force Academy liaison officer. Bob's civilian life after service turned quite bumpy after a few years, which led him to develop mental health issues and deprived him and his family of his best version for almost 16 years. In understanding his struggle was the struggle of thousands of veterans, Bob found a new meaning and purpose for his life.

 

Throughout this episode, you'll learn about Bob's inspiring story, the issues he had to deal with, and how he repurposed them into a whole new meaning in his life. You'll also hear about why Bob decided to join the Air Force, the values he learned there that helped him develop as an inspirational leader, the six years of research that birthed his book, his thoughts on the power of gratitude, and more.

 

Tune in to Episode 402 and learn how to stretch a helping hand for those who put their lives on the line for the rest of us.  

 

Some Questions I Ask: 

Can you share your experiences navigating the gigantic B-52? (5:50) 

What are your findings as the primary reasons veterans struggle to transition to civilian life? (16:40) 

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn: 

Bob talks about what inspired him to write his book (9:20) 

Why finding your passion outside the military life can literally save lives (19:00) 

Bob talks about the importance of finding hobbies (22:50) 

Why having a clear vision is crucial to live your best life (26:00) 

It is darkest before it is lightest (29:20) 


Connect with Bob: 

Website

LinkedIn

Book: From Service To Success

 

Becoming Your Best Resources: 

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Book: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders

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