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The Ambitious VET Podcast


Dec 3, 2020

Have you ever found yourself thinking “if only I could build a time machine and go back and fix the past?" I think that can be a lot of us sometimes. but what if you could finally forgive yourself for the mistakes you have made, things you didn't do, and finally be in the moment providing solutions to high impact and payoff problems? In this episode, you'll learn from Black Box Safety founder and United States Marine veteran on how to overcome some of the toughest obstacles both physically and mentally along the journey to your goals. 

Impactful Moments of the Show: 

3:00 minute mark:  Jackson’s story of being 6 weeks into infantry school for the Marines and breaking his femur which led to three surgeries and one hip replacement. Not mention medical discharged from the Unites States Marine Corps. 

5:30 minute mark: How being medically discharged impacted Jackson after having a couple family members serve 20+ years in the military. 

9:00 minute mark: Taking life in moderation as he transitioned and built his human capital. 

10:00 minute mark: Him leaning into his first occupational safety role after his bachelors degree.  

12:00 minute mark: His realization of why occupational equipment and PPE industry matched his core purpose in life.  

14:00 minute mark: How Chris (the host) found his passion in interviewing and connecting deeply with impactful people. 

17:00 minute mark: Giving up binary thinking and how to pivot your identity. 

18:00 minute mark: Jackson's philosophy skipping the grieving process and diving right into solutions in life. 

22:00 minute mark: Giving up resentment tied to past mistakes.  

25:00 minute mark: When to plant a TREE and the mindset you need to have after you plant one. 

29:00 minute mark: Jackson's Three Golden Grenades: 

              1) Be a responsible stewart of your cashflow

              2) Take advantage of any free resource you can: i.e. SBA Score, etc . 

              3) Connect with PTAG once you are ready to launch your business. 

Learn more about Jackson and team at Black Box Safety here: https://bit.ly/BlackBoxSafetyWS  

Connect with Jackson on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacksondalton 

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Have feedback on the show? Feel free to provide it here along with any potential affiliate or corporate partnership inquiries: choffmann@vettrainingcoaching.com