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The Ambitious VET Show

Feb 11, 2021

Do you feel or have you ever felt like you were in career prison? If so, it's time to break out once and for all! In this episode you'll learn how to discover and build your "realized value" in the marketplace through strategic employment, human capital strategy, and franchise ownership with Joel Stewart, United States Navy Veteran, CEO of the Veteran Franchise Initiative, International speaker, and author of the valuation equation series. 

Impactful Moments of the Show:

4:00 MM: Joel's transition story of overcoming health issues and building his value through doing what he could do. 

9:00 MM: Building self-worth in the midst of impossible circumstances. 

15:00 MM: Looking for the logical next step in life progression. 

18:00 MM: Symptoms of career prison. 

21:00 MM: How military soft skills create high impact and high profitable career paths. 

24:00 MM: Getting over the "I have to prove myself" or "It's time to simply provide for my family" landmine. 

26:00 MM: Creating a profitable practical experience versus a long term formal education pursuit. 

30:00 MM: Realizing your value and the proven equation to build your economical value. 

35:00 MM: 5 Parts to realizing your value in the marketplace.

42:00 MM: Strategic employment critical insights.

50:00 MM: Building skills no matter your career circumstances. 

55:00 MM: Confirmation bias and how to break out of it.  

58:00: Three Golden Grenades: 

  1. Break out of career prison. 
  2. Exercise: Life Planning- Skill Mapping- over the next 5 years. 
  3. You control how others perceive you. 

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Are you looking to invest in The Veteran Franchise Initiative? Email Joel directly here:

Interested in running and eventually owning your own franchise business through the program should contact Mark Bauer at
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