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HIGH-LEVEL RISK & MILITARY CONSULTANT: If They Say You Can't Succeed, Prove Them Wrong

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Geary talks about the journey to his incredible work in Crisis & Risk Management, having majored in Criminology at college, then serving in the military as an officer, to publishing four books and designing the concept tests for our national military training center.

Degree: Counseling and Guidance - Criminology
Job Title: Crisis & Risk Management Consultant, Executive Coach, Author
Employer: Logicalmanagement.com

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

On-the-Job Training

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Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Varies Widely, Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Adventurous, Courageous, Creativity, Leadership ability, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Networking, Organizational skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='15600'>companies</span> <span m='16059'>are</span> <span m='16140'>faced</span> <span m='16460'>with</span> <span m='16520'>a</span> <span m='16540'>lot</span> <span m='16790'>of</span> <span m='16860'>risk</span> <span m='17120'>issues</span> <span m='17520'>today,</span> <span m='17760'>and</span> <span m='18010'>as</span> <span m='18190'>a</span> <span m='18250'>result,</span> <span m='18960'>they</span> <span m='19090'>need</span> <span m='19320'>to</span> <span m='19370'>be</span> <span m='19780'>able</span> <span m='20050'>to</span> <span m='20160'>stay</span> <span m='20480'>in</span> <span m='20640'>business</span> <span m='21090'>when</span> <span m='21260'>bad</span> <span m='21600'>things</span> <span m='21850'>happen.</span> <span m='22190'>Like</span> <span m='22380'>hurricanes,</span> <span m='22970'>tornadoes,</span> <span m='24870'>fraud,</span> <span m='25670'>and</span> <span m='25940'>other</span> <span m='26190'>types</span> <span m='26570'>of</span> <span m='26730'>risk.</span> <span m='27070'>So</span> <span m='27530'>what</span> <span m='27730'>I</span> <span m='27830'>do</span> <span m='28040'>is</span> <span m='28210'>go in</span> <span m='28410'>and</span> <span m='28650'>help</span> <span m='28960'>them</span> <span m='29240'>build</span> <span m='29560'>plans</span> <span m='30800'>and</span> <span m='31200'>programs</span> <span m='31960'>to</span> <span m='32100'>deal</span> <span m='32479'>with</span> <span m='33240'>reducing</span> <span m='34110'>their</span> <span m='34310'>exposure</span> <span m='34980'>and then</span> <span m='35360'>buffering</span> <span m='35900'>the</span> <span m='35960'>exposure</span> <span m='36255'>that they</span> <span m='36550'>have</span> <span m='37020'>to</span> <span m='37170'>risk.</span> </p><p><span m='37590'>So</span> <span m='38720'>in</span> <span m='39140'>effect,</span> <span m='39690'>the</span> <span m='39840'>job</span> <span m='40320'>makes</span> <span m='40830'>me</span> <span m='41350'>have to</span> <span m='41750'>be</span> <span m='42150'>much</span> <span m='42840'>more</span> <span m='45940'>broadly</span> <span m='46530'>focused.</span> <span m='47360'>Because</span> <span m='47720'>I</span> <span m='47810'>have</span> <span m='48010'>to</span> <span m='48140'>know</span> <span m='48290'>a</span> <span m='48350'>lot</span> <span m='48590'>about</span> <span m='48780'>a</span> <span m='48860'>lot</span> <span m='49180'>of</span> <span m='49340'>different</span> <span m='49740'>types</span> <span m='50080'>of</span> <span m='50300'>risk.</span> <span m='51360'>And</span> <span m='52760'>it's</span> <span m='53480'>always</span> <span m='53770'>fascinating,</span> <span m='54390'>because</span> <span m='54690'>there's</span> <span m='54870'>always</span> <span m='55060'>something</span> <span m='55700'>new</span> <span m='55930'>and</span> <span m='56070'>different</span> <span m='56510'>that</span> <span m='56950'>we</span> <span m='57390'>face.</span> </p><p><span m='57910'>A</span> <span m='58010'>typical</span> <span m='58470'>day</span> <span m='60160'>for</span> <span m='60300'>me</span> <span m='60650'>starts</span> <span m='60970'>at</span> <span m='61040'>about</span> <span m='61330'>4</span> <span m='61530'>o'clock</span> <span m='61820'>in</span> <span m='61920'>the</span> <span m='61990'>morning,</span> <span m='62730'>and</span> <span m='63020'>ends</span> <span m='64190'>somewhere</span> <span m='64709'>around</span> <span m='64950'>8</span> <span m='65090'>or</span> <span m='65160'>9</span> <span m='65340'>o'clock</span> <span m='65670'>at</span> <span m='65790'>night,</span> <span m='67400'>with</span> <span m='69070'>a</span> <span m='69170'>variety</span> <span m='69700'>of</span> <span m='69770'>things</span> <span m='70040'>that</span> <span m='70370'>go</span> <span m='70570'>on.</span> <span m='70960'>So</span> <span m='71170'>it's</span> <span m='71340'>not</span> <span m='71530'>constantly</span> <span m='72050'>sitting and</span> <span m='72350'>working,</span> <span m='72840'>but</span> <span m='73920'>my</span> <span m='74130'>schedule</span> <span m='74650'>is</span> <span m='74720'>such</span> <span m='75010'>that</span> <span m='75170'>I</span> <span m='75900'>find</span> <span m='76160'>myself</span> <span m='76910'>getting</span> <span m='77160'>up</span> <span m='77290'>at</span> <span m='77390'>4</span> <span m='77590'>o'clock</span> <span m='77840'>in the</span> <span m='77990'>morning</span> <span m='78240'>because</span> <span m='79390'>that's</span> <span m='79970'>what</span> <span m='80150'>I've</span> <span m='80290'>done</span> <span m='80570'>for</span> <span m='80700'>a</span> <span m='80730'>long,</span> <span m='80980'>long</span> <span m='81180'>time.</span> <span m='81670'>And</span> <span m='83140'>through</span> <span m='83330'>the</span> <span m='83450'>day</span> <span m='83710'>I'm</span> <span m='83900'>able</span> <span m='84120'>to</span> <span m='84210'>do</span> <span m='84640'>a</span> <span m='84700'>lot</span> <span m='84900'>of</span> <span m='85000'>things</span> <span m='85350'>and</span> <span m='85470'>I</span> <span m='85510'>work</span> <span m='85770'>with</span> <span m='85920'>clients</span> <span m='86430'>on</span> <span m='86550'>an</span> <span m='86670'>international</span> <span m='87320'>basis,</span> <span m='87830'>so</span> <span m='87980'>a</span> <span m='88050'>lot</span> <span m='88260'>of</span> <span m='88380'>my</span> <span m='89280'>energies</span> <span m='89770'>are</span> <span m='89850'>focused</span> <span m='90360'>on</span> <span m='90900'>their</span> <span m='91150'>timezones,</span> <span m='92060'>not</span> <span m='92270'>necessarily</span> <span m='92750'>my</span> <span m='92960'>timezone,</span> <span m='93470'>so</span> <span m='93800'>you</span> <span m='94000'>can</span> <span m='94170'>extend</span> <span m='94720'>the</span> <span m='94840'>day,</span> <span m='95160'>in</span> <span m='95230'>some</span> <span m='95410'>respects.</span> </p><p><span m='96010'>But</span> <span m='96500'>there's</span> <span m='96700'>also</span> <span m='97040'>a</span> <span m='97060'>lot</span> <span m='97350'>of</span> <span m='97450'>time</span> <span m='97830'>where</span> <span m='98020'>I</span> <span m='98080'>have</span> <span m='98890'>the</span> <span m='99070'>opportunity</span> <span m='99710'>to go out and</span> <span m='100070'>do</span> <span m='100240'>things</span> <span m='100790'>that</span> <span m='102120'>people who</span> <span m='102565'>have</span> <span m='103010'>to</span> <span m='103130'>work</span> <span m='103520'>in</span> <span m='103620'>a</span> <span m='103700'>set</span> <span m='104190'>time frame</span> <span m='105240'>are not</span> <span m='105650'>able</span> <span m='105910'>to</span> <span m='106010'>do.</span> <span m='106862'>So</span> <span m='107290'>I have</span> <span m='107440'>some</span> <span m='107620'>luxuries.</span> </p><p><span m='109580'>I</span> <span m='109760'>started</span> <span m='110025'>out</span> <span m='111280'>going</span> <span m='111500'>to</span> <span m='111550'>school,</span> <span m='112800'>college-wise,</span> <span m='114290'>with</span> <span m='114510'>the</span> <span m='114600'>focus</span> <span m='115000'>of</span> <span m='115120'>getting</span> <span m='115420'>a</span> <span m='115790'>commission</span> <span m='116115'>in the</span> <span m='116440'>United</span> <span m='116740'>States</span> <span m='117060'>Army.</span> <span m='117810'>So</span> <span m='118700'>my</span> <span m='118860'>original</span> <span m='119600'>major</span> <span m='120090'>in</span> <span m='120200'>college</span> <span m='120720'>started</span> <span m='121020'>out</span> <span m='121170'>being</span> <span m='121450'>history,</span> <span m='122400'>and</span> <span m='122590'>then</span> <span m='122820'>slowly</span> <span m='123500'>evolved.</span> <span m='124180'>Because</span> <span m='124780'>like</span> <span m='125140'>everybody</span> <span m='125530'>who goes</span> <span m='125820'>to</span> <span m='125900'>college,</span> <span m='126460'>you</span> <span m='126640'>never</span> <span m='127460'>end</span> <span m='127660'>up</span> <span m='127830'>with</span> <span m='127980'>your</span> <span m='128130'>major</span> <span m='128509'>being</span> <span m='129169'>your</span> <span m='129320'>final</span> <span m='129650'>major.</span> </p><p><span m='130440'>So</span> <span m='130870'>I</span> <span m='130979'>evolved,</span> <span m='131420'>and</span> <span m='131690'>then</span> <span m='132110'>my</span> <span m='132370'>school</span> <span m='132940'>at</span> <span m='133010'>the</span> <span m='133100'>time</span> <span m='133520'>offered</span> <span m='134050'>a</span> <span m='134160'>degree</span> <span m='135063'>that was</span> <span m='135476'>brand</span> <span m='135890'>new</span> <span m='136510'>in</span> <span m='136820'>criminology.</span> <span m='137630'>And</span> <span m='137750'>I</span> <span m='137810'>said,</span> <span m='138210'>that</span> <span m='138650'>looked</span> <span m='138870'>interesting.</span> <span m='140680'>It</span> <span m='140830'>was</span> <span m='140990'>a</span> <span m='141050'>combination</span> <span m='141600'>of</span> <span m='141690'>a</span> <span m='141740'>lot</span> <span m='141890'>of</span> <span m='141960'>criminal</span> <span m='142400'>law,</span> <span m='142970'>a</span> <span m='143040'>lot</span> <span m='143180'>of</span> <span m='143250'>psychology,</span> <span m='144410'>and</span> <span m='144590'>a</span> <span m='144690'>lot</span> <span m='144990'>of</span> <span m='147580'>things</span> <span m='147890'>that</span> <span m='148020'>I</span> <span m='148120'>looked</span> <span m='148340'>at</span> <span m='148520'>from</span> <span m='148660'>the</span> <span m='148710'>standpoint</span> <span m='149150'>of</span> <span m='149710'>research</span> <span m='150350'>and</span> <span m='150570'>understanding</span> <span m='151055'>research.</span> <span m='151540'>So</span> <span m='152400'>I</span> <span m='153050'>changed</span> <span m='153470'>my</span> <span m='153590'>major,</span> <span m='154020'>graduated</span> <span m='154610'>with</span> <span m='154770'>a</span> <span m='154820'>degree</span> <span m='155100'>in</span> <span m='155220'>criminology</span> <span m='155635'>and</span> <span m='157480'>a</span> <span m='157550'>minor</span> <span m='157940'>history,</span> <span m='158860'>was</span> <span m='159170'>commissioned</span> <span m='159640'>in</span> <span m='159730'>the</span> <span m='159860'>Army</span> <span m='160230'>as</span> <span m='160370'>a</span> <span m='160420'>second</span> <span m='160880'>lieutenant,</span> <span m='161980'>was</span> <span m='162280'>fortunate</span> <span m='162615'>in</span> <span m='162950'>that</span> <span m='163730'>I</span> <span m='164280'>was</span> <span m='164550'>commissioned</span> <span m='165010'>in</span> <span m='165170'>military</span> <span m='165650'>intelligence,</span> <span m='166910'>and</span> <span m='167850'>went</span> <span m='168180'>to</span> <span m='169820'>build</span> <span m='170160'>a</span> <span m='170220'>career</span> <span m='170630'>military</span> <span m='171160'>intelligence.</span> </p><p><span m='171840'>And</span> <span m='171960'>then</span> <span m='172940'>by</span> <span m='173370'>a</span> <span m='174610'>dint</span> <span m='174890'>of</span> <span m='175000'>circumstance,</span> <span m='175880'>which</span> <span m='176140'>is</span> <span m='176350'>essentially,</span> <span m='176685'>I was</span> <span m='177020'>at</span> <span m='177430'>the</span> <span m='177560'>right</span> <span m='177790'>place</span> <span m='178080'>at</span> <span m='178160'>the</span> <span m='178240'>right</span> <span m='178530'>time on</span> <span m='179000'>certain</span> <span m='179400'>things,</span> <span m='180660'>I</span> <span m='180800'>was</span> <span m='181030'>asked</span> <span m='181420'>to</span> <span m='181670'>design</span> <span m='182410'>the</span> <span m='182560'>initial</span> <span m='182900'>concept</span> <span m='183520'>tests</span> <span m='184370'>for</span> <span m='184960'>what</span> <span m='185160'>became</span> <span m='185590'>our</span> <span m='185690'>National</span> <span m='186110'>Training</span> <span m='186460'>Center</span> <span m='186800'>out at</span> <span m='187110'>Fort</span> <span m='187370'>Irwin,</span> <span m='187630'>California.</span> <span m='188860'>Which</span> <span m='189130'>has</span> <span m='189310'>become</span> <span m='190420'>sort</span> <span m='190680'>of</span> <span m='190740'>the</span> <span m='190840'>preeminent</span> <span m='191450'>training</span> <span m='191780'>facility</span> <span m='192280'>in</span> <span m='192370'>the</span> <span m='192450'>world,</span> <span m='193450'>and</span> <span m='194180'>has</span> <span m='194300'>been</span> <span m='195230'>replicated</span> <span m='195850'>a</span> <span m='195910'>lot</span> <span m='196130'>of</span> <span m='196320'>other</span> <span m='196540'>places.</span> <span m='199150'>To</span> <span m='199250'>give</span> <span m='199410'>you</span> <span m='199570'>kind</span> <span m='199750'>of</span> <span m='199830'>an</span> <span m='199900'>example</span> <span m='200290'>of</span> <span m='200370'>how</span> <span m='200960'>successful</span> <span m='201670'>this</span> <span m='201940'>is,</span> <span m='202780'>I</span> <span m='202900'>had</span> <span m='203070'>people</span> <span m='203360'>come</span> <span m='203550'>back</span> <span m='203790'>from</span> <span m='203910'>the</span> <span m='203990'>first</span> <span m='204260'>Iraq</span> <span m='204670'>war</span> <span m='205960'>when</span> <span m='206200'>I</span> <span m='206250'>was</span> <span m='206460'>teaching</span> <span m='206830'>on</span> <span m='206970'>some</span> <span m='207580'>management</span> <span m='208076'>programs,</span> <span m='209430'>and</span> <span m='209710'>basically</span> <span m='210260'>said</span> <span m='210750'>the</span> <span m='210960'>training</span> <span m='211230'>that they</span> <span m='211702'>went through at</span> <span m='212174'>the</span> <span m='212410'>National</span> <span m='212646'>Training</span> <span m='213120'>Center</span> <span m='213440'>was</span> <span m='213770'>so</span> <span m='214120'>much</span> <span m='214480'>more</span> <span m='214720'>difficult</span> <span m='215065'>than the</span> <span m='215410'>actual</span> <span m='215894'>combat</span> <span m='216378'>they went</span> <span m='216862'>through.</span> <span m='218800'>Kind</span> <span m='218970'>of</span> <span m='219050'>a</span> <span m='219500'>nice</span> <span m='219940'>feeling,</span> <span m='220230'>getting a little</span> <span m='220670'>goosebumps</span> <span m='221025'>when you</span> <span m='221380'>heard</span> <span m='221680'>somebody</span> <span m='221830'>say,</span> <span m='221970'>I</span> <span m='222290'>owe</span> <span m='222380'>you</span> <span m='222440'>my</span> <span m='222600'>life.</span> <span m='224320'>Which,</span> <span m='224800'>to</span> <span m='224930'>me,</span> <span m='225080'>was</span> <span m='225210'>sort</span> <span m='225460'>of,</span> <span m='226574'>really?</span> </p><p><span m='227558'>But</span> <span m='228050'>the</span> <span m='228542'>gist</span> <span m='229034'>of it</span> <span m='229526'>was, that</span> <span m='230020'>actually</span> <span m='230820'>propelled</span> <span m='231260'>me</span> <span m='231390'>into</span> <span m='231690'>a</span> <span m='231760'>civilian</span> <span m='232055'>career.</span> <span m='233580'>I</span> <span m='233630'>actually</span> <span m='233940'>took</span> <span m='234160'>it,</span> <span m='234720'>when</span> <span m='234920'>I</span> <span m='234940'>left</span> <span m='235170'>the</span> <span m='235260'>military,</span> <span m='235820'>to</span> <span m='235960'>the</span> <span m='236070'>next</span> <span m='236390'>phase</span> <span m='236940'>of</span> <span m='237110'>the</span> <span m='237190'>development</span> <span m='237465'>of</span> <span m='237740'>that</span> <span m='237980'>center.</span> <span m='238680'>And</span> <span m='238880'>then</span> <span m='239100'>worked</span> <span m='239400'>with</span> <span m='239550'>a</span> <span m='239610'>company</span> <span m='240090'>that</span> <span m='240350'>had</span> <span m='240980'>a</span> <span m='241240'>broad-based</span> <span m='241790'>government</span> <span m='242180'>contract.</span> <span m='243320'>We</span> <span m='243500'>actually</span> <span m='244010'>ended</span> <span m='244310'>up</span> <span m='244560'>having</span> <span m='244830'>contracts</span> <span m='245410'>with</span> <span m='245520'>the</span> <span m='245610'>Nuclear</span> <span m='246110'>Regulatory</span> <span m='246580'>Commission</span> <span m='247140'>with</span> <span m='247500'>Saudi</span> <span m='247850'>Arabia,</span> <span m='248930'>their</span> <span m='249100'>Navy,</span> <span m='249900'>and</span> <span m='250900'>it</span> <span m='251070'>kind</span> <span m='251300'>of</span> <span m='251360'>combined</span> <span m='252000'>a</span> <span m='252080'>lot</span> <span m='252340'>of</span> <span m='252400'>the</span> <span m='252480'>things</span> <span m='252780'>I</span> <span m='252830'>was</span> <span m='253080'>doing</span> <span m='253470'>to</span> <span m='253610'>build</span> <span m='255090'>my</span> <span m='255550'>skills</span> <span m='256180'>in</span> <span m='256390'>this</span> <span m='256690'>area</span> <span m='257029'>that</span> <span m='257149'>I</span> <span m='257200'>work</span> <span m='257519'>in.</span> </p><p><span m='257930'>So</span> <span m='258310'>then,</span> <span m='258920'>when</span> <span m='259140'>I</span> <span m='259250'>left</span> <span m='259850'>my</span> <span m='260050'>first</span> <span m='260450'>employment,</span> <span m='261500'>I</span> <span m='261620'>joined a</span> <span m='261910'>utility</span> <span m='262530'>right</span> <span m='262770'>after</span> <span m='263140'>the</span> <span m='263480'>Three</span> <span m='263650'>Mile</span> <span m='263920'>Island</span> <span m='264240'>nuclear</span> <span m='264680'>incident,</span> <span m='265430'>because</span> <span m='266080'>that</span> <span m='266320'>industry</span> <span m='266770'>was</span> <span m='266970'>changing</span> <span m='267410'>because</span> <span m='267790'>they</span> <span m='267900'>had</span> <span m='268230'>been</span> <span m='268390'>regulated.</span> <span m='269130'>And</span> <span m='269500'>I</span> <span m='269670'>built</span> <span m='270280'>programs</span> <span m='270970'>there</span> <span m='271460'>that</span> <span m='271620'>I</span> <span m='271960'>had</span> <span m='272180'>taken</span> <span m='272730'>from</span> <span m='273110'>my</span> <span m='273450'>experience</span> <span m='274050'>with</span> <span m='274190'>the</span> <span m='274260'>Saudi</span> <span m='274630'>Navy,</span> <span m='275086'>with the National</span> <span m='275542'>Training</span> <span m='276000'>Center,</span> <span m='276720'>and</span> <span m='277750'>turned</span> <span m='278000'>the</span> <span m='278080'>nuclear</span> <span m='278470'>industry</span> <span m='279090'>into</span> <span m='280400'>a</span> <span m='280480'>platform</span> <span m='281510'>where</span> <span m='282050'>a</span> <span m='282140'>lot</span> <span m='282380'>of the</span> <span m='282450'>programs</span> <span m='282910'>I</span> <span m='283030'>did</span> <span m='283370'>were</span> <span m='283490'>so</span> <span m='283710'>innovative</span> <span m='284150'>for</span> <span m='284280'>them.</span> <span m='285330'>And</span> <span m='285520'>then</span> <span m='285970'>sort</span> <span m='286240'>of</span> <span m='287008'>got</span> <span m='287466'>caught up</span> <span m='287924'>with</span> <span m='289390'>the</span> <span m='289580'>Bhopal</span> <span m='290140'>incident</span> <span m='290640'>in</span> <span m='290780'>India</span> <span m='291100'>afterwards,</span> <span m='291590'>which</span> <span m='292080'>was</span> <span m='292570'>a chemical</span> <span m='293060'>issue,</span> <span m='293550'>and</span> <span m='293820'>the</span> <span m='293900'>Exxon</span> <span m='294300'>Valdez,</span> <span m='294860'>which</span> <span m='295080'>was</span> <span m='295230'>an</span> <span m='295280'>oil</span> <span m='295710'>issue,</span> <span m='296430'>and</span> <span m='297430'>then</span> <span m='298040'>the</span> <span m='298820'>financial</span> <span m='299390'>things</span> <span m='299680'>with</span> <span m='300270'>Y2K.</span> <span m='300980'>And</span> <span m='301320'>essentially</span> <span m='301760'>evolved</span> <span m='302250'>this</span> <span m='302860'>repertoire</span> <span m='303720'>of</span> <span m='304000'>skills</span> <span m='304560'>into</span> <span m='305620'>a</span> <span m='306020'>broad-based</span> <span m='306300'>management</span> <span m='306580'>consulting.</span> </p><p><span m='308400'>And</span> <span m='308685'>I</span> <span m='308970'>have</span> <span m='309070'>been</span> <span m='309290'>fortunate</span> <span m='309890'>in</span> <span m='310070'>that</span> <span m='311260'>I've</span> <span m='312253'>done a</span> <span m='312726'>lot of</span> <span m='313199'>different</span> <span m='313672'>organizations</span> <span m='314145'>and</span> <span m='314618'>worked with them</span> <span m='315091'>on</span> <span m='315570'>planning</span> <span m='315940'>and</span> <span m='316100'>things</span> <span m='316370'>like</span> <span m='316560'>that,</span> <span m='316830'>plus</span> <span m='319290'>things</span> <span m='319680'>that</span> <span m='320210'>I</span> <span m='320490'>found</span> <span m='323350'>became</span> <span m='323780'>much</span> <span m='324080'>more</span> <span m='324380'>easy</span> <span m='324820'>to</span> <span m='324890'>do,</span> <span m='325230'>like</span> <span m='325420'>writing.</span> <span m='326950'>publishing</span> <span m='327450'>articles.</span> <span m='327960'>I've</span> <span m='328110'>actually</span> <span m='328370'>published</span> <span m='328870'>four</span> <span m='329070'>books,</span> <span m='329530'>one</span> <span m='329740'>of</span> <span m='329860'>which</span> <span m='330090'>is</span> <span m='330240'>published</span> <span m='330640'>in</span> <span m='330750'>Spanish.</span> <span m='331770'>And</span> <span m='333020'>this</span> <span m='333390'>was</span> <span m='333580'>all</span> <span m='333990'>this</span> <span m='334170'>evolutionary</span> <span m='334510'>process</span> <span m='334850'>of</span> <span m='335630'>kind of</span> <span m='336020'>gaining</span> <span m='336410'>confidence</span> <span m='337590'>in</span> <span m='338140'>my</span> <span m='338270'>skills,</span> <span m='338750'>and</span> <span m='338880'>then</span> <span m='339130'>being</span> <span m='339390'>put in</span> <span m='339650'>positions</span> <span m='340250'>where</span> <span m='341320'>people</span> <span m='342240'>look</span> <span m='342500'>to</span> <span m='342610'>me</span> <span m='342830'>for</span> <span m='343040'>certain</span> <span m='343410'>things</span> <span m='344350'>as</span> <span m='344730'>a</span> <span m='344790'>result.</span> <span m='345230'>And</span> <span m='345632'>it was</span> <span m='346034'>a lot</span> <span m='346436'>of</span> <span m='346840'>looking</span> <span m='346900'>at</span> <span m='347520'>things</span> <span m='347880'>that</span> <span m='348070'>you</span> <span m='349630'>put</span> <span m='349930'>yourself</span> <span m='350420'>in</span> <span m='350530'>a</span> <span m='350580'>position</span> <span m='351040'>of</span> <span m='351270'>being</span> <span m='351550'>challenged,</span> <span m='352630'>and</span> <span m='352800'>then</span> <span m='353060'>saying,</span> <span m='353720'>I'm</span> <span m='353890'>going</span> <span m='353990'>to</span> <span m='354040'>figure</span> <span m='354350'>out</span> <span m='354430'>how</span> <span m='354540'>to</span> <span m='354620'>grow</span> <span m='355010'>and</span> <span m='355210'>challenge.</span> <span m='356820'>Which</span> <span m='357620'>I</span> <span m='357720'>would</span> <span m='357880'>tell</span> <span m='358110'>anybody,</span> <span m='358415'>as</span> <span m='358720'>my</span> <span m='359207'>mother</span> <span m='359694'>would tell</span> <span m='360181'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='362130'>When</span> <span m='362370'>I</span> <span m='362430'>was</span> <span m='362600'>in</span> <span m='362690'>eighth</span> <span m='362900'>grade,</span> <span m='363200'>my</span> <span m='363610'>eighth grade</span> <span m='363850'>teacher</span> <span m='364460'>basically</span> <span m='364890'>told</span> <span m='365110'>my</span> <span m='365210'>mother,</span> <span m='365840'>you're</span> <span m='366000'>son</span> <span m='366720'>may</span> <span m='366880'>not</span> <span m='367090'>be</span> <span m='367200'>cut</span> <span m='367400'>out</span> <span m='367570'>for</span> <span m='367690'>college.</span> <span m='368620'>Well,</span> <span m='368890'>I've</span> <span m='369040'>got</span> <span m='369190'>a</span> <span m='369230'>master's</span> <span m='369790'>degree,</span> <span m='370570'>4</span> <span m='370810'>books,</span> <span m='371710'>I've</span> <span m='371880'>written</span> <span m='372150'>almost</span> <span m='372510'>300</span> <span m='372970'>articles</span> <span m='373260'>that have been</span> <span m='373550'>published.</span> <span m='374540'>I'll</span> <span m='374720'>tell</span> <span m='374930'>anybody,</span> <span m='375650'>if</span> <span m='375750'>anybody</span> <span m='376050'>tells</span> <span m='376330'>you</span> <span m='376740'>that you're</span> <span m='376930'>not</span> <span m='377140'>cut</span> <span m='377300'>out</span> <span m='377480'>for</span> <span m='377590'>something,</span> <span m='378090'>prove</span> <span m='378533'>them</span> <span m='378976'>wrong.</span> <span m='379420'>Because</span> <span m='380490'>you</span> <span m='380620'>will</span> <span m='380740'>find</span> <span m='381310'>one,</span> <span m='381820'>from a</span> <span m='381950'>personal</span> <span m='382520'>standpoint,</span> <span m='383330'>great</span> <span m='383610'>satisfaction.</span> <span m='384840'>Two,</span> <span m='385620'>you'll</span> <span m='385770'>find</span> <span m='386090'>that</span> <span m='386900'>there's</span> <span m='387090'>not</span> <span m='387280'>a</span> <span m='387330'>lot</span> <span m='387600'>that</span> <span m='387680'>you</span> <span m='388150'>can't do,</span> <span m='388600'>if</span> <span m='389130'>you</span> <span m='389230'>put</span> <span m='389440'>your</span> <span m='389540'>mind</span> <span m='389840'>to it.</span> </p>","file":{"id":195530,"video_id":"2700187106001","name":"60929021","duration":391147,"thumbnail_url":null}});