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StopSoldierSuicide.org – Shawn Jones – Triage Director and the American Guerrilla Raise 2K in May Campaign

Everyday, 22 veterans commit suicide. SSS-Slider3_A

Which is why we  go a little off-script for this episode.

Episode 8 is all about a non-profit called stopsoldiersuicide.org.

From their site:

“We take a unique “triage” approach to helping those who seek us out.

We don’t bandaid the issue with a single answer or 1-800 number.

We “fill the gap” that other organizations are simply unable to do right now.

Stop Soldier Suicide was founded and is led by ex- and active-duty military. We have a personal understanding of what our brothers and sisters are going through. The red tape, the fears, the combat, the deployments, the “coming home.”

As such, we know the problems and issues of military suicide are too complex for a single answer. It might be a financial, housing, relationship, job or substance abuse issue driving feelings of being overwhelmed or depressed. It could be physical issues of TBI, loss of limb or paralysis or mental issues of PTS or depression and anxiety.

Our three-pronged approach means every individual gets the right help and care for their situation. Our Resource Center is our core and how we offer help to those in need. This Center is staffed with volunteers who either have their BSW, MSW or are in training to receive those degrees, all led by our fully licensed MSW (Masters of Social Work) Triage Director.”

Here at American Guerrilla we made it our mission to raise $2,000 in the month of May to support them. 

Their Triage Director, Shawn Jones took some time out of his day to talk with us and tell us more about what they are doing and who they are helping.

After you listen to it, if you feel the desire to donate please click the link below.

http://donate.stopsoldiersuicide.org/campaigns/884-american-guerrilla-s-2k-for-may-campaign

Business Coach Dr. Barry Warren on Goal Setting, Gratitude and the importance of being your word.

Dr. Barry Warren is a retired Chiropractor and established success coach and transformational trainer.

He has experienced great success in both career paths and in episode 4 of the Guerrilla Radio podcast he shares some insights and best practices on how to maximize your potential.

Learn what it means to “take yourself on” and get past your self-imposed limitations.

Breakdown:

:55 – Intro

5:30 – Lifespring Trainings

9:00 – Working on your weaker areas

11:01 – Universal truths that limit progress

13:46 – What is Transformation?

14:35 – What does it mean to “do work” on yourself?

16:25 – The qualities of effective trainers and coaches

18:10 – Stinkin’ Thinkin’

20:22 – Gratitude

23:34 – Morning Routines and Affirmations

27:37 – Missing goals and how to overcome

29:01 – Internal Conversations

30:21 – You are not an accumulation of your past

31:15 – You ARE good enough

31:30 – Be your word

40:02 – Favorite word?

40:24 – What brings you the most joy?

41:08 – What is the purpose of your life?

42:57 – Chronic reasonableness

“Transformation will not tolerate mediocrity”

“In life, you can only have results and stories, and the stories never matter”

Top 3 Books:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle

Contact Barry at bwarren777@gmail.com or at Gratitude Trainings

 

 

 

Combat Flip Flops – Matthew “Griff” Griffin on the Army Rangers, manufacturing peace through trade and bad-ass flip flops.

This inaugural podcast for the Guerrilla Life is an interview with Matthew “Griff” Griffin the founder of  Combat Flip Flops. We discuss how he came up with the idea for his business, put it into action and built a successful brand from the bottom up.

Griff is an Ex-Army Ranger with 4 combat tours and offers a lot of great advice for the experienced entrepreneur or anyone just getting started.

Listen to the episode and see how Combat Flip Flops is changing the world.

Links:

Drive by Daniel Pink

Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky

The E-Myth by Michael Gerber

Combat Flip Flops

My Guerrilla Gear 

Take aways:

A CEO does the following: 1 Raise Money, 2 Hire Good People, Solve Problems

What is your favorite word? Noteworthy, if something is worth writing down then it is noteworthy.

Create “Gated Thresholds” before moving on to the next step when executing your business plan.

Test the market, get feedback don’t stop developing.

From their website, www.combatflipflops.com

Mission

Combat Flip Flops creates peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict.  Our willingness to take bold risks, community connection, and distinct designs communicate, “Business, Not Bullets”–flipping the view on how wars are won. Through persistence, respect, and creativity, we empower the mindful consumer to manufacture peace through trade.


About Us
An Army Ranger walks into a boot factory. That’s how it started.

After serving multiple deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq, Army Rangers Matthew “Griff” Griffin and Donald Lee knew they wanted to do more for the people living in these nations.

The idea was simple: create an environment that gives people living in post-conflict nations the opportunity to peacefully rebuild their economy by manufacturing badass products.

We knew we should, we knew we could– so we did.

After multiple production runs, stops and starts, community support and a refusal to accept defeat, we’ve turned the corner. Now a team comprised of two veterans, a former bass player and a few idealists took one idea and transformed it into a globally recognized mission and universally respected brand.

Unapologetically, we make cool shit in dangerous places.

Flip flops were just the start. We’ve taken a product that people in nearly every country on the planet wear, and made it a weapon for change. Right now, all our flip flops are made in Bogota, Columbia, providing jobs and investing in people who desperately need it.

We’ve done that with all the products we sell.

That’s why our USA made Claymore Bag’s flip the script, on traditional weapons of war. Instead of carrying bombs, these bags act as a carry-all for business tools like iPad’s, laptops and more.

Our Cover and Concealment sarongs are handmade in Afghanistan by local women. Each one takes three days to make, and each sale puts an Afghan girl into secondary school for a week.

The Peacemaker Bangle and Coinwrap are sent to us straight from artisans in Laos – and they’re made from bombs. Each bracelet sold clears 3 square meters of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) from a region rocked by long-term war – saving lives and providing economic opportunity.

We do this because it’s our job to show others what’s possible, then encourage them to join us.

Peace.

Combat Flip Flops
Bad for Running.  Worse for Fighting.

 

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