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Understanding Military Veterans: It is a Hard Life!

Posted by on June 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

For many military veterans it is a hard life when we get back into the civilian world. Finding the security, purpose, comradery, and pay that the US Military provided has been difficult to replace. We work our butts off; yet, we keep going deeper into debt. It is like trying to climb a steep sand mountain. We’re trying our hardest; but, we are not getting anywhere fast.

What we seek is stability: We need financial security so that we never have to worry about supporting our loved ones and providing a good life for them. We want more time to spend with our family, and doing what we enjoy.

The work world has gotten chaotic. The average American now will have at least 10 jobs between the ages of 20 and 40. That adds up to having to find a new job every 2 years for 20 years! What kind of peace of mind is possible under that pressure? What were once careers have become contracts. No one stays with a company for very long, even if they want to.

Some US veterans have strengths and skills that they have been able to put to work in the civilian world. They have always been able to find enough work. Yet, they realize that any job can disappear overnight. It happens all of the time.

So how do we get out of this rat race and wasting our time running on a spinning wheel?

In a perfect world, we all want to do something that has gives us the same sense of purpose and personal pride as we experienced while in military service.

The best solution to this dilemma is to own a business ourselves. No one can fire us. We can choose the people we want to work with, our clients, and schedule our work week as we please. The amount of income we earn is up to us. But this we know, if we provide the same service and attention to detail that we learned in the military it will be a lot better than what we see in the civilian world. That will make us very competitive. Overtime we can develop all the income we desire. – That is what I did, and have taught hundreds of US veterans to do for many years.

My name is Mark Baird. I joined the US Marines at the beginning of the Vietnam War. I came from a large family and lineage of US Marines. Unfortunately, a medical issue prevented me from a career in the US Military. By the time I was 20, I was disabled, married, and had a daughter. I went through what I have described above. I hated that life! If it weren’t for my wife and daughter, I may have killed myself. I surely thought about it. It was impossible for me to earn any more than minimum wage; and, that was never nearly enough to pay our bills. We were always under water.

There is an old saying: “Necessity if the Mother of Invention.” Since I couldn’t kill myself, I had to come up with a solution. It was a “Necessity.” I did. And I have shown hundreds of other US veterans how to do it too. Some have built up million dollar businesses. Some are content with just earning enough to never have to worry about paying bills again. And some use it as an additional stream of income to help pay bills, to fall back on if necessary, or to put into their savings or retirement.

I create low cost start-up businesses for US veterans to own, and to employ other veterans. This is what fills my life with purpose and meaning. My reward is seeing veterans succeed in life. To defeat their life’s enemies, to conquer them, instead of being conquered. And to have the resources to reach back and to help other prior US Military veterans.

Doug Chace, a former Army Major, says, “The civilian world is scary. The civilian world offers no underpinning of commonality and camaraderie.” One day he walked into work and was laid off. It came as a complete surprise. He did not have the financial resources to last long. And because of his age he knew that finding a job to replace the one he had could take a while. Doug called me and I got him started into his own business right away.

Doug now owns and operates Military Maintenance of Circle City: a commercial and residential cleaning service. He employs fellow US veterans. They step into chaos and create order. There is nothing quite like “military clean” in the civilian world. — In his first month he earned enough to cover his family’s expenses. His reputation is growing rapidly and he is getting more and more accounts and able to hire more US veterans at good wages.

Here are interviews with two US veterans, of the many, I have gotten started in a Maintenance business:

Joe Padlo: US Marine: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/friends-of-us-veterans/2015/07/31/a-business-4-veterans-to-own-us-military-maintenance

Richard Hedges: US Army: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/friends-of-us-veterans/2016/04/28/meet-us-military-maintenance-owners

I also have other easy to start businesses for US veterans which can earn a very good income right away, and then grow from there.

Employers on Campus: It replaces tired, old “career fairs” that no longer work. We take employers to college campuses across the country. — Outstanding part-time income! Build a team of veterans in your region.

Positive Master Resilience: We are developing a Postive Psycholgy program inspired by the US Army Master Resiliency Course. We take this to companies, municipalites, colleges and bases. — Must be a teacher, speaker, presenter personality. — $2500 to $5000 a day is the standard rate charged by this industry.

Let me know if you to want talk about taking charge of your life.

Mark Baird: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markbaird/ / 760-908-5339/ [email protected]

About The Author
Mark Baird

Hello, I'm Mark Baird and I founded Hire Patriots. My wife and I are 'helpers.' We are concerned about meeting the practical needs of our US veterans and their families. We began a job board for local residents to post chores that they need help with. It has been very successful. Thousands of local US Military and veterans partially or entirely support themselves from our website. We are looking for others near US Military bases who would also like to have a HirePatriots.com website for their location. Find more information about our military programs at PatrioticHearts.org. And please make a contribution of any kind. Thank you.

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