Guest post by Scott Bourquin, author of the Easy Guide Books series, So, Now What? and How to Market on Facebook for Free. www.scottbourquin.com
While deployed to the middle east as an instructor pilot, many of the enlisted members of the units stationed in the same area came to me for advice. Since I had worked for places like Apple, Stanford University and AirTouch (Now Verizon) and started a successful tech company, they thought I had a magic nugget of advice for them. Sitting in the chow hall, I overheard a sergeant talking to someone else. He was wondering if he should take a pay cut and become and officer, stay in his current job, or get out of the military all together. The other person simply said “Go see the pilot”.
While much of the advice was similar, even more was different. The common thread is something I like to call the “Fog of Life”. Much like the “Fog of War” I studied as a Military Officer, the Fog of Life prevents us from seeing what we need to see. When I wrote my first book, the idea was to help the people that didn’t have the ability to wander into my office at 1 am, or catch me in the gym at 4 am. I wanted to help clear the “Fog of Life”. [Read more…]