The government buys almost every product and service you can think of, they always pay their bills, and just like in the traditional sales world, relationships are the key to success. Military-affiliated entrepreneurs already have those relationships built over years of service.
When you think about leaders in your industry, what goes through your mind?
If you’re anything like most people, you probably look up to them, respect the hard work they’ve put in, and admire the knowledge they’ve earned. And if we’re being completely honest, you probably dream about having that status yourself — for your ego and because being a leader helps you get more media coverage, attract more clients, and earn more money.
Evans, 30, has been on WWE’s main roster for two years. It has been a rapid rise in the decade since she enlisted at 19 years old, a young woman desperately seeking the structure that the military provided. As Evans moved around the South as a child, she could not escape the torment caused by her family’s addiction and mental-health issues.
A Navy veteran is teaching others how to stop waiting for permission to pursue their dreams. Former naval officer Todd Connor knows what it means to hustle. He’s the CEO of Bunker Labs, co-founder of The Collective Academy, and runs a B&B with his husband.