What is 10K2023? That is my goal for The After Action Review (AAR) Podcast. That is what’s driving me to stay up till 2am editing video, working 12 hours in Kuwait then working another 5 hours at night on the podcast, that’s what I’m pouring my own money into (no sponsors). 10K2023
I’m going to help CREATE 10,000 Veteran Jobs by 2023!
How does a podcast help create 10,000 Veteran Jobs? I do it by supporting and promoting Veteran owned businesses that are in turn employing Veterans. I want The AAR Podcast to become a force multiplier in the world of Veteran business. When someone comes on the show I want there to be an uptick in their sales. I want them to feel a change and have to compensate for that change by hiring more Veterans. The AAR Podcast will be what the Tonight Show was for entertainers.
The AAR Podcast is also about INSPIRATION! I want to inspire that Veteran sitting behind a 9-5 desk mulling over their entrepreneurial dream. When they hear another Veteran talk about the challenges of motivation, the challenges of finding money, the challenges of facing the “naysayers”, then talk about CONQUERING THOSE CHALLENGES, I want that all to become a CALL FOR ACTION! That Veteran behind his or her 9-5 desk should start saying to themselves, “I can do that! I can endure that! I can make this dream happen!” I want that passion to ignite OBSESSION. Obsession to be greater than their cubicle, obsession to create, obsession to OWN their destiny. That obsession will become a new Veteran owned business and that right there will create new jobs for Veterans.
10K2023…imagine that. 10,000 jobs…
That’s 10,000 lives being changed! That’s 10,000 tables with food, 10,000 worry free Christmas’s, 10,000 awesome birthdays, 10,000 people making their rent or paying their mortgage, 10,000 people going to sleep every night knowing that when they wake up in the morning they have a job!
So when I hear a Veteran say, “I have an idea for a business but ehhh I dunno if I’m going to do anything about it.” I think of those 10,000 Veteran jobs and how this one idea could part of that movement. How by sitting on your business idea you’re allowing Veterans to go on by you jobless, homeless, trying to make ends meet, worrying themselves to sleep about their finances, trying to find a way to explain to their child why there won’t be presents under the Christmas tree, or bearing the shame and indignity of waiting in a line for food…all because you’re AFRAID to chase your dream.
The AAR Podcast isn’t the sexiest podcast. I run this thing on a shoestring budget. I use what editing and audio skills I’ve taught myself to make the show happen but it HAPPENS! We don’t publish funny videos, there aren’t any finger snaps and hot chicks, there’s no bacon, beer, and guns. There’s a lot of that out there already and I’m glad they’re entertaining Vets and some of those Facebook Famous guys are Vet owned businesses so that’s awesome. The AAR Podcast is different in that it’s a tool for interested Vets to learn from others who’ve walked that road of entrepreneurship, who need inspiration, who want to read articles related to business. The AAR Podcast is here to try and FIRE YOU UP so you go out there and be part of 10K2023. Support these Vets on the podcast by purchasing from them, supporting their social media platforms, sharing their content and videos. By supporting their social media you’re promoting them. You’re NOW PART of their contribution to 10K2023.
So ask yourself, where do you stand with 10K2023? Do support Veterans entrepreneurship with hollow words or with real ACTION?
How will you support #10K2023?