Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ex Forces: How To Spend Your Time

Ex forces - how to spend your time

When it comes to the armed forces, people join up for a variety of reasons. To give back to the country they love. To lead a long and meaningful career that they and their family can be proud of. And, quite frankly, for the excitement of seeing the world and making a difference, all the while making friends that will stay with you for a lifetime. 

Then, there are reasons for leaving the armed forces. Which can be an even longer list. Among the main reasons are wishing to settle down and start a family and being home to watch the children grow up. Another main reason is poor health, both in terms of minor issues such as bone or muscular complaints, or more major issues that rule you out of continuing your duties (for example, see getting veterans (VA) disability for heart conditions). 

Whatever your reasons for joining up, and whatever your reasons for leaving, the fact is that you now have time on your hands. A lot of time. And you may be wondering what you’re supposed to do with it.


Depending on your age, you may wish to consider retraining in another career. This is actually easier than it sounds, with many companies offering veteran schemes - multinational firms got to be where they are today through regimented efforts on the business front, meaning these companies often place a high value on the ‘goal oriented’ personality traits of ex-forces people. 

You don’t just find grit, determination, and problem solving skills everywhere you look for employees, but you sure do stand a higher chance of bringing those qualities into your company if you hire ex forces personnel. Look around at what’s available. You may just find that you have more choice than you thought. 

Become a social media star

There’s a strict two step formula that must be followed to the last detail if you wish to become a social media star. We’ll talk about why you might want to do this in a second, but for now, here’s the secret formula (you may wish to write this down). 

Step 1 - upload whatever content you like
Step 2 - hope for the best

Got that? Good. That’s literally it. Start a social media channel on YouTube or Instagram, for example, and upload text and images or videos about anything you like. It helps if there’s a theme, so if you know about gardening you might want to stick to that, but really there are no rules. Just be you. And if people like you? … There could be mega bucks involved. As in, super mega bucks. Read over the two step process again and think about your angle.

Remember, being retired from one job doesn’t mean you’re retired from all jobs! 

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