As it turns out, the Veterans Association (VA) is not the only resource for veterans. Despite what you hear in the news, the VA does a pretty damn good job of taking care of our veterans. Well, I've had a good experience anyway. However, the VA can not possibly cover every single need our veterans and family members require once they separate. There are many other veteran resources to help with everything from PTSD, finding jobs, interviewing for jobs, resume writing, starting a business, showing off and selling your art, and so much more. But where do you go to find all of these resources? That's where Jeremy Paris comes in. Jeremy is the host of Veteran Recourses Podcast. Of course we talk about what Veteran Recourses Podcast can do for you today. But we also get to know the many behind the show. Jeremy get's very personal and shares a story that certainly get your blood boiling. How could anyone do that to a veteran, or anyone for that matter?
Jeremy Paris was born in Buffalo, NY and joined the US Army immediately after graduating from high school. After ten years as a Personnel Administration Sergeant he left the military to become a government contractor performing computer support to the Department of Defense. Although the initial plan was to be a contractor for two years and then split, he spent the next 16 years supporting the same customer within different rolls. Jeremy has been on the staff of Veteran Artist Program (VAP), a non-profit Veteran Service Organization since 2010. While at an event in Washington DC with VAP Jeremy shook hands with people representing so many veteran-focused organizations that he was blown away. It was the realization that most veterans had no idea that these organizations existed that prompted Jeremy to start this podcast. The new mission of the Veteran Resource Podcast is that every single one of the 20,000 veterans transitioning out of the military each month will have the opportunity to learn about the veteran organizations that are available to them.
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[7:14] Jeremy's Attitude of Gratitude
- To have the opportunity to chose the ways to positively impact the world, rather than just chase money.
[7:50] Let's get Personal
- Grew up in Buffalo New York
- Joined the Army right out of High School at the young age of 17
- After active duty Army Jeremy became a contractor for the military
- I started acting and got associated with Vets On Sets
- Started the Veteran Resources Podcast after realizing there were thousands of veteran resources
[13:55] What was Jeremy's Biggest Kick in the Gut moment? And this one will piss you off.
- My dad called me and said he was being evicted
- The state kicked my dad out and took my property
- Ultimately, it was my fault and this is why
[21:47] So what was the Enough is Enough moment and your pivot point?
[27:20] What's the best good news story from what you do?
Paying it Forward
[34:30] Action Steps
- Get clear on what it is you're passionate about
- Here's how you know you're passionate about what you do
[38:45] What daily habits make the biggest impact in your life?
[39:41] Recommended book
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- The Slight Edge - Jeff Olson
- The One Thing - Jay Papasan and Gary Keller
- Abundance - Peter Diamandas
[40:56] What does Living A Life of Abundance mean to Jeremy Paris?
[44:50] Parting piece of guidance
Connect with Jeremy Paris
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