The military and the world of business aren’t all that different. There are huge similarities between the two, in terms of attitude and strategy, which could determine whether a business plan works or fails.
As a former serviceman in the Royal Air Force, I moved away from my roots in South East London and quickly learned that a combination of determination, discipline, grit and excellent time management made for better military personnel. Since moving into business, I have lived by these transferable skills.
The military will try to break any person joining – regardless of age, gender or experience. The one thing you will lose is sleep. In basic training, sleep is not a right; it’s a privilege that can be taken away just as easily as it’s given to you. At times, recruits could find themselves living on one to two hours sleep per night for a sustained period of time – a mentally and physically exhausting routine designed to push you to the limit.
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