CITY AM: A Royal Air Force Attitude Will See Your Career Take Off

Push Technology - September 5, 2016

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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