In celebration of Veterans Day, Starve the Doubts host Jared Easley is joined by Kimanzi Constable from kimanziconstable.com, as they interview Bill Nowicki, a cold war veteran who’s a former submariner turned engineer and a budding podcaster.
Bill is the host of the Submarine Sea Stories show over at NowickiMedia.com, where he uses the power of storytelling to create a platform that reaches out to veterans of all ages to help reinvent themselves and transform their lives.
Bill is looking at putting together a network of folks that help vets smoothly transition from the military to civilian life. Being a manager and a coach, Bill seeks to apply some of the skills he has learned over the years and hopefully help these veterans in their transition journey.
In this episode, you’ll learn about:
Submariner terms, defined!
Bill’s favorite submarine movie
What’s food like in the submarine, the swim call, and a challenging story at sea
Starving the doubts during the difficult seasons of his military experience
The power of taking chances
Venturing into podcasting
The power of storytelling
His best advice for fellow podcasters
Finding your voice
The value of following other people’s struggles
Life as a Submariner
Defining submariner terms - Angles and dangles, A-gangers, Crank, Bubbleheads, Dink, Scuttlebutt
Swim calls and being at sea for 70 days
Running out of food in the submarine, living with one meal a day for two weeks
What Veterans Day means to Bill
Having a network of people in the military and the difficulty in transitioning to the big world
Starving the doubts as a submariner:
Learning new things and being empowered to do things
Seeing himself differently and seeing changes in his life
Life after leaving the navy:
Going to college and getting a degree in electrical engineering
Taking jobs and ending up managing 67 people
Having the will to take chances
Taking a shot at podcasting:
Getting help from Meron Bareket
Joining the Podcast Movement
Trying out podcasting
“That’s what life is all about… just keep pushing yourself and see what happens.”
What got him into podcasting:
His love for storytelling
How storytelling transports you
His best advice to fellow podcasters:
Just do it.
Do it regularly. Don’t put if off.
Over time, you will find your voice and get traction.
Connect with Bill at www.nowickimedia.com.
Get his free eBook on 6 Mistakes that Vets Make When They’re Transitioning From the Military at www.transitioningvets.com.
Bill’s final thoughts for the listeners:
“When you get stuck… get with somebody, get with a group of people, do a meetup… just get together with people that are like-minded, and get yourself kick-started and then be a cannonball to them. Before you know it, you start transitioning and you start recreating yourself as a new person.”
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