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Starve the Doubts
Veterans Day Special Episode with Bill Nowicki
November 10, 2014 Jared Easley
Bill Nowicki 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 Items mentioned: 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.”
Bill Nowicki 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 Items mentioned: 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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