Career Yak

Law Enforcement to Entrepreneurship - Derek Stephens of Rally Point

November 25, 2019 Christopher Goodwillie Season 1 Episode 2
Career Yak
Law Enforcement to Entrepreneurship - Derek Stephens of Rally Point
Chapters
0:00
Intro
1:55
Derek's business and career overview
4:06
The start of his police officer journey
10:42
A wide variety of jobs within law enforcement
13:46
How being a cop changes you
15:27
Coping with the dark side of society and relying on God
21:45
Being a light for Christ in the workplace
25:48
Managing injuries and transitioning from police work to entrepreneurship
28:06
Serving officers through his training business, and how to start a side gig
34:15
The logistics of starting a business
37:00
Getting an article published in a specific industry
40:02
Marketing, validating ideas and getting out there
47:04
How to generate training content
51:40
How to plan long term while managing daily business tasks
54:22
Working in flexibility and days off
55:50
Don't just chase the money
58:35
Trusting God and setting business deadlines
1:01:55
Parting piece of career advice: be passionate about your work
1:11:08
Concluding comments
Career Yak
Law Enforcement to Entrepreneurship - Derek Stephens of Rally Point
Nov 25, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
Christopher Goodwillie

Derek Stephens is a retired police officer with over 20 years of experience in the state of Colorado. He now runs his own business, training officers in survival skills and tactics.

Find us online at careeryak.com

Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Derek Stephens is a retired police officer with over 20 years of experience in the state of Colorado. He now runs his own business, training officers in survival skills and tactics.

Find us online at careeryak.com

Music by Scandinavianz, song Wonderland (instrumental), http://www.soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

Intro
Derek's business and career overview
The start of his police officer journey
A wide variety of jobs within law enforcement
How being a cop changes you
Coping with the dark side of society and relying on God
Being a light for Christ in the workplace
Managing injuries and transitioning from police work to entrepreneurship
Serving officers through his training business, and how to start a side gig
The logistics of starting a business
Getting an article published in a specific industry
Marketing, validating ideas and getting out there
How to generate training content
How to plan long term while managing daily business tasks
Working in flexibility and days off
Don't just chase the money
Trusting God and setting business deadlines
Parting piece of career advice: be passionate about your work
Concluding comments