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Veteran Influencer Podcast

Conversations with successfully transitioned veterans of the US Armed Forces. We learn about what careers are out there, how military skills translate to Corporate America, and how to navigate the financial perils of leaving the Active Duty. Listen as fellow Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines recount the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Jul 17, 2019

Jon Macaskill is a U.S. Navy SEAL, Mindfulness Practitioner, Expert Monotasker, and Certified Wrong Thinker. After 20+ years as both an enlisted sailor and a commissioned officer, he is transitioning out of the military and launching a mindfulness and emotional intelligence coaching company - Macaskill Consulting, aiming to bring meditation, mindfulness, and EQ to organizations and creating a strategic advantage within high-performing teams.

In this conversation Jon defines terms like meditation and mindfulness and discusses common misconceptions surrounding these practices, as well as shares his first encounters with the discipline and how it helped him both at home and at work in stressful situations. We also get into how he decided to create a business for himself as a part of his transition based on input from a trusted mentor.

This episode covers the financial planning that has gone into his transition strategy, how he has begun building his business in order to respect the DoD -- Civilian balance, and his long-awaited cross-country road trip in the family RV.