7 Things Drill Sergeants Taught Me About Life

August 15, 2014 10:24 PM

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7 Things Drill Sergeants Taught Me About Life

Four years ago, I began a professional journey that profoundly changed me. Having burned out after spending seven years as a commercial real estate lawyer, I decided to change careers and study stress, burnout and how people can build their own resilience reserves. I never in a million years thought that part of that journey would include working with drill sergeants, soldiers and their spouses in the U.S. Army.

I wanted to be part of the team working to train soldiers in resilience because of my grandpa. He was in the D-Day Normandy invasion and was forever changed by his experience fighting in WWII. Getting "help" wasn't what he chose to do after the war, and instead his demons got the better of him on ma...

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