This is a section of my site dedicated to my stories about what I call “Getting After It.” They are stories about my trials, tribulations, and triumphs; my never give up attitude; my thirst for more; and my desire to never stop pushing, growing, and getting what I’m after. They will be separate chapters in a book, which I aim to publish upon completion of all of the stories.
Chapter 1 – Never Giving Up: The Story of My Heart-Wrenching, Eight-Year Quest to Commission in the Military
Chapter 2 – Gaining Confidence: The Story of How a Movie, a Football Coach, and a Skydive Changed My Life
Chapter 3 – From Negative to Positive: How Mourning an Iraqi Tragedy Jump-Started My Musical Creativity and Solo Music Project
Chapter 4 – “Bringing NATO Back:” The Story of How I (and Others) Enabled Iraq to Fight Terrorism Through a Partnership with the Allies
Chapter 5 – “The Mercury Centurion – How I Used The “Get After It” Mindset to Drive My Success in a New Job, New City, and New Life”
Chapter 6 – “He’s Lebanese!” How Taking 10% of the Time to Learn 100% of a Language Led to the Conversation of a Lifetime in Bahrain
Chapter 7 – “Finding My Fit: My Eight-Year, Multiple-Road Block Journey To Get to My Dream Job