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October 19, 2018 – Do you want to further your career and be successful in your daily endeavors?

Did you know that LinkedIn has courses to help YOU in your career? They just unlocked 16 new courses for free. The main topics are Find A JobSucceed Every DayGet A Promotion, and Manage A Team. Check them out, and give us your thoughts. Were these courses helpful? Informative?

For further coursework, take a look at Udacity. They offer career-ready Nanodegree programs and a full-immersion learning experience to assist YOU in furthering your career.

Last, but CERTAINLY not least, check out the “Phil’s Thought’s” tab on the American Dream U website. Lots of good insight, and well rounded information to better you as a person in all areas of your life, from career, to home life, and more.

As always, I would love for your feedback! Are you enjoying these emails? What would you like to see more of? Less of? I’m here to help.

Have a great weekend!

October 18, 2018 – You do NOT want to miss THIS Fort Hood event!

For one day only, November 9, 2018, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, we are hosting an event unlike any American Dream U event you have possibly attended in the past.

Soldier Development Center | 33009 West 761st Tank Battalion Avenue | Room D-104 | Fort Hood, TX 76544

New speakers for Fort Hood: 

Charlie Hoehn is the author of Play It Away, which has sold more than 10,000 copies. Charlie’s articles on mental health have been read by more than 4 million people. His blog is the #1 Googleresult for the search “anxiety cure,” and his essay titled Mass Shootings in America, and Why Men Keep Doing This was one of the of the most popular articles of on Medium.com in 2017.

JT McCormick is currently the President and CEO of Scribe Media, a publishing company that’s created an entirely new way for you to write a book. The company has worked with more than 900 authors and was recently ranked in their category as the #2 best company to work for in Austin. Previously he was the President of Headspring Software, and helped grow it to a multi-million dollar 100+ person company which was repeatedly ranked as one the best places to work in all of Texas. JT is also the author of “I Got There: How I Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream.” His book tells the story of how he worked his way out of poverty, starting his career cleaning toilets and eventually becoming the President of multiple companies.

Bill Douglas, aka ResilienceGuy: Professionally: Bill is a lifetime entrepreneur. Currently he’s the CEO of OpticWise, which provides world class Security, Infrastructure & Connectivity (SIC™) services. Personally: Bill has survived two near-death experiences, is a single father, was rocked by a medical diagnosis, volunteered in the aftermath of several natural disasters, sought personal growth, pursued unique experiences, intentionally gained 38 pounds in one year, and more. Many experiences have taught & molded him and he now shares those as a strategic advisor and entrepreneurial coach in order to help others grow and succeed.

Also speaking: Matt Elledge and Phil Randazzo

Lunch will be provided, and we are offering professional headshots by a photographer while we are there.

Soldier Development Center | 33009 West 761st Tank Battalion Avenue | Room D-104 | Fort Hood, TX 76544

Friday, November 9, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)

 

October 12, 2018 – Does someone you love suffer from addiction?

My post today is a bit different, but I’m sending it because it’s such an important topic that affects so many people.

We all want the best for ourselves and for our loved ones. Right? And yet, we very often feel powerless to help the people around us.

And addiction is one of those struggles that makes us feel most powerless. It’s a quickly-growing epidemic, and if you’re not personally battling addiction, then you probably know someone who is…

Some studies estimate that over 7% of vets are addicted to one or more substances, and that doesn’t even count addictions to work, sex, or even working out. And when you consider that over $35 billion is spent every single year on addiction treatment, it’s shocking that less than 3% of addicts of ever fully recover their lives.

So what are we doing wrong? And what can you do to beat the odds?

My good friends, Erik and Summer, have created a powerful web summit calledHealing Addiction. They have gathered 37 world leading experts to share cutting-edge information that you need to know about how to help your loved ones who are battling addiction.

It’s a completely free online event that you can watch from your computer, tablet or phone.

Click here to register for the Healing Addiction Summit now (100% FREE)

You’ll be hearing from some truly amazing experts who are at the forefront of truly healing addiction. Experts who are addressing the flaws with the current treatment industry and how we SHOULD be dealing with it. Such as:

Dr. Nora Volkow – Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse,

Dr. Gabor Mate – #1 NYT best selling author and leading expert on addiction

Dr. Mark Hyman, and many many more…

The event starts on October 25th, but please register now so that you don’t miss anything.

Here’s the link:

HealingAddictionSummit.com

October 5, 2018 – Thanks for the 5 years, Jess!

I still remember it was just over five years ago when I was introduced to a young lady who might be a possible fit to support my mission of serving those that serve us in our military.

I met her at a 5K Memorial Race for a fallen soldier that I knew. You could see the compassion in her face and the true reason why she was there. We set up a meeting shortly after and I immediately knew she was the perfect fit.

Although many of you may not know who Jess is or what she exactly does, she has been behind the scenes keeping the organization organized and on track so that we could deliver the absolute best content to help guide you through whatever transition or life event you might be going through.

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Along this five-year journey she has also become part of my personal family -someone that we all just enjoyed having around and will definitely miss the day-to-day interactions with.

She will be greatly missed and we wish her nothing but the absolute best in her new adventures. Here’s her post from this morning, which says it all.

We’ll all miss you Jess!

September 28, 2018 – #NationalDrinkBeerDay

  • It’s National Drink Beer Day! Here’s a flashback of our event with the Founder of Samuel Adams. Remember to always drink responsibly!
  • SAVE THE DATE! We are heading back to Fort Hood, TX to run our Executive Program on November 9th! You can RSVP here.
  • Two of our ADU speakers team up on this powerful podcast. Chase Jarvis interviewing Tim Ferriss on Creativity, Simplicity and the Power of Audio.
  • Have you heard of the Shift Fellowship program? Shift is a mission-driven talent development company helping veterans find jobs they love. They use technology to match great people to organizations through immersive fellowship programs leading to high-contrast career shifts.The Military Fellowship is an immersive professional experience that allows service members to develop valuable commercial skills and expose them to amazing opportunities while still serving on active duty.The fellowship complies with DoDI 1322.29, (Job Training, Employment Skills Training, Apprenticeships and Internships).
  • ADU is hitting the road this winter! I always wanted to travel, go to military installations, and interview Veteran Business Owners. It’s happening! For 6 weeks starting in November, I will be on the road. This is where our ask comes in; if you know of any Veteran Entrepreneurs along this route, PLEASE SEND THEM OUR WAY! We would love to get them interviewed on our road trip. Also if you’d like us to bring a mini 90-minute to 3 hour ADU event to your installation or National Guard Unit, let us know!
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September 21, 2018 – Are you getting anything from these emails? Please respond if you’d like to keep getting emails from ADU! 

  • We turned our ADU Academy Larry Broughton Event into a Mission Next Podcast! Listen here.
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  • 13 Things Successful People Do In the First 3 Months of a New Job
  • Have you heard of the Shift Fellowship program? Shift is a mission-driven talent development company helping veterans find jobs they love. They use technology to match great people to organizations through immersive fellowship programs leading to high-contrast career shifts.The Military Fellowship is an immersive professional experience that allows service members to develop valuable commercial skills and expose them to amazing opportunities while still serving on active duty.The fellowship complies with DoDI 1322.29, (Job Training, Employment Skills Training, Apprenticeships and Internships).
  • ADU is hitting the road this winter! I always wanted to travel, go to military installations, and interview Veteran Business Owners. It’s happening! For 6 weeks starting in November, I will be on the road. This is where our ask comes in; if you know of any Veteran Entrepreneurs along this route, PLEASE SEND THEM OUR WAY! We would love to get them interviewed on our road trip. Also if you’d like us to bring a mini 90-minute to 3 hour ADU event to your installation or National Guard Unit, let us know!
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  • Reminder: We are giving you the chance to work with Kristen Ulmer, a former professional extreme skier who retired in 2003 to study and teach about Fear. There are a couple spots left! If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please email Jess so she can set you up with a free code.

 

September 14, 2018 – Would you like to work at the worlds most innovative companies?

  • Have you heard of the Shift Fellowship program? Shift is a mission-driven talent development company helping veterans find jobs they love. They use technology to match great people to organizations through immersive fellowship programs leading to high-contrast career shifts.The Military Fellowship is an immersive professional experience that allows service members to develop valuable commercial skills and expose them to amazing opportunities while still serving on active duty.The fellowship complies with DoDI 1322.29, (Job Training, Employment Skills Training, Apprenticeships and Internships).
  • Our next event in the ADU Academy will be tomorrow!! September 15th from 12pm-1:30pm (PDT) with Delta Force Veteran, Travis Krauss, if you’re in the Vegas area we’d love to have you! (RSVP) If not you can tune into our Facebook to catch the live stream.
  • Thank you Warrior Soul Agoge for featuring us on your podcast! Helping Warriors find their dream Listen here
  • ADU is hitting the road this winter! I always wanted to travel, go to military installations, and interview Veteran Business Owners. It’s happening! For 6 weeks starting in November, I will be on the road. This is where our ask comes in; if you know of any Veteran Entrepreneurs along this route, PLEASE SEND THEM OUR WAY! We would love to get them interviewed on our road trip. Also if you’d like us to bring a mini 90-minute to 3 hour ADU event to your installation or National Guard Unit, let us know!
  • Reminder: We are giving you the chance to work with Kristen Ulmer, a former professional extreme skier who retired in 2003 to study and teach about Fear. There are a couple spots left! If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please email Jess so she can set you up with a free code.

 

 

September 7, 2018 – American Dream U is hitting the road!

  • Reminder: We are giving you the chance to work with Kristen Ulmer, a former professional extreme skier who retired in 2003 to study and teach about Fear. There are a couple spots left! If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity please email Jess so she can set you up with a free code.
  • Our next event in our Academy will be September 15th from 12pm-1:30pm with Delta Force Veteran, Travis Krauss, if you’re in the Vegas area we’d love to have you! If not you can tune into our Facebook to catch the live stream.
  • Google aims to put military veterans back to work with new tools
  • Have you heard? ADU is hitting the road this winter! I always wanted to travel, go to military installations, and interview Veteran Business Owners. It’s happening! For 6 weeks starting in November, I will be on the road. This is where our ask comes in; if you know of any Veteran Entrepreneurs along this route, PLEASE SEND THEM OUR WAY! We would love to get them interviewed on our road trip. Also if you’d like us to bring a mini 90-minute to 3 hour ADU event to your installation or National Guard Unit, let us know!
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August 30, 2018 – What we can learn about fear from the most extreme female athlete on the continent — in any sport.

  • fear– noun – an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
  • We are giving you the chance to work with Kristen Ulmer, a former professional extreme skier who retired in 2003 to study and teach about Fear.
  • She has put together a FEAR course FREE for our tribe!
  • Check out the 24 minute webinar here.
  • If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity PAST the free webinar, please email Jess so she can set you up with a free code. WE have limited spots for the course!

Kristen Ulmer on Megyn Kelly Today

 

 

August 23, 2018 – How many “Summers” do you have left with your kids? 

  • My good friend, and ADU Speaker, Jim Sheils is releasing his all-updated book, “The Family Board Meeting.” If you are a parent, this short – but powerful – book is for you. Get it FREE today —-> HERE In it, Jim shares his elegant and simple strategy to help you: connect more deeply with your children; make each child in your family feel important and unique; feel more open and authentic with your children; increase your happiness at home; and build an enduring family legacy of connection and memories.

I had the opportunity to take my son Joey to Family Board Meetings last summer in Utah.

“It’s rare to have a weekend with just your dad, especially a dad that’s a serial entrepreneur. And it’s also rare to have a weekend with just your dad where a space is created to have so much personal and relationship growth through the conversations and experiences. I’m incredibly grateful to the Family Board Meeting team, for their gifts and their willingness to share it with the world.” – Joey Randazzo

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RIGHT NOW, Jim is offering “The Family Board Meeting” FOR FREE on Amazon. This promotion ends tomorrow!

  • Have you taken our One Question Survey? We’d appreciate your feedback!
  • Why Successful People Don’t Multitask
  • Our next event at our Academy will be on September 15th! Travis Krauss, is a ten plus year combat veteran of the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command, serving in 1st Ranger Battalion and 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta (Delta Force), and owner of Apocalypse Vegas. RSVP

 

August 17, 2018 – A camel showed up at our office today. #NationalNonprofitDay

THANK YOU!

If you didn’t know, it’s #NationalNonprofitDay! We just wanted to take today to say THANK YOU for supporting our mission over the years. Phil started our Nonprofit in 2003, 15 years later, here we are! You can check out the minute video below to hear the history of our program.

We want to continue growing and helping you with YOUR needs, please take this one question survey so we can launch better online courses for you. It’ll take 30 seconds!

Do you shop with Amazon? You should shop and support us with Amazon Smile! We walk you through the EASY process below.

Have a great weekend,

Team ADU

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A camel showed up at our office today. #HumpDayOnAFriday

 

 

August 10, 2018 – New content for you, your battle buddy and your family!

We are in the process of adding brand new online courses for you, your battle buddy and your family!

Please answer this ONE question survey, which only takes 27 seconds, so we can build better progams that will help you accomplish your personal goals!

To see our existing classes, please click here here.

 

August 3, 2018 – These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You’re In

Google has free online courses to increase your VALUE in today’s marketplace and we would like to share them with you! Everything from product design to LinkedIn strategies, we are sure that at lease one of these could help you along in your business endeavors. You can find all of the courses for FREE here.

 

 

July 30, 2018 -15 Years Ago I Had a Thought…..

15 Years ago I had a thought to support our military and veterans the way they support us; selflessly. I created American Dream U and the mission of the foundation created itself, with feedback from people just like you. We’ve had changes along the way but the whole time we have presented free events, support and mentorship focused on the growth and development of military and veteran entrepreneurs.

I have one question for you – where do you need us to support you? Write me back and tell me about your goals. I want to help you achieve them.

 

 

July 20, 2018 – Create An Essential Story

  • We have some exciting news to share! The Monday, July 23rd, The Heroes Journey will be releasing their first ever FREE Virtual Storytelling Course exclusively for Veterans.This course is designed to help you rediscover your voice and story post-military, then craft that story through a series of videos and exercises that you complete at your own pace. This course will teach you how to effectively communicate your story to loved ones, employers, and community in your new role in the civilian world. Keep an eye on your email this Monday to get access to this exclusive course and your FREE signed copy of Mission America: Straight Talk About Military Transition.
  • Two of ADU’s favorite speakers teamed up on one of the world’s most popular podcasts; check out Tim Ferriss and Greg McKeown’s episode here.
  • Have you taken advantage of our CreativeLive partnership? Check out all their classes and gain FREE access by using code ADU100.

 

June 15, 2018 – How to Conquer Your Fears and Take Action

How many times has the fear of what might happen restricted you from taking action on something you wanted to do?

Maybe you wanted to ask for a raise, ask someone on a date, or quit your job to start a company…

In these situations, the mind goes into self-protection mode and turns into an excuse-generating machine:

  • “I might get rejected.”
  • “I might fall behind and not be able to catch up.”
  • “It probably wouldn’t be that great. I should just keep doing what I’m doing.”

Tim Ferriss explains in the video below what he does to conquer fear. Take action now!

 

 

June 8, 2018 – Staff Sergeant to Hotel Mogul – Secrets Shared

Check out our upcoming events!

  • June 16th – (RSVP here) American Dream U Entrepreneur & Financial Academy presents Bob Donnell – In this class he will help you with THE FORMULA to help you create: Purpose – Clarity – Direction – Resolve. For all areas of your life!
  • July 12-13th – (RSVP here) Fort Hood Executive Program – Open to Senior Officers and NCOs! After this TWO-DAY event (you need to commit to both days, as seats are limited), you will: Walk away knowing your “Why” – Have built a functional personal website/online resume – Be given a flash drive with a professional headshot and “intro video” that will be used when contacting potential employers – Have learned interview techniques taught by hiring managers. If you’re not a Senior Officer or NCO please check out our FREE online classes here.
  • August 11th – (RSVP hereAmerican Dream U Entrepreneur & Financial Academy presents Larry BroughtonLarry Broughton is an award-winning entrepreneur and CEO, bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and former Special Forces Operator. As a former US Army Staff Sergeant, serving 8 years on Special Forces A-Teams, Larry has parlayed the lessons learned from his time in service to his country and applied them to the business arena attaining extraordinary success. He is the Founder & CEO of broughtonHOTELS.

Thanks to everyone who came out the opening of our Academy and Coworking Space. If you know any military members or spouses looking for a free place to work in Las Vegas, please send them our way!

www.ADUAcademy.Vegas

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May 25, 2018 – What Does Memorial Day Mean to You?

With deep gratitude for those that served our amazing country and made the ultimate sacrifice. It isn’t a day to mourn but a chance to remember.

via Adventure Combat Ops Special Ops Veterans.

From all of us at American Dream U, have a safe holiday weekend.

 

 

 

 

May 18, 2018 – Awesome Opportunities to Join Amazon’s Team!

“We actively seek leaders who can invent, think big, have a bias for action and deliver results on behalf of our customers. These principles look very familiar to men and women who have served our country in the armed forces, and we find that their experience leading people is invaluable in our fast-paced work environment.” – Jeff Bezos

Amazon Apprenticeships for the Military Community!

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • You’ll be screened and selected by an agency based on eligibility criteria.
  • Then you’ll be interviewed by Amazon.
  • If selected, you’ll receive 8-24 weeks of full-time training in high-demand technical skills, followed by 12 months of paid on-the-job training.
  • As you learn, you will receive 10% compensation increases throughout the 12-month period and industry-recognized certifications.
  • After your 12 months of paid on-the-job training, you’ll be a journeyworker and you’re guaranteed an interview for a full-time Amazon role.

WHO WOULD BE A GOOD MATCH FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP?

  • Military experience in communications, intelligence, cyber-security OR industry-recognized IT certification (i.e. A+, Sec+, Net+).
  • Active military within last 6 months of transition, Guard/Reserve members, and veterans.

Check out more here.

Amazon Helping Veterans Skill Up for Cloud Careers

AWS Educate supports 10,000 United States veterans, transitioning military personnel, and their spouses with access to the cloud resources needed to pursue jobs in high-demand cloud computing space. Info here.

https://www.amazon.jobs/en/military

Warrior Angels Foundation

WAF subsidizes a personalized treatment protocol through the Millennium Health Centers , which pinpoints — and, more importantly, treats — the underlying condition for U.S. Military Service Members and Veterans who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) while in the line of duty. Contributions are entrusted to the Millennium Health Centers to support Veterans who have incurred a TBI in the line of duty. This nonprofit is doing great work! Check out their podcast with Joe Rogan too!

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