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About this Episode
In this episode, we talk with Pete Turner about counterintelligence, the struggles to building a career after transitioning out of the military, and the realities of launching your own profitable business from scratch.
Key Bullet Points
    Life in counterintelligence: What it’s like to be a spy?
    Finding a good job after your military service
    Building your own business from scratch
    Scaling your business from side hustle to main business muscle
    Monetizing your business
Key Milestones of the Episode
[1:14] Pete’s time in the military
 [3:00] The problem of getting hired...especially as a veteran
 [11:15] Pete’s dive and career pivot into podcasting
 [13:25] The mental struggles of transition
 [18:50] Growing a profitable business with your audience
 [21:30] The struggle of being a solopreneur
 [32:11} What advice would you give other athletes about transitioning out of the military
Key Resources
“Break it Down” Show 
Other Resources
Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America and The New Face of American War 
Rudy Reyes
Small Business Administration
Key Quotes
“My transition story, like a lot of them, is really rough.”
“I went from having the commander’s ear...to carrying couches.”
“My network was all warlords.”
“What made me a great handyman was that I was great with the customers.”
 “I became the #1 Taskrabbit in ...all of the San Francisco Bay area.”
 “I went from being extremely relevant...to being completely useless.”
 “Everyday, I felt impending doom was over my head.”
 “There’s a lot of ways to monetize. It’s just how do you pay the bills?“
Get in Contact with Pete Turner
Pete Turner is a former military counterintelligence spy who now works as a podcast consultant, co-host, security analyst, and executive producer of the Break it Down Show and several other podcasts. He is the co-founder and executive producer of Lion Rock Productions. 
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