Military Podcast

James Van Prooyen, Veteran on tte Move

About this Episode

Today we are honored to host James Van Prooyen on the show. James served in the Air Force for 20 years in tactical communications and computer systems.  Entrepreneurship was in the family as James was growing up and was always something he wanted to pursue. James focused on his military career until he retired and then transitioned into business eventually becoming a military podcaster.   

 Key Points of Discussion

  •     Introduction of James Van Prooyen
  •     James’ journey after serving in the Air Force
  •     Being around Business Owners
  •     Starting a Podcast
  •     Relationships and Network
  •     Taking risks
  •     Making a difference and solving problems

Key Milestones of this Episode

[01:30] Getting to know about James

[03:10] Transitioning out of the Air Force

[06:33] Volunteering in Podfest

[13:03] How James started his own podcast

[17:00] Building Relationships

[23:30] Marketing with Podcasting

[25:45] Are you unemployable?

[28:45] Advice

Key Quotes by James Van Prooyen

  1. “Someday I want to be like these people that I am around.”
  2. “I learned over time from one on one conversations and stories and the podcast I started listening to about business.”
  3. “That’s where I started to think about what I care about myself if I wanted to start a podcast myself.”
  4.  “Just the relationships alone are worth it to me.”
  5. “I wanted to create a long term lifestyle that was on my own terms.”

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About Our Guest James Van Prooyen

James Van Prooyen has an IT background from a twenty-year career in the Air Force. He is the cofounder of the Military Podcast Network. James is the host of the Veterans In Business Show and cohost of the Ragnar Life Podcast. He is also a Bunker Labs chapter city leader in San Francisco.

To hear more about James’s success, download this episode now.

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Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 250 episodes. Our listeners have the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane . The podcast features people, programs and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship.  As a result, Veteran On the Move has over 1,000,000 verified downloads through Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, iTunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.




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