Transition with Army Veteran Matt Louis

Matt Louis Veteran on the Move

About this Episode

In this episode, we talk with Matt Louis a former military officer turned author and entrepreneur, on his transition from military life into the corporate world. Matt shares the speed bumps that challenged his career and he leveraged those obstacles to grow a side hustle and a published book.

Key Bullet Points

  • Matt’s plan for transitioning out of the military
  •      What made Matt decide to start a side hustle
  •      Lessons learned from his first side hustle failure
  •      Networking vs Resume: What is more important?
  •      Finding time for your side hustle
  •      Publishing: Do you need an agent for a book? What is the process like?
  •      The most important feature to market your book

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[1:13] Matt’s military experience

[2:25] How Matt prepared to transition out of the military….and what ultimately happened

[5:44] Matt’s decision to never be caught without a plan B

[8:13] What is the key: Networking vs resume?

[8:44] What are the roadblocks to dialing in to your “deep work”?

[14:02] How to get picked up by an agent

Key Resources

Mission Transition: Navigating the Opportunities and Obstacles to Your Post-Military Career

Get in Contact with Matt

Matt Louis is a West Point graduate who served in the First Gulf War and in the Reserves.  He retired as a Colonel.

Matthew J. Louis’s Website

Matthew J. Louis on LinkedIn

Matthew J. Louis on Facebook

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