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Guard the Guardians

Guard the Guardians with Sean Hansen is a show with the sole purpose of helping active military, veterans, first responders, and their families live better lives whether it's overcoming trauma, managing finances, improving relationships, getting in shape, or anything in between.
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Jul 18, 2017

Guard the Guardians with Sean Hansen is the show with one mission: help active military, veterans, first responders, and their families live better lives. You served us, now let us serve you. Please subscribe and share with your friends and family. You can reach out at:

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 This week we are joined by one of my best friends.  Nick served 20 years in the United States Navy, and started his career in the Special Boat Units (SBU) only to later join the Explosive Ordnance Disposal ranks.  In addition to his deployments in SBU, Nick served 4 combat deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan.  Join us as he shares the wisdom that he gained after so many years and challenging situations.  Specifically, we'll look at:

  • What it's like going into your first combat deployment.
  • Do combatants become superstitious because of the actions that occur in combat.
  • What Ramadi, Iraq was like during one of the worst periods of the IED war.
  • Brotherhood and why we fight.  Does support from back home really matter?
  • How we lose the brotherhood when we put the uniform down.
  • How combat brings combatants to tribal levels and why that's good.
  • The personal development that comes from combat.
  • What role do morals play in combat.
  • How combat depletes your emotional responsiveness.
  • How to keep pushing when you're best friend is killed in action, and you still have to continue combat operations.
  • Tips for the out-process when separating from the military.
  • The struggles of identity and purpose when you put the uniform down.

 

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  • Click here to be taken to the best selling book that Nick references, Tribe by Sebastian Junger.
Jul 11, 2017

Guard the Guardians with Sean Hansen is the show with one mission: help active military, veterans, first responders, and their families live better lives. You served us, now let us serve you. Please subscribe and share with your friends and family. You can reach out at:

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This week we're speaking with Simon Rook, a former US Marine who has been devoting his time to creating a shared living space for those looking for cheaper housing options and a regained sense of camaraderie.  Specifically, we'll be looking at:

  • How enlisting can be a saving grace for many.
  • What the transition from civilian life to preparing for a combat deployment is like.
  • The nostalgia of being pulled over by base security while you're deployed.  Yeah, you can still get a traffic ticket even when you're in a combat zone. 
  • Whether shifting to reserve status makes it easier to transition to civilian life.
  • The stresses that we bring with ourselves when we transition to civilian life and how it can affect our future friendships and jobs.
  • What shared living spaces can offer those in need of camaraderie and to local communities.
  • Why making civilian friends can help transition your mindset and help you better integrate once you take off the uniform.
  • How co-living spaces can be constructed to develop friendships, inspire trust, and increase a person's access to jobs while saving money.
  • The issues that keep veterans from truly reintegrating in a post-service world.

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Jul 4, 2017

Guard the Guardians with Sean Hansen is the show with one mission: help active military, veterans, first responders, and their families live better lives. You served us, now let us serve you. Please subscribe and share with your friends and family. You can reach out at:

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This week Americans celebrate the 4th of July and the independence of the United States of America.  As I look back at the character that was required for the US to become a free-standing country, it forces me to look at my character and the character of those who put themselves in harm's way.

 

Over the last few weeks I've had conversations that have made me think about the unifying theme for this podcast and what the episodes seek to accomplish.  Ultimately, I want you to be able to incorporate what you learn to live a better life.  However, underlying that is the idea that I want you to be resilient.

 

There is no guest today, but I hope that you will join me as I discuss the insights that I've gained from reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson and Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl.  Both books have impacted me and shaped my thoughts on developing greater resilience so that I can be happier tomorrow than I am today.

 

As the US celebrates the 4th of July, I hope that no matter where you are that you get to laugh and be with friends and family.

 

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