In this episode, Tom Shipley shares how he transitioned from being an IDF veteran to a successful entrepreneur. Tom shares his inspiring story and offers valuable insights on what it takes to be successful in business and life. He also covered growth mindset, team culture, and setting goals that will inspire you.
What You'll Learn From This Episode:
[01:20] Tom's transition from living in the US to joining IDF in Israel: learning the history of Israel, Zionism, and the country's culture.
[04:32] Tom created a vision to be part of the unit
[05:12] How "h*ll week" in the military training measures the trust of the trainees
[09:02] How Tom was seen as an underdog, being questioned about why he was there when he joined the special forces and how he was able to face that every day
[11:21] How being in the elite force helped Tom build his businesses and success
[13:34] You can either whine or look for, as they call it in the military, the "force multipliers," which refers to things that give you an unfair advantage and how you can find leverage to succeed
[15:24] What are "real risks."
[17:21] Tom and his wife in Boise, Idaho processing the worst-case scenario
[20:28] How Tom was tried and tested in the military
[23:18] What is the consequence of hesitation, and how Tom learn it the hard way
[26:09] How do men get the tenacity that is needed to succeed
[34:34] Tom's wrestling with this for the last year: "I'm living my life, making investments as if my best decade in my life is three decades from now at the same time, I'm living my life like I have only one year to live."
"It's not about the resources you have. It's about resourcefulness."
"I go to businesses to win…And I go all in."
"Hesitation will kill you."
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