On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Ricardo Perez – Military Veteran, Entrepreneur and Aspiring Author
@cavnessHR across social media
@jasoncavnessHR across social media
We talk about the following
His fascination with plants.
Doing things that don’t scale.
Being comfortable with being uncomfortable.
Ricardo grew up in a small town called Freer in South Texas, practically raised himself, barely graduated high school in 2004, and ultimately joined the Army in 2006. He served as an infantryman in a brand-new unit on Fort Lewis here in Washington, the Brigade 2nd Infantry Division, and was one of the first privates in the brigade. The unit deployed in 2009 as the first Stryker brigade to Afghanistan, and upon return, the unit deactivated.
Ricardo voluntarily withdrew from a medical discharge and ETS’d in October 2010. Using his GI Bill benefits, Ricardo graduated from Texas A&M University Kingsville in 2016 with his degrees in chemical engineering and chemistry and moved back here to Washington State not long after graduating. From there, things in his life took a twist, and now, he’s a recent graduate of The University of Washington’s Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program offered by Foster Business School.
Ricardo’s Social Media
Ricardo’s Twitter: @therealchemja
Ricardo’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002919020741
Ricardo’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rperez36/
One more thing with the entrepreneurship part that you were asking about, I say it's really important to be fearless. Number one, you have to get uncomfortable. That was one thing that army taught me. The army makes you uncomfortable in many different ways and you grow as a result of it. You grow as a person, you grow as a soldier. You grow as a leader, get uncomfortable. It's going to help you grow and get to school.
Whether you can afford to pay for classes and actually get a degree. If you can’t, there are a billion YouTube videos from Ivy League schools about business and everything you could ever want to learn. I highly recommend when Coronavirus is all over, go to your actual local universities and go to their business departments and just start talking to people.
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