It’s Veteran’s Day, and if you don’t know Travis Mills, you should. If you do know him, you should get to know him a little better. This weeks conversation will make that possible, assuming you listen to it, which you can accomplish by clicking on this link.
Spoiler Alert – Travis got blown up in Afghanistan back in 2012, and in the aftermath, became the rarest of things – a quadruple amputee who simply refused to die. He did not, however, merely survive his injuries. He overcame them, and got on with living a rich and productive life. His foundation in Maine is doing great work, and so far raised over $40 million to help wounded veterans and their families. I’ve been there, and it’s terrific. His new book is called Bounce Back, which he has obviously done, time and time again. Read it, but be warned – your troubles will feel very small, and you will be robbed of any capacity to feel sorry for yourself or make excuses for why you’re unhappy or dissatisfied or somehow unfulfilled by the life you’ve been given.
As a rule, I’m somewhat skeptical of self-help books, and the qualifications of those who write them. This one is different. Travis Mills has been there and done that, and that’s good news for anyone who wants to recalibrate their own lives today. Check it out, and if you know a veteran, tell them “thanks.”