Hi this is Pete Blum bringing you another episode of the Veteran Connections Podcast where my mission is to help transitioning Veterans and Veterans already out of the military engage with the business community, and to share the knowledge and tools needed to successfully start a business. The Veteran Connections Podcast brings you experience and advice from fellow Veterans who are business owners and have made the transition from the military and into the business community.

There are Veterans transitioning out of the military every day. Some of them have an idea or a passion that they want to turn into a business. Having the right connections can be the one thing that makes the difference between a success or a failure. In this Veteran Connections Podcast I will be talking to Veteran business owners about what steps they are taking, the hurdles they have ran into, what advice they have for you, and what they hope life will look like a few years from now. With these real life interviews and real life results you can gain the expert knowledge from those that have been there. From your military brothers and sisters.

Today’s guest is very motivated and passionate about what he does. He is an Air Force Veteran and is currently still serving in the Air Force Reserves. His goal in life is to help others heal, grow, and succeed. He is the Founder of Learn & Live and the author of the new book “Leave No Marriage Behind,”. I would like to welcome Daniel Faust.

You can follow Daniel here

Website: http://learn-n-live.us/

LinikedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-faust-6bb8a949/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/survivingtwothriving/

Twitter: @PerspectReflect


It is great to have you on and I will give out a shout to the Vetpreneur Tribe Facebook group where we met. You also on a frequent basis share great advice and encouragement in the group.

So tell me a little bit about what you did in the military.

Transition from the military (easy or hard)

What was it that caused you to start your business?

Tell us about your company’s mission

What were the steps you took to get your business up and running?

Do you feel like your military experience and training helped prepare you to be a Veteran business owner?

What is the key to the success of your business?

What is the one most important thing you have learned since starting your business that you can share with future Veteran business owners?


In this episode with Daniel we heard some great advice you can take advantage of on your own vetrepreneur journey!

  • If you’re going to start a business be sure to find your passion. A good book to help figure that out is Chazown by Craig Groeschel
  • Have perseverance and grit, it can be a long and difficult road with the possibility of failure before you become a great success
  • Make sure your insured and have a LLC
  • Network, network, network! Your network is your net worth


The Veteran Connections Podcast provides advice from Veterans for Veterans. A lot of people like you and me that have been through the military have the same thoughts and a lot of the same questions. We may have even had the exact same struggle. I hope you find some answers as you go on this Veteran Connections journey with me where we will learn, explore, and get answers to your questions.

Another great resource for Veterans wanting to start their own business is the Small Business Administration (SBA)


If you need more information or want assistance implementing one of the things you learned about today you can contact me. I can teach you techniques and strategies to help you connect and network in the business community so you can reach your personal or professional goals. Email me at peteblum@solvability.com and let me know how I can help you!

I hope that you have enjoyed this podcast episode and if you have a burning question that you would like to get answered by an experienced Veteran business owner about starting your own business go ahead and email me. I will be sure to answer it in a future episode!

Thank you for listening!  -Pete