#63: Get Clear About What You Want to Accomplish with Eric Bakey

Make Your Move with Gene Moran

01-05-2023 • 28 mins

In this podcast episode, US Army veteran Eric Bakey shares his journey from serving in Iraq to leaving the military after six years. Discover how Eric's artistic talents helped him find his dream career once he gained clarity on his goals and aspirations.

SUMMARY

In this podcast episode, we hear from Eric Bakey, who enlisted in the US Army as an engineer right after high school and later served in Ramadi, Iraq. Eric discusses his deployment experience and how it fueled his ambition to join the special forces, though he ultimately did not succeed in that pursuit. At 24, he left the military after six years of service, feeling uncertain about his future.

Struggling to find direction, Eric turned to alcohol as a way to force himself to make a decision about his life. He recounts the transformative moment when a Master Sergeant called him and urged him to sign up for a program called Helmets to Hardhats, which put him on a new career trajectory. After working in the elevator industry, Eric discovered his artistic talents and ventured into online marketing before finally landing his dream job at Boeing as a visual practitioner.

After the interview, Gene shares a valuable business tip on sales communications.




EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

01:55– 07:53 Eric’s US Army career.

07:54 – 22:10 Transitioning and the Helmets to Hardhats program.

22:11 – 26:33 Eric’s artistic abilities leads to his dream career.

26:34 – 28:46 Lessons learned and finding balance.

28:47- 32:00 Gene’s Biz Tip – Sales Communications




YOUR MOVE

  • Get all the resources from this episode at genemoran.com/63

  • Connect with Eric Bakey on LinkedIn here.

  • Connect with Eric Bakey on Instagram here.

  • Visit Eric’s website here.

  • Learn about Helmets to Hardhats here.

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