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Lt. Colonel Brian Slade – Cleared Hot

Lt. Colonel Brian Slade is a distinguished military officer, real estate professional, and newly published author. As a Combat Rescue Helicopter Evaluator Pilot in the U.S. Air Force, he served his country for 25 years, demonstrating exceptional courage and skill. Beyond his military career, Brian ventured into the real estate sector, showcasing his versatility and entrepreneurial spirit.

In today’s episode, Brian and Larry delve into his life’s journey, from his experiences in the military to overcoming potential PTSD. His debut book, “Cleared Hot“, is a compelling non-fiction account of these experiences, filled with wit, humor, and profound insights about resilience.

As a military officer, Brian faced numerous challenges, some of which had the potential to trigger PTSD. However, he believes that while we can’t always control what happens to us, we can certainly control how we react to it. This powerful philosophy is central to his book and informs his approach to overcoming adversity.

In addition to sharing his military experiences, Brian sheds light on his transition to civilian life and his foray into the world of real estate. He emphasizes the importance of adaptability and resilience, valuable traits that have aided him in his varied career.

Furthermore, Brian highlights the critical issue of dealing with PTSD and other forms of trauma. His story is not only inspirational, but it also serves as an educational resource for those grappling with similar experiences.

In conclusion, Lieutenant Colonel Brian Slade demonstrates that resilience, adaptability, and a positive outlook can help us overcome life’s challenges. His story serves as a beacon of hope for those dealing with trauma, reminding us that while we may not control our circumstances, we are in control of our reactions.

Larry’s Takeaways

  1. Embrace resilience in the face of adversity.
  2. Manage trauma effectively.
  3. Maintain positivity and humor.

What You’ll Learn

00:04:15 Experiences as a helicopter pilot.

00:07:32 Transitioning from military to civilian life.

00:12:56 Brian’s journey into the real estate sector.

00:17:18 The making of “Cleared Hot” 

00:23:40 The role of resilience and adaptability in overcoming potential PTSD.

00:26:52 Controlling reactions to uncontrollable circumstances.

00:31:25 Dealing with PTSD and trauma.

00:37:40 The importance of positivity and humor in overcoming life’s challenges.

00:41:30 Managing life changes and the path to personal growth.


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