Waking Up From Work

Four Combat Seasons, Failures and Triumphs: Finding Your Way W/ Nick Devlin

August 26, 2019



Today we talk through failure as an entrepreneur and getting back at it over and over again. Nick Devlin is currently a life coach pursuing a role leading entrepreneurs in adventures to challenge their comfort zone in extreme outings. Nick is a 4 combat season Army Ranger 75th regiment vet, MBA graduate of Cornell, father, and husband.


Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what you want to do in life to live intentionally but you know it’s not what your doing currently. Nick talks through testing out what he thought he should lean into and what he didn’t like in order to finally land on what he feels he was meant to do. It’s ok if you don’t know what you want to do but you have to try different things and go for it to know what works and what doesn’t.


In This Episode We Cover

  • Moving frequently
  • Failure and getting back up
  • Taste testing your strengths
  • How does the Army play into your business
  • Finding your way
  • Stop going through the motions
  • Having a child and a marriage to keep in mind
  • Being intentional
  • Challenging questions
  • Facing issues entrepreneurs have in their relationship
  • No job’s are “safe” nothing is guaranteed   
  • Saying it until it manifests itself



“My biggest challenge is control, I say that’s my addiction is control and I was white knuckling life to death.” - Nick Devlin


“It’s incredible what can happen when you ask a question, and it’s a real question and its from the heart. You can change the world.” - Nick Devlin


Your in it, from the outside or what your doing on a daily life isn’t normal. None of it’s normal. But shit get’s normal when you do it everyday and when people don’t check you it’s a problem.” - Host Dave Swillum


Nick Devlin’s Links




IG, Twitter, Youtube



Nick’s Recommended Book

You Are A Badass

by Jen Sincero


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