Never Fly Solo: Life Lessons from a Fighter Pilot


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What can you learn from a claustrophobic fighter pilot who has a major fear of heights?

When I started reading Never Fly Solo, I wasn’t expecting to learn valuable sales, leadership and life lessons. But it turns out that what the Air Force teaches has major applications for us.

Author Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman has 65 combat missions under his belt. In Never Fly Solo, he discusses topics such as fear, integrity, adversity, support and teamwork – all in context of life-threatening situations. 

To give you a sense of what’s in the book, here are the titles of several chapters:

  • Chair Flying: The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in battle
  • Lift vs. Drag: Find what gives you life and jettison the rest
  • Break Right! Giving mission-critical feedback when the missiles are launched
  • Service Before Self: Lend a wing to help others fly
  • New Day, New Jet: Fail with honor and bounce back from adversity

I just bought a copy for my son’s Christmas present, but don’t tell him!

Click here to get your copy at Amazon.

Republished with author's permission from original post.


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