Paul Huszar

Tactical Friday: The Key is to Simplify with Paul Huszar

“When you break it down into those steps, it becomes achievable. What do we do in the military, we break it down, right? We break it down simple steps.” – Paul Huszar

Welcome to this episode of Tactical Friday! In today’s episode, I welcome Paul Huszar back as he tells us the practical steps to take in making the transition to becoming business owners. It goes to show that the values we learned as veterans can be used as an advantage to make the process more feasible.

[00:01 – 00:46] Opening Segment

  • If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over to!
  • For the first part of my interview with Paul, tune in to last Monday’s episode 

[00:47 – 11:42] Call to Action for Transitioning Veterans

  • Action steps to take
  • Consider business ownership or owning stocks.
  • Did you know that 49% of World War 2 veterans became business owners?
  • Developing the business
  • A system in place such as a franchise is ideal.
  • This takes formulating a business plan, at least a month’s worth of profit and loss analysis, and 
  • Assumptions to facts
  • Breaking down into simple steps

[11:43 – 13:23] Closing Segment  

  • Connect with Paul (links below) 
  • Visit his website, Linkedin, and more! 
  • Closing words 

Key Quote: 

“A military leader can translate that [business operating systems] so effectively when it changes the game.” – Zack Knight

Connect with Paul 

Visit his website at Connect with him at Linkedin

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Breaking Barriers towards Irreversible Momentum with Paul Huszar

“So how did we learn how to be an adult based on the cultures, norms, and values of the US military? I’m not trying to make a statement but is distinctly different than the rest of society. I’m not trying to say we’re better because we’re not, we just made different choices, right?” – Paul Huszar

Welcome to another week of Tactical Leader! In today’s episode, we have Paul Huszar as he shares his military journey and his journey to leadership. How our identity is being heavily attached to our uniform as we transition out of the military realm can be a barrier for us on the way to exponential growth in society, but by recognizing our positive values, it is possible to pivot and grasp the life we deserve.

LTC(R) Paul Huszar, CFE, P.E. is the CEO of VetCor, a restoration company focused on creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for veterans, and Team VetCor, a holding company composed of several companies focused on creating business ownership opportunities for veterans and their immediate family members through franchising VetCor. Paul served 23 years on active duty including four combat tours in Iraq, service as the Dean of the U.S. Army Engineer School, and commanding Joint Task Force Eagle in 09-10, a 1,000+ Soldier and Airmen joint task force, operating throughout northern and western Iraq. Paul earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from West Point and graduate certificates in Administration and Management, and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics, along with an M.S.C.E from the University of Washington. Paul is a Certified Franchise Executive and also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.

[00:01 – 04:29] Opening Segment

  • If you have a platform and you want to create content that DELIVERS, go over to!
  • Who is Paul Huszar?
  • Being a West Point graduate and a retired Army officer
  • Growth outside one’s comfort zone

[04:30 – 16:52] Risk Management in a Whole Different Light

  • Starting the leadership journey
  • Being trained in school significantly helps develop one’s leadership capacity.
  • Deployment journey
  • Having great noncommissioned officers along the way shapes one’s character.
  • The process of risk management
  • The components of risk management ensure that controls are in place.
  • Restoration process
  • Realm out of the military
  • Your experiences and credentials can make you ask, “Don’t you know who I am?”.
  • Why this is a struggle
  • Choosing to pay it forward

[16:53 – 33:28] Factors to Shaping Our Identities

  • Identity crisis
  • Establishing your identity within your uniform makes the transition frustrating.
  • Losing your potential
  • Growing apart from the society
  • Not wanting help
  • The definition of being an adult in the US Military is different from the rest of the society.
  • Making a different choice
  • It’s a challenge when your credentials are not recognized.
  • Values of veterans as an advantage
  • We’re learning lessons every day about what we can do better.

[33:29 – 38:35] Closing Segment  

  • The legacy Paul wants to create:
  • Craft the vision and create irreversible momentum.
  • Connect with Paul (links below) 
  • Visit his website, Linkedin, and more! 
  • Join us for Tactical Friday!

Key Quotes: 

“Growth happens outside of your comfort zone.” – Paul Huszar

“We’re greater than adaptability and flexibility attached to creating different aspects of [the] business.” – Zack Knight

Connect with Paul 

Visit his website at Connect with him at Linkedin

About the Host: Zack Knight

Zack sits down with CEO’s and experts to share tactical knowledge of how to become a better leader and create a more effective, safe environment for your team. Zack offers consulting and podcast coaching and runs Knight Protection Services, LLC, a company that helps busy executives build a winning culture through safety and security.

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