MindForce: Mental Fitness & Career Stories!

Pilot Episode - The Why

August 09, 2023 Nathaniel Scheer Season 1 Episode 1
MindForce: Mental Fitness & Career Stories!
Pilot Episode - The Why
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Introduction
Introduction music hand crafted by Jason Gilzene check him out on Spotify GillyThaGOAT

Where it all started

⁃ Born in Chico, CA - Enloe Hospital - Aaron Rodgers - Love my Chico Family! Not much fills me up more than that yellow house with the blue door.

⁃ Biological Father was abusive, had anger issues, had multiple incidents with alcohol

⁃ Welfare, section 8, hand-me-downs, a lot of my toys were hand-made by my grandfathers, and small apartments, and grandparents’ house, raised by them, Mom got her degree while working full time at Meier & Frank.

⁃ Deep bond, mattress manhandled down the stairs to have a place to rest and eat pop-sickles in by our one small TV when tonsils were taken out story.

- It really felt like us against the world....

Scheerious Positivity!

Introduction
Introduction music hand crafted by Jason Gilzene check him out on Spotify GillyThaGOAT (https://open.spotify.com/artist/60LWLaRPIWLUG2agvpKEH7)

Where it all started

⁃ Born in Chico, CA - Enloe Hospital - Aaron Rodgers - Love my Chico Family! Not much fills me up more than that yellow house with the blue door.

⁃ Biological Father was abusive, had anger issues, had multiple incidents with alcohol

⁃ Welfare, section 8, hand-me-downs, a lot of my toys were hand-made by my grandfathers, and small apartments, and grandparents’ house, raised by them, Mom got her degree while working full time at Meier & Frank.

⁃ Deep bond, mattress manhandled down the stairs to have a place to rest and eat pop-sickles in by our one small TV when tonsils were taken out story.

- It really felt like us against the world

 

Growing up

I lived my beginning years around Salem Oregon, including Dallas and Keizer.

Then my mother got remarried when I was in the second grade/eight years old, and we moved to Klamath Falls the last city in Oregon before hitting California. Throughout these years I visited my family in Chico, California, in Northern California each summer. Where we lived until the summer of between seventh and eighth grade when we moved North to Vancouver, Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. I have spent a good deal of my life driving in various directions up and down I-5, I know much of it by memory. I lived in Vancouver until I went off to college at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks for commercial aviation. The first time there I saw plug-ins in the parking lot story. I ran out of money for school and bounced around for a while until I decided to come into the Air Force (something I had vowed to not do for many years). 

 

Work Life

⁃ Trus-Way - 16 yrs old - summer job, sawing and hammering! I told people I built Trusses and Jack which most people did not understand. A Truss is a wooden structure that makes houses pointy, a giant triangle in your attic and the jacks are on the sides, smaller “half” triangles. 

Got the worst sinus infection of my life, jumping into a job without training and mimicking others not wearing proper PPE. My snot ran orange from the mixture of mucus and blood for a few weeks. 

⁃ City of Vancouver - Lifeguard, Head Guard, taught swim lessons – babies/kids, scuba, beachfront pond each summer. Actually, got paid my hourly 8-dollar minimum wage to get certified. 

⁃ Went off to school, UND - fly planes, Fraternity, Majored in Commercial Aviation, Webmaster, swim lessons for adults, ran out money and ability to take out more loans. Minored in Partying, poor decisions.

⁃ Left school – Bounced around, had a few odd jobs - Les Schwab, Honda

 

Air Force Life

I thought I wanted to stay in the aviation department, so I came in guaranteed Air Traffic Control.

⁃ ATC - training was the worst years of my life, I dreaded work, was bullied, eating “challenges”, things were thrown, verbally assaulted, cussed at, threatened, and a lot of improper behavior (favors). The job itself is pretty cool. Just odd work hours. Going to the DMV on a Tuesday in the middle of the day and not having to wait is cool for a little until you can only sleep for four hours a night/day and feel like a walking zombie. Eight-hour shifts in the AC with the best views (if you are a tower) is sweet. 

⁃ CONS - great career field, just feels repetitive, no room for any creativity as the FAR is strict

 

Reasons I love the Air Force

1. I initially crossed - shield people and see the best people can become.

2. Why I stay AF. Much more money out there. I love the people; I am driven by the success of people. Nothing drives me more than hearing someone accomplish something they never thought possible. Or just any personal goal, just outstanding.

3.  Story of flying around the world. Not a story I have shared a lot. Just not another job. We are a family. Not Just something I say.

 

Me

Biggest cheerleader!

1. Love/Marry

2. Have babies, skip babies, adopt a baby

3. School

4. In/out military

5. Learn Manual / Motorcycle

6. TDY

7. Any personal development

In the crowd chanting for whatever your accomplishment is

Always happy, things impact me, I just appear happy

That doesn't mean I don't care

Father - Life is short - personal decision - Stoic Philosopher (focusing on things within my control)

 

Life Moments

I have been through some stuff:

⁃ Lost grandma - suicide

⁃ Lost grandma - “routine” heart surgery

⁃ Lost Grandpa - a pop in his brain

⁃ PT fail (first test ever)

⁃ Divorce

⁃ Re-training (twice)

⁃ Moving around the world, separated from my daughter

⁃ Co-parenting challenges on two opposite fronts

⁃ Death of a parent

⁃ Family that is still learning to live after that loss

 

I find joy in these negative life experiences, even though some of them are awful because I will use them to help others if not, they were for nothing.

 

The purpose of this podcast is to help each other through this crazy thing called life. This podcast will focus on Love, Life, and Learning. These are Scheerious Conversations. 

 

 

Where it all started
Growing up
Work life
Air Force life
Reasons I stay
Life moments