Simple Lessons to Never Give Up

Marketing Podcast with Martha McSally

In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Martha McSally. martha It is a compelling example of overcoming adversity and fear to achieve extraordinary achievements. Having lost her father at the age of 12 and surviving sexual harassment and assault, she persevered to become the first woman in U.S. history to fly a warplane and command a fighter squadron in combat. Martha was deployed to the Middle East and Afghanistan six times, flew 325 hours in an A-10 attack aircraft, earned a Bronze Star and six air medals. Martha is also a former United States Representative and a former United States Senator from Arizona. The author of that book – Dare to Fly: Simple Lessons on Never Give Up.

Key Takeaway:

Finding the strength to go on is one of life’s biggest hurdles. This is something we often forget in the face of difficulties, but it is crucial to our success. Every challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow, and only by pushing can we discover our true potential. America’s first female fighter jet pilot and Arizona Senator Martha McSally joins me in this episode to talk about how to clear the runway of your life: embrace fear, transform doubt, succeed when you’re expected to fail, and fly high.

Questions I asked Martha McSally:

  • [1:59] Can you tell me why the Warthog plane is such a troublesome plane?
  • [4:05] How do you teach someone how to fly a one-man plane?
  • [6:17] What prompted you to join the Air Force?
  • [8:27] There are many stories from your life in this book, but you wouldn’t call it a memory, would you?
  • [11:03] One of the lessons in the book is this: Don’t pass by the problem. Can you talk a little bit about what this means?
  • [13:44] Can you tell us about your perspective on the wingman?
  • [16:30] Anyone who is the first to do anything and is often discriminated against – can you talk about what you learned from your experience with gender discrimination and what you want other people to learn from your story?
  • [20:32] If someone reads your book or hears you speak, what would be a number for them to take away?
  • [21:30] You inspire viewers and your book inspires viewers. Where do you get your inspiration from these days?
  • [22:48] Where can people connect with you and get a copy of your book?

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