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Episode 8

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Published on:

2nd Oct 2019

3:01am

Guide On Bearer | Double Epic 8 | SRVD# 2112-795 ?!?! | NOT a Grumpy Sergeant, what???

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* Note: Mature Audience*

Double Epic Episode 8

Helpful Grumpy Sergeant explores Veteran Canteen Services [www.shopvcs.com]

Mentor Minute of the Week:

"Challenge others to be the leader that they needed or that person they needed at a tough point in their life..."

SRVD Mission Brief:

- Not being broken down, instead being built up for something better

-O/H/I/O : Ohio National Guard "Shout OUT!"

-Raf and Ashley discuss GUARD Life

-Life challenges in the most unfortunate and concentrated mix

- M4 issued/ Weapon 68 : My BIRTHDAY present from Uncle Sam!

"TURN ROCK BOTTOM into a TRAMPOLINE!"

"My Pride was my DOWNFALL"


MOST IMPORTANT THOUGHT OF EPISODE 8:

"Because ALL too often, it's really HARD to DEFEAT an ENEMY with an outpost in your HEAD!!!"

Leaving to Living Debrief:

"We ALL can wake up everyday and make a difference!!!"

Ms. Veteran America -- Soooo Awesome, check it out!!!

https://www.msveteranamerica.org

#HERSTORY

Charity that Ms. Veteran America supports:

https://www.finalsaluteinc.org/Home.html


Connect with Ashley on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram - search for Ashley M. Gorbulja-Maldonado


"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Raf "Servo/9414"

https://www.srvd.vet

Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745




Episode 7

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Published on:

25th Sep 2019

2:00am

'SERVO' is your new NAME | To Be OF Service & Not just IN Service

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SRVD's WHY: Epic Episode 7

Not just to be in Service, but to be OF Service

Raf is given a new name: SERVO

"Servo" comes from the Latin verb “servare” meaning to serve.

“Servo” is the first person singular which means “I serve.” As it is, the present tense of “servare” is:

servo =I serve.

servas = you serve (singular).

servat = he /she serves.

servamus =we serve.

servatis = you serve (plural).

servant =they serve.

Etymologically, some English words which come from Latin are: serve; service; servant; servitude; server; servile; servitor; and servility.

(Jaigobin Shivcharran, Ph.D. Secondary and Tertiary Education & Linguistics, Summit University of Louisiana (1998), https://www.quora.com/What-does-servo-mean-in-Latin)

"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Servo 9414

https://www.srvd.vet

Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745

Episode 6

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Published on:

18th Sep 2019

4:00am

SRVD Legacy Non-Profit Organization : the Check 6 Foundation with Founder, Rob Balzano

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Amazing show, Episode 6, with Rob Balzano (SRVD Radio Episode 3), Founder of the Check 6 Foundation.

Raf and Balz discuss the origins of the organization, dive deep into its mission and the tremendous impact that this SRVD Legacy non-profit partner has had on Raf and others.

As discussed in the episode (29:00) | A campaign to help out a family in need! Please consider giving with tremendous love and support:

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/check6jolley

Check 6 Foundation website: www.check6.org

The Six Pillars of the Check 6 organization:

-Aid

-Assist

-Hope

-Experience

-Purpose

-Inspire


"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Raf

https://www.srvd.vet


Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745



Episode 5

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Published on:

15th Sep 2019

10:15pm

The Missing Episode | Where was my Hump Day boost?

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This is the short version, of the missing 'Episode 5' story; where your host, Raf, fell short and did not deliver on the Hump Day boost he promised, in part because of a lack of planning as it turned out to be Sept 11 on this past Wednesday's scheduled release... in this version of episode 5, Raf shares the challenge of getting the original episode 5 out and how he totally missed the goal line.

In keeping things Real - as was also promised, this quick 10 min episode explains what happened! It brings to light that LIFE isn't always perfect; but recovery is always available.

Lessons Learned captured and discussed; a recent discovery that staying awake to your own episode is critical in this thing called 'creating content'...this is Real LIFE and why SRVD Radio exists!

"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Raf

https://www.srvd.vet


Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745


Episode 4

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Published on:

4th Sep 2019

4:00am

SRVD RADIO '11 years of wisdom | The "D" is for Dependents!'

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In this 4th episode of SRVD Radio:

- Volunteerism

- 11 Year Old wisdom

- We celebrate the "D" in SRVD - Dependents; our Spouses and Children because they HAVE served!

- A real deal Grumpy Sergeant - First one ever!!!

- "Shablanc" is introduced ;)

Episode 3

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Published on:

28th Aug 2019

4:00am

SRVD RADIO 'Decisions | Planning | Focused Vision'

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Well, it is ALWAYS an adventure with Raf and SRVD...the very first SRVD Radio show with a co-host.

Who is it?

Well listen in and FIND OUT! :)

- In our first SRVD Radio Mentor Minute of the Week, we chat about the importance of Decisions.

- Then in the SRVD Mission Brief we ponder this:

"Does LUCK exist?"

We also discuss these scary words: Transition and Planning

- We wrap up with the SRVD Leaving to Living Debrief -- we explore a key component BEFORE planning happens: Vision


"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!" - Raf

https://www.srvd.vet


Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745



Episode 2

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Published on:

21st Aug 2019

1:00am

SRVD RADIO 'The first bits and pieces of the SRVD story'

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I thought recording Episode 1 and launching SRVD Radio was going to be tough...Episode 2 of SRVD Radio proved to be a lot more difficult than I thought it would be - I had to go back to a place that I worked so hard to leave and truth be told, would have hoped that I never returned to...

For SRVD and SRVD Radio to create impact as I envision, I have to go back to the days before I hit that 'Brickwall'...

Episode 2 is the game-changing episode to help those who feel lost and alone in a dark valley. It is why SRVD and SRVD Radio exist - we are ONE because we are SRVD!

- Diving straight into the very difficult and heavy topic of Mental Health and Wellness as we explore the story of SRVD.

- Know that you are never ALONE... you have SRVD Brothers and Sisters everywhere, ready to help. If you cannot find someone or if you simply don't want to -- it's Okay!

Take a moment to realize that you have a tremendous resource here: in SRVD and your SRVD community. 

   - Grab your earphones

   - Listen to Episodes 1 and 2

   - Know that you are NEVER ALONE

   - Listen to other episodes available to you through the SRVD Radio Library

   - Dig deep and when you are ready: allow your SRVD family to help you...

   - We are together in this... Onward!!!

"I'll see you on the line..."

- Raf.

Send me a message at : raf@srvd.vet  

Write me at: SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745

Episode 1

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Published on:

14th Aug 2019

1:00am

SRVD RADIO 'The 22nd Season (?), trapped in Perfectionism and going from Leaving to Living'

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In this very FIRST episode of SRVD Radio:

Introducing your host, Raf and sharing the nuts and bolts of SRVD Radio; a brief chat of SRVD's genesis, overall ideas for SRVD Radio and a brief intro into 'Leaving to Living'.

The episode then dives into understanding the reasons for developing SRVD, SRVD Radio and how 'Leaving to Living' was created.

Exploring the three phases of SVRD's 'Leaving to Living' program:

-    PHASE 1: Transition

-    PHASE 2: Identity Crisis

-    PHASE 3: Nostalgia / Legacy

with a quick deep dive into SRVD's GetOneGiveOne campaign - an exclusive two sticker campaign that dovetails into the 'Leaving to Living' vision.

Sharing the four planned SRVD Radio segments:

- The Grumpy Sergeant - Gentle reminders from a retired Master Sergeant

- The Mentor Minute of the Week - Game changing 'level-ups' in small doses

- The SRVD Mission Brief - The main event, the meat and potatoes, the purpose of this idea

- The Leaving to Living Debrief - Actionable items, Leadership tid-bits; now, go 'BE' about it and go 'DO'

Wrapping up the show with a Special Thanks to Mark Asquith (www.markasquith.com) and a very special 'THANK YOU' dedication to my Wife, Mindy.

I finish the show by introducing my 'end of show' tag line, BUT I mess it up and get it wrong... full circle in breaking through my chase for perfection - I leave the recording alone and roll with it!

As a challenge to myself... this show was completely recorded with only one take, recorded live here in Maryland (USA) with no post-production fixing or effects and published with all its imperfections...taking my own advice and giving myself some GRACE!

"I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!"

https://www.srvd.vet

Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745

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Published on:

13th Aug 2019

4:45am

SRVD RADIO 'John Lee Dumas | Entrepreneurs on Fire Promo | eofire.com'

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John Lee Dumas of the 'Entrepreneurs on Fire' podcast promotes SRVD and SRVD Radio. JLD is a U.S. Military Veteran that is excited about Raf's vision for SRVD.

JLD has been instrumental in SRVD Radio's development and roll out. A very special "Thanks" to John and Kate for assisting in the journey!

:)

Check out JLD at https://www.eofire.com or on your favorite podcast app!

Prepare to IGNITE! Onward!!!

trailer

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Published on:

7th Aug 2019

8:00am

What is SRVD Radio?

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This SRVD Radio Trailer is a two minute preview of "What to expect from SRVD Radio".

Share SRVD and SRVD Radio with any Servicemember, Responder, Veteran or Dependent that you know.

Helping in working through 'Leaving to Living' and growing the SRVD community with the GetOne-GiveOne sticker campaign.

Send me a request via email or snail mail to get your two FREE stickers!

I appreciate you taking the time, thank you for your support and for joining me on this journey!

I'll see you on the line...Onward!!!

Raf - Founder, SRVD

https://www.srvd.vet

Drop me a line via email or snail-mail at:

raf@srvd.vet

SRVD | 145 Fleet Street | #256 | National Harbor | MD | 20745

Show artwork for SRVD Radio

About the Podcast

SRVD Radio
Helping in working through 'Leaving to Living' and growing the SRVD community with the GetOneGiveOne sticker campaign.
"SRVD" is simply the word "SERVED". This SRVD journey started exactly 4 years ago -- you see around this time period in 2015, I had achieved my goal of reaching 20 years of Honorable Military Service. I was ready to start my 'normal-civilian-life' -- what I didn't know was that the biggest challenge of my entire life was just brewing and in a few short months... I was going to become, "That GUY"--lost in the dark valley of my mind without a plan...