Advice from some old people

I thought this was a pretty good list…

You have any to add? (Note: adding a comment does NOT mean you’re old! lol)

Keep pushing,

Stan R. Mitchell


Stan R. Mitchell, author and prior Marine, is best known for his Nick Woods Marine Sniper series, which has remained in the Top 100 on Amazon for more than three years. The series has also been picked up by for a multi-book audio deal. Additional works include a Western thrillerdetective series, and World War II story. Learn more at

11 thoughts on “Advice from some old people

      1. You are welcome 😊. Your blog is really inspiring and awesome. Please continue blogging and inspire people around you 😊. And If you can please do visit my blog and let me know about it. It would be really helpful 😊. This is the link to my blog


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  1. Sorry, I hit the wrong button before I finished.

    1. Do what you want to do for a career.
    2. Live where your wife wants to live.
    3. Never, ever take financial advice from a pilot.

    enjoy your day!

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    1. No problem! I deleted the half-finished comment for you, and I’ve got to say, that’s a great list!!

      Though I wasn’t aware of number three? Were you referencing a trend/stereotype? Or a person? Or something else? lol


      1. That is a total dig at myself and the industry that I work for. I have never seen more people make a ton of money for doing a relatively easy job. So many of the people I know find some of the most stupid ways to throw their money and retirement away when they start to think they have found the next best thing.

        I know people who lost everything by investing in golf courses, buying boats, houses, airplanes, tour bus companies, expensive cars and every other toy that is out of their pay scale. I know people who invested heavily in tech stocks only to lose every penny. I know guys who day trade, gamble, chase women, and drink heavily all because they think they are smarter than the thousands of other failed pilots.

        I trust 99% of all pilots to be able to land in the most severe weather and hazardous airport in the world. I trust none of them with my money or my wife.

        Love what your doing out there!

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        1. Ah. Now I’m tracking. And honestly, I guess I didn’t really understand that stereotype (even though I’ve watched Top Gun like 15 times, so my stupidity for missing that point!).

          I wonder if a certain kind of personality that allows one to be so cool and calm in a cockpit is also what allows those destructive behaviors outside of it?


    1. Thanks, Dr. Stanley! I’m still throwing some punches, chasing the dream, though I have had tp pick up a day job. So that’ll slow down my production a bit, but I’m getting paid to do what I love, so how could I possibly complain?!


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