Part 1 of “My time in the Corps.”

Hey, guys!

Here’s Part 1 of “My time in the Corps.” It’s a series I’ve been wanting to do for a while, so here’s the first episode.

I’m hoping these prove to be some quick stories that are enjoyable, and which provide some lessons for both the Marine Corps and life in general. (At the end of each one, I’ll share some lessons I learned from the event.)

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The happy secret to better work

Hey guys!

Hope everyone is doing well!

I wanted to share this pretty incredible video I came across, called “The happy secret to better work.”

Let’s just say it makes a few brilliant points, and I certainly took some notes from it.

Hope it helps propel you forward in your life, as well!

Keep the faith,

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 thriller, detective series, and World War II story.

Could this be the most motivating Marine Corps speech of all time?

Nearly one year ago, I intended to post this speech by Gen. Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis.

But in the stress and worry of closing our business and trying to find employment, I somehow saved the link as a “draft blog post” and never finished writing it.

I crossed its path today and re-reading one year later, the speech touched me as strongly — or stronger — than it did when I first read it.

And even if you’re not a Marine, you can learn some serious lessons from this speech. ESPECIALLY in regards to humility.

Without further delay, here’s the speech: Gen. “Mad Dog” Mattis just gave what may be the most motivating speech of all time.

Semper Fidelis,

Stan R. Mitchell


New front page graphic 2Stan R. Mitchell is the author of nine, fast-paced novels. He’s sold more than 70,000 books and writes military action and mystery genre, mostly. He’s also a prior infantry Marine, who LOVES writing!!

If you’re looking for an independent artist to support, look no further. You’ll love Mitchell’s books. Click the link at right to check out his books.