Episode 22

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29th Nov 2020

Now to Next with Nick Nanton Feat. Dan Rooney

Lt Col Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor organization, an F-16 Fighter Pilot with 3 combat tours in Iraq, and a PGA Golf Professional… just to name a few things, and he's this episode's "Now to Next" guest. We talk what it takes to become a fighter pilot and the major life lessons it has taught Dan. We'd also be remiss if we didn't talk about the story of the Folds of Honor non-profit organization, what prompted Dan Rooney to create it and how it's grown (and still growing) to help so many military families. Lastly, we dive into Dan's new book, Fly Into the Wind! He shares some of the "life storms" that inspired the book as well as some of the acronyms like "CAVU" and "LOE" that have become his personal code of living. Humble and heartfelt, Dan is an amazing person and someone I've been lucky enough to call a friend, and you'll want to check this episode out!

Timestamps:

  • 1:10: A short bio of Dan's life
  • 2:02: Pro golf and being a fighter pilot
  • 8:01: Dan's two most important life lessons
  • 11:41: Dan discusses the importance of his faith
  • 15:19: The story behind "Folds of Honor"
  • 23:38: "Flying Into the Wind"
  • 28:56: Dan's experience learning from his mistakes
  • 31:26: Where and how to get Dan's book "Fly Into the Wind"
  • 32:04: Dan explains the acronym CAVU
  • 33:46: Dan's "Lines of Effort"
  • 34:48: Volition
  • 38:56: Eliminating Parasitic Decay
  • 42:31: Service Before Self
  • 50:44: Faith Forward
  • 53:37: Go Before You're Ready

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Now to Next with Nick Nanton
On Now to Next, Nick Nanton sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.
Fifteen-time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick learned the art of storytelling through helping his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. On Now to Next, Nick sits down with specialists from all walks of life to discuss what’s happening right now in their prospective field, and where the future lies for a positive tomorrow.