On today’s show, we have Byron Chen. Byron was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and grew up in Edison, New Jersey. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. His six years of active duty included a deployment to Iraq, multiple company commands, and a tour at the prestigious Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.

After leaving the military, Byron drew on his lessons in management, team building, and problem-solving in high-pressure environments to consult with entrepreneurs on business development, marketing, and sales. He also helps companies with recruiting talented veterans to their workforce. He is actively involved in supporting veteran causes and provides resources to service members on his blog, SuccessVets.com, with articles, videos, and podcasts.

Today we talk about Byron’s new book Barracks to Boardrooms and dive into the events that led up to him writing his book, taking the entrepreneurial leap by quitting his job to travel and start his new ventures.

Barracks to Boardrooms is available on Amazon now and we dig into some great advice from the book on salary negotiations, how and when is the right time to approach your employer, and what not to do as well.

Resources from Today’s Show

Some more you will hear in the show:

  • People lose out on thousands of dollars every year because they didn’t negotiate.
  • Don’t be so busy you miss out on what is really important
  • Not everything you do has to have a monetary value attached to it
  • Salary negotiation is a long-term game
  • Always be on the lookout for opportunities
  • You can learn the skills, strategies, and scripts to negotiate your salary