Nathan Spearing chose to leave U.S. Army Special Operations after nearly 14 years of meritorious service to spend more time with with wife and kids. Life on Target is a no-holds-barred discussion of failures and successes in military service, family, business, and life to give you practical advice and encouragement for hitting the mark each and every day of your life.
Ep. 56 | Cultivating Grit and Passing It On
In this episode Nathan explains how grit and effort matter more than talent. He discusses how his parents cultivated grit in his life, and how this enabled him to excel in the military, business, and in relationships. He also discusses how this applies to parenting and helping others in your community.
Relevant Links Grit by Angela Duckworth Angela Duckworth Ted Talk Cognitive and Noncognitive Predictors of Success Study Sermon “A Man and His Children” - Dr. Ben Merkle (2 Peter 1:16-18) Heroic.us -Personal development made simple, so you can flourish in energy, work, and love. Today.
Ep. 55 | Where we're going!
On the eve of the one year anniversary of the Life on Target podcast, Nathan discusses where we came from, where we’re going, and what to expect in the next year on the podcast. Nathan shares come things he’s personally been convicted about in the last year and what that means for you as the listener. Also, learn more about some exclusive opportunities as Nathan shares a little more about how he plans to help a few fighters on their way to becoming warriors in 2023!
Relevant Links Spearing.co Show Notes Doing the Boring Work vs. Chasing Shiny Objects, The Game w/ Alex Hormozi | Ep 457 Nathan's County Before Country Admonition To Get in Shape (YouTub) Top Episodes of 2022
Ep. 49 | Why Masculine Strength Matters with Dr. Anthony Esolen Ep. 47 | Recovering the Value of a Productive Household with John
Ep. 54 | Things No One Tells You When Leaving the Military or Your Job
In this episode, Nathan offers advice to men experiencing career changes. This is something most men will go through multiple times in their lives. What makes this change so significant for men leaving the military is the “office” and “home” were once so far apart and now they’re not. Separating service members haven’t been given good advice about how to handle the convergence of their worlds and what this will mean for their identity, family, and future job satisfaction. Some fundamental mindset shifts are required. Your family matters most, it’s never been about you, and those still serving wont understand your struggle. You’re no longer in the team room playing the high stakes game of war, but Nathan explains how, if you’re willing to do the work, the best is yet to come!
Relevant Links Show Notes | Spearing.co Jeremy Stalnecker’s Website Mighty Oaks Foundation Programs Mighty Oaks Foundation Recommended Episodes Ep. 50 | True Healing from PTSD and Post-military Life with Jeremy Stalnecker Nathan Spearing talks with Kevin Owens on The Fieldcraft Survival Podcast Ep. 52 | College Lies and Doing the Work to Lead Your Family with Dr. Ben Merkle
School—a Religion You Should Quit with Matt Beaudreau
Matt Beaudreau is a career educator and the founder of Acton Academy Placer and Acton Academy, which has more than 300 locations across the United States. In this episode, Matt shares his journey from classroom teacher to a world-renowned speaker and education innovator. In addition, he discusses why he thinks school is like a religion, the reasons why parents send their kids to “conveyor belt schools,” and how parents can recover their role as the primary educator of their children.
Relevant Links Matt Beaudreau on Instagram Matt’s Email The Essential 11 with Matt Beaudreau Acton Academy Acton Academy Placer Acton Academy Placer on Instagram Apogee Strong Program Website Apogee Strong Program on Instagram Educating Modern Day Heroes Website Raising Dragon Slayers Website High Tech High Recommended Episodes Ep. 52 | College Lies and Doing the Work to Lead Your Family with Dr. Ben Merkle
College Lies and Doing the Work to Lead Your Family with Dr. Ben Merkle
Dr. Ben Merkle is the president of New Saint Andrews College in Moscow Idaho, a private liberal arts college that graduates leaders who shape culture by living faithfully under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. In this episode, Nathan and Dr. Merkle discuss how fathers can take responsibility for their their children’s education, why higher education is a fraud, the reasons why college is so expensive, and how parents can equip their children for the complexity and rigor of the real world.
Relevant Links Show Notes | Spearing.co Dr. Ben Merkle on LinkedIn New Saint Andrews College Christ Church | Moscow, ID Meet Big Ed | New Saint Andrews Logos School | Moscow, ID Books by Rebekah Merkle Title IV Overview Title IX Overview Sandhills Presbyterian Church | Southern Pines, NC Recommended Episodes Wielding Art to Build and Defend True Culture with Arthur Kwon Lee | Life on Target Podcast Interview with Rory Groves: How Family-Centric Are You? | Life on Target Podcast Follow Nathan Instagram
True Healing from PTSD and Post-military Life with Jeremy Stalnecker
Relevant Links Show Notes | Spearing.co Jeremy Stalnecker’s Website Mighty Oaks Foundation Programs Mighty Oaks Foundation March or Die with Jeremy Stalnecker The Situation Report with Chad Robichaux and Jeremy Stalnecker Jeremy Stalnecker on Instagram Jeremy Stalnecker on Twitter Jeremy Stalnecker on Facebook Jeremy Stalnecker on Youtube Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin | Family Research Council David Goggins Never Surrender: A Soldier's Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom, LTG (Ret.) William G. Boykin Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual Mk1-MOD1, Jocko Willink Recommended Episodes Masculine Discipleship and Freedom from Porn with Ray de la Nuez | Life on Target Podcast 099: Jeremy Stalnecker On Resiliency, Courage & Finding Balance | The Fire You Carry Jeremy Stalnecker | Dead Men Walking Podcast 03XX Series Interview: Jeremy Stalnecker, Tony Vivaldi, and Bill Kawczynski Follow Nathan Instagram
How to live the Christian life!
I wish Nate lived in my community. But since that isn’t the case, this will have to do. Would love to grow into the ideal he puts forward.
Practical, Edifying, and Engaging!
Nathan does an exceptional job of communicating biblical manliness in an easily digestible and entertaining way. I always look forward to his new life on target podcasts dropping on my podcast feed. keep up the good work!