Simple lessons to never give up

Marketing Podcast with Martha McSally

In this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I interview Martha McSally. Martha is a compelling example of overcoming adversity and fear to achieve exceptional performance. Losing her father at age 12 and surviving sexual abuse and assault, she persisted in becoming the first woman in US history to fly a fighter jet in combat and command a fighter squadron in combat. Martha served six times in the Middle East and Afghanistan, flew 325 combat hours in the A-10 fighter jet, and earned the Bronze Star and six air medals. Martha is also a former United States Representative and a former United States Senator from Arizona. She is the author of the book – Dare to Fly: Simple Lessons to Never Give Up.

Key to take away:

Finding the strength to keep going is one of the biggest obstacles in life. It’s something we often forget in the face of challenges, but it’s critical to our success. Every challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow, and only by asserting ourselves can we discover our true potential. America’s first female fighter jet pilot and Arizona Senator, Martha McSally, joins me in this episode on how to clean up the runway of a lifetime: Accept fear, transform doubt, succeed when you’re expected to fail , and soar to great heights.

Questions I ask Martha McSally:

  • [1:59] Can you tell us why the Warthog plane is such a badass plane?
  • [4:05] How do you teach someone how to fly a plane with one seat?
  • [6:17] What drew you to join the Air Force?
  • [8:27] This book contains many stories from your life, but you wouldn’t call it a memoir, would you?
  • [11:03] One of the lessons in the book is don’t ignore the problem. Can you talk a little bit about what that means?
  • [13:44] Can you share your perspective on the wingman?
  • [16:30] Anyone who is the first to do anything is more likely to be discriminated against – could you share what you have learned from your experience of gender discrimination and what you think other people should learn from your story?
  • [20:32] If someone reads your book or hears you speak, what do you think would be a home run that they could take?
  • [21:30] You inspire audiences and your book inspires audiences. Where do you get your inspiration from these days?
  • [22:48] Where can people contact you and get a copy of your book?

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