Wish I Knew . . .

#45 Levi Watters & Pete Collins - Big 4 Executives / Navy & Brisbane / The "Why" / Take the Opportunity in Front of You

March 29, 2022 Gary Nowak Season 1 Episode 45
Wish I Knew . . .
#45 Levi Watters & Pete Collins - Big 4 Executives / Navy & Brisbane / The "Why" / Take the Opportunity in Front of You
Show Notes

I'm your host Gary Nowak and I've got my first 3 way . . . . Conversation with 2 great friends from Australia Levi Waters and Pete Collins.  This was one of my favorite podcasts to record and I just had the best time with these two "Blokes".

Career Background:
- Normally I walk you through individually, however with this one these guys are very similar in background:

  • They grew up in Brisbane
  • Both joined the Navy for the same reason
  • Both left the Navy for the same reason
  • Both Joined consulting for the same reason

Check out their linked in Profiles

Highlights
- How to choose between which brand of the military you'd like to join
- Middle of the bush or duty free shopping in Singapore
- Don't fight the why
- Military you are given directional intent with not as command and control as you would think
- The plan is the basis for change
- Course you are taking is a pencil line drawn in a chart and can be erased
- The path of least resistance
- Everything they do well in business was learned in the Navy
- What they look for in young people
- Perspective on really ambitious people
- Take the opportunity that is in front of you and trust the process
- The customer is always right, but the client can be wrong
- Don't be afraid to challenge, don't just be a "yes" person
- It takes a team to get things done
- Relationships perspective, don't be afraid to share personal information
- Learning what drives everyone