It's Women's History Month and I felt like it was the perfect time to share some military spouses in history, and not-so-historic, influential leaders who were women before their time. That's why episode 110 of the Moments with an MEO podcast is all about historical and influential military spouses.
We discussed influential leaders such as RBG, Martha Washington, Julie Cash, and more!
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She was married to her boyfriend, Martin Ginsburg, shortly after college, and she actually moved to Fort Sill with her husband in 1954, when he was drafted into the army, pretty crazy. He served for two years. And then he continued his education in law. And believe it or not the first time that Justice Ginsburg argued before the Supreme Court was on behalf of a female service member who wanted military spouse protections for her husband.
Hello, hello, and welcome to another solo episode. I'll be honest, I've been having so much fun interviewing guests that these soulless odes kind of took a backseat. But I'm excited to be back. Today we're talking about historical and highly influential military spouses. And I'm excited because this month is Women's History Month. So I felt like it was an appropriate time to do this with you. Now, before we jump into the historical and influential military spouses I have for you today, I just want to take a second and update you guys. Because I promised I would. First of all, I'm writing a book. I know I'm so excited. But I've really, truly been chasing this idea of what the heck is success in the military, spouse and entrepreneurial world for over two years. And I felt like it was finally time to document my findings. So if you want to participate, that's right, I want you in my book, I want you to participate by clicking the link in our show notes that will direct you to a 10 question survey. That's right, just 10 questions. And this can be anonymous, or you can include your name. And if you include your name, then if I pull any quotes from what you've written for my book, then I will of course, give you credit. And if it's anonymous, then I will just say it's an anonymous person from our community. So but if you want to participate, and I would love it, if you would, please click on the link in the show notes today, because that is the link, you're going to want to click on, if you want to be part of my book. And I would love it, if you were part of my book. I would also love it. If you shared that link with other entrepreneurs, I would love it so much. My goal for this survey is to hit 200 people to participate in this survey. So please, if you would like to participate, if you'd like to be part of my book about success, then please click that link and answer those questions for me. All right, so that's number one. Number two, is that the retreat in July is happening in Seattle, Washington. I am so excited because that's where the first and the famous Starbucks's, we're going to be able to deep dive in a secluded Airbnb in Seattle, Washington for multiple days of just training and networking, connecting, building lasting relationships that you wouldn't even be able to cultivate on your own in months. I mean, the connections that I made with the first Mao retreaters was insane. And so if you want to participate in the Mao retreat, there's a link for that in the show notes as well. So if you want to participate, there is a link to apply. Now, I will tell you, I recently made this public. And though I haven't talked about it a lot, we've already accepted three people, which means there's only two spots left. Now I look at every part of your application to make sure that we have the perfect group. If you're interested. All you need to know all of the details, everything that's included, it's all there. It's only 1650 per person. Now, I will tell you, I went to go sign up for another retreat hosted by somebody else. That was two days shorter than mine. It was double this cost. You guys, when I say I am extremely reasonable and lenient with my prices, I
totally mean it. It's only 1650 per person. There's no tax on that. This is just what it costs in order to, you know, create the space and provide the trainings and all of the food. I will also say that the average Emil retriever from the first one spent less than $50 Once they arrived in Phoenix, which means that this is the cost like there's no hidden like once you get here I'm going to try to like none of that. So it's 1650 there is a payment plan option. So if you need that, that is totally doable. If you're interested, please check out the link in the show notes for that as well, because of everything going on, and if you're on Instagram, you probably saw my eight minute live. And if not, I'll post a link in the show notes for that as well. But because of everything going on, there's a lot of pressure, there's a lot of unknowns. And there's a lot of uncertainty in our space and in our community. And because of that, I never want the cost of good coaching to come between your success or your ability to move forward in your business. And so because of that, all of my virtual services now through June are 50%. Off, that means a one on one session with me is only $75. Like I said, like my prices are extremely reasonable to begin with. But on top of this discount, there's no reason why you can't get valuable coaching. And I just want to express that from the bottom of my heart. while also trying to run through these updates quickly and get to the juicy part of our podcast episode today. I just truly want you to succeed. I did not get into this for the financial gain. That just happened and it allowed me to do more and to help more people. I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that if you have been on the fence about coaching, if you have held off on coaching, because you've been scared of the cost, I want you to know from the bottom of my heart that I do not want that for you. If you need a payment plan for this $75 session fee, we can do that. If you need more resources, reach out to me, please reach out to me new Altitude's firstname.lastname@example.org, I would be more than happy to help you figure out a way to make this work. Okay, so 50% off all virtual services. So when it comes to a one on one session, if you want that $75 one on one session, all you got to do is email me or DM me on Instagram reached out to me in some way. If you want a course, or if you want to be part of the group coaching program, the MCS, the MO cash squad, which opens up in just a week. So seriously, if you are interested in any virtual service, use the code together 50 at checkout, if it's something on my website, and if it's not just reach out to me, and everybody gets that no matter what. Okay, the last update, before we move on is the mem cache squad. The mem cache squad is now open for enrollment. So if you are interested in a three month long program, where you get open coaching, open office hours to ask me anything. If you want to work on your business and have somebody there each week, looking over what you're doing not only for accountability, but to help you be stronger, to help you succeed even more to help keep you in the know and in the what you need to do. If you want weekly trainings, if you want a community of military spouse entrepreneurs who understand what you're going through, and who want to help you get there too,
then this is the group program for you. Now, typically, this program is $450 for three months, and yes, there is a payment plan option. However, because of that together 50 50% off our virtual services. It's only 25 for three months. Now, I will tell you, I am in a group coaching program right now. And it's $1,000 a month. Okay, so it's all about how much you put in there. But I've made sure that my prices are highly reasonable for our lifestyle. This is not $1,000 program, this is not a hidden fees here and there. This is every single week you get a training and every single week, you get open coaching. On top of that you get community and you get accountability. And you get a free one on one session with me at any point in your three months, which is a really, really high value. This program is actually over $1,500 in value, and you get it for 225 If you sign up for this quarter, so if you're interested in that, please reach out you can find more at another link in the show notes. Alright, let's get to our historical influential military spouses and some people you may not even know we're military spouses. All right. Did you know that Ruth Bader Ginsburg RBG was a military spouse? It's true. She became notorious Lee RBG write both before she was a Supreme Court justice. before she was even a lawyer. She was actually a military spouse. She was married to her boyfriend, Martin Ginsburg, shortly after college, and she actually moved to Fort Sill with her husband in 1954 when he was drafted into the army, pretty crazy. He served for two years and then he continued his education in law. And believe it or not the first time that Justice Ginsburg argued before the Supreme Court was on behalf of a female service member who wanted military spouse protections for her husband. Pretty cool, right? All right, another military spouse that you probably didn't know as a military spouse is John Oliver. He's a British comedian who found his way into mainstream American culture with his appearances on The Daily Show in the mid 2000s. But now he actually has his own HBO news slash comedy show called Last Week Tonight. During his time on The Daily Show, he had a chance in counter with like a medic, and that turned into a military romance which is pretty cool. Oliver's wife Kate is an oh i f veteran and an advocate for veterans but she left the military in 2008. If you are a millennial, you will probably recognize this name. Her name is Anna Chlumsky. She is a child star in the hit movie My girl and she also plays Amy Bruckheimer on the television series, Veep. And Chlumsky is a celebrated actress who credits span the big and the small screens in the stage. Her husband Sean and her met when they were both in college at the University of Chicago. He later enlisted in the Army Reserve and deployed to Afghanistan while they were dating. So this one you probably already know Martha Washington. She was born in 1731 and died in 1802. And she is the First Lady of the United States. Her husband, President George Washington, was president from 1789 to 1797. Now, Martha would come to camp at her husband's request to provide comfort and even help to manage the camp during the Revolutionary War, when President Washington was in service, so Martha oversaw social events, she nursed six soldiers, acted as a liaison between her husband and other officials and encourage troops even though the chance of victory looked very bleak. Martha set a precedent for spouses in war through her reliance and strength and willingness to give up so much for their spouses. Now in the Civil War, we had Julia grant, Julia Grant was married to Ulysses Grant, who was a general for the Union army. Although her immediate family supported the Confederacy, she felt her role was to support her husband. She played a key role in the Civil War by providing him a constant flow of support. Because of her ability to manage her family and finances, he could stay focused on the war. Later, she made an impact as the First Lady when her husband became the President of the United States. The next woman I want to highlight is Julia, but she goes by Julie Compton more. She was a military spouse during the Vietnam War. And so if you've seen we are soldiers, you know that Julia Moore was the wife of Lieutenant General Howe more. When the battle went terribly wrong, she took it upon herself to notify her fellow military wives of the news. The army didn't have a system in place and would send telegrams via taxi cab drivers. Her efforts and complaints led to the US Army setting up a survivor support network and even created a casualty notification team consisting of uniformed officers that are still in use today. She created that how cool is that? All right, this next one you've probably heard of, but I don't know if you know that she's a military spouse. So one of the most famous musical Duo's in country western world was June and Johnny Cash. She was famous in her own right before marrying the man in black, because she grew up as part of the theme Carter family and played the guitar, banjo harmonica and autoharp, whatever the heck that is, and acted in numerous films and television shows. over her career, she would go on to win five Grammy Awards, and be inducted into the Christian music hall of fame. While touring with the Carter family. She met musician Johnny Cash and the two would eventually be married 13 years after their first introduction, she accompanied cash on many performances and hit songs and actually wrote the song ring of fire in 1960. Pretty cool, right? So when Joon married Johnny Cash in 1968, his military career was long behind him. Although it remained arguably inseparable from his music legacy, cash could only afford his first guitar once receiving military pay. He purchased his first guitar at the base exchange while stationed in Germany, and formed his first band while in the Air Force. Taya Kyle is someone who, honestly I've pitched to her. I really hope I get her on the podcast. But she's an example of a military spouse whose husband Life and Death undeniably changed the direction of her own life. She's the widow of Chris Kyle Aseel, known as the most lethal military sniper in US history. And she offers a unique perspective on life after the service for military members, as her husband was not killed in the countless life threatening missions of his career, but at a gun range in Texas in 2013, while helping a young, troubled veteran today she is a top advocate spokesperson and well known public figure representing veterans, families, widows and survivors. She also founded the Chris Kyle frog Foundation in honor of her husband, with the mission of connecting military families and veterans and providing interactive experiences to enrich family relationships. Alright, I've got one more influential and historical Milko for you and that is Priscilla Presley. Although her very famous future husband's military career was a brief two years long, it was because of his deployment to Germany with the US Army that brought the two together in the first meeting. Elvis Presley was already a well known heartthrob throughout his music career in the United States. And Priscilla was the stepdaughter of a US Armed Forces officer and was living in Germany with her family when she attended a party at Presley's home. Although she was very young, she made an impression on Elvis, who would stay in close contact with her over the phone even after he returned to the States. Three years later, she was allowed to visit Elvis in the United States under the conditions that he paid for a first class round trip ticket, and that they would be chaperoned at all times, because, you know, it was the 60s. The couple would eventually be married in 1967, and soon after, became pregnant with their daughter. Although the couple would divorce in 1973. Priscilla would become a co founder and former chairwoman of Elvis Presley's enterprises, the company that turned Graceland into one of the most top tourist attractions in the US. She had also enjoyed an extensive acting career. Now I got this information from veteran aid.org as well as we are the mighty.com and blue star fam.org. So that's where I pulled that information from. I just want to reflect on this for a second because it is so cool to me to recognize that almost all of them were entrepreneurs. We have women who created networks for connecting tragedies with their spouses. We have women who are actresses, we have women who started movements, and who created incredible, incredible opportunities for others in their time. And while it may have seemed small to them at the moment, looking back and seeing how their impact changed, America just gets me so excited to meet and to continue to coach each and every one of you. I hope that you enjoyed this episode, which just shared hopefully a little bit of inspiration and maybe some education around these incredible military spouses from history, as well as encouraged you to participate in my book to join our retreat in Seattle in July, and to get 50% off virtual services, including the me geocache squad, which
opens soon. So check the show notes for all of those links. And I cannot wait to help you, to encourage you to inspire you and to keep moving forward together. Take care