Small Business Answer Man | Ep: 328 | Overcoming Challenges and Finding Purpose with Jason Howe

Ep: 328 Jason Howe

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Overcoming Challenges and Finding Purpose with Jason Howe

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Jason Howe’s expertise in addiction recovery, trauma, and mental health isn’t just professional — it’s deeply personal. As a respected bestselling author, speaker, and consultant who has collaborated with Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Military, and the USO, Jason brings a unique perspective to the field. His role as the Executive Director for K9s on Front-Line Missouri highlights his dedication not only to people but also to the service animals that often aid in healing. Yet, his journey to becoming a recognized expert was unconventional.

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In this episode, Jason Howe, an expert in addiction recovery, trauma, and mental health, shares his personal and professional journey in these fields. The episode explores individuals’ challenges, the importance of authenticity and vulnerability, and the power of finding purpose. 

Small Business Answer Man Shownotes:

  • Jason shares his journey, including hitting rock bottom, losing everything, and finding hope through a service dog named Soby. 
  • He emphasizes the significance of acknowledging one’s struggles and deciding to change. 
  • Jason introduces the “Adapt” philosophy, which includes acknowledging challenges, making decisions, being aware of triggers, persistence, and taking gradual steps toward success. 
  • The philosophy serves as a tool for overcoming obstacles and finding personal growth. 
  • Jason highlights the importance of support systems, including family, friends, and organizations like Canines on the Front Line Missouri. 
  • Stories of transformation and healing demonstrate the impact of support and purpose in overcoming adversity. 
  • Gary and Jason discuss the significance of recognizing signs of mental health struggles and reaching out to offer support. 
  • Jason shares insights on supporting veterans and individuals struggling with mental health issues and addiction. 

Jason Howe’s Small Business Tip:

Jason emphasizes the importance of authenticity, vulnerability, and self-awareness. He suggests always being open-minded and never judging anyone. He also says that growth and success in business are closely tied to personal growth and overcoming challenges.  

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