The Professionals Playbook

The Professionals Playbook

*Ranked "A 2019 Top Podcast" by Stitcher* Join Air Force F-35 fighter pilot Justin Lee as he interviews world-class performers. From NASA astronauts to NFL Super Bowl Champions to Top Gun fighter pilots to undercover CIA agents--he talks with the top people in their field so that you can be ahead of the curve at your job. He dives into their routines and mindset behind success--exploring decision making, prioritizing, exercise, time management, self-talk, and more. Major Lee has 8 years of experience flying both the F-16 and F-35. In 2016, he was selected as Shaw Air Force Base’s Top Instructor Pilot of the year. In 2017, he returned from Afghanistan where his squadron dropped the most ordnance since the opening days of the war. He has 4 Air Medals and nearly 400 hours of Combat Flight Time. Crush your job using these experts' techniques in leadership, goal setting, family balance, character building, social media, mental toughness, visualization, emotional intelligence, rapport bui... Show More

Alex Hollings writes on a breadth of subjects. His writing can be found on a number of websites; most notably, where Hollings serves as editor,, where Hollings serves as a Senior Staff Writer, and Popular Mechanics. He can also be heard regularly on SOFREP Radio and on All Marine Radio. 

In this episode we talk about (in order):

  • How he starts an article
  • What his process is for developing an idea
  • How he structures his writing
  • What the timeline is for a major magazine article
  • What happens to the article once he submits it
  • How social media has changed the landscape
  • How journalists have changed
  • Does not paying for news cause bias due to clickbait articles
  • Advice for new people in the industry
  • Common mistakes by new writers
  • Upcoming projects

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