#45: Aaron Hale

#45: Aaron Hale

Update: 2024-01-15


Aaron Hale is a former Army bomb disposal tech who, after being severely injured in Afghanistan and losing his sight and hearing, has gone on to run ultramarathons, start a successful confections company, and build a cash-flowing real estate portfolio.

In this episode, you'll hear why Aaron left a cushy gig as a Navy chef to tackle one of the riskiest jobs in the world. He also shares a detailed account of his injury; exactly what it feels like to go blind and deaf; how he travels, cooks, climbs mountains, and leads teams; and the silver linings he's found along the way.

Aaron also talks about:
- What it felt like to be blinded by an improvised explosive device and the immediate aftermath of the blast
- His recovery at Walter Reed, and going from "why did this happen to me" to "why is this happening for me"
- How not consuming TV or social media content has affected his productivity
- The role cooking played in his recovery and founding a successful fudge company
- Running a 135-mile race in Death Valley and kayaking through whitewater rapids while blind
- His first real estate deal, where nothing went according to plan 
- How he BRRRR'd a Short Term Rental
- His advice to his younger self  
- An epic quote that Brandon might steal

Books mentioned:
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership
- Man's Search for Meaning
- The Book on Managing Rental Properties by Brandon Turner

Aaron's charitable cause:

Building Homes for Heroes, a 501(c)(3) that builds and modifies homes for gold star families and injured first responders. Aaron was a recipient of their work; see his story here.

Sponsor: BetterLife Tribe, our accountability mastermind dedicated to helping you build wealth without losing your soul

Connect with Aaron:
Point of Impact Podcast
- Aaron's company, EODFudge
- EOD Fudge TikTok ("Cookin without Lookin")

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#45: Aaron Hale

#45: Aaron Hale

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