A Salute to Our Service Men & Women: Evan Zipper

June 23rd, 2015

Evan Zipper is a South Florida native who joined the Marines in 2003. He fought in Fallujah, Iraq, from 2005 to 2006 with the 1st Marine Division out of Camp Pendleton, CA. During his time in Iraq, he helped conduct over 100 successful mounted and dismounted security and assault missions throughout the Al Anbar Province. His main mission was to make sure that his fellow Marines made it home safely to their families.

Upon his return from Iraq, he decided to honorably exit the Marine Corps and immediately followed in his mother’s footsteps by pursuing a career in real estate. For the past 7 years, his focus, drive and discipline has brought him much success.

 

 

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Gain some valuable insight about inner strength from our exclusive interview with Evan Zipper:

 

1. Define Strength: inner and outer

Outer strength can be manifested by having a daily practice, understanding and discipline, but cannot be achieved without the ability to balance and channel inner strength. In turn, you can’t have one without the other.

 

2. What fuels/drives your inner strength?

Recognizing and continuously reminding myself that I’m so unbelievably fortunate to have youth, health, close supportive friends and an incredible family.

While my friends and peers around me were filling out college applications and dreaming of becoming doctors and lawyers, I made the personal decision to enlist and defend my country. This ultimately led to me becoming a Marine for the United States, where I served in Iraq for one tour.

The military experience has drastically changed my outlook/mindset of knowing how truly grateful I am to live in a stable, secure and safe environment.

 

3. What specific instance/event/road block in your life has caused you to call upon your inner strength?

I would have to say re-adjusting to modern progressive society over the last 10 years after experiencing combat. I have to call upon my inner strength on a daily basis to keep myself balanced and aware of what fuels and drives my hunger for success. I try to remain conscious of the fact that I am the one in charge of harnessing my inner strength, no matter how minor or severe the roadblocks are that I encounter throughout my life.

 

4. How has your inner strength shaped the person you are today?

It has been the most essential part of allowing me the ability to project a positive perspective in other people’s lives.

 

5. What advice can you give others who are struggling to find their inner strength?

I instruct others dealing with any negative energy in their life to close their eyes, take 3 deep breaths and recognize change is only created from within through action.

 

6. Who/what helps you to keep a positive outlook/attitude?

They are maintained and controlled by the daily acknowledgment that I’m the only one in absolute control of my thoughts, feelings, manifestations and projections I send out to the world.

 

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  1. Ashley Dempsey says:

    God bless ♥

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