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Anthony 'Staz' Stazicker

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Anthony Staz is Co-Founder of ThruDark, former distinguished Special Forces Operator and also featured on SAS: Who Dares Wins in 2021. Spending 13 years in the military, and 10 wit...

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Who are you?

Hi. I am sta former UK Special Forces. I spent 13 years in the military. I'm now a co-founder of an outdoor clothing brand. I'm a father, I'm a husband. Come and join me, me some questions about my time in the military, what I learned around mental health and resilience. There's loads of stuff in here, loads of gold, loads of advice and wisdom, hopefully, for you guys to take away. So click the questions, click the buttons, and let's get involved.

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

I guess I would probably describe myself in three words, and I'll start with energy. I think most people that are around me oftentimes say that I'm energetic, so I like to pass that energy on as well. So I'm always quite open and always kind of full of energy in the workplace personally and professionally. The second one, I would say inspiring. I want to inspire people through my actions, be that climbing high mountains or doing things in the military like I have done previously and now into business as well. And the last one I would say is caring. I care for the people. If you are in my circle, you're in my circle and I will care for you till the bitter ends. So I'll be quite passionate about that and I want to look after those around me and the people that are close to me.

Would you consider yourself a resilient person?

I had consider myself a very resilient person, and I think resilience comes through experience. How do we become more resilient? Well, we have to put ourselves in difficult, stressful situations, physically, mentally, stressful situations. The human mind and the human body is far greater and more capable than anything that you imagine for yourself. I've pushed myself further physically and mentally than probably most people. I've been into some of the darkest, deepest recesses of my mind and found that flame, that ember, that still burns and managed to come out the other end, and it's a difficult process. Iron sharpens iron. You have to put yourself in difficult situations. Don't shy away from adversity. It introduces a person to themselves, and you really start to understand more about yourself, but also more importantly, what you are capable of when you come up against resilient or hard, difficult situations. So for me, my life has been surrounded by resilience, and I've had to lean into resilience to become out, to come out the other end, hopefully a more resilient and more well-rounded individual.

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