Tony Smith: Life & Death Situations as a SWAT Team Tactical Operator, Leadership and Transitioning Into Entrepreneurship
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"You stand in front during failures, you stand behind during success, and you stand right beside them in battle"

Who is Tony Smith:
Tony Smith spent 19 years as a Police Officer, 10 of those years as a Tactical Operator with The Windsor Police ESU (Think SWAT). During those years Tony lead thousands of successful missions and trained and developed a cohesive group of high functioning leaders.  

Tony left the police force in 2018, to create The Garage Gym with his wife Dani (a former Undercover drug cop) which is a one of a kind experience that combines fitness & mindset training: it is the fastest-growing completely independent fitness facility in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. 

Tony has gone on to build a successful career after law enforcement using experience and lessons from his time as a SWAT Team leader as well as being a community leader, husband, father, successful entrepreneur and someone who is triumphant in his battle with PTSD.

What We Talk About On This Episode of The Andrew Bilak Show:
- How Tony Got Started in Policing and Ended Up Becoming The Leader of his SWAT unit
- Being The Last Line of Defence Between Two Countries Along the Border Cities of Detroit/Windsor
- Being Chosen Amongst His Peers To Lead His Unit
- What Characteristics Make a GREAT Leader
- A Day In The Life of a SWAT Team Leader
- A Crazy Day On The Job
- Trying To Find Work/Life Balance In a Life and Death Occupation
- Mental Health Amongst First Responders
- Opening Up & Dealing with PTSD (You're Not Alone!)
- Taking The Lead & Transitioning From Job Security To Becoming An Entrepreneur
- Opening a Gym & Experiencing Exponential Success
- How To Identify Skills You Already Possess & Applying Them In a New Chapter of Your Life
- How Trusting Your Gut Will Lead You Down The Path of Success
- What The 'Gym Jones' Certification Is
- Continued Business Expansion & Helping Others

Connect with Tony
Instagram: @tangwon
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