Inspirational SOULdier: Happy Veteran’s Day – Brenden Fitzgerald – Corporal United States Marine Corps. I’m Happiest When I have a Full Stomach


Brenden Fitzgerald- Fort Myers, FL. Currently working on my startup company, Planet Protein. 100% vegan company launching a new protein bar.

What was your rank and where have you served?

Corporal in USMC. Deployed to Southeast Asia and partook in a combined arms exercise with seven different countries.

How long did you serve?

I served five years.

What is your passion?

My passion deals with veganism and helping others find their true passions. I want to help people break their mold and find their true self.

What inspires you?

Positive energy is very inspiring. I love to be around like-minded individuals who are inspiring as well as motivated.

Which person living or dead has inspired you the most?

Gary Vaynerchuk is a huge inspiration to me in terms of business and maintaining a positive mindset but, my Grandfather Fitzgerald is one person I’ve always looked up to. His work ethic and generosity is so inspiring.

What is your favorite Inspirational Quote?

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” -Steve Jobs. This means a lot to me because perseverance is so important. Without staying positive and pushing through, you won’t succeed.

How do you try to inspire others?

I try to lead and teach by example. By doing so, I hope others can look up to me based on experience and pick up some of the qualities I might pass along.

When are you the happiest?

I’m probably happiest when my stomach is full! Haha.. sounds funny but very true. Fueling your body with proper nutrition and clean eating will elevate your brain while keeping you positive & happy.

One non-profit you support?

1% for the planet is a non-profit dedicated to saving the planet in many ways. My company, Planet Protein, is partnering with them to donate 1% of annual revenue to a planet-friendly cause.

Quick Tip: What is one easy thing you can do to change the world for good in the next 24 hours?

Eat vegan! The types of food we consume can dramatically impact the planet in a positive or negative way.

What is your Hope for the planet?

I hope people will start to come together and find solutions more than arguments leading to disaster. If we don’t come together, the world will continue to fall apart.

Planet Protein


This picture makes me HAPPY!


This picture makes me feel Beautiful.


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