What Harvard Business School Taught me About Being a Better Navy SEAL and Human Being
Harvard Business School (HBS) has been one of the best investments I’ve made for my personal development. I finished the two-year (3 for me, thank you Pandemic!) Owner President Program (OPM) in November of 2021. It’s essentially a gentlemen’s MBA for business owners. What an incredible experience. The friends and network I’ve gained through the […]
How to Sustain a High Level of Performance For Life, Even When Kicked in the Teeth.
I used to wonder why a majority of my Navy SEAL teammates just don’t transition well back into civilian life. On top of the world one moment and shouting from the social media cheap seats as they fade into obscurity the next. We all have to constantly reinvent ourselves throughout our lives, especially in the […]
How to Set BIG F’ng GOALS. Most “life coaches” don’t have a clue about goal setting. Sorry not sorry life coach.
1. Set a BFG What were your goals for 2022? Were they “safe goals” (easily achievable?). If you haven’t thought about this you are already behind the top 1% in your profession. Like we used to say in the SEAL Teams…Go Big or Go Home. Most of the world will go home, that’s an inconvenient […]
Top Navy SEAL Sniper Mental Mindset Practices
1. Mental Rehearsal Practicing in your mind can be just as powerful as practicing in the real world. I was taught this by an Olympic Gold Medalist and it works. Every beginner has a low self image until they prove competence in the skill they are learning. Practice to build competence and this includes closing […]
Why Cancel Culture Isn’t Good Leadership
The World is a better place because we are different. Different tastes, beliefs in religion, science, mysticism, sexual preferences, lifestyle, and more. It’s really what makes the world a beautiful place. I’m thankful I don’t live on the planet Conformia with a bunch of group-thinking cone heads (sorry not sorry if you have a cone […]
COLD FEAR Cover Reveal
Finn’s search for his memory of one fateful night leads him to Iceland—only to be followed by an unhinged assassin intent on stopping him—in the riveting follow-up to Steel Fear, from the New York Times bestselling writing team Webb & Mann, combat decorated Navy SEAL Brandon Webb and award-winning author John David Mann. Disgraced Navy […]
Why Excellence Matters Personally and Professionally
In mid-2006, after having run the SEAL sniper course for two and a half years, I finally decided to leave the service and go into the private sector. The entrepreneurial impulse was as much in my blood as aviation, maybe even more. So I decided to follow a dream that had been bubbling up throughout […]
Great and Terrible Leadership Examples in the Navy SEAL Teams
Throughout my time in the Navy SEALs, I saw striking examples of good, mediocre, and terrible leadership. When the leadership was good, it was life-changing. Nobody exemplified that more than Bob Nielsen, our division officer. In the short time we worked together, Bob was a tremendous role model and mentor for me. We talked every […]