What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Now that the fanfare of ringing in 2018 is a distant memory and the winter doldrums have settled in across the country, it is time for an honest gut check about your goals. I have written many times before about the importance of goal setting and using the New Year as...

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The Navy SEAL Weapons Platform = Our Performance Platform

The Navy SEAL Weapons Platform = Our Performance Platform

Many Navy SEAL candidates are disappointed when SEAL training begins because they’re expecting to learn how to use some exotic weapon. The closest thing to a weapon that we’re issued is a rusty dive knife that never seems to hold its edge for longer than a few hours....

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The “Master and Commander’s Code” simplified

The “Master and Commander’s Code” simplified

I originally wrote the book Be Unstoppable as a leave behind for my four boys. In SEAL Team, we would write these "just-in-case" letters for our next of kin before deploying overseas in the event one of us returned home on our "shield." Years later and shortly after...

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What do you think LEADERS do?

What do you think LEADERS do?

When I’m not giving keynote speeches, I work with a select number of what I call “CXO’ers”. These are people that are either current C-level leaders or soon-to-be ones. The common theme I find with ALL of them is leadership. They want to know how to be better leaders,...

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The Sport of Sales

The Sport of Sales

Somewhere between high school and college, we exchange our cleats and sports uniforms for loafers, heels, suits, and slacks as we prepare for our grown-up world of a professional life earning a living. Our athletic pursuits are put on the back burner, sometimes saved...

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Buzzfeed’s Navy SEAL Water Challenge

Enjoy this video where I explain to the Buzzfeed team how to overcome what our minds think is impossible. In this Navy SEAL water challenge, Joshua defeats limits that he didn't even know he had set for himself. It's all about being unstoppable!  ...

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The Disrupt Yourself Podcast by Whitney Johnson

I had the honor of being a guest in Whitney Johnson's Disrupt Yourself podcast. We conversed about my life experiences, how to overcome limits and reach your full potential. Listen to the clip in the player below, or by subscribing on iTunes. Enjoy and go be...

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This is the America I know

This is the America I know

While we lived overseas, the news from America that percolated to the surface seemed only to represent the worst elements of our country. Admittedly, we happened to move overseas before a Presidential election (not our plan – just the way it worked out), and no...

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Finding a Fitness Focus

Finding a Fitness Focus

In grade school, I struggled to find a sport that I was good at. I tried a lot of them, and it was not until high school that I found one I excelled at - rowing.  It turns out I was pretty good at sitting down and going backward for long periods of time…And I got...

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My Big Fun Greek Swim Buddy

My Big Fun Greek Swim Buddy

We had two trips left to make as we left Barcelona: Normandy and Greece. As mentioned in my last post, we went to Normandy for Fourth of July and specifically waited to visit this historic place at the end of our two-year stay in Spain, and it did not disappoint. The...

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