I want to share with you how I approach training leaders and teams from the perspective of a Navy SEAL Motivational speaker. I never give the same speech twice, and that is because I tailor my speeches to the desired outcomes that we seek to achieve together.
My speeches can range from just a small segment of Navy SEAL stories to making the entire thing about a Navy SEAL inspirational experience. The point is I work with you, the owners and the event planners, to make a transformative experience for everybody in the audience.
“ Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. – President Calvin Coolidge
I am not a psychiatrist or an academic researcher or a therapist; I am a grinder – a practitioner of persistence – pressing on to overcome obstacles, defy the odds and do what experts say can’t be done. From leading Navy SEALs to starting companies, I have learned to ‘Press On’ through some of the darkest of times.
I’ve battled what I call the “demons of doubt” from every category they come from: physically, mentally, and emotionally. I would much prefer to summit that proverbial “mountain” of a goal using a helicopter, but after 35 years of struggle, I have found it is not about the obstacle you face; instead, it is about how you face it in your head that matters.
Navy SEAL Training to Transform Negative Emotions into Creative Problem Solving
From my earliest days of dealing with asthma, to every accomplishment thereafter – rowing champion, Navy SEAL platoon commander and CEO/Founder of one of the fastest growing companies in America – I have used an unorthodox technique to keep me focused and inspired: negativity.
I outline the negative consequences of failing to achieve the goal and then associate those outcomes with the people I care about most. I call this technique “Outcome Movies.” These mini-movies represent a fast-forward of what it feels like not to achieve the goal. The operative word is “feel.” I build these movies in my head, based on the negative consequences associated with giving-up. But, the movie doesn’t end with me – I weave the people I care about most into the movie.
How you deal with the internal conversation between your ears sets the tone for you and your team’s behavior. We have all heard the about the power of positive thinking – and I am advocate of it, especially when using it to give yourself perspective on your situation. However, for those truly dark, scary moments when all seems lost, I find the greatest motivator to press on comes from harnessing negative emotions.
Navy SEAL Motivational Speaker on Leadership and High-Performance Teams
In my Navy SEAL motivational speaker engagements, I cover three main topics: leadership, team building, and high-performance training. At the end of the day, I want audiences to leave feeling inspired to achieve more than they originally thought possible.
You should feel free to give me a call prior to your making a decision so you can hear how I will approach your event. I look forward to hearing from you, and let’s make something great together.
Onward and upward!