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Explore. Dream. Discover.

Are you ready to Be Unstoppable in 2021? No matter what came before, you can learn from it, set a new course, adjust your sails, and get underway again. All you need is a worthy destination, a sturdy platform, an able crew, a chart of way points, and a fitting mindset...

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A Grab-and-Go Bag for Your Mind

A Grab-and-Go Bag for Your Mind

People ask me about my go-bag—a bag packed with essential items, kept ready for use in the event of an emergency evacuation of one's home. I’ve actually got a go-vehicle—I call it the Polar Express, and I’ve dreamed of it since I was in fifth grade. She’s a 2014 Ford...

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Tinkering with the Widgets of Your Mind

Tinkering with the Widgets of Your Mind

Our talking of mindset can appear to be so esoteric, ephemeral and intangible—aside from the manifest outcomes that different mindsets can produce. Discerning any sort of cause-and-effect relationships among our thoughts, feelings and actions can seem impossible, much...

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Mind the Moment, Not the Mountain

Mind the Moment, Not the Mountain

Just before we started Hell Week (six days of virtually no sleep), our SEAL training class was told to clean the instructor's office. As we started cleaning, there sitting front and center on the first desk closest to the entrance was a large three-ring notebook with...

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How Mindset Matters to the Heart

How Mindset Matters to the Heart

The large majority of everything they do in SEAL training is, first and foremost, getting inside your head and starting to understand that you are much more powerful than you give yourself credit for. I was a SEAL platoon commander three times over, but I’ve been a...

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How Unstoppable Teams Approach Problems

How Unstoppable Teams Approach Problems

On a SEAL Team, every member is of equal importance to every other member. SEAL Team is bound together by a common purpose and a mentality of “I’ve got your back.” We place the success of the team above individual needs because the team’s needs come to represent our...

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One Size Mindset Does Not Fit All

One Size Mindset Does Not Fit All

In previous posts, I’ve talked about a lot of different things dealing with your mindset. You might think that when we talk about growth mindset, fixed mindset, and myriad other mindsets, we’re saying that some are right, others are wrong, and one size mindset fits...

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Diversity of Thought but Not of Heart

Diversity of Thought but Not of Heart

Teams are based on relationships, and to build an unstoppable team, you must learn to build relationships with all kinds of people. This is a critical step in your team-building process, because you want all kinds of people on your team—with different backgrounds,...

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The Three Essential Actions of Unstoppable Leadership

The Three Essential Actions of Unstoppable Leadership

I relate starting businesses to leading SEAL platoons—you must be a jack of all trades and a master of very few things. However, those “very few things” that you are master of are critical to your survival. In the beginning, you might be the “master” of your idea, but...

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