Alpha Mike

Alpha Mike

If you’ve ever spent anytime serving in the military, there are few things all military branches have in common, such as their focus on timeliness, cleanliness and their use of acronyms. Over the years, I’ve shared a few with you, like STRAC: Skilled Tough Ready...
Unstoppable Keynotes

Unstoppable Keynotes

Alden has accomplished extraordinary things. He became a nationally-ranked rower, a 3-time Navy SEAL platoon commander, an entrepreneur with over 40 patents, and CEO of the fastest growing consumer products company in America (2009, INC Magazine). This is more...
Pink Elephants on the Beach

Pink Elephants on the Beach

Five Days of Cold, Wet, Grueling Training on Less Than Four Hours’ Sleep Hell Week nights are definitely the most memorable part of the week, at least they were for me – and they were certainly the most challenging. I don’t know the exact statistics, but I suspect...
Never Stop Until You Succeed

Never Stop Until You Succeed

“Nothing in the 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...
The Methacholine Challenge

The Methacholine Challenge

I thought I knew what drowning felt like. I had squirmed my way through drown-proofing, acting more like a worm than a dolphin in the water and inhaling more than my share of water over the three-week training session. I had nearly passed out completing the 50-meter...