IN THIS EPISODE… Jocko and Joe talk about the origin of Jocko’s propensity for leadership. Jocko also talks about his time in the Navy Seals and how serving our country was a natural calling for him. He shares stories and insights he has learned from being in the Navy Seals for 20 years, and as an entrepreneur, including a story about how Jocko handles dealing with someone coming at you heated – his insight was spot on.
? Breakdown with Jocko Willink:
Chapter 1 (0:00): Introduction
Joe introduces Jocko and sets up the episode.
Chapter 2 (2:00) Serving in the military
Serving for over 20 years is something that Jocko views as an honor. He felt he was always called to serve and was happy to do so.
Chapter 3 (8:12) Becoming an officer
Once Jocko became a leader within the seals, he shares his experience on how he was able to fill that role.
Chapter 4 (14:47) Leadership in business
Once Jocko was ending his career in the military he began a consultative career in leadership through the experience he gained while serving.
Chapter 5 (25:39) Themes from corporations
Even though you may imagine the corporate world to be different from the military, there are actually more similarities.
Chapter 6 (32:40) Finding Jiu-Jitsu
Jiu-Jitsu was a profound experience for Jocko. It was a practice that combined all the practices and lessons he had learned throughout his life.
Chapter 7 (42:47) Importance of breathing
Jocko didn’t have a major epiphany surrounding breathing, but he finds that not allowing panic to set in during a situation is what helps keep control.
Chapter 8 (49:08) Prioritize your day
Organizing your day is running an efficient team. Use the four laws of combat, cover, move, prioritize, decentralize command.
Chapter 9 (54:38) New products
Prioritize time for everything. Jocko needs to plan time to come up with new ideas, and then allows his team to run with the plan.
Chapter 10 (58:33) Closing Remarks
Joe wraps up the episode and shares his final thoughts
Material Referenced in this interview:
→About Face by David H. Hackworth
→Breath by Rickson Gracie
→Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
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