with Jocko Willink

Jocko Willink is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Extreme Ownership, Dichotomy of Leadership, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he serves as Chief Executive Officer, leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor. Jocko spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, starting as an enlisted SEAL and rising through the ranks to become a SEAL officer. Jocko returned from Iraq to serve as Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. There, he spearheaded the development of leadership training and personally instructed and mentored the next generation of SEAL leaders who have continued to perform with great success on the battlefield. Jocko is the recipient of the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. Upon retiring from the Navy, Jocko co-founded Echelon Front, a premier leadership consulting company, where he teaches the leadership principles he learned on the battlefield to help others lead and win. Jocko also authored the Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual, a New York Times Bestseller.

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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