Remember - if your career is breaking other parts of your life, then you know it's not a good fit. There's no reason you can't love what you do, make enough money, AND be fit, have fun, friends and time with family. We gotta get it all handled!Read More
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman
Do you believe that?Read More
Too many men are living a life based on what those limiting beliefs have been whispering in their ear, rather than what their hearts have been screaming at their souls.
Many men have looked hard for help and come up short. They came up short for the same reason I did when I first went looking. Most offers of coaching and performance are simply incomplete. Plenty are also...Read More
It was a feeling nobody was willing to shake, because the experiences it was generated by, were also impacting our personal and professional.
For those of you ready to take things to the next level keep an eye out for the next national or local group we open up. It's a game changer.Read More
Consider what your life would be like if the things you “love to” do and “have to” do were the same. Imagine a career that gives you energy and passion, instead of sucking it out of you.
Keep reading the ebook if you haven’t already finished it. Think about how these things apply to you. Take it seriously. As if it’s life or death. Because it is.
As I write this, I sit by the sea in my favorite dive bar, preparing for our sea excursion. A thick marine layer sits next to me using the sun-rays to signal its intended departure for the day. The salt air has been seasoned with just the right amount of diesel exhaust to pull in other men of the sea from distant places to reset and find adventure.Read More
The world has become too dynamic and competitive, and now requires levels of patience, courage and confidence beyond what a single man can hold on his own.
Alone we're weak and unable to fully realize our roles as leaders, fathers or providers with dignity. As we become pressed, we default into working (at work and in life) nonstop in an effort to keep up.
You’ll get your ass blown out of the water if you don't exist within a brotherhood.Read More
You still changing your oil?
These “DIY” (do it yourself) skill sets that men think make them men—changing the car oil, edging the lawn, buffing the cars—are actually chewing them up.
It’s no wonder so many of these guys are too busy, are not making enough money, are out of shape, and have relationships in the crapper.Read More
What I lost when I left the SEAL Teams - Why we need to hear about the depravity of others - What I became desperate to hear again - Why really high performers are so authentic - This ain't a safe place.Read More
Navy Seal Training seems like an extreme technique when dealing with children. How do you tailor it from the needs of these military specialists to the needs and abilities of children? What is Lead from the Front?
See some questions I have answered...Read More
Many people make up reasons for giving up on their dreams. In this video I talk about how I used my kids as an excuse to QUIT SEAL training my first time there.
Parent or not, this video will have you rethink your commitment to your dreams.
** Warning ** This video may cause you to take action.Read More
Tying my daughters’ hands and feet together may not make them trailblazers that upend the world as they know it, but it’s just one of the ways I can help them learn to tackle real-life problem solving and critical thinking—skills that any child needs to survive, or adult for that matter, no matter what life may...Read More
There’s something about being the one to find the anchor points, tie the knots, rig your child’s climbing harness and set up the rappelling equipment. It puts you in a place of instant authority, control, and most of all trust.
This is the original paper that launched my book "Raising Men".Read More
There are many similar mantras that get slung by the Boy Scouts: "Be Prepared" or the tactical type, "Always Be Ready." Both of these terms imply a state of readiness in preparation for an emergency, attack, or survival situation, but neither address the disaster that most of us are already right in the middle of. The disaster of an unadventurous life. To understand my point, as well as this philosophy, you'll first need to ask yourself the question "Who do you want to be ready to be?"
Don't worry... now's not the time for us to...Read More
A bulk of our time on this planet has been spent running down prey in dangerous situations to survive, and over multiple generations, we’ve evolved to those standards. Is it any wonder that when we don’t get out and “Get after it.” we feel emotionally broke, depressed, and down right pissed off?
With the advent of technology, our world evolved much quicker than our brains and bodies could. Today, many of us struggle to live with a hunter / warrior heart in a...Read More
We all become whatever we become for what ever reason we become it. For me, I wanted to be a Medic because I would always be able to care for my family in an emergency. From there I went on to become a Navy SEAL so that I could defend, protect and care for my family. I always related everything back to what it would mean to my family.
Then the training begins. Then you get deployed and your purpose grows proportionately with your power. Sacrifice and the greater good push you to get better and better. Your original intent – Be a badass for my family is fulfilled by way of byproduct created by your profession. It all works until you leave. Then the countless hours of training don’t seem to have the importance anymore.Read More
I'm not one of those guys who cares about my heart-rate, speed or distance when I run, but I do buy gear that tells me all of that stuff. Why do I do this? Because it keeps things interesting, fresh and exciting. Do I need a new paddle board? No. So why did I pick a new one up yesterday? Because I wanted to paddle board more. Life is...Read More