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Rich Diviney, founder and CEO of The Attributes, retired Navy SEAL commander, bestselling author of The Attributes, keynote speaker, and leadership and human performance expert joins me on this episode. Rich has worked with thousands of businesses, athletic, and military leaders from organizations such as American Airlines, Zoom, Chick-fil-A, Nissan, and the San Francisco 49ers. Topics we cover include compartmentalization, leaning into the uncomfortable, staying grateful but dissatisfied, stacking identities, stepping into fear, reframing fear into curiosity, tools to bring down anxiety, key concepts from The Attributes, and more. Get connected with Rich: Website: https://theattributes.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichDiviney LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richdiviney/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rich_diviney/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichDiviney Purchase a copy of The Attributes: https://www.amazon.com/Attributes-Hidden-Drivers-Optimal-Performance/dp/0593133943 Podcasts mentioned in this episode: Jocko Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jocko-podcast/id1070322219 Huberman Lab Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/huberman-lab/id1545953110 Subscribe to my Business Builder Newsletter: https://bit.ly/32y0YxJ Want to learn how you can work with me to gain more clarity, build a rock-solid foundation for your business, and achieve the results and success you deserve? Visit http://jayscherrbusinessconsulting.com/ and schedule a 1:1 discovery coaching call. Enjoy, thanks for listening, and please share with a friend! To your success, Jay
3/21/23 - Listen for yourself: Jesus and his Holy Catholic Church may be the only thing(s) powerful enough to shake a Navy SEAL to the core. Just ask Sam Blair, a former Navy SEAL officer with over a decade of experience leading the most elite teams around the globe. After holding leadership positions on multiple SEAL teams, he taught Leadership and Ethics at the United States Naval Academy and helped screen, select, and train over 90 new future SEAL Officers. Sam has travelled to over 50 countries and deployed to Africa, the Middle East, and South America. But of all the stories that Sam has to share, that of his journey into the church may just be the most dramatic of them all.
Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin
On October 3, 2003, a horrified audience looked on as Roy Horn, one-half of the famous German magician duo Siegried & Roy, was bit by a 400-pound white tiger named “Mantecore” and dragged offstage. After many years in residency at the Mirage Las Vegas and more than 30,000 performances over their career featuring exotic animals, one of the big cats finally turned on their handlers. Chris Jones and Michael Mooney are the authors of The Atlantic article “The Original Tiger Kings: The Improbable Rise and Savage Fall of Siegfried & Roy,” which deconstructs this moment and everything that led to it. Jones and Mooney are journalists that have collectively written for Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire and The Wall Street Journal Magazine. Chris Jones is also the author of the book The Eye Test: A Case for Human Creativity in the Age of Analytics, as well as serving as a writer and producer on Netflix's Away. Michael Mooney is also the New York Times best-selling author of The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL. Together, they speak with Alec about the tragic event, the reporting behind the scenes and the lessons learned from the end of an era. You can find the article at: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/11/siegfried-roy-fame-rise-and-fall/671528/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Do you need to toughen up? Mark Divine is an American author, podcaster, and retired Navy SEAL Commander. His military service spans 20 years (1989–2011) where he oversaw various missions around the world including Asia Pacific, Africa, Bahrain, and Iraq. He retired at the rank of Commander in 2011. Today, he speaks with James Swanwick about toughness. ★ - Learn more about Project 90: www.alcoholfreelifestyle.com/Project90 ★ - (Accountability & Support) Speak verbally to a certified Alcohol-Free Lifestyle coach to see if, or how, we could support you having a better relationship with alcohol: https://www.alcoholfreelifestyle.com/schedule ★ - (Free Guide) The Alcohol Freedom Formula For Over 30s Entrepreneurs & High Performers: https://social.alcoholfreelifestyle.com/podcast
Unbreakable Podcast with Thom Shea
Trying to define what toxic masculinity is in a world searching for excuses and meaning has been difficult. A little help here!
The Thought Leader Revolution Podcast | 10X Your Impact, Your Income & Your Influence
“Chance favours the prepared mind” - Louis Pasteur “Trust that whatever you're doing is setting you up to do something down the road that you can't anticipate. That moment will come and you'll realize that because I embraced and learned everything that I could 5 years ago… 10 years ago... it's now a tool in my tool box, it's part of me.” Marty Strong became a navy SEAL in his late teens but it was more by chance than by planning. But that chance set him up to development the mindset and skills he'd need to succeed well beyond his navy SEAL days. But stepping out of the SEAL structure at retirement was a big shift and it took some time to find his place as an entrepreneur. A few decades later, Marty has written nine novels, 2 business books, he's been a counter terrorism consultant for various governments, financial advisor, and CEO of a government equity company among other things. He's learned that every step in your career is preparing you for the next step, and you often have no idea what that will be. Expert action steps: Spend 10 minutes every morning to clear your mind of all your todos and consider you longer term vision. This way you will put every challenge you face into the context of the future you want. Intellectual humility and intellectual curiosity become intellectual creativity. When transitioning in life, don't be afraid to start from scratch. Marty's latest book is Be Nimble: How the Creative Navy SEAL Mindset Wins on the Battlefield and in Business. His other business book is called Be Visionary: Strategic Leadership in the Age of Optimization. You can also check out Marty's time traveller series called, The Time Warrior Sagas. Go to MartyStrongBeNimble.com to learn all you can about Marty's many offerings. Visit eCircleAcademy.com and book a success call with Nicky to take your practice to the next level.
Christopher MaherTake a walk with me down Fascination Street as I get to know Christopher Maher. In this episode, we chat about the family tragedy and events that led to his growing up in a group home built by Milton Hershey, what inspired him to join the U.S. military and become a Navy Seal. Then we follow his path from the military, to studying the practice of traditional Chinese Medicine. We talk about why he made that decision, and what he has learned from these studies. Next, we discuss his True Body Intelligence teachings, and how he helps people find 'supreme clarity' by creating a more balanced relationship between one's yin energy & yang energy. Finally, we find out what FREE FOR LIFE means, and why he wrote a book about it. We laugh a lot, we get serious a lot, and we get real. I'm sure Christopher will be back, so stay tuned!
Nichols has been a strength coach for over 20 years working with athletes of all ages in amateur and professional athletics. Jeff is certified through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Facilitator both with distinction. Jeff began his career as a graduate assistant at Troy University under Richard Schaughnessy CSCS*D and later as an assistant managing 14 Varsity sports. After earning a double major in Kinesiology and Chemistry in 2002, Jeff joined the navy and spent eleven years as a Navy SEAL. Aside from serving as a SEAL while on active duty, he also worked at a Navel Special Warfare command as the active duty Department Head within the Human Performance Department. Jeff oversaw product development, product assessment, program assessment, and operator delegate within Special Operations Command (SOCOM) for Human Performance. After his honorable discharge from Naval service, Jeff became the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Virginia High-Performance LLC in Virginia Beach. Jeff oversaw the programming and training within VHP that focused on youth athletic teams, wounded veterans, and numerous national and international tactical organizations. Jeff now owns Performance First, a private business, specializing in optimizing human performance for the special forces branches of the military, fire, police, and federal agencies. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
Historically, Florida has been slow to transition to clean energy, seemingly captive to the clout of utilities and the fossil fuel industry. But with solar costs dropping and federal dollars on the way, hear the latest about where the Sunshine State is on capturing cost-effective energy efficiency, solar, battery storage, and how we stack up on electrifying transportation. Speakers Susan Glickman Policy & Program Consultant, Florida Clinicians For Climate Action Named to Florida Trend's Inaugural 500 Business Most Influential Business Leaders, Susan is with the Florida Clinicians for Climate Action - educating medical professionals on the health harms of climate change. She is a consultant to ReThink Energy Florida on The Upper Limit Project and Alianza for Progress on strategies to curb waste – a driver of climate change. She served as Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE's) Florida Director from 2013 to 2021. A native of Florida, Susan has worked over two decades with many national organizations such as Natural Resources Defense Council, The Climate Group, Ceres, Our Children's Trust, Center for Climate Integrity, Advanced Energy Economy, Union of Concerned Scientists and Environmental Defense Fund. Susan also developed and directed The Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy, a coalition of business leaders working together to advance the clean energy economy. Susan was Founding Chair of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. She was a Volunteer Florida Commissioner – having served under both Governors Charlie Crist and Rick Scott. Susan is on the Board of the Solar & Energy Loan Fund (SELF), a community development finance institution that provides affordable financing for weatherization and solar improvements. Susan is on the Steering Committee of the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative and co-chairs the Heat & Health Task Force. Steve Rutherford Founder and President, Tampa Bay Solar He's been a liberator of people, be it in the sands of Iraq or the rooftops of Tampa. And for the last few years, it's clear, he's still at it, freeing people from things that are larger than themselves. The only difference now is he is directly helping Americans, “here” at home. It's been a long road to “here”, Tampa, but somehow the mission remained the same – helping people and freeing them. Steve also makes it very clear that he is willing to help his fellow military brothers and sisters by hiring veterans whenever possible. He knows what it's like to come home. He's served with honor, for over twenty-two years with the Navy SEALs. Integrity and honor are deeply woven into the wiring of Steve, and that flows into everything that he does. Character like this is hard to find, and you can be assured he takes every opportunity to serve you with the diligence and integrity he's lived with for most of his life. Steve leverages his extensive knowledge and background when working with Solar Systems. And his lifelong passion for all things electrical shines with each new client and each new project. Steve brings so much experience to the Solar Industry, and to new customers as well. It's easy to see why Tampa Bay Solar's future is very bright, now if we can just figure out a way to harness that! Seriously though, you can find Steve on rooftops helping the installation crew and inspecting each job to guarantee your new solar energy system is installed to his high standards. Ann Vanek-Dasovich Chief Business Development Officer, Solar And Energy Loan Fund (SELF)
Trending with Timmerie - Catholic Principals applied to today's experiences.
Author and Navy Seal wife Rose Rea joins Trending with Timmerie discussing the life of Catholic Navy SEAL Medal of Honor Recipient Michael A. Monsoor. (2:25) The life of St. Patrick and what he fought. (25:01) Responding to the argument that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare”. (40:24) How to celebrate St. Joseph's feast day. (47:41) Resources mentioned : Book: Defend us In Battle https://www.amazon.com/Defend-Us-Battle-Recipient-Michael/dp/0785290591 Lorica of St. Patrick https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/lorica-of-saint-patrick-349 Saint Joseph's 7 sorrows and 7 joys https://relevantradio.com/2021/07/st-josephs-7-sorrows-7-joys/ Saint Joseph Table https://yearofstjoseph.org/devotions/st-joseph-table/
What comes next when your boss is also your ex? If you happen to grumble, will your career crumble? We'll try to find answers to this and more here on Feedback Friday! And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at email@example.com. Now let's dive in! On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss: What comes next when your boss is your ex? If you happen to grumble, will your career crumble? Your beloved brother married the woman you once considered your best friend. You've since discovered she's a manipulative she-hag with questionable politics and now you want nothing to do with either of them. How do you deal with them when they reach out to reconnect? Your lack of a current relationship makes your roommate's loudly vocal confirmation of the opposite awkward. How should you diplomatically handle this? You worry that your physically fit nephew who wants to join the Navy SEALs might not be mentally fit enough to handle the violence of war. He wants to enlist because it would look good on his resume, but you doubt his commitment to killing strangers for his country. What should you do? When you're a small-potatoes but sincere podcast host, how do you deal with disrespectful guests who feel like they're doing you a favor for giving you the time of day? Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org! Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger. Connect with Gabriel on Twitter at @GabeMizrahi. Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/812 This Episode Is Brought To You By Our Fine Sponsors: jordanharbinger.com/deals Sign up for Six-Minute Networking — our free networking and relationship development mini course — at jordanharbinger.com/course! Like this show? Please leave us a review here — even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
Conversations in Close Protection
Shawn Ryan has traversed multiple paths - US Navy Seal, Cleared Contractor for the Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agencies, Real Estate Broker, and Tactical Trainer - he has pursued a series of passions resulting in the creation of the wildly popular long-form youtube channel and interview podcast, "The Shawn Ryan Show." On his show, Shawn helps bring out more profound stories from the veteran and business community leaders he speaks with. We wanted to find out how he found his way there and what drives a "Warrior-Journalist." Grab your pencil and paper for this one! What drives you? Let us know at email@example.com. Find more about shawn at - https://shawnryanshow.com/
=== “Hi David, Why do we crave women we've only just met? And why are we depressed when we get rejected when asking for a longer relationship? What's behind it, and how do I tackle this situation? When I meet a new girl, I'm happy and I jump around — my life is full of joy. I think about her all the time, and I'm in a needy state… even though the chances for a long-term relationship at this point are still miles away. So, how do I control my feelings in a healthy way? A way so I don't get destroyed if she rejects or friendzones me? === That question came in from Listener Ronnie. And in today's episode, I reveal how to eliminate the feelings of anxiety and neediness when dating women. I also share WHY you crave women you've just met, and a few unconventional methods to overcome your pre-installed traits. Listen now! Show Highlights Include: How learning to seduce a 9 or 10 by giving her “the look” still leaves you needy and anxious for her approval (2:54) Why believing a girlfriend will “complete you” sabotages your long-term happiness and fulfillment (3:21) Ever crave for a woman you've only met for a short time? Why is that? The answer is at (6:43) Do you feel depressed when rejected by a woman—even one you've only known for a couple of weeks? The answer is also at (6:43) How to feel unending bliss—and live a life full of joy—by left-swiping women on Tinder who are spontaneous (and add fun to your life) (7:20) Why the “Twin Terrors” force you to self-sabotage on a date—and act like an emotionally manipulative victim. Most men suffer from this their entire life… do you? (9:26) Over 40 and feel like you have to perform in order to feel worthy of love? The answer is at (11:07) The 4 different “attachment styles” which points out why we need to constantly check if she's replied back (20:40) How to terminate neediness when meeting a woman by using a depth gauge and a compass (authorized by the Navy Seals) (24:59) The “abundance theory” superpower which eliminates neediness with one tap of a button on your phone (and here's why this mindset will obliterate any hope of a successful long-term relationship) (26:50) Does your neediness, fear, or insecurity sabotage your success with women? Do you feel you may be unlovable? For more than 15 years, I've helped thousands of people find confidence, fulfillment, and loving relationships. And I can help you, too. I'm therapist and life coach David Tian, Ph.D. I invite you to check out my free Masterclasses on dating and relationships at https://www.davidtianphd.com/masterclass/ now. For more about David Tian, go here: https://www.davidtianphd.com/about/ Emotional Mastery is David Tian's step-by-step system to transform, regulate, and control your emotions... so that you can master yourself, your interactions with others, and your relationships... and live a life worth living. Learn more here: https://www.davidtianphd.com/emotionalmastery
Alexis and Holly tried to take an 8 minute Navy SEAL nap yesterday…keyword: tried. LOL! Red Wing Shoes made a Mario shoe to celebrate The Super Mario Movie in theaters April 5th! How do we get our hands on them? myTalkers, please help. Ryan Reynolds and team at Mint Mobile sells company to T-Mobile for $1.3 BILLION! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Most men my age had similar upbringings: "Suck it up. Be tough. Anger is bad. Aggression? Even worse." As we grew up, we were encouraged to stifle that which makes us men and as a result, many have opted for convenience and comfort over challenge and growth. That's why I'm excited to share today's amazing conversation with Ray “Cash” Care, which will help you break out of that box, turn rage and aggression into your greatest gift, explore outside the boundaries you set in your mind, and discover who you truly are. The conversation explains how to be a true masculine leader and have a greater impact on those around you… even if you're feeling lethargic, unmotivated or complacent. Ray is a Navy Seal veteran, amazing human, and instructor of the Modern Day Knight Project... But above all, he's a man who has overcome substantial adversity and come out the other side. This will light a fire in your belly. Throw on your headphones and have a listen. You'll learn: The T.E.A.M. Framework for Success How to Structure Your Day for Maximum Growth The BEST Positive Way of Channeling Aggression How to Break Free from Mental Boundaries Five Tips to Become a Strong Male Role Model Get your free copy of today's episode guide at https://muscleintelligence.com/learn Connect with Ray "Cash" Care: IG @raycashcare raycashcare.com Modern Day Knight project The Squire Program Support our Sponsors: I've been recently loving Organifi's new Chaga Chai, and am using it to replace coffee some mornings. Get 20% off this delicious blend, as well as my other favorites, with code MUSCLE at organifi.com/muscle. Muscle Intelligence has opened the doors temporarily for new members ready to start in January 2023. We train Champions. If you're interested, click here to see if you qualify.
March 15, 2023The Daily Mojo is 2 hours of news, commentary, comedy, and auditory deliciousness."The Planet Is Insane"Technically, the people on the planet are insane. The planet itself is shaking its head t00...wondering WTH is happening. American taxpayers were apprently double-billed for all the stuff happening at the Wuahn Lab, thanks to Saint Anthony. The good news is, according to the WHO, the pandemic should be over by the end of the year. Blind people can hear really really fast! And Joe Biden is still a lying liar. Please support the Mojo50 platform if you can. We stand for the Constitution and individual responsibility. We especially love 1A & 2A. Join us and help take our country back! Purchase official merch:https://www.mojo50.com/shopDavid G - retired Navy SEAL, Paramedic, & Firefighter - brings his A game for his Top 8 at 8 From Instagram. Links:https://www.toolskool.com/https://www.instagram.com/toolskool/All things in one place: https://linktr.ee/realbradstaggs All things in one place: https://linktr.ee/realronphillips WATCH The Daily Mojo LIVE 7-9a CT:Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/DailyMojoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoJo50Radio Mojo 5-0 TV: https://www.mojo50.com/mojo50tvOr just LISTEN:MoJo 5-0 Radio PlayerPlease support our advertising partners, if you're able.If Good Health is on your agenda:The Wellness Company Promo Code: Mojo50American Pride Roasters CoffeeCustom Laser Engraving:MojoLaserPros.comMy Pillow Promo Code: Mojo50My Pillow Mojo Specials!Emergency Food Supply & Tools:PrepareWithMojo50.com
Omaha's Health & Community Podcast
Christopher Maher is a former Navy SEAL who endured intense physical, mental, and emotional stress as a child. By combining a “seal mindset” with modern stress management strategies, Christopher taught himself to free his body and mind from pain by developing mental and physical tools for eliminating unresolved stress. Christopher studied Traditional Chinese Medical Practices at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and at Yo San University before continuing his studies at The Universal Healing Tao System. He is a student of Grand Master Mantak Chia at the Universal Tao Master School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and is currently pursuing his Master's and Doctorate degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine. You can connect with Christopher on Instagram: @truebodyintelligence His book "Free For Life: A Navy SEAL's Path To Inner Freedom And Outer Peace can be found on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3KFLpYm Go to this website to access all of Christopher's programs: https://truebodyintelligence.com/ If you're currently feeling overwhelmed, then check out the Heart and Soul album here: https://truebodyintelligence.com/music/ It will help reduce your anxiety immediately by guiding your brain into an Alpha state!
Becoming a better leader in our homes requires hard work. And in the midst of our busy schedules and exhaustion, it's not easy to take on the task of working on ourselves. But what if we knew how it would affect our kids to see us take on the challenge of change? Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy Seals officer, podcast host, leadership instructor, and coach who gets right to the point. Today he explains why it's critical to take ownership of problems, and how that makes all the difference in shaping the team we lead, or in our case, our kids. Sponsors and show links: Gem Vitamins Sign up for my course Weary To Revived Watch the full clip Learn more at jockopodcast.com Read Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual As always, I'd love to hear from you! Subscribe, leave a review, or follow PG-ish on IG @pgishparenting, or you can always find me at www.pgishparenting.com.
The Crossover with Dr. Rick Komotar
Mike Janke is co-founder and Board Member of DataTribe. Mike Janke is also a founder and former CEO of Silent Circle, the world's leading Global Secure Communications service and the makers of Blackphone – Time Magazine's top 10 invention of the year. Mike is also a former member of the elite SEAL Team 6 as well as an author of two best-selling books on self-discipline, leadership, and performance.He is the 2016 recipient of the Visionary of the year award from the Center For Democracy and Technology. Mike is also the founder of Blue Pacific Studios – a Los Angeles based Film production firm. Prior to starting Silent Circle, he was the founder and former CEO of SOC-USA one of the country's largest defense logistics and security firms headquartered in Washington DC, with over 10,000 employees in a dozen countries. Mike speaks around the world on Technology, Defense and Privacy.
Submarines are the last frontier of clandestine warfare and Frank Hood, retired Navy officer has been compiling war stories into a series of books from submariners all over the country. Learn about the inner workings of a U.S attack submarine in this episode of Shots from the Winchester as Jon Cleck, former NAVY SEAL gets in "depth" with Frank about living in a Submarine and not seeing the sun for over 130 days?Website➡️ https://subtales.com/Buy the First book here➡️ https://www.amazon.com/Poopie-Suits-Cowboy-Boots-Submarine/dp/B083XWLXLNFacebook Group➡️ https://www.facebook.com/2hoodssubbook/https://greencastleconsulting.com➡️ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/greencastleconsulting ➡️ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/1997GACPhiladelphia, Malvern, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Atlantic City, Wilmington, Washington D.C.
Remote Viewing and Remote Influencing could be looked at as either science-fiction or fantasy, or both. But governments and militaries have attempted to weaponize these abilities for decades going back to Project Grill Flame. The ‘sixth-sense' and intuition are likewise grouped together with science-fiction and the paranormal. However, all of the above are very much rooted in mainstream, contemporary science and physics. From changing nature based on observation to sensing beyond the physical, these para-psychological abilities are innate within us. In fact, Remote Viewing/Influencing is based on standard concepts of physics and intuition, beyond just a survival instinct, is an accumulation of ambiguous data, or patterns, gathered by the body over time and interpreted sub-consciously. Michael Jaco, former Navy Seal, and author of ‘The Intuitive Warrior', joins us for a disunion.
Welcome to the podcast Navy SEAL veteran, Jose Arteiro. Jose was born in the United States but moved to Angola, Africa as a young child. When civil war broke out, the American Red Cross evacuated him and his mother to his parents home country of Portugal. Later, as a teenager, he would move back to the United States and eventually serve the country of his birth. In this episode learn more about his upbringing and journey to become a Navy SEAL, his service experience and subsequent medical discharge, and how he works with SEALs today.Follow us on instagram: @Homeland_Heroes_Salute @derry_nhLike us on Facebook: Homeland Heroes Salute @DerryTVFollow us on Twitter: @HHS_Podcast @Derry_CAM
SuperPsyched with Dr. Adam Dorsay
Once upon a time, there was a boy, the son of a pimp and whose mother who used to work for that pimp as a prostitute. Since he was born in 1971, his parents' union would have been a crime just four years earlier because his father was black and his mother white. Yes, there were horrible, racist laws in place until 1967 that attempted to prevent such interracial unions. He was raised at times by his mother, sometimes by another non-parent adult, and sometimes on his own as a mere child caring for his own siblings. One of 23 siblings, he had a rough childhood full of traumas and challenges that probably most of my listeners have never experienced. He would a GED and his formal education would stop there. Can you see him in your mind's eye? Where do you imagine he is today? I can tell you that he imagined he'd be dead by 25. Instead, he's the CEO of one of the best businesses in America and was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for 2022. It was an honor to connect with JeVon McCormick (https://jevonmccormick.com/), CEO of Scribe Media, a multimillion-dollar company ranked #1 for corporate culture by Entrepreneur Magazine. He's also the author of two books I devoured in record time. The first, his management book called Modern Leader and the second, his autobiography, I Got There: How a Mixed-Race Kid Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Arrive at the American Dream. I loved both books, and so have thousands of readers including retired Navy Seal turned ultra-athlete and bestselling author, David Goggins, who wrote the foreword for Modern Leader. In our interview, JeVon generously and openly shares his story as well as his take on leadership that has made him one of the top leaders in business today. You'll get his take on what businesses need to do to grow to their fullest potential while doing what is right for society. So, listen in as JeVon shares about where he came from and what it takes to be a modern leader. Book Links: I Got There: https://tinyurl.com/33faevtw Modern Leader: https://tinyurl.com/4kknnmfu
Former Navy SEAL and founder of Veterans for Responsible Leadership Dr. Dan Barkhuff discusses the relationship between toxic masculinity and gun culture. Dan is a former Navy SEAL with multiple combat deployments. After returning home, he attended Harvard Medical School and became an Emergency Medicine doctor at the University of Vermont. Dan is a conservative, but was appalled by Trump's comments and messages during the 2016 election. Dan did not vote for Trump in that election, but decided to give him a chance. After a year of the Trump Presidency, Dan said Trump was “worse than I thought he would be—and I thought he was going to be terrible.” In response, Dan created Veterans for Responsible Leadership, an organization that is dedicated to holding public officials accountable and helping to defeat candidates like Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Show SummaryOn this episode of Behind the Mission, feature a conversation with Adrienne Sherk, Army Veteran and Associate Vice President with Unite Us, a technology platform that is working to create an efficient system of care within the community to improve health and social support.About Today's GuestAdrienne Sherk is the Senior Director of Community-Based Organization Partnerships at Unite Us. In her role, she focuses on building strategic relationships with national organizations offering communities critical services. Before joining Unite Us, Adrienne spent time at Salesforce, Team Red, White & Blue, and the U.S. Army, where she served as a platoon leader and executive officer in Iraq and Ft. Hood, TX. Adrienne holds a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and will begin the Master of Public Health program at George Washington University in the fall of 2022. Additionally, Adrienne serves as the executive sponsor of the Veteran Employee Resource Group for Unite Us. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children. Links Mentioned In This EpisodeUnite Us WebsitePsychArmor Resource of the WeekThis week's PsychArmor resource of the week is the PsychArmor course, Why Collaboration is So Important in Supporting Military Members, Veterans, Their Families, and CaregiversThis course is designed for community leaders interested in exploring some key components to a successful collaborative journey. You will learn how collaboration can provide the structure needed to impact the lives of military-connected people. You can find the link to this resource here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/courses/why-collaboration-is-so-important This Episode Sponsored By: This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor, the premier education and learning ecosystem specializing in military culture content. PsychArmor offers an online e-learning laboratory with custom training options for organizations.Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families. You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com
Waste No Day: A Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical Motivational Podcast
Join us on the Waste No Day Podcast as we dive into the world of leadership with Carlos Mendez, a consultant at Echelon Front. Carlos teaches the Four Laws of Combat and emphasizes the importance of building relationships and detaching from emotions in leadership. Learn about being "default aggressive" and how to manage emotions in difficult situations. In addition, Carlos shares personal tips and reflects on his experiences in the Navy and SEAL teams. Take advantage of this episode filled with valuable insights for leaders in any field. Here's a breakdown of what to expect in this episode: The Four Laws of Combat and Echelon Front's approach to leadership Overcoming fear and the concept of being "default aggressive" Importance of personal protective equipment, relationship building, and risk reduction Lessons learned from Hell Week and their applicability to leadership in challenging situations Tips for managing emotions and avoiding emotional outbursts and reflecting on personal experiences And so much more! About Carlos Mendez: Carlos is a former Navy SEAL who started his Naval career as a medic with the Marines, where he completed two deployments. Upon completing BUD/s, he was assigned to SEAL Team One. He served as the medic, primary sniper, and point man and completed deployments to Southeast Asia, Iraq, Central America, and Afghanistan. Carlos then served under Jocko as the lead instructor in teaching Close Quarter Combat for all the West Coast SEAL Teams. During his time there, Carlos was chosen for the prestigious Seaman to Admiral Program through which the SEAL Teams cut the member away to complete their undergrad degree and return as an officer. Former recipients of this award include Jocko Willink and Jonny Kim. Connect with Carlos Mendez on… Website: https://echelonfront.com/carlos-mendez/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlos-mendez-e/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlos_mendez_246/?hl=en Connect with Waste No Day! Website: https://www.wastenoday.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064230695791 Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/waste-no-day-a-plumbing-hvac-and/id1543265737 Tiktok: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmdBUSQcb_UtbqcYYaI6tcg Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4rlvUXGWcRVpsTiVl6BR2m?si=oqkEIIf5Qdyh4CcAuSXATQ
Dr. Kirk Parsley is a former Navy SEAL. After serving with the SEALs, Doc entered medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda. Doc graduated in 2004, 1 year after the birth of his third child. He interned in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego in 2005 and subsequently completed a Navy residency in Hyperbarics and Diving Medicine in 2006. From 2009 to 2013, Doc served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One. While there, he led the development of and supervised the group's first Sports Medicine Rehabilitation center. Doc saw firsthand the effect that low sleep and high stress had on the young SEALs who were under his care, men who he realized looked a whole lot like himself just a few years before. It was during this time that he began to develop the all-natural Sleep Remedy that is now the supplement of choice for Navy SEALs, pro athletes, C-level executives, and thousands of others. Henry, now Sleep Remedy's CFO, was one of the first to experience the life altering impact of Sleep Remedy. Use coupon code - ACTIVELIFE for 10% at Sleep Remedy ========== 50% of Americans have musculoskeletal pain. Over 1/3 of Americans suffer from obesity. 67% of Americans are overweight. With thousands of gyms, hundreds of thousands of fitness coaches, doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, and gyms in the US, access is not the problem. This podcast provides the actionable information needed to help you create a fulfilling and financially rewarding career helping the millions of people whose needs fall somewhere between the fitness and healthcare industries of today. Join the thousands of fitness professionals who have experienced life changing results by working with Active Life. www.activelifeprofessional.com Get on a call with us: https://secure.scheduleonce.com/60minutemeetingwithnick
Health Hero Show: The official Chemical Free Body Lifestyle Podcast
Episode 159 - Health Heroes! There's an old red neck saying that refers to discovering something that is hard to find that goes like this: “it's like finding a needle in a haystack”. This show is all about that. I do my best to find topics and people that will empower you to be your best physically, emotionally and spiritually. This guest is a prime example of that. Dr. Michael Turner is a medical doctor that on a personal level is really into health especially fitness and longevity. He actually trained and passed the physical test for Navy Seals as an example and completely needs out on nutrition like me. Also found out he lives and works in the Tri Cities area in Washington State which is only an hour and a half from me. Besides helping himself and his clients live longer and healthier he also developed some long haul Covid strategies that will really help people to get over spike protein issues whether you got it from natural transmission or from a vaccine. Thank you for listening, please subscribe and share this podcast if you like the content and think it could benefit someone you know. Love & Light -Coach Tim. Tim's Favorite, HIGHEST QUALITY Health Product Recommendations: Best Detox & Nutrition Supplements: https://www.chemicalfreebody.com/ Best Hydrogen Machine: Tim's personal unit - CLICK HERE Best Infrared Saunas & Healing Lamps: Tim's personal unit - Save $100 CLICK HERE Water Purification/Restructuring System: Book FREE Consult CLICK HERE Best Home Air Purification Unit: Tim's personal unit CLICK HERE Best Non-Toxic Home Building Materials: CLICK HERE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
I thought we'd begin this week with a bit of Trivia. You want to know what this is? This is considered the oldest known complaint in the world. It's 4000 year old Akkadian cuneiform tablet written by a man named Nanni who complains about a substandard ingot of copper he received by the hand of his servant and in the letter he demands a refund. Complaining, as it turns out, is one of the oldest art forms in history. We can complain about anything from copper ingots to cold weather to people cutting in line, to poor customer service, our unreasonable boss to a boring movie to an overpopulated city and its traffic, and the worst of all, not being able to connect to Wi-Fi. But sometimes our complaints center on things that are much less trivial. Sometimes our complaints arise out of deep suffering. When we are pinned down in an uncomfortable situation, we complain by demanding an answer to the why question? Why am I suffering? Why this betrayal? Why this death? Why this injustice? Why this financial hardship? Why my marriage? Why are my children like this? Why am I here? Lord, why don't you change things? Last week James gave us three commands on how to be righteous in the face of suffering and not complain. Be patient, trust God and don't complain. Now this week James is going to work that out through EXAMPLES. Examples are helpful because examples are simply commands applied in real life situations. He says, let me point you to some biblical examples of people who did a good job of being patient, trusting God and not complaining in their impossibly hard situations. So James give us the prophets and God's servant, Job. So let's start with the prophets. Now the prophets are amazing. The prophets have been given the most unrewarding of all possible jobs. Let's first consider Isaiah. Isaiah When we open up the book of Isaiah we see God's assessment of the nation of Israel. God says, my people have not heeded any of my warnings. They don't even know me. And for the rest of chapter 1 and into the next chapters he outlines the many ways in which Israel has turned away. Now in Isaiah 6, the prophet Isaiah has a vision of God and it's breathtaking. It really just knocks Isaiah on the carpet. And the Lord says, Isaiah, will you go to my people and preach who I am? Will you preach what you just saw? And he said by all means. Yes, I'll go! Send me! But here's where it gets interesting. Isaiah, I'm not sure you're going to like your mission. I'm going to send you to preach the gospel to my people for the next 20 or 30 years and no one will listen, believe or respect you in any way. Ever. You will never see fruit in your ministry your entire life. You will live your entire life without witnessing a shred of evidence that anything you ever said or did mattered. I'm letting you know in advance that they will never respond no matter how much you beg and plead. They will persecute you, marginalize you and basically make your life miserable until you die. - In fact your job is to harden hearts by speaking truth and being rejected. - The more you try to show them truth the blinder they will become. - The more you try to get their attention the heavier their eyes will become until they just fall asleep. - The more you talk the more plugged up with wax their ears will become. Look at Isaiah 6:9 And Isaiah responded, "Well that doesn't sound like much fun? How long do I have to do that Lord?" Preach the truth until everyone is judged. Preach until a foreign nation obliterates them and they are utterly destroyed. Okay, now get going. That's hard. God, why? Why would you want me to do that? Why do you want me to beat my head against the wall with ZERO results? You want to talk about a job that might require a little patience? You want to talk about a situation in which you might be tempted to complain? Isaiah can relate. James says look at the prophets. What do you think was motivating Isaiah? What caused him to go year after year after year, watching the horrible hard-heartedness that led to destruction? What enabled him to keep going? What enabled him to keep preaching to this stiff-necked rebellious people? What made him able to not complain and to be patient? Think about it. CAN YOU GUESS WHAT IT IS? Jeremiah Consider Jeremiah. Jeremiah preaches during the Babylonian invasion of Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar is steaming forward. Jeremiah, go tell Jehoiakim that I'm going to use Nebuchadnezzar as a rod to discipline the nation of Israel. You have disobeyed me; therefore you will be destroyed by him. - Jehoiakim sees Babylon assembling for battle and they are scurrying about like ants trying to prepare for battle and God says, "Jeremiah, Go up to the king and here's what I want you to tell him to his face. Prophesy over him and tell him that he is going to lose this battle." - Tell Jehoiakim, "The right thing to do is to surrender to Nebuchadnezzar and to submit to him." Okay, that's your job. Now go. Jeremiah argued to God. God I'm only a child; I don't know how to speak to kings. But God says, "That excuse doesn't work. I'll give you the words. Get yourself ready!" Jeremiah says, "Are you kidding me? Everybody is going to think I'm a traitor! You really think he's going to listen to this message: Hey, Jehoiakim, you know that pagan overlord, Nebuchadnezzar? Yeah, well, God wants you to give up and let him take you into captivity. They're going to think I'm a traitor." And that's exactly what happened. They did think he was a traitor. In Jeremiah 11 we read of all the friends in his hometown (these are his elementary school classmates, those who grew up together), they all assemble and say, we have to kill this guy. He's spreading the language of sedition. We read of the temple prophets conspiring to kill him. Jeremiah discovers the plot to kill him and he complains to the Lord about his persecution and the Lord responds by telling him. "Oh, don't worry, it's going to get way worse." And sure enough. Jeremiah is beaten and put in stocks. He is thrown into a cistern where he starts sinking in mud. They are starving him. We call Jeremiah the weeping prophet. He writes a book in our Bible called Lamentations. But he can't stop speaking. He just keeps speaking. You want to talk about a job where you might be tempted to complain? How about Jeremiah? God why? James says, look at the prophets. What do you think was motivating Jeremiah? What caused him to sit in that muddy pit and trust God? What do you think motivated him to keep on speaking despite the terrible suffering and persecution? Think about it. CAN YOU GUESS WHAT IT IS? Hosea Then you have Hosea. God comes to Hosea, and he says, "Hosea, you're never going to be any kind of prophet until you understand what the betrayal of the nation of Israel feels like to the heart of God. So here's what I want you to do. I want you to marry a prostitute. I want you to marry a woman who will never be faithful to you. I've given her a fitting name, Gomer. You're going to marry Gomer, and she's going to continually be unfaithful to you." God says, "She's going to continually commit adultery. It's going to just absolutely gut you. You are going to love her to death and she's going to have affair after affair after affair. You're going to have to continually forgive her and go get her and buy her back and carry her back to your home. And you are going to love her again even though she hurt you so badly. And you are going to have to go through that difficult process of rebuilding trust. That's the training routine you are going to need to suffer in order to be a usable prophet in my hands. So I just want you to live that life on repeat for the next 30-40 years. Cool? You good with that? You want to talk about a job where you might be tempted to complain. I think Hosea can relate. God why? James says, look at the prophets. What do you think was motivating Hosea? What caused him to go year after year after year, watching the unfaithfulness of his wife. What enabled him to forgive time after time after time? I mean can you imagine the sorrow? Just horrible sorrow all the time. God says to all these prophets, "Get going." Hosea. Get going. Jeremiah. Get going. Get going, Isaiah. Their lives were suffering. They never had answers. Nothing ever went right for them. God says, "I want you to obey me. Be patient and don't complain." What do you think caused the prophets to be so patient? What do you think motivated them to keep serving the Lord despite terrible suffering and persecution? Think about it. CAN YOU GUESS WHAT IT IS? I'm baiting you aren't I? You want to know. Be patient. I'm helping you practice patience. We are supposed to look at the prophets. The prophets are given as an example. But we are also supposed to look at Job. Job Let's think about the patience of Job. Man, this is so good. Now to understand the lesson of Job you have to understand the structure of the book and the structure of the book of Job is a little odd. The story is found at the beginning and the end. In the middle you have these long speeches. When we open the book we read of the integrity and character of the man Job. - He was a man who feared God and turned away from evil. - He was an upright man. - He was blameless in all his ways. - He was a devout man, and he also was an extremely wealthy man. Now Satan comes and says, "I see this servant of yours, Job. I see how he's kind of your poster child. He's pretty hot stuff." Well, he's amazing for a reason. The dude's filthy rich. Job has learned not to bite the hand that feeds him. He's wise. Does Job serve you for nothing? The only reason he's serving you is because you've blessed him. In other words he doesn't love you. He loves your blessing. Take away his cash and he'll curse you. You can prove where his devotion lies by taking away his assets. So God allowed it. One day Job was standing in his home, and a messenger comes up and says, - "I was herding your donkeys and plowing with your oxen, and plunderers, those wretched Sabeans, well they came and attacked and took them all and killed the servants, and I alone have escaped to tell you. " Well there goes his food supply. - And while the words were still in his mouth a second servant comes running up, and he says, "I was with your sheep, and lightning came down from the sky and destroyed all the sheep and all the servants, and I alone have escaped to tell you." - And while the words were still in his mouth another comes and says the Chaldeans came and formed three bands and took all your camels and killed all your servants. This is basically the equivalent of saying your entire retirement portfolio has been wiped out. Your stocks gone. Your houses burned down and insurance won't pay and even your bars of gold you buried in the ground were dug up and robbed. All of his earthy capital is gone. He's financially ruined. He's now poor. That's a lot to absorb. - And while the words were still in his mouth another servant came up and said, "I was in the home where all of your grown children were feasting and drinking wine together, and a wind came out of the wilderness and the house collapsed, and all of your children are dead, all ten, seven sons and three daughters, and I alone have escaped to tell you these things." Now after the first stroke from Satan, we are told that Job howls in sorrow. He rips his clothes, shaves his head, falls to the ground in ashes and says, "Naked I came into the world, and naked I will return. The Lord gives. The Lord takes. Blessed be the name of the Lord." In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrongdoing. That is pretty stinking impressive. Now that introduction and the initial commentary has caused many people to misunderstand the book. Some people use this as the interpretive key for the book. Okay, Job was a righteous man, blameless. Satan attacked him and he didn't crack. So they read everything through that lens. True enough. Job was righteous. Job was blameless. There was not a better man on the earth. He was the top tier. He was the upper crust. But the story of the book of Job is that trials crush even the righteous. Trials wear you down. Trials cause even the finest poster children to crack. Trials are too much for all of us. All of us will crack eventually. There's a saying in the Navy Seals about fear of water. "All men panic. It's just a matter of when." And so it is with trials. All men eventually doubt God. All men eventually sin. All men crack. It's just a matter of when. Show me one who does not? At the first stroke, his self-control holds. Job hasn't cracked, yet. So the pressure turns up. There was a second stroke of Satan. Now Satan attacks his health. We're told he was afflicted with these running sores. He sat on an ash heap, and he scraped himself with pieces of pottery, scouring the pus off. It says he was afflicted with these sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. I mean that has got to just be terrible misery. I've run into poison ivy several times in my life and I just absolutely hate that stuff. It's just so itchy. The sores just run for weeks. It's so gross. From the top of the head to the sole of the foot. Head to toe. Can you imagine? Some people after funerals get consolation cards, meals cooked for them, phone calls. Job buries his 10 kids and loses his entire retirement portfolio and to boost his spirits he's given head to toe bleeding sores. Now that's bad. That's really bad. But I think the absolute worst comes next. I think what made him crack was not: - The loss of money. - Not the loss of children. - Not the loss of health. - It was the loss of being believed by his closest friends. Along come four terrible counselors. The first was Job's wife. She's a piece of work. Here Job is suffering. He's covered in sores and she looks at him and says, "Curse God and die!" Obviously this is an indication of where she's at. She's mad at God. She's lost all her kids. She's convinced God is evil. She's cursing at God. And she wants her husband to do the same. She's trying to drag him down with her. Look at his response. It's remarkable. You see he is still barely holding on, but he is still holding on by the tips of his fingers. He says, "You are talking like a foolish woman." He doesn't say, "You are a foolish woman." He says, "We've been around foolish women. You and I have both agreed what foolish behavior looks like. What you're saying feels awfully similar to that." It's a very kind response to someone who says to you, "Curse God and die!" Next up were Job's three friends: Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. Now Job's friends come along and take a totally different approach. They say, "No, God's not the problem. God can't be the problem. God is perfect. God is holy." And that is like a breath of fresh air to Job. "Yes, I was just trying to tell my wife that. That's so comforting to hear. Thank you for saying that. I agree, God can never be wrong. He is all wise! He's always good." But what comes next is like a baseball bat to the knees. Job's friends say, "So if God is good. If God is not to blame, the only one left is you. Job, you're the problem." They say, "I've never seen an innocent man perish like you. Obviously, you're to blame. God doesn't judge the righteous." Oh man, that hurts. That's deep. He cries out. He yells. He screams. So Job's wife says: "God's the problem. God is to blame." Job's friends says: "You're the problem." And I think he cracks. Right there. And in his agony for 35 chapters he basically asks two questions: - Why didn't I die at birth? - Why is God not answering me? He says, I am an innocent sufferer. I am righteous. I have done nothing to deserve this. This is senseless suffering. Why? Why won't God talk to me? Why are the heavens as bronze? Why? In Job 23 he says, "If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling! I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments. I would find out the reasons, and consider what he would say." You see, Job is just like us. He's asking, "Why?" And what's the answer? Silence. Be patient. He gets nothing. He gets silence as a response. Why are you allowing this to happen? It would be one thing if I could see a reason. If it was because I had sinned, that would make sense. Okay, this is punishment for my sin. Or there was some greater purpose. I could handle that. It would be one thing if I could discern a reason. This trial will accomplish this purpose. Okay, now I have a reason to suffer. But I am innocent and you are silent. Why? Why am I suffering? To be patient and not complain and live in great suffering is among the hardest places in the world to be. Wait. Trust me. Now, here's what I want to point out. By the time we get to chapter 38, Job has officially cracked. Here the most righteous man on the face of the earth has cracked under suffering. He's cracked. He's doubting God. He's angry. He's questioning God. Everyone cracks. Listen, the prophets cracked too. - You don't think Isaiah cracked when he watched innocent children being slaughtered because of the hard-heartedness of Israel? Of course he did! - You don't think Hosea cracked when he got the news that his wife was sleeping with another man? Of course he did! - You don't think Jeremiah cracked while his feet were sinking in the mud? Read Lamentations. That's a poem written by a broken heart. Of course he did! - And here is Job. Cracked! And yet James says, "Consider the prophets. Consider Job." What does that mean? The lesson to learn from the prophets and Job is NOT how NOT to crack. It's what to do when you do. Or even more accurately, the lesson is what God will do for you when you crack. We looked at Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea and asked what do you think motivated them to keep on serving God in their terrible suffering and persecution? What did they do? CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THEY DID? Here's the answer: They did nothing. God did something. In all these cases, what happens is that his beloved children crack and God shows up and puts them back together. And how he shows up to do that is shocking. The Rebuke Since we are in Job, let's just keep going here. In Job chapter 38, near the end, God shows up. Job is not doing well. And God appears in this great storm and whirlwind. Job has been asking the why question for 35+ chapters. And finally God shows up and here's how he answers. There are two things here that are just absolutely astonishing to me. First, God doesn't give Job a reason. He doesn't tell him why? We might have ideas as to what God is up to but he doesn't say one thing about it to Job. Job has been asking for chapters and chapters why, and God says not a thing about it. He gives no explanation. So first, He doesn't tell him why, but secondly, he doesn't give him any comfort. We don't read God saying, "Job, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so sorry that you lost your wealth and your children and I see those terrible painful sores. It must have been so terrible to go so long and not understand. I am so, so sorry." We get none of that. The absence of that language is so shocking to me that it almost makes me want to throw away the book. How cold can you be? It's like God just has ice in his veins. Are you kidding? Not only does he not give Job comfort, he goes on the offensive. He goes on the attack. Over and over God says, "Who are you? Who do you think you are?" I mean the language is so harsh, I just shrink back. God says to Job, “Surely, you know Job, Surely, you were there. You're talking like you are so old. You're talking like you are so wise.” So surely, the lightning bolts report to you. They come to you and say, "Here we are. Which way would you like us to go, Job?" They do that for me, so surely they do that for you too, since you seem to have so much knowledge of the way things ought to be? Surely you understand how to make stars. That's easy, right? Like billions of them, right? Surely, since you know so much about how your life should go and how it fits into my great plan of redemption, surely you know about these petty small little details. Right? Oh you don't know? You don't have understanding about these things? Well, then maybe you should trust me. That feels like the opposite of compassion. And we think, God, what are you doing to this broken man? We feel like God is making a mistake here. But let's not commit the same sin that Job just committed telling God how he should instruct his children. God you don't know how to discipline your children. You're too harsh. You haven't read the positive affirmation books at Barnes and Noble. What God says totally works. Look what comes out of Job's mouth. Job stammers out a first response. You know what comes out? Repentance. The great theme of the book of James. Repentance. Job was written NOT to tell you how to NOT crack. It was written to tell you what to do when you do crack. In fact, it was written to crack you and then put you back together. And how does Job help put us back together? Through the beautiful, wonderful work of repentance. What a gift. What a healing balm. To just repent. To just say, "I thought I knew what was best. What a fool, to ever question you. I repent, Lord." Listen to Job's repentance. And you think, man, okay, Job really learned his lesson. Okay God you can be done. Do you know what God says? "I'm not finished. I'll tell you when I'm done." "Job, you think I am unjust? Must I be condemned that you be justified? Is that how this should be? It doesn't make sense to me, so I should be the one who is repenting to you? Does that make sense, Job? Either I am competent to judge God or God is competent to judge me. Which is it? Job, you're suffering is 1000 times worse simply because you assume you can understand all these things. How could that be? Were you there when I invented the molecular structure of the universe? Were you there when I invented snow? Were you there when I laid the foundations of the earth? Were you there when I said to trillions of stars, come forth? Job, you weren't. How could YOU know? Who do you think you are to question me? Either I'm God or you are. Either I'm right or you are. Either I know what's going on or you do. I'm appealing to you. Think. It's not possible, Job, that you are wiser than me. You want justice, Job? You think this is unfair. Try your own hand at justice, Job. Look at every proud man and bring him low. Crush the wicked where they stand. Bury them in the dust, and then I will concede that you are in a position to be the determiner of justice." Now all of this is too much for Job. Think about the phrase, don't obscure my counsel without knowledge. When you throw up complaints against God, you want to know what that does? It obscures God's wisdom. All of a sudden something that should never be questioned, comes into question. It's like a thick fog descends and now all of a sudden that mountain range in the distance is no longer visible. I'm confused which way is north. You know this is no different than Isaiah. What happened to Isaiah? He's brought into the throne room of the Lord of Hosts. And he sees the Lord high and lifted up and the cherubim on the throne screaming Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty. The whole earth is filled with his Glory. And Isaiah smashes his face into the dirt and says, woe is me for I am ruined. I am a man of unclean lips. How dare I ever question the Lord? Who do I think I am? That turbulence inside Isaiah is put to rest when he sees God. The turbulence inside of Job is put to rest when he sees God. The anger goes away. That pride evaporates. They are changed men. They don't have all the answers, but they have what they need to be content. To trust. To not complain or grumble. The thing that so upset me is it seemed like God came and did all the wrong things to Job, and yet, look. Sometimes God asks for trust without a reason. God asks for trust without compassion. Why? Because now the trust is complete. It's the highest form. It's the most complete form of love. Is that hard? Yeah, of course, it's hard. When you have cancer or your spouse just left you or you lost everything, or whatever, we are just bawling our eyes out. We are cracked. We are laying on the ground, cracked in a million pieces. Can you listen to God in that moment? God is no more distant from you than he was from Job. God is no more distant from you than he was from Jesus when he cried out, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Even Jesus asked the why question. Conclusion Remember, Job and the prophets are not here to tell you how not to crack. They tell you what to do when you do. And what should you do? Run to Christ. That's what Job did. At the very end of the book of Job, God commends Job. He says, "My servant Job did the right thing." Job had some pretty low days. He had some pretty ugly moments. He cursed the day he was born. He accused God of injustice. He ranted and raved. He was filled with self-pity. It was terrible. He cracked. But what did he do right? He repented of thinking he knew better than God. He went looking for the WHY. He never found it. But you want to know what he did find? He found the who. He found the who and that was enough. He was satisfied. He found someone he could trust with the why. Remember the cross. Those in Jesus day said, "THIS MAKES ZERO SENSE." Why God? Why would you allow this? God what are you doing? I'm guessing many lost their faith when they watched Jesus hang on the cross. They said, "How in the world could this be?" And yet God turned that into the greatest act of mercy in the world. Can you trust him with the unknowns in your life knowing he has done that?
PrepWell Podcast with Phil Black
In this episode, I remind every PrepWeller (and parent) out there, about the importance of sending "thank you" notes to people who helped you on your college admissions journey. Most colleges will send out their regular admissions decisions this month. Don't get caught up in the results so much that you forget to thank those who helped you along the way. If you think your list is just one or two people, you probably aren't thinking hard enough. Listen to this episode to find out how my son's list went from 2 to 20 people. And, considering that he only applied to one college, your list may be longer. I know this has been a long and challenging road for many of you. Make sure you finish strong. Follow us: Enroll in PrepWell Academy Follow on Instagram Follow on Facebook If you want to support the show, here are three immediate steps to take. Subscribe to the podcast where ever you listen to podcasts Follow me on Instagram or Facebook Give us a review Share this episode with a friend Join our mailing list (by opting in on the homepage or in this article) Enroll your 9th or 10th grader in the program Podcast Host: PrepWell Academy's Founder, Phil Black, has spent a lifetime cracking the code on the world's most competitive programs: Yale University, Harvard Business School, Navy SEALs, Goldman Sachs, Entrepreneurship, Shark Tank (2X), etc. Learn More About PrepWell: Inside PrepWell Academy, Black teaches students everything they need to know about the college admissions process in a series of expertly-timed, 3-5-minute, weekly training videos starting in 9th grade and continuing through 12th grade [Note: this program can only be joined in 9th or 10th grade]. My specialties include military service academies, ROTC scholarships, Ivy League, and student-athletes.
Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Alden Mills, who has been a featured cityCURRENT guest speaker, three-time Navy SEAL platoon commander and Division One athlete, Inc. 500 CEO of Perfect Fitness, and bestselling author of "Be Unstoppable" and "Unstoppable Teams," who talks about his latest efforts and new app coming out in March 2023, GoalBud. Co-Founded by CEO Alden Mills, GoalBud allows you to harness the power of social networking to help you achieve your goals.The concept was inspired by the support Commander Mills gave to Co-Founder John Keagy while climbing Mt. Everest. Alden was John's "Swimbuddy". The first GoalBud prototype was built in a tent in a blizzard at Everest Base Camp, and now soon everyone will be able to benefit from the power of having a "Goalbuddy." GoalBud is a Public Benefit Corporation, with a legal requirement to help people achieve goals.During the interview, Alden shares some of his story and talks about launching the app, the importance and power of having "Goalbuddies" and how individuals can start taking advantage of the app to set, track and accomplish their goals.Visit www.goalbud.org to learn more.Website: https://www.alden-mills.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnstoppableAldenMills/Twitter: https://twitter.com/aldenmillsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aldenmills/
How does unresolved stress manifest itself in our bodies and minds, and how can we begin to heal and move forward?This week's guest is Christopher Maher, a former Navy SEAL turned mental health expert who combines a “SEAL mindset” with modern stress management strategies. Many of us are not living in alignment with our higher selves, and in this conversation, Christopher shares how we can get there through breathwork, vulnerability with others, and more.We talk about his path to becoming a SEAL and what his wellness journey looked like along the way, tools to get us out of our fight or flight response when we're not in physical danger, how our bodies hold onto the imprints of our generational trauma, and much more.If you enjoy this episode, please feel free to rate and review the podcast on whatever app you're listening on, and share with a friend!CONNECT WITH CHRISTOPHERWebsite: truebodyintelligence.comBook: Free for Life: A Navy SEAL's Path to Inner Freedom and Outer PeaceInstagram: @truebodyintelligenceFacebook: facebook.com/truebodyintelligenceYouTube ChannelCONNECT WITH THE SHOWWebsite: WellnessAndWanderlust.netInstagram: www.instagram.com/wellnessandwanderlustblogFacebook: www.facebook.com/wellnessandwanderlustblogTwitter: www.twitter.com/moses_says
Host Rory Meikle chats with Mike Rice. Mike is a retired Navy Seal officer who started out his Military career as an enlisted marine corp infantry. This is part 1 of their conversation. 00:00 Introduction 00:18 Our Guest 00:33 The Navy SEAL Team 04:05 What made you shift to SEAL Team? 08:16 What was the atmosphere like in BUD/S? 11:09 How was the SEAL Team Technology after 9/11? 13:21 Leveraging Technology 17:39 Where do you see technology affect you the most? 21:40 Stories with Mike
Food School: Smarter Stronger Leaner.
"I'M INSPIRED BY HUMAN potential. We are a species that in only ten thousand years evolved from cave dwellers to space explorers. Humans have the unique and brilliant gift of being able to imagine something and bring it into existence."~ Rich Diviney, The Attributes- How is being a Navy Seal different from ordinary life? Which one is harder? You might be surprised by the answer! - How can you deal with stress in your life better, whether you're a regular person or a Navy Seal? There's a simple question that can help; - Connecting stories, biology, neuroscience of performance - why The Attributes, Rich wrote about, scale and can be applied to the majority of people; - Why to be successful at self-improvement, we have to understand how our bodies work. If we ignore this, we won't get very far; - What's the difference between high/peak performance and optimal performance? - One of the best things you can do to perform at your best is learning how to relax quickly. It's Navy Seals' TOP secret! - Why you have to be willing to take risks and put yourself in environments designed to make you fail to learn and improve fast; - Why knowing where you are and where you want to go is the very first step to map out your self-development journey; - The best way to get to know yourself isn't by taking tests or reading books but instead by doing THIS; - Becoming a consistently driven person to keep making progress on your entrepreneurial journey: :introducing pivots to develop self-efficacy - confidence, initiative, optimism; :2 types of discipline and the one that matters the most to create success as an entrepreneur; :developing open-mindedness to allow the world guide your journey VS being overly stubborn and often getting stuck in your open opinions; :one of the most important skills for an entrepreneur is being "cunning" - knowing how to break the rules in a smart way. But you also have to be careful not to break the wrong ones; :being narcissistic is actually a must quality for entrepreneurs. But it's important to not let it take over your life - here's how. One of the most practical conversations to develop yourself as a driven, tough, no-BS entrepreneur who gets sh*t done, just like Navy Seals do - TUNE IN! You don't want to miss this one out! Rich Diviney BIO: Rich Diviney is a retired Navy SEAL commander who served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, including 13 years in the Naval Special Warfare community. He has received numerous awards for leadership, including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals with Valor, and three Combat Action Ribbons. Since retiring from the military, Rich has become a consultant and speaker, sharing his experience and insights on leadership and human performance with businesses, sports teams, and individuals. Rich is also the author of the book "The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance." Connect with Rich and his work:https://theattributes.com/Produced by Angela Shurina,CERTIFIED HIGH-PERFORMANCE, HEALTH, NUTRITION COACHChange in days - not in years!"
Motiv8 - The Motivation and Inspiration Podcast
Today's motivation is all about being a monster and becoming more disciplined. Audio Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv3sXA44CrM&t=37s More about Jocko: John Gretton "Jocko" Willink was born on September 8, 1971. He is an American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy officer who served in the Navy SEALs and is a former member of SEAL Team 3. Willink's military service includes combat actions in the Iraq War where he commanded SEAL Team 3's Task Unit Bruiser. He received the Silver Star and Bronze Star for his service in the Iraq War. Quote of the Day: “Don't expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen." - Jocko Willink Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Support via Patreon Check out my Personal Finance/Investing Podcast Join the Upcoming Newsletter Let's Stay Motivated On Discord
Rich Diviney, author and Founder of The Attributes, was a Navy Seal for 21 years, where he was put in charge of assessment and selection for a specialized Seal team. He realized the team's performance needed to be looked at differently and discovered it relies not on visible skills but on hidden attributes. In this episode, hear Rich's story of how he embarked on a mission to help organizations understand the qualities necessary to build high-performing teams. Rich guides those around him in recognizing the elemental qualities that drive who they are and how they show up, especially in high-pressure situations. Listen in to learn how to unlock your potential using your inherent strengths and what it takes to perform optimally at all times. Book Recommendation: The works of Yuval Noah Harari Additional Resources: Connect with Rich on Instagram Get your copy of Rich's book Learn more about the PeopleForward Network: www.peopleforwardnetwork.com
A man's man. A Patriot's Patriot. A distinguished veteran as a U.S. Navy SEAL. And now a newly elected U.S. congressman. What a resume this week's Team Never Quit Guest brings to the table as he brings an eye-opening discussion related to the role of a Congressman. Once a co-host of this very podcast, Morgan's conversation with his twin brother Marcus Luttrell makes for an episode you don't want to miss. Morgan's life has perennially been one of service to others. A 5th generation Texan raised on a horse ranch. At an early age Morgan learned the importance of hard work, discipline, and personal responsibility. He turned his strong values, deep love for his country, and his passion for helping others into a career of distinguished service. Morgan Luttrell brings bold leadership, and a “Put America First” mentality to his role as a U.S. Congressman. In this episode you will hear: • There's an energy that lives [in a mob situation] and if you become a part of it, you may find yourself in a situation like “I didn't intend to be here.” (3:59) • The DC Police did an amazing job of showing restraint [at the January 6th situation]. There were situations where they were getting close to death. (4:41) • The criminal justice system [in DC] is, you could say, “broken.” (5:38) • DC is a dumpster fire. They wanted everybody that lives in DC to have the right to vote, even if you're a Chinese citizen working for the Chinese government; if you're a Russian citizen working for the Russian embassy. (6:27) • Another role and responsibility of the lower chamber of congress is we control the purse strings. (9:19) • Passing legislation and controlling government money is what congress men and women do. (11:18) • We're not at the cliff edge; we're over it. We spend more than we take in. (13:14) • I don't care about red or blue anymore. We're here – 31 Trillion dollars in debt. I don't care which administration did it. (13:49) • We, in the past decades, have been increasing our debt limit, all the way up to 31 Trillion. (14:32) • It needs to be said that if we don't increase the debt ceiling and we default – that's a problem. (21:52) • There's a point in time we'll be paying more on the interest of our debt, than we pay on our defense budget. (23:19) • When the cameras are on, people will turn the switch on and they become actors. (24:59) • Abraham Lincoln coined the word “lobbyist” because people would hang out in the lobby of his hotel and when he'd come down, they would just bum rush him and say we this, this, and this, and this is what we'll do for you. (30:14) • I would never complain about this job, because I fought so hard to get it. (39:03) • The border's a dumpster fire. (42:23) • It's very humbling to walk through the hall of the Capitol. There's so much history. (43:33) • The best part of my job is I get to meet so many people. (63:51) • The hardest part about campaigning is that it's 24/7. (64:37)