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648 - NO EXCUSES with Jocko Willink

648 - NO EXCUSES with Jocko Willink

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Jocko Willink is a podcaster, author, and retired United States Navy SEAL. He hosts the Jocko Podcast.

Common life lessons:

  • Look at the positive in every situation
  • Take small steps to reach a bigger goal
  • Take full respo...

Spend more time producing than consuming

It’s good to consume podcasts or videos that educate you, but don’t spend all your time-consuming information. Make time to produce your own podcast, videos, etc.

You have to make sure it’s not a deficit where all you’re doing is consuming and you’re not producing anything

You don’t h...

Don’t chase short-term highs.

Do things that will benefit and improve your life in the long run. The short-term gratification is not a long-term success and it’s not long-term happiness.

Take ownership of your life: But how do you take ownership when something horrible happens to someone else, like your child getting ca...

Whenever trying something new, be humble and ready to learn

Don’t use age as an exercise not to learn or try something new: Jocko started a podcast in his 40s, he got into archery recently.

As a leadership consultant, Jocko doesn’t just walk into a new business and tell them how they can run it better. He spends time asking questions and learning ab...

JOCKO WILINK

If I recognize that someone has no humility and is not going to listen, I’ll probably fire them pretty quickly

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