Jocko Willink ON: Leading Like a Navy Seal & Taking Extreme Ownership of Every Problem in Your Life

05.31.2021 - By On Purpose with Jay Shetty

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Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) joins Jay Shetty to talk about extreme ownership and discipline, switching from a competition-based to a collaborative culture, building trust even in stressful situations, and mastering your self-discipline. 

He is a retired naval officer who served in the Navy SEALs and an author of several books including Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. He also co-hosts Jocko Podcast that discusses discipline and leadership in business, war, relationships, and everyday life. 

What We Discuss with Jocko:
00:00 Intro
02:08 The most difficult thing to go through
02:57 How do you process a difficult situation and be ready to go through the experience
06:07 What you go through is your present, nothing else will matter
08:18 Are you born a leader or did experience make you one?
13:44 Working through procrastination and overthinking
18:01 Lessons learned from joining the Navy Seals
20:14 Turning a competitive and comparison based culture to a collaborative culture
26:37 Principles and methods to build trust in high stress situations
29:53 The biggest leadership mistakes and the key takeaways  
33:20 Rather than beating yourself up, practice extreme ownership 
36:34 Taking criticisms from someone you don’t respect
38:54 Your ego against the decentralized command strategy
43:07 When people are struggling with self discipline, where do you start?  
47:06 Start self discipline by waking up earlier in the morning
49:24 Life lessons learned after leaving the military
53:20 Jocko on Final Five

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