All posts by Echo

92: Pushing the Envelope. Overcome and Adapt. Ultra-Winning Mindset of Marine Corps Combat Engineer, Rob Jones

0:00:00 – Opening

0:11:32 – Who is Rob Jones?

0:18:36 – First Deployment.

0:47:21 – Rob Jones, hit with IED.

1:02:44 – Recovery and mind set.

1:20:04 – The importance of milestones.

1:22:08 – Rowing in the Olympics.

1:37:36 – Doing and impossible Triathlon.

1:39:58 – Adapt and overcome.  Why Riding a bike across America is a good idea.

1:58:13 – PUSH IT.  Overcome and Adapt.  31 Marathons in 31 days. www.RobJonesJourney.com

2:13:02 – Support: JockoStore stuff, Origin Brand Apparel, Onnit Workout Gear.  Also Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual.

2:42:14 – Closing Gratitude.

91: How to Win Back Authority. What to Think About When You Don’t Feel Like Getting After It. Being a Renegade Leader. What to do When You Can’t Get Through to Someone. Balancing Decisiveness w/ Carefulness.


0:00:00 – Opening

0:00:20 – How to Be an Effective Renegade Leader.

0:11:03 – How to Train Jiu Jitsu when Deployed.

0:25:54 – Being Decisive VS. Carefulness.

0:45:14 – What to do with a Star team member who slacks off.

1:00:14 – What to do if you can’t get through to a person.

1:08:40 – How to re-gain respect/authority after you’ve lost it.

1:19:43 – No Bad Teams, Only Bad Leaders – Explained.

1:41:29 – What to think about when you don’t feel like GETTING AFTER IT.

1:45:33 – Support, JockoStore stuff, Origin Brand Apparel, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual. Extreme Ownership Muster 004 in San Diego.

2:25:15 – Closing Gratitude.

90: Tough As They Come. Travis Mills. Soldier. Warrior. Hero.

0:00:00 – Opening

0:08:38 – Travis Mills

0:29:22 – First Deployment.

0:36:57 – R&R… And Romance.

0:41:31 – Re-Deploy.

1:05:22 – Home for Leave.

1:26:33 – Re-Deployment.

1:39:49 – Wounded by an IED.

2:03:25 – Recovery.  Pain.  Family Support.

2:22:28 – Moving to Maine.

2:24:12 – Starting the Travis Mills Foundation.

2:27:34 – Final Thoughts.

2:32:46 – Support, JockoStore stuff, Origin Brand Apparel, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual. Extreme Ownership Muster 004 in San Diego.

2:53:54 – Closing Gratitude.

88: The Cost of Unpreparedness and The Importance of Fortitude. “Excursion To Hell”

0:00:00 – Opening

0:07:28 – “Excursion To Hell”, by Vince Bramley

2:04:40 – Final thoughts and Take-aways.

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2:52:01 – Closing Gratitude.

87: How to Act as a Leader. Importance of the Warrior Culture and in Leadership. “The Clay Pigeons of St. Lo”

0:00:00 – Opening

0:09:22 – “The Clay Pigeons of St. Lo” by Glover Johns

2:08:50 – Take-aways and final thoughts on the book.  Warrior culture.

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2:57:39 – Closing Gratitude.

86: How to Develop “Man Skills”. Online Jiu Jitsu Training. Install Pride Into a Team. Shifting Mindset from Individual to Leader.

0:00:00 – Opening

0:04:52 – How to hold workout discipline when you have a hard physical job and kids, facing burn-out.

0:20:00 – How to install pride into a team/battalion/individual.

0:23:51 – How to develop “man skills” in an intellectual environment.

0:42:17 – Should you always be detached?

0:47:53 – Thoughts on The Gracie Academy online school and other Online Jiu Jitsu training.

0:55:06 – What to do when you have an egomaniac boss but you seek to LEAD.

1:02:34 – How to shift your mindset from individual contributor to manager.

1:14:25 – Why have Jiu Jitsu belts/ranking if they are not to be strived for?

1:33:57 – How to step into a manager role when everyone else has more experience than you.

1:40:49 – Training tips for LEO and Security Forces.  And should we attack insurgents?  Or the ideology itself?

1:46:47 – Is it unrealistic to train Jiu Jitsu with many many past and existing injuries?

1:58:53 – How to successfully deal with suicidal thoughts.

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2:31:33 – Closing Gratitude.

85: Rationalizing Evil Deeds. Burden of Choice. Following Immoral Orders. “Ordinary Men”


“Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland”, by Christopher R. Browning

0:00:00 – Opening

0:06:39 – Ordinary Men”, Christopher R. Browning

0:24:52 – Executioners come in many forms.

0:34:55 – Cowards and Rationalization.

0:53:00 – The burden of choice.

1:22:34 – Why/How can men behave this way?

1:54:12 – Take-Aways

2:18:51 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual. Origin Jiu Jitsu Immersion Camp.  Origin Brand.

2:41:25 – Closing Gratitude.

83: Your Children Are Watching You. How to Stop Making Excuses. Gaining Credibility Once It’s Lost. Bad Bosses. Warrior Mentality While Getting Dumped.


0:00:00 – Opening

0:01:14 – A letter from a soldier to his sons from a fox hole in Iwo Jima.

0:09:54 – A letter from a mother to her daughter before her execution in Czechoslovakia.

0:53:29 – Recommended strength and conditioning for BJJ.

1:08:46 – Can you gain credibility back once you’ve lost it?

1:16:22 – How to lead a team dealing with the loss of a member to suicide.

1:24:14 – How to manage a team with a bad boss without creating division in the team.

1:30:51 – What is the “warrior mentality” when dealing with getting dumped by a significant other.

1:41:11 – False Motivation VS Authentic Leadership.

2:01:25 – How to stop making excuses if you are a  “chronic excuse maker”.

2:05:02 – Support, Cool OnnitJockoStore stuff, with Jocko White Tea and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual.

2:29:26 – Closing Gratitude.