Mar 31
March 31, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: War footing

Theme: War footing. Make an action plan to become a better, stronger, more resilient version of yourself at the end of this pandemic.  Tip: Outline the one goal to achieve over the next 30-days for each category: (1) personal, (2) family/team, and (3) financial/professional. Then write down three things you...

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Mar 30
March 30, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Failing Forward Fast

Theme: Change is inevitable, learn to fail forward fast.  Tip: Journal your answers to the following two questions: (1) What’s the worst thing that could happen as a result of the COVID-19 crisis? and (2) What’s the best thing that can come out of the COVID-19 crisis? Training: (1) Morning...

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Mar 29
March 29, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Pause, Breathe, Think, Act

Theme: Pause, Breathe, Think, Act. Tip: Use “PBTA” the next time you encounter a fear-based reaction or event. Training: (1) Morning Ritual (20 minutes of each: yoga, box-breathing, meditation) and (2) 1 hour of Grinder PT Practice: Guided Pause, Breathe, Think, Act breathing session.  “Doubt is eliminated from action. But...

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Mar 28
March 28, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: First Words

Theme: First words. Intentionally choose your thoughts and words to reinforce positivity when you first wake up. Tip: Develop a “first words mantra” to use every morning upon waking.  Training: (1) Morning Ritual (20 minutes of each: yoga, box-breathing, meditation) and (2) SEALFIT OPWOD Practice: Positivity mantras with mindful breathing. ...

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Mar 27
March 27, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: The Power of Perspective

Theme: Cultivate a powerful, growth-minded perspective. Tip: Begin an evening ritual practice to ask yourself the following questions to yourself: How can I grow stronger from adversity? In what ways can I add more value to my team, my family, and my clients today? Can I develop a more purposeful structure...

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Mar 26
March 26, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: Recognizing opportunities in threats

Theme: Recognize opportunities for growth amidst “threats”.  Tip: Create a daily practice of asking yourself, “What did I learn or what can I learn from the threats that I encountered today?” Training: (1) Morning Ritual (20 minutes of each: yoga, box-breathing, meditation), (2) 200 burpees, and (3) a WOD (“Workout of the Day”) —...

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Mar 25
March 25, 2020

Mark’s Daily Brief: The power of routines & box breathing

  Theme: Stick to your routine.  Tip: Create a circle day to prioritize your most important goals for the week.  Training: 200 burpees + SEALFit Operator’s Workout of the Day (OPWOD). Practice: Box-breathing with positive affirmations and visualization. In times of fear and uncertainty, we often push our routines aside...

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Mar 17
March 17, 2020

Challenge Your Stories

As an officer in the SEAL teams, I was naturally offered the structure, culture, and efficiency of leading an elite team. However, after leaving the active duty SEAL teams and venturing into the business world as an entrepreneur, I realized that building an elite team wasn’t anywhere near as simple...

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Dec 23
December 23, 2019

Appreciation

When you appreciate what you have, you will have all that you need. The end of the year is a time to look back and appreciate what you have gained or learned. But this is easier said than done. Too often we get lost in the crush of shopping and...

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Dec 19
December 19, 2019

Best Advice Ever from a Mentor

There is one piece of advice that I received from a mentor that changed the course of my life, and is still valuable to this day when I consider big changes or long-term BHAG* projects. As I related in my book The Way of the SEAL, I was a 24-year-old...

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