Must Listen: Jocko Podcast

Here’s your follow for the summer.

Jocko Willink first came onto our radar thanks to another podcast. Tim Ferriss refers to Willink as “The Scariest Navy SEAL Imaginable.” Good enough to hook us in. Here’s the preview from that episode:

“Discipline equals freedom.”
– Jocko Willink

Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable.

He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes lookthrough you more than at you.

He rarely does interviews, if ever. But, a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here’s some background…

Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi — some of the toughest and most sustained combat by the SEAL Teams since Vietnam.

Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star.

Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. 

Click here to listen to the Tim Ferriss interview. A great introduction to both.

Willink gets up at around 4:30 every morning and posts a picture of his watch on Instagram. His above quote about discipline isn’t a fluff piece.

His long form podcast, inspired by the interview with Ferriss, discusses leadership, mixed martial arts, war tactics, of course discipline and more.

Here’s a little taste.

His recent podcast episodes are running between two and three hours long which might be perfect for the drive to your next tournament or camp.

Download for free on iTunes.

Imagine what kind of human you’d be if you were half the man Willink is.

Imagine what your stick skills would be like if you had a fracture of Willink’s desire and discipline.

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