People Profits Purpose – Episode 26 – Extreme Ownership – 5 thinks I’ve learnt from the most decorated U.S Marines.

Nick talks about the book he read called “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink – a decorated U.S Marine. He outlines the five things he took from this book that can be adapted to you and your business.

  • Admit and own mistakes
  • There are no bad teams, only bad leaders
  • Control your ego
  • Lead up the command
  • Discipline yourself

01:10 Nick talks about the book “Extreme Ownership” and the five things he adapted from a military point of you that can be incorporated in your business.

01:30 Number 1 – Admit and own mistakes and develop a plan to overcome them and blame no one else.

04:00 Whatever you don’t know, you don’t know – don’t be embarrassed by not knowing, you have the ability to change and move forward and take responsibility.

04:50 Number 2 – There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.

05:50 If you think of your team as your client – it gives you a great insight into how you are dealing with them and serving them.

07:05 Number 3 – Control your ego.

07:40 EGO is sometimes referred to as ‘Edging God Out’ – you’re not allowing yourself to grow and be nurturing and acting with love and respect..

08:40 Number 4 – Lead up the Command.

Don’t ask/tell your leader what should you do – tell them/show them what you are going to do.

10:10 As a leader – guide your staff and clients and show them what you’re going to do – as a mentor.

11:33 Number 5 – Discipline Yourself.

From personal disciplines of nutrition, exercise, sleeping habits to business disciplines like learning more about what you need to succeed professionally.

12:25 Self-discipline yourself – create habits that make you unconsciously competent.

14:41 Nick recaps the podcast.