Learned Excellence: Leadership Lessons from the Navy SEALs | Dr. Eric Potterat

Learned Excellence: Leadership Lessons from the Navy SEALs | Dr. Eric Potterat

In today’s episode, we tackle learning excellence with Eric Potterat and Alan Eagle. Eric is one of the world’s leading performance psychologists, a retired US naval commander, a lead psychologist for the US Navy Seals, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and co-author of Learned Excellence: Mental Disciplines for Leading and Winning from the World’s Top Performers. His co author, Allan Eagle, is a colleague of Dr. Potterat’s at Google and best selling author himself. He was blown away by Dr Potterat’s lessons and wanted to co-author a book To share Eric’s knowledge with the world. 

How can the mental disciplines used by the world’s elite performers transform not just your career, but how you connect with others? We uncover the secrets to achieving unparalleled success and fulfillment, learning from experts who’ve coached the best, from Navy SEALs to top business leaders, on learning excellence, becoming visible in elite circles to unlock career opportunities, and the 6 pillars of performance you need to master to become elite. 

What to Listen For

  • Introduction – 0:00
  • What simple exercise can you do to improve your performance in every area of your daily life?
  • The mindset shift most that causes most people to give up – 14:00
  • What do you do when effort and hard work are not enough to perform at your best or reach your goals?
  • What is the key to becoming excellent at anything you choose to pursue, even if you’re currently terrible at it?
  • How do you know if you’re on the right path – 27:20
  • What can you look for to figure out if you’re on the right path or using the right process to solve your problem?
  • What can you do to get yourself ready before a big speech or pitch to manage stress, and how do you manage the stress in the moment?
  • How do elite performers take valuable experience from everything they do – 37:50
  • What are the 6 pillars you should always maintain in life to create the greatest resilience before life inevitably kicks you in the face?
  • Unlocking elite performance in your children – 45:54
  • How do you help your children learn excellence?
  • What questions can you ask your kids everyday to achieve their potential?

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