56: Overcoming Stress, Sleep Deprivation, and The Darkness with Peter Attia


0:00:00 – Opening – “The Corner”

0:08:55 – Peter Attia Intro

0:11:03 – Beginnings Of Peter Attia.  From Mechanical Engineering & Math to Medicine.

0:20:02 – Johns Hopkins Hospital and turmoil.

0:27:24 – Addiction to Pain-killers

0:39:53 – Sleep Deprivation

0:52:03 – Desensitized to the horrors of the Hospital VS Emotional attachments to patients.

1:09:01 – Surprising Negatives and Positives about Human Nature.

1:16:36 – Peter Attia Self Reflection and Lessons learned.

1:30:21 – Frustration and Fighting the system.  Then leaving.

1:41:45 – Switching to Consulting

1:56:09 – Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle

2:20:34 – Final Thoughts

2:26:20 – Interesting Support stuff. Onnit Supplements,  Jocko Store, Psychological Warfare on iTunes.

2:37:09 – Jocko White Tea, Extreme Ownership Muster 002

2:42:57 – Final Gratitude and Closing

5 thoughts on “56: Overcoming Stress, Sleep Deprivation, and The Darkness with Peter Attia”

  1. GREAT ONE! I really enjoyed listening to this podcast and thanks for the iTunes Jocko alarm clock tip! I LOVE IT! Keep it up! THANK YOU!

  2. Jocko – I heard you and Peter talking about his medical residency colleague putting ground coffee in his eyes so that the pain would keep him awake. Sounds rough! I have also heard of a similar thing being done by fighter pilots. In his book “Baa Baa Blacksheep”, Greg (Pappy) Boyington tells the story of putting tobacco from a cigarette in the corners of his eyes during combat missions to stay awake. During his second combat deployment he drew near Eddie Rickenbacker’s record of 28 kills, and was flying every combat mission he could to try and equal that record. He was exhausted, and was feeling pressure from his superiors and himself, and resorted to this to help keep going.

  3. Jocko – I’ve been listening to the podcast for a few months now and the deeper I get into the weeds the more impressed I am. Once again, you’ve brought a very impressive high achiever to the the public, bravo! Keep doing what you’re doing, it’s truly needed today. One final thought, Peter Attia for head of the Federal Reserve?

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