99: How to Ask For Help. How to Deal With Incorrect Feedback. Maintain an Unpredictable Schedule.

0:00:00 – Opening

0:00:13 – Is Important Paperwork Important?

0:10:59 – As a strong leader, is asking for help okay?

0:15:19 – How to deal with incorrect feedback.

0:26:17 – Taking Ownership VS Being The ‘Easy Button’

0:30:11 – Should you appear passionate about your job?

0:41:04 – How to be disciplined when you come from an undisciplined background.

0:57:44 – People will mock you if you take leadership seriously in THIS way.

1:10:44 – Important tips to lead a team of volunteers.

1:15:51 – Should you continue training Jiu Jitsu if you hate it?

1:30:00 – How to maintain a good personal schedule with an unpredictable work schedule.

1:33:03 – A letter from a Trooper that we all can learn from.

1:38:35 – Closing Thoughts.

1:40:34 – Support: JockoStore stuff, Super Krill Oil and Joint WarfareOrigin Brand Apparel, with Jocko White Tea,  Onnit Fitness stuff, and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual.

2:04:07 – Closing Gratitude.


3 thoughts on “99: How to Ask For Help. How to Deal With Incorrect Feedback. Maintain an Unpredictable Schedule.”

  1. Hello and thank you for the podcast. I just recieved my copy of Discipline Equals Freedom and it’s dope. I have learnt much from listening to the podcast and reading Mr. Willink’s books. I particularly enjoyed the recent episode with Dr. Jordan Peterson.

    I have a question regarding martial arts that I hope can be answered. The following preamble gives context to the question: The best martial arts gym in my city is run by men involved in organised crime. To clarify, I live in a particularly corrupt state, so they are connected and collude with various entities, including the police, security companies, government, etc. I knew about this but believe them to be the best trainers in the city (I still do with regards to striking) and went there for that purpose. They kept the training of students and extra martial affairs separate, but these were not particularly secret to anyone who lives in the city. I have left the gym to learn grappling, which they did not offer. But the moral question of going there in the first place didn’t sit well with me, but obviously not enough to stop me training there for the past few months.

    I am interested in Mr Willink’s thoughts to these questions: What are a/the few absolutely unacceptable qualities of a martial arts instructor, both in terms of their training and character/activities outside of the gym? The second question is it morally acceptable to train under someone who is immoral or amoral in their conduct outside of their gym?

    I hope these questions can be addressed, but thank you for your time regardless. All the best!

  2. Jocko,

    In speaking about keeping good relationships with your team, how do you keep it professional without getting personal? The line between personal and professional sometimes gets blurred, and makes it difficult if/when it comes times to make decisions about ones’s future within the organization.

    Thank you,

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