111: Being At War.. In Life. How To Become The Ambush. With Jody Mitic.

0:00:00 – Opening

0:10:34 – Jody Mitic.  Dark times and how he got there.

0:33:43 – Jocko’s (Limited) Experience with Drinking and Drugs

0:44:10 – The Military. A Crazy Life.

1:52:16 – Support:  JockoStore stuff, Super Krill Oil and Joint Warfare and Discipline Pre-Mission, THE MUSTER 005 in DCOrigin Brand Apparel and Jocko Gi, with Jocko White Tea,  Onnit Fitness stuff, and Psychological Warfare (on iTunes)Extreme Ownership (book)The Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual, and Jocko Soap.

2:17:37 – Closing Gratitude.


5 thoughts on “111: Being At War.. In Life. How To Become The Ambush. With Jody Mitic.”

  1. Can I just say this…all the “talking” to a therapist can’t substitute for decent friends/support network that give enough of a crap to just come over to your place and understand that they need to make some adjustments, instead of just be idiots. I hate that nowadays everyone expects talking to a therapist to replace normal human compassion and understanding. Heck if we had more of that, chances are far fewer ppl would need to pay a therapist! Not that there aren’t cases where that’s really necessary , like PTSD for instance. But too many times the ppl in daily life end up acting like morons and passing any kind of compassion of real understanding and discussion to “therapists”. That’s annoying at best, and them just being assholes at worst.

  2. Can I get in touch with Jody at all, bc this kind of story is exactly why I hate anyone taking alcohol related issues as a joke and this is a big problem within the alcohol industry (in case no one noticed craft – alcohol is a thing now, which is awesome, for the most part, but ONLY if people don’t encourage excessive drinking, drinking and driving etc. In my experience, not always the case, and if you try to speak up about it…big problem! good luck having a job afterwards. not gonna happen. It would be great if you guys could give this talk in Canada and the US to every college, craft-alcohol business etc. I’m happy to spill my whole soul on this any day! Trust me its a problem. Particularly bc it happens a lot around colleges and small businesses – everyone’s an entrepreneur. Most are still dumbasses. Is it ok to say – “fuck it, we’ve had a long day, lets drink! it’s “market research”…. to a group of 20 yr old dumbasses and get everyone drunk before, after, work/class whatever? Hope at the end of the tunnel looks like this “yes, you’re right, that’s not ok, let’s talk to this guy.” vs…” you can’t talk of this ever, there’s no problem, we don’t care about DUIs and no one will ever hire you again”. Any altitude on that?? 🙂 seriously… Joko? Pls?…bc it sure looks like a shit storm from over here and I’d love to go anywhere where it doesn’t. But encouraging ppl to NOT care about alcohol issues is NOT the answer – and they sure as hell made my life shit for trying to speak up…and its not the kind of thing u can afford to NOT speak up about. Catch 22. Before u ask, no there’s no one in the industry I could approach, bc its the kind of thing no one wants to deal with – extreme ownership doesn’t exist – extreme excuses DO. And if u try to encourage extreme ownership… u get pressured into quitting and shut out of the field… and I’m now listening to this and wanting to argue with my monitor. Can u reach over here and drag me over there? Where logic still exists. Ppl need to take responsibility, it needs to change where instead of winning the game by avoiding it, you win by taking it! Bc right now, u lose by trying to encourage responsibility and ownership. Big time. It doesn’t work if just 1 person does it. The more I did, the more I ended up being marginalized in the group – bc that’s just not the “culture”, its not “the way it works”. They blamed each other, its no one’s responsibility, and manipulated the situation until I ended up cut off. Instead of ppl seeing it as a good thing, leadership, ownership etc, its seen as “oh, well maybe you’re just not good at fitting it”, “do u have trouble making friends, how is ur family life?” Yes, that’s the feedback I got… from up the chain of command. I’m ok drinking under normal circumstances, its fun under safe, controlled circumstances, but its Not ok encouraging getting plastered or drinking and driving for god’s sake. That’s what I got for saying don’t encourage getting drunk and doing stupid shit (long list). Again, Catch 22. Can’t go along with it, can’t speak up either. They employed ppl and profs and professionals happy to promote getting plastered every day and got rid of me. Please, drag over… how do I get over there? I need fire support…or like a rescue mission bc I’m pretty sure I lost this battle and they managed to systematically mess up quite a bit of my life at the same time…though again, not as much as a DUI would! Air support? I’ll pledge 5% of my income to your podcast for the rest of my life if you can help in this. Yes, I’m serious, u have it in writing. I’d love to come to a muster, but I can’t afford it.

  3. Hello

    great podcast, the story kept me listening very attentively and it really got me into the whole mental process.
    Leaving aside the personal circumstances of the guest, there is valuable universal knowledge.

    Thanks a lot 🙂

  4. Thank you for bringing Jody back on to rehash his struggle. You allowed him to work through and verbalize his trigger momements on your podcasts which is therapeutic for not only him, but for someone such as myself that knows all the answers and had the train on the track only to derail to an existence that is barely functional and incapable of rising above average both professionally and socially. Started listening to you about a year ago and went back to cover all your podcasts. I’ve listened to you, but appearently I haven’t “heard” you or my ownership would have lead to action by now. That’s a rare quality you possess helping Jody as you have.

  5. Thank you for this podcast. I needed to hear this. I’ve not been listening to your podcast too long but this is by far one of the best I’ve heard simply because it’s so personally relatable to my own struggles. I have always been my own worst critic, prone to shame. It’s one thing to talk about extreme ownership. it’s another thing entirely to witness. Demonstrations of Grace are very powerful. Thank you Jodi, and Peace to You.

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