Philosophy: In special operations, we were effective due to our ability to execute fundamentals under extreme stress. No matter what was going on around us, we focused on what could affect and worked the problem.
We demanded perfection of everything within our control including mechanics, mindset, and culture. Mastering how we do, how we think, and how we treat each other eliminates the variables to competition and maximizes potential.
Maximizing potential was our standard. A relentless pursuit of that standard created trust and a desire to fight FOR EACH OTHER when it mattered most. Competitive environments differ, but the fundamentals of winning are the same.
Fundamental 1: Confidence
Confidence is certainty.
Certainty is gained through trust. Place less trust in critics and the odds, and more trust in your preparation, each other, and your purpose. Winners know who they are, what they want, and why they want it. Learn to drown the critics and have the courage to face the odds by focusing on “why” not “if”.
Fundamental 2: Commitment
Commitment is a decision to discipline ourselves to a fundamental principle in the face of uncontrollable circumstances. Desire fuels discipline. Discipline is the road to reach desire.
Fundamental 3: Mental Toughness
Reflection from a gunfight: Mental Toughness is the ability to interrupt the cause and effect cycle and insert thought and action that produce value, regardless of what is justified by circumstance. Learn the value of adversity and how to thrive in it with organic confidence in any situation.
Fundamental 4: The Team First Mind
Brotherhood doesn’t mean we always agree. It means we set aside our differences to serve a greater cause. No one is ever than the mission. Learn the individual performance value in service to each other.
Fundamental 5: Leadership
A helicopter crash placed Jason in early position of leadership. Learn combat-tested fundamentals of leadership designed to create autonomous player leaders who own results and proactively take charge.
Fundamental 6: Communication
Developing relationships and creating connections may be the most important element of culture and performance. Learn to attack problems not people and fundamental principles to calm and confident on-field communication.
Fundamental 7: Desire to Win.
Learn how to create an organic motivation each and every day to absolutely crush the competition with an unchanging standard. The proactive vs. reactive mind.
Fundamental 8: High-Pressure Performance
The heart starts racing…learn a 3 step mental checklist to regaining composure and produce confidence prior to execution. Developed with a Major League Baseball player. Works prior to at-bats, field goals, final plays etc…
Fundamental 9: Failure Analyzation
Don’t waste your pain. A unique approach to processing failure by a guy who has failed over and over again. Failure exists necessarily in an effort to increase ability. It is an opportunity to make ourselves better. We must embrace what we hate as tool.
Fundamental 10: Never Quit
Break big things into small pieces. Learn the mentalities of those who made it through Navy SEAL training vs. those who did not. One critical step changed my life. Quitting is not unethical. It’s also not worth it. Do the next right thing.