“No one normal ever does anything extraordinary.”
The only thing I ever wanted to be or do was taken away from me at the age of 28.
I had trained at the elite levels as a Navy SEAL and it all came crashing down after a massive back surgery, followed by many other surgeries.
I’ll never forget the moment when my fiancée Anne turned to me after I had been told that I could never be a SEAL again, and said,
“What makes you extraordinary isn’t what you can do physically. It's how your brain works, how you think.
Wouldn’t it be incredible if we could take all that knowledge, all those experiences, all those hard won lessons and bring them to people who know they are extraordinary... and want to create more of that?”
That day in the hospital bed we had our first breakthrough, together.
Over 12 years, 4 businesses, and more failures you can count, I learned that my previous 200+ successful missions in the most dangerous environments imaginable weren’t as difficult as the battlefield of business.
When I left the SEAL teams and went into entrepreneurship, I had no idea how difficult it would be to create the same level of high performance I experienced as a SEAL every day.
The one thing I craved more than anything else was a team that supported me at the level I needed.