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My 4 Favorite Things About My New Favorite Podcast: The Jocko Podcast

Who is Jocko? Here’s his bio: Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the New York Times bestselling book, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker and executive coach. He is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, white tea aficiionado and easily one of the most …

These Are The 97 Times I Justifiably Said ‘No’ to My 3-Year-Old on One Saturday

I know it’s a 3-year-old’s nature to be curious about everything and ask a lot of questions. And I know it’s my responsibility as his dad to answer those questions. Lately, I’ve noticed that the sheer number of times I have to answer ‘no’ to his questions over the weekend is astonishing. I’m like a pitcher hurling a steady stream of “no” fastballs at his …

How a Typo Ruined My First Playoff Interview with an NBA Superstar

Let me start off with a little background: It’s the 2002 NBA Western Conference Finals between the Shaq-Kobe Lakers and the C-Webb, Vlade, Mike Bibby, Sacramento Kings – the team that Shaq famously called the “Queens”. Back then, I was dividing my time between writing cover stories and features for Men’s Fitness and writing columns for a then-fledgling basketball website called HoopsHype.com. If you’re a …