Rob O’Neill is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with decorations which include two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars with Valor, a Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, three Presidential Unit citations, and two Navy/Marine Corps Commendations with Valor. He is a public speaker, TV personality, philanthropist, and cofounder of the Special Operators Transition Foundation, a charity supporting special operations military personnel making the difficult transition from the battlefield to the boardroom. He is a New York Times bestselling author of The Operator and his latest book is titled: The Way Forward: Master Life’s Toughest Battles and Create Your Lasting Legacy.
Some interesting insights from this episode:
- You learn a lot more from failure than you do from success.
- Life isn’t about a big goal but having a series of achievable smaller goals.
- Whatever is going on in your life that’s not working, learn from it and get over it. It’s only dead weight and not helping to fixate on it.
- The worse thing you can say when you’re leading a team is this is the way we’ve always done it. There can always be a better way.
- If you’re worrying about something and your worrying isn’t going to change it, stop wasting your energy on it.
- Sometimes in life it doesn’t really matter why you’re here, you’re just here, so get over it.
- “Excellence is taking care of your family and teaching your children to be good people and then repeat the process.”
Book: The Way Forward: Master Life’s Toughest Battles and Create Your Lasting Legacy
Website: Robert O’Neill