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Commanding Business

The challenge with growth is that the habits that got you here become the limitations that prevent you from getting there. Growth not only requires us to learn new habits. It requires that we unlearn old ones. I’m Tim Hamilton, CEO of Praxent and host of the Commanding Business podcast. Each week, I interview authors, experts and real world leaders about how they grew their teams, their organizations and ultimately themselves. From leadership to management and marketing to innovation, we’ll cover a variety of topics with an aim to uncover actionable takeaways you can implement in your own organization today.
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Feb 23, 2016

If you are the guy who is in charge and accountable, everyone will be looking to you for guidance and strength. Understanding your endgame will help you to prioritize and focus in times of high stress and responsibility. Today’s guest, Nick Norris, knew he wanted to be a Navy Seal from a very young age. While he was at the Naval Academy the unthinkable happened, the twin towers were attacked and Nick’s perspective about his career changed. He was thrust into a place of leadership from the very beginning of his service. He shares his insights about how to shift your purpose, gaining knowledge from mentors and making split decisions when they are needed most. He is the thought leader and entrepreneur behind the revolutionary Predator War Paint. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:05] A mission to become a Navy Seal changed dramatically after 9/11

[5:13] An involuntary shift in purpose - it all became real

[8:50] A leader should put others before themselves

[13:01] The heavy burden of being a true leader

[15:42] Situational awareness is something which is gained through experience

[18:00] I would feed off of other people’s knowledge but make my own decisions

[21:44] In the pursuit of entrepreneurship the ability to prioritize is beneficial

[26:36] Entrepreneurs need to be clear about their end game first and then execute

[30:07] The “how” is somebody else’s job

[37:53] Predator War Paint is a superior product which is Made in the U.S.A.

[40:15] Contact Nick or contribute to his Kickstarter campaign

 

Mentions:

Praxent

Predator War Paint

Nick@predatorwarpaint.com

Naval Special Warfare for Family Foundation

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