Ep 44 - Kamal RavikantThe Power of Thought add
One of the first guests to appear on The Power of Thought podcast was author and entrepreneur Kamal Ravikant. Kamal joins us again for what will be the final Power of Thought podcast as we go on an indefinite hiatus. As you may know, Brandon has a new book out titled "Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL's Guide." Teaching Kamal to swim was the catalyst for this book, but so were some of the many interviews in this podcast series. Hearing how these successful men and women from various walks of life have dealt with their own fears contributed to the book, and we hope that you pick it up.
Brandon still plans to interact with the listeners as he does more Instagram live Q&A sessions and more, so be sure to follow him @BrandonTWebb. Let us know how after more than 40 episodes this podcast may have encouraged you to master fear, and go after your dreams. We hope that you listen back to these shows in times when you need the motivation, and can utilize The Power of Thought.
Ep. 43 - Recapping a European adventureThe Power of Thought add
If you've been following Brandon Webb on Instagram @BrandonTWebb, than you already know he enjoyed quite a trip to Europe. Not just for Cannes Lions in France, but attending The World Cup qualifications in Russia, and returning again to Italy and The U.K. He's back in the U.S. now though, and recaps the amazing experience.
Also discussed on this episode is the state of the economy, when the next recession could happen, and how to prosper once it hits. We also make an important show announcement that you need to hear if you've been following our journey listening in this past year. Plus, an event right on the horizon. Mark down on your calendars, Brandon Webb will be doing a book signing with Kamal Ravikant at Barnes & Noble Tribeca on Tuesday, August 7th for the release of "Mastering Fear." He doesn't do many signings, so this is your chance, be there!
Ep. 42 - Best of Power of Thought Pt. 2The Power of Thought add
The last time we did a "best of" show was back on Episode 17, but with 24 more complete shows in the books since, it's time we dig through the archives for some of that podcast gold! This time we featured 11 of our best guests ranging from business leaders and entrepreneurs to military figures. You'll hear from Mike Ritland, Robert O'Neill, Kamal Ravikant, Jairek Robbins, John King, Siri Lindley, Dan Bova, Amber Smith, Steve Ralston, Maria Emma, and our most recent guest, Ernest Emerson.
Ian Scotto takes you through this one as Brandon is currently enjoying Moscow. He'll be back next week to give you all an update. In the meantime, check out what he's doing there on his Instagram @BrandonTWebb, and check out our own feed on Instagram and Twitter @PowerOfPodcast. Let us know what you think, and you can always email us your thoughts and questions to email@example.com.
Ep. 41 - Cannes Lions 2018The Power of Thought add
On this episode Brandon is live from France at Cannes Lions 2018. Cannes Lions is an international festival of creativity, and Brandon got to speak in person there to some of his favorite people influencing the digital sphere, including guys like Gary Vaynerchuk. Some of the topics covered on this episode are advertising and androids. Brandon saw a lot of these at Cannes including companies using national discussions to work some clever marketing.
Brandon also makes a major announcement regarding the SOFREP brand becoming a part of a new venture called The Dispatch. We love getting your feedback, so leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us @PowerOfPodcast.
Ep. 40 - Ernest Emerson, Emerson Knives founderThe Power of Thought add
A real treat this episode, we have Ernie Emerson, founder of Emerson Knives on with us. Not only is Ernie a creator, innovator, and a successful business owner, but he also has an extensive background in mixed martial arts. This dates back to the early days of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and the first ever Ultimate Fighting Championship. You'll hear about the origin of Ernie's knife making, working with the Navy SEALs. Also, we discuss Emerson's own athletic background, and we have a solution based talk on school security.
You can visit Emerson Knives at EmersonKnives.com, they currently have some great deals. Plus, be sure to check out The Ernest Emerson Podcast, also available on Apple Podcasts.
Ep. 39 - Reacting to the recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain & Kate SpadeThe Power of Thought add
We go really deep this show, talking about depression as Brandon reacts to the recent tragic deaths of travel and food icon Anthony Bourdain, and fashion icon Kate Spade. Brandon relates this to his own depression after losing several guys in the SEAL community and it coming to a head with the death of Glen Doherty in Benghazi, Libya. Brandon also talks about how SOFREP writer George Hand's four-part series "Former Delta Force Operator on the truth about suicide; Been there, done that" made a profound impact on him and how he viewed this incredibly serious issue. Brandon does still manage to share some good times though as he reflects on the life of his former teammate Glen.
Also on this episode, Brandon discusses attending his first meeting in Washington D.C. as a member of the board of the SBA(Small Business Administration.) They meet quarterly, and he hopes to be a voice for vets in the entrepreneur community. So if you have any concerns on that end that you want raised, he hopes you'll reach out. We also answer your emails sent to email@example.com, and urge you to pre-order Brandon's upcoming book "Mastering Fear" dropping in 2 months. As always, Brandon has a policy of signing all pre-orders, and he'll let you know the instructions on how to do so as we get closer to release date. Be prepared for a kick ass book if you love this show and the continuing theme of triumphing over fears.
Ep. 38 - Bob BurgThe Power of Thought add
We're joined by a very special guest this episode, and that is author Bob Burg. Bob is a former radio and TV personality, and a top producing salesman. He was named one of the Top 30 Most Influential Thought Leaders by the American Management Association in 2014. He now often does speaking engagements and conferences worldwide for companies like G.E. and Aflec, but his connection to us is his work with John David Mann. Mann has co-authored Burg's books in the Go-Giver series, the latest of which is "The Go-Giver: Influencer," and for those who may not know, John goes way back with Brandon co-authoring his first book "The Red Circle" and continuing to work on projects to this day.
On this episode we have a frank discussion about the election of Donald Trump and where the media got things wrong. Brandon and Bob also discuss tax laws, China's economy, free markets, and Bob even gets into his lifelong battle with obsessive compulsive disorder, a debilitating condition that he has learned to work with and become a success. Be sure to visit Bob at Burg.com, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @PowerOfPodcast.
Ep. 37 - Charles Poliquin, strength coachThe Power of Thought add
Charles Poliquin is a strength training coach who has worked with over 800 Olympic athletes in 22 different sports. If you’re someone who is looking to transform your body in a short period of time, this is not an episode that you want to miss. Charles breaks down his career, his thoughts on Crossfit, and shares an insightful story of how even Arnold Schwarzenegger has dealt with fear. You can visit Charles’s site at StrengthSensei.com and also follow him on Instagram @strengthsensei1 and on Twitter @StrengthSensei . He is active on social media, so let him know what you thought of the interview.
We also include another “From 40,000 Feet” segment. On this one, you may be surprised by Brandon’s thoughts on James Comey after seeing him speak at Young Presidents Organization, and reading his book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”
Be sure to write us a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts if you’ve been enjoying the show, and follow us on our social media pages @PowerOfPodcast. Until next week folks! Stay positive.
Ep. 36 - Eric Barker & Maria EmmaThe Power of Thought add
We bring on two versatile guests this episode that you’re going to learn a lot from. The first of which is Eric Barker, author of “Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong.” Eric’s book is a fact based look at the attributes of people who thrive, and he describes in this interview, it’s often times not the valedictorian who is proficient in all areas but a master of none. According to our friend Kamal Ravikant, his newsletter of over 300,000 subscribers is one that you gotta join. So be sure to check that out at bakadesuyo.com, and follow Eric @bakadesuyo
Back on the podcast as well is Maria Emma. Maria is an entrepreneur and runs Onsite Event. She gets into her origin story with us, as well as some very exciting future plans. This includes some work in the field of chatbot that will be used to carry on one’s legacy, and you won’t want to miss it. Maria’s very active on Instagram, you can follow her @mariaemma_me and you can follow Onsite Event @OnsiteEvent.
Also on Episode 36, we continue our new “From 40,000 Feet” segment covering the latest in world events from the pilot’s view. Brandon also talks about some upcoming licensing for Panthera, the company creating camo patterns with our Head of Brand Jason Kenitzer. Brandon is excited for this new venture. Be sure to follow us @PowerOfPodcast, shoot over your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.
Ep. 35 - Back from EuropeThe Power of Thought add
After a week off, Brandon Webb is back from Europe to drop some knowledge on you! You'll hear what he was up to there as well. On this episode we get into the dichotomy of working a job that takes up all of your time, as opposed to working for a business or creating your own business where you can strike up a healthy work/life balance. Brandon gives some interesting examples of this in the tech world at Google and Dropbox where often times, employees social lives becomes tied into the company itself.
We also created a new segment on the show, "From 40,00 Feet" getting the pilot and former SEAL's take on world affairs happening right now. Be sure to follow us @PowerOfPodcast and also email your questions for Brandon Webb to email@example.com
Ep. 34 - Michael ColamecoThe Power of Thought add
For over 30 episodes now, we've brought you some remarkable guests from the worlds of music, film, business, athletics, special operations, and now, the culinary arts. Michael Colameco is a chef and restaurant owner turned TV sensation. He hosts and produces "Michael Colameco's Real Food" on PBS, now on it's 15th season...quite a feat!
You'll learn Michael's origin story, as well as the role boxing has played in his life growing up in Philly. Believe it or not, Mike even broke his jaw, and you'll hear that story. He continues to stay fit, and in fact, is a workout buddy of Brandon's. He's also your hookup for all the best spots to eat in NYC.
You can follow Michael on Twitter @nyfoodlover, and on Instagram @mikecolameco. Enjoy, and be sure to leave us some love on Apple Podcasts reviews, it's quick, and it helps us spread the word and continue bringing on the guests you love to learn from.
Ep. 33 - How to Let Go and Transition to SuccessThe Power of Thought add
On this episode of The Power of Thought, Brandon Webb recaps the class on "Total Focus" he got to teach for CreativeLive. A major theme of that class was the tool of using visualization to win in your mind first. Also, defeating all negative self-talk, and a way to execute this goes back to our New Years resolution show discussing making a vision statement for yourself. Brandon suggests that when you feel the need to, go back and re-read that to yourself.
We take some questions from our audience as well from our livestream on The Spec Ops channel Youtube, Brandon's Facebook Live, and a our Power of Thought channel on Twitch. Included in that, you'll get Brandon's take on Syria. Enjoy, and be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and share the show.
Ep. 32 - Siri Lindley, triathleteThe Power of Thought add
Joining us for this episode is Siri Lindley. Best known for being the 2001 ITU Triathlon World Champion, and a trainer of several Olympic and Ironman champions, Siri has had a very distinguished athletic career. She also authored a memoir, “Surfacing: From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly.”
On this episode we get into what inspired Siri to run her first triathlon, and conquering some major insecurities that kept her from achieving her full potential. Siri also talks about the influence of the book “Unlimited Power” by Tony Robbins, and how it sparked the change in her which led to a champion’s mindset. You’ll hear some inspiring, and also very funny stories from Siri, and we really enjoyed her lively presence on the show.
Siri currently does a lot of work for animal rescue that you can see at believeranchandrescue.org . Siri is on Twitter @SELTS and on Instagram @SiriLindley . Be sure to follow us @PowerOfPodcast and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. More great shows on the way!
Ep. 31 - Amber Smith, combat helicopter pilotThe Power of Thought add
Amber Smith is truly a badass, and a very inspirational woman. In the Army she flew the Kiowa Warrior helicopter in combat, and details her story in "Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan." Well, we hear about some of those epic combat missions right here, so strap in.
We also hear about her successful transition out of the military and into government working under the Secretary of Defense. It had it's obstacles though, some of which may surprise you. Simply not wearing her uniform anymore was a mental challenge. Amber gives her advice on those getting out of the military, and taking the first steps to make a career for themselves in the civilian world. No matter your own situation, you'll learn something from her life experience.
Be sure to follow her on Twitter and Instagram @AmberSmithUSA. Let her now know you liked her appearance on the show. Also, check out our new accounts on Twitter and Instagram @PowerOfPodcast. As Brandon hints, we may have some pretty sick giveaways for our followers in the near future!
Ep. 30 - Remembering Captain Jerry YellinThe Power of Thought add
On this episode we remember a very special guest that we had on for Episode 13 just a few months back, Captain Jerry Yellin. Jerry flew the final combat mission over Japan during WWII in the P-51 Mustang. Yellin served in the Army Air Forces, and was still flying when we last spoke. Unfortunately, we recently heard of his passing, and that the interview with him on The Power of Thought was likely one of his very last. Brandon was looking really forward to flying with him in the RV6 during what was supposed to be a visit to NY this month, which unfortunately did not come to fruition. We play a great clip from that conversation.
Also on this episode Brandon discusses e-commerce disrupting brick and mortar retail, and his observations on it. We get into blockchain and cryptocurrency as well. We now have a Twitter and Instagram @PowerOfPodcast and hope to be very interactive with you, the listeners. So be sure to follow and shoot us your questions and feedback.
Ep. 29 - Robert O'Neill, SEAL Team 6 UBL shooterThe Power of Thought add
There's always a lot to be discussed when teammates from SEAL Team 6 and SEAL Team 3 are in the room, especially when that member of "Six" is none other than Robert O'Neill. Author of "The Operator," and best known as the shooter of the most known terrorist Osama Bin Laden, Robert is the real deal and has a hell of a resume. It should also be noted that during Rob's time there, SEAL Team 6/DEVRGU was behind some of the most notable missions. These include the rescue of Captain Phillips, Extortion 17, Operation Red Wings (the mission behind "Lone Survivor,") as well as the ordeal involving Bowe Bergdahl.
We go beyond the mission itself though, and talk the importance of mindset and not letting fear turn into panic. Rob also lets you in on the mission behind his charity Your Grateful Nation which helps returning spec ops vets transition into a career. You can visit Rob online at RobertJONeill.com and follow him @McHooyah.
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Ep. 28 - Jairek RobbinsThe Power of Thought add
Joining us is Jairek Robbins, a performance coach that Brandon could not speak more highly of, and you'll understand why a little better once you hear his story on this episode. Being the son of the biggest name in motivational speaking out there, you might assume Jairek's had an all-around cushy lifestyle. That would be an incorrect assumption though, as Jairek discusses with us his first job working security at Blockbuster Video, to having a near death experience with Malaria travelling abroad and being unable to fly back home.
You'll hear some valuable information on this one, like having a healthy relationship or mending a relationship that's gone South, whether with your spouse or a family member. We also talk about the value of sleep in your performance, something Brandon has experienced to an extreme while training to become a Navy SEAL. We livestreamed this one as well, and get to some of the viewers questions.
You can check out Jairek at JairekRobbins.com, follow him @JairekRobbins, and he also has a limited time special on his guide to performance that you can take advantage of at HighPerformance47.com
Ep. 27 - Total Focus online classThe Power of Thought add
CreativeLive recently reached out to Brandon's publisher Penguin Random House about him doing a 4 hour online class based on the principles of his last book "Total Focus." On this episode he shares what he's been working on.
He plans to zero in on certain parts of the book and be interactive with those hoping to learn from him. Knowing your number in terms of income, for example, is something Brandon gets more in depth about. Connected to that is asking yourself, what are the three most important things in your life? Whether it's family, vacation time, or anything else, you need to incorporate that into your goals. On this edition of Power of Thought, Webb talks about how to do that.
Note: We apologize for any audio issues as Brandon was on via Skype, and there were a few dropouts.
Ep. 26 - Alexander FerzanThe Power of Thought add
From managing names like Instagram sensation Josh Ostrovsky (better known as The Fat Jew,) to porn star Janice Griffith, and working with brands like Four Loko, Alex Ferzan has certainly forged an interesting career path for himself. On this episode we get into his origins growing up in the New York metro area, to his life decisions and relationships that got him to where he is today. Alex also tells some great stories like The Fat Jew chaining himself to Instagram's headquarters in protest to get his deleted account back.
You can check out what Alex is up to at Zaddy.net, and follow him on Instagram @Ferzan. Be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and follow Brandon @BrandonTWebb.
Ep. 25 - Dan Bova, Editorial Director at Entrepreneur.comThe Power of Thought add
Dan Bova joins us in studio for Episode 25 of The Power of Thought, and he has had an incredibly successful and diverse career that he gets into with us. You'll hear about Dan's origin story growing up in Farmingville on Long Island, New York, and his various jobs in the media industry at Spy Magazine, Maxim Magazine, as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live. Dan also wrote the movie "Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead," a cult classic under the Troma Entertainment banner, the company run by legendary b-movie director Lloyd Kaufman. Dan's been a friend of Brandon's and a fan of the work over at SOFREP.com since it's beginning stages, and now is doing some incredible work at Entrepreneur.com
The guys also discuss getting into business in this day and age. Brandon talks about the appeal of buying an existing business, something that he originally thought of doing, and talks about in depth for the first time on the podcast. We hope you enjoy, and check out Dan Bova's work at Entrepreneur.com. As always, follow Brandon @BrandonTWebb, and shoot your questions for the podcast over to firstname.lastname@example.org