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
Ep. 24 - Conquering your fearsThe Power of Thought add
Conquering fear has been a connecting theme of this podcast, and a frequent topic of discussion with our versatile lineup of guests. This topic and these interviews have served as a catalyst for Brandon's next book, "Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL's Guide" due out in August. It's now up for pre-order, and as always is Brandon's policy when he releases a new book, if you pre-order it now and save the proof of purchase, he will sign it! First edition signed is always most sought after as any book collector will tell you. Instructions to do so will be given out at a later date, but it's now up at Amazon.com and everywhere that books are sold.
Brandon discusses joining YPO (Young Presidents' Organization) recently, an impressive group of entrepreneurs under 50, and what this means to him. We take your questions as we livestream, and please send your future questions to email@example.com. We're just getting started here, so word of mouth helps, as do reviews on Apple Podcasts, so leave one and share out the show. As always, follow Brandon on Twitter and Instagram @BrandonTWebb and tell him what you learned.
Ep. 23 - John King of Chung King StudiosThe Power of Thought add
John King is known as a legend and a pioneer of the recording industry, and you're in for a real treat hearing him speak on his history. In the early 1980's when hiphop was not being taken seriously by the mainstream, Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin founded Def Jam, and the man who engineered all of those early records from The Beastie Boys, Run DMC, and LL Cool J was none other than John King. John's recording space in Chinatown got dubbed the name Chung King, and that studio which has moved multiple times is known to many as the Abbey Road of Hiphop. The rest is history.
Chung King Studios has recorded, mixed, and mastered legendary artists of the past 4 decades including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jay-Z, and countless others. John tells some classic stories from over the years, and also gives his take on what The Power of Thought means to him.
Ep. 22 - Goal setting pt. 2The Power of Thought add
This episode begins where Episode 21 left off, with Brandon going into greater detail of setting goals as we start off 2018. So you may want to check out that episode first if you haven't. It got a really awesome response, and people asked us to dig deeper. He lays out the timeline for his goals, and how he achieved nearly all his goals from last year. You need to be specific, and set realistic amounts of time to do what you aim to. If you want to hear about how to make this happen, and become a master at it, be sure to pick up Webb's latest book "Total Focus" covering the subject.
He also just got back from what he calls an epic trip to Iceland. You'll hear all about it, and also Webb's interest in the economy over there. He draws an interesting comparison to Greece. Don't miss it, and if you got something positive out of it, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts,
Ep. 21 - Goal setting/New Years resolutionsThe Power of Thought add
The New Year is a time that many people set out to achieve new goals, but Navy SEAL Brandon Webb calls "bullshit" on New Years resolutions and he'll explain why. He tells you the steps necessary to truly get out there and achieve any goal that you may have, and that he uses himself. It's all about "managing the calendar, instead of the calendar managing you" as he puts it.
We also announce a new crate being brought to you by Hurricane Group in the New Year that you dog lovers will be all about. Friend of the show, fellow SEAL, and dog trainer Mike Ritland will be heavily involved.
Hear all of this right now on The Power of Thought, be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and tell Brandon what you think of the show on Instagram or Twitter @BrandonTWebb.
Ep. 20 - Steve Ralston, Navy SEALThe Power of Thought add
Long time friend of Brandon Webb and former Navy SEAL at Team 3, Steve Ralston comes on for the first time. Steve breaks down a very interesting life spawning from unspeakable tragedy that led to addiction. Steve gets into the shame and fear which actually motivated him to joining the special operations community at a time in his life when he had no fear of anything, even death.
Steve left the SEALs in 1998, and although it led to fortune, he calls it a horrible decision, and you'll hear exactly why. This is truly a story of redemption, and we hope that it will lead you to chase what you want, and to stop feeling sorry for yourself. Steve's words just may give you that fire that you need.
Follow Steve on Instagram @RalstonSte and be sure to leave us a five star review on Apple Podcasts.
Ep. 19 - Scott Blanding, filmmakerThe Power of Thought add
Joining Brandon Webb for episode 19 of The Power of Thought is filmmaker Scott Blanding. Scott was a director on the documentary "Women in War Zones" about the sexual violence against women happening in the Congo. It went on to win Best Documentary in 2009 at the Philadelphia Film Festival and Cinefest. You'll hear about what inspired the film, and why this issue was one that Scott felt needed to be told to a broader audience unaware of what was happening in Africa.
The guys get into a frank discussion about legacy, and life itself. Scott also gives his perspective from being a Marine reservist and now working as a math teacher. You can check out his work at MadeKnown.com
Ep. 18 - Mike Ritland, Navy SEAL & K9 instructorThe Power of Thought add
Mike Ritland is a name familiar to many of you who are fans of Brandon's previous work. For the uninitiated, he was a teammate of Brandon's at SEAL Team 3, so there is a whole lot of history there. It's great to finally have him on the podcast.
After leaving the SEALs, Mike pursued his passion as a dog trainer starting Trikos International. On this episode he covers a lot of ground regarding his passion for man's best friend. Mike gets into the many uses of dogs whether as therapy pets, their ability to defuse stressful situations, or of course, as arguably the most valuable defense weapon. Mike sees being a good dog owner as a personal goal that must be attacked with the same passion one has for success in business or life in general.
He currently has an online training course, a useful and affordable tool for any dog owner. That can be found along with Mike's books, social media, and charity work at MikeRitland.com