Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran, entrepreneur, and the founder of TakingPoint Leadership, a management consulting firm where Brent speaks and coaches on topics ranging from leadership development, building high-performance teams, and elite cultures through to organizational transformation. He is also an award-winning business leader and was named a “Top 10 CEO” by Entrepreneur Magazine. Brent writes weekly columns for Inc.com and Forbes.com, and he’s also the bestselling author of “TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change,” and his new book “Embrace the Suck: The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life.”
In this episode of The Alpha Human Podcast, Brent Gleeson and Lawrence Rosenberg discuss what led him to make a radical career change and leave a high paying job as a financial analyst with a global real estate development company and become a Navy SEAL. We also talk about how changing the narrative in his mind from being driven to fight the pain and extreme discomfort experienced in SEAL training to simply giving in and embracing it got him through BUD/S. We also explore Brent’s new book “Embrace The Suck” and its central theme of resilience, with key lessons that include how high performers who consistently achieve success tend to focus their efforts only on situations and events they have control over. We also talk about how to choose the right set of values, master self-discipline and build willpower, and why you should do something that sucks every day.
Brent Gleeson: http://www.brentgleesonspeaker.com/
TakingPoint Leadership: https://takingpointleadership.com/
Embrace the Suck: The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life: https://amzn.to/36suMul
TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change: https://amzn.to/3jeUyI1
Brent Gleeson’s Forbes Column: https://bit.ly/39AqDXk
Brent Gleeson on Instagram: brent_gleeson