Jeff Boss Former Navy SEAL on Leadership, Breathwork, Blades, and Applying Philosophy

May 1, 2024

In this episode Jeff Boss, a mental health coach and former Navy SEAL, to explores his journey from the military to civilian life. Listen in as Marcus and Jeff delve into the philosophical underpinnings that have guided Jeff’s life, touching on his early interest in martial arts and how it shaped his mindset towards resilience and overcoming adversity. Jeff discusses the transition from being a ‘war fighter’ to a ‘warrior’, emphasizing the importance of processing emotions and moving beyond comfort zones for true growth. He shares insights from his book ‘Navigating Chaos’ and his experience with martial blade concepts, underscoring the importance of self-defense and situational awareness.

Episode Highlights:

03:52 War Fighter vs. Warrior: Understanding the Difference

07:54 Leadership Misconceptions and the Power of Mindfulness

19:49 Adversity as a Catalyst for Growth and Change

28:25 Navigating Adversity and Change in Leadership

29:00 The Consequences of Denial in Business

31:58 Embracing Martial Blade Concepts for Self-Defense

41:51 Philosophical Insights: Buddhism, Stoicism, and Self-Reflection

As a Navy SEAL, Jeff Boss operated in the most unforgiving environments on earth while facing a constantly changing competitive landscape, much like business today. In the second edition of Navigating Chaos: How To Find Certainty In Uncertain Situations, Jeff shares unparalleled insights into a world of elite high performance that few will ever know and translates them for everyday use. Using anecdotal experiences from both the military and business worlds, Boss highlights the principles and practices that worked for him, his team, and his clients in navigating uncertainty in pursuit of superior performance, and how they can work for you, too.

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Episode Details

Jeff Boss Former Navy SEAL on Leadership, Breathwork, Blades, and Applying Philosophy
Episode Number: 198

About the Host

Marcus Aurelius Anderson

Mindset Coach, Author, International Keynote Speaker