Jocko Willink Diet

The Jocko Willink Diet – 99/1 (Not 80/20)

The Jocko Willink Diet is one that is simplistic and well known.

In his book, Discipline Equals Freedom : Field Manual, Jocko roughly outlines his diet as Paleo.

The Jocko Willink Diet

This is quoted directly from Jocko’s book, Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual

“The modern diet has been around for about 10,000 years. That’s when man figured out how to plant some foods, grow them, harvest them, make theme easier to digest and store them.
These foods were grains: Wheat, rice, corn.
Our bodies have not adapted to eating grains yet.
When we eat grains they are turned to sugar in our stomachs.
The insulin level spikes and punishes our bodies internally.
So, it is better to eat what we have evolved to eat – That is the diet of the Paleolithic man, or caveman.”

Here’s what the Jocko Willink Diet consists of:

  • Beef (preferably grass-fed)
  • Poultry (preferably free-range)
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Vegatables
  • Fungi
  • Roots
  • Some dairy (full-fat butter, cream, yogurt, cheese)
  • Limited fruit

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Great spread of low-carb high fat diet (Paleo or Ketogenic)

Here’s what NOT to eat:

  • Grains
  • Potatoes
  • Refined salt
  • Refined sugar
  • Processed oils
  • Legumes (beans)

Jocko Willink Diet Carbs

Ok, so now you have an idea of what the Jocko Willink Diet consists of, we can examine how to execute it.

OK, So When is my Cheat Day? (What Cheat Day?)

This is quoted directly from Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual again.

Let’s hear from the man himself on when to stick to the Jocko Willink Diet and when to cheat:

“Some people use the 80/20 rule, meaning they stick with the clean ‘paleo eating’ 80% of the time and then the other 20% of the time they ean whatever they want. The problem is that the 80/20 becomes 60/40, then 40/60, then 20/80, and then all bets are off.

Don’t follow the 80/20 rule. Follow the 100% rule – that might turn into the 99% rule and that is okay. But the 80/20 rule isn’t a rule. It’s a step down a slippery slope.”

Now you can see why I nicknamed this diet the 99/1. Because 99% of the time you’re going to stick to the diet.

There is no cheat day. There are no cheat meals. Only discipline and clean eating.

Speaking of Cheat Meal, check out this Keto Waffle Recipe. So good you won’t need a cheat meal!
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This is very Jocko-like. But as with everything else, there’s a reason for the hard line and the intense nature of the Jocko Willink Diet.

This Isn’t a Short Term Diet.
It’s a Long Term Lifestyle Change.

To quote Jocko Wilink from his podcast, Jocko Podcast; “Back to the Book“…

“Once you have spent enough time staying 100% clean and you are adapted to that method of eating both mentally and physically, you can make some excursions to the dark side. I have an occasional mint chocolate chip milkshake or some other delicious but not nutritious treat.”

And the justification:

“And I make sure I earn it beforehand with some serious, extreme physical activity.”

Jocko Willink Diet Workout

This may seem pretty hardcore, but payoff is well worth it!

“Over time, you will realize that you have lost your sweet tooth. You will also realize that the aftereffects, the sugar rush, the sugar crash, the lack of energy the next day, make excursions to the dark side highly undesirable and will encourage you to STAY CLEAN.”

Welcome to the Dark Side

To follow the Jocko Willink diet, the “dark side” consists mainly of sugary treats.  80% dark chocolate dipped in coconut oil, a glass of full cream with MCT oil and chocolate milk powder, or whipped cream with some diced nuts.

The thing about cheating on the diet is that when you follow it so strictly, and have the  discipline to stay on it, even the smallest little desert will taste incredible!

More Jocko Willink Content:
Jocko Willink “Good” Transcript
31 Phenomenal Jocko Willink Quotes from Discipline Equals Freedom

There’s No Safe Food Around! What Do I Eat?

You may find yourself in a situation where you’re the only available food is a bunch of stuff you’re not supposed to eat. So what do you do then? This next section is a major part of the Jocko Willink Diet!

You don’t eat.

Yes, that’s right. It’s called fasting, and it’s actually really good for you.

“Often, not eating – fasting – is beneficial for you. Here are some of the physiological benefits that fasting appears to bring: 

  • Improves function of cells, genes, and hormones
  • Induces loss of body fat
  • Reduces risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes
  • Reduces oxidative stress and inflammation
  • Induces cell repair processes
  • Increases brain-derived neurotropic factors
  • Increases levels of endorphins
  • Induces detoxification process”

The thing about fasting when you’re on a traditional diet, is that it feels like the world is ending! I remember being super busy, skipping a meal, and thinking my brain was going to turn off right then and there.

Once I switched over to eating similar to the Jocko Willink Diet (I eat closer to Keto than Paleo), fasting became so much easier.

In short, it’s because my body is running on fat for energy, not the sugar that our bodies turn carbohydrates into. I can skip a meal just fine now and keep on working.

Fasting isn’t Super Pleasant, but it’s Not a Big Deal Either.

“There are also some phycological benefits that I find very real. First of all, fasting demands that you exercise your will.
It is not easy.”

Very true on that one! When you have the ability to get (bad) food just about any time, you are resisting the temptation to eat that food is a very powerful thing, and that alone will energize you!

“YOU ARE NOT STARVING

Humans can survive thirty days without food.
You can make it a few extra hours.
You can actually make it a few days without an issue.

I fast for twenty-four hours regularly. I do seventy-two-hour fasts approximately every three months.
And you know what, they aren’t that big of a deal. When I’m fasting, I still do everything that I normally would if I were eating. I work. Work out. Train jiu-jitsu.”

Here’s a quick rundown of how to do a Jocko Willink Diet style fast:

“I drink water, some tea, maybe eat some sunflower seeds in the shell just to have something to chew on. But fasting isn’t that hard and you will feel better at the end of it. Fasting will recalibrate what hunger is to you. You will realize that you aren’t actually hungry most of the time. You are just bored. And, at the end of a fast, your food will taste better too!”

The Alternative to Fasting for a Meal (Plan Ahead!)

I travel often, and always carry a backpack full of stuff like my journal, toothpicks, phone charger, backup headphones, etc. I keep a small bag of nuts in there just in case I can’t find any food to eat that isn’t breaded and deep fried.

You know how many times that bag of nuts was my dinner? More than I can count.

My other favorite alternative to skipping a meal is beef jerky. Now, when it’s your meal, you end up not being too picky, but I try to get jerky with the least amount of preservatives and nitrates that I can.

My absolute favorite are these little sausages made by Duke’s. So good and perfect for a travel meal!
Dukes-Sausages

Becoming a Practitioner of the Jocko Willink Diet (aka Keto Diet)

To follow a Keto Diet or Paleo Diet, my suggestion for everyone is to start 100% strict for 2 weeks. This will give you an idea of the structure of the diet, and get you disciplined. After that, you can start to adjust things here and there.

Quick summarry:

Don’t eat grains, starches, or corn. NO SUGAR.

Do eat high fat content.

I’ve been on a clean diet similar to this for two years, and I’m pretty basic with it, eating more vegetables than usual, doubling my portion of meat, and using more butter. I eat a BIG breakfast everyday (I meal prep). Then just easy stuff for lunch and dinner; Lunch meat and cheese, nuts, cold cuts, chicken in a can with mayo and pepper…I’m simple.

Actually, a funny thing happened when I started this diet…

I Don’t Really Care About Food Anymore

I know I need it, so I eat it when I’m hungry, but I don’t really care what I eat as long as it fits in my diet.

Now, once my wife Michelle started on a Keto diet with me, our food intake got MUCH fancier!

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Here’s my beautiful wife Michelle making Keto Empanadas!

She’s into making Ketogenic-friendly recipes that mimic the real thing; The Keto Waffles I linked earlier, she makes these Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies that are INSANELY good, she has a recipe for a pizza crust that’s dang good and not made of cauliflower. She also makes little snacks out of cream cheese, natural peanut butter, cinnamon, and sugar free chocolate chips called “fat bombs” that she loves.

I actually started about 2 years ago on the Tim Ferriss Slow Carb Diet from his book 4 Hour Body, but since I wasn’t looking to lose weight, I started tweaking 2 weeks into it.

A year later I got into a conversation with someone about how I eat, and that’s when they told me that I eat Keto! I did a little research, and sure enough, I do! The only “rule” that I really break is that I still eat beans.

It’s Personal, Man

The thing about your diet is that it’s all up to what works for you and makes you feel good.

I feel GREAT when I stay away from all grains and starches, so that’s what I do. I’m not on THE Keto Diet, as in there is things that I do that the “Keto Police” will surely bust me for…

But I don’t give a rip. I just eat what works for me, and that’s what all people should do: Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Carnivore, Plant Based, Gluten free…whatever.

It’s just food man, and the food I like is personal, so I do what I want and don’t conform to the labels and guidelines if I don’t want to.

You Are an Addict! (Carb and Sugar Addiction)

The main defense that people put up about eating a clean diet free of carbohydrates and sugar is that they LOVE carbs so much.

This is true, and that’s because you are addicted to it.

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To quote Jocko Willink, “Donuts? POISON.”

You think you need it, and you don’t.
You think eating that stuff makes you happy, but it doesn’t. (That’s actually been scientifically proven by NASA).

Now obviously carbs taste good, but once I realized that I was addicted to them, I started to wonder how much of it is hunger, and how much of it was me needing a fix?

Truth be told, eliminating all grains from your diet SOUNDS super hard! It’s really not.

Now instead of eggs with toast, you eat double the eggs, and you’re supposed to add a ton of butter to them! Delicious.

It’s not scary. You just have to go for it, and you’ll see it’s just fine.

The ONE Thing a Low-Carb Diet Doesn’t Have…

Now, there is one thing that you don’t have access to on a low-carb diet; food that’s convenient.

You will QUICKLY realize that just about everything that you have easy access to is carbohydrate or starch based.

It’s actually kind of crazy how there is so few options to eat. It’s became super obvious to me why Americans are so overweight as a population…

Junk is what we have access to at all times!

That’s is why I meal prep my breakfast.
It’s the reason I carry abound a bag of nuts.
And why I eat so much Jerky!!

Questions?

I get quite a few questions on how I specifically eat almost daily. I also feel so good that I think everyone should at least TRY a diet similar to The Jocko Willink Diet 99/1.

More energy.
Less reliance on food.
Less care about food.
Never feeling that “full and bloated” feeling.
Immediate weight loss.
More energy!

What is there NOT to like about those factors?

So if you have a question, let me know and I’ll surely answer it!

-NG

More Jocko Willink Content:
Jocko Willink “Good” Transcript
31 Phenomenal Jocko Willink Quotes from Discipline Equals Freedom

The Jocko Willink Bio 2019 | Navy SEAL to Podcaster

If you know who Jocko Willink is, then you know how intense and inspirational he is!

If you don’t know who he is, then let’s get you aquatinted!

In this article I’m going to give you the complete Jocko Willink Bio, highlighting his early life, military career, transition to author and consultant, and his explosion into the public eye.

So just exactly who is Jocko Willink?

Jocko Willink is a former United States Navy SEAL commander, author of six books, podcaster, gym owner, business consultant, surfer, and bit of a marketing phenom!

Let’s dive in and examine his life a bit!

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Authors Leif Babin and Jocko Willink

Jocko Willink the Author

Willink has written seven books, five of which are on the New York Times Bestseller List! Jocko is an amazing communicator, and this is punctuated even more by the fact that he has a bachelor degree in English.

Jocko Willink Bibliography

  1. Extreme Ownership – How Navy SEALS Lead and Win
  2. Discipline Equals Freedom – Field Manual
  3. Way of the Warrior Kid
  4. Way of the Warrior Kid – Marc’s Mission
  5. The Dichotomy of Leadership
  6. Mikey and the Dragons
  7. Way of the Warrior Kid 3

In his writings, Jocko focuses on teaching the leadership principles that he learned as a the Commander in the Navy SEALs, out notably the head of Task Unit Bruiser, where he was stationed in Iraq fighting in the Battle of Ramadi.

My favorite book of Jocko’s is without a doubt Discipline Equals Freedom – Field manual. It’s written almost in poems and is mega inspirational!

Here are 31 Phenomenal Jocko Willink Quotes from Discipline Equals Freedom

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A young Jocko Willink pictured, quite rarely, with a full head of hair!

Jocko Willink the Navy SEAL

Jocko Willink ended his 20 year Navy SEAL career in October 2010 as the officer in charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams. Here he trained the next generation of SEAL leaders using his battle knowledge that he had gained while fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom at the Battle of Ramadi.

He originally enlisted as a Navy SEAL after Navy Recruit Training and “Radioman” training. Jocko is quoted as saying that he signed up to be a radioman because it was the job no one wanted!

Jocko completed BUD/s (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training in Coronado California and then served 8 years of active duty on SEAL Team ONE and SEAL Team Two. He earned his commission via Officer Candidate School and was promoted to platoon commander. Jocko completed multiple deployments to Asia, Middle East and Europe.

In 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom Jocko was deployed to the Iraqi town of Ramadi with SEAL Team THREE as commander of Task Unit Bruiser. This is when Willink fought alongside Chris Kyle, the SEAL portrayed in the movie, American Sniper.

Task Unit Bruiser went on to become the most decorated special operations unit of the Iraq war. During his career, Jocko was awarded the Silver Star, and the Bronze Star, to go along with numerous other personal and unit awards.

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Jocko Willink and Tim Ferriss

Jocko Talks to Us for the First Time (Jocko Podcast Begins)

On September 25th, 2015, Jocko Willink was a guest on the the podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show, episode #107. This marked the first time that Jocko had made any kind of public appearance.

That episode of the Tim Ferriss Show is one of the most downloaded episodes of all time!

The reason that Jocko was a guest on the Tim Ferriss Show was because he was promoting the release of his first book, Extreme Ownership – How Navy Seals Lead and Win.

Upon completing the recording of the episode, Jocko recalls Tim Ferriss imploring him to start his own podcast…

“When we got done with that podcast, when Tim pressed stop on the recorder, he said, ‘You should really have your own podcast!’ and I kind of, you know I listed to him, but I had a bunch of stuff going on, the book was coming out and what not, and then Joe Rogan heard that podcast, and asked me to come on his podcast, and in the middle of that podcast, Joe Rogan said. ‘You should have your own podcast!’ So, I guess when Tim Ferriss and Joe Rogan tell you that you should have your own podcast, then you should listen. And I did. So I started my own podcast which is called Jocko podcast…”

So, on December 22, 2015, Jocko released his first episode of the Jocko Podcast, where he and his co-host, Echo Charles cover a ton of topics from Leadership to Brazilian Ju-Juitsu. A majority of the Jocko Podcast episodes feature Jocko reading passages from books that he loves and adopting them to current situations.

His Co-host, Echo Charles adds a light-hearted nature to the Jocko Podcast to offset Jocko’s intensity and seriousness. The pairing of two is awesome to listen to!

Official Website of the Jocko Podcast

My personal favorite episodes of the Jocko Podcast are the Q&A episodes where Jocko answers questions submitted by listeners and Echo Charles provides color commentary.

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A quick snippet of Jocko on Instagram

Social Media Awesomeness

Jocko is a fantastic follow on Instagram! He posts in almost exclusively black and white, features almost daily pictures of his watch at 4:30am (or around there), and not only has words of wisdom and inspiration, but an occasional joke too!

Jocko on Instagram: @JOCKOWILLINK

Hey!! While you’re here, I have an Instagram too (shameless plug).

Me on Instagram: @Nick_O_Glass

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A snippet of my Instagram @Nick_O_Glass

Jocko Willink Personal Life

Jocko was born in the small New England town of Torrington Connecticut. Growing up he was into punk and heavy metal listening to and touring with Black Flag and Henry Rollins as a tag-along rodie.

Jocko lives in Southern California where enjoys surfing and fighting Brazilian Jui-Jitzu at his MMA Gym, Victory MMA.

He’s married to Helen Willink and the two have four children together.

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Jocko giving a keynote with Echelon Front

Jocko Willink Takes the Navy SEALs to the Civilian World

Upon retiring from the Navy SEALs , or the “Seal Teams” as Jocko calls it, he and Extreme Ownership co-author Leif Babin started Echelon Front, where they teach civilian companies the tactics that they used in the Navy SEALS to help create high performance success in professional teams.

Echelon Front, offers tons of services including hands on leadership development, keynote speakers, a very cool Field Training Excersise (FTX), online courses, and a recruiting service called Overwatch.

Official Website of Echelon Front

The firm has grown considerably since its creation in 2014!

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The daily pre-dawn PT session at the Muster

The Muster: Get a Taste of the Jocko Lifestyle

What is the Muster?

This is quoted directly from Echelon Front…

A GATHERING FOR ALL WHO WANT TO DOMINATE THEIR BATTLEFIELD, FOR LEADERS AT EVERY LEVEL AND THOSE WHO ASPIRE TO BE LEADERS.

This event is a two-day, intensive leadership training course, designed to equip attendees with the tools needed to build high performance, winning teams. Jocko Willink, Leif Babin, and the Echelon Front Team teach combat leadership techniques and how to apply these principles in business and life. Even more profound are the opportunities to engage with other highly motivated individuals and leaders in EVERY capacity.

In short, you get the opportunity to workout and train with Jocko Willink and Leif Babin every morning, and then you learn leadership principles that you can apply to life and business throughout the day!

The Muster began in 2017 and is now held in 3 to 4 locations every year. I have yet to attend but would absolutely LOVE to go.

The cost of the Muster is pretty substantial coming in at roughly $2500 for the two day event. But I will say this; That’s actually par for the course when it comes to self improvement seminars.

The Muster cost does NOT include hotel, travel, or food.

If you are interested in personal development but don’t have $2500 (closer to $3500+ after all expenses) to invest in yourself, then I would suggest the Landmark Forum, which comes in at the $600 price tag for 3.5 days of learning and is held in more than 125 cities worldwide.

If you’re curious at all about the landmark forum, I have multiple reviews that I’ve written that can be found here:

The Landmark Forum changed the course of not just my life, but the lives of many of my family members as well. It has countless pros, and of course there are also some cons, so if you’re interested, or have any questions, please let me know!

There is also a “contact Nick” form at the bottom of this article if you have any questions or comments.

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Jocko holding one of his personal supplements.

Jocko Willink, The Business Man

Jocko Willink has a very large and very dedicated following! Because of this, people want to buy the things that he uses. He’s a very smart business man, but possibly the best display of this is the fact that he has his own store, called Jocko Store.

At Jocko Store you can buy Jocko Willink related items from patches and t-shirts to supplements and yes, even his own brand of tea, Jocko White Tea.

I personally drink Jocko White Tea and I love it. I buy it on Amazon in the big 100 pack! Link here.

I also have a black and white Discipline Equals Freedom Velcro Patch on my backpack.

Not only because Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual is one of my favorite books, but I also believe whole-heartedly in the concept that discipline does in fact secure you freedom to do the things you want.

Willink also owns his own MMA gym in San Diego CA called Victory MMA and Fitness.

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Jocko Willink KINDA Does it All…

Jocko Willink is a very busy man, and his exploits range from leading Navy SEALs in Operation Iraqi Freedom to writing children’s books.

So, here’s a quick rundown of all the things that Jocko get’s into:

  • Former Navy SEAL Commander
  • Author of 6 books, 5 of which are on the New York Times Best Seller List.
  • Gym owner in Southern California
  • Black Belt in Brazilian Jui-Jitsu
  • Co-Owner of Echelon Front Consulting Firm with Lief Babin
  • Host of Jocko Podcast, one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes
  • Has his own line of products including; tea, Ju-Jitsu Gis, t-shirts etc.

It doesn’t take a genius to see that all these ventures are not only well executed, but done in a way that causes inspiration and admiration.

Jocko Willink is quite a guy, and I hope you enjoyed reading, The Jocko Willink Bio!

See Also…

The Jocko Willink “Good” Transcript

The Jocko Willink Diet – 99/1 (Not 80/20)

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17 Inspirational Quotes for Employee Appreciation

These inspirational quotes are going to be a bit different than what you would think.

It’s not going to be a bunch of RA-RA cheerleader stuff…hell no.

These quotes focus on building relationships that will raise performance and SHOW employees that you appreciate them. Not just some words that say it.

Let’s get right to it…

Top 3 Inspirational Quotes for Employee Appreciation

  1. The key to performance isn’t about trying push new conversations about strategy in, but rather clearing out the clutter.-Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
  2. If you aren’t in over your head, then how do you know how tall you are? -T. S. Eliot
  3. Notice the difference between asking ‘Can I do this?’ And, ‘How am I going to do this?’Keep reading for the full list of all 17 Inspirational Quotes for Employee Appreciation…

How To Use These Quotes

These quotes are INSPIRATIONAL in that the goal is to inspire the employees to think for themselves, solve problems, and exploit opportunities!

They are not about cheering people on…

I call that kind of feedback MOTIVATIONAL because you’re trying to motivate people to try harder.

To use these inspirational quotes, you need a few things to be set up already:

  • Strong business relationships
  • Team of motivated individuals
  • Respect from the team

Let’s take a quick look at each of these…

Why Do You Care In the First Place?

Why do you want inspired employees and why do you want to show them appreciation?

If the answer is…

  • Morale is low
  • They don’t seem motivated, or
  • There’s a rumor that you don’t appreciate your employees

…then we’ve got bigger issues to tackle my friend!

So, listen closely…

The Toughest Work a Leader Can Do

There is no number of inspirational quotes to fix a dysfunctional relationship with an employee.

And fixing a strained relationship is the toughest work that a leader will ever have to do!

Before venturing any further I suggest you read this post. It’s about how impactful a leader’s words can be, for the better and for the worse!

When your relationships with your employees are all healthy, they begin to resemble more of a partnership.

If that describes your connection with your team, then we’re on the right track!

Before we talk about the inspiration quotes for employee appreciation, some food for thought…

Leaders Don’t Motivate, They Inspire

If your employees aren’t motivated, you’re going to need more than some badass quotes.

Here’s why…

Motivation = The Desire to Try
Inspiration = Feeling or Seeing the Leader’s Vision

Maybe you do the hiring, maybe you don’t…but this BONUS QUOTE cuts to the bone:

“If you want motivated people you have to find them, not motivate them.”

Let’s break that down a tad…

So, Why Can’t I Motivate?

Face it, you just can’t motivate someone.

I know, that’s not a very popular take, but it’s true, and here’s why…

It’s the employee’s responsibility to bring the motivation to you. This would mean they are SELF-MOTIVATED.

From there you can inspire, by helping them pinpoint their dreams and goals, and then pushing them to achieve those goals by teaching, training, holding them accountable, and following up on progress.

I actually have another BONUS QUOTE that I like to use to make this point…

“I’d rather inspire my varsity team to championships than motivate my JV team to try”

If they don’t want to try, you’re going to waste your time!

That’s why I say that leaders don’t motivate, they inspire.

OK one last thing…

Before we get to the list of inspirational quotes for employee appreciation, I’ve got one last thing that I want to touch on, and that is R E S P E C T.
(high five if you spelled that out like the song)…

People Work for People

How Much Do Your Employees Respect You?

People work for people.

That means when someone quits, they didn’t quit the company, THEY QUIT YOU. This is true 80% of the time.

Tough to hear? Find yourself getting defensive?

Sure, there are employees that quit that weren’t a good fit and are better off leaving, but a majority of them quit the leader, not the organization

More food for thought: That’s STILL the leader’s fault for hiring the wrong person!

Check out THIS oldie but goodie (which is actually the 1st thing I ever published to the internet!) about garnering more respect from your team.

OK, OK…And now, without further adieu…

17 Inspirational Quotes for Employee Appreciation

The key to performance isn’t about trying push new conversations about strategy in, but rather clearing out the clutter. -Book: 3 Laws of Performance by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
This is one of my favorite quotes because in business, we almost always look to ADD when we want to affect performance, yet most often we need to REMOVE so we can focus on what’s important.

 

There are no bad teams, only bad leaders. -Jocko Willink
This one is in here because it’s all about ownership. If you have employees that feel under appreciated, or uninspired, you need to own up to your mistakes before you can move on. This is in direct correlation with the 1st quote, as that “clutter” COULD be gossip about you!

 

Notice the difference between asking ‘Can I do this?’ And, ‘How am I going to do this?’ -Book: Will it Make the Boat Go Faster? By Ben Hunt-Davis and Harriet Beveridge.
In both questions there is an unsure nature of how to start, but one comes with confidence and the other communicates doubt and fear.

 

Many people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions. -Charles H. Brower
This quote is perfect for a time when a teammate is complaining about a process and not adding any value to the situation.

 

Tough times don’t last forever. Tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller
Great 
quote for showing appreciation when an employee as working super hard, or the work gets super hard. (Busy season, corporate visit, high pressure deadline, etc.)

 

If it’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing wrong. What holds us back is fear of failure. Just try…go…fail, and then adjust!! -Joe Calloway 
Joe wrote the book Be the Best at What Matters Most and it’s a book that I suggest. This quote means that if you’re going to screw up, do it with 100% conviction. I’d rather see an employee comitted to their dream and do it wrong, than do nothing at all.

 

Most people have a desire to look for the exception instead of a desire to be exceptional. -John Maxwell, 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
One of the most important leadership books ever written, and a quote that speaks volumes. Most people would rather find the excuse or reason they failed instead of working to be a success.

 

No matter how bad things are, you can always make them worse.
This is a funny one because it’s a positive statement said in a negative way. It’s a great reminder that things really aren’t that bad, even when they seem desperate. Stop worrying and go fix it!

 

If you aren’t in over your head, then how do you know how tall you are? –T. S. Eliot
The reason I LOVE this quote so much is because I’m a hustler. I like a lot on my plate and when I’m not working like a maniac, then I ask for more. You can’t grow unless you’re pushed!

 

Your abilities say win. What does your attitude say? -Nick Glassett (me!)
Smart, driven, and talented means nothing when the person is negative and toxic!

 

The essence of competitive advantage is doing different things, and doing things differently. -Book: 3 Laws of Performance by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
This is a great reminder that when “they” zig, you’ve got to zag! And the second quote from this book (it’s that good of a read, I suggest it to all leaders!)

 

Short term easy means long term difficult and short term difficult means long term easy. -Book: Take The Stairs by Rory Vaden
This is a discipline quote. Do what’s easy now, and you’re going to have to kill yourself later to catch back up. Do what’s hard now, and you’ll be ahead of schedule.

 

Successful people do what others don’t want to do and they in turn get extraordinary results. -Book: Take The Stairs by Rory Vaden
Another one from Rory! I call this, The Winning Formula: Do the things that cause winning. Simple, but not easy. It’s the studying, the practice, the rehearsal, and the work that causes great things to happen.

 

Get good at being a trouble maker and saying sorry when you really screw up. –Book: 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
This may seem like an odd quote to tell your employees…after all, you don’t want trouble makers do you? I don’t just say yes, I say HELL YES. It’s an empowerment and a trust thing. Nothing communicates “I trust you” like this Tim Ferriss Quote.

 

Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is taking action in the presence of fear. – David Cunningham, Landmark Forum Leader
I heard this when I did the incredibly powerful Landmark Forum, and I use it often. Anytime there is a situation that has one of my teammates nervous, this quotes causes action to take place (especially public sharing at a meeting).

 

Find the sense of who you are, then it will translate into an ease and confidence in how you come off to others. -Unsure of where I got this from
I firmly believe that when you help people be themselves, and not some “improved” or different version is when you truly get inspired action!

 

Change what you do so you can change how you feel. -Nick Glassett (me)
When people are failing, you would thing they would change what they are doing, but they don’t. Instead they double down and try harder instead of trying something else.

Put in the Time With the People

So there you have it, 17 of my favorite inspirational quotes for employee appreciation.

Many of them are different than your ordinary, optimistic, cheerleader stuff.

I hope you enjoyed it, and would love if you dropped a comment with your opinion and if you used any of these 🙂

Thanks,

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5 Memorable Jocko Willink Quotes from Discipline Equals Freedom

31 Phenomenal Jocko Willink Quotes from Discipline Equals Freedom. Get [Infographic] #infographic

Here is an infographic featuring 5 Memorable Jocko Willink Quotes from Discipline Equals Freedom.

 

Jocko Willink is a former United States Navy SEAL commander, and author of six books:

  1. Discipline Equals Freedom – Field Manual
  2. Extreme Ownership – How Navy SEALS Lead and Win
  3. Way of the Warrior Kid
  4. Way of the Warrior Kid – Marc’s Mission
  5. The Dichotomy of Leadership
  6. Mikey and the Dragons

He focuses on teaching the leadership principles that he learned as the Commander of the SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, where he was stationed in Iraq fighting in the Battle of Ramadi. He is the co-owner of the leadership consulting company, Echelon Front where he, along with Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership Co-Author Leif Babin, provide practical solutions to create high performance success in professional teams.

Jocko’s Incredible book, Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual

In Discipline Equals Freedom, Jocko hones in more on his personal methods for life, and leadership.

The book is separated into 4 parts:

  • Thoughts – This is where Jocko covers his personal views on many things
  • Actions – This is where Jocko goes more pragmatic in how he attacks life
  • Fuel – Feeding the Machine – Jocko’s take on food
  • The Workouts – Here Jocko outlines his personal workouts, and breaks them into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced with 4 tiers of difficulty in each

Discipline Equals Freedom is a phenomenal read, and it’s also a bad ass design.

The book is all black, with no dust cover. The pages are all black with white type, and each page has a black and white backdrop behind it.

The writing style of Discipline Equals Freedom is like no book I’ve ever read…It’s almost written in poems.

The writing style is incredible, and as you read each passage, the whole book is practically narrated in Jocko’s distinct surly voice.

While Jocko is very well known for his aggressive style, rough exterior, and assertive attitude, he actually has a bachelors degree in English. This, combined with his extensive leadership experience, and take-action attitude, make him a phenomenal motivator and a role model for many.

Enjoy the Quotes. Enjoy the Book!

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31 Phenomenal Jocko Willink Quotes from Discipline Equals Freedom

 

Jocko Willink is a former United States Navy SEAL commander, and author of seven books:

  1. Extreme Ownership – How Navy SEALS Lead and Win
  2. Discipline Equals Freedom – Field Manual
  3. Way of the Warrior Kid
  4. Way of the Warrior Kid – Marc’s Mission
  5. The Dichotomy of Leadership
  6. Mikey and the Dragons
  7. Way of the Warrior Kid 3

He focuses on teaching the leadership principles that he learned as the Commander of the SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, where he was stationed in Iraq fighting in the Battle of Ramadi. He is the co-owner of the leadership consulting company, Echelon Front where he, along with Extreme Ownership Co-Author Leif Babin, provide practical solutions to create high performance success in professional teams.

Jocko’s most recent book, Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual

In Discipline Equals Freedom, Jocko hones in more on his personal methods for life, and leadership.

The book is separated into 4 parts:

  • Thoughts – This is where Jocko covers his personal views on many things
  • Actions – This is where Jocko goes more pragmatic in how he attacks life
  • Fuel – Feeding the Machine – Jocko’s take on food
  • The Workouts – Here Jocko outlines his personal workouts, and breaks them into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced with 4 tiers of difficulty in each

Discipline Equals Freedom is a phenomenal read, and it’s also a bad ass design.

The book is all black, with no dust cover. The pages are all black with white type, and each page has a black and white backdrop behind it.
(There is a picture of two of the passages down below so you can see how the book is laid out.)

The writing style of Discipline Equals Freedom is like no book I’ve ever read…It’s almost written in poems.

The writing style is incredible, and as you read each passage, the whole book is practically narrated in Jocko’s distinct surly voice.

While Jocko is very well known for his aggressive style, rough exterior, and assertive attitude, he actually has a bachelors degree in English. This, combined with his extensive leadership experience, and take-action attitude, make him a phenomenal motivator and a role model for many.

Here are 31 of the best Jocko Willink Quotes from Discipline Equals Freedom

The Way of Discipline – “THERE IS NO EASY WAY. There is only hard work, late nights, early mornings, practice, rehearsal, repetition, study, sweat, blood, toil, frustration, and discipline. DISCIPLINE.”

The Enemy – “I know that somewhere out there, another man is also preparing. That man is the enemy.”

Where Does Discipline Come From – “If you don’t think you are disciplined: It is because you haven’t decided to be disciplined. YET.”

Overcoming Procrastination – “Stop thinking about it. Stop Dreaming about it. Stop researching every aspect of it…Start doing it. Take that first step and make It happen. GET AFTER IT.”

The Person You Can Control – “The only person you can control is you. So focus on making yourself who you want to be: Faster. Stronger. Smarter. More humble. Less ego.”

Mind Control – “You have to decide that you are going to be in control, that you are going to do what YOU want to do. Weakness doesn’t get a vote. Laziness doesn’t get a vote. Sadness doesn’t get a vote. Frustration doesn’t get a vote. NEGATIVITY doesn’t get a vote. ”

Mind Control (2)- “You are declaring martial law on your mind: MIND CONTROL.”

Destroyer Mode – “Fight weak emotions with the power of logic; fight the weakness of logic with the power of emotion.”

Here is Jocko Willink reading the passage “Destroyer Mode” from Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual.

Fight – “Go out in a blaze of Glory, fighting with everything you’ve got, every ounce of energy, every bead of sweat, every drop of blood – until your last breath. And then – and only then- can you stand down, put down your sword and your shield, and rest: in peace.”

Default Aggressive – I don’t view aggression as an outward attitude. I view aggression as an internal character trait. A fire in your mind that says: I’m going to win”

Nature vs Nurture – “So to me, it is not about nature or nurture: It’s about choice”

Fear of Failure – I don’t want you to overcome fear of failure. I want you to be afraid of failure.

Sugar Coated Lies – Those donuts aren’t food. THEY ARE POISON. Same with the chocolate chip cookies, the chocolate cake, the can of soda, the bag of potato chips….All that junk isn’t going to make you stronger, faster, smarter or better. It’s going to do the opposite. And you know this. YOU KNOW THAT YOU DON’T NEED ANY OF THAT JUNK.

RELATED: How to Solve All Your Crummy Problems (and Truly Make a Difference

Not Feeling It – How do I handle those days when I’m just not ‘feeling it’? Those days when I am tired or worn out or just sick of the grind…What do I do on those days? I GO ANYWAY. I GET IT DONE.

Not Feeling It (2) – Don’t really want to workout? I work out. Don’t really want to hammer on the project? I hammer on the project. Don’t really want to get up and get out of bed? I GET UP AND GET OUT OF BED.

Focus – Embed that long-term goal in your mind. Burn it into your soul….but most important: do something about it. Every day. Every day: Do something that moves you closer towards that goal – that keeps the goal in sight and in focus.

Draw Fire – “Be the one who people look to. Absorb the impact – and the negativity. Draw fire – yes: Draw (enemy) fire.

Good – “When things are going bad: Don’t get all bummed out, don’t get startled, don’t frustrated. No. Just look at the issue and say “Good.”

RELATED: Read The Complete “GOOD” Transcript  by Jocko Willink

Every Day – “This isn’t a part-time gig. This isn’t punch the clock and go home for the day. You don’t get weekends off. No…this is an everyday gig. Everyday is a Monday…I love it.

No More – “No more excuses…Now is the time for strength. And through strength – and through will – and through unwavering discipline – I will become what I want to be. I will become who I want to be.

Staying Motivated – “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on discipline.”

Here is an example of two pages of Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual

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Remain Vigilant – “It isn’t that you wake up one day and decide, that’s it: I’m going to be weak. No. It’s a slow incremental process. It chips at your will – It chips at your discipline.

Fear – “Step aggressively towards your fear – that is the step into bravery.”

Negative Talk from Negative People  “IGNORE AND OUTPERFORM. Yes. While you are over there watching me and talking about me – I’m working. Working hard. I’m taking things to the next level.”

Engage – “Weakness is strong. I must be stronger.”

Psychological Edge – “There are a slew of psychological advantages that come from early morning physical training. First, there is a psychological win over the enemy. Knowing that you are working harder than your adversaries gives you an advantage. It gives you confidence that you can overcome them in battle.”

Here is Jocko Willink reading the passage “Psychological Edge” from Discipline Equals Freedom: Field manual.

Sleep – “Go to bed at 9:55pm and you can get up at 4:55am, still get your seven hours, and be up before the enemy.

The Workouts – “Everyone wants to know: what should a workout actually consist of? And first of all – let me say this: The most important thing to do is SOMETHING. ANYTHING.”

Addicted to Sugar – “The lies will come, and the will come from you. The lies you will tell yourself are: It’s no big deall. You can have just a little. It isn’t worth it to feel this bad. The body needs carbs. You will rationalize, and start to listen to these lies. DON’T.”

Fasting – “In this age, the food around you is actually trying to kill you. It is poison. Donuts? Poison. Soda? Poison. Potato Chips? Poison. YOU DON’T NEED IT.

Dealing with Injuries and Illness – “If you are sick or injured, don’t use that as an excuse to skip workouts to stay in bed all day. Do what you can.”

Here I’ve got a great infographic full of great Jocko Willink Quotes from Discipline Equals Freedom.

BONUS FROM JOCKO PODCAST
Here is an excerpt from Jocko Podcast where Willink is discussing being a new leader and not knowing as much as your subordinates.
It’s been dubbed; The Leadership Comb-over.

Thanks for reading this collection of Jocko Willink Quotes Discipline Equals Freedom.

Which quote inspires you…which one speaks to you? Leave a comment below!

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Experience the EPIC Jocko Willink rant that has been dubbed "GOOD". "Didn't get the job you wanted? Good... Go out, gain more experience, and build a better resume."

Jocko Willink “Good” Transcript

 

You know how intense Jocko Willink is.

You also know that he is an accomplished leader and great communicator. His ability to inspire through words is incredible.

On his podcast, simply called Jocko Podcast, Willink focuses on teaching the leadership principles that he learned as a the Commander of the SEAL team, Task Unit Bruiser, when he was stationed in Iraq fighting in the Battle of Ramadi.

He is also the co-owner of the leadership consulting company, Echelon Front, and co-author of the best selling leadership book, Extreme Ownership. His parter in both endeavors is also a former Navy SEAL, Leif Babin. Together they provide tactical solutions to create high performance success in business teams.

One of Jocko Willink’s more famous inspirational quotes is from Jocko Podcast Number Three, and has been dubbed “GOOD.”

The word “GOOD” has now become synonymous with Jocko’s name, actually being screen printed on t-shirts and coffee mugs!

Jocko Willink Good T-shirt
Here is the Jocko Willink “GOOD” T Shirt

The “GOOD” rant, was then adapted into print and published in his book Discipline Equals Freedom, and it’s full of memorable quotes.

Here is the “GOOD” Transcript from Jocko Willink
Jocko Podcast Number Three

“How do I deal with setbacks, failures, delays, defeats, or other disasters? I actually have a fairly simple way of dealing with these situations, summed up in one word:

“Good.”

This is something that one of my direct subordinates, one of the guys who worked for me, a guy who became one of my best friends pointed out.

He would pull me aside with some major problem or issue that was going on, and he’d say, “Boss, we’ve got this thing, this situation, and it’s going terribly wrong.”

I would look at him and say, “Good.”

And finally, one day, he was telling me about something that was going off the rails, and as soon as he finished explaining it to me, he said, “I already know what you’re going to say.”

And I asked, “What am I going to say?”

And he said, “You’re going to say: ‘Good.’ ”

He continued, “That’s what you always say. When Something is wrong or going bad, you just look at me and say, ‘Good.’ ”

And I said, “Well. I mean it. Because that is how I operate.”

So I explained to him that when things are going bad, there’s going to be some good that will come from it.

Oh, the mission got canceled? Good… We can focus on another one.
Didn’t get the new high-speed gear we wanted? Good… We can keep it simple.
Didn’t get promoted? Good… More time to get better.
Didn’t get funded? Good… We own more of the company.
Didn’t get the job you wanted? Good… Go out, gain more experience, and build a better resume.
Got injured? Good… Needed a break from training.
Got tapped out? Good… It’s better to tap out in training than tap out on the street.
Got beat? Good… We learned.
Unexpected problems? Good… We have to figure out a solutions

That’s it. When things are going bad: Don’t get all bummed out, don’t get started, don’t get frustrated. No. Just look at the issue and say: “Good.”

Now, I don’t mean to say something trite; I’m not trying to sound like Mr. Smiley Positive Guy.

That guy ignores the hard truth.

That guy thinks a positive attitude will solve problems.

It won’t. But neither will dwelling on the problem. No. Accept reality, but focus on the solution. Take that issue, take that setback, take that problem, and turn it into something good. Go forward. And, if you are part of a team, that attitude will spread throughout.

Finally: if you can say the word “good,” then guess what?

It means you’re still alive.

It means you’re still breathing.

And if you’re still breathing, that means you’ve still got some fight left in you.

So get up, dust off, reload, recalibrate, re-engage – and go out on the attack.”

-Jocko Willink

Here is the audio from Jocko Podcast:

Here are 17 Phenomonal Jocko Willink Quotes
Jocko Willink is a former United States Navy SEAL and author of Extreme Ownership - How US Navy SEALS Lead and Win. He teaches leadership techniques that he used in battle to apply to business teams. Jocko is INTENSE and inspirational. Here are his most memorable quotes...

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Employee Motivation Quotes

13 Badass Connor McGregor Quotes

Connor McGregor is know for his quick-wit, one-liners, and extremely cocky persona. He’s a trash talking UFC Champion that hails from Dublin, Ireland.

Carrer Highlights:
In 2015 Connor McGregor defeated José Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 194 via knockout thirteen seconds into the first round. This is fastest title fight in UFC history.
Connor defeated Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 205, and McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously.

Let’s look through some of Connor McGregor’s best quotes;

“There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. -Conor McGregor

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Connor McGregor quote on talent

“I stay ready so I don’t have to get ready.” -Conor McGregor

“Winner focus on winning. Losers focus on winners.” -Conor McGregor

“I am cocky in prediction. I am confident in preparation. But I am always humble in victory or defeat.” -Conor McGregor

“Excellence is not a skill. Excellence is an attitude.” -Conor McGregor

“We’re not just here to take part. We’re here to take over.” -Conor McGregor

“Timing beats speed, and precision beats power.” -Conor McGregor

“There are two things I really like to do and that’s whoop ass and look good. I’m doing one of them right now and on Saturday night, I’m doing the other.” -Conor McGregor

“Me and Jesus are cool. I’m cool with all the gods. Gods recognize gods.” -Conor McGregor

“My success isn’t the result of arrogance, it’s the result of belief.” -Conor McGregor

“Nothing good ever comes from worrying or sitting there feeling sorry for yourself. Keep positive and keep pushing on and things will turn good.” -Conor McGregor

“Look out for those who look out for you. Loyalty is everything.” -Conor McGregor

“It’s a tough pill to swallow but we can either run from our adversity or run to our adversity, take it head on and conquer it.” -Conor McGregor

Here is a great highlight reel of some of McGregor’s best knockouts

 

Check out these 21 memorableJocko Willink quotes. He’s a former Navy SEAL Commander, and author of 3 books; Extreme Ownership, Way of the Warrior Kid, and Discipline Equals Freedom.

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Jocko Willink Quote about hair and winning

 

-NJ