Episode 176: Eric Davis on the Essential Habits of Heroes

Eric Davis served our country as a U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror. Eric has been recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military and has served as a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL sniper school in Coronado, CA.Eric-Suit-683x1024

He is an expert of technical and physical surveillance and was part of an elite group hand-selected to perform intelligence collection in denied areas around the world.

Guest Bio:

Eric has spent years developing, writing and executing curriculum for the SEAL Teams. By leveraging his expertise in the development of systems, structures, processes and practices Eric was instrumental in significantly reducing the failure rate, of Naval Special Warfare’s internationally recognized Sniper course.

Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency and structure to the domain of business and personal performance.

Eric is the author of “Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons.”

(source: http://www.ericdavis215.com/about/)

What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

  • The idea of being the person you are looking to have your kids become
  • Habits of Heroes: An ebook about the four mistakes guys are making, how they’re keeping them stuck in life, and how to fix them.
  1. No true manhood
  2. No mission
  3. No brotherhood
  4. No longer playing the hero

“A lot of guys are still operating off this un-evolved operating system of masculinity: the things that worked for their dads and their grandfathers.”

“Designing a career to produce the space for family health and happiness.”

  • The importance of defining manhood together instead of what our culture says. What is that process?

“It’s not that we *can* but we *must* define manhood.”

  • Why the mission of “freedom” is the weakest mission someone can have.

“You’re not going to get freedom working in the kitchen of the jail you keep yourself in.”

  • Necessity vs Desire: putting together a worthwhile and valuable mission.

“Be the hero in your life.”

  • Why you should surround yourself with a brotherhood to help you achieve your mission. How do you communicate with your partner to make sure you have time for your brotherhood and your mission?

“[Your partner] isn’t the one out competing. This is a leadership move. At the end of the day, you need to go compete, you need to go win.”

  • How to create a situation that feeds your life instead of the other way around.
  • How to ignite and release your warrior spirit.

“We are still hunters, fighters, and warriors.”

  • Be aware. Is it time to take your experiences and re-deploy them into a more purposeful life?