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22nd Nov 2021

How Do You Bolster Your Resilience? | Ep. 126: Former Navy Seal Steve Giblin

Today we discuss COVID 19, personal choices of consequence and resilience.

Welcome back to the 126th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast.

Today I share my conversation with Steve Giblin, author of the new book Walking in Mud

Here are some highlights from today's show:

  • Steve's hardest thing was making it through Hell Week in BUDS and then serving as a Navy Seal
  • Resilience is all about coping
  • Resilience is getting hit with hard things and still going
  • With the "new normal" everyone needs to weigh personal choices and pre-accept their inherent consequences
  • Gratitude is an excellent way to prepare your mind before, during, and after hard things
  • Parents always teach what schools can't

We also got some great action items from today's guest:

  1. Work on resilience in all aspects of your life
  2. Don't overthink
  3. Ask, "What could I have done better?"
  4. Start each day with gratitude
  5. Be a better version of yourself tomorow

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