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Next Book Club: “Extreme Ownership” May 23rd

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There are a lot of mindset and mentality books out there, this specific one is an actionable gut check that can get you realigned, and fired up to OWN your life.

Our next book is…

“Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

Our next book club meeting, Books and Bowls, will be Thursday, May 23 at 7 PM; inside the North BeachFit building. We will be eating, gathering and discussing the ideas behind Extreme Ownership and how we can apply those principals to take EXTREME ownership of our lives!  Feel free to bring a healthy dish to share, and your appetite!

-Coach Whitney

More on what this book is all about below.

This book was written by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, former Navy Seal officers for SEAL Task Unit Bruiser. Both are decorated combat veterans who now run a leadership training and consulting firm called Echelon Front. They convey the leadership skills they developed in training and applied in combat as TOOLS that ANYONE can harness and apply to the broader degree of life.

“The leader must own everything in his or her world.”
– Extreme Ownership, page 30

A leader doesn’t stop when it’s time to leave work. A leader takes ownership of all things affecting the mission. I.E. stuff in and outside “the job”. A leader likely leads in other areas of their life, naturally.

“Whether a team succeeds or fails is all up to the leader. The leader’s attitude sets the tone for the entire team. The leader drives performance – or doesn’t.”
– Extreme Ownership, page 49

You may not lead a group of people for your job, but you may be a parent. Here, similar ownership skills can be applied. The importance of attitude and setting a tone for living and learning life has a huge impact on our youth.

Extreme Ownership gives a practical, actionable, and emotional account on leadership in life.

“While there is no guarantee for success in leadership, there is one thing that is certain: leading people is the most challenging, and, therefore, the most gratifying undertaking of all human endeavors. So, with that humbling reward in the distance, embrace the burden of command and go forward onto your battlefield, in whatever arena that may be, with the disciplined resolve to take Extreme Ownership, lead, and win”.

See y’all Thurs May 23rd at 7pm!