In 2005 I had the opportunity to work for Admiral McRaven for a few months. At one point, after I was involved in a catastrophic aircraft accident, he took some time to sit down with my crew and me and share some of his story with us. I was impressed beyond measure at his genuineness and care for those under his command, as he related a couple of near-death experiences he had as a Navy SEAL, and the steps he had to take to get back out there.
In this week’s episode, I talk about that experience and work through Admiral McRaven’s first book, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World. This book came about after Admiral McRaven gave the 2014 commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin. It was an inspiring speech and immediately went viral on the internet.
I picked this book up sometime last year and really enjoyed the framework that Admiral McRaven uses to layout 10 habits, truth, choices to make your life a better one, and of those that are around you. As usual, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and join me as I talk through these ten items and their impact on my life.