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Feb 18, 2019 13:08:47

Extreme Ownership

by @swizecteller | 211 words | 🐣 | 116💌

Swizec Teller

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Forgot to write this yesterday so here's some lessons from Extreme Ownership so far. I'm about halfway into the book at 1.5x. #200wordsTIL

Long distance running is great for reading 👌

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First, @jockowillink's voice is incredibly soothing. You can be crawling through hell on all fours and that voice makes you go "You know what, this ain't so bad, I can do this"

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Second, he uses a lot of war-time stories from Iraq. Changed up to avoid revealing info and keep the lessons.

They're strangely relatable.

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So, lessons 👇

YOU are responsible for everything. If you are the leader, you own the outcomes. If you are not the leader, you still own _your_ outcomes.

This is scary and empowering.

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When you own the outcome, not just the action, 2 things happen:

1) You can analyze your action and find better actions

2) You avoid the victim mentality. YOU are in control. You can achieve victory despite external conditions.

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Another big lesson in Extreme Ownership is that you can't do it alone. You need a team.

You might already have a team and not realize it. It's not you versus them. It's you AND them versus the problem.

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Strong teams with bad leaders lose.

Okay teams with strong leaders win.

The leader's personality permeates the team.

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