Admiral William H. McRaven (@billmcraven) masterminded and executed the mission that brought down Osama bin Laden and is the author of Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World.
What We Discuss with William H. McRaven:
What are the benefits to taking every day, as a Navy SEAL might say, "one evolution at a time?"
What are the potential downfalls of having a 20-year plan?
Why is taking advantage of opportunities more important than charting a course — and how can we spot them?
What are you proving when you're willing to take professional risks — even when you don't succeed?
What is the most important thing to understand about leadership?
And much more...
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Admiral William McRaven is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL who served as the commander of U.S. Special Operations from 2011 to 2014. He joins David to talk about his foray into military service, his disagreements with Donald Trump, and his most memorable missions — including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. His new book, Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations, is a look back on over three decades of service.For more episodes of The Axe Files, visit LuminaryPodcasts.com
Retired Admiral William McRaven has been involved in some of the most storied military exercises of the century – from capturing Saddam Hussein to killing Osama bin Laden. The former Chancellor of the University of Texas System joins host Krys Boyd to talk about highlights of his distinguished military career, which he writes about in “Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations” (Grand Central Publishing).
Admiral William McRaven (Make Your Bed) reveals how a high school track coach inspired him apply for the Navy SEAL program and why he still compares any struggle he faces to the grueling endurance test of the Navy SEALs “Hell Week.” He recalls the night he got a gut feeling he was going to catch Saddam and was right, how Saddam never made his bed while he was in McRaven’s custody, and what McRaven said when he finally decided to meet with Saddam face to face. He talks about the strange experience of personally seeing monsters like Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden cut down to size, how he managed to keep the preparation of the Bin Laden raid a secret, and how 1000’s of special operations prepared him for that mission of a lifetime. Plus he weighs in on the Navy SEAL who stands accused of war crimes, responds to calls for him to run for President, and expresses his sincerest regret that he’s the reason you have to take off your shoes at the airport! Order Admiral William McRaven's book Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations on Amazon, Audible, or wherever books are sold. Today's podcast was sponsored by The Life Is Good Ping Podcast, Udacity, and Ancestry.com.