Cover art for podcast Unbreakable with Thom Shea

Unbreakable with Thom Shea

245 EpisodesProduced by Thom Shea, Navy SEAL,AuthorWebsite

Navy SEAL, Thom Shea leads discussions regarding the five important growth areas in our lives: physical accomplishments, intellectual interests, wealth goals, key relationships, and legacy.Simplicity solves every complex issue. Join Thom and guests to live your best life.


195. How Does Winning In Football Translate To Business? With Tajh Boyd (Part 3)

There are no good excuses. That is why they are called excuses. Unfortunately, most people don't even realize what false truths they are believing. Thom Shea, 23 year Navy SEAL vet and sniper, mentions that there are four main excuses we all have in our lives: I'm tired, I don't have support, pain, and the most common, I forgot.

How do you get rid of these? You have to want it more than you do now. Whatever you are trying to achieve needs to overcome the excuse, even "I forgot". Because of the difficulty of life and goals in general, these excuses tend to be subtle, seductive, and believable. Think about it: you are in pain, you're tired, no one believes in you and the real, tangible things are there.

Truly successful people silence those excuses and don't allow them to define the decisions they make. Your goals have to be more tempting than the opportunity to quit. Quitting sounds so good, right? No more pain. No more suffering. However, the regret will eat you alive. You can stay average or you can be great.

Another problem that a lot of people face is regret. When presented with two choices that aren't clear, you will most likely be sorry for not choosing the other. The very regret stops you from putting your entire mental focus into what you want to achieve. Make a decision and run with it. Don't look back.

Finally, the biggest obstacle that people face is the belief that your circumstances get to define who you are and what you are capable of. The problem with believing this is that you tie up your worth to those circumstances. If you truly believed that you are worth more than what are going through or have, you can change that. You can have whatever you want as long as you follow this principle: Honor your word and never give up.

Show notes:

2:20 - The dumbest excuse

14:10 - Equality vs. Opportunity

17:10 - How to transition

23:13 - What is Tajh Boyd doing right now?

29:59 - You need a goal

33:48 - Be obsessed or be average

38:30 - Make a decision and make it right

Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Listen to Unbreakable with Thom Shea


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens