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Warrior Wisdom With Thom Shea

264 EpisodesProduced by Thom Shea, Navy SEAL,AuthorWebsite

Retired Navy SEAL, Thom Shea, discusses success and failures in life. Life is simple but not easy. Never forget to do three simple things every day.

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280. What if you just stopped quitting when life gets hard?

September 27th, 2023


Erik Weir and Thom Shea talk about Unbreakable and Three Simple Things.  And how to Transition from war to civilian life.

279. Warrior Wisdom: How to live "One more day"

September 21st, 2023


Warrior Wisdom.  How would you live one more day?  What would you life be like if you didn't have to deal with your past or have to build toward your …

278. Disillusioned human condition

July 10th, 2023


The disillusioned human condition of being told things are other than they are.  The constant deception of the people by the media and by many …

277. Navy SEAL Independence Day: Earn Your Freedom

July 3rd, 2023



Few of us even know freedom anymore. Teach your kids to earn it.




1.  The condition of not being in prison or captivity.

2.  The condition of being free of restraints, especially the …

276. Three Points of Authentic Communications

June 26th, 2023


We all misunderstand what happens during any type of communications.  The first misunderstanding is we always believe what we hear.  The ears are designed to only think what they hear are true.  However, you need to …

275. Navy SEAL on suffering or struggle

June 22nd, 2023


Suffering is when you think things should be different.  When you think the struggle isn't what you need to do.


274. How to have Spartan Relationships

June 19th, 2023


The ability to build a strong relationship is simple but not easy.

All you need are three simple things:

Listen without judgement

Speak without drama


Learn how here

Spartan Training

273. What Makes Marriage Worth It?

June 14th, 2023


Marriage to an alpha female makes the man stable and the family stable.  Marriage may be meant to build a stable environment so that each and grow and transform into their best selfs.  Submissive women never grow.

272. How to have a Power Relationship

June 5th, 2023


Relationships don't have to be complex.  They just have to be all in.  Nothing held back and no way out.  

video can be seen on Youtube at @thomasshea

271. Erik Weir of TopGolf discuss SEAL training and success

May 12th, 2023


There are similarities in all success.  Thom and Erik discuss hell week and combat and parallels in business and life. 

270. Navy SEAl's demand for you being your best version

April 24th, 2023


What would you life be like if you just went for it.

269. Navy SEAL asking for toxic masculinity, episode two

March 26th, 2023


listening to Joe Rogan trying to find what is toxic about masculinity.

268. Navy SEAL searching for toxic masculinity, episode one

March 21st, 2023


Trying to define what toxic masculinity is in a world searching for excuses and meaning has been difficult.   A little help here!

267. Andrew Tate's discussion on speed and happiness

February 20th, 2023


Making complicated things simple in a complex social media world.

266. Jordan Peterson reaction. Confront your darkness

February 10th, 2023


To thrive in each of our lives we need only be brave enough to confront our own darkness.  Running away from, medicating away from our darkness is the tragedy of our times.

265. Warrior's Discussion "Balance or Priority"

February 6th, 2023


The real battle is to seek a priority off efforts and never balance one thing for the others.

Learn here

264. Identity: The core of all success and failure

January 29th, 2023


When you are ready to own your life you must own the I AM conversation you have with yourself and you place on others

.Learn the way

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263. Women in special forces

January 23rd, 2023


Forcing women into positions for political gain will be catastrophic both on women in the long term and the military in the short term.

262. 7 things you didn't know about SEALs

January 20th, 2023


Often what you don't know will change your mind about a group and a business.

261. Winning with Authentic Communication

October 13th, 2022


There are four levels of communication.

Imagine a baseball diamond:

- first base is listening without judgement

- second base is speaking without drama

- third base is clarify and verify

- home plate is create action


260. Running Full Sail on Veteran's day with Tim Dittlof

October 6th, 2022


Joining forces with FullSail in Wisconsin to produce a leadership even and powerful presentation to support Veterans and their families.

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259. How to Start over

September 26th, 2022


How to Start over?

1.  Commit without knowing the solution

2.  Burn all bridges

3.  Be willing to learn and do whatever it takes

4.  Be willing to …

258. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

September 19th, 2022


Quite a remarkable process to look up and find the definition of various words in order to communicate better.  Would be nice to have an agreed to …

257. 11 Lost Lessons from September 11, 2001

September 11th, 2022


11 Lost Lessons worth remembering on September 11th


  1. The enemy of a republic always is lurking
  2. Better to stay up than to fight you way back up
  3. The …

256. Blind Spots and their impact

September 5th, 2022


Blind Spots and their impact on our every day life is a determent to success.  We all have them and few of us confront them in any meaningful way.

255. Inspiration beats Motivation

August 29th, 2022


Motivation is the search for some external meaning or an external source to get you moving.  You know that source is rare and often doesn't last long.

Inspiration is your ability to breathe life into something.  Your …

254. 5 ways to prepare for war

August 22nd, 2022


There are five ways to prepare for war.

Be resilient

Question the norm

Learn to lead by allowing others to win

At home listen, speak, and have intimacy

Build someone else up

253. Isolation Kills. Warrior Rising Part Two

August 5th, 2022

Please donate.  Your effort matters! It’s a tale dating more than a century, a bitter rivalry pitting America’s Elite Military Academies and …

252. Navy SEAL vs Army: Warrior Rising Charity. Part 1

August 1st, 2022


Andy v. Jon 1/2 Ironman

In honor of the 133rd Army-Navy football game to be played in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this December, two of our supporters, both former military have thrown down the gauntlet to raise support …

251. Resiliency and the future

July 24th, 2022


Resiliency is the key to building your future.  It can be learned and you will need it.

250. The Only Path to Success with Thom Shea

July 10th, 2022


Take a moment and ask yourself if you really think success breeds success or does failure?


Make a list of everything  and every time you failed and what you learned from it and how you eventually succeeded.


If you …

249. Independence Day: Earned Freedom With John Doolittle

July 4th, 2022


Independence Day is a time to break from tyranny and rekindle successes and friends who are the best people we know. John Doolittle and I served at …

248. Who benefits from Leadership Training

June 27th, 2022


Unbreakable Leadership Training

Level One

Fundamentals of leadership (health, wealth, intellectual, relational, and spiritual outcomes)



247. Fathers Day: 13 Lessons to your kids

June 19th, 2022


Lessons while in combat to my kids.

1.  Honor your word for 21 days

2.  Face your fears every week

3.  Walk for 24 hours

4.  Commit to a project with …

246. Unbreakable Leadership Training Explained

June 13th, 2022


Owning what goes on inside of you and how you filter and process the world.

Internal dialogue drives every single action you do and every single decision you make even while sleeping.

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): the …

245. D-Day and The Long Grey Line

June 7th, 2022


D-Day and The Long Grey Line symbolize our nations continued excellence in war and character and effecting the lives of all those who participate in …

244. Memorial day from a warrior to the free

May 29th, 2022


Memorial Day is to honor those not with us with our best lives.

243. Hell Week Lessons on quitting

May 23rd, 2022


discussion of what hell week teaches warriors regarding the impact of quitting.

242. No more tomorrows

May 15th, 2022


What would you do if you only had one day left?   Many of us think we have time. More time. Perhaps we are taught to put of today what matters …

241. The 6 leadership Traits

May 4th, 2022


The Two branches of Trait Alignment


In each of us we carry 6 primary traits that when exhibited determine what we say, do and cause in the world around us.  The 6 traits are separated into two branches that further …

240. Mark Spicer Sniper and what happens after war

April 25th, 2022


Sergeant Major (ret) Mark Spicer is a 25-year veteran of the British Army with a worldwide reputation in the sphere of Sniping and Counter terrorism, which led to his selection and use as the US Government's Expert …

239. Kyle Dake, the greatest wrestler of our time

April 14th, 2022


What does success look like from someone at the top of his game?

What it takes in all areas of life you can see in the life of someone at the top of the game?

238. Discipline of a hyper-focused Life

April 10th, 2022


Hyperfocused life is a choice of to be intentional, or to be grey and random, or to not be on-point at all.

237. Be Agile or die Rigid!

March 27th, 2022


The ability to make a the choice to be agile and flexible is the most difficult choice to make in life.  The choice takes skill.  Skill acquired …

236. Irish way: Own your life

March 17th, 2022


Take control of the parts of life that matter and stop chasing things that don't matter.

235. The Spartan Woman

March 6th, 2022


What does it mean to be a Spartan Woman™?

A spartan woman is the center of her family. She lives by four simple, yet …

234. Born to thrive in adversity

March 1st, 2022


We are all born to thrive in adversity.  

Honor your word

Never Quit

Speak your truth

Commit to the big things that scare you

Four unbreakable tools

233. Theory Destroys Reality

February 3rd, 2022


Theory destroys reality


We are all literally beaten up so often by media and bad leaders and politicians, that we, me included, begin to think what …

232. Succeed or fail with Thom Shea

January 24th, 2022


What does it take to succeed?


Let’s cut to the end credits and realize two truths,

  1. You may never reach the goal you want to reach, 80% of the …

231. Do hard things.

January 21st, 2022


Do hard things


The older I get, the further I get away from the day-to-day life in the SEAL teams, the clearer I become on a great many things. 


230. Thom Shea you can motivational speech

January 9th, 2022


Unbreakable Leadership Training is the blueprint for results in the Five Pyramids of Human Performance®.  Our training is designed around a formula …

229. Transformation and Kristin Rowell and Thom Shea

September 13th, 2021


Founder and CEO of Energetically Efficient™. I am a former business litigator turned Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I help people lose weight and gain muscle and energy …

228. Parenting is the key to success

September 4th, 2021


Parenting during COVID isn't different than any other time.  Except for the part you had to parent because the world wouldn't take up your slack.  

227. War and how to lose the end game

August 30th, 2021


Gail and I discuss how leaders can snatch loss from the mouth of victory.  Winning every battle means nothing if the leader in the final quarter lets the other team have the trophy.

226. Failed leadership and Afghanistan

August 23rd, 2021


Never let the disasters of poor leaders convince you to stop being you.  

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223. DELTA Force Tom Satterly and wife Jen talk about memorial day

May 31st, 2021





ALL SECURE FOUNDATION (ASF), Co-Founded by Tom and …

222. Navy SEAL's view on Quitting

May 24th, 2021


Quitting is the most inefficient way to live, to learn, and to grow.  Why is quitting the one skill that is being endorsed every where, all the time.  

We quit too early.  We quit and get a band or supporters.  We watch …

221. Complaining or commitment

May 13th, 2021


Uncommitted conversation is complaining.  Complaining causes the thing you are complaining about to happen again and again.  Commitment is taking action no matter what.  Committed minds cannot complain.

Which side are …

220. Athletic Greens and Leadership Choices 101

May 8th, 2021


The ability to make good choices starts with the first 7 days of overcoming you.  You!  that lazy, righteous person who is always judging and never …

219. Killing off other ways to succeed and picking one

April 21st, 2021


The ability to make good choices and decisions is critical. 

If you want to learn how to make choices and the process to make choices in 21 days …

218. Mindset-Abundance or Scarce

March 16th, 2021


The difference in ultimate outcome is clearly mindset.  Mindset in the gap between thought and action. Many people have huge gaps between thoughts …

217. Stop Being Weak and Let's breakthrough together

February 28th, 2021


The Unbreakable 48 hour challenge is for men and women in Canada and the United States, who want to have this spring be the time they start a new life.  We will do three simple things every for hours for 48 hours to …

216. Just stop QUITTING

February 12th, 2021


There is a process and method I have learned of the past 30 years to act boldly when things are not going well, or to start over when life has turned …

215. How to Listen: Power Couples made simple

February 2nd, 2021


How to listen to your partner is the key to long term success in each of your lives.

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214. Mrs America and Dr. Jaime Seeman

January 19th, 2021


Those that don’t have time for wellness will eventually have to make time for illness. My name is Dr. Jaime Seeman, a board certified …

213. Mike Lee and the warrior mind

January 11th, 2021


The mind of a warrior is the most clear and precise mind in history.  It is myopic, driven, and focused. 

Mike Lee is the number 1 boxer in the world with a record of 21-1 and 11 knock outs.  And exited at the top of …

212. Four choices of leadership

January 4th, 2021


If you haven’t purchased Three Simple Things:  leading during chaos.  Please go to amazon and order a copy or if you like to listen order the audio version.  Read the pages and apply the work in your life and let’s all …

211. Why I wrote Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos

December 30th, 2020

Navy SEALs know how to manage chaos better than anyone on the planet - now you can, too!     "This book will blow your mind. It is the secret sauce …

210. Three Simple Things Breakdown with Dan Dather

December 20th, 2020


Order on Amazon today

Retiring from the SEAL teams was simple, but not easy. Leaving the world behind that I had made simple for the complex world of business, of family, of staying healthy was chaos.
I had written …

209. Sons of the Flag with Navy SEAL Ryan Parrott

December 7th, 2020


Sons of the Flag

Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, Founder, President & CEO served eight years as a U.S. Navy SEAL, attached to Team SEVEN, completing three combat tours to Iraq. In 2005, Ryan was riding atop a Humvee manning …

208. Unbreakable Spartan Women with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

November 29th, 2020


Audio book purchase here

Dr. Lyon received her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and is …

207. Leadership in war

November 23rd, 2020


The real thanksgiving prayer is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller …

206. Stop making excuses and get to it with Ashley Hromyak

November 15th, 2020


Audio book order here

Ashley leads a purpose driven life and consistently pursues being the best version of herself. 

We discuss pursuing a military life in the army and airborne training and staying mentally and …

205. Be more Do more with Brian and Janet Smith

November 9th, 2020


Everyone thinks they want to have a better life up until the point when they feel discomfort.  That discomfort is keeping you from that better life.

Brian and Janet discuss a long marriage, time spent raising kids to be …

204. Mental Endurance and the 24 Hour Challenge with Donna Scatchard

November 1st, 2020


I am always fascinated with people who seek out challenges to better themselves and push their own limits.  The 24 hour challenge is both a physical and mental challenge.  Each person will most assuredly reach their …

203. Pandemic. Panic or Perseverance with Stacy Shea

October 27th, 2020


When you panic you make very bad choices that always cost you dearly.  When you persevere you continue to make hard choices even though the trend is to panic. 

Buy Three Simple Things and learn which is best.

202. What is Unbreakable Training with Ashley Schwab

October 19th, 2020


Our Promise

Unbreakable Leadership Training, ULT, level one and level two trainings create a non-negotiable baseline level of activities needed to produce sustainable growth in the Five Pyramids of Performance® - …

201. Disruption! Break things and move fast!

October 9th, 2020


Disruption is the key to longevity in life.  Are you big enough to throw everything off the table of your life to see what is truly valuable?

Can you …

197. Learn what emotions are actually designed to do.

August 31st, 2020


Shifts in business practices have been happening faster with the growth of technology. During COVID-19, virtual meetings which were previously …

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

August 17th, 2020


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 …

194. How Does Winning In Football Translate To Business? With Tajh Boyd (Part 2)

August 10th, 2020


Take note of the people you surround yourself with. That's a litmus test for how successful you will become. In Episode 194, Can Football Translate …

193. How Does Winning In Football Translate To Business? With Tajh Boyd

August 3rd, 2020


When you think of football, business and military probably doesn't pop into mind. However, parallels always exist in successful people and entities. …

184. Success After the SEAL Teams with Dan Cerrillo Part 2

June 10th, 2020


Dan Cerrillo is a veteran Navy SEAL and the Chief of Staff for American Addiction Centers. Having conquered brutally unforgiving battles in war and life, Dan's mission is to serve veterans coping with addictions and …

183. War is the greatest teacher with Navy SEAL Dan Cerrillo

June 7th, 2020


Dan Cerrillo is a veteran Navy SEAL and the Chief of Staff for American Addiction Centers. Having conquered brutally unforgiving battles in war and life, Dan's mission is to serve veterans coping with addictions and …

182. War and Remembering the Fallen

June 1st, 2020


Joe and I take off the gloves and talk about the war waging inside and the war we wage on the outside.  When war is mentioned, it’s typically thought of as being strictly on the battlefield. What’s often overlooked is …

181. Making Lethal Warriors and Snipers, Memorial Day

May 25th, 2020


Memorial Day is also a time to acknowledge the ones who dedicate their lives to making lethal warriors.  Todd Hodnett of Accuracy First has trained more US military snipers than another other person outside of the …

180. The Unbreakable 48 Challenge, Three Simple Things every four hours

May 25th, 2020


Doing simple things things teaches us real leadership, mental & physical toughness, discipline, and an overall deeper perspective into ourselves and how we lead during chaos. In this podcast, Thom Shea sits down …

179. Killing Comfort with Jerred Moon

May 20th, 2020


Comfort. It sounds like something we want, but is it really? Thom sits down with Jerred Moon, retired Air Force officer and author, to discuss the core principles of Jerred's book, "Killing Comfort". Order your copy of …

177. The best starting over story with Jamie Mocrazy

May 14th, 2020



Skier Jamie Crane Mocrazy suffered a fall so brutal that it left her in a coma for eight days with doctors fearing for her life. Now, the first woman ever to complete a double backflip on skis in competition is back …

172. Disrupting the Model With Matt Mead

April 13th, 2020


Matt Mead went from ‘entrepreneurial cowboy’ to multi-millionaire business tycoon within a decade defined by changing technology.

With scientific …

171. Lead by communicating with Howard Shore

April 9th, 2020


During chaos leaders need to lead by communicating more.  Isolation kills business and the people who are isolated from leaders.

It is as simple as …

170. Professional Sports Ends and Leading During Chaos with Lance Tyson

April 6th, 2020


Tyson Group provides the edge that B2B sales teams need to consistently succeed in today’s complex and volatile marketplace. This elite and qualified …

169. A Time To Serve

April 2nd, 2020


The human spirit can always overcome any obstacle if it learns not to give up on itself.  

After completing the Unbreakable 24 hour challenge, Jennifer committed to writing her book A Time To Serve.  

You too can …

168. Millionaire Underdog JT Foxx and Leading During Chaos

March 29th, 2020


JT Foxx is the ultimate Millionaire Underdog. He is a successful serial entrepreneur with companies, brands and business interests spanning the …

167. Three Critical Choices during Chaos

March 23rd, 2020


Not everyone has experience to draw upon during chaotic times.  Few people have lead others through times that are truly difficult both emotionally …

166. Leading During Chaos

March 19th, 2020


Difficult times require simple leadership.  Simple, not complex, not transformational, and not over reactive.  Simple!

All difficult times are the …

165. SEAL Team leading during crisis

March 17th, 2020


Interview with Thom Shea, Adam La Reau and Mike Rice.  Discussing leading during chaos, surviving isolation and building organizations based on …

164. Diversity and inclusion equals unified action

March 9th, 2020


Many companies and leaders get this equation completely wrong!


I have to acknowledge upfront many of you will get twisted while listening to this podcast about diversity and inclusion.  Clearly, not only the nation, …

163. Complexity of Blockchain with Sam Rusani

March 2nd, 2020


Sam Rusani is the Chief Revenue Officer at
ShipChain, a blockchain based solution provider
for the transport and logistics industry. After a

162. Success begins after you fail. Three Rule of success.

February 24th, 2020


The only differentiating factor of success is failure.  Wait what?  No one wants to fail.  It makes no sense at all to put failure and success in the same sentence.  No winning coach in any sports is willing to lose.  …

161. Respectiful Leadership with Gregg Ward

February 17th, 2020


Gregg Ward has worked with numerous Fortune 100 and 500 organizations, using his talents as a business speaker and skilled communicator, utilizing his leadership skills, emotional intelligence, communication skills, …

160. Chaos in Washington

February 9th, 2020


The past few weeks, no matter who you are in America have been unsettling. Businesses and leaders have watched the circus in the media and in Washington waiting for a sign or as I call “waiting for a light in the …

159. Intro to Three Simple Things: Leading During Chaos

February 4th, 2020


Three Simple Things is written in the manner of old story telling.  Real stories told around a campfire, where people gathered to learn from the …

158. Hire Slow, Fire Fast.

January 27th, 2020


#1 Bestselling Author • International Speaker • Founder of The Hiring Academy & Interview Blueprint David Lee Jensen, Founder of The Hiring Academy and Interview Blueprint, is the Author of the #1 Bestselling book …

157. A non-negotiable life with Jodi Barrett

January 20th, 2020


At some point in all the chaos of life you have to go for it.  I am constantly searching for the people who go for it and set up a non-negotiable life.  Jodi Barrett goes for it and doesn't negotiate with failure or …

156. What are you waiting for?

January 13th, 2020


The older I become the more I ask myself and others this question.  What are you waiting for? 

It is the beginning of the year and for god’s sake the …

155. Hard Lessons

January 5th, 2020


Let’s all take a moment and look back at 2019.  Specifically let’s all look at the things we learned.  The older I get, and the more distance unfolds …

154. Start from Zero with Dane Maxwell

December 30th, 2019


Dane Maxwell almost didn't think there was a place for him to belong anywhere, but business saved his life and gave him a sense of purpose and significance. That kind of belonging gave him endless fuel because he had …

153. Brotherhood of War with Monty Heath

December 22nd, 2019


Brotherhood of war exists between soldiers, sailors, airman, and marines throughout history.  Navy SEALs go through a forming experience that …

152. Forming a Team

December 16th, 2019



Going it alone or forming a team. It often seems as if this decision is hard to make. The old adage regarding teams is real, “if you want to go …

151. Prime Leader Traits

December 9th, 2019


We have entered a surreal world when people mix up the two prime leadership traits. Responsibility is an individual action trait. Accountability is what leaders have regarding the actions of others.   No one is …

150. Disruption and Innovation

December 2nd, 2019


Disruption and Innovation


Unbreakable Podcast is for people who want to rediscover their edge. I believe in the human ability to get off the X and …

149. Solving the big problems of leadership

November 25th, 2019


Solving the big problems.

Moving into the week where we celebrate Thanks Giving, or Harvest or changing of the seasons or maybe just a time to say …

148. Success one mile at a time with Rob Steger

November 17th, 2019


Ultra marathon running isn't hard if you are committed.  Just committing when you cannot run is what is hard.  Rob Steger committed to running ultra …

147. 5 Million Dollar Solution: Think It, Be It with John Mitchell.

November 11th, 2019


John Mitchell’s 12 minute a day Think It Be It technique is recognized today as the “Top Practical Application in the World” of the book Think and Grow Rich. When he applied his technique to his own life, he saw his …

146. Strengths vs Weaknesses

November 4th, 2019


Unbreakable Podcast is for people who want to rediscover their edge. I believe in the human ability to get off the X and regain their edge. It …

145. The four ways we limit our successes.

October 28th, 2019


Thank you for listening and subscribing and thank you for sharing each episode with the people who matter to you. Many of you have reached out this past week and asked the same question. How do we limit ourselves? …

144. Will Power: Four Ways to Destroy

October 22nd, 2019


4 ways to Breaking Someone’s Will Power


I would like to share a fundamental truth about winning or achievement or even doing anything to the best …

143. The legacy of war

October 14th, 2019


In each word and section in this book I have been tasked with telling my story so that in case I die in combat my children get a sense of their father. Actually, Stacy pleaded with me for two years to put to words “Who …

142. Second Chances

October 7th, 2019


Sustainability is hard at best. Longevity is rare. Yet many people set out even from a young age to win all the time, succeed at every endeavor, make more money in each year. I have sat in numerous business meetings …

141. The Discipline of Simplicity

September 29th, 2019



The world around us can be chaotic. The older I become, the more I realize the beauty of simplicity.

Trillions of bits of information is piped to …

140. An uncomfortable life

September 23rd, 2019


An Uncomfortable Life.

It is ok to be comfortable, it is ok to be uncomfortable. The outcome is very different.

Learn more

I personally question why people seek comfort so happily. What causes people to choose to watch …

139. On Quitting

September 16th, 2019



By Thom Shea

Author of “Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life.”


Each of us is interested in balance in our lives, either in balancing relationships with work, work with fitness, or all things and spirituality. How …

138. Operation Valor with Sean Valigura

September 9th, 2019


Operation Valor is a non-profit whose mission is to support veterans in need.  This year, we are once again going to kick off our celebration weekend with our huge charity benefit dinner and live auction!! Come out and …

137. Valued Relationships with Tom Schwab

September 1st, 2019


Interview Valet is the concierge-level podcast guest marketing service providing the fastest way for executives, businesses, & thought leaders to maximize the benefits of podcasting.
Their premium white-glove …

136. West Point Builds Leaders of Character

August 26th, 2019


I have had the honor to speak at the academy several times during both my SEAL career and as a leadership coach. This weekend was another honor to witness something quite rare: the ring weekend where the seniors are …

135. Find purpose: Die or Live!

August 18th, 2019


In each word and section in this book I have been tasked with telling my story so that in case I die in combat my children get a sense of their father. Actually, Stacy pleaded with me for two years to put to words “Who …

134. Train your brain

August 12th, 2019


When Dana Wilde began her direct-sales business, she realized that education for entrepreneurs typically consisted of endless “how-to” explanations: how to market, how to pick up the phone, how to manage your time, how …

133. Killing Lazy

August 5th, 2019


Killing Lazy


I have to admit Lazy is a bad word. Bad in the sense that everyone is incredibly lazy, yet few want to openly admit their first …

132. Waiting causes neglect

July 30th, 2019


Why do you wait? Why do you wait for the right time to get healthy? Why do you wait for the right job to commit? Why do you wait for the right woman …

131. Legends and losers , break out from the pack with Chris Lockhead.

July 22nd, 2019


Why fit in, when you can stand out?

Follow authentic dialogues of people who embraced what makes them different and excelled. Because in a world of …

130. Ordinary to extra ordinary with Erik Seversen

July 15th, 2019


Love the Life you Live!

Freedom is taken, not given.
By living an Intentional Life,
we ordinary people can live
extraordinary lives.

Order now

Inside of everyone is more.  More available in life.  Erik has sought …

129. Leadership Coaching, Mastering the Basics with Machen MacDonald

July 7th, 2019


For almost a quarter century Machen MacDonald has dedicated himself to helping business owners, sales professionals, financial advisers, and financial services executives discover their purpose and help them align their …

128. True Warriors: The American experiment of independence.

July 1st, 2019


The American Experiment to form a republic of states, not a democracy, where people are free to grow and have a say in Life, Liberty, and pursue happiness as long as the people can earn it.


That was the unique …

127. Success leaves clues with Stacy Shea

June 25th, 2019


Success leaves clues everywhere.  Every successful event or person in history has left a clue for your to pick up if you are brave enough to pick it …

126. Strong fathers make successful kids

June 17th, 2019


Five traits of father hood

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Commitment to your wife.

  • love her
  • show affection
  • listen and speak
  • don’t let her …

125. Navy SEAL No back up plan method with Thom Shea

June 10th, 2019


No way out and no back-up plans in raising warrior children and warrior adults.

There is nothing new under the sun. Really, all the human issues we …

124. Navy SEAL Hellweek with authors Bob Adams and Thom Shea

June 1st, 2019


Navy SEAL Hell Week has never been described so effectively. Success has never seemed so difficult. Six days in Hell define every SEAL that moves …

123. Navy SEAL, Memorial Day tribute to war and warriors.

May 27th, 2019


Every generation will see war. Every mom and dad since 1776 wonders if their child will go to war or be killed by an enemy. History doesn’t lie nor do smart people forget this fact.

Maybe the idea of memorial day is the …

122. Do more than your competition with Thom Shea

May 20th, 2019


Over the past 30 years I have seen people do some extra-ordinary things. And I am not drawn to ordinary and average because average seems to drain the life and happiness and future out of people I see striving for it. …

121. Resilience: the core of leadership with Thom Shea

May 12th, 2019


Resilience is a very misunderstood aspect lately and is truly misrepresented in leadership. The going trend is to look at resilience after the …

120. Some Gave It All a vietnam marine and grandmaster Danny Lane

May 6th, 2019


Based on an incredible true story, a highly decorated Marine fights the hardest battle of his life, thirty-eight years after he returns from the Vietnam War.

As doctors rush to save his life, his unbelievable journey in …

119. Leaving your Comfort Zone with Rene Johnson.

April 29th, 2019


Leaving your Comfort Zone has been a life-changing, transformational book in the lives of many US women as well as international clients. Though written for professional women, men have enjoyed reading and share being …

118. Success isnt pretty. Tiger Woods on display.

April 21st, 2019



Some how, some where the reality of high performance; the shock of achievement; and the “wait what” of success completely got off track. Everyone …

117. Beating the odds with Thom Shea

April 15th, 2019


By the way, the odds are never in your favor. The odds of success are always tipped away from your idea working out. In any athletic endeavor there are and will always be chances of loss. And you see that year end and …

116. Real Toughness with Thom Shea

April 9th, 2019


Each of us has inside an indomitable spirit. This spirit has the capacity to endure tough times. This spirit has the ability to build us up from the ashes of failure. This spirit will love so deeply it will amaze you. …

115. Team Leadership and Structure with Thom Shea

April 1st, 2019


How big should your leadership team be?

For the past 28 years my experience in team driven missions has been with small, highly selective, very …

114. Leadership Culture of Unified Action with Thom Shea

March 25th, 2019



Culture is the hot topic of the day. Whether it be political, economical, business, at the gym, or even at home, culture is the new topic. It is a …

113. Do epic things and get after your life with Thom Shea

March 18th, 2019


The difference between the ones at the top of their field and the other people isn’t genetics, isn’t where they went to school, isn’t family …

112. No SEAL left behind, the brotherhood of the SEAL teams with Martin Strong

March 11th, 2019


Honoring the Brotherhood of the SEAL Teams. Marty Strong and I discuss the Teams and how to survive retirement.

Get into the mind of the author of numerous warrior stories with a true Navy SEAL brother and warrior. 

111. High Performance for the Tactical Athlete with Adam Lareau

March 4th, 2019


Founded by former US Navy SEALs, O2X’s comprehensive curriculum targets the specific issues facing tactical populations including high rates of …

110. SEAL Combat Leadership: Bring Everyone Home with Thom Shea

February 25th, 2019


It has been 10 years now, since I lead SEALs into combat. Ten years since utter clarity.

Yes you did hear that correctly. Combat to great leaders is simple and clear. Taking SEALs into combat was for me a brilliant …

109. A Measurable Life with Thom Shea

February 18th, 2019


A Measurable Life


Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): the Design of Human Performance

 The Training Starts Now

There are Five Measurable factors in your life. We call these aspects “The Five Pyramids of Human Performance.” …

108. Sales Success with Thom Shea and Mark Bowser

February 11th, 2019


Can a book actually help you close more sales? Yes it can! Sales Success is the book that shapes sales careers. While reading this sales fable, learn sales strategies used and recommended by members of the sales hall …

107. Three Ways to Build Momentum with Thom Shea

February 1st, 2019


The greatest challenge in life is to maintain momentum.  That is to say, maintaining momentum in health, learning, wealth, relationships, and …

106. Author your Story, The Rule of Nines with Kathy Heim

January 28th, 2019


The Greatest gift you can give to the world is to be brave enough to write your story.  Kathlyn Heim shares the lessons she has learned in her life …

105. Finish Like a Pro. Sticking with it until the end with Thom Shea

January 23rd, 2019


We embarked three weeks ago on a project to show our clients a simple method to start up a new effort and ensure the foundation is set.

Buy Unbreakable

I have spent 35 years applying this time-honored way of achieving …

104. The Ultra Marathon: The Basics of the impossible goal with Ben Light

January 18th, 2019


Your Impossible Goal simply isn’t. Maybe the basics are the real means to become successful. Ben Light is an accomplished Ultra Marathon runner, …

103. High Achievement: People Fail in the Middle with Thom Shea

January 14th, 2019


For those participating in the Unbreakable Training and currently doing the 21 day challenge, I personally congratulate you for being committed to …

102. Starting a project: 21 days to win with Thom Shea

January 7th, 2019


I have spent a lifetime starting over or starting a new project or starting a new business or even starting a new mission planning cycle in combat.

Today’s podcast is about how to start a project, how to start anything. …

101. Content Marketing Strategy for Better Conversion with Thom Shea

January 4th, 2019


Leverage to Scale CEO discusses the video marketing methods to grow business.

 Learn how to connect here.

If you want to create human connection in a digital world, there's one way to do it - and that's video marketing. …

100. A Warrior’s Holiday Story with Thom Shea

December 23rd, 2018


Each year man celebrates the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas as the birth of Yeshua Hamashiach (known as Jesus) or you celebrate the winter …

99. Stop Working Out. You play too small.

December 17th, 2018


Listen, I am sorry that you think working out 3 days a week has any value in your life. Going to a gym to simply work out for the sake of working out is the biggest killer to real health. What is missing is you need a …

98. Overcome the Five Fears with Thom Shea

December 10th, 2018


Five Forms of Fear

Fear is learned. Fear is real for those who practice fear.

Fear has killed more men and women than any disease or event. Fear is how most people deal with failure.

Fear is the most seductive mistress. …

97. Stop Being a Victim. Defeating Your Bully with Stacy Shea

December 2nd, 2018


It is December. The Christmas holiday season is upon us. Christmas trees are pooping up all over the place, lights are going up and school is winding …

96. Transformational Growth or Disruption

November 24th, 2018


This weeks Unbreakable Podcast is for both individuals or companies committed to growth in 2019. There is fundamentally little difference between an individual or a company regarding looking at growth in 2019. I can …

95. Staying Calm Under Pressure

November 17th, 2018


As I grow older, as I, personally, take on new nebulous endeavors, as I train leaders and high achieving men and woman across the nation, one subject …

94. Diversity of Choice.

November 11th, 2018


Setting aside the politics of Veterans Day, setting down which side of the tracks you may be on, Veterans Day is a recognition of the profound effect …

93. No Way Out Situations and Simple Steps to Win with Thom Shea

November 4th, 2018


Imagine if you will you were faced with no way to win, no way out, and overwhelming odds not in your favor. What would be your next action or step?


92. Raising a Warrior Daughter with Thom Shea

October 30th, 2018


Many of you lately have asked us to discuss how we raise our kids as warriors and what it is like for us to have one of our kids at one of the military academies. We get so many that Stacy and I have reflected often on …

91. 4 Traits of Successful Leaders with Thom Shea

October 23rd, 2018


The search for the traits that successful people have, agnostic of industry or even gender seems to be the going trend. You don’t have to have a …

90. Overcoming self-imposed limits with Thom Shea

October 16th, 2018


We all have limits. Whether they be physical, intellectual, financial, relationship, or spiritual limits. In my search for my own performance in each, I have learned an odd thing regarding limits. Most of them are …

89. Morning rituals of successful people with Thom Shea

October 7th, 2018


Jumping right into this topic today, simply because the topic needs no flare. What do successful people do in the morning that makes them different? …

88. Three ways to recover from loss with Thom Shea

October 1st, 2018


The topic that comes up most often for me over the past 28 years has been loss. Honestly, winning is not a huge topic. Because, few people win. Out of 100 runners there is one winner. Out of every business competing for …

87. Mitigating Risk and other four letter words with Rob Mitchell and Thom Shea

September 26th, 2018


Navy SEAL's mitigate risk by commitment to the end goal prior to knowing how to achieve the outcome.  Then simply by taking action instead of the common paralysis by analysis. 

Mitigating risk only happens through …

86. 2 barriers to execution. The secret few can stomach with Thom Shea

September 17th, 2018


Thank you for joining the Unbreakable Podcast group of listeners. I am Thom Shea, author of Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life and CEO of Adamantine Alliance. We are a group of SEALs dedicated to transforming your …

85. Quitting and the Damage it does to you with Thom Shea

September 10th, 2018


Learn how not to quit. Quitting is the single most destructive force in your life. Quitting will rob you of money, health, family, certificates of merit, and even deep faith.   Quitting is a disease. Quitting is easy.   …

84. Stop Waiting to be great with Thom Shea

September 2nd, 2018


This podcast is a question I have for you. Whoever you are, and whatever you are doing, and wherever you are doing it.

What are you waiting for? What are you waiting for?

Stop it! Stop waiting. 

From bow to stern, it is …

83. The Lost practice of Consistency

August 26th, 2018


Consistency is the repetition of effort no matter the circumstances.  Few people learn consistency.  Being consistent in your physical, intellectual, wealth, relationship, and spiritual lives is the key to growth. 

82. Facing Death and Winning with Kim Chambers and Thom Shea

August 19th, 2018


Real life examples of what is possible with we face death and come back better.  Inside of each of us is the resilient, powerful human being.  Listen …

81. 5 books that leaders read with Thom Shea

August 13th, 2018


Over the past five years I have trained many CEOs and many great professional athletes. During that intensive training, many rather unintended …

80. Six transformational leadership questions with Thom Shea

August 6th, 2018


There are six questions that are vital to not only ask but also vital to ask in a linear way. Bottom Line Up front! Here are the six questions …

79. Parenting Warrior Kids with Thom Shea

July 29th, 2018


As we parents all get ready for the upcoming academic year or if our once kids are now adults and we prepare ourselves for the upcoming year, I want …

78. 7 Rules for a Powerful Life with Thom Shea

July 22nd, 2018


7 rules of a powerful life

  1. Find your design
  2. Pursue Physical health
  3. Focus on The One
  4. Pursue what you value
  5. Emotional Stability
  6. Pursue primary …

77. Earn it! The mindset of success with Stacy Shea and Thom Shea

July 16th, 2018


Earn your life.  Master the basics and don't take shortcuts.  Every step matters, even the ones that go backward.  Start over and be willing to try again.  You have a gift and the only way to realize your gift is by …

76. No Shortcut. Mastering the Grind with Thom Shea

July 7th, 2018


My commitment to you in the podcast is to speak to you about a truth that seems to be utterly lost today both in business and in youth. That truth is there are no shortcuts toward success.

Sign up here:

 Lesson Nine

Why …

75. Independence Day the hard way with Thom Shea

July 2nd, 2018


I know the value of independence. I truly get it. There is not a moment that goes by that I am not reminded in some way of the value of being a US …

74. Calm Clarity with Due Quach and Thom Shea

June 25th, 2018


Rewiring the brain to handle stress and deliver value will always be important.  Due Quach addresses the journey toward Calm Clarity through Harvard …

73. A Navy SEAL's View on Failure with Thom Shea

June 19th, 2018


Unbreakable Podcast is a forum to discuss the solutions to problems through looking at the human dynamic equation. I know that people are the …

72. Fear Prevents Action with Thom Shea

June 13th, 2018


Fear. What is Fear? Why is fear so prevalent in our society? It sure seems so many people are gripped with fear in all aspects of their life. People seem afraid to fail, seem afraid to speak in public, afraid to get and …

71. The first principle of success- effort

June 1st, 2018


The first principle of success: Effort

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The first principle of success surely isn’t passion. The streets are filled with passionate people who haven’t converted passion to success. …

70. War Heroes: Britt Slabinski, Tommy Custer, and Draper Kaufmann

May 26th, 2018


In our family, we celebrate Memorial Day by sharing stories of the men and women and their heroic actions that helped shape our republic. In this podcast I share a few stories are of true warriors, men who were born of …

69. The Three Crossroads toward Success With Thom Shea

May 20th, 2018


In my experience, in the experience of growing up in America in the 70s, the experience of beginning a life path in the 80s, the being a Navy SEAL in the 90s and at the turn of the century up until 2014, then now …

68. Mastering body trauma with Kayleigh Martin and Thom Shea

May 10th, 2018


Physical performance means mastering the body and learning about the pain and trauma we carry.  This podcast interview is with Kayleigh Martin, a Practitioner of Embodied Wellness.  We talk about dealing with pain, …

67. Three principles of self improvement and success with Thom Shea

May 5th, 2018


The Unbreakable Podcasts are to tell the stories about improvement in your lives.  Each one shares a particular life story that will move your …

66. Starting over is a Farce, Starting newly is real with Thom Shea

April 23rd, 2018


Unbreakable Podcast is for people who are brave and willing to challenge themselves to being better in five areas:  Physical, Intellectual, Wealth, Relationships, And Spiritual.  The notion that starting over in life is …

65. The Effects of Gravity in Leadership with Thom Shea

April 15th, 2018


Maybe great leaders cause gravity and allow people to exist and thrive in the gravity instead of taking away all gravity and stress and creating a utopian place that even a rain drop will destroy.

The 24 hour challenge …

64. Essentialism with Greg McKeown and Thom Shea

March 30th, 2018


McKeown began his mission for a less overcommitted life after he left his wife and hours-old baby in the hospital for an ultimately unproductive …

63. The Warrior Within with Thom Shea

March 27th, 2018


In each man is a warrior. Don’t be confused with the trend, with societal shifts, with angry disillusioned people. Just stop paying attention to the …

62. Navy SEAL Teams and the Legacy of Courage

March 17th, 2018


Where does courage come from? What does it take to live a life of courage? You have to make up your mind that the things that have stopped you in the past, the things that convinced you to quit or give up, will no …

61. Jordan Harbinger and Thom Shea: Breaking the mold and making life better.

March 10th, 2018


Extra ordinary interview with Jordan Harbinger.  Few entrepreneurs are brave enough to leave a field and start over.  Jordan has done it twice.  …

60. Gun control and the warriors mind with Thom Shea.

February 24th, 2018


Welcome back to Unbreakable Podcast, this is Thom Shea author of Unbreakable a navy seals way of life. I rarely get involved with local trends or …

59. Learn anything using the 21 day adaptation cycle with Thom Shea

February 16th, 2018


Welcome to Unbreakable podcast, I am Thom Shea. Imagine if you had the skill set to adapt and learn anything. Imagine what that would be like for …

58 Extreme conditions and the power of basics with Thom Shea

February 10th, 2018


Episode 58 Unbreakable Podcast. Extreme conditioning and the truth about basics.

Welcome everyone back to Unbreakable podcast I am Thom Shea Author of Unbreakable A navy seals way of life. We just launched our newly …

57. Creating Passion and other four letter words with Thom Shea

February 3rd, 2018


My commitment to you on this podcast is to share with you not only what I have learned about pursuing what interests you but also finding in you …

56. Competition for the Bottom with Thom Shea.

January 27th, 2018


Today's podcast is the accumulation of 23 years in the SEAL teams, and 5 years training leaders and conducting Keynotes around the country about …

55. Mentoring the next generation with Max Gruber, author of Us People and Thom Shea

January 20th, 2018


Interview with Max Gruber, author of Us People.  Reaching back to help people up the ladder of life is an honor.  The process is not difficult, but …

54. Winning the battle of Waiting with Thom Shea. Relentless pursuit of Patience, wins.

January 13th, 2018


The topic is waiting. Waiting, waiting for something, waiting for the weather to change, waiting for your body to be fit, waiting for the right job, waiting for the right man or woman, waiting.

The amount of time and …

52. Dare to Win the Big Game with Thom Shea.

January 12th, 2018



Beginning the new year means exiting the last year and starting over. 

  1. Cleaning up 2017 with lessons learned
  2. Creating an end goal for 2018

53. Interview with Undaunted Life mentor Kyle Thompson with Thom Shea.

January 6th, 2018


Being a man of courage and grit is effective and appreciated.

Kyle Thompson shows us how to be brave in the face of conflict.  Strength, Character, Commitment are never flaws, even though the trend is to be weak. 

No …

51. Leading in Combat and the effect of killing with Dave Grossman and Thom Shea.

December 16th, 2017


On Killing and On Combat are books written by Dave Grossman to share and teach how to lead and thrive in very difficult environments.  Stress is a …

50. Navy SEAL key point of success: Abandon Your Why with Thom Shea.

December 9th, 2017


As you seek success in your life, Abandon your WHY. You have been sorely misled. You must BE committed before you discover your why. Why is the sixth order of importance.

Learn with our staff of Navy SEALs at

49. Raising warrior kids part TWO. ROE: Rules of Engagement and ROI: Return On Investment with Stacy Shea.

December 2nd, 2017


 Stacy and I discuss the raising of a warrior kid.

Rules of Engagement vs Return of Investment.  The two are completely counter to each other. The …


November 20th, 2017


Welcome back to Unbreakable Podcasts. I am Thom Shea, CEO of Adamantine Alliance and author of Unbreakable a navy seals way of life. We are in the business of developing people. Today we talk about surviving the top of …

47. The impact of war with Thom Shea.

November 11th, 2017


Welcome back to Unbreakable Podcasts. I am Thom Shea, CEO of Adamantine Alliance and author of Unbreakable a navy seals way of life. We are in the business of developing people. People are the greatest gift and the only …

46. Legacy: Raising warrior sons and daughters with Ted Braude

November 6th, 2017


Unbreakable Podcasts bring successful people to our committed listeners.  Today's podcast engages the most important topic for every leader:  The …

45. Raising Warrior Kids: The SEAL way, with Stacy Shea.

November 6th, 2017


This episode is an authentic discussion about raising warrior kids, by way of having a strong woman.  Stacy and Thom discuss fear and wanting a warrior kid; earning your life vs entitlement; being a stand for your kids …

44. Breakthrough Performance with Thom Shea

October 30th, 2017


We are in the business of developing people. We teach leaders to lead, teams to function well in chaos, and men and women to grow when others around them do not.

Today's podcast comes as an invitation to share in the …

43. Inspiration: Spartan Race Athlete and Double Amputee Kacey McCallister

October 23rd, 2017


My life has never been one of calm indifference. From a very early age I learned that life is to be lived, not just survived. Even before the accident I knew life was an adventure.

Learn to rise up like Kacey: 

42. Performance versus Entitlement, Leading in the SEAL teams and Business.

October 16th, 2017


Welcome back to the Unbreakable Podcast. I am Thom Shea, Chairman of Adamantine Alliance and author of Unbreakable a navy seals way of life. I want to personally thank you for listening and subscribing to unbreakable …

41. Eat to Perform interview with Paul Nobles, CEO of Eat to Perform. The Unbreakable Navy SEAL way of Intentionality with Thom Shea.

October 9th, 2017


Interview with extra ordinary leader Paul Nobles.  We discuss the life style of performance and the disaster of life hacks and diets.Drive your own …

40. Navy Cross recipient and Navy SEAL, Mike Day, discuss honor and respect for the nation.

October 1st, 2017


Real Life leadership during chaos discussion with a SEAL shot 27 times and survived.  Mike Day discussion the calming of chaos.

If you are interested in Mike discussing leading during chaos, he will make your event …

39. No more complaints, Isaac Lidsky discusses Eyes Wide Open and overcoming blindness to succeed.

September 25th, 2017


In this extraordinary episode, I talk with Isaac Lidsky, actor on Saved by the Bell to best selling author of Eyes Wide Open.  We discuss the gift of losing his sight and the enhanced life that came of it. 

Subscribe …

38: Returning from the dead. The Beauty of a Darker Soul with Josh Mantz

September 18th, 2017


Emotionally traumatic experiences are prevalent in our society, but few people understand the power they can have over our lives. The darkest demons that emerge from these experiences are often the most subtle and …

37. Honor and respect: A Navy SEAL remembers September 11, 2001 with Thom Shea

September 10th, 2017


Remember the ones who died in the towers by loving the ones who remain. Remember the warriors who went to war so that you could do whatever you …

36: The American Experiment. Simple but not easy- The Master Keys to Success

September 4th, 2017


What does an Unbreakable life look like? A Navy SEAL's guide to creating a life of success and X-Factor growth in all areas of your life. Follow …

35: The real First Blood book and movie, vietnam warriors coming home, with author David Morrell

August 28th, 2017


The warriors coming home from Vietnam came home to a country who did not know how to treat them.  Green Beret had a tough time turning off the war. A must read book:  First Blood.

Buy First Blood!

We welcome your …

34: Inside Darkness with Jason Bourne author Eric Van Lustbader

August 15th, 2017


Understanding the mindset of a warrior.

This interview with Eric Van Lustbader analyzes the mindset of the character Jason Bourne. What does is take to understand a create such a riveting character? How do we understand …

33. The Art of Perception: Rethinking How We See with Amy Herman

August 14th, 2017


Converting observable details into actionable knowledge. Amy Herman trains our elite forces, including Navy SEALs, FBI, Dept of Homeland Security, …

32: Extraordinary Men. The Relentless American Dream with Sorinex President, Bert Sorin

August 7th, 2017


What does it take to be extra ordinary? Navy SEAL Thom Shea is joined by his mentor Navy SEAL Ron Culpepper in an interview with co-founder and …

31 Master Mentorship, the Need to be Needed with Chairman of Barber Wind Turbines, Jerry Barber.

July 31st, 2017


An Interview with my mentor, Jerry Barber.  From High School principal to carnival ride designer, example the Tower of Terror, to the first of its …

30: Don't Ever Listen to the Word 'NO' with Lorraine Bosse-Smith

July 24th, 2017


What would your life be like if nobody ever told you that you couldn't do something?

Ret Navy SEAL Thom Shea invites Lorraine Bosse-Smith, …

29: The Dirty Secrets to Success with Entrepreneur Scott Temple

July 17th, 2017


In this episode Navy SEAL Thom Shea interviews successful serial entrepreneur and Marine Vet Scott Temple. Scott's journey is inspiring for everyone …

28. The pursuit of what is missing. Be brave, Be Strong, Be Unbreakable

July 11th, 2017


I want to share a reading for you that truly will make you think.  We all seem to be searching for what is missing.  What is missing for a warrior, a …

27: Warrior Talk and Lessons from Naked and Afraid with EJ "Skullcrusher" Snyder

July 3rd, 2017


Pushing beyond the normal to what you can really do as a human is valuable.  Listen to how EJ has gone beyond the normal life to have an extra-ordinary life.  If you want to have a great life you must push yourself, you …

26: Positive attitude, Lead by example with Tom Davin, CEO of 5.11 Tactical Gear

June 26th, 2017


Leadership and Culture interview with Tom Davin, CEO of 5.11 Tactical gear.  Discussing the value of military leadership lessons applied in life and …

25: With Tyler Harris and Joseph Caldwell: Navy SEAL Leadership, why failure is the greatest path to success.

June 19th, 2017


Interview with the Sales Wolves, Tyler Harris and Joseph Caldwell. Pushing the envelope of relentless pursuit of success by embracing failure. From …

24: Leadership, Culture, and a Life of Intent with Thom Shea.

June 12th, 2017


 Purchase book here!

Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL's Way of Life

Reasons why or why not, these are the topics our clients, listeners and social media …

23: Spartan Woman and Spartan Races with Jennifer Klentzman

June 5th, 2017




As a special offering for our listeners we are including a code for one free month of the Unbreakable Lessons as designed by Thom and spelled out in his book, Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL's Way of Life.

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22: Navy SEALs lead from the front w Admiral Scott Moore

May 29th, 2017


Retired SEAL Admiral Scott Moore shares leadership lessons from over 30 years in the teams including nearly three years in Afghanistan. Now CEO of Karakoram Group, consisting of many former top Special Operations …

21: Pivoting from Death to Success. The Art of Balance with Bryan Falchuk..

May 22nd, 2017


Everyone who's successful has that pivotal moment of clarity when we get back into balance. Bryan Falchuk is the prime example of that experience. …

20: Warrior Interview with Lee Child, creator of the Jack Reacher series

May 12th, 2017



The man who brought us Jack Reacher sits down with Thom to share the history of the character and how the series came to be. Who is the inspiration for the Jack Reacher character? What are the challenges of being an …

19: Combat is the greatest teacher. Warrior lessons with Thom and Stacy Shea.

May 8th, 2017


 Combat is very real. Combat is brutal, killing is brutal. Combat is boring as hell 90% of the time, then it's so overwhelming that time literally stands still. That's when you can smell everything, when you can hear …

18: Truckers Drive The American Way of Life. An Interview with California Trucking Association CEO Shawn Yadon

April 29th, 2017



America's truck drivers are the unsung heroes in this nation of ravenous consumers, bringing goods of all kinds to our stores and our doors. More than 75% of the communities in California and likely most of America …

17: Win Every Time - In Business or Combat. Leighton Cubbage and Tim Flanagan:

April 24th, 2017


Whether in business or combat, the most effective leaders focus first on the commitment to the mission. They never have the plan up front, which is highly counter-intuitive. They focus first on commitment. Unless you're …

16: Michigan Football performance director Fergus Connolly: Author of Game Changer, On Dominating the Competition, and Thriving in Chaos

April 17th, 2017


Nobody achieves excellence on their own. The building blocks of elite performance in business, athletic and military teams include a high level of …

15. Soccer Pro Jon Busch Longevity in Pro Sports with

April 10th, 2017


 A dynamic conversation between two seasoned professionals as they share their experiences in the value of setbacks and intensity. Numerous teaching points and tips for youth or anyone committed to a life of high …

14: The science of optimal perfomance: An interview with Rebecca Heiss PhD

April 3rd, 2017


How can understanding the science behind our actions and reactions help us understand performance? This podcast is an interview with Rebecca Heiss …

13: Love, God and Death an Interview with veteran Pastor Dan Dather

March 27th, 2017


A dynamic conversation between a Navy SEAL and a spiritual master. Retired Navy SEAL Thom Shea interviews Dan Dather, a Navy veteran and pastor of the Powdersville Grace Church in Greenville, SC. They go deep into hard …

12. Military Transitiion, staying in the game.

March 20th, 2017


We invited our listeners to send in questions. We've answered some of the most frequently asked in today's podcast. Thom's responses are authentic, …

11: Relentless pursuit is the only way!

March 13th, 2017


How do you train to be Unbreakable? A deeper dive into the training Thom produces to bring high performing individuals to the next level.

Thom brings a taste of SEAL training into a 12 hour Unbreakable Jiu Jitsu …

10: The 13 Unbreakable Life Lessons that only 20% of the people alive will even attempt.

March 8th, 2017


Before my last and most dangerous deployment with the SEAL teams, my wife asked me to write down what my kids would need to learn from their father …

9: Doug Greenlaw: Performance and People - In business and combat they're forever intertwined

March 6th, 2017


Achieving radical performance in business and combat is highly dependent upon leaders who value their team, develop relationships and can move people from words into action. Formal, classroom education and training, …

8: Performance Optimization in Jiujitsu with Billy Fletcher

February 27th, 2017


Thom and Billy discuss performance optimization and the value of balance. Gain insight into your own performance and self imposed limitations as they discuss:

Focus versus Balance: The pitfalls of being one-dimensional.

7: Comparable SEAL leadership with Tim Flanagan

February 20th, 2017



The CEO and The SEAL - Thom and Tim Flanagan, President of HF Financial, share a robust conversation from the CEO level that will challenge leadership in every organization, no matter how big or small, to rethink the …

6: Leadership During Chaos with Leighton Cubbage

February 13th, 2017


A deep dive into what it takes to be successful from the perspective of Leighton Cubbage, co-founder and chairman at Serrus Capital, and Thom Shea, …

5: Leadership in the SEAL teams, adventure racing and business

February 6th, 2017


In a powerful and engaging episode, Thom Shea shares his growth and experience in leading individuals in high performance during chaos. Thom's …

4: The millennial mindest with Thom Shea

January 30th, 2017


Thom Shea takes an authentic and deep dive into the conversation many business leaders are having today about working with millennials. Thom invites Meghan Becque on for a millennial perspective as they discuss the …

3: Being Trainable: the Navy SEAL Way

January 22nd, 2017


Join Thom Shea and Ty Rushing as they answer questions that have come in from listeners. 

What were Thom's pivotal experiences in understanding the design of human performance?

What does it take to be trainable? Thom …

2: Brutal honesty of retiring and PTSD

January 22nd, 2017


In this episode Thom Shea shares his raw experience of his retirement from the SEAL program. Thom and Ty Rushing go through the ups and downs of success and failure, and the significance of being able to emotionally let …

1. How to start over?

January 14th, 2017


Through failing and rebuilding, again and again, success is achieved.  There is no other way.  Leading other SEALs in combat is built on years of pushing through failure and starting over, again and again.  Overcoming …

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