Episode #35: Pat Dossett (Navy SEAL and co-founder, CEO of MadeFor)

Episode #35: Pat Dossett (Navy SEAL and co-founder, CEO of MadeFor)
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Episode #35: Pat Dossett (Navy SEAL and co-founder, CEO of MadeFor)

In this episode, we speak with Pat Dossett.

Pat’s a former Navy Seal and Google exec who left Silicon Valley to start a business called Madefor – a company that helps people reach their greatest potential by forming positive habits through principles of Neuroscience, positive physiology, wellness, and health.

As a podcast about peak performance with a goal of inspiring people to tap into their true potential, we think this interview can not be more relevant. 

Madefor believe a better world starts with a better you – what a great mission. 

We discuss:

  • What Madefor is all about, and how we actually can rewire our brain over the course of our lifetime. 
  • The power of small consistent steps done over time.
  • Some of his insights from his challenges as a former navy seal (for example how the right mindset can make what appears to be impossible – possible).
  • The correlation between peak performance and positive psychology. 
  • Breaking everything you do in life into small purposeful, consistent steps, and adopting a humble mindset of “crawl, walk, run”.
  • The idea of a growth mindset: “when we get uncomfortable, when we find ourselves stressed or when we find that we’re having to navigate a challenging circumstance, or we’re trying to work hard to unlock problem, that feeling that we get, that resistance to the progress, isn’t a sign of us being incapable of achieving the thing we want to achieve, rather it’s a sign of ‘this is what it feels like to move towards our goal, this is what it feels like to progress, to grow stronger, to get better and if you can map that effort and that resistance and make that a positive or frame that in a positive light, very quickly you understand that it’s hard because it’s a sign you’re achieving something”.
  • Focusing on process and not outcomes.
  • A mission-focused mindset – evaluate everything you do under the lens of its potential contribution to the mission at hand while recognizing you’ll never have 100% certainty. 
  • The OODA loop – the cycle of “observe–orient–decide–act”.
  • The importance of continuing to learn. “The people that have done the most, that their opinions hold a lot of weight, are the ones that never stop learning, that are always trying to figure out how ‘how can I be better? what’s different? what’s changing?’. And those that are very rigid and hold on to dogmatically ‘this is the way it’s done, it’s the way it’s always been done’, are generally people that are really dangerous to have on a team”. 
  • Much more! 

Hopefully, this episode will help you become a better you!

Enjoy your listen!