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Got Your Six with Tony Nash

Tony Nash

Hosted by Tony Nash, this podcast brings together current service members and veteran high performers to share their methods, strategies, and ideas delivered in an informative way and, most importantly, actionable ways that will help you lead yourself and those around you better from the battlefield to the boardroom.

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063 The Power of Kept Promises with Dan Horgan
1w ago
063 The Power of Kept Promises with Dan Horgan
6ers, in any operations management setting, one of the most sought-after qualities is reliability because it helps ensure that the business is running at full efficiency. This quality is equally important in a team member within your organization. Trust is built around your dependability towards team members and this will help your business grow and scale to new heights. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Daniel Horgan is a US Air Force veteran, former police detective, and marketing expert. Dan is the former director of marketing operations for Black Rifle Coffee Company and is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of ARMED FORCES BREWING COMPANY, both are veteran-owned businesses. He is passionate about problem-solving and stablishing strong consumer relationships. You will learn about the 3Ps (Professional, Polite, and Positive) of the reliability factor, how being reliable and having a reliable workforce is your most valuable resource as it allows you to take opportunities to scale your business and help you develop professionally. As a result, you will also learn why it is much more important that you under promise and over deliver than the opposite. You will also understand that learning the lessons from having bouts of emotional decisions not grounded on factual situations can be an invaluable experience if you allow yourself to learn from it. ----- 01:06 - How Dan got into Black Rifle Coffee Company 02:50 - How reliability is a skill that is a great asset 04:44 - Patience and setting clear expectations for reliability 06:46 - Why Dan is still constantly challenging himself to provide value 09:11 - Transitioning work mindset from purpose-driven to profit-driven 10:33 - The 3Ps (Professional, Polite, and Positive) as reliability factor 11:54 - What a past emotional decision taught him about failure 14:40 - Managing and minimizing actions based on emotional decisions 17:50 - Becoming a better person than yesterday by staying positive and grateful ----- Here is how to connect with Dan Horgan:  (LinkedIn) (Instagram) ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
063 The Power of Kept Promises with Dan Horgan
1w ago
063 The Power of Kept Promises with Dan Horgan
6ers, in any operations management setting, one of the most sought-after qualities is reliability because it helps ensure that the business is running at full efficiency. This quality is equally important in a team member within your organization. Trust is built around your dependability towards team members and this will help your business grow and scale to new heights. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Daniel Horgan is a US Air Force veteran, former police detective, and marketing expert. Dan is the former director of marketing operations for Black Rifle Coffee Company and is currently the Chief Marketing Officer of ARMED FORCES BREWING COMPANY, both are veteran-owned businesses. He is passionate about problem-solving and stablishing strong consumer relationships. You will learn about the 3Ps (Professional, Polite, and Positive) of the reliability factor, how being reliable and having a reliable workforce is your most valuable resource as it allows you to take opportunities to scale your business and help you develop professionally. As a result, you will also learn why it is much more important that you under promise and over deliver than the opposite. You will also understand that learning the lessons from having bouts of emotional decisions not grounded on factual situations can be an invaluable experience if you allow yourself to learn from it. ----- 01:06 - How Dan got into Black Rifle Coffee Company 02:50 - How reliability is a skill that is a great asset 04:44 - Patience and setting clear expectations for reliability 06:46 - Why Dan is still constantly challenging himself to provide value 09:11 - Transitioning work mindset from purpose-driven to profit-driven 10:33 - The 3Ps (Professional, Polite, and Positive) as reliability factor 11:54 - What a past emotional decision taught him about failure 14:40 - Managing and minimizing actions based on emotional decisions 17:50 - Becoming a better person than yesterday by staying positive and grateful ----- Here is how to connect with Dan Horgan:  (LinkedIn) (Instagram) ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
062 Curiosity About Failure Forged an Olympian Mindset, and How We Can Apply This Intrigue in Our Daily Life With Kelly Curtis
Jun 13 2022
062 Curiosity About Failure Forged an Olympian Mindset, and How We Can Apply This Intrigue in Our Daily Life With Kelly Curtis
6ers, we are all competing for our definition of Olympic gold everyday, we must be able to adapt and achieve an Olympian mindset. Being open to learning especially from your own mistakes, maintaining your work ethic, and adapting a growth mindset will help you achieve that peak performance. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Kelly Curtis, a world class athlete and airman in the United States Air Force, currently competing for Team USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Kelly is passionate about competing in the (Winter Olympics Games), while also obtaining a commission in the US Air Force. You will learn thatthe psychology behind an Olympian mindset is consistently learning from mistakes, challenging your own limits, seeking feedback, and having a never-say-die attitude. It is one that persists in the face of any adversity and continues to move towards the path to mastery. As a result, you will understand that this mindset is about improving your mental toughness and maintaining a consistent work ethic that will ultimately train you and push yourself to the next level of your potential. Events are won by hundredth of a second margins, you got this and we are cheering you on, 6ers! ----- 01:09 - Her recent experience of joining the Air Force 02:06 - A better appreciation for discipline since joining the Air Force 04:27 - What WCAP is about 06:10 - Breaking down a track to learn and understand 07:35 - What drew Kelly to joining Skeleton 09:41 - How curiosity allowed her to have a space to fail 12:05 - Mindset practices during race week 13:25 - Why Kelly tries to make all of her mistakes during training week 16:43 - How her failure in her last track and field competition propelled her success ----- Resources mentioned: (World Class Athlete Program (WCAP)) ----- Here is how to connect with Kelly:  (Instagram) (Twitter) ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
061 Assembling Your Personal Advisory Board of Advisors with Spencer Payne
Jun 6 2022
061 Assembling Your Personal Advisory Board of Advisors with Spencer Payne
6ers, building an effective team that will help your business grow and prosper is not an easy task when you're transitioning from the military to the private sector. Making a team out of people with a wide range of skills and abilities is a great way to boost your agility, productivity and challenge your thought process. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Spencer “Smokey” Payne, a US Army veteran pilot and entrepreneur. Spencer is the co-founder and president of Brotallion, a veteran-owned company that provides military aviation-inspired apparel, gear, study materials, and mentorship. He is passionate about business and helping the Army aviation community by providing post-mishap support through their (programs). This episode will teach you how to build your own personal advisory board to help you through the transition from employee to entrepreneur. It is possible for small teams to outperform larger ones if trust and collaboration are fostered among the members. A global small team can help you manage today's entrepreneur's modern-day challenges as well as support your business during difficult and challenging times. ----- 00:57 - How Spencer’s military experience set him up for success 03:28 - How the (GI Bill) became a huge asset for him 06:20 - Starting a business doesn’t always require going to business school 07:49 - Aligning past experiences to pivot into entrepreneurship 11:37 - How the book (Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight) changed his life 14:42 - The challenges of having an international team 16:53 - Maintaining a strategic mindset under circumstances you have no control of 18:38 - Failing to be in the naval aviation turned into a blessing 23:04 - Learning patience as an entrepreneur ----- Resources mentioned: (Veteran Professional )  (Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight)  ----- Here is how to connect with Spencer Payne: (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Brotallion LinkedIn) (Website)  ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony Nash: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
060 Everyone Wants the Dream Life but Only Few Are Willing to Go Through Adversity with Billy O'Neil
May 30 2022
060 Everyone Wants the Dream Life but Only Few Are Willing to Go Through Adversity with Billy O'Neil
6ers, one of the most important qualities you can possess in order to achieve personal success is the ability to persevere and thrive in the face of adversity. Without grit, even the most gifted and intelligent people can only go so far in today's world. In the face of adversity, staying focused on a goal is what helps anyone go the extra mile where only a few dare to go. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Billy O’Neil. He is currently an Intern Operating Partner at (Windjammer Capital Investor,) Veteran Integration Program (VIP) Intern at Goldman Sachs, Chief of Staff at  (51 Vets), a marketing agency for the lower middle market, and Chief Analyst at the U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations Command. Grit is essential in a competitive environment, and we don't want you to have to learn this the hard way. At some point in any transition period, it's inevitable that you'll have to reevaluate your definition of success, lace up your boots and persist. As a result, you will gain a new perspective on how grit will help you understand that it's a mindset you can cultivate by stepping out of your comfort zone and taking on challenges. You will test your determination and resilience to thrive by achieving your massive goals by creating a seat in the boardroom. ----- 00:57 - Being called out on your own bullshit as you transition 02:39 - The PIE Chart (Performance, Image, and Exposure) from Lisa Fain’s book, Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring  03:53 - What is 51 Vets and what they do 04:02 - Implementing ‘grit’ from military to civilian life 04:47 - Ego is the enemy, and choosing a career in finance 06:14 - Translating skills is difficult but necessary 07:51 - Getting organizational leadership skills 09:03 - Pushing the envelope with confidence 10:01 - Transition is like death. It’s going to happen to all of us 12:46 - Tracking your goals 13:45 - Having no solid plan as his biggest failure 15:36 - Celebrate the little things ----- Resources mentioned: (Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring) by Lisa Fain ----- Here is how to connect with Billy O'Neil: (LinkedIn) (51vets.org Website) ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony Nash: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
059 A Pro Athlete’s Lesson on Keeping Your Competitive Edge Through Self-Awareness with Cole Christensen
May 23 2022
059 A Pro Athlete’s Lesson on Keeping Your Competitive Edge Through Self-Awareness with Cole Christensen
6ers, in order for you to achieve peak performance and influence your life towards success, you must have a deep understanding of yourself. It is derived from the concept of mindfulness by paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to better understand yourself. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Cole Christiansen, a football linebacker for the (Los Angeles Chargers) of the National Football League ((NFL).) Cole signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in April 2020. He is the first of three West Point graduates to go into the NFL after receiving waivers to delay their active duty commitment until after their playing career. In this episode, you will learn how to use self-awareness as a competitive advantage as you move up through the ranks. When things get tough, it's important to keep a realistic perspective and be an active listener who is open and receptive to constructive feedback. As a result, you'll gain a better understanding of the influence you have over your future and how to use it to your advantage. When you're aware of your own biases and assumptions, you're more tolerant of others' perspectives. In addition, it improves your ability to make sound decisions and cultivates stronger interpersonal relationships, both of which give you an advantage in the marketplace. ----- 01:19 - Implementing compatible discipline habits from West Point and NFL 02:37 - Why Cole considers West Point as one of the best things he’s ever done 06:27 - The mental preparation it takes when getting called off the bench 07:53 - Tactical pause and physical cues before going up 09:43 - What losing games and failure taught Cole 10:38 - How Cole is better today than yesterday ----- Here is how to connect with Cole Christiansen: (Twitter ) (Instagram)  ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony Nash: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
058 Redefining Success on Your Terms by the Value You Provide Others with Rich Cardona
May 16 2022
058 Redefining Success on Your Terms by the Value You Provide Others with Rich Cardona
6ers, as most of us have already trained for, I'm confident that we'll be able to put in the time and effort required. However, in order to realize our full potential, we may have to make tough personal sacrifices. It's simple to have the desire to win, but not everyone is willing to pay the price. In some cases, sacrificing yourself means withdrawing from a race that you no longer want to participate in and starting a new one. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Rich Cardona, a US Marine veteran and personal branding strategist. He is the founder of Rich Cardona Media, a public relations firm that specializes in video content strategy and services. He previously hosted the (The Leadership Locker) and (NFTs for Newbies) podcasts. As long as you're willing to put in the time and effort, you'll be able to challenge your limiting beliefs, identify what you're willing to give up, and learn to raise your level of work in a way that separates you from what is holding you back. After all, the pursuit of your greatest potential can sometimes necessitate an adjustment in your definition of success. As a result of all the things you've given up, you'll appreciate the journey even more and will be able to stay focused on outlearning and outworking your current self. ----- (100M Offers How to Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No) by Alex Hormozi (The Game) hosted by Alex Hormozi (Clockify) ----- 01:14 - The significance of walking the plank military tradition, hard reset and culture shocks 04:28 - Climbing the corporate ladder for what? How Rich’s awakening was sparked. 06:34 - Leading a pack in a race you don’t want to be in 09:28 - Asking yourself a double-edged sword question of ‘What If?’ on both sides 13:23 - Everyone came from nothing 15:32 - The power of visualization and manifestation 16:51 - Creating the NFTs for Newbies podcast 18:27 - Auditing your life with where all your attention is going 20:30 - Gaining more by subtracting things that do not directly contribute to your goals 24:04 - Everyone is going to find a reason to leave you ----- Here is how to connect with Rich Cardona:  Email (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)   (Website) ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony Nash: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
057 Learning to Focus on a New Mission from the NFL Players to the Military Service with Nate Boyer
May 9 2022
057 Learning to Focus on a New Mission from the NFL Players to the Military Service with Nate Boyer
6ers, we must be inclined to adapt in order to live a meaningful life. You can serve others and grow personally in a variety of ways, through military service or as a professional athlete. When it comes to reinventing yourself, it doesn't really matter what it is as long as it aligns with your values and know you are not going through the process alone. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Nate Boyer, as US Army Special Operations Forces veteran and the executive director and co-founder of (Merging Vets and Players (MVP),)  a nonprofit that partners up combat veterans and former professional athletes to tackle the transition together. You will learn many things about what it is like to live a life with a mantra of “anything is possible” and understand that it is more important to try and fail than to live wondering what would have happened if you tried. You’ll learn that defeat can be valuable to your personal growth if you keep a good perspective. As a result, you’ll understand what a warrior’s mindset is really like. You’ll get an insider’s perspective of what it’s like to be in an environment where warriors can share each other’s strength and experience with the aim of being productive off the field and supporting each other to unlock their full potential. ----- (Unbreakable by Jay Glazer) ----- 01:44 - Continuously redefining purpose regardless of what uniform you take off 03:04 - How the military taught him empathy 05:42 - How multinational operations taught him how to truly listen 07:01 - Redefining purpose and serving in different ways 08:46 - How pushing for different endeavors resulted in his own personal growth 12:29 - Dealing with public failure of not making the final roster at Seattle Seahawks 14:21 - Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for clean water ----- Here is how to connect with Nate Boyer: (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (Instagram) (Website) ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
056 Reevaluating the Tools in Your Toolkit with Harrison Johnson
May 2 2022
056 Reevaluating the Tools in Your Toolkit with Harrison Johnson
6ers, significant change is never easy, and it can feel overwhelming. Transitioning from the military service to civilian life is no exception.  New expectations and challenges arise when a person shifts from an environment of rigidity, strict routines, and well-defined structure to that of an individual. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Harrison Johnson, the former Director of Business Development for the University of Health and Performance. The UHP is an organization that offers world-class, immersive instruction where every student graduates as a health and wellness coach with a personal training certification and the tools for continued personal and professional growth in their chosen career. In this episode, you'll learn how to rethink your definition of success and how to chart a new course forward by combining your existing 'tools' with new ones. This is about implementing a new way of thinking for your continuous development in life after the transition. As a result, you’ll be able to reassess what purpose-driven mission you are on. You will begin to challenge yourself and disrupt the old mindset until you are able to master the natural way of transition and find success according to your own definition. ---- Resources mentioned: (The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results) by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan (Sign-Up Form: The University of Health and Performance) ----- 04:05 - Redefining the concept of transition 06:12 - Embracing the duality of good and bad in his military experience 07:34 - Harrison’s breaking point and embracing the natural way of transition 09:52 - Branching out the military skillset and toolkit to find success in the civilian world 11:11 - The best pathway to challenge yourself for a new role 14:18 - How UHP is helping veterans and individuals define their own success   15:14 - The power of setting up the stage where individuals can grow and learn 16:54 - The difference between giving a man a fish and teaching him how to fish 17:34 - From zero to veteran hero: the lifelong value of UHP camp experience ----- Here is how to connect with Harrison Johnson: (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (UHP Website)  ----- Connect with Got Your Six: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
055 Regaining the Lost Art of What’s Possible with Lauren Hansen-Armendariz
Apr 25 2022
055 Regaining the Lost Art of What’s Possible with Lauren Hansen-Armendariz
6ers, when we see our failures as a chance to learn, then the process becomes iterative. An innovated approach largely relies on evaluation throughout and course correcting as we go. We can only find our best work by making small, consistent adjustments to discover our best work. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Lauren Hansen-Armendariz, a Deputy Division Innovation Officer for 101st Airborne Division, United States Army. She is on the cutting edge of tactical innovation as an agent of change. She helps others explore hands-on experiential learning and continuous innovation education and culture to help improve both the end-users (soldiers) and designers of innovation tools. You will learn about why you should protect your time for creativity, how small changes can add up to huge results. You’ll also learn that pushing for innovation especially at an institutional level can be exhausting but optimism can be your best antidote. An innovative mindset is ready to embrace uncertainty and possibility. It is being comfortable with being uncomfortable so they can have space for creativity, learning and experimentation. It is acknowledging that you can’t always guarantee success, but you can always guarantee learning. ----- 01:20 - Implementing real change through Innovation in the military 02:35 - Empowering innovation at an institutional level 03:54 - Why innovation requires experimentation and learning 05:30 - Learning through failure and why innovation needs to be iterative 07:43 - Protecting time for creativity 09:43 - The innovation space can be exhausting and why optimism is the best antidote 12:19 - Why transformation starts with soldiers 13:23 - You can’t guarantee success, but you can guarantee learning 16:06 - Being comfortable with being uncomfortable ----- Here is how to connect with Lauren Hansen-Armendariz: (LinkedIn) (Twitter) ----- Connect with Got Your Six: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
054 Shared Adversity Can Foster Incredible Kindness with Dave Baillie
Apr 18 2022
054 Shared Adversity Can Foster Incredible Kindness with Dave Baillie
6ers, sometimes life throws a curveball at us, and it's hard to get back on track. One is losing a loved one to suicide. Even if it seems impossible right now, there are steps you can take to begin the healing process. This week, Tony Nash is joined by David Baillie, a US Navy veteran and founder of (TMRW project), a fitness and apparel company that aims to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention. After his younger brother tragically ended his life, Dave’s mission has been to help raise money for organizations focused on suicide prevention and mental health research. Learn how Dave took personal accountability for such a tragic event and how he processed his grief by thinking of others and taking an action that he hopes will inspire one person at a time to live for the tomorrow. Healing is a communal effort, but it all starts with you. Being brave enough to tell others about your struggles, even if you're afraid to do so, is a sign of resiliency that can make you feel better about yourself and still allow you to live a meaningful life. ----- 01:21 - What inspired Dave to take the  (4/4/48 Challenge) 02:01 - His life as an adrenaline junkie and putting positive pressure on himself 04:37 - Taking personal accountability while dealing with suicide from a family member 06:23 - How the TMRW Project enriched Dave’s life 08:44 - The mutual benefits of shared hardships and how it helped build a community 10:44 - Dave’s favorite run and how it became a turning point for his life 12:59 - Leaning on your support system and showing appreciation for them 14:37 - Dave’s experience of numerous failures while chasing his passion for the design industry ----- Here is how to connect with Dave (TMRW Project Website) (Instagram) (Facebook) ----- Mentioned in the episode: (K9 For Warriors )  ----- Connect with Got Your Six: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
053 Being the Hungriest Person in The Room with Nick Witters
Apr 11 2022
053 Being the Hungriest Person in The Room with Nick Witters
6ers, raising your bar is the first step toward success. People struggle to break free from mediocrity on a consistent basis, and this is due to their low expectations for themselves and their work, both personally and professionally. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Nick Witters, a US Air Force Military Police veteran, lawyer, and Talent Management at (Night). Nick represents some of the world’s most influential YouTube content creators with views in the tens of billions, yes billions with a B. Nick is passionate about working with talented, passionate, authentic individuals, content creators, athletes, influencers, entrepreneurs & veterans. As a result, you'll learn how leaders raise their own standards in order to lead by example. In addition, they know that high-performing teams focus on the process and create a culture of respect as they challenge each member of their team. Leading with a growth mindset is essential, as is being relentless in setting and maintaining one's own high standards. This way of thinking fosters a healthy environment for a team, encouraging learning and a high level of resilience, both of which are critical for team achievement. ----- 02:05 - What life lessons from joining the military straight from high school have taught him 04:40 - How his “young kid’s ego” forced him into a path of education while in the military 05:36 - Everything is based around respect 08:32 - Making yourself useful and diving with both feet 11:14 - Being vulnerable and leaning on your team 13:25 - Holding yourself up to a standard to build a team 14:27 - Removing your sense of entitlement and why you should always strive to be helpful 15:32 - It’s not how high you climb, it’s how high you bounce when you hit the bottom ----- Here is how to connect with Nick Witters: (LinkedIn) ----- Connect with Got Your Six: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
052 Stakeholder Management: How To Get Everyone on the Same Page with Steven Weintraub
Apr 4 2022
052 Stakeholder Management: How To Get Everyone on the Same Page with Steven Weintraub
6ers, we've all benefited from great teamwork at some point. The common denominator for any combined effort is shared understanding. Being on the same page creates a sense of unity, which eventually leads to more adaptability along the road to success for the entire team. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Steven Weintraub, a Marine Corps veteran and Chief Strategy Officer for (Vet Tix - Tickets for Troops), which secures tickets to sporting events, concerts, and other activities to all branches of currently-serving military and veterans as well as the immediate family of troops killed in action. You will learn how leaders know that they are only as good as their team, so cultivating and nurturing personal and professional relationships is essential to fostering a positive work environment. When the team has a unified goal, everyone is more productive because of the clarity that comes with it. If you don't get the support of your stakeholders, you'll fail. With their needs and expectations evaluated and addressed, you foster alignment of priorities, which results in a massive gain for any business or project you are a part of. ----- 01:17 - Steven talks about the best concert he’s ever been to 02:16 - Translating military knowledge with business aptitude for Vet Tix 04:22 - Choosing the right tool in solving problems 05:15 - Leading a double life as a military person and a civilian 06:59 - Giving incentives through gratitude and sincere appreciation  09:39 - Learning to set expectations of others 11:19 - Shared understanding and expectation management within the organization to level the bubbles 15:24 - Steven talks about his own share of dealing with failure in life ----- Here is how to connect with Steven Weintraub: (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (Find Tickets on VetTix website)  ----- Connect with Got Your Six: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
051 What Happens When You Own Your Mistakes with Frankie Margotta
Mar 28 2022
051 What Happens When You Own Your Mistakes with Frankie Margotta
“By being able to show up as a collaborator and as is, instead of this image of perfection, I was ultimately better for it. Ideas flow better, work is stronger, and mental health is better.” - Frankie Margotta 6ers, it’s time we talk about how we can take ownership of our failed plans. If you're serious about achieving your goals, you'll need to put your faith in yourself, pay attention to your gut, and hone your willpower. This week, Tony Nash is joined by his friend, Frankie Margotta, a USSOCOM veteran and a current brand strategist at (Siegel+Gale). Learn how even the best-laid plans can go awry, and how you need to take ownership of the situation while maintaining a growth mindset about the situation you've found yourself in. It's not easy to find happiness and success in life. Your actions and how you show up in the world are guided by the stories you tell yourself, just like in brand strategy. ----- 00:58 - Applying parallel principles in military training and Frankie’s career as brand strategist  02:25 - Translating knowledge and core foundational principles into skills application and life experience 04:33 - Making the best decision with different variables at play and taking ownership 05:18 - How Frankie ‘stumbled across’ his career path as brand strategist 08:54 - Leaning into storytelling and articulating words in a compelling way 12:12 - How storytelling is like vying for a mission by military analogy 13:40 - Betting on yourself and understanding that there’s intuition in all of us 17:37 - Showing up as a collaborator but taking ownership ----- Here is how to connect with Frankie Margotta: (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter) (Website)   ----- Connect with Got Your Six: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
050 How to Get Back on Track When You Feel You've Lost Your Way with Mike Steadman
Mar 21 2022
050 How to Get Back on Track When You Feel You've Lost Your Way with Mike Steadman
“It’s not just about having luck. It’s being able to receive that luck and maximize on it.” - Mike Steadman 6ers, it's time to go back to the basics and learn how to trust yourself when you're going through a rough patch so that your recovery time is reduced. We've all been there, but sometimes it's all about showing up and relishing the little victories. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Mike Steadman, founder and CEO of Ironbound Boxing, which provides free amateur boxing training, entrepreneurial education, and employment opportunities to the inner-city youth of Newark, New Jersey. Refocusing on your positive habits that you may have neglected or cut short because you were too busy will be discussed, as well as how to begin breaking free of self-critical thoughts. A high-performance mindset can only be achieved if you have mastered the art of showing up and developing systems that will allow you to succeed. ----- Resources Mentioned: (Slight Edge by Jeff Olsen ) (Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success by Cal Newport) (Got Your Six | 029 | Overnight Success 15 Years in the Making with Abraham Kamarck) (The Night Before Journal) ----- 01:17 - How high-performers build the mindset of taking on more than they can bear 03:05 - Doing the basics and getting small wins 03:45 - Compressing time and making the bounce back shorter 04:15 - The power of self-awareness and trusting yourself during low points 06:01 - How the initial rejection from Naval Academy taught him to trust his instinct and follow his passion 09:22 - The power of going back to basics 13:32 - Building systems for high performance to ensure success  17:50 - Business is a contact sport 21:08 - Understanding the power of relationships and protecting your energy ----- Here is how to connect with Mike Steadman: (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (Instagram)  (Ironbound Boxing Website) (Ironbound Boxing Twitter) (Ironbound Boxing Instagram) ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
049 Playing Big in the Game of Life and Win Against All Odds With Justin Nassiri
Mar 14 2022
049 Playing Big in the Game of Life and Win Against All Odds With Justin Nassiri
“We’re able to really convince ourselves that we’re defeated when really, we’re not. That sometimes causes me to give up right when I should be digging in.” - Justin Nassiri 6ers, it's time to swing for the fences, play big, and be true to yourself in this week's episode. When you feel small because of the opinions of others, or because of your own inner critic, it's a sign you need to bet on yourself. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Justin Nassiri, a former Navy submarine officer, current President of Executive Presence, founder/CEO of Captivate.ai, and the founder/host of Beyond The Uniform podcast. He also wrote a book called Veterans in Consulting. You'll learn the importance of allowing yourself to be vulnerable and say what you really want without fear of being judged, so that you can think bigger, operate bigger, and play bigger. If you want to succeed in life, you must let go of your limiting core beliefs and replace them with actions that celebrate your unique abilities and make the most of what you have been given. ----- Resources Mentioned: (A Message To Garcia) by Elbert Hubbard  (Masters of Scale: Surprising Truths from the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs )by Reid Hoffman  (Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets) by Al Ramadan (You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth) by Jen Sincero  ----- 01:04 - Military vets experiencing “A Message to Garcia”, no direction and figuring it out 03:18 - Why entrepreneurship is a lot like choose your own adventure book 04:19 - Why learning how to listen more and having a commitment to reading are common leadership traits 06:11 - Embracing discomfort and cultivating more openness and humility 11:23 - How limiting core beliefs are holding us back 14:42 - The power of gratitude and breaking away from limiting core beliefs 16:29 - Giving yourself permission to think about what you deserve and what you want 17:58 - When failures feel like it’s permanent 19:26 - Learning how to trust your intuition ----- Here is how to connect with Justin: (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (Executive Presence website) (Captivate.ai website) ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
048 Showing Authenticity Through Consistency with Chevy Cook
Mar 7 2022
048 Showing Authenticity Through Consistency with Chevy Cook
“I make sure that I’m honest with myself and share some grace with myself. I am my worst critic and I’m really hard on myself and I am trying to be better about that.” - Chevy Cook 6ers, this episode is about how having reliable practical methods can help you show up with your authentic self in a consistent way. This week, Tony Nash is joined by (Chaveso Cook,) who is currently a speechwriter for the Secretary of the Army and the Executive Director and co-founder of (Military Mentors,) a platform that aims to build a community among military professionals by educating and facilitating mentoring and upholding integrity. You’re going to understand the value of shared purpose alongside having the best skill sets from your team, and how in the midst of a tactical pause, you can focus on the 3H: head, heart, and hunch to be more in tune with your true self and emotion and how to express them. In the end, you will learn how bullet journaling and tracking your emotions can help you evaluate yourself and guide you towards your highest aspiration for yourself as a human. ----- (Military Mentors Emissary Program)  (Ego Is The Enemy) by Ryan Holiday ----- 01:19 - It’s not always about the right skill sets, it’s also about shared purpose 04:31 - Chevy talks about Mama J, a next-door neighbor that adopted him 06:48 - Focusing on the 3H’s: Heart, head, and hunch in the midst of a tactical pause 09:18 - Working towards showing up more emotionally and practicing bullet journaling 10:29 - Chevy’s three-tier mood system plus additional way of categorizing emotions 12:53 - How the habit of bullet journaling changed Chevy’s life 16:10 - Measuring our humanity 18:25 - Dealing with a clarion call of a big personal failure moment 22:01 - Chevy’s public failure resume ----- Here is how to connect with Chevy: (LinkedIn) (Military Mentors Website) (Military Mentors Instagram) (Military Mentors LinkedIn ) ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
047 Achieving Fulfillment by Leaning Into Your Failures with Dr. Theresa Larson
Feb 28 2022
047 Achieving Fulfillment by Leaning Into Your Failures with Dr. Theresa Larson
"Mindfulness is awareness. The awareness of what I can accomplish each day and being realistic about it has been very helpful. When I am doing the work, I am very present with what I am doing. I am not multitasking, I am mono-tasking." - Dr. Theresa Larson 6ers, this episode is about how you can lean into your failures in life and see them as gifts. We discuss ways you can do better with less and achieve mental and physical freedom. This week, Tony Nash is joined by (Dr. Theresa Larson,) a Marine Corps veteran with a doctorate in physical therapy. She is the founder of (Movement Rx, )a digital health and well-being platform combining physical therapy and mindfulness and advising clients such CrossFit, FitOps, and the Veteran Administration's Adaptive Sports Program and Whole Health Program on how to create inclusivity in wellness for those who have disabilities. On top of that, Theresa shared her story of overcoming her eating disorder which led to her being taken out of combat in Iraq to receive treatment. You’re going to learn about the value of knowing your purpose, believing in yourself, and accepting that life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. In the end, you will learn that leaning into failings can be a gift if we learn how to get up despite it and fail forward. ----- 01:32 - Why Theresa thinks the service is a great place to be from 02:48 - Identifying strengths and weaknesses within a team 04:26 - Failure is a story we tell ourselves 07:02 - How Theresa began practicing mindfulness 09:20 - Getting her business into the “momentum phase” 11:17 - Doing less better 12:22 - Having the purpose of serving people 14:42 - Knowing how your business can impact other people 16:59 - Theresa’s big turning point 21:16 - On becoming more present with life ----- Here is how to connect with Theresa: (LinkedIn) (Movement Rx website) (Instagram) (Twitter) (Warrior), a book by Dr. Theresa Larson ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
046 Rising Above Life’s Inconsistencies Through Bold Decisions with Luke Pell
Feb 21 2022
046 Rising Above Life’s Inconsistencies Through Bold Decisions with Luke Pell
"There are certainties in life, one of which is, there will be trials and inconsistencies. Learning how we respond to the unexpected, to the steep valleys of life is what can help us establish our growth.” - Luke Pell 6ers, this episode is about how you can overcome life’s inconsistencies with resilience and quiet confidence that teaches you leadership values which you can implement towards yourself and your organization. This week, Tony Nash is joined by Luke Pell, a former US Army Officer turned country singer and songwriter turned commercial real estate investor. During the pandemic he learned how to finally make the bold decision and fully transition to something he has always thought of doing but had second thoughts about. Today, Luke is the owner of (Black Tie Moving Services) and the Director of Real Estate Development for (Commercial Plus.) You’re going to learn about the value of being resilient despite how much inconsistencies life throws at you, and how managing relationships at all levels and being in the arena itself, getting vulnerable and experiencing failures can enrich your relational capacity which helps you move forward towards your goals. In the end, you will learn that in life’s inconsistencies is where we all learn to take root and grow. Having the ability to be resilient, vulnerable, and decisive are core keys to the process of your personal growth and success. ----- (Winning The War In Your Mind), a book by Craig Groeschel (CreatiVets) (Tim Tebow Foundation) (Operation Light Shine) ----- 01:00 - Life-long lessons gained from West Point 02:22 - Overcoming life’s inconsistencies 04:47 - Tackling that initial barrier when choosing a new career path 06:26 - Peer leadership and upward leadership how to manage relationships at all levels 08:15 - Leadership exercised in quiet confidence 12:11 - Failing spectacularly and how it can lead to growth 15:10 - The joy of building and growing self determination 16:06 - What Luke does in giving back to the community ----- Here is how to connect with Luke: (Instagram) (LinkedIn)  (Twitter)  (Spotify) ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
045 Continuing to Serve Others After the Military with Keith Dow
Feb 14 2022
045 Continuing to Serve Others After the Military with Keith Dow
“If you overstack your plate, you’re not serving anyone because then you just suck at everything. It was the case for me. You’re going to be half-assed at everything.”  - Keith Dow 6ers, this episode is about finding joy and fulfillment in continuing to be of service as a civilian. Navigating service to others as a career is not as easy as it seems but for veterans who feel a deep sense and urge to be of service to others outside the military organization, the feeling of gratification is all they need.  This week, Tony Nash is joined by (Keith Dow.)  A US Army veteran who is the founder of (Dead Reckoning Collective,)  a publishing company for veteran writers who use words as their medium to share the often untold stories and experiences in the military. Keith has a Masters Degree in Social Work, has served in the (Department of Veteran Affairs) and currently works for (Hunter Seven Foundation,) a non-profit organization advocating for the veteran healthcare delivery system and facilitating proper care especially from toxin exposure.  You’re going to learn about how being a civil servant is more than just a career- its a purpose. It’s about wanting to make a difference by serving the public interest and working tirelessly for the community.  In the end, you will understand how civil service as a career means allowing yourself to be served by others and learning to avoid over commitment so you can offer your best self. ----- 00:40 - Introduction 02:05 - Finding a sense of service to the community after military active duty  03:54 - Poetry as a way to hold off vulnerability  04:37 - Keith talks about HunterSeven Foundation  05:57 - Allowing yourself to be served by others  07:04 - What influenced Keith to choose the advocacy of service to others 09:39 - Behavioral changes and habits that change Keith’s life during transition  12:15 - The driving force behind choosing service as a career  14:03 - Learning about managing time and avoiding over commitment  16:53 - Surrounding yourself with creative people ----- Here is how to connect with Keith:  (LinkedIn)  (Dead Reckoning Collective - Website)  (Dead Reckoning Collective - Twitter)  ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)
044 Building a World-Class Performer Mindset with Dr. Jannell MacAulay
Feb 7 2022
044 Building a World-Class Performer Mindset with Dr. Jannell MacAulay
“Mindfulness is a mental push up because it is a training of the mind to keep the attention system on the play button.” - Dr. Jannell MacAulay 6ers, this episode is about how you can build a high-performance mindset through the power of mindfulness and how you can unlock passion, purpose, and presence into your life for meaningful success. This week, Tony Nash is joined by (Dr. Jannell MacAulay,) a former Air Force pilot with over 3,000 flying hours, a TEDx speaker and has her PhD in Kinesiology. More recently, she co-developed (Warrior’s Edge), an elite mindset training course with (Pete Caroll) and (Dr. Michael Gervais. )  You’re going to learn about how practicing one-minute mindfulness breaks throughout the day can shift your attention system to focus on what is in front of you so you can be more efficient and productive. In the end, you will understand how you can achieve a high-performance mindset through deliberate and intentional practice and how it will help you make value-based decisions so you can create and pen up more opportunities for your success. ----- (Warrior's Edge) by Compete to Create, an elite mindset training course  ----- 00:53 - Jannell shares the unique thing about military experience 02:09 - Being in the driver’s seat creates power to create opportunities 04:27 - Jannell geeks out on the science of making decisions 05:38 - The three most important questions you can ask yourself for values-based thinking 06:34 - Why you need to stop giving advice if you’re a leader  07:55 - The importance of messaging and language in building high-performance mindset  09:43 - Losing our connection to joy as adults 11:31 - Jannell’s journey to mindfulness 13:42 - What Jannell’s mental push-ups look like 17:13 - One-minute mindfulness practice with Dr. Jannell 19:02 - What mindfulness does in training and practice 21:28 - Jannell talks about her failures in life 24:29 - Having a morning mindset routine ----- Here is how to connect with Jannell: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (Instagram)    ----- Connect with Got Your Six podcast: (Website) (Instagram) (Discord) (LinkedIn) (Twitter) (TikTok) ----- Connect with Tony: (Website) (LinkedIn) (Instagram) (Twitter)