Former Navy SEAL Rich Diviney On The Attributes That Drive Optimal Performance
15th Mar, 2021
Today’s guest and what he shares with us will give you a deeper look into how we can maximize our potential not just by learning more skills, but instead by strengthening our attributes. Very seldom are attributes looked at as a way to determine someone’s capabilities or potential for success…and there is a very good reason why. Skills you can see and are teachable. Attributes on the other hand are rarely seen, nor can be taught. You will learn today of the innate attributes we all have, but how to determine where your strengths or weaknesses lie and then what we can do to work towards developing our attributes.
My guest today is former Navy Seal commander Rich Diviney. In a career spanning more than twenty years, he completed more than thirteen overseas deployments—eleven of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. As the officer in charge of training for a specialized command, Diviney spearheaded the creation of a directorate that fused physical, mental, and emotional disciplines. He led his small team to create the first-ever “Mind Gym” that helped special operators train their brains to perform faster, longer, and better in all environments—especially high-stress ones.
Since his retirement in early 2017, Diviney has worked as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant with the Chapman & Co., Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc. He’s taught leadership and optimal performance to more than five thousand business, athletic, and military leaders from organizations such as American Airlines, the San Francisco 49ers, and Zoom
Also Rich just released his newest book THE ATTRIBUTES: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance. Where he explores the very clear difference between attributes and skills. Do you have what it takes to succeed in any situation? According to a retired commander, true optimal performance goes beyond just skill. It’s all about THE ATTRIBUTES
As someone who was recruited to create elite teams within the elite, Rich’s understanding of using not our skills which can be trained, but our natural attributes like leadership, decisiveness, humor and even narcissism to everyone’s advantage. Rich has a unique perspective and ability to break a complex idea into usable information for our own lives, and we can direct this knowledge in business, personal, or wherever we are looking to get more out of ourselves, our groups, or our teams.
Now let’s talk about this subject:
“Former Navy SEAL Rich Diviney On The Attributes That Drive Optimal Performance”
Do you have what it takes to succeed in any situation? According to a retired commander Rich Diviney, true optimal performance goes beyond just skill. It’s all about THE ATTRIBUTES. Today you will learn how to observe where your strength and weaknesses lie in your attributes, and then how to can work towards building them to achieve more optimal performance in your everyday life. Now let’s get to it…
“The quality of our lives is directly proportional to the quality of questions we consistently ask ourselves”
We Talk About:
- how you can bring certainty to uncertainty
- how to utilize times of challenges to grow even more
- the importance of controlling your controllables
- difference between your personal traits and your attributes
- the 5 umbrellas of attributes
- what is task switching
- difference between self-discipline and discipline
- asking ourselves better questions
- what’s it mean to know your 3-foot world
- peak and optimal performance
- how to shift out of fear and anxiety
- what determines you are a Leader
- The power of gratitude
- breaking down the attributes of Leadership
- What the common attributes that all SEALs have strength in
- How you can utilize the year 2020 to observe of strengths and weaknesses
What would be a piece of advice you would share to others?
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