Don Mann: Do You Have Any Regrets?

In this episode of the Championship Leadership podcast, Don Mann talks about being a championship follower, taking risks, doing everything you want to do instead of always wondering what would have happened, and so much more. Enjoy!

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In This Episode:

[3:57] What does championship leadership mean to Don?

[5:02] What championship leaders come to mind for Don from when he was in the military?

[7:05] Being a championship follower.

[12:04] Don’s background, and why he’s doing the risky things he does.

[24:46] The line that you draw in your life.

[31:56] How does Don apply his experiences inside of his life to continue to move forward?

[35:50] What is Don’s vision surrounding spreading his message through his books?

[38:38] What’s next for Don?

[40:58] What Don can leave for you to help you move forward.

Important Quotes:

“Any organization won’t be successful if it doesn’t have great leadership.”

“Before they were championship leaders they were championship followers.”

“You have to be a good listener and follower in order to become a great leader.”

“Every time in my life I thought something was too hard I was wrong.”

“You can’t have a backup plan.”

“I have no regrets.”

“You’re really doing this to help other people.”

“Every day, do something to make you faster, stronger, and smarter.”

“Every day, do something to help someone.”

About The Guest:

Don Mann is a former Navy SEAL Team SIX member, renowned World-Class Adventure Competitor and New York Times Best Selling Author.

Mann’s awe inspiring and highly accredited presentations stem from his colorful and action- packed life as a member of SEAL Team SIX, as a former internationally renowned endurance athlete, as a leader in the world of adventure-sports production and as a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Mann is a very passionate speaker and author who has changed countless lives by sharing his unique “Reaching Beyond Boundaries” philosophy. He has been driven for decades in helping others achieve greater goals.

Don’s presentation is relevant and always very well received by those in the corporate, financial, medical, educational, athletic and military communities. He shares insights into his personal philosophy while offering his audiences examples on how to reach beyond their own self-perceived limitations to achieve greater professional success.

Don’s message includes equal doses of inspiration, strategy and entertainment. As he likes to say, “Anybody with the proper mindset can achieve anything imaginable.” Mann was nominated by the Veterans Business Battle as the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year. He has written 19 books including the New York Times bestseller Inside SEAL Team SIX: My Life and Missions with America’s Elite Warriors.

Don Mann recently attempted summiting Mount Everest, has over 40 years (1,000 competitions) worth of competitive racing experience, and was once ranked 38th in the world as a triathlete.

Mann received a Master’s in Management from TroyState University, in Troy, AL, a B.S. in International Relations & Criminal Justice, from Florida State University, in Tallahassee, FL, and a B.S. in Liberal Science, from State University of New York. He lives in Cape Charles, VA.


Check out Don’s website:

SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Leopard

Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America’s Elite Warriors

Modern Day Gunslinger

Facing Your Fears

Seal Team Six: Hunt the Wolf

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