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For Jocko Willink, his unique approach to life goes further than his name. After serving 20 years as a Navy SEAL, Jocko became privy to the elements of success bound in the recesses of everyone's drive. Given Jocko's prestigious background, one would be remiss to dispute any of the leadership qualities now presented by the retired Navy SEAL. But how does one find their drive? What elements truly compose the strength of one's drive? For anyone struggling to find out who they truly are or for the average individual overcome by apathy and laziness, Jocko's principles of success will be the change necessary to turning their life around.

Born on September 8, 1971, Jocko Willink was born in Torrington, Connecticut, to John and Robin Willink. In Torrington, John Willink was a teacher at Wamago Regional High School where he was the coach for both the middle school and varsity basketball while also teaching tennis. Growing up in a family centered on sports, Jocko exhibited true athleticism from a young age and excelled in the family's sport of skiing. Surrounded by two other sisters, Jocko learned from a young age how to distinguish himself from his sisters through masculinity, a trait no doubt leading to his intense career as a SEAL. During his elementary years, Jocko recalls being somewhat of a rogue son that enjoyed causing trouble.

©2018 Matt Freeman (P)2018 Matt Freeman

What listeners say about Jocko Willink: A Biography

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Making good decisions is essential for longevity..

This book provides information on Jocko's childhood, military career, and strict regime. He's highly motivated and extremely self disciplined. Jocko has also helped plenty of people change their lives and that's great! Kevin Theis narration was a good fit for this book.
For me personally though some of Jocko's practices are too extreme. I am highly motivated and self disciplined, but I also believe in enjoying life's pleasures in moderation. I've spent the majority of my career professionally making sweets and still maintain a 125 pound body. I am a believer in health and fitness, but if I die tomorrow I won't regret the cookie I had after yoga lol. In all seriousness, I did find some information I will apply to my life in this book.I was given a free review copy of this book and have voluntary decided to give my opinion on this book.

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what the hell?

this was half an hour long, read by someone who sounded like they wanted to sell you a fancy toaster.

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Not a biography

Horrible 30 mins trash. I’m not sure this should be counted as a book. Please take this off your website

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Well….Didn’t learn anything that I already didn’t know….reading & listening. Deleting from library….out.

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Short book

This is a short book on the life of Jocko Willink. This book helps reinforces the principals that Jocko lived his life by and what helped make the man who he is.

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  • hoghunter
  • 04-10-21

book is great...narrator is irritating as hell

Great story of a great guy....let down massively by the narrator...should have let jocko read it himself

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  • christopher stevens
  • 03-08-21

not worth the price

I love Jocko but 6 pound for a 30 minute book is very cheeky I could of looked this up on the internet

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-26-18

awsome

what a way to start ur day just aesome every one needs to get the book and learn about the way we should live our lives my life has changed cause of jacko and his principles