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Total Focus

Making Better Decisions Under Pressure
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (473 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A former Navy SEAL sniper turned media CEO and New York Times best-selling author teaches business leaders how to make the best decisions under pressure.

Over his four deployments as a Navy SEAL sniper, Brandon Webb learned all about performing while experiencing heart-pounding stress. After returning to civilian life, he started his first business venture - and failed miserably. He realized that his big mistake was neglecting to apply what he already knew about focus under pressure. By drawing on the lessons of his SEAL training and early business struggles, Webb went on to build a second business, a media network called Hurricane, which today has an audience of millions and a valuation over $100 million.

Now Webb deconstructs the decision-making DNA of the most effective snipers and shows you how to develop the same mental acuity in civilian life. Drawing on stories from his own experiences and those of other Special Operations warriors and great entrepreneurs, like Solomon Choi of 16 Handles, Matt Meeker of BarkBox, and Betsy Morgan of The Huffington Post and TheBlaze, he teaches you how to have total situational awareness to stay out of danger and adapt to changing circumstances, to avoid the trap of overanalysis, and to understand that pain is temporary and learning is priceless.

By following in the path of a generation of legendary snipers, you'll find the clarity of mind you need to make key decisions and accomplish your mission, whatever it takes.

©2017 Brandon Webb and John David Mann (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Biography/ sales pitch.

I tried my best to get through it. However, the book is nothing more than a biography where the author praises his success. It reads as if the author is pitching his business. A seven hour sales pitch.

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Great read - life will not be the same

I'm glad that I grabbed this book on a whim before reading the comments. Man this guy has a small community that LOVES to hate him. he actually mentions it in the book. I have no knowledge of this ongoing feud but I gained a lot of positive perspective from how Brandon seems to have tackled the issue. The books was a compelling read. I didn't want to put it down. I got the book on audible and I'm looking for a notes companion or else I'll pick up the paperback to copy quotes from, highlight, and reference later.

I'm finding myself quite inspired by Navy Seals turned CEOs. There is a clear connection between successful traits.

I also loved Extreme Ownership.

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Excellent book

Highly recommended, one of the best books I've ever read or listened to. Must read!

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Disappointed

I first want to thank Brandon for his service. Navy Seals are bad ass this world would be a lesser place without them.

The book however is a disappointment. Brandon speaks a lot about being laser focused. However,, as the book goes on, and he tells his story, it becomes clear that he is all over the place. Too many ideas and failed plans. Too many sticks in the fire, etc.

I myself am a self made business owner. My current business exceeds 1 million in revenue and has been running for 16 years. So I have some background in the business world. I did not come from a rich family and I started my business from the ground up, by myself.

Brandon, I’m sure is an amazing sniper and seal, and I believe he is trying to help people overcome obstacles in life and business. But be warned that his advice is not spot on and sometimes even wrong.

One example of Brandon’s failure is the small business association. Let me unequivocally state that the SBA does not lend money to small businesses with no capital, period. If you think, as Brandon states, you can just borrow the money, you’re wrong. The SBA is administers through a local bank. They treat us just like any other loan. You need cash or equity or both. The only difference is that the SBA guarantees to cover the bank of you default. Regardless, the bank won’t approve anything if you’re starting out and think you’re going to be the next big thing.

Anyway, if you really like self help books, then go for it. But be warned to not take it for more than it’s worth. It’s like when you go to a seminar and you’re all fired up after the key note speaker. Then an hour later you realize it was all just common sense.

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Phenomenal and Full of Great Lessons!

This is for real. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I will definitely be more mindful to focus and give it all I got. Leave nothing on the field.

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The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday

This is a great motivational book. The key point is to pick one thing to be EXCELLENT in and focus on DOING that one thing well. There are also other skills that entrepreneurs need to develop (but tend to ignore). An important one is 'know your number' - meaning knowing exactly how much revenue is required to be profitable, what are the sources of that revenue, and what is everything costing. Don't depend on someone else to track the numbers because the task seems too daunting. If you don't know the number you need to reach, how will you know what it takes to be successful?

Other benefits of this book is there are several chapters that profile individuals who faced obstacles and difficult decisions to make, took the risks, put in the hard work, and came out stronger for it. While the advice is typical, the real-life stories give readers something to relate to and help them envision their own path to success.

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Phenomenal book that can be applied anywhere

This was, in my opinion, a great book! I think it was very clearly articulated and laid out. I felt somewhat of a connection with the author through my service and will forever be grateful for his service and sacrifice. I think there is much to be learned from a Seal in every facet of life.

I bought this book after hearing the statement “If you chase two rabbits, you’ll never catch one,” I needed to focus on one thing first. I heard this Russian Proverb again in the book and new it was the right book to help me hone my focus! I’ve already begun my journey, Thank you for the inspiration! Bravo Zulu

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An exceptional approach to getting things.

Highly recommended. This is an exceptional approach at getting things done. Currently using techniques from this book and seeing the results.

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  • R. Vieira
  • Silicon Valley, CA United States
  • 12-19-18

A Bit Unfocused

Based on the write ups and intro the book, I had expected this to be a book about eliminating distractions. While it certainly talks about the importance of that, and discusses how critical complete focus is, there is very little in the way of practical methods used to develop said focus other than recommending we practice. It's a total miss from a practical standpoint if learning how to focus is your goal with this book. THAT SAID....

It's a good all around entrepreneur book. It covers a wide variety of entrepreneurial topics including a number of leadership elements, and covers them reasonably well. It's a worthy read within that context.

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I am soooo glad I gave this a shot!

Excellence, Courage, Humility, Integrity, Honor, Intelligent, Reselience, Resolve, Compassion, Honesty, Self-Respect, Self-Awareness. Enough said HAHA

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  • StevePenney
  • 09-25-17

This book raises the bar!

Without doubt one of the best books I've ever purchased. Blown away by the authors knowledge of handling business and personal situations with special ops training and experience offering a refreshing edge. The importance of looking after your own body is given credible consideration too. This is a must read and resonated with me on so many levels, particularly the need to be situationally aware in both business and personal life. This book raises the bar within must read business books but also should included under personal development.

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  • Justin
  • 03-05-19

what an excellent book

of ur looking for a self start to leadership or some direction.. this is the book..get his other 2 books alwasy.. theres are insights to his storys.. this knowledge in this books are gold

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  • dan
  • 01-09-19

Fantastic book.

Wanted a book on focus, but by someone who knew what they were talking about. Very glad that I chose this book. Because Brandon says what he means, he is so easy to listen to, and is a pleasure more than a chore. Covers military devision making and also business decision making. Will now download another audible book by Brandon Webb.