Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual



Jocko Willink is a former navy seal commander, who now works with large companies to improve their desired outcomes. Jocko is intense. This book is about his approach/perspective on life, family, business, and health. He details how he attacks things like his workout, procrastination, and learning. 

I recommend listening to the following podcasts prior to purchasing the book. This will give you a taste of what this man is made of. If you are into these conversations than you will want to read the book.



Jocko Willink also has his own podcast now, so check that out on iTunes if the man is speaking to you! 

My Takeaways: 

Jocko is an intense dude, with an intense hunger to improve himself. I believe this trait helped him excel as a navy seal and competitor in general. He is a walking talking example of self-discipline. The most valuable principle I learned is that if you cultivate self-discipline you will be more free and happier in this life. 

Jocko details his workout philosophy, which I found pretty interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed this, but I am someone who nerds out about lifting. It is simple and effective. He does lots of squats, deadlifts, and chin-ups. You will get stronger, and you will look better naked if you follow his advice.  He doesn’t plan “day’s off” because, as he describes, life gets in his way and gives him plenty of “days off”.  Overall this information was worth the cost of the kobo e-book for me. 


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