A business coach asked me what success was... I had no idea.
Grant Murrell, a prominent coach in the business world, recently gave me some serious mentoring and asked me what success was to me. Of course, on the phone, I could define it by saying things like ‘freedom’ and ‘lakehouse’ and ‘financial independence’. Those words felt right to me. But I’m not sure...
It was 1998 when I joined the Navy, making only about 18,000 a year. I’d be on the ship in the middle of the ocean at 2 AM. Standing outside, there’s no possible way to describe how many stars there were...truly my most vivid and wonderful memories; all those nights navigating the ship.
We would pull in to a different country every two weeks, and I saw corners of the world some people save up their whole lives to visit for just a few days. I loved my friends dearly, and there was never anything ‘wrong’ in my life...but I distinctly remember thinking ‘ I can’t wait until my next assignment. It’s going to be so much better in a 'tactical combat unit.’
I got assigned to some great units and ended up working for Naval Expeditionary Combat Command. It was awesome. I became the Captain of a ‘sneaky’ assault craft that was designed to do some really cool stuff. I remember running late night missions and it was another tremendously peaceful (and perfect) moment; having a coffee on the upper deck and looking around at endless ocean in all directions. It was heaven. But somehow, every evening I would say to myself (and others) was about how much I couldn’t wait to retire and build my own company.
I retired 4 months ago. I published a book that hit the #1 bestseller list. My company has already gone international, and we’re expanding faster than I can keep up.
I continue to look forward to the moment it all comes to some kind of specific point that I haven't reached yet.
So many self help books will tell you that success is being happy with who you are, or what you have. I don’t think success is about achievements either; we have more rich people doing drugs and seeking treatment for depression than middle class people.
I think success might be realizing at THAT critical moment, that you’re going to miss this. You’re going to wish you had this moment back someday...and feeling grateful for that EXACT moment in time.
Your future self will be really upset if you don't take hold of these moments that you’ll miss in 10 years.
Success might be about how much you can be fascinated and thankful for exactly what’s happening now.
All those moments I ‘couldn’t wait’ for the next big thing to happen were probably the best moments of my entire life... and maybe...that’s success.
Just a thought.
Chase discusses a lot of new content here with Chris in a truly fantastic interview. Here are the quick reference points for this podcast:
Chase was interviewed on the Social Engineer Podcast, a trending top 100 podcast.
Chase discussed new ideas for social engineering and what he calls 'behavioral leadership'.
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To take back our brains - and rescue others.
A behavioral expert has started a revolution. Noticing the increasing trend in our news media of consistent violence, death, sickness, threats, and hatred, Chase Hughes began the #RVRS movement.
“The #RVRS movement is a reverse. We have the power to stop what is literally brainwashing our nation.” - Chase Hughes
Noticing strange parallels between brainwashing research and the topics posted by the news media, Chase began encouraging people to post positive, uplifting, and encouraging news and media in response to negative news.
“We can make an avalanche of positivity that can lead to a cultural shift. There’s more of us than them, and we can change the course of history. Instead of allowing this obvious attempt at brainwashing, let’s move on this now.” - Chase Hughes
Chase posted a list of positive news sources and places to find ammunition to post in response to the negative media that infects our social media.
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Chase joined Brett for a no-holds-barred discussion on what's truly important when you work in a corporate environment and have to use influence every day. This episode has a lot of un-discussed material Chase hasn't released before.
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Why Authority Is More Influential than Persuasion Skills
In this SHOW, we discuss some concepts that might shock you: We are hard wired to obey to a horrifying degree. Chase discusses all the details, and the five triggers that enable obedience in humans.
Listen to this episode in its entirety to learn more about how Chase went from being a teenager with social anxiety to the top behavior profiler in the United States, numerous studies supporting the very human desire to appease authority (even at the expense of other survival mechanisms), the tripwires in our brains that trigger obedient behavior and identify someone as an authority, how the way we behave even when we’re not being watched has an effect on everything we do, how we can assess and increase where we stand authoritatively, why most of us could go for a surgical removal of our filler vocabulary to be seen as authorities, and much more.
Following a vision and the leadership of Admiral Owen Siler, a former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) was established in 2000 to fill a capabilities gap that continues to effect law enforcement and emergency response operations on the water all across America. The NMLEA (and the International Maritime Law Enforcement Academy or IMLEA) provides education, training, exercises, consultation and resources for law enforcement personnel, emergency responders and public safety professionals, as well as for the critical infrastructure industries located on or near the maritime environment.
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No one pushes harder on the boundaries of behavior science than Ellipsis. Email us to get your unit trained in these critical skills designed to address the most serious concerns your department is facing.
We are looking forward to working with thousands of departments around our Nation. Our goal is to rebuild community trust, save officer lives, and reduce violent attacks on our police. We look forward to training with your department.
January 4-6 | London | Psychological Operations Conference
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If you wanted training, coaching and surgical behavior skills, the London Event is your chance.
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For the first time, Chase shares his biggest business failure, and how you can avoid it.
Chase also shares his tips for perfecting the way you see people you work with every day.
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