Guest: Brandon Webb is a combat–decorated Navy SEAL sniper turned entrepreneur who has built two brands into an eight-figure business. As a US Navy Chief, he was head instructor at the Navy SEAL sniper school, which produced some of America’s most legendary snipers. As an entrepreneur, Brandon crashed and burned his first start-up in 2009 and lost everything. After this experience, he created SOFREP Media, which he continues to run as CEO. He is also an author of several books, including his latest thriller, Steel Fear, and several nonfiction books such as “Total Focus: Make Better Decisions Under Pressure” and “Masting Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide” where he teaches you how to master your fear and live a fulfilling life.
Over his navy career, he completed four deployments to the Middle East and one to Afghanistan. He redeployed to Iraq in 2006 as a contractor in support of the US intelligence community. An accomplished and proven leader, Brandon was meritoriously promoted to First Class Petty Officer, ranked #1 in the Command, while an instructor at sniper cell. He has received numerous distinguished service awards, including Top Frog at Team 3 (best combat diver), the Presidential Unit Citation (awarded by President George W. Bush), and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with “V” device for valor in combat. Brandon ended his Navy career early to spend more time with his children and focus on entrepreneurship.
Episode in a Tweet: Don’t fight fear or try to beat it back; instead, embrace and harness it so you can triumph in even the most adverse situations. Master your fear!
Quick Background: I reached out to Brandon after reading “Mastering Fear: A Nacy SEAL’s Guide.” While reading this fantastic book, I learned that Brandon was a fellow YPOer and knew he had to come on the show. I appreciated Brandon’s views on mastering fear. My favorite line from the book is, “Fear can be a set of manacles, holding you prisoner, or it can be a slingshot, catapulting you on to greatness.” While I haven’t had people shooting at me as Brandon has, I could relate to his stories and appreciated how he overcame loss and tragedy to create a better life for himself.
In this episode, Brandon shares his story of leaving home at 16, becoming a Navy SEAL, and losing his first business and marriage at the same time. He has overcome controversy, rebuilt his relationship with his father, and has followed his passion – writing. His media company, SOFREP, is a military-themed digital media company. SOFREP aims to be the “MARVEL” of military content and has already produced several hit online shows, books, and podcasts. It’s a blend of video, digital print, podcast, and indie book publisher.
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