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The Darkside of Elite podcast is hosted by Commander Jack Riggins retired SEAL.

YES. Commander Jack Riggins is a veteran with 20 years leading navy SEALs and Special Operations forces throughout the world.

But he's also a survivor, recovering addict, mental health advocate, and influencer for the Same Here global movement.

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Leaders, Culture, and People Come and Go
08/06/20

Leaders, Culture, and People Come and Go

If you spent 20 years in the service, you’ve seen more cultures, leaders, and followers than anybody else. The structure of civilian life is not as dynamic as the military structure. It changes every two years. New people start, people leave, and leaders swap out. Easy 5 minute listen. For more podcasts on leadership and […]

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Help Yourself First Than Help Others | The Keith Mason Story
07/29/20

Help Yourself First Than Help Others | The Keith Mason Story

Keith mason is an ex professional rugby league player for 14 years winning a challenge cup in 2004 and playing in 2 more challenge cup final at twickinum and wembley, he played for wakefield wildcats,melbourne storm,st Helens,huddersfield giants and Castleford tigers also represented his country England and wales. Keith is an actor, franchise owner of […]

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Strategy Simple, Execution is Difficult
07/16/20

Strategy Simple, Execution is Difficult

It’s really simple to create a plan but the execution of it is hard. In the elite circles I ‘ve been part of in SEALTeam and professional athletes. It’s the same story, simple plan but the execution is daily over a lengthy amount of time. For most, 10 years. If you like these conversations  You […]

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Identify the Problem
07/08/20

Identify the Problem

Why people can’t and won’t identify the problem. This is a six-minute listen 1. Identify the issues. Be clear about what the problem is. Remember that different people might have different views of what the issues are. Separate the listing of issues from the identification of interests (that’s the next step!). Please sign up at […]

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Get Your Endgame in Check, Today
06/29/20

Get Your Endgame in Check, Today

When contemplating what we want to do in life whether it’s personal success, or providing service to our fellow man or woman, it’s a slippery slope to look at others from the outside and make a judgment on their successes or failures. And then imprint that into your journey of what you want…Under 5 minute […]

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Disaster Avoidance Expert | Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
06/28/20

Disaster Avoidance Expert | Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Today on the podcast is Dr. Gleb Tsipursky. Dr. Gleb knows his stuff and articulates his thoughts in such beautiful detail. We talk COVID-19, BLM and how leaders think and react. If you are leading anything this is worth your time. The Darkside Of Elite’s mission is to help one person at a time so […]

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Jake Gibb, Professional Beach Volleyball Player
06/21/20

Jake Gibb, Professional Beach Volleyball Player

Today on the podcast we’ve got a full house including my business partner Dr. Larry Widman, Scott Papek, and professional beach volleyball player on the AVP tour and olympian Jake Gibb. I’ve had the privilege to get to know Jake on the golf course. We talk golf, his career, cancer, how to pick your team, […]

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Who is at fault, the athlete, organization or the fan?
06/15/20

Who is at fault, the athlete, organization or the fan?

Coming off the 30 for 30 Long Gone Summer you know I have some thoughts. Who is really to blame for using steroids? The player, the owner, the league, or the fan? It should never be CONGRESS. It’s an 8 minute listen. Website Twitter Instagram Facebook Group You are also welcome to the group just […]

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Talk, Communicate, to understand both sides
06/12/20

Talk, Communicate, to understand both sides

Today we speak with Kenny Bell. Kenny Bell is a great American citizen but a better human. I met Kenny as a freshman at UNL as I was consulting the football team. “I think at the root of it, it starts with education, whether it’s educating the white population about the history of not only […]

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