01 December 2020 EXFILTRATION While serving as a SEAL on combat operations, the actual missions was never frightening, but there were two times during every mission that was terrifying – ENTERING (Infiltrating) and EXITING (Exfiltrating) a combat zone. We plan and prepare in agonizing details for the mission objective, so WE typically own the TARGET…

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24 November 2020 Let’s “ROLE” Nope, that’s not a typo! One of the best stories I heard came from a player from one of our NFL clients. It wasn’t about an amazing catch, touchdowns, or anything else to do with football. It was about a letter he received from a random passenger who was on…

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17 November 2020 DON’T SETTLE FOR FIRST BASE You can’t win the game if you stay on first base. Unfortunately, to most of us, we don’t like change. It’s SCARY and UNCOMFORTABLE. There are too many unknowns and possible risks when we leave our place of “SAFETY”. The reality is the game is going to…

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10 November 2020 VETERAN’S DAY Seeing as though we are celebrating Veteran’s Day this week, we decided to make this Tuesday Tip a brief history lesson sparked by a question we commonly receive as veterans. What is the difference between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day? VETERAN’S DAY is a day of celebration for our service…

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03 November 2020 YOU’LL BE JUST FINE! Today marks the day every American has the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right and cast their vote for the person that best represents them and their belief system. Regardless of who is elected, the world is NOT GOING TO END! Keep going to Work. Love your family.Keep…

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27 October 2020 RESET Combat operations is all about controlled chaos, but even at the most elite levels, that chaos can become overwhelming. When things on the battlefield start to go sideways we fall back to the simplest fix – a RESET. A reset is an all stop. It’s a strategic call to take a…

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Reflections from Podcast #1 I’ll always remember the parting words that a Navy SEALs instructor, named Randy, gave my graduating class in 1994. Randy told all of us 20-somethings to think of ourselves like bullets loaded into the chamber. “Some of you might achieve highly,” he said. “And some of you might wind up way…

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Frequently Asked Questions Q: Who is Acumen Performance Group (APG)? As retired military leaders and business owners, Acumen Performance Group consists of accomplished and combat-decorated veterans who enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences with both corporate and athletic clients in leadership, cultural development and teamwork. We serve as a catalyst for progress that provides leaders…

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AVALANCHE Climbing a mountain is not a casual undertaking; it’s expensive, dangerous, and the mountain never comes to you, you always have to go to it. You want Everest? You’re looking at $45K assuming you’re already trained and equipped. Would-be “Sir Edmund Hillary’s” invest years lining up the right team, the right time of year,…

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THUMBPRINTS During my time in the SEAL Teams, I was lucky enough to learn some pretty cool skills. One of my favorites was learning to do B & E’s. Not bacon and eggs like the comedian, Dane Cook would say, but to break and enter. I learned to pick locks, bypass fingerprint scanners, and exploit…

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