Dave Acosta is a mental fitness coach and speaker on elite leadership. A former point-man on the Las Vegas SWAT, he works globally with elite military and security forces. Dave studies what makes the elite -- elite. In this show, we discuss the formula Dave created that includes four common denominators that every elite performer possesses. Here’s what we cover in this show with Dave. When people ask Dave what he does, how does he like to reply? The front of Dave's website says, “Your Defining Moment." Why that statement? Do we need to be more aware of our surroundings today? What is Dave telling his kids when they are out and about? When asked to consult the Navy SEALS in Iraq, how did he handle his mindset amongst elite performers in a combat situation? Teamwork for SEALS was different from anything Dave had seen….why? SEALS know that if they cut a corner, someone else will play the price. Who pays? Never cut corners…what does that mean in the forces? Dave has a unique quality, he reinforces his students trust in themselves. How does he go about doing that? Dave believes in three things: recognise, assess and react - he explains that to us. Dave is a mental fitness coach; a corporate worker is not fit if they are mentally unfit. Where should they start to get mentally fit? How do elite performers sustain their high level of performance? Is purposeful suffering a form of stress inoculation? In Iraq, Dave learned, "I’m capable." He said to himself, "I’m capable." What made Dave believe that? What has Dave eliminated from his work to make is more efficient or productive? Quitting and giving up are two different things - why? LINKS Dave Acosta http://daveacosta.com/ Fight Back Nation training with Dave Acosta http://www.fightbacknation.org Jason Mraz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZi3gJSWd4Y The Mojo Radio Show website themojoradioshow.com The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/ The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”. Hunter S Thompson.