Joe Rogan, Jocko Willink, John Dudley, Cameron Hanes: The Mother of All Podcasts – Cleared Hot

Key Takeaways

  • Although not everyone can have a personal mentor, these days every expert is on YouTube or Instagram sharing their expertise – watch their content and learn from them for free!
  • The only way to cut through the learning curve is to gain knowledge from established experts in the field
  • Find something you’re obsessed with an go all-in
  • You become the people you surround yourself with
  • You reach your potential by completing hard tasks – don’t shy away from them
  • A quote to ponder:
    • “Difficult things, you should embrace them. It’s all a mindset… There’s always a positive aspect.” – Joe Rogan

Intro

  • Host – Andy Stumpf (@AndyStumpf77)
  • Joe Rogan (@joerogan) is likely the most successful podcaster on the face of the planet, a stand-up comedian, and commentator for the UFC
    • View all the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast Notes here
  • Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is a retired Navy SEAL, author of multiple NY Times best-selling books, and the host of the Jocko Podcast
    • Check out all of our Podcast Notes featuring Jocko here
  • John Dudley (@NockOnTV) is a world-class archer and bowhunter, owner of Nock On, and an incredible resource for anyone interested in archery and bowhunting
  • Cameron Hanes (@CameronHanes) is a world-class bowhunter and also an amazing endurance athlete, oftentimes completing a marathon a day during in training prep

Reflecting on The Group’s Recent Hunting Trip

  • Jocko killed his first bull on a recent hunting trip
    • Hunting trips are a lot like military deployments – you get a bunch of tools and are sent out to a remote place on a mission to kill something
  • Hunting your meal is different than going out to eat because you have to put in the effort to earn your food
    • People that don’t hunt won’t understand it until they give it a try
  • When hunting, be aware of wind direction – even if an animal can’t see you, they’ll run away if they catch your scent
  • If you want to become great at something, you certainly need a lot of practice, but you also need the right mentors to guide you
    • Although not everyone can have a personal mentor, these days every expert is on YouTube or Instagram sharing their expertise – watch their content and learn from them for free!
      • “You’re giving the information away… the fact that you guys are giving this information out as broadly as you possibly can, that’s unbelievable… You’re opening the door to millions of people that listen to you and can follow you.” -Jocko Willink
        • The information is there, you just need to put in the effort!
  • You can’t master bowhunting, but you can master archery
    • There are just too many variables in bowhunting (wind direction, sun, nature, etc.)
      • Because of this, bowhunting can be extremely frustrating, but also very rewarding
  • When Joe first got into archery, he had trouble hitting a still target 20 feet away from him. 5 years later, he’s become a skilled bowhunter and can keep up with experts like Cameron Hanes and John Dudley.

How Joe Rogan Writes Jokes

  • Joe writes pages and pages of nonsense just to find a few good jokes
    • Out of 800 words, there might be one sentence that has the potential to be turned into a joke
      • Then he’ll smoke a joint and try to look at that sentence from a few different perspectives
        • If he sees something in it, he’ll expand on it. If it still sucks, he’ll start over again the next day with more written content.
  • Often times, the origin for one of Joe’s comedy bits will start with a note on his phone
    • Why? – Jokes often come out of nowhere and he wants to write it down before he forgets
  • “You want to farm ideas? You have to show up every day at the crack of dawn and be out there.” – Joe Rogan 
    • If you want to do something, you have to make time to do it – Whether it be writing jokes, practicing archery, etc.
  • The only way to cut through the learning curve is to gain knowledge from established experts in the field

Tips For Going Through BUD/S & Hell Week

  • (BUD/S Training = Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training)
  • You’re going to be cold, wet, and sandy – get used to it and grind through the suck
    • Lots of people in BUD/S say their life-long dream is to be a SEAL, but about 15 people quit the very first day!
  • As a BUD/S instructor, Andy found that people with a big world mindset quit more often than those with a small world mindset
    • Big world mindset: It’s Monday and there’s five more days in Hell Week
    • Small world mindset: It’s Monday, let’s just get through today
      • “The ones who I could not get to quit were the ones who would say, ‘I don’t care how far away I am from my goal, I just care about the next step I have to take.’” -Andy Stumpf
        • In other words, break down large goals into smaller ones and pursue each small goal one at a time
  • The Navy has to feed you every 6 hours so just know the suffering won’t last longer than that
    • If 6 hours is too much, just focus on getting past one evolution at a time 
  • Some people are born with more mental toughness than others, but everyone can learn to be tougher 
    • Always stay tough: Jocko hurt his leg during the group’s recent hunting trip. When someone asked if he was okay, he replied – “Good to go.”
    • One of the reasons Jocko authored several kid books was because he didn’t like the books on the market that were making kids weaker instead of stronger

Life Advice

  • “Win or learn” – Jocko Willink
  • You don’t get a reward for going to train BJJ (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) after a long day of work, but you do get better – that itself is a reward
  • Joe loves Jocko’s “GOOD” video
    • “Difficult things, you should embrace them. It’s all a mindset… There’s always a positive aspect.” – Joe Rogan
    • “That video should be required viewing for every teenage boy” – Joe Rogan  
  • The key to life is to find something that you’re obsessed about:
    • Jocko was obsessed with the Navy SEALs
    • Joe was obsessed with comedy
    • John was obsessed with archery
  • You become the people you surround yourself with
    • Cameron tries to spend time with only people who are high-achievers
      • “I want to hang out with people who are going to make me better” – Cameron Hanes
      • “Don’t tolerate people that are going to bring you down” – Joe Rogan
  • When you work hard, you attract other people who work hard
    • It becomes a positive feedback loop – success generates more success
  • If you can’t find mentors, read books or listen to podcasts 
  • Seek difficult tasks and embrace challenges 
    • “Find something that’s hard to do because through that you develop your human potential. Through discipline, hard work, and focus you get better at it.” – Joe Rogan
    • You learn more about yourself by completing hard tasks (compared to the easy ones)

Additional Notes

  • If you’re ever in Alaska, watch out for their giant mosquitoes 
  • “Every jungle I’ve ever been in sucks” Andy Stumpf
  • Girls can become black belts in BJJ and tap out guys on the regular
    • Both Jocko and Joe are close friends with a woman in their gym who make guys tap out
      • “This is why women should learn jui-jitsu. It’s one of the rare martial arts where a person can be weaker than you and f**k you up.” – Joe Rogan
  • Jocko went to college as a 28-year old and hated it, but he still did all the work and got nothing but A’s. But in high school, he was the complete opposite.
    • Kids have a difficult time connecting the present with the future
      • For many, the “future” is Friday night, not life 5 years from now
  • “Once I learned how to fight, I felt like I didn’t need to fight anymore… If I really need to kick your ass, I can do it in three seconds.” Jocko Willink
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