Royce Gracie is a current fighter competing for Bellator MMA.

His past exploits include; Winner of UFC 1, 2, and 4, longest fight in history, Most tournament wins in UFC history, Most wins by submission, and UFC Hall of Famer among many others. One of the most influential figures in MMA history, Gracie popularized Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and revolutionized MMA contributing to the movement towards grappling and ground fighting in the sport.

Royce's son Khonry also joins us to discuss his upcoming Fight in Bellator MMA.

Royce and Khonry can be found on instagram here:



And his website is: http://roycegracie.com/

The discussion also includes:

Jiu Jitsu

Self Defense

Knowledge first, then endurance, strength last


It takes 10 years to become an overnight success


Gracie Diet

Resting Heart Rate

History of MMA





Jim Irvine heads up the FASTER (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response) Program.

Ernest and Jim discuss the merits of the program, explain in detail the training and arming of teachers, how to survive an attack of an active shooter, and how to care for the wounded.

Especially of interest is the arming and training of school faculty. A must listen for doubters and skeptics to help shed some light on the specifics.

More information on the FASTER program can be found at http://fastersaveslives.org/














EPISODE 5 (released out of sequence)

The key subject matter of this episode is Personal Responsibility. What would be more appropriate than to review Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Their impressive bio includes being SEALs from the battlefield of Iraq, to training Future SEALs, then to start the company Echelon Front to bring those same leadership principles to business leaders in the civilian sector.

This is our first book review and it's a little different than any other book review. What I'm going to do is read passages from the book then let you know exactly how those principles changed who we are and what we do.

A hard copy or kindle edition can be picked up here:


And of course a shout out to:




Ch.1 Extreme Ownership

Ch.2 No Bad Teams - Only Bad Leaders

Ch.4 Check The Ego

Ch.6 Simple

Ch.7 Prioritize and Execute, Define Priorities

Ch.8 Decentralized Command

Ch.9 The Plan

Ch.11 Decisiveness In The Face of Uncertainty



EPISODE 4 (released out of sequence)

Larry Yatch, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a ten-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs, has been a leader while serving in extreme environments across the globe. Now, as an entrepreneur in the field of leadership development, corporate contingency planning, and personal safety, Mr. Yatch has applied the lessons learned from these experiences to develop thought-provoking speeches, processes for implementation across a workforce or executive team, and workshops designed to align decision-making, reinvigorate cultures, and improve team performance

Key takeaways from this podcast include:

Leaders are created, not born.

Opiod Addiction

Defensive Mindset Training

Fear and a perceived lack of control

Leading by Force OR Leading by empowerment through influence

Leadership Development

Manager - Leader - Follower

Leader is one that creates an environment to influence/enables/empowers followers to make effective choices. Enable/Evoking is the keyword

Being Right vs Being Effective

Personal Responsibility


Click on the link above if you would like to take Larry up on his generous offer to a free strategy session.
On that call a member of his team will explore the best next steps for you to implement the lessons you heard on this podcast in your life.