TGM Classic | Larry Yatch | Leading Like A Navy SEAL

In this episode, Darius and Larry discuss the similarities and differences between special operators and entrepreneurs. They also talk about self-regulation, self-fulfillment, leadership, core values, confidence, ambition, and a lot more!

In this episode, Larry and I talked about:

  • What inspired Larry to join the military
  • How Larry found out about Navy SEALs in 7th grade
  • Larry looks back at his 10-year experience as a Navy SEAL
  • Self-regulation as a key to succeed
  • The similarities between Navy SEALs and entrepreneurs
  • What “hungry ghost” teach us about fulfillment
  • How Larry led the largest Special Operations in US history
  • What motivated Larry to start his company, SEAL Team Leaders
  • Larry explains his book, How Leadership (Actually) Works 
  • The benefits of values-based leadership
  • Defining the line between ego and confidence
  • The two tools Larry leverages for his company
  • What separates those who want to be better from those who actually become better
  • And other topics…

Meet Larry:

Larry Yatch is a former Navy SEAL turned entrepreneur, speaker, and performance coach. During his time in the military, Larry served as a Navy SEAL officer, specializing in counter-terrorism operations and combat diving. He completed multiple deployments and earned numerous commendations for his leadership and bravery.

After leaving the Navy, Larry co-founded the SEAL training company Sealed Mindset, where he utilized his expertise to train individuals and organizations in mental toughness, leadership, and high-performance strategies. His work has helped countless people push past their limitations and achieve their goals.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at

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