Lead with GRIT. RESILIENCE. COMPASSION. and PREPAREDNESS
In order to be an effective leader in the long term, you HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF FIRST!
We’ve all heard “leaders eat last” and “take care of your team and the team will take care of you.” I believe that’s true – to a point!
If you’re not taking care of yourself, you won’t be ABLE to take care of the team. And this all starts with one “Domino.”
You decide what that First Domino will be – eating better, getting exercise, sleeping more, meditating – and then watch as the other dominoes begin to fall. And once those dominoes are falling, you’ll feel better, think more rationally, communicate more clearly, and ultimately, lead more effectively!
I had the pleasure of hearing Jon speak at a recent Vets2Industry event as the keynote. He did an incredible job of sharing his experience and lessons from his military transition. Two areas that many don’t discuss are mindfulness and mental health — and Jon did a great job of highlighting WHY you should not ignore either of these areas. Mental health can have a negative stigma (said from my disability advocate perspective) but he wasn’t afraid to talk about his mental “gym time” that truly helped him and allows him to be a role model for others who might be struggling in this area. He also led us through an incredible meditation, to show everyone first hand the benefits it can offer. What a great interactive way to illustrate how powerful mindfulness can be in your life. I applaud Jon for a great keynote shared with many that needed to hear that message! I encourage you to reach out to Jon and connect; you won’t be sorry.
Mary Leone, Partner at Diversity Outreach Partners
Jon is an extremely relatable and insightful mindfulness coach and educator who, even though only knowing him for a few weeks, has already made a big impact on me. I’d love to learn from him in the future and know he has an authentic wealth of knowledge in the mindfulness meditation space, which is hard to come by. I highly recommend Jon and know his methods and insights are important for anyone looking to improve the quality of their lives.
Taylor Ritzel, Olympic Gold Medalist
I met Jon earlier this year at a large event he was hosting for veteran entrepreneurs. He was an amazing speaker and host, and I ultimately recruited him to be a part of Elite Meet and help me scale our events across the Mid Atlantic. He has already become irreplaceable in our business and is truly an awesome example of the type talent coming out of the SEAL Teams. Jon has my full endorsement for anything, but especially something public facing, and is someone I have come to rely on both personally and professionally.
John Allen, former CEO of Elite Meet