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"My mother instilled a love of reading in me from an early age. Reading has taken me time traveling through history, visiting other countries, and feeds my love of learning... A recent job interview question was "What's the last book that you read?" which drives home the point that leaders are always well read.”
Author, How Pharmacists Lead
"Read books to steal time. Invest a few of your hours to get back years of someone else's experience. There's little better when it comes to the ultimate finite resource."
Attorney & Author, GrantReadsBooks.com
"Books allow us to tap into the ageless wisdom recorded by mankind — expediting the knowledge process and empowering the individual to pursue a meaningful, purpose driven life. Books have given me the education to pursue virtue, excellence, leadership, stillness, compassion, and kindness to others."
Business Development, Stephen Gould Corporation
The #1 New York Times bestseller
Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership―at every level―is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.
Now, detailing the mind-set and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult missions in combat, Extreme Ownership shows how to apply them to any team, family or organization. Each chapter focuses on a specific topic such as Cover and Move, Decentralized Command, and Leading Up the Chain, explaining what they are, why they are important, and how to implement them in any leadership environment.
A compelling narrative with powerful instruction and direct application, Extreme Ownership revolutionizes business management and challenges leaders everywhere to fulfill their ultimate purpose: lead and win.
Suggested Reading Schedule:
By March 3: Read the Foreword, Preface, and Introduction
By March 10: Chapters 1 + 2
By March 17: Chapters 3 + 4
By March 24: Chapters 5 + 6
By March 31: Chapters 7 + 8
By April 7: Chapters 9 + 10
By April 14: Chapters 11 + 12
By April 21: Excerpt + Afterword
April 25 @ 4:00 PM ET: Live book club session led by Featured Innovator Joe Russo
March / April
January / February
November / December
September / October
July / August
May / June
February / March
Each month, our community will read a book together. Each week, all members of the book club will receive a short email summarizing each "quarter" of the book, along with some questions to consider. We will encourage all members of the Fearless Journeys community to join us for an interactive discussion on our community Slack page. The book club is included for all members of the community, beginning with the Start Up level ($99 annual membership).
Members who are at least at the Collaborator level ($249 annual membership) are invited to join us for a live session each month (one session per book), via Zoom. The conversation will be focused on the key takeaways from the book, guided by an author or Featured Innovator. You will also have the opportunity to come "on camera" into the book club Zoom room and have a fun, interactive discussion each month with the featured innovator and other members of the community.
All members will be required to purchase their own books, so they can read them in whatever format is best for them. This also allows us to keep the costs of membership low. If we had to purchase 12 books a year for everyone in the community, we would have to proportionally raise the current membership rates.
Of course not! However, we do think the more you read, the more you learn and the more you grow. We encourage you to strive to read at least 10 pages of a book each day. If you are able to keep that daily pace, you can easily read one book a month. We also know that being a part of the community will add an accountability factor and motivate you to read more books and be an active part of the book club.
You will receive a 30-day advance notice of the next book, before you are expected to start reading it. We will also give you a 60-day advance notice of the live monthly Zoom session associated with that book. This will be a session guided by the author or one of the Featured Innovators of the Fearless Journeys community, who will guide us through that book's discussion.
We will offer you a private recording of the session, as long as the author or Featured Innovator does not have any conflict.
Gain access to the Fearless Journeys Book Club online discussion board, featuring discussion questions and community conversation about the book.
In addition to the online discussion board, gain access to virtual calls each month with the host or author to discuss the book in real-time.Learn More
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"Most entrepreneurial people I've encountered are travelers and it’s no wonder why. They have a passion for adventure and seek out ways to see the world differently.
There is no greater education than what travel provides. Possessions come and go but the memories of a journey to another place last a lifetime, helping us put our reason for being into proper context."
Each month learn about a new adventure destination around the world. Visualize your trip with photos, videos, and blog posts from travelers who've gone before you.
Qualify for exclusive, organized group trips each year. Go boldly to far-off destinations and form lifelong connections with other members from the Fearless Journeys community.
Visit French Canada during the Montreal Jazz Festival! Plus, experiences led by YouTuber Dan Vineberg.Read more
Eat steaks. Drink wine. Take an adventure with fellow entrepreneurs through South America.Read more
Join us in Antigua, Lake Atitlan, and Guatemala City!Read more
Fearless Journeys members connected with entrepreneurs across Guatemala during our December 2022 group trip.Read more
Sign-up for our email list and receive one of our most popular travel itineraries for FREE!
Members of the Fearless Journeys community who are at least at the Collaborator ($249 annual membership) level are invited on all the Fearless Journeys group trips, while spaces are available.
After each group trip is announced, you can reserve your space with a deposit equal to 50% of the entirety of the group trip cost.
We plan to keep the prices affordable and bring you a unique experience that is priceless! In each location we travel to, we will interact with entrepreneurs on the ground and take part in experiences that can't be bought otherwise. Our connections run deep and we plan to make you a part of them. For most of our trips, we will include an all-inclusive price for lodging, transportation, visits to landmarks and attractions, and specific group meals. We will make you fully aware of your additional expenses, such as airfare from your particular departure point and any other meals or expenses we may not cover.
In the inaugural year of the Fearless Journeys community, we plan to offer at least two group trips, for up to 20 people per trip.
Yes, of course! In fact, all members of the Fearless Journeys community will be emailed a curated travel itinerary every month, each featuring a new destination. We always encourage you to travel more, even beyond your experiences with the Fearless Journeys community. Our group trips will be unique for the unmatched experiences, the amazing connections we'll make with local people on the ground, as well as the connections you will build with our Featured Innovators and other members of the Fearless Journeys community who you will travel alongside. Discovering a new place while making new friends is a memory we hope will last a lifetime. No one should have to take their journey alone. We will journey together.
Fearless Journeys is the only travel community for innovators dedicated to self-determination, leadership, and courage.
Self-growth and innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum—we need others to guide us, mentor us, and inspire us. Many brains, working together with a shared vision can set this world on fire.
Everyone is afraid of something. Entrepreneurs must have courage to go forward despite the uncertainty that lies ahead. Rest assured, however—you will not have to take your journey alone. With the help of mentors, coaches, and supporters, you can keep pushing forward.
For those yearning to begin their entrepreneurial venture, the Fearless Journeys community provides you with real stories of entrepreneurial beginnings, inspirational role models to learn from, and actionable insights to help you take your first steps on the path of entrepreneurship.
Tap into our community book club, weekly newsletters, and online community discussion tools to help you digest knowledge and interact with those who blazed their own trails before you. No college degree or prior work experience needed.
There are many who are a decade or more into their own careers in comfortable corporate, government, or nonprofit positions. Yet, the desire to do something more, to push our own boundaries burns deep within us.
Fearless Journeys can help you navigate this transition.
And for those who are already entrepreneurs, but want to explore a new venture or find collaborative partners, we can connect you with the right people get started.
For those who are retired or happy with their current careers, but yearn for a community filled with constant intellectual stimulation, look no further.
We have book clubs, online and in-person community meetups, and plenty of people and ideas to inspire and excite you. Your voice is not only welcomed, but needed. An axe always needs sharpening!
In this role, Francisco Gonzalez will continue to lead Fearless Journeys as he helps elevate the entrepreneurial spirit of the city of the future.Read Post
Scroll II from Og Mandino really spoke to me this week, not just through the physical words of the book but what I was taught about love directly from a U.S.-born entrepreneurial chef in Guatemala and a medical doctor in Virginia whose work in Haiti is inspiring.Read Post
In the book The Alchemist, by Paul Coelho, a common refrain is preached: “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
No one takes their journey alone, no one grows alone, and no one succeeds alone. There are many who help us along the way. And, when you really want something, the universe will indeed help you to achieve it. This community is ready to be an active part of the universe for you.
Let us journey together.
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President, Eco Defense Group
Founder of WellFests, Co-Founder of SHOWGA
Global Technology Executive & Author
Singer / Songwriter and Music Journalist
Founder & CEO, 4 Rivers Smokehouse
Co-Founder, Strategic Digital Services
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Founder, Fight and Flow and Brawl for a Cause
SVP of Mortgage Lending, GFL Capital Mortgage
Venture Capital professional; Principal, 1517 Fund
CEO, Body Details
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CEO, Open the Books
"Entrepreneurship can be a hard journey to take alone, but there’s safety in having many guides along the way. I wouldn’t be where I am without people who’ve helped me out over the years, and you gotta pay it forward."
"Fearless Journeys is a needed voice in the conversation about how we create value, innovation, and advancement. I plan to add meaningfully and substantively to the conversationas we move ahead!"
“Innovation does not happen in a vacuum. It requires communication, diverse points of view and an honest, often challenging dialogue. I met Francisco through his podcast and have been a convert and a firm believer in his idea of Fearless Journeys ever since. I am excited to connect and partner with fellow change makers around the world."
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By signing up for our free newsletter, you will receive a monthly email with community news that includes the book we are reading each month and spotlights on our Featured Innovators that allow you to begin to understand who our role models are and what you could learn from them. In addition, you will be sent one short weekly email that can be read in just a few minutes, sharing inspirational "starting out" stories, actionable insights, and innovative perspectives from our Featured Innovators.
Once your payment is processed, you will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to log in to our private community on Slack. You will also get invitations to in-person and online events and meetups sent to you via email in conjunction with the appropriate membership benefits for which you subscribe.
While subscriptions can be paid annually or monthly, an annual membership is required. This is not a sprint—it's a journey. We want to make sure every member of our community gets a full experience and is committed for at least a year. With that said, you can cancel your membership at any time and your benefits will continue until your full year is realized.
Only members who are at least at the Collaborator level ($249 annual membership) will receive invitations to exclusive trips for members of the Fearless Journeys community.
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Fearless Journeys is a collaborative community for both aspiring and ascending entrepreneurs and travel enthusiasts. We are the only community that offers a blend of online and in-person experiences that connects passionate people from diverse fields and professions.
Our members participate in book clubs, online community meet-ups, coaching sessions with innovative role models, and discover new places and perspectives through curated travel experiences.
While many encounter the common fears and anxieties along the entrepreneur's path, we encourage and inspire you to keep pushing forward boldly along your journey.
Welcome to our community, where you do not have to take your journey alone.
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Francisco Gonzalez is the founder and CEO of Fearless Journeys.
As host of the Agents of Innovation podcast since 2015, Francisco has had engaging conversations with over 100 entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and artists. He is passionate about connecting people with role models, mentors, and stories of entrepreneurial journeys to learn from.
Francisco is the author of The American Dream is a Terrible Thing to Waste: 100 Agents of Innovation Share Their Fearless Journeys in Today's Economy.
Born and raised in Florida, Francisco has traveled to 25 countries and 47 U.S. States. Through his journeys, he has learned that travel helps us get out of our comfort zone and allows us to see the world from a fresh perspective. It emboldens the mission of the innovative soul.
A student of history with degrees from Florida Atlantic University and the University of Maryland, Francisco has served in leadership roles for three nonprofit educational organizations. He is currently a visiting professor at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, where he teaches course on entrepreneurship and innovation.
In addition to leading Fearless Journeys, Francisco is also the Executive Director of the Economic Club of Miami and teaches economics courses at the South Bay Correctional Facility in Belle Glade, Florida. There are few places Francisco won't go to help give life to the entrepreneurial mind.
Francisco is available for speaking engagements, interviews, and workshops.
Francisco is truly one of the great ones I have worked with during my 25-year career. It is rare to find someone as intellectual as Francisco that also deeply understands relationships. He is going to build his career over the years and during that time he will build the careers of everyone around because that is who he is.
Francisco has a distinctive talent for bringing together remarkable people from across industries and interests. Fearless Journeys is a powerful medium to connect entrepreneurs and doers while helping them reach their full potential.
Sometimes a single conversation or connection can change the trajectory of your life. Fearless Journeys provides a place where people can increase their "luck surface" and bump into more people and ideas that can unlock the difference between mediocrity and greatness.