The Weekend Read – Extreme Ownership

“The Weekend Read” is a new section of my blog where I will spend time to review books I have read. I will take time to highlight the key points I find in each book. Reading is a great way to continue growing and learning. While reading, make sure to always take all the information you read and only accept the information you need or can relate with. The world is a very complex place and not all information works for everyone. Through my reading and deconstructive reasoning I will assemble this list of information I find important for myself and the rest of the world.

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Extreme Ownership was a book that came to me at a time when I needed it the most. Just before I got the book I had some real struggles in my business and in my life. This book was given to me by a friend as a suggestion on how to get over the slump that I was in. Looking back on it, they were dead right; I did need this and have been happy to put it into practice.

Extreme Ownership was written by Navy Seals about Navy Seals and the mentality it takes to become a successful Seal. The book discusses how they manage in high stress situations and how they rely on others as well as themselves. Though this book is not written in the most friendly settings for most people(based on the war scenes) it is real and it is how they really make it through all of their challenges. The book describes scenarios and then explains how judgement calls were made and who made them.

To me, the most important part of this book was when the Seals talked about team failure. They brought up the fact that for any team to fail, you as the leader let them down. Though it is easy to think we are perfect as the leader, consider this next thought: In the book, they explain how no one wakes up in the morning and goes to their position or employment in life saying, “I cannot wait to fail today.” Based on this thought, they elaborate how proper planning, preparation, and time allowance lead to success.

When making a plan that involves one or more people, the better the plan is, the higher the chance of success. If you are not successful, the best way to deal with that is through the Extreme Ownership belief that you, as an individual, could have done more. If you are a business owner or just someone who likes to take themselves to the next level, this is a good book for you.


I give this book a 5-Star Rating

5 Star Rating

By |2018-08-15T11:06:24-04:00August 15th, 2018|Blog Posts, The Weekend Read|0 Comments

About the Author:

Shawn Moloney is the CEO and founder of Movementum Realty. A native of Massachusetts’s South Shore, Shawn was born in Weymouth and later moved to Pembroke. He attended Massasoit Community College where he studied Criminal Justice. Shawn’s love for the outdoors and his entrepreneurial spirit were put to use when he started his own successful tree and landscaping business, SPM Enterprises, running it from 2006-2016 selling the company. Through managing the thriving company and caring for residential and commercial properties, Shawn was inspired to enter the real estate sector. With his intimate knowledge of home and property upkeep, Shawn found success as a sales associate at MacDonald & Wood Sotheby’s International Realty in Duxbury, Massachusetts.Noticing a need in the market, and driven by his passion for real estate, in 2011 Shawn established Movementum Realty. With the goal of better serving individuals seeking to buy and sell property, he continues to grow Movementum and maintain impeccable business standards. His years of experience with properties and his extensive knowledge of the real estate industry have enabled him to successfully run a real estate brokerage. In his spare time, Shawn can be found hiking, gardening, doing yoga, looking at homes, shooting photography and spending time with his friends and family. He is an enthusiastic member of the community, actively participating and volunteering for local organizations such as the Duxbury Business Association and the Duxbury Bay Maritime School.

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