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Daily Dose of Froglogic – 28 Dec 15

It’s inevitable that life is going to beat you down. The the Negative Insurgency is just to powerful to destroy. However, nothing can stop you from getting back up. All it takes is taking a moment to think about all the amazing teammate’s you have. Those who are going to be there with you no […]

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Why Teams Succeed and Fail by Navy SEAL Motivational Speaker, Author and Coach David Rutherford

Why do teams succeed and fail? The answer is simple. A team succeeds and fails because of its people and the clarity of their collective purpose. Since the age of 4, I’ve been actively engaged in living a team-oriented lifestyle. And for the past 25 years, I’ve been exploring and researching the human condition in […]

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EMBRACE FEAR BLOG ENTRY #6 – MISSION 5: LIVE WITH COURAGE

Embracing your fears is absolutely essential in your life. It’s the only way you stand a chance in the perpetual fight against the Negative Insurgency. Life is hard. The positive soul is constantly under attack. Forces beyond our control are waging an endless war against your ability to remain driven and focused on becoming the […]

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EMBRACE FEAR BLOG ENTRY #5 – MISSION 4: TEST YOURSELF

When was the last time you said that today is the day you are going to test yourself? Was it so long ago that you’ve forgotten what it feels like? Has your fear overwhelmed your drive to understand your true limits? Then get in line with so many other people around the world. I know […]

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EMBRACE FEAR BLOG ENTRY #4 – MISSION 3: RETRAIN YOUR BRAIN

 HOOYAH Team. I hope everyone is totally fired up about the Embrace Fear motivational training series so far. Over the last four weeks I’ve introduced you to the Froglogic Concept of embracing your fears as a positive way to achieve your dreams and live with purpose. Froglogic is a motivational training program derived from my […]

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EMBRACE FEAR BLOG ENTRY #3 – MISSION 2: ACCEPT YOUR REALITY

Eventually, the truth comes out. There is no denying it. Especially when you search for the truth of your own fear. After years and years of being confronted by, tussling with, and outright running from your fears in many different physical, mental and spiritual environments, it’s impossible to dismiss your fears as a non-factor in […]

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Embrace Fear Blog Entry #2 – Mission 1: Search for the Truth

Fear cannot be denied. It’s a part of us all. Therefore we must learn to embrace our fears to use them as a beneficial piece of emotional gear. The challenge rests in wanting to understand something that plays such a huge role in your insecurities. This counterintuitive action sends waves of anxiety through every relevant […]

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EMBRACE FEAR BLOG ENTRY #1

What is fear? Where does it come from? Why does it play such an important role in our lives? From the earliest moments of our lives, fear is intimately woven into our being. We are literally wired for it. Deep within our brains lies the Amygdala. (See below.) This part of us guarantees that in […]

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DO YOU EMBRACE YOUR FEAR?

Fear is as natural a part of the human condition as any other force that moves us around the battlefield of life. In fact, it’s one of the most powerful emotions used by the Negative Insurgency to thwart progress in our lives. From our earliest moments, the genetic presence of Fear controls our movement and […]

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FOREVER D-DAY

I hear the rumble I hear the groan, the ship is tossing the young men moan, Whistles sound off but not in cheer, the chilling snap whizzed past my ear, Then the gates go down and down they go, up over the side tip toe to the shallows, The salt and metal it coats my […]

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DAVID’S MEMORIAL DAY BLOG

David’s Memorial Day Blog – “Shed my tears but not my memories. What should we memorialize on Memorial Day? The saturated fields of our sorrowed past, covered in the blood of our fallen brothers and sisters? The hollow hearts of wives, sons and daughters echoing against the tombstones across our divided nation? Perhaps we should […]

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The Journey to the Great Wall Within

Entry 1:  We build walls. Early in our history it became clear that in order to survive the journey of life, we must learn to protect ourselves from the negative insurgency. This amorphous enemy is derived from that which makes us human in the first place. The innate capacity to have doubt. Will we fail? […]

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Upcoming Broadcast: Team Life Mission 4: Leadership

Coming up this Saturday on Navy SEAL Blog Talk Radio, we will be discussing Mission 4 of our Team Life Series: LEADERSHIP. How can you become a better and more effective leader? How do you access the leader in yourself? How do you help others by being a leader in your daily life? Leadership is […]

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The Froglogic Goal Setting Outline

Hey Team. Fired up to share the Froglogic Goal Setting Outline with you. This outline for success is derived from similar Mission Planning criteria we use in the SEAL Teams. If you are struggling to find a simple but effective way to get your life going the right direction then this is a great place […]

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2012 Sports Illustrated “Sportskids” of the Year – IMPACT

Hey Team. I just wanted to share this awesome motivational news with all of you. A friend on Facebook posted this story and video. I jumped at the chance to see some kids doing really great things with their lives. However, I had no idea just how hard it would impact me. I am huge […]

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The Froglogic Leadership Challenge – Are you ready?

Hey Team. I just wanted to share an incredible story with all of you. Last week I was on the road traveling across America sharing the Froglogic Concept with some really amazing people and organizations. One event in particular stands out not because of what happened during my talk, but instead what happen afterward. First, […]

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Let your true potential SOAR

Hey Team, When was the last time you were inspired by an idea, a quote, or by the action of another? What did you do with this gift? Did you go out and create something, or try and change the world? Why not? For Bertrand Piccard, Swiss adventurer and psychiatrist this feeling is perpetual. He’s […]

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Homelessness Down – Thanks GW

Hey Team, Here’s an awesome article. There are less homeless people on the streets since 2002. A remarkable decline over the past 11 years due in large part from the initiative of two  people, George W. Bush and his homeless policy czar, Philip Mangano. These men spear headed an epidemic that had gripped America for […]

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No matter what your politics are, Freedom is an Art form.

Hey Team, On Monday the legendary folk singer Richie Havens died. This was the man who opened Woodstock, one of the greatest Rock concerts in history. The incredible thing about his performance was the length in which he played. He played for two hours. He literally played every song he knew and even making one […]

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Faith in yourself equals faith in your Team

Hey Team, Nothing helps us more to achieve our dreams than having faith in ourselves and our teammates. Simply knowing that no matter what happens to us during the various battles and victories in our lives, faith is always available. It’s there waiting in our hearts, minds and souls. I know, easier said than done […]

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Americans will always finish the race! – The Boston Marathon Bombing

Hey Team. Once again, we Americans are faced with the insidious act of terrorism on our homeland. And once again, Americans take the blow and rise to the occasion. Boston is the birthplace of our nation’s resilience and on Monday we were attacked as we celebrated life through personal achievement and competition. The Boston Marathon has […]

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Scan My Brain Please!

Hey Team, Incredible news in the brain scanning field. How many times have you asked someone on your team what they were feeling but they couldn’t give you a detailed description that you could understand? This happens all the time. I’ve dealt with this problem over and over again especially in the medical arena. Whenever […]

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It’s all about Love – Duck Dynasty is right on!

In the modern media frenzy of pushing bad content we’re sometimes graced with a show that lifts us up, makes us laugh and allows us to feel the most powerful force in the universe, Love. The hit show Duck Dynasty on A&E is just that show. The show follows the hilarious antics of the Robertson’s, […]

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Motivational News Intro

What’s up Team? I’m fired up to bring you motivational news stories that I feel will help ignite the fire in your gut to have a positive attitude and stay focused on achieving your dreams. I will be pulling stories from news sources around the world and giving my two cents on the story and […]

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Navy SEAL David Rutherford’s Blog Intro

Hello and thanks for checking out my Blog. My name is David Rutherford and I am the Navy SEAL Motivational Speaker. My Mission is to help you forge your Self-Confidence and commitment towards living a team oriented lifestyle that I call TEAM LIFE. It’s time to get off your butt and start living your life […]

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The Reluctant Hero. Our true teachers.

Team. One my closest friends and the greatest warrior I have ever known was recently asked to attend a grand function last week at his alma matter. Due to his existing commitment within the SEAL Teams he was unable to make this kick off dinner. In his stead he sent a simple and honest letter […]

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The Balance of the Warrior Poet. How science will prove the benefit of Art in our lives.

Hey Team. I have been doing a lot of research over the past few months about the different types treatments available for soldiers suffering from PTSD and TBI. As you might imagine there are many different theories on how to best help my fellow servicemen and women cope with these debilitating injuries. The most common […]

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The Higgs Boson vs. Why I Matter

Hey Team. The recent discovery of the Higgs Boson is massive on so many scales that it is difficult to put into a particular frame of importance relative to my own existence. As I approach my half way point on this earth I am now, more than ever trying to decipher the relevance of my […]

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Teen Suicide and Teen Violence Spikes Again? CDC Report on Top Childrens Health Risk

What’s up Team? I just came across another troubling article about kids in a recent study titled the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance. This study was conducted by the Center for Disease Control in 2011. The CDC wanted to check the prevalence of priority health risk behaviors that are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality […]

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TBI. Traumatic Brain Injuries are silently killing our soldiers.

What’s up Team? TBI or Traumatic Brain Injuries are silently killing our Soldiers, Sailers, Airmen and Marines. I can’t even begin to fathom how many of my brothers are suffering from this horrifically debilitating injury and don’t even know about it. I often wonder whether I’ve had one. A TBI occurs when an external force […]

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Childhood Obesity is killing our kids! WAKE UP AMERICA!

Team. I came across this article today and absolutely lost my mind. 23% of American youth has pre-Diabetes or full blown Diabetes. THIS IS CRAZY! And this stat is based a ten year span, from 1999 to 2008. These statistics most likely aren’t even accurate anymore. The number could even be as high as 25% […]

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Wanna get high? RUN!

Team. I found this amazing article validating something we in the SEAL Teams believe is an essential part of human existence, being cognitively and emotionally healthy comes through extreme fitness. Journalist, Scientist, Psychologist, Fitness experts, hard core athletes, and every other person on the planet who has and uses common sense realizes that internal bliss […]

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