Clint Bruce

Fmr US Navy SEAL & NFL Athlete on Veteran Advocacy, Leadership Strategies

Unleashing the Warrior Spirit with Clint Bruce
In this week’s episode, Marcus and Melanie are thrilled to host Clint Bruce, a former Navy SEAL and co-founder of Carry the Load. Clint brings a wealth of experience and insight into leadership, resilience, and the warrior spirit. Join us as we delve into his journey from the elite ranks of the U.S. Navy SEALs to his impactful work in professional football as well as the veteran community.
Clint discussing the challenges, triumphs, and the mindset that sets these warriors apart.As a successful entrepreneur and leader, Clint reflects on the leadership principles he learned in the SEALs and how they apply to various aspects of life. Discover his insights on leading with purpose, building high-performance teams, and navigating adversity.
Clint co-founded Carry the Load, a non-profit dedicated to honoring and remembering the sacrifices made by military, law enforcement, and first responders.
He explores how the warrior spirit isn’t exclusive to the battlefield but can be applied in everyday challenges. Gain practical tips on fostering resilience, discipline, and mental toughness to overcome obstacles and achieve personal and professional success. Hear how he manages the demands of a high-stakes career while staying connected with his family.
Join us for this powerful and inspiring conversation with Clint Bruce as we unlock the secrets of the warrior spirit and learn how to apply these principles to lead more fulfilling lives.
Whether you’re a leader, aspiring warrior, or someone navigating life’s challenges, this episode offers valuable lessons for everyone. Tune in and unleash your own inner warrior!


– IG: team_neverquit
– Realclintbruce

In this episode you will hear:
• My gift is not being gifted. I’ve always had to figure it out. (13:15)
• Being not good made me good. (15:12)
• Leaders talk about what they don’t want to talk about, they say what they don’t want to say, they listen to what they don’t want to listen to, and they plan for what they don’t want to happen. And the willingness to do that is what makes them a leader. (16:44)
• I’ve always wanted to a part of something bigger than me that scared me a little bit that I was gonna have to work hard to keep up with. (22:08)
• [I went to the Naval Academy because] I wanted to take care of my family, and I wanted to see how good I was. (28:58)
• I told my service academy coaches all the time: You got guys ready for war as much as you did football. You have no idea how many lives you saved on the battlefield, because of what you taught us on the ball field. (30:05)
• I gotta go where it’s harder, because you’re gonna learn about yourself when you go where you don’t know. (33:23)
• Ray [Lewis] stood up, and he grabbed me by both shoulders, and he said “Go be great! Go be great!” (33:38)
• Think about what happens if you catch what you’re chasing. (35:04)
• I love doing something where every day you don’t know how it’s gonna end, and if you don’t pick the right people along the way, you’re not gonna make it. (44:47)
• One of the things I love about our community is that the mission’s bigger than any of us. (45:49)
• When you lose people that you love sooner than you should, the worst thing you could ever do is waste the time you have that they don’t. (52:56)
• My favorite weapon is a map. (53:32)
• I define my life as having live on 4 maps: the ball field, the battle field, the boardroom, and the breakfast table. (54:23)
• The business plan is real simple:
Psalm 1:27
1 Peter 5:6-7
Galatians 6:9
Proverbs 22:29
Proverbs 27:2 (60:56)
• C4 stands for Career, Compete, Contribute, have a Catalyst. (66:54)
• Who are you chasing? Who are you keeping pace with? Who are you pulling behind you? (87:40)

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