#35: Becoming the Best Version of Yourself with Navy SEAL Eric Davis


Welcome to episode #35 of “Rewrite the Rules with Alex Starr” Podcast, available for free on iTunes or any podcast app, direct links and audio at the top of the page ↑

Navy SEALs have the reputation for being some of the most badass people on the planet. Eric Davis is a decorated veteran and a Master Training Specialist at the SEAL Sniper school in Coronado, CA. He now is an accomplished author, business owner and family man.


“The purpose of being on this planet is not to kick it on the beach or play golf for the remainder of our years."

This is truly an episode to listen to for motivation again and again. At the gym, in the car or hungover on a Saturday morning, Eric will motivate you to get off your ass and build yourself into something worthy of yourself.

“The shift between being the victim and being the hero in your own life is a product of having a vision bigger than yourself”

Eric is on a mission to bring out the best people so that they can go forth and pay it forward, creating a shift in our rapidly changing world and improving our antiquated system based on outdated ideals and lifestyles.


“Dumping beer and watching TV are not going to fulfill your desires.”

We all want to contribute more, to be more, to rise to our potential instead of shrinking to our fears. With so much contributing to our downfall, how do we take back the possibility we all have within to become the best version of ourselves?

Listen to Eric delve deep into his experience and stories as a SEAL and learn how to apply these valuable lessons to your life.

Know where to find your favorite part:

His background in the SEALs (3:20)
Balancing goals and dreams with family (5:10)
Going against the herd mentality (7:20)
Correcting our antiquated system and ideals (12:00)
How we are all kept simple to be sold (17:00)
What you will want once you have everything (20:00)
Stopping anxiety and depression quickly (29:30)
Curing the disease instead of the symptoms (31:00)
What excuses do you use in your life? (39:00)
What you need to finally hold yourself accountable (45:00)


The Golden Goods From This Episode:

Find Eric on his website to join his classes, here him speak, download his free ebook “Habits of Heroes”  and get in contact: www.ericdavis215.com

His amazing book: Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALS Learned From Their Training and Taught to Their Sons

Links to the two highly recommended  books we mention in this episode:
1. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
2. Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

Alex Hartley Starr