The Tactical Businessman is a podcast committed to one thing: Empowering people to find the answers they already know exists. Gerritt Bake is a retired SWAT officer and former undercover detective ready to equip you with the tools, tactics, and techniques needed to achieve success in every facet of your life. There is an approach to get what you want out of life..a tactical approach.
Interview with Nick Long
In this episode, Gerritt interviews Nick Long. Gerritt and Nick discuss the "virus of the mind", the importance of framing, and the process of letting go. Nick opens up about how the world broke him down and how he was able to get back on his own two feet.
Need vs Want | 197
In this episode, Gerritt discusses the classic need versus want dichotomy. As human beings, we have a tendency to focus on what we want while conveniently ignoring what we need to do to get to where we're trying to go. I've said it before and I'll say it again: wanting something doesn't make it happen, only action can do that.
Gerritt discusses being permission-based. When we're young, we're expected to ask permission before we do certain things, depending on how old we are. This is usually done to keep us safe. While the habit of asking for permission is usually to keep us safe when we're young, it can have the opposite effect when we're adults.
Taking Responsibility | 195
Gerritt discusses the story of the 300 Spartans and the importance of taking responsibility. In life, we need to show up each day and be someone who takes responsibility for our actions but what does taking responsibility for our life even look like? In short, taking responsibility means doing the work necessary to accomplish our goals, whatever they may be.
Gerritt discusses Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister of the United Kingdon, and the importance of choosing sides. When we choose a side in life, we create a public symbol that shows others where we stand. This is important because publicly choosing a side has a tendency to naturally reveal those who stand with us and those who stand against us which is valuable information in its own right.
Gerritt discusses his recent trip to Mexico with his wife and the three lessons he learned while on a snuba diving expedition. First, we control our environment; second, don't move too fast; and third, point of view is important. With the global health pandemic still going on, it can be easy to feel like we don't control our environment, we keep having to make changes to our business model just to stay relevant, and the sky is falling. Spoiler alert: it's not.