This week on SOFREP Radio, we’re proud to host Mike Hayes, former Navy SEAL and commander of SEAL Team Two.
Mike Hayes has lived a lifetime of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. He has been held at gunpoint and threatened with execution. He’s jumped out of a building rigged to explode, helped amputate a teammate’s leg, and made countless split-second life-and-death decisions. He’s written countless emails to his family, telling them how much he loves them, just in case those were the last words of his they’d ever read. Outside of the Navy SEALs, he’s run meetings in the White House Situation Room, negotiated international arms treaties, and developed high-impact corporate strategies.
Over his many years of leadership, he has always strived to be better, to contribute more, and to put others first. That’s what makes him an effective leader, and it’s the quality that he’s identified in all of the great leaders he’s encountered. That continual striving to lift those around him has filled Mike’s life with meaning and purpose, has made him secure in the knowledge that he brings his best to everything he does, and has made him someone others can rely on.
In his new book, Never Enough, Mike Hayes recounts dramatic stories and offers battle- and boardroom-tested advice that will motivate listeners to do work of value, live lives of purpose, and stretch themselves to reach their highest potential.
The book starts in Fallujah, Iraq in 2007. In the midst of an operation to find a high-value target, Hayes is outside of a building, which his Navy SEALs are searching, providing command and control. At that point, an Iraqi man wearing a long-flowing robe appears and reaches inside it. The question for Hayes wasn’t whether he could shoot, but whether he should shoot the man. He decides he has the reaction time to wait and assess the potential threat. And it turned out the man was only reaching for an I.D. card. As a reader, you are immediately hooked.
You won’t want to miss this straight talk with Hayes, exclusive glimpses into the book, and a handful of stories from his time in the Navy SEALs and beyond.
You can find Hayes’ printed book on Amazon, here.
Listen to the audiobook on Audible, here.