The Commando Mindset, with Ben Williams
Ben and Graham discuss the events of 24th August 2011, which was towards the end of Ben’s seventh month tour of Afghanistan, in which Ben escaped serious injury at the hands of an improvised explosive device which had been set by Taliban forces in the area they were entering.
> War is 90% boredom, 10% action.
Ben draws comparisons between the downtime in Afghanistan to the UK’s current lockdown, dispels the popular myth of warfare as being a constant stream of action, and explains how he used downtime as a way of processing the events of the 10%.
> Excellence, integrity, self-discipline, and humility.
Ben describes the four values that are passed on to each Royal Marine, what they mean to him, and how they help him perform his duties the best he can.
> Inspiration, courage, enactment.
After initially coming up with his ICE model fairly quickly during a PowerPoint presentation, Ben explains how he refined it, and how inspiration can help build courage during challenging times.
> We are England.
Ben recounts his experience providing military training to the England football team, to help them realise the values they were being instilled with.
> Why do we need to leave it to the 31st December?
Graham and Ben discuss goal-setting, new years’ resolutions, and finding out what motivates us.
[Graham Allcott](http://www.grahamallcott.com/) is the founder of [time management training](http://thinkproductive.co.uk/ "Link: http://thinkproductive.co.uk/") company [Think Productive](http://thinkproductive.co.uk/).
This podcast is produced by [Origin](https://origin.fm/).
Brought to you by Graham Allcott of Beyond Busy