William Branum is the founder and CEO of Naked Warrior Recovery, a CBD company focused on the recovery of veterans and first responders. He is a retired Navy SEAL with 26 years of service.
He has served on both traditional SEAL Teams, taught as a SEAL Sniper Instructor and served on Teams that specialized in undersea operations, who’s missions must be approved by the President of the United States. He led major combat operations ranging from protecting the interim Iraqi elected officials to Direct Action missions in Baghdad and across Ambar province.
After retiring from the military in 2018 he realized that he was suffering from physical and psychological symptoms that negatively impacted his well-being and quality of life. Migraines, severe anxiety, chronic pains, difficulty focusing, difficulty sleeping/falling asleep, and depression are some of the symptoms he struggled with on a daily basis.
Like so many others, he used alcohol & prescription drugs to mask the symptoms he had. Then he discovered CBD and it changed his life. It had such an impact on him he started Naked Warrior Recovery to bring the highest quality products to the market and to teach the GET NAKED! Mindset.
What You’ll Learn
7:40 Interview Begins
13:51 Dad Relationship
William talks about what it was like growing up and touches on how rigid his childhood was, but also Larry shares how this is not uncommon in many men as they grew up.
18:47 Why the Navy SEALs
William shares his story as to why he decided to go into the Navy SEALs. As a young kid, he watched a lot of military movies and he knew that he wanted to be part of an elite group of a military branch. As a teen, he went on to a Boy Scouts jamboree. That’s where he met another kid who said he wanted to be a Navy SEAL. As soon as he came back from that trip a couple of weeks after, he got a call from a NAVY recruiter and that sealed the deal for him.
29:41 Aha moments
31:43 Being on the Front
One of the lessons I learned during hell week that in a specific boat crew, there weren’t any superstars. His biggest lesson by being in that team was he did not want to be the guy who slowed them down. They were the team that was always in front.
35:43 Man in the Arena
Every time William gets infront of an audience, he recites Man in the Arena. One day, at the dinner table, she recited it too and he was surprised. He did not know she was listening, and it turns out she was doing so. On the way to school in the car, they recite it together.
William Branum’s Links
- Website: https://nw-recovery.com/
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