“The goal of this program is not to give you a checklist of things you have to do in ten days, the goal is to shift the way that you’re showing up so that your reflexive self becomes your best self…You can’t un-see the perspectives that you create as a result of what you do through Madefor. You’re going to see things a little bit differently and you’re going to see things in a way that is aligned with what works for you.”

– Patrick Dossett


Patrick Dossett is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training, and the Wharton School of Business. Pat is currently CEO of Madefor, a science-backed step-by-step program designed to help individuals thrive by training them how to take control of their lives through developing simple and effective healthy habits. Of his time in uniform, he says, “I received far more than I gave and continue to be inspired by those I served alongside.” Pat believes in the power of small steps and is passionate about helping others realize their full potential. He currently lives in Santa Monica, CA with his wife, twin daughters, son, and cat, Kula.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What Madefor is and why Patrick started it
  • How Madefor’s science forward, research-based program works
  • Why gratitude and an ability to adjust your horizon are keys to success
  • Tips for how to break down big goals into manageable steps

Patrick also shares his experiences as a SEAL and how his time in the military inspired the idea for Madefor. He also breaks down the ten stages of Madefor’s program and why hydration is the first step in setting yourself up for success. Talking with Patrick was eye-opening and we hope you enjoy our conversation as much as we did!

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Special thanks to Patrick for joining me this week. Until next time!

– Scott Mackes, USNA ’01

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