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Former Navy SEAL talks business in Memphis

(WMC-TV) - A former Navy SEAL was in Memphis Friday to talk about how the military team can help Mid-South businesses.

Navy SEALs are some of the most respected and well-trained forces in the US military.

"They operate at an unbelievable level," said former Navy SEAL David Rutherford.  "They're responsible for the most incredible things that our country has no idea about."

Rutherford was a Navy SEAL for eight years, including Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.  He now speaks across the country about his experience and how to benefit from that mindset.

Rutherford came to the Lipscomb Pitts Insurance breakfast to show business leaders how to take the rigorous and strenuous mission of a Navy SEAL and incorporate it into everyday life.

"Recognizing the hardships of life," said Rutherford.  "No matter what you think, it's always going to be there.  You're always going to be kicked in the teeth.  You're always going to get knocked down, and what it takes to pick yourself up and move forward."

Those in attendance agreed.

"Business is not easy," said Todd Miller with Yuletide Office Solutions.  "You have to jump over hurdles and come together to succeed."

"It's about commitment," said Betsy Brasher with First Tennessee Bank.  "We need to take 100 percent responsibility for what we do in our jobs."

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