Navy SEAL’s 3 Rules for Leadership, Overcoming Near Death Experiences & Breaking The Victim Mentality w/ Jason Redman

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Jason Redman

Navy SEAL's 3 Rules for Leadership, Overcoming Near Death Experiences & Breaking The Victim Mentality


If we’re fortunate, most of us won’t face too many life-and-death situations during the course of our lives. That said, there are some heroic professions where people put their lives on the line for a purpose greater than themselves — from the military to jobs in national security to those involved in the fire department. Over the years, I’ve found people in these career paths have a unique perspective on how to lead, how to approach decision making, and how to avoid catastrophic mistakes that could put you and others in jeopardy.

While the business world or “real world” certainly isn’t as high stakes as the battlefield, you can apply many of these principles to your own life. Taking the same approach to leadership that has worked for so many years in the military and beyond can help uplift you and those around you.

There are few people more qualified to speak on this topic than my guest today: Jason Redman. Jason is a retired Navy SEAL, author, public speaker, but most of all, a national hero. His story of getting shot in combat is one that I found both moving and inspiring. Since then, he’s dedicated his life to helping people and businesses overcome the many blocks that hold them back from greater success.

This is a special one, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Please help me welcome the one-and-only, Jason Redman, to The School of Greatness!

“Have a mission statement that guides you in the darkness.” @JasonRedmanWW  

Retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Jason Redman is a sought-after speaker, personal and corporate leadership coach and trainer, and the author of New York Times bestseller, The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader and Amazon bestsellers, Overcome: Crush Adversity With the Leadership Techniques of America’s Toughest Warriors, along with, Pointman Planner.

Between 1992 and 2013, Jason spent 11 years as an enlisted Navy SEAL and 10 years as a SEAL Officer leading SEAL teams in combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. On September 13, 2007, outside Fallujah, Iraq, he was severely wounded and nearly killed when his Assault Team came under heavy machine-gun and small-arms fire during an enemy ambush. Fortunately he and his team had the training and mindset required to overcome the extreme adversity, survive the ambush and succeed in their mission.

If you’re ready to learn how to overcome the mental barriers that are holding you back in leadership, business, and life, then I encourage you to listen to this episode. Don’t forget to bring a pencil and paper with you! And now, please join me for Episode 1,175 of The School of Greatness!

“You can lead from any position, even a hospital bed… The greatest gift as a human is you have a choice.” @JasonRedmanWW  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Can you share what happened with your injury and how you didn’t give into that victim mindset?
  • How do you overcome devastation? 
  • How can we develop structure in our lives?
  • What are the biggest lessons you learned from being a SEAL?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Jason’s heroic story of getting shot in combat and how he mentally prepared to overcome the challenge of his life changing forever.
  • How to develop a mission statement to keep you on track.
  • How to not fall into a victim mentality when life gets tough.
  • The 3 rules of leadership everyone should follow.
  • The biggest lessons he learned as a Navy SEAL.
  • And much more…

Show Notes:

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Transcript of this Episode

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