Featuring JP Dinnell, former U.S. Navy SEAL JP is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and now a Leadership Instructor, Speaker, and Strategic Advisor with Echelon Front, where he serves as Director of Experiential Leadership Training Programs.
JP spent nearly a decade in the SEAL Teams with three combat deployments. Sent to the violent terrorist stronghold of Ramadi, Iraq in 2006 with SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, J.P. served as point man, machine gunner, and lead sniper for Delta Platoon opposite the American Sniper, Chris Kyle, who was in Charlie Platoon.
For his leadership and courage under fire, JP was awarded a Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars with Valor and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor helping Task Unit Bruiser to become the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War.
He worked closely with SEAL Officers Jocko Willink, his Task Unit Commander, and Leif Babin, and was the driving force on many of the daring combat operations Jocko and Leif wrote about in Extreme Ownership.
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The worst day of my life is somebody's dream. They would love to have those hardships because if they had those hardships, that meant they have all the other stuff that I have. ~ JP Dinnell
Working your nine-to-five and going to the gym for an hour is not grinding it out. You're doing what humans are supposed to do. I look at people with two to three jobs, raising kids, and trying to go to school to get a degree -they're grinding ~ JP Dinnell
You've been to the monster, you've read the books, you've listened to podcasts. You know this to be true. You can't fake ownership. You have to believe it. You have to truly look at the situation and find ways to make it your fault. And the problem with that is that means that you're going to have humility ~ JP Dinnell
In today's episode, we cover:
(02:55) JP shares his journey "From 222 to 28:" Who quits and who endures? And what kind of mindset do you need to triumph?
04:30) From "Need to Know" to "Here's What I Know-" Using Truth to Build Trustworthy Teams
(09:50) How changing one's perspective can be life-changing
(15:49) What makes a good Navy Seal? What makes a good person in society? JP's answer may surprise you.
(17:29) Real advice on how to climb out of the dark places in life
(30:24) The danger of complacency, and how to fight it- every day.
(33:08) Why protecting your marriage should be one of (if not the) most important priorities in your life
(35:20) Have you ever thought, "I'm not a manager or a boss so therefore I'm not a leader?" JP disagrees and explains why you don't need a title to be a leader.
(39:32) JP lists his top 3 pieces of advice for achieving an elite level of mastery
(49:42) How to channel stress to build rather than destroy
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