JP Dinnell Inside the mind of an elite sniper

Jun 09, 02:00 PM

Navy Seal sniper Jeremiah Dinnell, JP served 3 combat deployments and won numerous awards for valor, including a silver star. Today JP is an instructor with Echolon Front the super successful leadership company created by Seals Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. It has not been an easy road for this Texas frogman. Only 2 years ago JP was lost, struggling and delivering pizza... a familiar story for many guests who are doing good things, they had to overcome. We go inside the mind of an elite sniper.

Navy Seal sniper Jeremiah Dinnell, JP served 3 combat deployments and won numerous awards for valor, including a silver star. Today JP is an instructor with Echolon Front the super successful leadership company created by Seals Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. It has not been an easy road for this Texas frogman. Only 2 years ago JP was lost, struggling and delivering pizza...  a familiar story for many guests who are doing good things, they had to overcome. We go inside the mind of an elite sniper. Here's what we discuss with JP in this interview.   When people ask JP what he does, how does he like to reply? Where does his desire to be of service to others come from? What part of JP’s character does he draw from the memory of his Sister? What lesson did his parents pass on to him that he is wanting to pass on to his own kids? Where does his humility as a man come from? JP thrived in Ramadi, why? Chris Kyle, one of the greatest snipers of all time, why was he such an outstanding sniper? The process of calming our breath. What’s the process and soundtrack JP has running through his mind on target? Can JP focus day to day in the business world, in the same way a sniper can focus and wait for the moment? What’s the impact of working with two guys like Jocko Willink and Leif Babin? What was life like for JP… just 2 years ago? Leif Babin said “It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate” what will JP simply not tolerate? Working in finance after the Seal teams, it simply was not working out, what was missing? Why could JP not apply what he knew in the teams to his family? Seals do not quit, never give an inch, never settle, yet JP quit on his marriage, what’s the critical learning. Step son Aidan said the flag is Daddy’s favourited thing. What are the values JP wants to represent his own kids? The American Flag is a trigger for JP. When he rubs his hand over it, what feeling and thoughts does he get? Team mate Platoon Commander Seth Stone. What Legacy did Seth leave JP as a man? Seth Stone taught you to always carry a notebook and pen. Does JP still carry a notebook and pen? Wanna be vs a gunna be… a moment that defined the desire for JP to be a SEAL. JP shaved his head and always presented cleanly shaved. What was the thinking behind that? JP will always have his shirt ironed, clothes laid out, kit sorted for the following day. JP is a disciplined organised guy. What’s the path and how do we get on it? JP’s email signature says "Live Life Without Fear” we all have fears, how do we go about living without them? There was a time when JP had to adjust his thinking from I got to … to I get to….   LINKS JP Dinnell website https://echelonfront.com/jp-dinnell/   JP Dinnell socials @jpdinnell   Echelon Front https://echelonfront.com   Muster Sydney https://bit.ly/2WZG7Pm   The Mojo Radio Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast     The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/   The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod   The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO   The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”