Retired Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Jason Redman divulges how to triumph over adversity using proven Special Operations habits and mindsets.
Adversity can often catch you by surprise and leave you struggling with what to do next. What if you could confront any adversity, from the biggest challenges -- the loss of your job, divorce, health issues, bankruptcy -- to normal daily challenges -- a late flight, a disappointing phone call, a missed promotion, a bad day -- and not just survive it, but thrive afterwards?
Redman was horrifically wounded in Iraq in 2007 when he was shot at close range through the face and arm. After 40 surgeries, including extensive facial reconstruction and skin grafts, he came back from this experience stronger than ever -- despite carrying scars and injuries he will have for the rest of his life. Redman went on to launch two successful companies and speaks all over the country on how to build better leaders through his Overcome mindset.
Overcome is based on extensive research and interviews with America's toughest warriors, including retired 4-star Admiral William McRaven, retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink, retired 4-star General Stanley McChrystal, and others. In this book, Redman teaches:
How to survive any life ambush
How to move from defense to offense using the proactive techniques of SEAL teams
How to strengthen your endurance during long-term trials
How to rediscover and thrive in your life purpose
How to lead your team (whether in business or family) to success
How to compete with the top 1% in your field
How to stay the course even when you want to quit
Some people move through adversity and others fall underneath it. Learn how you can be counted among those who will Overcome.
About the Author
JASON REDMAN is a retired Navy Lieutenant who spent eleven years as an enlisted Navy SEAL, and almost ten years as a SEAL officer. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, five Navy Achievement Medals, and two Combat Action Ribbons. After being severely wounded in Iraq in 2007, Redman returned to active duty before retiring in 2013. He is the founder of the Combat Wounded Coalition, a nonprofit corporation that inspires warriors to overcome adversity through clothing, leadership courses, events, and opportunities. He speaks about motivation and leadership across the country. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Trident. He lives with his family in Virginia.
Praise for The Trident:
"The Trident is a frank, compelling and inspiring chronicle of an American warrior's journey."
"As a SEAL operator, I had the honor of serving with some of the best warriors and leaders in the United States military. Jay Redman's humble and direct account of his journey . . . is remarkable. His life is the epitome of the 'Never Quit' spirit."—Marcus Luttrell, New York Times bestselling author of Lone Survivor and Service
"The Trident is a riveting, brutally honest and heartfelt story of a warrior's journey to hell and back. It's one of the best memoirs about love, combat and triumph against all odds that we've seen in a generation."—Sean Parnell, New York Times bestselling author of Outlaw Platoon
"[A] book all leaders and aspiring leaders should read; both military and civilian-not only for the heart-pounding ride-along into battle, but for the inspiring reminder that a warrior's strength and tenacity comes not from his physical stature but from his family and from within."—Eric Blehm, New York Times bestselling author of Fearless
"This story is not just about a SEAL on the Iraqi battlefield, but a SEAL at war with himself, and his ultimate victory. [Redman's] story will inspire the reader, just as it did me."—Robert M. Gates, former Secretary of Defense, from his Introduction
"Lt. Redman doesn't hide anything . . . Only an intensely personal account like this can show us what he and thousands of others like him have gone though, and will continue to struggle with, for the rest of their lives."—Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Exit Plan