Jun 9, 2019
Navy SEALS sniper, Jeremiah Dinnell "JP", served three combat
deployments and won numerous awards for valour, including a silver
star. Today JP is an instructor with Echelon 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 two years ago JP was lost, struggling and
delivering pizza. It's a familiar story for many guests
who are doing good things - they have 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
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
What lessons did his parents pass on to him that he wants to pass
on to his kids?
Where does his humility as a man come from?
JP thrived in Ramadi. Why?
Chris Kyle is 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
What was life like for JP just two years ago?
Leif Babin said "It's not what you preach, it's what you tolerate"
what will JP not tolerate?
Working in finance after the SEALS 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.
Stepson Aidan said the flag is Daddy's favourite thing. What
are the values JP wants to represent his kids?
The American flag is a trigger for JP. When he rubs his hand over
it, what feelings and thoughts does he get?
Teammate Platoon Commander Seth Stone - what legacy did Seth
leave JP as a man?
Seth Stone taught you always to carry a notebook and pen. Does
JP still carry a notebook and pen?
"Wanna be" vs "gonna 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"
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