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E69: Navy Seal Jack Carr Shares What You Need To Know About Purpose

E69: Navy Seal Jack Carr Shares What You Need to Know About Purpose

You would think after being a Navy SEAL, finding a new purpose would be almost impossible. Not for Jack Carr, now a best-selling fiction author. If you are struggling to find your life purpose, this episode is for you.

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Jack Carr is a former Navy SEAL who led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, and Task Unit Commander. Over his 20 years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, to a platoon commander practicing counter insurgency in the southern Philippines, to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of U.S. Forces.

Jack retired from active duty in 2016 and now lives with his wife and three children in Park City, Utah. He is the author of The Terminal List, True Believer, and Savage Son.

Topics Discussed: 

  • A bit about Jack
  • When and why Jack decided to become a Navy SEAL
  • What is the main skill he learned as a Navy SEAL that applies to his everyday life 
  • How and when did Jack decide to try and become a fiction author
  • How much of him is in his main character (James Reece)
  • How is it dealing with the Hollywood “woke” crowd 
  • Is Jack afraid of eventually being de-platformed from social media, and his books buried in Amazon’s algorithm because of his political views
  • Jack and Gary discuss how the softness of Americans is ruining the country
  • How hard is it to balance your opinions, training, and experience in your stories
  • How does today’s current political climate influence his books 
  • Jack talks about the process of submitting his books to the DOD for approval
  • How did Jack apply his time as a Navy SEAL to develop his characters and plot for his books

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