Unbeatable

by Jeff Struecker

The Unbeatable podcast is all about helping you keep going when you want to give up. Get inspiration and encouragement from people who have been there, and avoid getting stuck in defeat and worry. We say, “When life becomes unmerciful...be unbeatable!” Jeff Struecker is a member of the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame. He served most of his military career with the Army Rangers and won the Best Ranger Competition as a Sergeant. I ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • Ep. 135: Walt Zajkowski- What It Takes to Win the Best Ranger Competition

    Ep. 135: Walt Zajkowski- What It Takes to Win the Best Ranger Competition

    Command Sergeant Major Walt Zajkowski and I are two of the world’s biggest fans of the Best Ranger Competition. And since the 2024 competition is this weekend, we sat down to talk about what makes this endurance race so great and so unique. We are both past winners, but Walt is one of the very few who has won it more than once, and he has competed an incredible 8 times! Aside from the competition, Walt has had a highly distinguished military career, where he has served the US Army since 1994 and has won numerous awards. You’ll hear: Why we started competing in the Best Ranger Competition despite initially feeling way out of our league Why this event is unlike any other endurance competition on the planet What goes through these world-class athletes’ minds in the hours leading up to the starting line What it actually takes to win (it’s not always the team with the most strength or speed) Lessons we’ve learned from this competition that you can use to get through life’s unknowns and difficulties Find out more about the Best Ranger Competition and follow along HERE Leave a review of this podcast on your favorite platform; it helps us get these stories out to more people who need to hear them! To give specific feedback directly to us on what you like about the podcast and what you don’t, fill out this 5-minute survey. Don’t let fear win. Get your FREE copy of the Unbeatable Army Survival Guide HERE.

  • Ep. 134: Norman Shabel: True Crimes meets Court TV

    Ep. 134: Norman Shabel: True Crimes meets Court TV

    With more than 55 years in the courtroom, Norman Shabel has heard heartbreaking stories and seen the worst evil people can do to one another. Growing up on the streets of Brooklyn and Brownsville, NY, prepared him for the hard life he would have to live as a criminal prosecutor. From his decades of legal career as a personal injury plaintiff and class action attorney, Norman gives the one question you must ask before hiring an attorney to represent you in court. Now retired from practicing law, Norman continues to impact people by turning prominent court cases into books and plays. In this episode, you’ll hear: Why law school is similar to a basketball court A few of his biggest cases How to find the “right” lawyer to represent you His thoughts on “blind” justice Why he started writing crime novels How he tackles injustice today through the written word Find out more about Norman here Find Norman’s books here Register to win a free e-copy of Norman’s book, There Ain’t No Justice, here I created a motivational video with the top lessons I learned in Ranger School. This video is full of practical advice to help motivate you when facing challenges and adversity. The video is free, and you can get it HERE. Leave a review of this podcast on your favorite platform; it helps us get these stories out to more people who need to hear them! To give specific feedback directly to us on what you like about the podcast and what you don’t, fill out this 5-minute survey. Don’t let fear win. Get your FREE copy of the Unbeatable Army Survival Guide HERE.

  • Ep. 133: Dennis Allen- The one thing that fuels people and organizations

    Ep. 133: Dennis Allen- The one thing that fuels people and organizations

    Dennis was a United States Air Force fighter pilot, doing exactly what he had always dreamed of doing…until a heart condition stopped him in his tracks, forcing him to completely change his career path. He has been the CEO of 6 businesses and is an organizational coach and speaker, helping leaders turn their teams around and vastly improve performance. He has also released a book called The Disciple Dilemma to challenge how leaders view discipleship. You’ll hear: About his career in the military and the day he got the call that he could no longer fly His secret sauce for transforming organizations Why getting to the top of some mountains/reaching certain goals can leave you feeling empty How views on work and business have changed in recent years, especially with younger generations What gives life meaning and purpose About his book and why he wrote it Learn more about The Discipleship Dilemma and purchase a copy HERE Grab a coupon code to download a free e-copy of the book HERE (first come, first served) OR enter to win a free e-copy HERE (drawing will be April 5th) Leave a review of this podcast on your favorite platform; it helps us get these stories out to more people who need to hear them! To give specific feedback directly to us on what you like about the podcast and what you don’t, fill out this 5-minute survey. Don’t let fear win. Get your FREE copy of the Unbeatable Army Survival Guide HERE.

  • Ep. 132- Allison Rose-Mannall: Autism, ADHD, and Storytelling

    Ep. 132- Allison Rose-Mannall: Autism, ADHD, and Storytelling

    Living with disabilities, a serious health condition, abuse, living on the streets, and being a single mom to children with disabilities would break almost anyone. But Allison is tougher than most people, and she has used these experiences to her advantage. She recently published her first book, with more on the way, and she is a certified NLP Life Coach specializing in supporting and giving hope to parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities. You’ll hear: What her childhood was like, living in and out of hospitals and feeling completely unloved How her Autism and ADHD fueled her unique ability to write captivating stories What it was like to go through 15 miscarriages and raise 3 successful special needs children largely on her own and in a wheelchair Her advice for parents with special needs children How she got her first book published and got a deal for more Order your copy of The Aurora Chronicles here Enter to win a free e-copy HERE (drawing will be held March 29th) Connect with Allison on YouTube or Facebook Leave a review of this podcast on your favorite platform; it helps us get these stories out to more people who need to hear them! To give specific feedback directly to us on what you like about the podcast and what you don’t, fill out this 5-minute survey. Don’t let fear win. Get your FREE copy of the Unbeatable Army Survival Guide HERE.

  • Ep. 131: Jack Gregory- From the Edge of Death to Life at its Fullest

    Ep. 131: Jack Gregory- From the Edge of Death to Life at its Fullest

    Growing up in a mining town in the UK in the 80s was not easy. Jack Gregory always felt different from everyone else, which led to trouble in school and drug addiction at an early age. By age 12, he was being abused and trafficked by adults. His teen years and 20s were full of loss, homelessness, and attempts to take his life. In his 30s, two events happened that completely turned his life around. Today he has consulted on 2 Hollywood films, written books, and hosts a podcast called Live and Undrugged as ‘The Accidental Journalist’ where he interviews other survivors.  What you’ll hear: What life was like as a child in a mining town during economic turmoil  What human trafficking looked like from his experience What caused him to suddenly get sober and how he medically died for 4 minutes The 3 choices people have when they have a history of being abused How he uses his story and experience with pain and trauma to help others Learn more about Jack on his website HERE Get Jack’s book, Between the Street Lights and Red Lights Leave a review of this podcast on your favorite platform; it helps us get these stories out to more people who need to hear them!  To give specific feedback directly to us on what you like about the podcast and what you don’t, fill out this 5-minute survey. Don’t let fear win. Get your FREE copy of the Unbeatable Army Survival Guide HERE.