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. 148: Daniel Corbett III - Courage rises in the grip of injustice

    Ep. 148: Daniel Corbett III - Courage rises in the grip of injustice

    Daniel Corbett III, a former elite Navy SEAL from SEAL Teams 5, 6, and 17, has transitioned into authorship and entrepreneurship. Enlisting in 2002, Corbett served in Iraq and globally with SEAL Team 6, experiencing the intense demands and rigorous standards of the unit. Post-Navy, he faced an 18-month wrongful imprisonment in Serbia, accused of plotting to assassinate the president. His book, 'American Mercenary,' explores his journey from military service to private contracting, offering a unique insider's perspective. Daniel shares insights on: Life within a SEAL team, highlighting the rigorous training process, the selection criteria, and the notorious Hell Week. The harrowing ordeal of his wrongful imprisonment in Belgrade, Serbia. The relentless pace and high standards of SEAL Team 6. The challenges faced by Private Military Contractors. How his book, 'American Mercenary,' sheds light on the transition from military life to private contracting. Get your copy of American Mercenary 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. 147: Jeremy Harrell- From Battlefield to Brotherhood

    Ep. 147: Jeremy Harrell- From Battlefield to Brotherhood

    Jeremy Harrell, an esteemed U.S. Army Combat Veteran of Iraqi Freedom, dedicated nine years of his life to honorable service, rising to the rank of Non-Commissioned Officer. Following his military career, driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a steadfast commitment to his fellow veterans, Jeremy established Veteran’s Club Inc. in Kentucky upon retirement. This nonprofit has made a profound impact on countless veterans through pioneering programs designed to enhance their lives. Jeremy's leadership and advocacy remain instrumental in enriching and empowering the veteran community across the nation. Jeremy shares his experience of joining the US Army and deployment to Iraq during the early stages of the 2003 Iraq War. He discusses his motivation to serve, influenced significantly by the impact of the September 11th attacks, and reflects on the bittersweet feeling of celebrating Independence Day as a veteran. Jeremy reflects on his interactions with prisoners of war, emphasizing the importance of treating them as human beings deserving of dignity. He recounts his experiences in combat and the challenges he faced upon returning home. Jeremy highlights the mission of Veterans Club Inc. in supporting the lives of veterans, and providing essential community and resources to those who have served. Learn more about Veterans Club Inc. 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. 146: Sgt. Justin Dodge- Leaving Courageous Footprints After Losing Limb

    Ep. 146: Sgt. Justin Dodge- Leaving Courageous Footprints After Losing Limb

    Heavy Victory LLC CEO and Denver Police Sgt. Justin Dodge faced a life-changing moment when he was critically injured, pinned beneath an 80-000 pound firetruck during the Nuggets Championship Parade. Despite losing his leg in this harrowing incident, Justin refused to be defeated. In this episode of Unbeatable, he shares his remarkable journey—from his family’s legacy of public service to the demanding path of becoming a SWAT officer. Justin opens up about the immense challenges of recovery, the crucial role of positivity, and his unwavering determination to return to duty. His story is a testament to the indomitable human spirit, illustrating the sheer strength it takes to triumph over adversity. Explore Justin Dodge's strong commitment to public service, shaped by his family background, guiding his path to the Denver Police Department and the SWAT team. Learn about the demanding path to becoming a SWAT officer, emphasizing problem-solving skills and the commitment to saving lives in intense situations. Explore the world of SWAT operations through Justin's experience. Hear Justin's gripping firsthand account of surviving a life-threatening incident during a parade and his relentless determination to resume active duty, highlighting the crucial role of prehabilitation and goal-setting in his recovery journey. How he helps people become heroes in their own stories. Learn more about Justin Dodge 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 theUnbeatable Army Survival GuideHERE

  • Ep. 145: Sgt. Michael Sugrue- Triumph Through Trials

    Ep. 145: Sgt. Michael Sugrue- Triumph Through Trials

    Meet Sgt. Michael Sugrue, a retired police sergeant with over 14 years of service. His life took a profound turn after a tragic incident pushed him to the edge. Through sheer courage and determination, Michael embarked on a journey of survival, recovery, and healing. Now, he shares his story to offer strength to others facing similar challenges. In this episode, we dived into the unseen challenges officers encounter in the aftermath of incidents—highlighting the often-overlooked secondary trauma that magnifies their struggles. Beyond the initial shock, they endure unyielding scrutiny, media exposure, and institutional betrayal, leading to severe mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, and thoughts of suicide. You'll hear: The unique challenges and experiences faced by military and law enforcement personnel. How a critical incident reshaped Sgt. Sugrue’s life and career, impacting his family. The hidden toll on first responders and military members post-incident. The importance of mustering courage in seeking help when needed. His inspiration for writing his book “Relentless Courage: Winning the Battle Against Frontline Trauma" Get a copy of his book "Relentless Courage" 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. 144: Steven Pivnik- Where Your Comfort Zone Ends, Opportunity Begins

    Ep. 144: Steven Pivnik- Where Your Comfort Zone Ends, Opportunity Begins

    Steven's entrepreneurial spirit was shaped by his immigrant upbringing. "I'm the son of immigrants from the former Soviet Union," he explains. Inspired by his parents' work ethic, he launched his first business to provide services directly to large companies. In this episode, he discusses his experiences with ultra races, mountaineering, and Ironman triathlons, highlighting the challenges and triumphs. Steven also shares insights from building and selling a successful software company, emphasizing perseverance, teamwork, and giving back. How his immigrant roots inspired him and the lessons he learned from his parents—work ethic, family values, and resilience—shaped Steven's character and success. How his journey shows the importance of embracing failure as a chance to learn and stresses continuous self-improvement and moving forward. The importance of perseverance and resilience in pursuing challenging goals. Steven highlights the importance of paying it forward and helping others achieve their goals. Listen as Steven shares insights from building and selling a successful software company and conquering mountains and Ironman triathlons. Discover how Steven shares wisdom through his writing, including a sneak peek into his book "Built to Finish." Learn more about Steven Pivnik 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