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In Episode 7, C. J. and Mac interview Delta Force veteran, Brad Thomas, as he shares details about his harrowing experience as an Army Ranger during the infamous 1993 Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia—portrayed in the Ridley Scott film “Black Hawk Down”—in which he and his fellow soldiers fought for 18 hours in the most intense U.S. battle since Vietnam.

Since Pat Mac is also a Delta veteran, he and Brad share stories and principles that you just won’t hear anywhere else. Think about it… two commandos from the world’s most elite special forces unit talk life, mindset, motivation, music, and more!

PLUS… Pat Mac shares another “Sentinel” segment on medical preparedness and C. J. and Mac answer listener’s questions on everything from training to depression to music and more.

Watch the video version of just the interview.

Links Mentioned in Episode 7

Podcast music by Metal Mike Chlasciak.

Get your signed copy of Mac’s book Sentinel: Become the Agent in Charge of Your Own Protection Detail.

Read Mac’s article “Strong Mindset: 25 Ways to Get Out of a Rut with Pat Mac”

Mac’s book recommendations: 

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina

Mind Gym: An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence by Gary Mack & David Casstevens

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. by Daniel Coyle

With Winning in Mind by Lanny Basham

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose

C. J.’s Book Recommendations:

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim Grover

Sex, Money, KISS by Gene Simmons

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen


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C. J. Ortiz
C. J. Ortiz

My mission is to help equip people to maximize their resources for a purpose greater than themselves. That's what my own mentors and teachers have done for me, and I'm paying it forward. Life can be merciless, and the world can be a messed up place, so what's needed is a stronger people that can both endure and overcome in life. My motto is, "In whatever you do, don't suck! Metal up!"

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