Life, Leadership and the Choices We Make: Lewis Howes and I Break It Down

One of the highlights of the past few weeks was visiting Lewis Howes in his Los Angeles studio to join him on his amazing “The School of Greatness” podcast. (Our interview here.)

If you don’t know Lewis yet, get to know him now by the great work and fascinating insights he shares with millions of listeners and viewers each week as host of one of the world’s top-ranked podcasts, with more than 100 million downloads since it launched in 2013.

His current mission, like mine, was born from the ashes and dust of his own major life ambushes. Today he’s widely recognized as a leading lifestyle entrepreneur, bestselling author, high-performance business coach and popular speaker.

Lewis and I broke down some hot topics for business and life, including how small gains lead to big success; breaking the victim mentality, especially when life gets tough; how mental preparedness is key to overcoming life-changing adversity; how developing a mission statement, structure and discipline will keep you on track to accomplish your goals; the biggest lessons I learned as a Navy SEAL, and more.

Lewis Howes interviews Jason Redman on The School of Greatness
Jason Redman on The School of Greatness

So much of what we experience and what we’ll achieve comes down to the choices we make, as Lewis and I both understand of life, loss and leadership. Even amid the toughest challenges, on the hardest days, when it seems there’s nothing more to give or to gain, you control whether you get up and drive forward or not — and that’s the power of choice. It’s a gift. Don’t turn your back on its virtue.

Hear the show on The School of Greatness.

Learn more about Lewis Howes at 

Thank you, Lewis and the fabulous School of Greatness team, for all you do. Keep up the great work.

“Lead Always and Overcome All,”



Since retiring in 2013 from my 21-year U.S. Navy SEAL career, I’ve made it my mission to transfer my military leadership training, experience and skills to helping individuals and organizations to lead and launch themselves and their teams to elite performance. I accomplish this through an array of speaking topics, courses, books and coaching programs I’ve developed based largely upon proven SEAL and special-operations mission-centric and leadership techniques.

How can I be of service to you or your organization?

For information about my speaking offerings, visit

Nearly all the topics covered in this series are also currently or soon-to-be available in an array of coaching programs, online courses and books, including bestsellers “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader,”  “Overcome: Crush Adversity With the Leadership Techniques of America’s Toughest Warriors” and new Pointman Planner.  Visit:

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