U.S. Navy SEAL’s Pointman Planner Points the Way to Conquering Obstacles and Crushing Goals

Jason Redman's Pointman Planner productivity and planning journal


July 15, 2021


Nora Firestone

(757) 749-8264; nfirestone@eaglerisespeakers.com 

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer and New York Times bestselling author Lieutenant Jason Redman points the way to conquering the obstacles and crushing your goals with his new Pointman Planner. Incorporating core principles of Redman’s special-ops-inspired Overcome and Pointman for Life personal- and professional-leadership and peak-performance trainings, mentoring, keynotes and coaching programs, this daily/weekly/quarterly hardcopy planner is more than an attractive motivational journal. It’s a clear, no-nonsense tactical leadership tool for lasting personal and organizational transformation and achievement.

How it’s different from the others

Described by users as a work-life compass, the Pointman Planner is a practical and inspirational self-help guide to defining personal and business objectives, committing proper attention to them, charting the best paths, avoiding or overcoming the obstacles that stop others in their tracks, and strategizing and tracking progress as users move the needle toward their ultimate goals.

What’s even more unique is the merging of Redman’s nearly 30 years of elite-performance and leadership training, experience and missions accomplished, including that which shaped his 21-year Navy SEAL career, with his understanding of and ability to assist with the plights of people struggling with common everyday challenges such as: defining purpose and mission; decisiveness and direction; goal-setting, focus and commitment; time and stress management; balance vs. burnout, and more.

Redman, now sought-after leadership and motivational speaker, knows all about what he has dubbed the “Overcome Mindset.” He first gained national recognition following the 2007 enemy ambush in Iraq that nearly killed him and has left him with permanent injuries when, during his initial stage of recovery at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, he penned on bright-orange poster board a no-nonsense message of relentless optimism and commitment to overcoming the extreme adversity he faced, unquestionably determined to make a full recovery. A photo of the poster hung on his door went viral, and  Redman’s message immediately became famous as the “Sign on the Door” that still inspires generations of wounded veterans, their loved ones and others worldwide today. Redman has spent the years since his 2013 retirement from the SEALs transferring his military leadership skills, training, experiences and “overcome” mindset to helping others overcome the adversity he calls “life ambushes” in their everyday personal and professional lives, leadership, development, missions and more.

With his Pointman Planner, Redman gets users focused on the right things from the start, staying on course, and reaping the rewards of the strength, balance, productivity and accomplishments they desire in key areas of life.

Why “Pointman”?

“The Pointman Planner is a practical leadership tool for business, school and personal life that transfers the proven strategies of military point men to everyday life,” Redman explained. “In military terms, the point man or woman is the leader, the navigator and even the danger seeker on whom the team relies to navigate their mission, identify the most efficient ways to meet their objectives, and recognize and avoid potential danger points along the way. The Pointman Planner is all about that leadership, and more, applied to self-leadership.”

The inspiration

As a Navy SEAL, Redman had been a point man and also depended on point men. Once retired to civilian life, he became a business owner. Amid all the demands and distractions of personal, family and professional life, he thought, What if I had a point man for my own life? What if we all had point men for everyday life?

  • We’d be more focused, prepared, efficient, decisive and effective.
  • We’d decrease our odds of quitting or failing unnecessarily.
  • We’d increase our chances of satisfaction and success.
  • We’d increase our ability and readiness to deal with adversity and chaos.
  • We’d greatly reduce or eliminate the dangers, struggles, and pitfalls into which others walk blindly.

Redman can’t assign to everyone a point man. But he can teach people the tools he has used and refined over decades for how to lead themselves. Simple, effective and easy to use, the Pointman Planner features core functional components of Redman’s signature Overcome, Pointman for Life, Pentagon of Peak Performance and Get off the X programs to help guide and support users’ strategies and success in:

  • Mission definition and goal setting.
  • Time management, focus and efficiency.
  • Health and stress management and maintaining work-life balance as a leader.
  • Building what Redman calls an Overcome Mindset in preparation for identifying, mitigating, managing and/or adapting to any adversity on the path of the mission.
  • The ability to E.A.C.T. and quickly Get off the X! when necessary and continue moving the needle in life and business.
  • Personal and professional relationship building.
  • Direction and command of one’s own daily focus, activities and responsibilities despite external demands, circumstances and influences.
  • Situational-awareness, risk- assessment and leadership strategy for critical insights and reinforcements for staying on course, well-informed, distraction-free and properly directed — no matter what.
  • And more.

“The Pointman Planner inspires visionary, big-picture thinking and outlines the fine details for accomplishing the missions and realizing the vision,” Redman said. “Best of all,” he concluded, “it’s a personal road map for defining, setting, pursuing and accomplishing goals for life.”

Find the Pointman Planner ($29.99) on Amazon or at www.getoffx.com

In addition to his Pointman Planner, Redman’s new offerings include online courses; keynote speeches and programs especially for first-responders and law-enforcement; and an array of new motivational and leadership speaking topics, including one or more of a patriotic nature.


Jason Redman is a retired Navy lieutenant, best-selling author and sought-after personal/professional-development speaker and trainer. During his 21-year Navy career (1992 – 2013), Redman spent 11 years as an enlisted SEAL and nearly 10 years as a SEAL officer and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, five Navy Achievement Medals, and two Combat Action Ribbons. After surviving critical wounding and near death by enemy ambush in Iraq in 2007, he endured nearly 40 subsequent surgeries and returned to duty as a Navy officer before retiring in 2013. Since then, Redman is the author of multiple books, including the New York Times bestselling memoir “The Trident” and “Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America’s Toughest Warriors” (hit #1 in Amazon’s Business Teams category). He develops leadership programs and speaks, coaches and trains nationwide, imparting motivational and leadership wisdom to help individuals and organizations overcome and conquer adversity and take control of their own personal and professional lives in pursuit of mission, resilience and ultimate life success. Redman lives with his wife and children in Chesapeake, Virginia. Learn more: www.jasonredman.com and www.eaglerisespeakers.com