Unbeatable

Unbeatable

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. In almost 23 years in the Army, Jeff served 17 combat deployments in 5 different US wars including Black Hawk Down. He holds a PhD, as well as many other earned and honorary degrees. He has taught leadership at every level from undergraduate to PhD. He is an award-winning author with six books in print. His military thrillers and life story are in constant demand.

Episodes

June 20, 2024 61 mins

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...

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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 f...

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Growing up, Quintina Sonnie endured a childhood marked by abandonment, sexual assault, abusive relationships, and domestic sexual exploitation. During these times, she often faced “choiceless choices.” Quintina eventually broke free from her life as a victim and is now thriving. She draws on her traumatic experiences to empower women to heal themselves, helping them discover joy and love. Through her work, Quintina provides tools a...

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May 30, 2024 60 mins

Meet Paul Pape, an entertainment dynamo. From his early acting days in high school to his current role behind the scenes, Paul's journey is defined by his fearless approach to challenges. Known for his lightning-fast, high-quality work and his belief in learning and innovation, Paul thrives on tight deadlines and problem-solving. With experiences ranging from The Tonight Show to Harry Potter World, he's the go-to guy for mastering ...

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Join Ann C.K. Nickell as she shares her remarkable transformation. Hear how she overcame a toxic marriage, a near-death experience, and the threat of amputation, fueled by the power of prayer and gratitude. Ann didn't just survive—she thrived. She defied the odds, learned to walk again, and became a published author despite industry challenges. Now, as a coach, speaker, and author, Ann empowers others to find their own strength.

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Angela Fuller is a motivational speaker, athlete, and warrior of Christ who has overcome significant challenges, including chronic back pain, a severe car accident, and postpartum depression. Angela’s journey of faith and resilience culminated in her participation in season 15 of American Ninja Warrior, where she inspired many with her infectious positivity and determination.

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Listen to Chris Dreisbach as he shares his inspiring journey from addiction to redemption. He opens up about the challenges he faced and the lessons he learned along the way. From his idyllic upbringing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to the depths of addiction and incarceration, Chris shares his story with raw honesty. Discover how he broke free from heroin’s grip and rebuilt lives through community projects and entrepreneurship.

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Last week, I interviewed legendary champion bare-knuckle fighter Bobby Gunn. My guest today is the journalist who wrote the book Bare Knuckle about Bobby's life. Stayton Bonner was at the top of the journalism world, working for GQ and later as a senior editor for Rolling Stone. But he gave it all up when he became fascinated by Bobby’s life and the brutal underground world of bare-knuckle fighting. He spent 12 years researching to...

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Bobby Gunn is a champion bare-knuckle fighter who has never been defeated in 73 fights. His life is like a Rocky story, and he has fought to survive against gang members, bodyguards, and even a Russian mobster. He talks about the corruption and politics in professional boxing compared to the fairness and honor he found in the underground bare-knuckle fighting world. You’ll hear the driving force behind what kept him going through c...

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Anthony Lee is a marathon runner and founder of Zapp Mortgage. Today we discuss his vast experience running marathons, his military career as an Air Force PJ, and his journey as an entrepreneur. Anthony shares his mindset of perseverance and determination that give him the ability to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. He also emphasizes the importance of always giving back. We talk about our recent experiences running the Boston...

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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...

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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 atto...

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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...

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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...

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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 Hollyw...

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Lindy is the daughter of the legendary entertainer Pat Boone and grew up singing constantly with her family. But growing up in a famous household couldn’t shield her from tragedy. In 2001, her son Ryan fell 3 stories onto concrete, suffering some of the most severe brain injuries possible. In a moment, Lindy’s life changed, and she has been a caregiver ever since. Her family has used the strength and experience they’ve gained over ...

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Mike started off with every disadvantage: born to a 16-year old single mother, living in section 8 housing in San Diego, failing in school, struggling with ADD and ADHD, getting in trouble… But he always dreamed that he was going to ‘make it’. Now he is an award-winning entrepreneur running several multi-million dollar companies and coaching others to do the same. He’s been featured in Forbes and Neur Magazine, and made Inc 5000 13...

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Will had dreamed of joining the Royal Marines his entire life; it’s all he wanted to do. However, a major leg injury completely shattered that dream, leaving him with no plan, very little money, and in a deep depression. He decided to empty his bank account and spend 2 years backpacking in India. That transformative decision ignited a passion for travel and digital entrepreneurship that has made him millions. He is the founder of T...

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Mike spent 34 years as a firefighter, mostly in Southern California, where fires can quickly get out of control with the dry climate. In June of 1984, when winds suddenly shifted, he and his team almost lost their lives in a major firestorm that devastated the entire area. That event strengthened both him and his faith, which he would need later when a financial storm came that relocated his entire family.

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Beau Maier struggled after serving in the Army. He didn’t realize how much other veterans also struggled until attending the funeral of a buddy who committed suicide. Right then, he and and a friend decided they were going to do something about the veteran suicide epidemic, and to raise awareness, they signed up for the toughest rowing race in the world with almost no rowing experience. That decision gave his life purpose, and his ...

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