Deliberate Discomfort with Jason Van Camp

October 1, 2020

Deliberate Discomfort with Jason Van Camp

Today, Jimmy interviews an old friend from West Point, Jason Van Camp. Jason is a former Special Forces Operation and Green Beret major and author of Deliberate Discomfort.

His book follows the lessons he learned, stepping up as a commander and taking over a team of Special Forces veterans. He describes the dramatic and traumatic experiences of war they faced firsthand and uses a team of scientists’ expertise to help explain how civilians can apply these combat lessons in their own lives.

In this episode, Jimmy and Jason analyze some of the significant lessons learned and compare them to the entrepreneurial and leadership path. They discuss that if you want to grow in any way, shape, or form, you have to deliberately make yourself uncomfortable. 

Tune in this week for some insightful tips to add to your leadership toolkit! 

Key Takeaways:

  • How Jason and Jimmy know each other (01:53)
  • What drove Jason to pursue leadership (03:50)
  • Why he was attracted to trying out the Green Berets (05:27)
  • Jimmy’s daily motivation (07:02)
  • Jason’s experience at West Point (10:52)
  • The pressure of paying payroll vs being an operations team leader (18:49)
  • In business, you have to sometimes just give guidance and expect it to work out (29:00)
  • The chapter in Jason’s book that brought Jimmy to tears (37:40)