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Navy SEAL Tactics for Parents with Chris Sajnog

Retired Navy SEAL, Chris Sajnog, is one of our most popular guests. He is the premier firearms instructor in America, a bestselling author, and the host of the SEAL Training Podcast.

The Dad Edge went to his studio in San Diego for a live, in-person discussion about fatherhood, and we really went deep. Chris was abandoned by his father and carries the wound with him to this day. He vowed not to be like his estranged dad and gave up his accomplished military life to be there for his teenage boys.

Sadly, his sons don’t want to spend time with him. Chris opens up about dealing with the painful lack of connection with his sons, and how he maintains his fatherly presence in their lives.

Chris Sajnog also shares Navy SEAL tactics for parents to help us to learn anything quickly and effectively. He goes over the hard and soft traits we need to cultivate to be balanced men, and how we can apply the warrior mindset to everyday life.

For us to change our lives, we have to change who we identify ourselves as.—Chris Sajnog

Chris Sajnog

Chris Sajnog is a retired Navy SEAL Master Firearms Instructor, Neural-Pathway Training Expert, Speaker and Disabled Veteran Small Business Owner. He is one of the most experienced and respected firearms trainers in the world, being hand-selected to develop the training program for the US Navy SEAL Snipers. As a Navy SEAL he was the senior sniper instructor, a certified Master Training Specialist (MTS), BUD/S and advanced training marksmanship instructor.

After retiring from the SEAL Teams in 2009 to spend time with his family, Chris began training civilians and law enforcement officers. He is the founder of the New Rules of Marksmanship, a revolutionary approach to firearms training and has a passion for finding innovative ways to teach elite-level shooting skills online as rapidly as possible to his students.

He is a federal and state certified firearms instructor and has trained DOD, DHS, FBI, CIA, Law Enforcement, and multiple foreign allies in all aspects of combat weapons handling, marksmanship, and tactics.

He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife Laura and two boys, Caden and Owen.

What You’ll Learn

  • Chris’s mother was a flight attendant. His dad left when he was 2 years old.
  • Chris admits he was not a good student or son.
  • He was voted “most likely to end up in prison.”
  • Even though is dad didn’t want him around, Chris idolized him.
  • Chris’s dad was a manager at Hardee’s.
  • Chris forged documents and had eye surgery under a fake name to make it into the SEALs.
  • How Chris used his adversity as motivation
  • The importance of changing your identity
  • How to get your kid to identify themselves in a different way
  • How Chris gets his rebellious sons to do things that they refuse to do
  • How Chris’s boys don’t appreciate the fact that their father is a Navy SEAL
  • Chris has written his sons love letters and the life lessons he wants to pass onto them.
  • His sons don’t engage with him, but he doesn’t give up. He keeps trying to connect.
  • Navy SEAL tactics for parents
  • The importance of having a strong “why” when learning anything new or challenging
  • How to know whether or not you should quit something
  • How to assess if your path is serving you
  • Stop investing in a life for the wrong reasons that will not make you happy in the long run.
  • Why Chris won’t befriend men who aren’t good dads
  • How Chris turns civilians into warriors
  • The importance of meditation in a gunfight
  • It’s not what you train but how you train.

If you want to get better at being a dad, be around good dads.—Chris Sajnog

MENTIONED EPISODES:

Leading Our Family With Confidence with Chris Sajnog

The 12 Traits of a Warrior Part 1: The Hard Traits with Chris Sajnog

12 Traits of a Warrior Part II: The Soft Traits

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Allowing Your Kids to Have Their Feelings with Chris Sajnog


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Traits of a Warrior - The Soft Traits

12 Traits of a Warrior Part II: The Soft Traits


Last month, former Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog told us about the hard traits of a warrior. They are the qualities we most often associate with elite teams like confidence and aggressiveness. Chris also warned us that too much focus on the hard traits leads to an imbalance that can cause all kinds of problems, including post traumatic stress.

Today, he tells us about the six soft traits of a warrior and how we can develop these traits for rapid learning, improved relationships, and better peace of mind. He also talks about how these traits can make us a better dad.

'If you get down to an emotional level with anything you want to learn or do in life, the more likely you are to get up in the morning and pursue that dream.'- @ChrisSajnog #motivation #success #learning #mindset Click To Tweet

'Learning is changing your mind. The only way to learn something new, is to change the beliefs that you had before.'- @ChrisSajnog #learning #humility #dads #men #fathers Click To Tweet

Chris Sajnog

For those of you who don’t know, Chris Sajnog is one the most elite Navy SEAL snipers in the world and the bestselling author of ‘How to Shoot Like Navy SEAL’ and ‘Navy SEAL Shooting’.

As a shooting instructor, Chris noticed how people who were trained in the military learned so much more quickly than civilians. He realized that it was their warrior mindset that gave them the edge and that in order for his civilian students to learn how to shoot, he needed to make them better at learning and dealing with anything. This led him to develop The 12 Traits of a Warrior.

What You’ll Learn

  • What are the soft traits and why we need to learn them
  • The amazing benefits of meditation
  • How to start practicing meditation
  • What his son said to him that made him change is mind about reenlisting for a 250K bonus
  • How he is technically 100% handicapped
  • How you’re training your body to be in pain
  • How to use your mind to relieve pain
  • Why patience is important to living like a warrior
  • How meditation improves patience
  • How humility speeds up learning
  • How loyalty keeps us in the right track, especially loyalty to yourself
  • How an imbalance of the hard traits can lead to terrorism
  • His new work with Deepak Chopra
'Whatever your loyalty is, you have to stick to that. It's so easy to live your life when you have this compass that's always pointing you in the right direction.' - @ChrisSajnog #dads #fathers #men #warriors Click To Tweet

LISTEN TO 12 TRAITS OF A WARRIOR PART I: THE HARD TRAITS

The 12 Traits of a Warrior Part 1: The Hard Traits with Chris Sajnog

 

RELATED EPISODES:

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Allowing Your Kids to Have Their Feelings with Chris Sajnog

Leading Our Family With Confidence with Chris Sajnog

 

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Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Allowing Your Kids to Have Their Feelings with Chris Sajnog

Dad Edge Alliance Q&A: Allowing Your Kids to Have Their Feelings with Chris Sajnog

If we want to learn to be emotionally resilient, genuine dads, who better to learn from than the most elite warriors on the planet?

Today we have a clip from a Q & A in The Dad Edge Alliance with a recent guest, former Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog. He talks about the importance of allowing kids to feel their emotions and gives an example of his real life experience with this challenge as a father.

When we try to tell our kids how they should feel, it does a ton of damage. They begin to look to us to feel their emotions for them and don't know how to identify their own. #parenting #dads #fathers Click To Tweet

RELATED EPISODES:

The 6 Tenants of Success with Former Navy SEAL Jason Redman

The 12 Traits of a Warrior Part 1: The Hard Traits with Chris Sajnog

 

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The 12 Traits of a Warrior Part 1: The Hard Traits with Chris Sajnog


As men, we do battle every single day. Not only are we fighting to maintain and grow our careers, finances, and family, we fight an internal battle at all times. We have to deal with negative self-talk, bad habits, and anxiety. It’s not to say that life is always a warzone, but it can be challenging, and we can be prepared to face the challenges with a warrior’s skillset.

Chris Sajnog is a Navy SEAL sniper and our third more popular all-time former guest. He is back to teach us how master our thoughts and emotions, become solid leaders, and raise strong children by adopting the Twelve Traits of a Warrior. In this first part of a two-part series, we discuss the six ‘Hard Traits.’

We are the stories we tell ourselves and most people are telling themselves the wrong stories. @ChrisSajnog #dads #fathers #men #warriors Click To Tweet

Chris Sajnog

Chris Sajnog is one the most elite Navy SEAL snipers in the world and the bestselling author of ‘How to Shoot Like Navy SEAL’ and ‘Navy SEAL Shooting’. He is on a mission to help men develop The 12 Traits of the Warrior in order to live a more balanced life. The hard traits are:

  1. Confidence
  2. Strength
  3. Aggressiveness
  4. Discipline
  5. Being Active
  6. Bravery
Every morning when you wake up, you can tell yourself what kind of day you're going to have. @ChrisSajnog #motivation #selftalk #mindset Click To Tweet

What You’ll Learn

  • How he teaches snipers
  • Why a warrior is able to learn and become great at whatever they want to do
  • How a civilian can learn the warrior mindset to learn and improve more quickly
  • What are the hard traits and why we need them
  • What are the soft traits and how do they balance the hard traits
  • What happens when someone is out of balance
  • How these traits affect PTSD
  • How to go from the mentality of an ordinary dad and worker to the mentality of a warrior
  • How warrior traits can be applied to everyday life
  • How to grow a set of N.U.T.S. (non-negotiable unalterable terms)
  • Why waiting for a situation to happen to decide how you’re going to react is a mistake
  • How to decide in advance how you will respond
  • How to feel confident doing something you’ve never done before
  • Why mental strength is superior to physical strength
  • Why being aggressive is necessary
  • Why constantly taking action is crucial to keep moving forward
  • What bravery really means
  • How to teach our kids warrior qualities
  • Why you should let your kids fight and wrestle
  • How to show your children the rewards of being disciplined
  • How to make your kids aware of the consequences of their own choices

Sometimes people need to get punched in the face, and you need to be okay with that. @ChrisSajnog #men #dads #fathers #parenting Click To Tweet

MENTIONED EPISODE: Leading Our Family With Confidence with Chris Sajnog

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