On this week’s podcast, Rad welcomes back Jake Zweig on the show. Jake is a former US Navy SEAL, football coach, host of reality survival show Dude, You’re Screwed, and currently, a leadership development coach working with C-suite executives.
Jake is a life-long athlete and team leader. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1995 as a commissioned officer and served as a surface warfare officer for two years onboard the U.S.S. Merrimack.
He then entered Navy SEAL training at Basic Underwater Demolition School where he excelled. In addition to that, Jake mentored his fellow trainees and was named SEAL class leader. After his training, Jake served with SEAL Team 8 in Little Creek, VA where he attained the rank of Lieutenant.
Jake shares how he got on TV, how rigged everything really is, and interesting stories of calling out others for their BS while filming. He also talks about leadership in business and recognizing talent for what it is without bias to race, gender, and appearance.
Rad then asks Jake questions from the audience which he answers with wild anecdotes. Jake shares stories of never losing a fight since 7th grade, choking out opponents in Fight Club, and never being truly prepared for some situations where your leadership is called forth.
Jake also talks about Troops Direct, a nonprofit which helps source out top-of-the-line gear for soldiers that the military won’t provide them.