094: Tim Kennedy | Becoming the Sheepdog

There are three types of people in this world: the wolf, the sheep, and the sheepdog. The wolf is violent, the sheep is passive, and the sheepdog is there to protect one from the other.

My guest today, Army Green Beret and UFC ranked middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, talk with us about how to overcome fear, how to get up and learn from losses, how to recognize strengths and weaknesses, and how to become the sheepdog.

“When the wolf comes around and wants to take advantage of the sheep, the sheepdog is there to protect it.” Tweet That
— Tim Kennedy

Tim Kennedy

Tim KennedyTim Kennedy is arguably one of the baddest men on the planet.

He is a Army Green Beret and a UFC Middleweight MMA fighter and, he’s one of only a few who fight professionally and serve in the armed forces simultaneously.

He’s been fighting professionaly for 16 years and serving as a Ranger qualified, Green Beret, Special Forces Sniper for 14 and has been awarded the Bronze Star for valor under fire.

Tim also competed on the Ultimate Soldier Challenge as a Green Beret and was featured as a “Ranger” on the Spike TV series Deadliest Warrior. Tim has also competed in the grueling 3 day Modern Army Combatives tournament, and was one of only three men to be undefeated, as well as three time champion. He is one of the only three service members to be awarded a black belt in Modern Army Combatives.

In addition to all that he stars on History Channel’s hit show, Hunting Hitler, founded the Sheepdog Survival Fund, and trains law enforment officers, first responders, and civilians how to become sheepdogs through his company, Sheepdog Response.

“I’m definitely one of those people who will always run towards the gunfire.” Tweet That
— Tim Kennedy

Show Highlights

  • What it means to be a sheepdog
  • How we move from wolves, to sheep, to sheepdogs
  • How Tim became a sheepdog
  • How to overcome the fear you might face
  • How to get back up after a loss
  • How to recongize your strengths and weaknesses
  • The 4 critical components of becoming a better sheepdog
  • How to become more aware of yourself and your surroundings
  • How training builds self-confidence

“Anyone who ever says they’re not afraid, is a liar.” Tweet That
— Tim Kennedy

Resources Mentioned

“If I die doing the right thing, that is the best and only way for me to exist and live.” Tweet That
— Tim Kennedy

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“The thing that defines us is our desire and choice to improve and get back up.” Tweet That
— Tim Kennedy

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