Jason Van Camp: Deliberate Discomfort: How U.S. Special Operations Forces Overcome Fear and Dare to Win by Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Twelve decorated combat veterans take you firsthand through the intense, traumatic battles they fought and won, sharing lessons learned from those incredible challenges. Green Beret Jason Van Camp and a cadre of scientists further break down those experiences, translating them into digestible and relatable action items, showing the average person how they can apply them to their own lives.

Read Medal of Honor recipient Leroy Petry's firsthand account of grabbing an enemy grenade in Afghanistan and throwing it, saving the life of a fellow soldier but losing his hand in the process. Hear from fellow Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg what he was thinking as he tackled a suicide bomber. Feel what Marine Joey Jones felt as he was flying through the air, weightless, after stepping on the IED that would take both his legs.

Deliberate Discomfort is the ultimate book on leadership and self-improvement, depicting how these warriors found a way to win under incredible odds with never-quit attitudes. The authors don t just tell you how to thrive under pressure they show you how, in heart-racing, first-person narratives.


Gripping. Authentic. Engaging. Prodigiously researched, carefully argued, and gracefully written... a masterpiece. Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., Best Selling Author of Catch Me If You Can, Stealing Your Life, and The Art Of The Steal.

Deliberate Discomfort provides an intensely practical and enlightened path which challenges us to break out of our comfort zones. It will undoubtedly be lauded by both military and non-military readers alike as a powerful catalyst for individual change. Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs under President Obama; Retired Chairman, President & CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company

This book provides leadership and life lessons that will stay with me for the rest of my career and life. Every leader should read it. Ron Rivera, NFL Head Coach, Carolina Panthers

Straight up authentic. For anyone that has ever wanted to overcome fear and do more in their life, Jason Van Camp doesn't just tell you to do it, he shows you how to do it. I have a renewed appreciation for the power of the human mind to dare to win. Rob Riggle, Actor/Comedian & Lt. Colonel, USMC (Ret.)

Jason s gravitational pull as a leader is unmistakably evident. There s no better man to curate anecdotes of mental toughness and perseverance. Chris Long, 2x Super Bowl Champion

The principles Jason taught (the team) and the instruction we received are all found in his game-changing book. He taught us the value of mental toughness and maintaining composure through emotional intelligence. Rick Spielman, General Manager, NFL s Minnesota Vikings

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