Pat McNamara: Never Be Late, Light And Out Of Uniform

In this episode of the Championship Leadership podcast, Pat McNamara talks about self improvement, how to use failure to learn from the past, prepare for the future and perform in the present.

In This Episode:

  • [2:19] What does championship leadership mean to Pat?
  • [5:44] What brought Pat to where he is today?
  • [7:17] Leaders that have influenced Pat.
  • [10:31] How he applies his experience in the military to his family and business
  • [15:11] Pat’s future plans
  • [21:28] A turning point inside of Pat’s life
  • [23:30] What you can take from this episode and implement inside of your life.

Important Quotes:

“You need to be your own person”

“You got to know what to say but more importantly know what not to say”

“Failing is a biological requirement”

“When we fail we need to learn from the past, prepare for the future and perform in the present”

“Never be late, light and out of uniform”

“Positivity resonates positivity”

“Always think about trying to improve yourself”

“If you cloned yourself yesterday, can you kick your clone’s a** tomorrow?”

“I will do today what others won’t so i can do tomorrow what others can’t”

About The Guest:

Patrick McNamara spent 22 years in the United States Army in a myriad of special operations units. When he worked in the premier special missions unit, he became an impeccable marksman, shooting with accurate, lethal results and tactical effectiveness.

McNamara has trained tactical applications of shooting to people of all levels of marksmanship, from varsity level soldiers, and police officers who work the streets to civilians with little to no time behind the trigger.

His military experience quickly taught him that there is more to tactical marksmanship than merely squeezing the trigger. Utilizing his years of experience, McNamara developed a training methodology that is safe, effective, and combat relevant and encourages a continuous thought process. This methodology teaches how to maintain safety at all times and choose targets that force accountability, as well as provides courses covering several categories, including individual, collective, online, and standards.

While serving as his Unit’s Marksmanship NCO, he developed his own marksmanship club with NRA, CMP, and USPSA affiliations.  Mac ran monthly IPSC matches and ran semi annual military marksmanship championships to encourage marksmanship fundamentals and competitiveness throughout the Army.He retired from the Army’s premier hostage rescue unit as a Sergeant Major and is the author of T.A.P.S. (Tactical Application of Practical Shooting) and Sentinel.






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