DiscoverTeam Never QuitTim Kennedy: Entrepreneur, NYT Best-Selling Author, BJJ Black Belt, UFC Fighter, Green Beret, Sniper, TV Host, Speaker, Unapologetically American
Tim Kennedy: Entrepreneur, NYT Best-Selling Author, BJJ Black Belt, UFC Fighter, Green Beret, Sniper, TV Host, Speaker, Unapologetically American

Tim Kennedy: Entrepreneur, NYT Best-Selling Author, BJJ Black Belt, UFC Fighter, Green Beret, Sniper, TV Host, Speaker, Unapologetically American

Update: 2022-08-24
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Unapologetically American, and an all-around badass - That’s who and what Tim Kennedy is – a true patriot. In this week’s Team Never Quit Podcast, Marcus and Tim have a fascinating conversation about Tim’s military service as an active Special Forces master sergeant and sniper and his role in the most elite counter-terrorism and hostage rescue unit within the U.S. Army Green Berets. Tim holds a black belt in Brazilian jujitsu and is a former professional mixed martial arts fighter and two-time title challenger. He authored the book, Scars and Stripes, an inspirational memoir offering lessons on how to embrace failure and weather storms to unlock the strongest version of yourself. These days, he lives a remarkable life as a serial entrepreneur owning multiple companies. However, Tim’s most personal accomplishments are that of a husband, father, and lover of this country.



In this episode you will hear:


  • When I grew up, all I did was fix the barbed wire and throw Bahia bales.

  • You have to be an involved parent and mentor to your child.

  • Now, every high school graduate has had every decision made for them. And when they arrive at college, they have been force-fed everything to this point, and now they get fed something much more dangerous – ideas. They’re given the freedom to make their own decisions with those dangerous ideas, and what you have is a petri dish for disaster.

  • I want little kids to make all their decisions and learn the consequence of bad decisions, so when they hear someone say something stupid, they’re like, “that doesn’t work.”In Afghanistan they’d “beach ball” babies to the gate with the hopes that some marine would pick them up.

  • It’s not rocket science that you don’t move tactical elements before you get your people out. You don’t give up strategic and tactical positions until you’re ready for a proper withdrawal.

  • There’s nothing more dangerous than a broken man.

  • Jesus didn’t go into the holiest of places. He went to where the prostitutes and tax collectors were.

  • I stepped away from God for almost two decades. I became a narcissist. It wasn’t until my marriage was on the rocks that I was convinced to talk to God about all the horrific things I saw & experienced.

  • They were throwing money at me to get people out of Afghanistan. That was so wrong in my heart to go back there for the money.

  • In ten days we evacuated 12,000 people with our own planes.


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Tim Kennedy: Entrepreneur, NYT Best-Selling Author, BJJ Black Belt, UFC Fighter, Green Beret, Sniper, TV Host, Speaker, Unapologetically American

Tim Kennedy: Entrepreneur, NYT Best-Selling Author, BJJ Black Belt, UFC Fighter, Green Beret, Sniper, TV Host, Speaker, Unapologetically American

Marcus Luttrell