Intuition is a phenomenon most widely associated with women and mothers—but what about soldier’s intuition?
In his new book, The Intuitive Warrior: Lessons From a Navy SEAL on Unleashing Your Hidden Potential (978-0-9840760-0-0 | Synergy Books | March 2010 | $13.95), author and retired Navy SEAL Michael Jaco describes how he channeled the challenges he faced in military training and combat toward aligning his body and mind. With the two working in unison, Jaco remained calm and positive in extremely stressful situations. When he retired, Jaco then used these techniques as a civilian to enrich his everyday life.
“By fine-tuning my intuition as a Navy SEAL, I was able to predict and avoid attacks to protect myself and my fellow soldiers,” says Jaco, who now works as an independent security contractor. “When I returned home, I applied this ability to all aspects of my life and realized the benefits I was experiencing could be enjoyed by anyone.”
Through personal accounts of real experiences, Jaco explains how the challenging situations he endured as a member of one of the most elite Special Forces units in the United States taught him to control his emotions and tap into his intuition. Using these capabilities, he enhanced both his mental and physical strength. In The Intuitive Warrior, Jaco says that anybody can develop the perception and awareness skills that he learned and employ them to achieve a more fulfilling life, whether seeking to improve job performance, personal relationships or physical shape.
“I’ve been in dangerous combat situations around the world, from Central America to the Middle East,” Jaco says. “The one thing that remained consistent was my ability to hone in on my intuition and make it work in my favor.”
Michael Jaco served as a Navy SEAL for 24 years prior to his retirement in December 2002. Following his departure from the military, Jaco founded a training organization that teaches participants tactical awareness skills. He also performs contract security work, often protecting government officials overseas. Jaco resides in Elgin, S.C., with his wife and children. For more information, please visit www.michaeljaco.com.