From the hills of south Lebanon to the monsoon jungles of Southern Asia, Ray Goggins has operated in a life-and-death world. In the suffocating humidity of Liberia, the mountains of Afghanistan and the snow-covered Balkans, Ray has seen the best and worst qualities in himself and others. From conflict zones to terrorist attacks and hostage rescues, Ray has learned the greatest life lessons: how to control fear, how to react calmly and positively, and how to create a strong baseline from which to take action.
After a life spent on the front line with the Irish Defence Forces, Ray now trains others to foster a mindset to handle whatever madness life has in store. In this remarkable book, he takes us on an exhilarating journey through his incredible career and draws on the valuable lessons to help all of us deal better with life, whatever the situation.
Ray Goggins served in the Irish Defence Forces for 26 years, including 17 years in the Army Ranger Wing, where he was a leader in the Special Operations Unit. With a lifetime of experience in war zones, Ray has also operated as a bodyguard in Europe, Eurasia, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Born in Cork, Ray is now Chief Instructor of RTÉ’s Ultimate Hell Week and director of a training and leadership company, Coreskill, working with various corporate organizations and teams.