Greg Amundson previews his newest book, The Good Soldier: How to Fight Well, Finish the Race, and Keep the Faith. He has studied biblical accounts of warfare to share an innovative perspective on the Warrior archetype. The Good Soldier also puts forth radical new principles on leadership that run contrary to modern theory.

“Our perspective is shaped by our thoughts. So when we get our thoughts right, our thoughts allow us then to speak, which results in subsequent action, which results in manifestation of habit, which develops character, which influences destiny.”

– Greg Amundson

Our talk was during a break from Greg’s training with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero for his upcoming boxing match. So, we had the chance to discuss visualization and ways to win within the mind rather than allowing the senses to draw attention onto outward challenges. And Greg shares updates on his last year of seminary and plans to expand CrossFit-based spiritual ministry, Faith Works.

“Being a modern day warrior really has little to do these days with mastery of a fighting system…that’s a component of it but only a component. What the modern day warrior is up to is bringing mastery to every department of their life. 

– Greg Amundson


A graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, Greg Amundson has spent nearly twenty years in Military and Law Enforcement service to include details as a Special Weapons and Tactics Team Operator (SWAT) and Sniper in Santa Cruz County, a Captain in the United States Army, a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on the Southwest Border and an Agent on the highly effective Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST) Team.

In addition to his extensive government work, Greg is recognized as a thought leader in the field of integrated wellness practices, and is a prolific author and speaker whose message has positively influenced the lives of thousands of spiritual seekers. A former owner of the nations first CrossFit gym, Greg has traveled around the world teaching functional fitness and self-mastery principles for over nineteen years. Greg is the founder of the CrossFit Goal Setting Trainer Course and the CrossFit Law Enforcement Application Course.


  • Radical principles on leadership 
  • Virtuosity and how to apply it
  • Physical artifacts in visualization
  • Faith Works Ministry and what’s next
  • Next-level burpee test!
  • Greg’s favorite beach in the world



The Good Soldier: How to Fight Well, Finish the Race, and Keep the Faith by [Amundson, Greg]

ABOVE ALL ELSE: A Year of Increasing Wisdom, Stature, and Favor by [Amundson, Greg]

VICTORY: A Practical Guide to Forging Eternal Fitness by [Amundson, Greg]

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