The Velvet Hammer is a hard hitting series with clarity regarding missions, training and world events. These stories are sometimes intense, but are always filled with powerful lessons in life. David is a Military Veteran, Former Dive Rescue International Instructor, National Taekwondo Champion, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Certified Bodyguard for High Risk Areas and a successful businessman.
The Long Walk - Elite Delta Force selection compared to our journey in life
The "Long Walk" is part of the Elite Delta Force selection process. David compares life's journey and the common principles of this Long Walk. These principles if followed will help us to have joy during the journey as well as enrichment other people along the way!
The Fear of CHANGE and the Reality of GROWTH
Change is hard, in fact the brain has a real physiological response to change . Part of the brain—the amygdala—interprets change as a threat and releases the hormones for fear, fight, or flight. Your body is actually protecting you from change. That is why so many people when presented with a new idea—even a good one, with tons of benefits—will resist it. This podcast identifies three keys to overcoming this response and illustrates how we can learn to win!
Do you fit in? Life is like a puzzle and you are a VERY important piece of it!
All of us fit in the puzzle of life's great picture, even when we don't feel like it. In a conversation with a very wise person one day, the comment was made that we are not suppose to be like everyone else. We are unique and just like no puzzle has two pieces that are the same, we are also an important piece of the great picture with our size, shape, colors and designs.
Life is not a straight line - how to embrace the journey!
Life is a series of turns, twists, ups and as we all know downs. The opportunity exists while on our individual paths to lift, love, learn, laugh and listen to others. This is a critical "joy" set of skills to acquire and makes all of life's experiences so very rich and worth while!
Natural Rights - The foundation of the Bill of Rights
This important principle is the foundation of our nations Declaration of Independence from England and the formation of the Bill of Rights. It is why millions have come to America to prosper and become all that they desire. In this podcast David talks about this principle as well as individual rights compared to collectivism.
Lifting the weary and downcast - they are all around you every day!
This podcast is a short story of a chance meeting in a swimming pool early one morning where a young man who was burdened with such a heavy weight was lifted a few inches through simple acts of kindness. We move through life with one of the greatest opportunities all around us! Looking for the one who needs a simple smile, affirmation or understanding can create such joy and gratitude is one of our main purposes on this earth.