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Life Outside the Hustle with Brent Tieri

Feb 11, 2019

Retired NFL Linebacker, David Vobora, specializes in human performance training that also inspires and motivates his clients to higher levels of achievement and fulfillment in service to others.

As the owner of Performance Vault and founder of the non-profit Adaptive Training Foundation, David works with athletes of all types – professional, Olympic, collegiate, tactical forces and, especially, those with severe disabilities, including many military veterans, but also victims of catastrophic injuries and illnesses.

Through his speaking endeavors and soon to be released book, David is able to spread his message of hope and inspiration to all.

In this episode we dive into:

1. David’s football story of the skinny kid from Oregon who made it to the NFL.

2. How being the final pick in the NFL draft and claiming the title of “Mr. Irrelevant” sparked the underdog mindset that drove David to become a starter his rookie year.

3. David's struggle with a shoulder injury, identity crisis and an opioid addiction.

4. David’s rock bottom moment of desperation that forced him to transition from an unhealthy state of mind and body and start looking at a bigger picture for himself.

5. How to keep a balanced life and why he doesn’t believe we need to have an obsession to reach our high level goals.

6. How to change your focus to align more with our goals.

7. Why creating cycles and seasons in life, that are not measured by outcome, will help lead to much more happiness.

8. How David started the Adaptive Training Foundation and how he met a man with no legs at Starbucks that was the catalyst for it all.

9. The consistency of the human experience and importance of closing the gap between who you were and who you can become.

10. David discusses why intangible moments are the successes in life, and how to truly appreciate them.

11. The meaning of post-traumatic growth and how it impacts adaptive athletes.

12. The most common fear experienced by the athletes at the Adaptive Training Foundation.