#74 - Navigating Life After Military Trauma With Medal Of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer
The Bare Performance Podcast
In today’s episode, we’re joined by Dakota Meyer, a former sniper in the U.S. Marines and a Medal of Honor recipient. In today’s episode, we dive deep into some topics which haven’t been brought up before on the podcast. You will hear Dakota’s journey through trauma from his time in the military and things he has tried to overcome it and what he is currently working on. As the conversation kicks off, Dakota shares some insight into his latest liquid nutrient IV business venture Dash IV. Taking IVs in the military is a common occurrence, and the idea came to him while he was in the Marine Corps. One of Dakota’s greatest pleasures in life is watching others succeed, which is the goal of this company and their team. The idea is very much in line with the values of Nick and BPN, who advocate for health and wellness over peak performance. Dakota speaks of his own issues struggling with nutrition and the biggest lesson he learned from it, which is that you can’t outwork a poor diet. Then, they discuss how detrimental stress can be on the body, affecting cognitive ability, performance, sleep and more. Dakota believes that where you really challenge someone, rather than asking them what their goals or priorities are, is when they are asked what they are willing to sacrifice to achieve the goal. The bigger the goal, the more sacrifice it’s going to require, which Nick is a prime example of. Dakota urges everyone listening to really examine your daily activities and the people in your life to determine whether they are truly adding something of value. Dakota believes the vindictive, angry and darker side of his personality is what drew him to the military. On a trip to Mexico, he experimented with DMT and had the realization that he no longer wanted to bring back the person he was before. The people who have nothing to turn to after leaving the military are the ones who have the hardest time. Often, people are so overwhelmed by the world’s negativity that they can’t even focus their attention enough to look internally. Instead of focusing your attention on the broader world, Nick urges listeners to focus on positive impact within your immediate circle. Dakota recently became a firefighter and speaks of the selfless and kind nature of the people there. Initially, he joined as a volunteer during his free time, but it was meeting the guys which inspired him to join the crew full time. Next, Dakota dives into the trauma, terror and sacrifice involved when serving in the military, which is often overlooked by outsiders. It is a feeling that could never be replicated or understood unless you’ve experienced it first hand. He says we have to start humanizing things again, be more thoughtful and relearn how to connect. Then, he dives into the difficult expectations put upon him as a recipient of the Medal of Honor. Everyone, himself included, is ultimately searching for something and learning along the way. Today’s cancel culture only inhibits people from making mistakes and growing from them, turning people into robots who are afraid to do or say things that may go against the grain of what is deemed “correct”. After you die, it isn’t what you had that will be remembered, but how you treated others and what you did for them. Nobody is guaranteed a future or the opportunity to do good later on. You have to take the opportunity you have, right now. Dignity changes the world. The harder a transition, the more growth that is taking place. Timestamps: 00:05 Introduction of today’s episode and guest 10:38 - Dakota’s latest business venture, Dash IV 14:17 - Performance vs. health and wellness. 18:35 - The effects of stress on the body 24:50 - What are you willing to sacrifice in order to achieve your goals? 28:44 - Reexamining the people and activities in your life. 35:00 - The experience that opened Dakota’s eyes to the person he was vs. who he wanted to be moving forward. 50:05 - Living your life by your own standards 55:47 - Why Dakota started working as a firefighter. 58:25 - The trauma and sacrifice of being in the military often overlooked. 1:05:30 - The expectations involved by receiving the Medal of Honor. 1:07:45 - Discussing today’s cancel culture. 1:12:05 - The importance of having dignity and doing the right thing, right now. Links: Learn more about Dakota Meyer. Learn more about Dash IV. Learn more about Bare Performance Nutrition.
LLP #66: "Military Elitism and What Went Down With Dakota Meyer"
Life Liberty and the Pursuit
In this episode, Eric and Matt discuss the existence of Military Elitism amongst influencers and content creators. The guys discuss topics from MOH recipient Dakota Meyer's recent statements about civilians in body armor and training to gatekeepers in the community. Come join them for this in-depth and fun conversation. THIS EPISODE BROUGHT TO YOU BY KOI CBD: https://bit.ly/3trrLDb Use Code "LLP" To Save 15%Eric & Matt are both former US Army combat veterans who served together while deployed to Iraq during OIF III. Eric is most known for his YouTube channel IraqVeteran8888 which has over 2.4 million subscribers currently as well as his outspoken and no compromise stance regarding the 2nd amendment. Matt runs Ballistic Ink which is a branding and merchandising company serving 2A content creators and the firearms industry. He is also very passionate about the 2nd amendment and freedom.2A FRIENDLY CC PROCESSING: https://wetheprocessor.com/APPAREL AND OTHER MERCH:https://ballisticink.com/http://www.iraqveteran8888.com/CHECK OUT OUR YOUTUBE CHANNELS:https://www.youtube.com/c/iraqveteran8888https://www.youtube.com/c/Guitarsenal
Dakota Meyer, USMC, Afghanistan, Iraq, Medal of Honor
Dakota Meyer decided to have some fun with the U.S. Marine recruiter visiting his high school. Within minutes he had a change of heart and signed up to serve. Meyer would serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a horrific day in September 2009 would change his life forever.In this edition of "Veterans Chronicles," Meyer shares the very difficult story of watching from a a mile away as his fellow Marines came under deadly enemy fire. Defying orders, Meyer spent the next several hours against nearly impossible odds to save and recover his fallen comrades. For his actions that day, Meyer received the Medal of Honor. But while sharing his story with us, Meyer explains why the medal actually made his life more difficult.
In the concluding episode of our three part series with Hiring Our Heroes, Medal of Honor Recipient, Hiring Our Heroes ambassador, and United States Marine Corps Veteran, Sgt. Dakota Meyer joins #NextGenWarrior for a far ranging conversation. Dakota recalls the day he was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House, tells us about training as a first responder, running two businesses, and the joys of fatherhood.
VETERAN ENTREPRENEUR PODCAST #13FEATURING Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer On this episode of the Veteran Entrepreneur Podcast, we sit down with Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer. This is an episode you won't want to miss. Saddle up for some hard truths and get ready to weather the storm. Dakota details his experience going through the process of receiving the Medal of Honor, how that moment has changed his life, the issues facing veterans today, politics, his entrepreneurial journey, and some much needed truths for all of us who served.Learn more about Dakota and show support on his main websites below! www.flipsidecanvas.com - www.ownthedash.comThe "Veteran Entrepreneur Podcast" is about Veterans promoting, educating and inspiring other Veterans. Every Friday, a new Veteran Entrepreneur interview will be uploaded to our platform on YouTube, Apple iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. A like, share, or subscribe would really help us get off the ground and help us reach more Veterans. Thanks for your support. Watch, Listen, Learn... Be inspired...#staymotivatedPodcast Media PlatformsVeteran Entrepreneur Podcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC2LiEt6Sdn3ptkTtebeYcQ/Apple iTunesVeteran Entrepreneur Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veteran-entrepreneur-podcast/id1525567607?uo=4SpotifyVeteran Entrepreneur Podcasthttps://open.spotify.com/show/6pVtRfV6IkU9v3n2xYVTB4Google PodcastsVeteran Entrepreneur PodcastDon’t forget to SUBSCRIBE and SHARE!👇Follow on Instagram from this episode:Dakota Meyer IG: @dakotameyer0317 Dot Mil Merchandise IG: @dotmil_gearDot Mil Founder Scott Brewer IG: @xtreme_athletixSan Diego REALTOR® Elvin Lantigua IG: @myrealtorelvin
08SEPT2009: Serving as a part of an embedded training team in Afghanistan, Cpl. Dakota Meyer was tasked with maintaining security by a rally point as other members of his team pushed into a village named Ganjgal. Expecting to meet with village elders, the element of US and Afghan forces quickly came under intense enemy fire from an estimated 50 Taliban fighters. Hearing that the US team was cut off, Meyer and another Marine took off in a vehicle to assist. As their vehicle drew fire, Meyer manned the machine gun and hammered enemy positions despite rounds impacting all around him. Each trip into the fight, Meyer identified and helped evacuate groups of wounded or trapped Afghan soldiers. During these movements, he was in constant contact with the enemy, engaging some at point blank range. After the vehicle took too much damage to return, Meyer swapped for a new truck and went back into the fight two more times. Having already been wounded in the army, Meyer dismounted the vehicle near where he expected his cut off Marines to be. As he neared the position, he spotted a Taliban fighter attempting to drag the bodies away. After killing that fighter, Meyer began the recovery of his four fallen brothers. For saving the lives of so many Afghan and American warriors during that six hour fight, Cpl Dakota Meyer would be awarded the Medal of Honor.
126: How to Move Forward, Lead & Win with Dakota Meyer
The Squad Room
Dakota Meyer knows a thing or two about how to move forward and overcoming adversity. That’s why it was a great experience to have him on the newest episode of The Squad Room. A short review of Dakota’s life shows you some of the major obstacles he has confronted and overcome by accepting his reality: The […]
Ross Patterson and Dan Hollaway sit down with Medal Of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer to discuss the chaos that's going on in America and how he thinks we can fix it. We chat about the recent events in Kenosha, WI and why everyone protesting in the streets was wrong, why Jacob Blake isn't a hero, and why Kyle Riddenhouse shouldn't have been there. Dakota also discusses why he recently became a firefighter, and his answer will surprise you. www.ghostbed.com/drinkinbros getroman.com/drinkinbros expressvpn.com/drinkinbros
Shane Warner and Jon Chase had the opportunity to sit down with Dakota Meyer. Dakota is a Medal of Honor recipient, but that’s not what defines him. We talked to Dakota about training to be a firefighter, having a beer with the president and his continued efforts to make the world a better place. It is important to Dakota to be what people need him to be. He is proud of his daughters, Sailor and Atlee Bay and loves spending time with them. He has an amazing story of IronWill. So sit back and listen on www.ironwill.us or your favorite podcast platform. You can also follow Dakota on Facebook, Dakota Meyer and instagram @dakotameyer0317 or listen to his podcast Front Toward Enemy.