I'm honored to have Lt. Col. Dave Grossman join me for a fascinating conversation about personal health and well-being, authorship, entrepreneurship, and more. I've broken this into two parts because I didn't want to leave anything out so you, the listener, could take in all the wisdom revealed. We also dive into the concept of the “Sheepdog” and how we as law enforcement or military professionals carry that for life. Listen in to Part 1 and come back for Part 2 as well!

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Director, Killology Research Group

In their description of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Slate Magazine said, “Grossman cuts such a heroic, omnicompetent figure, he could have stepped out of a video game.”  He has five patents to his name, has published four novels, two childrens’ books, and six non-fiction books to include his “perennial bestseller” On Killing (with over half a million copies sold), and a New York Times best-selling book co-authored with Glenn Beck.

He is a US Army Ranger, a paratrooper, and a former West Point Psychology Professor.  He has a Black Belt in Hojutsu, the martial art of the firearm, and has been inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. 

Col. Grossman’s research was cited by the President of the United States in a national address, and he has testified before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Congress, and numerous state legislatures.  He has served as an expert witness and consultant in state and Federal courts.  He helped train mental health professionals after the Jonesboro school massacre, and he was also involved in counseling or court cases in the aftermath of the Paducah, Springfield, Littleton and Nickel Mines Amish school massacres. 

Col. Grossman has been called upon to write the entry on “Aggression and Violence” in the Oxford Companion to American Military History, three entries in the Academic Press Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict and has presented papers before the national conventions of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Since his retirement from the US Army in 1998, he has been on the road almost 300 days a year, for over 19 years, as one of our nation’s leading trainers for military, law enforcement, mental health providers, and school safety organizations.

Today Col. Grossman is the director of the Killology Research Group (www.killology.com).  In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks he is has written and spoken extensively on the terrorist threat, with articles published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Civil Policy and many leading law enforcement journals, and he has been inducted as a “”Life Diplomate”” by the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and a “Life Member” of the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

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[00:49] Welcome to episode 57!
[05:46] Your personal wellness is key to success in life and business.
[07:10] We are in the middle of a global epidemic of sleep deprivation.
[08:51] Sleep deprivation is a key factor in suicide.
[10:01] You should be getting 7 hours of sleep a night.
[10:55] Sleep deprivation is also a key factor in traffic deaths and opiate overdoses.
[17:36] Be the Sheepdog. Take your skills and awareness and apply it.
[20:15] Business Brief 23: Eliminating Squirrel Syndrome
[22:40] Cops are the bodyguards for the poor.
[24:35] The violence of the Old West is a Hollywood myth.
[29:52] Being a Sheepdog has a lot of positive connotations.
[32:52] Lt. Col. Grossman's shortcut to writing a book.
[35:02] Write that book and then go present wherever you can.
[35:20] Get in front of every audience you can and get better at what you are doing.

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