US Army veteran, Dan Cooper shares his 8 years of service and how having a “Buddha Mind” has helped him find real balance in life.
Dan Cooper, a remarkable individual, embarked on his journey with the US Army in 2000, proudly serving with the esteemed 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) until 2003. Little did he know that his life would forever be impacted on that fateful day, 9/11, when a plane struck the Pentagon while he and his unit were just half a mile away, engaged in riot control training. In the blink of an eye, his unit swiftly transitioned to providing security at the site and tirelessly sifting through the rubble.
In 2003, Dan concluded his active-duty service. He joined the Reserve Drill Sergeant Unit, a supposedly “non-deployable” unit, only to find himself deployed to Iraq from 2006 to 2007. The experiences he encountered on the battlefield instilled in him what he aptly terms the “Buddha Mind” – a mindset that hones in on controlling what can be controlled while minimizing distractions.
After eight years of service under his belt, Dan eventually chose to transition out of the military and pursue his passion for health and mindset. His unwavering dedication led him to achieve a doctorate in chiropractic medicine, subsequently practicing in a renowned sports-focused clinic that catered to professional athletes, including NFL and MLB players, as well as Olympians. Today, Dan is the driving force behind his own independent concierge chiropractic practice, where he continues to provide care to his clients.
Dan Cooper’s journey serves as a testament to his resilience, adaptability, and unwavering commitment to personal growth.
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00:54 – 14:34 Dan Cooper’s 8 years of service.
14:35 – 21:08 Post-military life in chiropractic medicine
21:09 – 24:40 Finding balance – recovery is where growth happens.
24:41 – 27:22 Gene’s Biz Tip – Are we relying too much on PowerPoint slides?