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Escape Velocity Podcast

Escape Velocity Podcast

By Topaz Navarro
A military veteran centric podcast where we explore the mindset, behaviors, habits, and attributes that contribute to authentic happiness, peak performance, flow states, and meaningful, lasting, personal development.
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Fellowship is What Keep Us Alive
Today's episode is from the Life Curated Podcast! My friend Anika Mills, publisher and CEO of Columbia Inspired Magazine and I discuss a few the efforts, organizations and Military Veteran facing organizations happening in our community of Howard County, Maryland.  Fellowship is what keeps us alive, and community is where we find comfort in difficult times.  Follow me on IG The_Escape_Velocity_Coach Subscribe to the Life Curated bi-weekly update Stay In Touch with Columbia Inspired! (
December 17, 2021
Post Traumatic Growth After The Military
This episode is a recording our Facebook Masterclass with Wendi Wray host of the Beyond The Military Podcast. We discuss trauma, Post Traumatic Growth and how to recognize and cultivate post traumatic growth. 
November 12, 2021
Escape Velocity Podcast Episode 18
On this episode I sit down with Air Force Veteran, friend, and coworker, Pow Srikachorn. Join us as we stress the importance of Intrinsic Motivation as the fuel that drives your energy and focus post military service. 
October 18, 2021
Episode 17 - Mr. James Coombs IV
In this episode I sit down with Army Veteran Mr. James Coombs IV. We discuss his combat experience, the role Jiu Jitsu has played as a release from the symptoms of post traumatic stress, and the words we would all hate to hear, STOP Loss.  We apologize for the sound issues in this episode, we were faced with a few technical issues which we had to work through.  We appreciate your continued support. 
October 05, 2021
Episode 16 - The American Dream CEO
In this episode I sit down with Army Veteran, former 7th group guy, turned The American Dream CEO - Mr. Marcus Anderson. We discuss his transition from service after 13 years on active duty and some of the available resources for improving your financial literacy. 
September 21, 2021
Veterans Get After It Podcast (Guest Interview)
On this week's episode I am sharing my guest appearance on the Veterans Get After It Podcast.  Wendi Wray graciously invited me onto her podcast to share my passion for serving and helping to break the "machismo" and stigma of mental and emotional health in the minority male veteran community. I also share the 3 pillars of authentic happiness and a tool you can implement right away. Our episode Call To Action. 
September 03, 2021
Rebroadcast - The Soldier For Life Podcast
This episode is a rebroadcast of our interview on The Soldier for Life Podcast. On this episode I sit down with the podcast host LTC Olivia Nunn and discuss the impact military service and separation have on the mental health of servicemember/veterans. 
August 19, 2021
The Coach Creative Burnout and Recovery
Next episode in our series with Trey - The Coach Creative. We will discuss burnout and how you can best rest to prevent or conduct self care to recover once you've missed the signs of burnouts. 
August 12, 2021
Passion, Purpose, Meaning - What's Your Perspective
Passion, purpose, meaning are words that get tossed around quite often by separating servicemembers and post service veterans. What do they mean and how do we identify passion and purpose while pursuing our true meaning?  A short discussion on what these terms mean at Escape Velocity Academy and how you can begin to develop and pursue authentic happiness. 
July 30, 2021
The Coach Creative Barriers and Blockers to Peak Performance
On this episode I sit down with Coach Trey from The Coach Creative to discuss his experiences coaching and mentoring young adult athletes. We specifically discuss barriers and blockers to peak performance and why self awareness is so critical for peak performance. 
July 08, 2021
Five Pillars of Peak Performance
At Escape Velocity Academy we recognize that personality does not scale. Our methodology is designed to explore five pillars that, once optimized, will help you achieve your impossible. 
June 24, 2021
School is Finite Learning is Infinite
In this episode we discuss the 2nd pillar of the Escape Velocity Coaching Model, Intelligence. We also discuss the importance of embracing a beginner's mind and being a life long learner. 
June 14, 2021
Peak Performance Networks
Today we explore the importance of Peak Performance Networks and how to identify your 4 social support domains. 
May 28, 2021
Harmonious VS Obsessive Passion
Harmonious passion vs Obsessive passion, is your favorite activity building you up or tearing you down? How can you identify if the activity you love has become the one thing holding you back from self determination. 
May 14, 2021
The Seven Fear Archetypes
In this episode we discuss the 7 Fear Archetypes and how to recognize, identify, and overcome your fears. We close with a short explanation of Fear Grit and how it can help you take the energy from fear and use it to drive focus and concentration.  
April 30, 2021
How Do We Find Meaning In Life?
A sense of meaning leads to resiliency, creativity when faced with setbacks, and the power and courage to overcome hurt and pain. But how do we discover our meaning and how do we live in alignment with it?
April 14, 2021
Personality Does Not Scale
Personality does not scale. Build the capacity to think through your own dilemmas without having to rely on the individual experiences or opinions of social media influencers. What works for one person will not work for everyone. 
April 09, 2021
Escape Velocity Podcast "Bread for Beggars"
In our first Bread for Beggars episode we discuss the reason we created the "Bread for Beggars" format and we introduce our listeners to Flow. 
April 03, 2021
Solomon's Paradox - Making Wiser Decisions
Today we are discussing how to use self distancing and other techniques to avoid Solomon's Paradox and make better decisions. 
March 30, 2021
Vowel Journaling for Clarity and Focus
Episode 1 of the Escape Velocity podcast. We discuss the vowel journaling method and how a consistent journaling practice can lead to increased focus and clarity. Flow follows focus. 
March 24, 2021