< Tier One Tranquility Base

Dave Mayeski

Vice President

MY WHY

I’ve spent the best part of 3 decades of my life in public service.  I served in the U.S. Airforce during Desert Storm and then followed a path to civilian police agencies working at both the State and community level and then I moved forward to federal law enforcement.  Without even knowing it, I was a part of something bigger than myself and "TEAM" resonated with me. After leaving the military, some primal instinct drove me to continue seeking that same feeling of belonging and brotherhood that I felt in the military. There were several times I felt as if that goal would be realized, but it never materialized.  I learned that few places in the civilian world can replicate the human bonds we experience in the military. Generations of training and development has come to fruition in military life that bond men to each other to a level that they will give their life for a total stranger, just because they are "Brothers". Those bonds are strengthened by the rungs of a ladder each of us struggle through as we train for the rigors through peacetime military training and combat deployments. When we leave our "Tribe" and end up alone, we are seeking the same Brotherhood we've been excised from and continue our primal need to find that Brotherhood again.  In order to heal from the trauma of war, from the childhood trauma we indeed consider "normal", we need to be among like-minded souls and know that someone out there truly understands us. 

My decades of service have brought me to this understanding. The people who best understand the struggles we Veterans, Police, and First Responders experience, are those who have also walked our path and lived through similar situations. I sought assistance in many forms over my lifetime, yet failed to find the resonance, understanding and relief I was searching for until a fellow veteran shined the light on the proper path to healing for me. And that has made all the difference. The answer is "not out there".  It's inside you. Inside me. There is plenty of hard work involved in coming to consciousness. This path can be quite uncomfortable and seem counter-intuitive. But with that "comfort" comes stagnation and lack of growth. I didn't realize the affect this program had on my life until people around me began to comment on how "different" I was.  People remarked that I was happier, more engaging and fun to be around, when in the past, I had a black heart and conducted myself in a way that kept people at a distance. I didn't want anyone knowing who I "really was". My own self destructive behaviors led me down a dark path that felt "normal" to me. 

The epiphanies came after learning the program and practicing.  This is not a "quick fix" but a lifestyle choice. The realization that things I struggled with my entire life were no longer dominating my attention and were no longer major issues was a huge awakening for me.  I can’t imagine going through life without sharing the things I learned at Tier One that allowed me to live a better, happier, more fulfilling life. We have all relied on a failed system for way too long. The price we pay for serving this nation is too high.  "We train our soldiers to go to war, we don't train them to come home!" It’s up to us to share this program and pass on to the next Veteran that which has worked for us.   

So why Tier One Tranquility Base?  Because it works. This program works because it is hard work. This program is different from anything else because we focus on what's INSIDE, not "out there". It's a program of introspection, humility, integrity and honor.  The program is designed to provide you with the tools in your continuing effort to become a "Tier One" personality. This is a life changing program not intended for just anyone, but for those who are intentionally seeking to change their life for the better.  It's about becoming a better person for those we love. No one at this program is going to hand you a pill, a puppy or “safe space”. What you will get handed are real tools that will change your life in ways that you can’t imagine. But you still have to do the hard work. You will be with men and women that truly understand you, because we've all walked the same path and gone thru similar storms.  From your childhood experiences to the realities of what you face as an adult, you are not the only one and you are not alone. PTSD is very real. So is suicide. But we can't blame everything on combat or someone else. It's time to come home. Time to look in the mirror and unload our rucks. 

I wanted real, tangible, positive change in my life and I was finally at the point that I was willing to do the work. I just needed to know what to do.  One of the hardest things I have learned and continues to be a big struggle, is honest introspection and self-reflection. You will never heal or find peace until you understand yourself and learn what you've been through from a different perspective.  From the perspective of love and self-care! The program will take you through vital steps that will, from the very beginning, start you on a road to healing, self-realization, and self-understanding.

The TOTB difference comes from the fact that this program was designed by those that have lived it, not just read it in a book or received it through seminars or college curriculum.  This program works because it was designed by Veterans for Veterans. We speak soldier! Come and join us, be prepared to be honest, be prepared to work, and be ready to see results. 


Psalms 31:24  

“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”