Find your talent, not your title.
The term ‘multi-hyphenate’ gets thrown around a lot these days. However, David Adamovich, an ordained minister, doctor, entertainer, and author, doesn’t throw his titles around.
David throws knives instead.
The Great Throwdini David Adamovich was a guest on the Digital Hospitality podcast where the impalement artist talked about transforming himself into the “World’s Fastest and Most Accurate Knife Thrower.”
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David Adamovich is The Great Throwdini:
Known in the sideshow businesses as The Great Throwdini, the man with a knack for knife throwing – so much of a knack that he owns both Guinness World Records and a Merlin Award – didn’t always own an amazing nickname or fancy hardware.
Rather, before he became a pro at impalement arts, he owned a billiards business.
Yup, after losing his job managing a post at a medical practice, the Columbia graduate decided to go into a new game.
“I did the most logical thing a 50-year-old professor with a doctorate and multiple degrees could do,” reflects David Adamovich on Digital Hospitality. “I opened a pool hall.”
The strange switch in path would soon prove fortuitous. While running the pool hall, a customer came in with a throwing knife he got for the holidays. At the time, neither David nor the customer really knew what a throwing knife was.
Nevertheless, the two decided to go out back and test out the new toy.
“We both stepped outside the pool hall,” David recalls. “I was about 50 at the time, never saw a throwing knife before and never touched one. We both threw it at a tree. I stuck it, he didn’t. At that moment, I said, ‘Joe, I could do that.’ From that moment on, I just knew and felt I had the skill, the talent and certainly the passion for it.”
David remembers it like it was yesterday, because in the scheme of things, it wasn’t that long ago.
“Nine months later, I was a world champion,” smiles David. “I was competing against people that were throwing all their lives.”
The Great Throwdini in the Media Spotlight:
An absolute natural, undiscovered until age 50, David’s effortless approach to knife throwing was something you truly couldn’t coach. The Great Throwdini performs the impalement arts with an entertaining touch of magic and comedy.
In the time since stepping outside of his pool hall, David Adamovich has been featured on TV by the likes of Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Shark Tank, Impractical Jokers, America’s Got Talent, ESPN and countless other stations and shows.
With all this fast fame, the late blooming thrower has to get stage fright, right?
“To this day,” begins Throwdini, “before I go on stage to do a show, in the back of my mind, I’m saying, What the hell are you doing? You can go from hero to zero in a second with one bad night, an entire career from being two days old or to being 20 years old can go to hell with one bad throw.”
He’s not wrong. After all, what could go worse than striking someone with a knife on live TV?
So, how does he overcome this very understandable anxiety about throwing knives around his target girl?
“I sit there, I recognize that it crosses my mind, and then the moment we step out on stage, all that goes away,” shares David. “Then I go into my performing mode and my skill mode, and I don’t think about all that other stuff.”
Scary? You bet ya. Simple? Also, true.
Find Your Natural Talent:
This proves that even an all-world natural has their jitters. However, just like opening a pool hall opened both new doors and new questioners, David “Throw” Adamovich continues to trust his talent as that’s proven more surprising than anything.
“You may have a certain talent and you may be world class in that talent, and you don’t even know it,” exclaims David.
“If you have a natural talent and you find that talent, definitely pursue it because it’s not the time that you’re in it, it’s the skill, the natural, inherent skill that you have that determines how good you’re going to be.”
For a reverend turned doctor that found knife throwing and impalement arts at 50, he has the hardware and the story to prove this.
Now internationally known as The Great Throwdini, he not only has the talent, he also has the title.
THE GREAT THROWDINI DAVID ADAMOVICH SOCIAL MEDIA —
- FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Throwdini
- LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-david-adamovich-3076286/
- YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/throwdini
- INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/throwdini/
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