Stephen Covey: Work Centered – The Story of My Student

When I met her at the base of the elevator, her energy was off.  I’ve seen this wonderfully, stern-faced doctor a plenty of times.  She’s kin to me….like a sister.  However, I just felt like there was a ball of negative energy around her that I couldn’t quite understand.  So, I asked her, “what’s on your mind?”

“Nothing,” she replied.

As the lesson went on and I tried asking her about different stories: funny, scary, adventurous, inspirational…..she was at a loss of words.

I asked, “have you been living?” — jokingly.

“No, I have a sad life,” she retorted.

The opening up came in and that’s when I realized something was up.  I went through the wheel of life exercise with her and her categories were suffering.

Personal Development – 0

Career – 4

Fun & Hobbies – 4

Friends – 8 (although the friends she’s around kind of live the same dismal lifestyle)

Health – 4

 

Awareness

“Look what’s happening.  You’re now aware though.  A lot of people don’t develop this type awareness and go through life seemingly discontent which ultimately breeds depression.  Best part about this session is you’re not aware of what’s happening.”

“What am I supposed to do, AJ (nickname is AJ in Thailand because they can’t pronounce Arsenio)?”

I pulled out my little Jack Canfield book that has an exercise to “find your purpose.”

I went down a series of questions.  “What brings you joy? What’s your defining moment?”…..and so many others.  She didn’t know.

See, schools (especially those “academic” schools) don’t knock on the core genius of young individuals…so then they grow up being “work centered” and end up being miserable.  A study showed these results of American doctors.

A GRIM PICTURE OF PHYSICIANS’ MENTAL HEALTH

The study polled more than 15,000 doctors in 29 specialties. In the survey, 42% of physicians reported burnout. Physicians in critical care, neurology, and family medicine had the highest rates of burnout. The specialties with the lowest rates were plastic surgery, dermatology, and pathology. The specialists with the lowest rates were also more likely to seek professional help for their mental health.

Fourteen percent of physicians reported being both burned out and depressed. The specialties with the highest rates of co-occurring depression and burnout were:

  • Obstetrics and gynecology (20%)

  • Public health and preventive medicine (18%)

  • Urology (17%)

  • Neurology (17%)

Of course she’s a Thai doctor, but you guys get my point.

I was sitting there with my hands on my chin wondering what the hell to do next, and then suddenly I realized a very good exercise I saw in Stephen Covey’s book in regards to finding your “center.”  She read through it and she began reciting something so identical to what her present situation was — she was work centered.

Someone who puts everything into work to whereas they forget about everything else, especially life.

What did I do next as a coach?

Ok, we need to find your passion.  You’re uninspired for so many different reasons. Do this exercise in terms of answering the questions about yourself that’s been untapped forEVER.  After that, you need to figure out your true alchemy.  Sure, you have the money, but you’ve neglected every other area (as pointed out above).  So, time to read about your alchemy (Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist).  After that, read the ensuing 10 pages of Stephen Covey’s book to completely unlock what’s happening in your life (I almost know the chapters verbatim).

What I’m expecting?

She’s going to come back with renewed passion.

Podcast

 

Interviewee #8 – Bioquark’s Ira Pastor On Stem Cell & Defeating Chronic Illnesses

Ira Pastor, who’s the CEO and Founder of Bioquark, is on today’s podcast interview.  We’ll be discussing about of course bringing back dead people, defeating chronic illnesses with stem cell, and the future of the FDA and eradicating other diseases.

Post-Podcast

What I can take away from this interview is Ira Pastor, CEO/Founder of BioQuark Inc, is onto something (in a collaborative effort with Mexico, Thailand, South Africa and other countries) that could change humanity.

No excuses to why everything exists.  I love the fact that he questioned the very thing that is killing us.  If we look at viruses (influenza, HIV and others) and other things that make up the human body in general (and has over 3 billion years), we need to backtrack and look at the genesis of everything.  Reversing disease, to defeating chronic illness, and using stemcell to our advantage is going to win this man a nobel peace prize within the coming years.

I had an interesting conversation with my ex-interviewee, Steve Pipe, and he said that monkeys live with rabies and HIV…..they don’t die from it.  Ira Pastor confirmed just that, and a many of animals, species and organisms across our planet live with things that would kill us in the matter of weeks.

There lies the ultimate answer.

Podcast

 

 

Upcoming Interviews – Update – Interview #7 & #8

After a long hiatus of not doing interviews through Skype or Facebook messenger, it’s going to be broken this upcoming week with some pretty intriguing guests.

The first guest adding me on FB after a recent post on Gary Vee’s FB page.  She’s an entrepreneur, draws, and does a few other things while living in Colorado.

It just so happened that I saw her post about starting her own podcast; which brings me to another story of this girl who was very hesitant about starting a podcast back in 2015 – but now she would probably be in the 4-5 figure making range if she had done it.

Anyways, focusing on the interview.  I linked her up with one of my very first interviewees and now it’s time to to break her into the audio world.

The second interviewee is remarkably compelling.  He emailed me originally in the beginning of January, telling me if he could be on my podcast.  After doing research on the Telegraph and Business Insider, this Philadelphia company is going to use stem cell to bring already deceased brains back to life.  What could happen? Not exactly sure, but I have a doctor, who’s a student, helping me with some pretty good questions to ask him.

For what he’s already done (reversing diabetes and slowing down a few other diseases – http://www.businessinsider.com/bioquark-stem-cell-brain-dead-reversal-trial-2017-6)….this many by the name of Ira Pastor is on the verge of winning a Nobel Peace Prize.  If you guys have any questions you would like me to submit, please let me know!

March 2nd (7am Bangkok, Thailand Time) – Celina Celeste – Entrepreneur

March 9th (same time) – Ira Pastor of Bioquark.

 

What Worry May Do To You

A doorbell rang in the early morning hours while Dale Carnegie was sleeping.  This volunteer urged him to get vaccinated against Smallpox.

Yes, this is when the Smallpox epidemic made it’s way to America.  8 people had it at the time and 2 died.  However, nurses and doctors were working feverishly to get everyone vaccinated in New York City.

However, no one rang is doorbell about the emotional sickness of worry? An illness that, during the same time period, had caused ten thousand times more damage than smallpox.

No one ever warned him about what nervous breakdowns can do?

How about obesity? A pandemic (what I consider to to be), that has killed more people than just about any other disease in America.  More than 300,000 to be exact….now there maybe some illnesses out there that have a higher number, but you get the point I’m trying to make, right?

Dr. O. F. Gober – a medical executive of the Sante Fe Hospital Association said years ago, “seventy percent of all patients who come to physicians could cure themselves if they only got rid of their fears and worries.  Don’t think for a moment that I mean that their ill are imaginary.  Their ills are as real as a throbbing toothache and sometimes a hundred times more serious.  I refer to such illnesses as nervous indigestion, some stomach ulcers, heart disturbances, insomnia, some headaches, and some types of paralysis. ”

Dr. W. C. Alvarez has said, “ulcers frequently flare up or subside according to the hills and valleys of emotional stress.”

There was a study done years ago where 15,000 patients were being treated for stomach disorders at the Mayo Clinic.  Four out of five had no physical basis whatever for their stomach illnesses.  Fear, worry, hate, supreme selfishness, and the inability to adjust themselves to the world of reality – these were largely the causes of their stomach illnesses.

Want to know more? Tune into my podcast down below!

Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11985395