Have you faced a career setback? Are you sick and tired of working in the corporate world - never getting recognition or enough money for the work you do? If so, the time may be right to start your own successful business. How do you know whether or not you’ll be able to handle the steps involved in creating your own company? If you have these six characteristics, you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. 1. You Hate Bosses Every entrepreneur and business owner shares a common trait: They hate working for someone else. Working during specific hours without the ability to prior... Read More >>
Fourteen years ago, I took the biggest risk of my life. I had a thriving medical practice, yet I felt stressed and unfulfilled. Why? Because I was seeing 35 – 50 patients a day, spending as little as five minutes per patient, and with each encounter finding myself quickly searching a patient’s words for the one complaint for which I could quickly give a prescription. Despite having four children nine and under, a new house, and enormous expenses, I became the 9th doctor in the United States and the first in New York State to form a concierge medical practice, where people pay an extra annual fee for personalized healthcare. Sin... Read More >>
As I learn more about the death of Steve Jobs from a form of pancreatic cancer and the attempts he made to treat it, I think about how we all go about making decisions. Most of us, including this author, tend to fight or flee what we perceive as dangerous, threatening, or making us more vulnerable—however unfounded that perception might be. We create definitions of ourselves, place ourselves in limiting boxes of thoughts and beliefs, and then react by fighting or fleeing anything that questions those belief systems. One of my favorite quotations, by an anonymous author, is “Follow those who seek the trut... Read More >>
Whether you know it or not, the fight or flight reaction controls much of your behavior and reactions. Yes, the same fight or flight reaction that makes your heart beat fast when you see the flashing lights of a police car in your rearview mirror and the same reaction that caused your prehistoric relatives to deal with the threat of a saber-toothed tiger. And it is what is behind much of what you think of anxiety, stress, and even depression. Since this reaction comes fast and furiously, you must keep your mind and body in peak shape so that it does not negatively affect you. Here are twenty ways you can make sure stress and anxiety don... Read More >>
"Before you find your soul mate, you must first discover your soul." A search for a soul mate, to me, is like going to a romantic movie and yearning for your life to be just as the characters. In these movies, living happily ever after lasts about ninety to one-hundred and twenty minutes. What happens next? Next week? Next year? Ten years from now? Don’t get me wrong, I am a romantic and love romantic love. But the idea of a soul mate has always made me wonder. To me, we possess a duality—a primitive nature and a divine nature. The latter is where our soul resides. When we look outside of ourselves for... Read More >>
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