Thursday, 27 April 2017

To grow, you must first break away from tradition

To become #1 in whatever you do, you must first break the bounds of tradition. If you do whatever everyone else does in your field you will become like everyone else in your field.

You must shock the system first and break away from what is the tradition in your field and what is considered normal. It will not be easy. You will make enemies as most do not want the status quo to change.

But progress depends on this. Without breaking away from what is normal and what is the tradition, evolution will not happen.

In whatever I do, I try to become #1 by changing the way the work is done, by becoming unique and innovative. This is one reason behind my success. I always find a better way of doing things that has not been done before. This makes the system uncomfortable but progress and change is always uncomfortable at the start. But it is for better as it improves the system.
Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
Manual Osteopath  

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Beautiful Proposal!

Congratulations to Finn-Tore Carlos Camacho Bjørnsand, one of my students from Norway, for his proposal being accepted! :) I loved this photo so much that I decided to share it. Such a romantic photo! Great proposal location!

Dr Shahin Pourgol


The Shultz Hour

To increase creativity and to come up with new ideas to become #1 in whatever I do, I spend 30 minutes to an hour most days with a pen and paper just letting ideas float in my mind.

I teach this technique as well to my students and ask them at the minimum to do this once a week.

It is funny that a lot of things I teach end up being proven by research. Our programs are actually famous for being research proven, be it the osteopathic techniques or business lectures.

Today I read about a new research that proves the brain needs "negative task" periods to do daydreaming and become creative. When brain is always in "task positive" mode it will not create ideas as it is busy to complete tasks.

This is also another reason why travelling is so important for brain. When you stop using brain to do task positive activities new ideas float in it.
A lot of my top ideas came to me while travelling. The idea to teach osteopathy and founding the National Academy of Osteopathy came to me in 2010 when I was in Salzburg, Austria on a vacation.

I keep using this technique everyday. Most of my great business ideas are brought to me during this task negative period.

They call this creativity technique the "Shultz Hour" after the US Secretary of State, George Shultz said that he uses this once per week.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

This happened today!

This happened today!

US custom officer: purpose of visit?

Dr P: Need to do some banking work for my Florida based university

Officer: You own a university in US?

Dr P: yes!

Officer: Do you have any document showing you own a university in US?

Dr P: Not with me. I did not bring them. But check That's with two s. My name is there.

Officer (after typing the website address): Wow! I see your photo with Canadian prime minister.
Officer then shakes my hand and let me go quickly!!!

Thanks Justin!!!! Your photo made my trip to New York so much fun!!!

امروز اتفاق افتاد

مامور گمرک آمریکا: علت سفر به آمریکا؟

من: دارم میرم کارهای بانکی‌ دانشگاه ما رو انجام بدم.

مامور: شما دانشگاه دارید در آمریکا؟

من: بله در ایالات فلوریدا

مامور: مدارک ثبت دانشگاه را دارید؟

من: نه، با خودم نیاوردم، اما اگه به وبسایت دانشگاه برید اسم من توش است

مامور (بعد از رفتن به وبسایت): عجب!! عکس شما با نخست وزیر کانادا اینجاست

مامور با من دست میده و میگه خوش آمدید

با تشکر از جاستین که سفر من به نیو یورک را بسیار دلنشین کرد

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Are You Safe?

In my business lectures my students learn how to save enough cash to help them survive for at least 6 months if any type of disaster hit them.

This is not only good for your survival, it also helps reduce a big chunk of your daily stress. We all know stress kills and can make you sick quickly. Knowing that you have enough savings to survive for six months makes your life a lot more relax.

You should also have enough dry food (such as rice and beans), and water to survive for 6 months in case an unforeseen natural or man-made disaster happens in your area.

While emergencies rarely happen, the reduction in stress that you receive from knowing that you are prepared for many types of emergencies is worth the time you spend being prepared for them.

A life with less stress is a highly enjoyable life! :) 

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Osteopathic Fertility Clinics

60% Chance of Pregnancy Following Osteopathic Care!

A research published in the Journal of American Osteopathic Association in October 2012 indicates that 60% of infertile women became pregnant within 3 months of having osteopathic care that included soft tissue therapy, muscle energy techniques, osteoarticular techniques, lymphatic drainage and visceral manipulation.

This is amazing!

One reason I want to set up the Osteopathic Fertility Clinics (OFCs) across the world is to help infertile women reach their dream of having babies. This would revolutionize the field of fertility treatments.