Today’s departure from the usual was sparked by a question sent in by one of Dr Dave’s Best newsletter readers. By the way if you are not one of them you should be since it is yet another way I keep my people up to date on all things anti-aging along with my myth busting and of course the latest developments.
The question was an interesting and probing one: “Dr Dave what are YOUR New Year’s Resolutions, and how are you doing with them?”
At first I though, “That’s a bit forward! Isn’t it!” but then I realized I did have some important info to share with you in that regard.
I have continued to simplify my life and I encourage you to do so. Each year I hone in on what is most important in my life.
I have narrowed it down to 3 major things and almost all of my resolutions have to do with those things.
#1 My Health I hope its not too big of a surprise that my own health is paramount to just about everything else I do. I know of some very famous people in my field both internet types and non internet types who are just flat out sick. They don’t look happy and they certainly don’t look healthy, no matter how many millions of readers they have. It always struck me as strange that a person can’t look at someone and say, “Wow they can’t be practicing what they preach or if they are its the wrong stuff!”
In my book if you walk the walk you look great feel great and are a beacon for people who are trying to stay young for as long as possible. And a wonderful by product of that is you are happy most of the time and people know it!
I think my hero in that department was Jack La Lane!
Now in terms of simplifying how I look at my health my overall approach has been and is: do what works and always keep the long exciting and active future you have in mind as the end goal.
A few of the modifications on previous habits are: Get leaner and eat cleaner even on the road. Exercise MORE when traveling not less. And a very simple one: eat less calories every day.
#2 Take care of the people I love and those who love me. Now is a good time for me to remind you: I do what I do for myself and the ones I love. Now as self centered as that may sound frankly its the kind of integrity you should expect from anyone in my position. That is also the way I always practiced medicine. If I would not want me for a doctor or me taking care of my mom then I do not belong in the profession. That attitude has carried over to:
#3 My business: I once spent a little time with one of the top internet guru docs on the planet. Everything I heard was about money and business. Everything. Everything that was written and sent to that list was designed to get more business. Now I admire a certain degree of business savvy but when people are actually doing what you tell them to and spending their hard earned dollars on your stuff I think they would like to know what you personally do and take and how you can help them before they know you are always helping yourself independent of how it may truly affect them.
On occasion that means saying you disagree with the party line on something. Now as I have learned many times over, that upsets people and actually negatively affects your business. But there are truth seekers out there who are genuinely looking for answers and are willing to at least listen to someone who speaks their truth, backs it up and lives it.
I am not sure if you follow me on Facebook at all but that venue is where I SHOW what I am doing including all the “personal Guinea pig stuff” I am vetting for you. Once again it helps me and keeps me on the cutting edge of my personal space in the world: anti-aging.
It also helps you because you find out about it first from someone who has “been there and done that”. In the next few weeks I will be starting an experiment on myself with 2 other brave souls that I hope will be a revelation.
The resolution behind it was this: Speed up the process of new discoveries in human anti-aging medicine.
Another revelation I have had: my business is important to me because it is me. It feeds #2 above and of course #1 every single day.
Now I want to share a personal Revelation with you that has helped me immensely with all of the above because it has allowed me to find guidance from places far bigger and wiser than I.
Here it is: Let Go of Outcomes! Ask for what you want with faith and positive expectation and then let it go. You will be shown the way. In the process you will be doing something else magical: Making Space. By quieting your mind and not trying to force, will and control everything you will have space to enjoy the moment and see and hear things around you that will help you make all of your Resolutions come true, and much much more.
If you need help with intuition and creativity or even just more brain power here is my secret It is not the ONLY reason I get some much done, but it is a huge help.
And everyone needs some of that.
What have you done so far and what are you going to do?
I hope its everything and more that you want to do.
Best, Dr Dave