My own personal journey has kept me busy the last few days. The back pain hasn’t resolved so I saw the doc again this morning and learned that I’m healthy and in alignment. However, all my efforts to heal myself have actually caused inflammation in the L5 disc. So I’m not quitting OsteoStrong or dissing them by any means. What I’ve learned here is that an elementary understanding of health can be dangerous.
By me deciding that jumping on my rebounder and doing deep stretches, it appears that I actually caused a lot of inflammation in the L5 disc. Who knew? If I’m still not feeling up to par tomorrow morning I will start laser treatments on this disc to address the inflammation that’s the root of the problem. I didn’t understand what was going on or know that fast and painless treatments like lasers for discs in the spine even existed until today. Getting professional advice is priceless.
For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis you know I’m one of Tony Robbins’ raving fans. He’s the one who taught me that to thrive we need to continue to learn and grow in all aspects of life, not just career. As a creative who has worked from home most of my life as a professional writer and story analyst for the biggest movie studios on the planet, I have also had to learn how to discipline my focus, find a way to get socialization (being alone 24/7 is NOT fun), manage my emotional state, stay in the flow of new media, keep up with world events, take care of my health and explore ideas in general. There’s so much more to being a full-time creative than most people imagine.
Most people make the fatal mistake of NOT pursuing progress and improvement over a long time continuum. They reach a level of expertise and plateau. I know because I’ve done it. But stalling out is more than tragic. It’s painful at the soul level and it’s the death knell in the professional creative world. This is also true in other walks of life.
The good news is, we don’t have to stay there. On that note…here’s some pro advice that can change your life, no matter who you are. Love, love, love this. It’s part 1 of TR’s 2017 keynote at Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce event. FYI: Tony doesn’t take the stage until about 19 minutes in…Enjoy!