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The Element by Ken Robinson, Ph.D

The ElementWhat most businesses need is a training program for their employees and executives so that they can reach their full potential. I’ve created such programs for every position in a modern business. Here’s an excerpt from one of my favorite books on this subject. I would recommend that you read it and have your employees do so too. You’ll see a major change in yourself and them. Paul Turnbull, Purpose Consultant

The Element by Ken Robinson, Ph.D.

I use the term the Element to describe the place where the things we love to do and the things we are good at come together. I believe it is essential that each of us find his or her Element, not simply because it will make us more fulfilled but because, as the world evolves, the very future of our communities and institutions will depend on it.

We need to create environments—in our schools, in our workplaces, and in our public offices—where every person is inspired to grow creatively. We need to make sure that all people have the chance to do what they should be doing to discover the Element in themselves and in their own way.

Being in our Element depends on finding our own distinctive talents and passions. Why haven’t most people found this? One of the most important reasons is that most people have a very limited conception of their own natural capacities.

This is true in several ways. The first limitation is in our understanding of the range of our capacities. We are all born with extraordinary powers of imagination, intelligence, feeling, intuition, spirituality, and of physical and sensory awareness. For the most part, we use only a fraction of these powers, and some not at all. Many people have not found their Element because they don’t understand their own powers.

The second limitation is in our understanding of how all of these capacities relate to each other holistically. For the most part, we think that our minds, our bodies, and our feelings and relationships with others operate independent of each other, like separate systems. Many people have not found their Element because they don’t understand their true organic nature.

The third limitation is in our understanding of how much potential we have for growth and change. For the most part, people seem to think that life is linear, that our capacities decline as we grow older, and that opportunities we have missed are gone forever. Many people have not found their Element because they don’t understand their constant potential for renewal. This limited view of our own capacities can be compounded by our peer groups, by our culture, and by our own expectations of ourselves. A major factor for everyone, though, is education.”


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Four Characteristics of Genius


Photo of Leonardo DaVinci
Can anyone become a genius? Don’t you have to be born with it? What part does a formal education play in becoming a genius?
Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it – so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience, would have achieved success?
“In business, sometimes, prospects may seem darkest when really they are on the turn. A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.” Elbert Hubbard
Learn something new every day of your life… “Still learning” was Michelangelo’s motto until the day of his death.
“All the genius I have lies in this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. I study it in all its bearings. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the efforts that I make are what people are pleased to call the fruits of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.” Alexander Hamilton
The world’s greatest geniuses have all had 24 personality characteristics in common and you can develop the same traits yourself, says an expert.
“Most people have the mistaken idea that geniuses are born, not made”, declared Dr. Alfred Barrios, author of the book, Towards Greater Freedom and Happiness.
“But if you look at the lives of the worlds greatest geniuses like Edison, Socrates, DaVinci, Shakespeare, Einstein, you will discover they all had 24 personality characteristics in common.
“These are traits that anyone can develop. It makes no difference how old you are, how much education you have, or what you have accomplished to date. Adopting these personality characteristics enables you to operate on a genius level.”
Here are 4 of the characteristics Dr. Barrios lists, which enable geniuses to come up with and develop new and fruitful ideas. I will give you four more in my next post and continue that with subsequent posts until all 24 are covered. In the meantime, practice these four:
1. DRIVE. Geniuses have a strong desire to work hard and long. They’re willing to give all they’ve got to a project. Develop your drive by focusing on your future success, and keep going.
2. COURAGE. It takes courage to do things others consider impossible. Stop worrying about what people will think if you’re different.
3. DEVOTION TO GOALS. Geniuses know what they want and go after it. Get control of your life and schedule. Have something specific to accomplish each day.
4. KNOWLEDGE. Geniuses continually accumulate information. Never go to sleep at night without having learned at least one new thing each day. Read. And question people who know.
   One way to increase these four points of genius is to do online courses that improve your ability to understand how to run a business effectively. I know that a lot of professionals were not taught how to succeed and these online courses are a step in the right direction. Click the link below and start on the road to becoming a genius.
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Posted by on January 31, 2013 in Consulting, Inspiration, Purpose


Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy

Lincoln and KennedyI find this absolutely fascinating!

Have a history teacher explain this if they can.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.

John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.

John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.

Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.

Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln’s secretary was named Kennedy.

Kennedy’s Secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.

Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.

Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.

Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.

Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named “Ford.”

Kennedy was shot in a car called “Lincoln” made by “Ford.”

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here’s the “kicker”:

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.


Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse…

Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater…

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Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Consulting, Purpose


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Chiropractic Practice Management

There is no shortcut to becoming an executive. It entails study and practice, based on sound principles and knowledge. But how gratifying the achievement a well-organized practice is that helps sick people get well. For many years while attending college, Graduates have spent much time and energy wondering how they will build their practices to accommodate as many people as possible. They were so awed by the prospect of being in practice that they approached this all-important phase of their career in fear and trepidation.
Now they must drop their timidity and take up the study of the principles and procedures of running a successful practice with confidence and delight. While planned primarily for the Graduate, the book, “The Graduate and the Master” is of inestimable value to those who are, or have been stagnant in practice, or those who wish to break through a plateau to a new higher level.
Academically trained in the art, science and philosophy of Chiropractic, these Graduates must now master the principles of management without which they will inevitably fail. The need for a more thorough knowledge of practice management is evident
in the requests for help I have received from many Chiropractors. In the days of D.D. Palmer it was imperative that Chiropractic be thrust forward into an ailing society. This they did! However, this thrust must be permanently etched in the mind of every Graduate and Master.
The great men of Chiropractic have already done the observing, thinking, discussing, listening on the subject of the Spirit, Mind and Body, and techniques have been developed to put the resultant principles into practice.

What has been missing from the curriculums is the art, science and practice of management.

This book is designed to get the Graduate and the Master into the right frame of mind to realize that they do not know all there is to know about being in business.

Why reinvent the wheel! Study this book, attend practice management seminars and receive personal consulting so that you truly excel in practice, minus the stress, aggravation and self-doubt so evident among the ranks of today’s practitioners.

May this be the greatest step you take in your life and the many lives of the others you will surely help.

Let Chiropractic be the number one health care choice.


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Discovering Your Purpose

Woman - reachingIf Life Coaching is a method of directing, instructing and training a person or group of people, with the aim to achieve some goal or develop specific skills, it really means that the coach is taking responsibility for the development of the intelligence level of the person or people he is coaching.

The real skill in Life Coaching is to ask questions of the person I’m coaching that directs them to the realization they need to have in order for them to change their mind, give up old ideas or to create an entirely new future.

Life changes when you change your mind. Oftentimes the person receiving the Life Coaching doesn’t know the barriers they have created for themselves. They believe what they’re doing is correct even when the results of what they are doing indicate that it is not going to lead them to succeed at the goal they set for themselves.

My father worked at the same steel company for twenty-five years as a machinist. So when I started High School I wanted to be a machinist just like my dad. I even convinced him to teach me machine shop outside of school so that I would have an edge and I did. When the school board came around to do a film on machine shop practice they chose me as the demonstrator of the machinery. When the local steel company representatives came to the school to interview and see the capabilities of the students for their Apprenticeship program, I was chosen by the two largest steel companies in Canada. I went to my father who worked for one of those companies, and asked if I could be his apprentice and he said, “No.” So I started with the other company and lasted only a year.

I took a short break from work and then went looking for another factory job. Why, because that was what you did in a factory town. You grew up, went to school and then got a job in the factory. I lasted three years at the next company and worked my way up in status until I was managing the production for the entire plant at the tender age of twenty-one. I was a success, had my own parking space inside the plant, my own office, a new sports car and a new Harley-Davidson.

Then one day I was standing watching a man on the line rivet a piece of metal and I said to myself, “I can’t wait till I retire!” Now that was the mentality of all the workers in the plant, work your forty years and retire with a good pension. It was like someone hit me in the back of my head with a shovel and I realized that there must be more to life than working in a factory. I went home and told my dad that I was quitting. He couldn’t believe it because I had a better job than him and my whole future ahead of me.

I did quit and went back to school and my life has been more successful and more rewarding than I could have imagined. Now, a lot of people do what I did and succeed. A lot don’t. Those that can’t change their mind need to be guided by someone who knows where the person should be headed by discovering that person’s purpose in life and working out a plan of action to live and achieve it.

So, the moral of the story is discovering what your purpose truly is and then doing it without regard to what will happen if you do or what may happen if you change your life totally.

You often hear it said of a man, “Everything he undertakes succeeds,” or “Everything he touches turns to gold.” By the force of his character and the creative power of his thought, such a man wrings success from the most adverse circumstances. Confidence begets confidence. A man who carries his very presence an air of victory, radiates assurance, and imparts to others confidence that he can do the thing he attempts. As time goes on, he is reinforced not only by the power of his own thought, but also by that of all who know him. His friends and acquaintances affirm and reaffirm his ability to succeed, and make each successive triumph easier of achievement than it predecessor.

His self-poise, assurance, confidence and ability increase in a direct ratio to the number of his achievements.

So, you need to discovery your purpose and set your mind toward the thing you would accomplish so resolutely, so definitely, and with such vigorous determination, and put so much grit into your resolution, that nothing on earth can turn you from your purpose until you attain it.

If you doubt your ability to do what you set out to do; if you think that others are better fitted to do it than you; if you fear to let yourself out and take chances; if you lack boldness; if you have a timid, shrinking nature; if the negatives fill your vocabulary; if you think that you lack positiveness, initiative, aggressiveness, ability; you can never win anything until you change your whole mental attitude and learn to have great faith in yourself.

Your purpose must first be discovered or it will never be a reality; and a strong, vigorous concept of the thing you want to do is a tremendous initial step. The very intensity of your confidence in your ability to do the thing you attempt is definitely related to the degree of your success.

Contact me when you want to discover your purpose.

Yours in Health,

Paul Turnbull (727) 445-7842



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The Master of Chiropractic – Vision of the Future

Pam 1The influence of the Chiropractic Master upon the future will be evidenced by his creations in the domains of art, science, philosophy, education and morals.

He is setting the stage for a new form of awareness of health care in the minds of the populations of earth. Personality rightly believed to extend outside the physical continuum; its limits seem to be situated beyond the surface of the skin. The definiteness of the anatomical contours is partly illusion. Each one of us is certainly far larger and more diffuse than his body. The anatomical form is only one aspect of the individual. It does not enclose our mental, personality or spiritual powers.

Some would hardly extend beyond their anatomical limits. Others like D.D. Palmer, B.J. Palmer and Elbert Hubbard extended out in long tentacles attached to their family, to a group of friends, to their practices, to the sky, to the mountains of their native country. These Masters of Life look like fairy-tale giants spreading their multiple arms over a country, a continent, the entire world.

Each human being occupies a certain place in his group. He is shackled to it by mental chains. The Master breaks free of these physical, mental and spiritual bonds despite financial losses, persecution, scandal, or for that matter any opposition or obstacles. He has a feeling of closeness with each and every person despite their shortcomings. He knows innately if he can relieve these people from the pain and suffering, they too will rise up and become Masters in their own endeavors.

 The only downfall for the Master would be his unwillingness to help those who sincerely wish to be helped. The Master is capable of finding in the midst of a crowd the one person whom he must meet. Then he communicates to this person certain knowledge about their personal physical condition that will cause that person to want to be helped. The Master is fully aware at all times what he can do for the populace at large.

He extends out from himself, self-confidence that is observable by all. His courage drives him forward. A purpose of such intensity that is unmistakable. He exhibits no fear of failure, shyness, or stage fright. He takes command of a situation and acts. He has no doubts. His negative traits and decisions have long since been washed away. He strikes out into his community and defeats suffering and despair.

He will not ever go as low as to think he will not succeed. He succeeds at every step of his contact with people, their education on the truth about health. He perseveres despite his patient’s unwilling desire to quit their care before correction. He ensures they become healthy without concentrating on the limits of time and money. Overcoming these limits is his specialty.

He desires that a person in front of him to get well and see that they do. He knows that a miracle a day will keep the medical doctor at bay.

As an educator he knows that preconceived ideas about Chiropractic are what are stopping most people form charging into his office and demanding their health. He overcomes the bombardment of false ideas expressed in the media and press by extracting them on first contact. He invariably asks in a forthright manner, “What have you heard about Chiropractic?” He doesn’t flinch or shy away from their answers but addresses them with his self-confidence intact. He might simply say, “No, that is not true, especially in my office!” Thereby convincing this person that he is the Doctor for them.

People in general want to be cared for by the ideal doctor. They have their idea of the traits he should possess. Those traits are listed in the book, “The Graduate and the Master.” These are what the people want.

Read about them and live up to these and deliver what you know is the best form of health care, Chiropractic!

If you want an electronic copy of “The Graduate and the Master,” contact me at and I will send you a copy.

Yours in Health,

Paul Turnbull (727) 445-7842

President, EP Management, Inc.


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Brain-Body Diagram

Brain-Body Diagram FullIts important to fully educate your patients during your Report of Findings in such a way that they can educate others. The best way to do that is to draw out the Brain-Body Diagram for them, explaining it in simple terms and then asking the patient to draw it back as best they can. Help them when they stall but also give them time to work it out for themselves. Let them take the drawing home with them to show other family members. Doing your education this way will help your patients refer.

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