Sunday, 29 July 2018

TRUST

Money is the most efficient global system of mutual trust ever invented by human beings.

The appearance of money unified the whole world into one single economic market. People speak different languages, obey different laws, and worship different Gods, but all trust money!

For millennia, most people hated money and called it the root of all evil. But money in fact is the height of human tolerance! Money is more open minded than laws, culture, nations, and social behavior.

Money is the only trust system devised by people that can connect all cultures and strangers. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age or sexual orientation.

It is thanks to money that strangers can work together effectively, no matter what race, gender or nationality they are from.

Money is not the root of all evil. Lack of money and poverty is. 
 
 

Going Public

I met a number of investors and venture capitalists in my business trip to California who wanted to partner with us for different projects to help expand osteopathy in the States. They find it interesting that currently there is no osteopathy related public company.

This made me think about why there is no osteopathy related public companies in North America.

Companies that do a successful initial public offering (IPO) to the public on general raise $105 million dollars that they can use on expanding the company. It would cost on average $750,000 to $1.5 million dollars to register as a public company with SEC to be allowed to issue stocks to the public.

It would be nice to see an osteopathy related company on the Toronto Stock Exchange or New York Stock Exchange someday!

Dream big, take action (from Pourgol Family Coat of Arms). 

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Our New OCPCC Clinic #203 is in North York (ON)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Maryam Gharahgozloo, OD(Ir), DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in North York (Ontario, Canada). We now have 203 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Maryam is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy. She is also a member of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinics.com) was founded in September 2017. With 203 locations across the world OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC Maryam! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 203
167 Sheppard Av. West, Toronto, ON M2N 1M9
Tel.: 647-879-9181
mgh1416@yahoo.com
 
 

NAO Graduate Becomes NSOA President


We wish to congratulate manual osteopath, Jillian MacPhee, DOMP (a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy) for being chosen as the new president of Nova Scotia Osteopathic Association (http://www.novascotiaosteopathy.org).
 
 

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Two More OCPCC clinics in Ontario (202 Clinics Worldwide)


We are happy to announce that manual osteopaths, Claudia Hoyos, DOMP and Blake Parisi, DOMP represent the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in Kanata and Oakville (Ontario, Canada). We now have 202 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Claudia and Blake are graduates of the National Academy of Osteopathy. They are also a members of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinics.com) was founded in September 2017. With 202 locations across the world OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 201
290 Forestbrook St, Kanata, Ontario K2K 0B9
Tel.: 613-663-3738
aaklaudita@gmail.com

Clinic #202
#22 - 2172 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON L6L 6R1
Tel.: 905-825-9996
info@onwc.ca
 

 

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Meeting with Venture Capitalists in California

The success we had in expanding Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada came to the attention of some investors and venture capitalists in Los Angeles who approached me to discuss partnership deals to help expand manual osteopathy in the states through a multi-clinic franchise like system in California and other states.
We are evaluating these requests. 
 
 

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Montana Avenue: A great Place for an osteopathy clinic

I biked and walked most of Santa Monica. Some days for more than 8 hours a day. I found Montana Avenue, one its best streets.

In this street, there are tons of spas. When you walk there you see 5 spas before you see another store, and most seem to be busy! I have never seen in my life (not even in Paris that is famous for its spas) so many spas in one street.

I got foot massage in some of them. Some had 20 massage rooms in the back!

There was also a business there for stretching. All it had was one room, with 5 tables. Very efficient, low rent I assume as it was just one room and 5 fitness trainers could work together at the same time.

Santa Monica is a wealthy town and it seems many of its residents like to visit spas. I feel a chic manual osteopathy clinic there would become successful pretty fast. For non-American alumni, there is also option of seeking employment in one of these chic spas.

The minimum wage there is $12 (US) while federally it is $7.50. Most workers there are Chinese or Mexican. By law they have to give you a salary but no one would risk paying you a high salary for manual osteopathy as most likely they do not know what it is. The massage people there work on minimum salary ($12) plus commission. So if you plan to seek employment there, this is what you should ask for, a minimum salary to satisfy employment laws and then a percentage of the hourly fee they charge clients.

But beware, California has one of the highest tax rates in the States. You pay tax for your corporation even if you have zero income! It is also, after Hawaii, the most expensive state in US. The real estate prices are also insane (but not as bad as Toronto!).

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Helping My Students Move to US

I went to California to help expand manual osteopathy in the states.

Currently there are about 2000 osteopathic manual practitioners across the US. I wish to increase this number. This requires a multifaceted approach.

One way is to develop a system whereby non-American alumni of our three schools, NAO (Canada), NUMSS (Spain) and NUMSS (USA) could receive a job offer in a US clinic which permits them to move, work and live in the USA. I am evaluating different approaches now and hopefully within the next year or two we could have a system in place.

This system will be available only to our alumni.

I constantly work to help my students as I consider them my number one priority. And this is one reason why they love me so much! :) 
 
 

200 Clinics in Less Than a Year, Thanks to You

We founded Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in September 2017. In less than a year it has grown to 200 clinics in 15 countries across 4 continents. OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world.
Our rapid growth is directly related to the effectiveness of osteopathic care in managing chronic pain. Patient satisfaction is the fuel that keeps us growing.

We are grateful to all patients who made OCPCC the world leader in osteopathic care and also to OCPCC team who continue to provide outstanding manual osteopathic care to the public.

What gives OCPCC unique is that all its practitioners have taken postgraduate fellowship studies in chronic pain management to become chronic pain specialists in the field of manual osteopathy.

If you have chronic pain, or if you wish to refer someone please visit OCPCC website for the closest clinic near you.

www.osteopathypainclinic.com 
 

 

Friday, 20 July 2018

Everlasting memories of a father


It is interesting how certain memories last a long time. While I always liked figs, they never were anything special to me. But that all changed when I was about 10 years old. My father asked me to pick some figs from a tree in my grandfather's garden in the village of Foshtom in Gilan.

I did, and he so much enjoyed eating them and that stayed with me even now, 40 years later.

I have now a special fondness for figs in my heart. I cannot pass a fig tree, without touching it, without smelling it. And there is almost always fresh or dry figs available in my home.

Fathers and sons, the bond lasts forever.
 
 

We reached 200!!!

We now have 200 OCPCC Clinics!

We are happy to announce that we reached our goal of having 200 clinics 5 months earlier than planned! Our plan was to have 200 clinics by the end of 2018.

Our OCPCC clinic #200 is in Waterloo, Ontario.

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, Gaurav Singra, MD (India), MPH, DOMP represents the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in Waterloo, Ontario (Canada). We now have 200 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Dr. Singra is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy. He is also a members of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinics.com) was founded in September 2017. With 200 locations across the world OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 200
373 Bridge Street West, Unit 2, Waterloo, Ontario N2K 3K3
Tel.: 519 804 3332
DrGaurav_Singra@live.com 
 
 

My Fundamental Rules of Money


Over the decades I learned a lot from my wealthy mentors in regards to money management. I teach my students these rules and many have benefited greatly. Apply these to your own life and you shall be rewarded greatly. 

1-      Money brings prosperity.
2-      Lack of money is the root of most evil.
3-      Money can do many good things.
4-      You can help yourself, your family and your country by making more money.
5-      It is your ethical duty to yourself, your family and your country to make more money.
6-      When you make more money, the economy improves.
7-      When you make more money, you can help charities better.
8-      To make more money you must like money.And you must be passionate about what you do to make money. When your passion becomes your profession, success follows.
9-      If you think money is bad your subconscious will not allow you to make more money.
10-   There must be a desire in you to make more money.
11-   You must know why you want more money. Without the clear definition of why, you will not be motivated enough to go through the hardship that is needed to make more money. You will give up if you are not motivated enough.
12-   You must know exactly how much more money you want. Have a specific goal. I want to be rich is not a specific goal. I want to have annual income of $100,000 is a specific goal.
13-   You must know exactly how much money you are making now. Know your income.
14-   You must know exactly how much money you are spending now. Know your expenses.
15-   You must aim to increase your income every year by 3% at the minimum or else the inflation lowers your purchasing power.
16-   You must aim to have a supplemental passive source of income. You are truly wealthy when your passive income surpasses your active income.
17-   You must pay yourself first from your income.
18-   You must invest a minimum of 10% of your annual income (ETF or something similar but not a mutual fund).
19-   You must invest the interest payments of your investment back into your investment.
20-   You must spend 1 to 3% of your income on becoming better and learning more about money and your field.
21-   You must own the home you reside in.
22-   You must do whatever you can to legally lower your tax.
23-   You must give 10% of your income to charity.
24-   You must protect your assets against loss (corporations).
25-   You must prepare for retirement (RRSP).
26-   You must leave enough money for your family upon your demise (life insurance).
27-   A healthy body, and a healthy mind is necessary to make more money. You need energy. Eat less, walk more.
28-   When investing, chose investment vehicles that are safer. Prefer safety over more interest.
29-   Do not seek advice from those who are not wealthy.
30-   Seek friends wisely. Your income remains similar to the 5 friends you spend more time with.  



Thursday, 19 July 2018

We now have 199 clinics!

Two More New OCPCC Clinics in Ontario (199 Clinics Worldwide)

We are happy to announce that manual osteopaths, Miranda Dayvis, DOMP and Toan Nguyen MMSc, CMD, RAc, DOMP represent the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in Ottawa and Toronto (Canada). We now have 199 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

Miranda and Toan are graduates of the National Academy of Osteopathy. They are also a members of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinics.com) was founded in September 2017. With 199 locations across the world OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 198
3579 Delson Dr., Ottawa, Ontario K4B 1K6
Tel.: 613-866 2427
idocoaching@yahoo.ca

Clinic #199
1386 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON M3M 1H8
Tel.: 416-877-5004
dr.toannguyen@gmail.com
 

 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Our OCPCC clinic #197 is in Calgary, Alberta

We are happy to announce that manual osteopath, MyNga To, RMT, DOMP represent the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). We now have 197 clinics worldwide in 15 countries across 4 continents (America, Europe, Asia, Africa).

MyNga is a graduate of the National Academy of Osteopathy. She is also a member of the Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners.

OCPCC (www.osteopathypainclinics.com) was founded in September 2017. With 1967 locations across the world OCPCC is now the largest privately owned chronic pain clinic in the world.

All manual osteopaths joining OCPCC are chronic pain specialists who have graduated from one of our three schools, the National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada), National University of Medical Sciences (USA), or National University of Medical Sciences (Spain).

Welcome to OCPCC MyNga! We are happy to have you in our team.

Clinic # 197
3227 25 St. SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 1Y3
Tel: 587-918-1250
info@elanholistichealth.com
 
 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Time is keeping me awake!

I started reading "The Order of Time" by Carlo Rovelli, an Italian physicist about quantum mechanics and time. It is such an interesting book. It shattered so many of my beliefs to the point that I could not fall sleep last night.

All night I lay awake in the bed, then went for a walk to contemplate on this wonderful amazing life.

Now at 2AM, back to work.

Interesting stuff. It is all about observer. For example, depending on where you are that no time is the same, your height and speed makes your watch goes faster than the next person.

Or that almost in all cases we live in the past, even when we are in the same room and you look at me, you do not see me in the now and current moment. You see me as I was in the past, as I no longer am in present and what you see is not me, but the light that hits me and come back to your eyes. This light takes some time to reach you, so in most cases you are not seeing the world in the present moment but slightly the past.

On the other hand, depending on where you are, the present always exists, and as such you exists forever. For example, if I am in the room with you I may see you almost instantly. If I am on Mars I see you in 15 minutes, if I am on the closest star to earth, I see you in a million or more years, as that is the amount that the light that hit you takes to reach that star. So you can basically continue to live "living forever" from now to millions of years from now, meaning, almost there is no past or future, depending on where you observe the moment.

Another interesting stuff, was that I always thought this is a physical world and things exists in it. While quantum physics shows that this model is not correct, the same way that time as we know it does not exists and is not universal.

We can think of the world as made of things. Of substance. Of entities. Of something that is. But this is wrong. This world is not made of things. Things persist in time and are stable across time. No such things exists in this world. Instead the world is made of events. Events have a limited duration. Even things that are things like are nothing more than long events. An iron for example, even though looks like a thing that has physical presence, in reality is a long event. It has an expiration date and with time it will change its shape and what it is.

Instead, the world is made of events. Something that does not last. Of something that occurs. Everything in this world undergoes continual transformation and is not permanent in time. Even at subatomic level, there is no structure, but a movement, which is a change.

Interesting stuff! Keeps you awake at night!


Monday, 9 July 2018

Best Manual Osteopaths

We have many students who chose to study osteopathy with us because of the treatments they received from National Academy of Osteopathy graduated manual osteopaths. Our alumni provide amazing osteopathic care.

Here is a post from our student, Adrienne Wolfe-Koukharski from Montreal:

"After receiving a treatment from an NAO graduate, I was hooked! I'm currently finishing up my studies and look forward to helping others in the near future."
 
 

Massage Therapist from Yukon writes about my business lectures


We graduate successful manual osteopaths because we teach them everything we know about business management. Here is a post from Amy Jacobsen, a massage therapist from Whitehorse in Yukon Territory (Canada) who studied osteopathy at National Academy of Osteopathy:

"……….One of the first lines I heard from Dr. Pourgol was "I have been successful and learned a lot in business over the years and I'm going to teach you everything I know" TERRIFIC, I'M ALL EARS! Who knew that the business courses would be my favorites? ……… I've already put many of the things into practice and I feel I've matured 10 years. ………… I've increased my passive income. I've listened to financial advice and advertising advice and I only wish I had heard this advice ten years ago! My time is now *less* wasted with nothings, but very much enhanced with newfound energy to learn about all subjects to make me richer and more successful………."