Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Our Clinic #253 is inside a Bermuda Luxuty Resort

We just opened a branch of Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada inside the Reef Resort and Club of Bermuda.

My student, Canadian osteopath and registered massage therapist Dr. Thomas Andrew Elisseou, RMT, DOMP, DO (Spain), PhD is the osteopath in this OCPCC clinic.

We now have clinics in 25 countries!

This OCPCC clinic is located at:

The Reefs Resort & Club
56 South Shore Road, Southampton
Bermuda SN02
Tel.: 1-441-239-0184
Bodybythomas@live.ca


Friday, 17 May 2019

Have a beautiful day everyone!

Every morning I walk, no matter what. And during my walk I recite things I am grateful for. I call it my "Grateful Walk".

Today seeing this beautiful vast blue water, made me realize how God has helped me achieve a beautiful life.

I started from zero in Canada 33 years ago. I had only $600 in my pocket when I arrived to Toronto. The money dried up quickly. I had to sleep in shelters and washed dishes in restaurants for $3.75 per hour.

Somehow I knew all would turn up good for me and one day I would become successful. I did not know how but deep down I knew I was destined for a different life, for a successful life.

I kept positive during years, worked hard at first and I saw it got me nowhere. Then I studied the rich people and how they became wealthy. I copied what they did and I became successful as well.

No matter what, I remained positive. I gave my thanks. I remained grateful.

I hear people sometimes complain about one thing or another. I tell them, listen, you woke up today, you are breathing now, therefore you are a miracle. So enjoy the day, it may be your last one and be grateful for this life God has given you. ๐Ÿ˜€

I am grateful for everything I have. I was grateful to have had the dish washing job, I was grateful that there was a shelter in Canada that I could sleep there when I was homeless, I am grateful now to have NAO, NUMSS (Spain), NUMSS (USA), NUMSS (Panama), OCPCC and Osteopathy TV now in my life. I am grateful to have become a resident of paradise, which is Panama.

Life is wonderful. I am grateful for this life.  ๐Ÿ˜€
 
Dr Shawn Pourgol 
The Travelling Osteopath 
 
 

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

This is how I say Thank you!

I have founded Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada in September 2017 and it became operational in January 2018. In less than two years it has grown from one clinic in Canada to 250 clinics in 24 countries.

This phenomenon growth has made OCPCC the largest chronic pain clinic in the world. We now even have a clinic inside a hospital in China!

This growth is first and foremost the result of wonderful treatments provided by our manual osteopaths. What makes us different is that all our manual osteopaths are chronic pain specialists who have enrolled at a fellowship program in chronic pain management offered by National Academy of Osteopathy (and paid by OCPCC).

As a gesture of appreciation to our manual osteopaths, I have asked National Academy of Osteopathy to offer regular free continuing education programs to OCPCC manual osteopaths for life.

To also thank OCPCC patients who have made us the largest provider of osteopathic care in Canada, I am in discussion with a number of health related multinational corporations to offer discount in their services to OCPCC patients.

We will soon offer an OCPCC ID card to our patients which they can use to receive discounts in a number of health related businesses.

This is my way of saying thanks to our manual osteopaths and our patients who have made OCPCC the largest chronic pain clinic in the world.

Dr. Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
President
National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada)
National University of Medical Sciences (USA)
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)
National University of Medical Sciences (Panama)
Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada
Osteopathy TV

I miss my TKD practice in Pigeon Lake!

I won a bronze medal for third place achievement in a Taekwondo championship in Iran over 35 years ago when I was a teenager. Then I moved to Canada and life stopped me from practicing TKD. Over the years I gained weight.

In April 2016, over three years ago I decided to follow a healthy lifestyle. I cut the red meat, and reduced intake of salt, sugar and fat. Over a few months I lost over 60 pounds!

After a couple of months of weight loss I started practicing Taekwondo for the first time after 3 decades. And it was in Pigeon Lake that I first started TKD in Canada.

Every morning I practiced there followed by a boat ride and a swim. I loved boating in this lake because first it was not so deep and second there was no waves! I felt very safe in this lake.

I plan to visit Pigeon Lake this summer in Canada.
 



Tuesday, 14 May 2019

I miss the sunrise at Pigeon Lake

The cottage area, Pigeon Lake, near Bobcaygeon, Ontario has one of the most spectacular sunrises I have ever seen.

I liked the sunrises there so much that I seriously considered moving there from Richmond Hill. This is a magical place, perfect for meditation and Yoga!

I took this photo 3 years ago and since then I have not been to Pigeon Lake and I miss it greatly. I plan to visit it this summer.


Saturday, 11 May 2019

My mom is amazing!


Mother Day is Tomorrow and I miss my mom. I have not seen her since November 27, 2018 when I moved permanently to Panama. And I miss her greatly.

She is intelligent, kind, brave, fun and helps so many people around her. I adore her! 
 





 
 
 

DEAR LORD

I am humbled by your love. By your generous gift of life and abundance to me.

I was homeless, lived in shelters and washed dishes 33 years ago and now for the first time in my life I had warm water and cold water lobsters in the same dish with plantain. It was the best lobsters I have ever had, made Costa Brava style.

I am so grateful to you God for allowing me to experience so much in this world.

When I die, I will go with a smile on my face to meet you. 


Dr Shawn Pourgol
Panama City, Panama 
The Travelling Osteopath 

I got my Panama PR card!

Today I received my Panamanian permanent permanent residency card!

The one I received in January 2019 was a temporary permanent residency card valid for 6 months only. As it was issued in 9 days the government did not have enough time to investigate me. So they issued a temporary one.

Fortunately their investigation finished in about 4 months and today they issued me a permanent card that is valid for life!

Of course this calls for a celebration which started by a delicious seafood lunch as Casa Del Marisco.


Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD 
Panama City, Panama 
The Travelling Osteopath 



 

What a surprise from my bank rep!!

Today for the first time in my life, a bank representative took me to lunch!

She asked me if it is okay for her to order for me. I said yes. She ordered entraรฑa steak, which is rare in North American restaurants but popular in Panama. It is imported from Argentina and usually costs about US$40.

I do not eat meat. But it took me 4 months to open a bank account for my university in Panama and I did not want to offend my bank rep who worked hard to get it done.

So I ate the meat.

The bank also offered me a World Music concert ticket in Panama City. No bank has ever given me a concert ticket!

This is one more reason why I love Panama. They make you feel wanted and loved for doing business here.


Dr Shawn Pourgol
Panama City, Panama 
The Travelling Osteopath 

Friday, 3 May 2019

Taboga: Beautiful Panama Island

Nature is beautiful. Panama Islands are magical. ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Dr Shawn Pourgol
The Travelling Osteopath
Taboga Island
Panama



Thursday, 2 May 2019

Wait, Stop & Think Before Buying That!

Wealthy and the poor have different spending habits. By following what the rich do, you can become rich as well!

Rich people spend their money on buying assets. Things that generate income for them. The poor spend their money on expenses, things that depreciate in value over time.
So before you buy that piece of equipment for your manual osteopathy clinic, wait, stop and think. Will this equipment generate money for you? If not it is an expense. It is better to spend your money on things that generate income for you.

Keep this in mind and your income level soon goes up!

Dr Shawn Pourgol
The Travelling Osteopath
Panama


Wednesday, 1 May 2019

I Love This World!

Everything is so amazing, so beautiful! :) 



Can 1 + 1 = 6 ???

Yes, it can, in the business world! And this equation teaches you how the rich get richer and you can too!

$1 made in income is not the same as another $1 made in income. The source of this income is quite important and the wealthy use this to their advantage.

Research has shown that every dollar you save (make) by cutting your business expenses generate $1 of gross income for you. However every dollar you make from clients will on average generate $4 for you in referrals. .

This is the key. And a millionaire medical doctor friend of mine taught me this lesson over 20 years ago. I was in a trip to Portugal with him. In the airplane I was reading a book on how to decrease my taxes. He saw this and we started talking. I asked him what he does to reduce his taxes. He said something that changed my life. So powerful. He said I hire an accountant and pay him well. I know nothing about how to reduce my taxes. All I do is focus on how to make more money! He said if he makes $10 millions per year he does not mind paying $5 million away. He told me focus on making more money instead of trying to save money. I did and my life got better immediately!

It is good to cut your expenses and you should do this regularly. However to really become wealthy you must focus most of your energy, talent and time on making money from your clients.

In manual osteopathy every patient you see has the potential on average of generating you $10,000 in referrals. $1 saved by cutting costs is nice. But it is better to get a client that potentially can generate four times as much.

Focus your time on making more money. What you focus on grows!