There have been many books (audiobooks usually) that have really made a deep impact on me and have fostered personal and leadership development. This list may be helpful if you are looking to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Happy reading (or listening!)
Many of you have heard me speak of Udo’s Oil and how strongly I feel that it is easily the most important supplement that I take. As many of you know I was enamored if the supplement industry from a young age when I got my hands on a book of natural healing. I was amazed at the number of people who healed themselves and remained optimally healthy through the use of what was ubiquitous in nature. As I dug deeper, I discovered many different geographical remedies all over the world. These discoveries became some of my original stimulants for my deep interest in travel and health.
- Dr. Karl "Fritz" Disque
Meet Maxwell. He was delivered by emergency C-section 1 week after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Moments after the delivery, the top picture was taken by a nurse who was untrained in recognizing Maxwell’s need of life support. Upon showing the photo to a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) trained health care provider, immediate medical attention saved Maxwell’s life (bottom picture).
He developed this strong interest in international medicine while serving as a medical volunteer for the earthquake relief effort in Haiti. In the wake of this experience, he traveled to Ethiopia to assist the medical personnel in this country with much needed medical training and education.
As you can imagine, the working conditions weren't exactly favorable. We were exhausted, dirty, and struggled to communicate with the people. We were also painfully ill-equipped for the task and the equipment we did have was unreliable. It was not uncommon to run out of wall oxygen or experience a total power outage during a procedure. Nevertheless, while I was helping with a particularly difficult surgical procedure, I rediscovered my long dormant creativity and resourcefulness to function effectively under adverse conditions.