Today our expert guest is Dr. Allen Lycka, one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the world. A pioneer in cosmetic surgery, he helped to develop laser assisted tumescent liposuction, an advanced body sculpture technique, and Moh’s Micrographic Surgery, an advanced means of removing skin cancer with 99% success.

But in 2003, Dr. Lycka was diagnosed with Lou Gherigs’ disease and given only six months to live, but he fought that diagnosis with courage and determination. He went through all of the stages of grief, and in his stage of denial, he went out searching for what was actually wrong with him.

He found a doctor who was going through the same thing that he was. That doctor had been misdiagnosed with ALS and came to believe he had lyme disease from a tick bite. Once he started treatment with that assumption, he recovered rapidly. When Dr. Lycka met with this doctor and began treatment, he, too, started getting better. After this, he felt he had a second chance to help people even more than he once did.

Using what he learned, he co-authored “The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life” with Harriet Tinka, and he speaks to groups all over the world about how to transform lives.

In “The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life,” Dr. Allen goes over 13 Golden Pearls for Living a Fantastic Life:

  • Love
  • Inspiration
  • Victory
  • Vulnerability
  • Purpose
  • Non-Negotiables
  • Forgiveness
  • Attitude
  • Thankfulness
  • Tenaciousness
  • Laughter
  • Enthusiasm
  • Empowerment

We’re all facing a lot of fear right now. It’s possible this could be a time for despair, but we can also choose to use this as a time to move forward and propel us into a greater time. We are not going to be complete at any one given time, but we have to keep moving forward.

The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway

“It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do with what happens. I want you to take those words and really take them home, because those are truly the magic words that everybody could use.”

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