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How Could Mercury Get “the Right” to Torture Their Victim to Suffer 2nd Heart Attack in the US?

Abstract:
On March 17, 2020, a previously super healthy person suffered a heart attack after Mercury Insurance Company tortured her for about 3 weeks and almost lost her dream and life. Yet, Judge Audra Mori not only helped Mercury walk away free but also gave Mercury “the right” to torture the victim to suffer 2nd heart attack. Unlike George Floyd, the victim can still breathe and is able to tell you her story and ask for your support to ensure life, dream, and JUSTICE and beat ill competition.

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died after Minneapolis Police Derek Chauvin knelt on the back of his neck for about nine minutes. On March 17, 2020, a woman who was super healthy suffered a On March 17, 2020, Mercury Insurance Company (Mercury) caused a woman who was super healthy to suffer a heart attack after torturing her for about three weeks and then pushed her back to the hospital and her doctors over and over. The victim almost lost her dream and life, given that heart attack is #1 cause of death for men and women, 1 in 4 deaths, until she tried her invention – the 6Q Approach.

Yet, Judge Audra Mori not only helped Mercury walked free but also gave Mercury “the right” to torture the victim to suffer 2nd heart attack and sanctioned the victim for protecting her life. It turned out the Judge was an attorney for the hackers to the victim’s business, helping her clients outside the case! Yet, her supervisors found either her doing was not unethical or the case was not extraordinary enough.

Nothing can be more unethical, inhuman and extraordinary than to grant Mercury the right to torture a previously super healthy person to suffer 2nd heart attack! Mercury has attempted to utilize “the new legal right” to press the victim to kneel for life.

Unlike George Floyd, the victim was able to save her life with her invention, can still breathe and tell you her story. The case has gone to the Supreme Court of California on February 22, 2022 with more evidence and grounds, and the victim needs your support to ensure life, dream, and JUSTICE and beat ill competition.

How Did Mercury Torture the Victim to Suffer 1st Heart Attack?

On January 31, 2020, Thomas Ton suddenly cut in front of me while I was driving on my right way with my seatbelt on and caused the accident.  He had a $15,000 policy, which should be enough to cover the initial personal and property damages and time losses. The car had a vandalism a few days later and was not ready for repair until the end of February. Then Mercury tricked me to take my car to Lexus dealer to drive the repair cost up more than 100% while depreciating my car value about 40%. Once they could claim my car a total loss, Mercury ended their rental in 5 days instead of 25~30 days for a regular repair. I asked Mercury to fix the car at the body shop that did the initial estimation. However, Mercury refused.

To total a victim’s car and then end their rental in 5 days is a common practice at Mercury that even a 70-year old mother of an actuary at Mercury knows “the trick.” I happen to go to the same fitness club with the mother since August 2021 and share a similar medical background with her. I did not know “the trick” until October 2021. Actuaries at Mercury can work at home, making $250,000 per year, more than twice of the national average.

The accident was not my fault.  However, Mercury set me up, forced me put down my urgent issues to find a new car in 5 days or re-register my car within 20 days, and caused me to lose big business opportunities. These made me incredibly angry. At one period, I could suffer chest pain if I thought about Mercury or talked to someone at Mercury and had to go to ER on March 2, 2021.  But Mercury did not care.

I decided to pay for additional rental and repair my car to save time for more urgent issues but only discovered that more set ups were waiting for me– I also had to pass brake tests, light tests, smog check, and go to DMV again and again in order to re-register my car.  In the meantime, Mercury pressed me to sign away my current and future medical costs and personal losses for $731.07, which was not enough to cover one ER visit!! The outrageous meanness and abuse made me angrier.  Soon, I was admitted to the hospital for positive Troponin (heart attack diagnostic test) on March 17, 2021.

Show some costs in heart attack management.

I was afraid to talk to the claim adjuster after discharged from the hospital. But the adjuster was eager to contact me to press me to accept $3000 for entire medical costs and personal losses, which is not even enough for a stress test but made me angrier and suffer more chest pain.

I asked Gabriel Tirador, CEO of Mercury, to stop the killing. But the adjuster only became more eager to press me after he knew he could push me right back to my doctors by making me angry. Then I had to go back to ER, see cardiologists, explore 6Q tools, and visit Eastern Medicine doctors…

I have never met an insurance company like Mercury and could never image how someone could torture a perfectly healthy person to suffer a heart attack and nearly end her dream and life until I went through it myself. However, that is not the worst.

The Judge Was an Attorney for the Hackers to Victim’s Business

We went to the court. Mercury has never answered the complaint since they believe that they are an insurance company, beyond the law. They already have all relevant information but want to abuse discoveries to abuse me more. A motion to quash the abusive discoveries was filed since I have a high risk to suffer 2nd heart attack, and Mercury already had all information. Yet, Judge Audra Mori not only let Mercury free from default entry but also deprived my right to pursue justice from Mercury, granted Mercury to abuse discoveries–“the right” to cause me 2nd heart attack, and sanctioned me $525 for protecting my life.

I could not believe such inhuman orders and decided to learn more about the judge. It turned out that Judge Mori was a partner at a law office who represents all the tech companies that hack our business—she was helping her clients outside! Motions for recuse were filed, but the judge refused to recuse herself as she believes that a Judge is entitled to do ANYTHING! Her supervisors either did not think her doing was unethical or find the case was not extraordinary enough.

Nothing can be more unethical, inhuman and extraordinary than to grant the fraudster the right to torture the victim to suffer 2nd heart attack! Mercury has attempted to utilize “the new legal right” to press me to kneel for life. The case has gone to the Supreme Court of California on February 22, 2022 with more evidence and grounds.

Saved My Dream & Life with My Invention and Had a Big Discovery

Somehow, I am luckier than George Floyd as I was able to save my life with my invention and can still breathe.

My cardiologists told me that I suffered Takotsubo Syndrome or broken heart syndrome secondary to acute stress. They either advised me to let go the car accident, “Avoid All Stress,” or asked me to repeat expensive tests.  They cannot do more until my symptoms become severe enough for tent, bridge, bypass, transplant, etc., which are symptom relieves for blood vessel occlusion.

Without a super healthy heart, it is impossible for me to carry my career and business and pursue my dream. To let go such a torture and end my dream, I would become a living dead, cost millions of healthcare dollars and social benefits, and become a burden. I decided to try my invention once more.

I invented the 6Q Approach to recover myself from Traumatic Brain Injury due to the accident in 1997 as the recovery was impossible to most experts back then. Then I passed medical licensing exams in 2001~2003 and turned many impossible possible at clinics later. The 6Q Approach is to access individuals at macro and micro levels and fully utilize different tools at incubation, acute and chronic stages. The 6Qs are IQ, EQ, learning Q, Public Influence Q, Adversity Q and Health Q.  

I always knew that the 6Q Approach could benefit heart attack victims greatly and had helped some. After I decided to recover myself with my invention, my first cardiologist discharged me from his practice for “different philosophies.”  

Again, I made it. It feels great to be able to stand up for my rights and protect my life and dream. Chest pain relapses sometimes. When that happens, I quickly pull out my new tools, and they work. On regular days, I take extra care of myself. The extra effort is worth it as nothing can ensure human rights faster than our inner power. Still, I need to avoid Mercury as their meanness and abuse have been beyond my imagination— Mercury has not only tortured me to suffer the 1st heart attack but also knowingly pushed me back to my doctors over and over. Lately, they have attempted to press me to kneel for life with their “new legal right.”

While saving my dream and life, I had a big discovery. Countless researches prove that heart attack is directly related to physical and mental stress. Traditional approach mainly provides life support during the acute stage, and asks victims to “AVOID ALL STRESS” before and after. However, it is unrealistic for many people to follow the last part, for which I am a perfect example. Without additional support, many victims can progress fast, which makes heart attack the #1 cause of death for men and women.

In fact, many victims can learn to manage challenges to minimize stress and enhance healing during the incubation stage, recover before they need life support or stay well better. Those with no risk facts and no family history, such as Takotsubo Syndrome victims, have a great chance to recover earlier and faster like me. The additional tools can also empower them during the chronic stage.

Those with family history and risk facts, such as atherosclerosis, diabetes and hypertension, have more reasons to minimize stress in a realistic way, so they can benefit more from the treatments for their underlying health issues and quit smoking and other poor stress management easier. Optimal internal healing also gives them more control to their health. The additional support can save 80~90% of costs.

After knowing the pain, we have reset one of our websites to www.BeYourBestStayHealthy.com, focusing on saving dreams and lives from heart attack and other health challenges that directly affect human competitiveness– nothing can ensure human rights better than individual inner power. Heart attack does not have to be the #1 cause of death for men and women if victims can live in a fair society or act early with the right tools.

Need Your Support to Ensure Justice 

Like George Floyd’s, every life matters. American dream is for everyone. Amendment 14 ought to protect every individual’s dream and life.

It is insurance fraud to deprive the benefits to which victims are entitled.  It is attempted murder to knowingly harm others’ life. It is MALICE, OPPRESSION and FRAUD to set up a perfectly healthy person, torture her to suffer a heart attack and nearly end her dream and life. It is inhuman and cruel to grant the fraudster the right to torture the victim to suffer 2nd heart attack and sanction the victim for protecting her life and rights to assist her clients outside rob the victim’s business.

Everyone should be treated the same in front of the law, including judges and insurance companies. Those who believe that they are beyond the law or entitled to do ANYTHING deserve punitive damages. What happened to me can happen to anyone else.

Unlike George Floyd, I can still breathe and have done what I can to save my dream and life and help others. I have taken the case to the Supreme Court of California on February 22, 2022 and need your support to ensure justice and beat ill competition. Please share the story with your network, including your congressperson. We need to build a fair society to protect all dreams and lives.

About the Author: 

Bin Yang is the Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com) and Be Your Best & Stay Healthy (www.BeYourBestStayHealthy.com), a leading institution that focuses on building exceptional leaders and teams and saving dreams, lives and big costs from heart attack, traumatic brain injury and other health challenges.  For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture or appointment, please call 310-668-1828. 

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Beat Heart Attack Early, Stop the #1 Cause of Death for Men and Women!

ABSTRACT:

This is a story how a super healthy physician was tortured to develop a heart attack and nearly lost her life and business. Still, she has recovered herself and found that heart attack does not have to be the #1 cause of death for men and women if victims can use more tools.

Now I fully understand why heart attack is the #1 cause of death for men and women and cost millions dollars after I went through a heart attack myself.  Traditional management mainly provides tests and life support and asks survivors to AVOID ALL STRESS before and after.  However, it can be too hard not to do what needed or not stand up for one’s rights.

Result and Cost Comparison of the 6Q Approach and Traditional Approach in Heart Attack

With more tools, many survivors can learn to manage challenges to minimize stress, enhance healing, recover faster, and save 80~90% of costs.  You will understand why if you know my story.

How I Suffered from a Heart Attack

I was super healthy with no risk facts and no family or personal history of heart attack before I had an auto-accident early last year.  A man suddenly cut in front of me while I was driving on my right way.  I did not go to the emergency room (ER) right way as I had other urgent issues and was going to take care of myself since I am an excellent doctor.

The man had a policy enough to repair my car and cover my initial injury and time losses. However, his insurance company, Mercury Insurance Company (Mercury), tricked me to take my car to its dealer to drive the repair cost up over 100% while depreciating my car value almost 40%.  Once they claimed my car a total loss, they could end my rental in 5 days instead of 25~30 days to repair my car.  I asked Mercury to fix my car at the body shop that did initial evaluation.  However, Mercury refused.

The accident was not my fault.  Instead of taking care of me, Mercury set me up, made me put down my urgent issues to find a new car in 5 days or re-register my car within 20 days.  These made me incredibly angry, unable to sleep, sweat a lot… At one period, I could have chest pain if I thought about Mercury or talked to someone at Mercury. I had to go to ER for chest pain a few days later.  Mercury did not care.

I decided to pay for additional rental and repair my car to save time for more important issues but only discovered more set up waiting for me– I ALSO had to pass brake tests, light tests, smog check, and go to DMV again and again in order to re-register my care.  In the meantime, Mercury pressed me to sign away my personal damage and losses for a few hundred dollars, which was not enough to cover one ER visit!! The outrageous meanness and abuse made me even angrier.  Soon, I was admitted to the hospital for positive Troponin (heart attack diagnostic test). Hospital told me to avoid ALL stress but could not be specific. 

I was afraid to talk to their claim adjuster after discharged from the hospital.  However, the adjuster was eager to call me, email me and send me letters to press me to accept a few thousand dollars for my ENTIRE medical costs and personal losses, especially after he knew he could push me right back to my doctors by making me angry.  Thus, I had to go back to ER, see cardiologists, explore 6Q tools, and visit Eastern Medicine doctors…

What Is Missing in Traditional Treatments for Heart Attack

Countless researches found that heart attack is directly related to physical and mental stress. No personal and family history does not spare anyone.  Stress often gets far worse when challenges are unexpected, unfair and abusive, such as mine above.

My cardiologists either advised me to let go the car accident or ask me to repeat expensive assessments.  They did not have more to offer before my symptoms become severe enough for tent, bridge, bypass, transplant, etc., which are symptom relieves for blood vessel occlusion.

Show some costs in heart attack management.

Without a super healthy heart, it is impossible for me to carry my career and business.  To let go such an abuse and torture and end my career and business, I would become a living dead and cost millions of healthcare dollars and social benefits. 

Again, I decided to recover myself with my own medicine, the 6Q Approach, which is to meet challenges with the right tools to minimize stress and fully utilize Eastern and Western Medicine to enhance healing. The 6Qs are IQ, EQ, learning Q, Public Influence Q, Adversity Q and Health Q.  The Health Q includes self-care and Eastern and Western medicine. Stress contributes to about 70% of health issues. Heart and brain often suffer the most as they are at the front line to meet challenges.

I first invented the 6Q system to recover myself from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) due to an auto-accident in 1997 and passed medical licensing exams.  Through the same 6Q system, I have helped many dying and disabled go home or recover, and can develop leadership and get talent ready 10 times faster.

I always knew that the 6Q approach could benefit heart attack victims, helped everyone I met, but I never expected to recover myself with the same invention again.  My first cardiologist discharged me from his practice since we had “different philosophies.”   

Recover from Heart Attack with More Tools

Traditional treatment doTraditional treatment mainly provides symptom reliefs once symptoms are severe enough, monitors cardiac function during the process, and asks survivors to Avoid ALL Stress.  However, it can be very painful not be oneself, not to do what needed and not to stand up for one’s rights. Then Heart Attack becomes the # 1 cause of death for men and women.  In fact, many survivors can manage new challenges to minimize stress and enhance healing to save their dream, life, success and money.

1. Manage Challenges with More Tools to Minimize Stress

It is insurance fraud to deprive the benefits to which victims are entitled.  It is inhuman and malice to set a super healthy person up, torture her to develop a heart attack and knowingly push her back to the hospital and clinic over and over.  Would you let them go if you were me?  

I will never. I first should not let myself crushed by them, so I started to analyze myself, explore 6Q tools, try them out, and then restarted the process as I was pushed back to the hospital or clinic over and over.

It is OK to meet daily challenges with some IQ and EQ tools and being positive. However, complex challenges often require to explore 6Q: IQ, EQ, learning Q, Public Influence Q, Adversity Q and Health Q, to find the skills and strategies and make learning and implementation easy.  Then stress will decrease significantly, which takes away the big root cause for heart attack. Studies at the University of California at Long Beach found that the more control individuals have, the less stress they suffer.

2. Enhance Healing

Each person has a big internal healing system. Most people do something to maintain or optimize their healing or stay healthy.  I did excellently here and did not smoke, drink or drug, but that did not save me from the heart attack. 

Healthcare is the next level.  Because I could not benefit from Western medicine more, I went to Eastern medicine for additional support.

3.  I Made It!

I made it and was able to protect our business when tech giants started to hack us.   It felt great to be able to be who I am, do what I need, and overcome obstacles one after another. Yet, more challenges were waiting for me down the road.

By the time I went to the court with Mercury, I found the Judge did all she could to free Mercury and assist Mercury to harm me. It turned out that she was a Managing Director at Los Angeles for Perkins Coie that represents those hackers.  She wanted to leave me almost nothing and stress me to kneel for life so that her clients can get our business at “a good price.” Unfortunately, that was unwise– financial interest and abuse of discretion are grounds to recuse a Judge. After all, today is not tomorrow.

Chest pain relapses sometimes.  I quickly pull out my new tools, and they work.  My heart’s ejection fraction rate has increased close to the optimal level of function in one year. In the world full of harsh challenges, nothing can ensure our dream, life, success and happiness better than our inner power. Survivors like me often need extra care to protect the power, and it is worth it.

Who Else Can Benefit from the 6Q Approach? 

Those who can learn and whose heart issues can emerge or get worse under stress or challenge-meeting.  The more stress can affect, the more the 6Q approach can help.  The better the victims can learn, the faster they get well.  

Individuals with Takotsubo Syndrome can benefit from the 6Q Approach the most as their heart attack , typically follows an emotional or physical stressor, and victims often have no family history or risk facts. Traditional healthcare cannot help them until they need life support. In fact, many victims can recover before they need life support if they act early through the 6Q Approach. My case is an excellent example. “End Takotsubo Syndrome Early, Start with Menopausal Women and Elites” can give you more information.

For those with family history and risk facts, such as Atherosclerosis, Diabetes and Hypertension, it is even more important to minimize stress in a realistic way than to “Avoid ALL Stress.” Then treatments for their underlying issues can work better, and it is also easier for victims to quit poor stress management like smoking, drinking, food, and drugs. Optimal internal healing will gives victims one more tool to recover faster or stay well better. You can read more at “Beat Atherosclerosis with More Tools.

How will we help survivors? 

IIn general, we assess survivors at macro and micro levels, identify the 6Q tools and strategies they need to manage challenges to minimize stress.  In the meantime, we will evaluate their current health management, identify additional rooms to enhance their healing and achieve synergistic results.  You can find more information about our heart attack program and how we help victims at our website.

Summary

Heart attack does not have to be the #1 cause of death for men and women. Symptom relieves, functional tests and life support are essential. With more tools, many heart attack survivors can learn to manage challenges to minimize stress instead of “Avoiding ALL Stress” and enhance healing, so they can recover faster or before they need life support, and save millions in healthcare costs and productivity loss.

In the world full of unexpected and harsh challenges, individuals need not only to stay healthy to be their best and pursue their dream but also stay open and do their best to protect their health and inner power that can best protect their dream, rights, success and happiness.

Join us, beat heart attack, save dreams, lives and money!

About the Author

Bin Yang is the inventor of the 6Q Approach and Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com) and BYBSH (www.BeYourBestStayHealthy.com), a leading institution that focuses on building exceptional leaders and teams, saving dreams, lives and big money from heart attack, traumatic brain injury and other health challenges, and perfecting AI. For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture or appointment, please call 310-668-1828. 

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End Takotsubo Syndrome Early, Start with Menopausal Women and Elites

Takotsubo Syndrome, also called broken heart syndrome or stress cardiomyopathy, has the common symptoms and labs of heart attacks but does not result from blood vessel occlusion but apical ballooning. Takotsubo Syndrome predominates in menopausal women (90%), elites and others who have NO family history and NO risk facts. Traditional healthcare cannot help victims until they need life support. In fact, many victims can recover before they need life support like me, minimize re-occurrence and save 80~90% of costs.

What is Missing In Traditional Approach?

Takotsubo Syndrome typically follows intense emotional stress (such as a big dispute or loss) or physical stress (such as a stroke or infection). Pathology found that its apical ballooning at the acute stage is related to a surge in stress-related hormones. Menopausal women, elites and others either suffer intensified stress, reduced immunity or both. Traditional healthcare (Western medicine) mainly provide life support during the acute stage, often 21-day hospitalization, and asks victims to “Avoid ALL Stress” before and after. However, the latter is unrealistic for most people to follow.

For example, will you let go an insurance company who set you up and tortured you to develop a heart attack and then let go those who want to rob your business because of the heart attack? Most people will say “NO” as I did in 2021.

With more tools to target the root causes, many Takotsubo victims can keep their rights and dream and recover before they need life support like me, minimize re-occurrence, and save big money.

What Makes the Difference?

Fully utilize different tools at different stages, which is the 6Q Approach. Assess Takotsubo victims at macro and micro levels. Empower victims with more control and healing to be ready for the next challenges. Fully utilize traditional approach for diagnosis, follow up and life support.

First, Assess Takotsubo Victims at Macro and Micro Levels

Studies at the University of California at Long Beach have found that the more individuals are in control, the less stress they have to face. The challenges or associated stressors that contribute to Takotsubo Syndrome are often unexpected, unfair and significant, such as the ones I had in 2021, which further intensify the stress that victims suffer. It is unrealistic for most people to avoid those challenges. Instead, many victims can learn to manage the challenges with the right tools and be ready for the next challenges like me.

Each person is an integrated system of 6Qs (IQ, EQ, Learning Q, Adversity Q, Public Influence Q, and Health Q) and needs to meet internal and external challenges. About 70% of health issues have non-health causes. The 6Q assessment evaluates victims at macro and micro levels and can help victims find the skills and strategies needed to manage new challenges, minimize stress, build up resilience, and be ready for coming challenges.

Look at a bigger picture.

I initially invented the 6Q Approach to recover myself from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) due to a tragic auto-accident and pass medical licensing exams. Later I turned many other impossible to possible at the clinics through the same system. I have never expected to test the 6Q system myself again with a heart attack, which also allowed me to explore that heart attack does not have to be #1 cause of death for men and women. You can read my recovery stories and other case studies at our website.

Second, Manage Challenges to Minimize Stress, NOT “AVOID ALL STRESS.”

Life is full of challenges, which most people cannot escape unless they disconnect them self from the world. Many people manage stress with smoke, drink, food or drug, which can temporarily relieve their stress but cannot stop the stress from coming back until they develop enough control. Medications can reduce the strain on the heart and prevent further attacks but cannot stop the stress from coming, either. Unless they have better replacements, it is hard for people to quit smoking, drinking, eating or drug. Behavior management does not work here because poor stress management is not behaviors but symptom relieves like pain killers for pain. Individuals need control, healthy relieves and more to manage challenges and minimize stress, which is what 6Q Approach can help.

Third, Enhance Internal Healing

By enabling victims to manage outside challenges efficiently, we eliminate the root causes of their health issues. By enhancing their internal healing via natural 6Q tools and Eastern Medicine, we enable victims to manage stress-related toxicity, recover before they need life support at the acute stage.

A significant side benefit of optimized internal healing at this time is to reduce Takotsubo victims’ chance to get COVID. The benefit matters more when COVID mutates faster than we can develop vaccines, and co-morbidities increase their risk to develop COVID complications–

Fourth, Fully Utilize Traditional Approach

In addition to life support, traditional approach provides excellent measurements for diagnosis and follow up, such as EKG, Echocardiogram, labs, Cardiac MRI. Thus, we work with victims’ cardiologists or primary care doctors unless their needs indicate otherwise. Victims need to go to ER if their chest pain and shortness of breaths persist.

Who Can Benefit from the 6Q Approach?

Takotsubo victims who want to save their dream, rights, or recover before they need life support or minimize re-occurrence.

  1. Victims at early stage can benefit from the program the most as they can recover early like me.
  2. Those who have gone through the acute stage can minimize re-occurrence through this program.
  3. All victims need to be able to learn and are medically stable.

Other heart attack victims can also benefit from the program if stress can worsen their condition significantly and it is unrealistic for them to “Avoid All Stress.”

Victims often begin to see results in days and achieve optimal results or recover in 3~8 months after they join the program, “Beat Heart Attack, Save Dream, Life and Money!

Summary

Takotsubo Syndrome does not have to be a big killer to menopausal women, elites and others. With more tools, many Takotsubo victims can learn to manage challenges to minimize stress and enhance healing to recover before they need life support or minimize re-occurrence. BYBSH is here to provide the additional tools and support to victims, businesses and governments.

Join us, end Takotsubo Syndrome early, save dreams, lives and money!

About the Author:

Bin Yang is the inventor of the 6Q Approach and Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com) and BYBSH (www.BeYourBestStayHealthy.com), a leading institution that focuses on building exceptional leaders and teams, saving dreams, lives and money from heart attack, traumatic brain injury and other health challenges, and perfecting AI.  For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture or appointment, please call 310-668-1828. 

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Manage Atherosclerosis with More Tools

Atherosclerosis is another big cause of heart attack, whose first symptom can be a sudden cardiac death or acute MI in >50% of victims, worse than stress’. Early detection is critical. In addition to diet and statins, there are more tools to save dreams and lives and save big healthcare costs and productivity losses.

a sudden cardiac death

The studies on 136,905 patients hospitalized found that 77% of them had normal LDL (bad cholesterol, <130 mg/dl), 61.8% had normal triglyceride (<150mg/dl), and 45.5% had normal HDL (good cholesterol, >40 mg/dl). The results indicate that lipid study alone cannot exclude atherosclerosis as well as the risk of heart attack.

nd that 77% of them had normal LDL (

Atherosclerosis can be so destructive because it can develop plaque to block the blood supply to brain and heart and cause heart attack and stroke. A person can suffer from both heart attack and stroke at the same time due to Atherosclerosis. Thus, early detection is critical. Traditional early treatment includes diet and statins. In fact, there are more tools to help victims recover faster or stay well better.

First, Detect Early

In addition to lipid study, other early detection includes electron beam tomography scan or EBT, ultrasound, and CT scan. The Society of Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) encourages virtually all men 45 and older and women 55 and older to take screening for sub-clinical atherosclerosis to determine their future risk of a heart attack and take action accordingly, such as, to control their diet and take statins to lower their lipid. Below is their 1st guideline.

 SHAPE 1st guideline.

The exemption from the universal screening are those classified as “very low risk” who meet all of the following criteria:
-cholesterol lower than 200(mg/dl),
-blood pressure lower than 120 over 80 (mmHg),
-no history of any type of diabetes, and
-no smoking, and no family history of heart attack.

Now we know that those with “very low risk” can develop heart attack due to another big cause– extensive stress, for example, Takotsubo syndrome. The tools that enabled Takotsubo victims to recover fast can also benefit atherosclerosis victims greatly.

Second, Manage Challenges to Minimize Stress instead of “AVOID ALL STRESS”

Stress also plays a big role in atherosclerosis since outside challenges can significantly impact victims’ life and work. Many people smoke, drink, eat or drug to manage their stress, which has many side effects. Behavior management cannot work well here because poor stress management is not simple behaviors but symptom relieves of the underlying system. It is hard to quit poor stress management without better replacements. Medications can reduce symptoms but cannot stop the stress from coming.

To avoid heart attack, traditional approach tells victims to “AVOID ALL STRESS.” However, as I have shared in my recovery story, it can be too hard not to do what needed or kneel for life to “AVOID ALL STRESS.” Instead, many victims can learn to manage challenges to minimize stress. The 6Q Approach can best help victims achieve the goal.

Look at a bigger picture.

Each person is an integrated system of 6Qs (IQ, EQ, Learning Q, Adversity Q, Public Influence Q, and Health Q) and needs to manage internal and external challenges. About 70% of health issues have non-health causes. The 6Q assessment results will be critical to find the skills and strategies needed to manage new challenges and minimize stress. To make the 6Q system highly efficient will minimize many internal and external challenges.

I initially invented the 6Q Approach to recover myself from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) due to a tragic auto-accident and pass medical licensing exams. Later I turned many other impossible to possible at the clinics. I never expected to recover myself from a heart attack through the same system, which also let me discover that heart attack does not have to be #1 cause of death for men and women. You can read my recovery stories and other case studies at our website.

Third, Enhance Healing

Optimal internal healing will also benefit atherosclerosis victims greatly. By enabling victims to manage outside challenges efficiently, we eliminate one big contributor to their health issues. By enhancing their internal healing, we empower victims to manage stress-related toxicity, recover faster and learn better. The non-healthcare 6Q tools can do so in a natural way, and Eastern medicine can strengthen internal healing via non-invasive ways.

Today COVID mutates faster than we can develop vaccines, and co-morbidities increase their risk to develop COVID complications. A significant additional benefit of optimized internal healing is to reduce victims’ chance to get COVID, which mattes more than ever.

Who Can Benefit from the 6Q Approach?

• Those whose heart issues emerge or get worse under stress or challenge-meeting.
• Those who cannot “Avoid All Stress” in work and life.
• Those who can learn and are medically stable.

Victims often begin to see results in days and achieve optimal results or recover in 3~8 months after they join the program, “Beat Heart Attack, Save Dream, Life and Money!

Summary

Like Dr. Naghavi, the Chairman of SHAPE, said, Status Quo IS Unacceptable. With more tools, more dreams, lives and healthcare dollars can be saved. BYBSH is here to provide additional tools and support to victims and colleagues to save more dreams, lives and healthcare dollars.

Check out the program, save dreams, lives and money with us!

About the Author:

Bin Yang is the inventor of the 6Q Approach and Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com) and BYBSH (www.BeYourBestStayHealthy.com), a leading institution that focuses on building exceptional leaders and teams and saving dreams, lives and money from heart attack, traumatic brain injury and other health challenges.  For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture or appointment, please call 310-668-1828. 

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Be Your Best!

“Be Your Best” is not only a goal but also a mean for individuals to achieve the goal, stand up for their rights, protect their dream and life and stay at their best. We help leaders and elites “Be Your Best” via 4 parts: Be Great, Look Great, Feel Great, and Stay Great, health is included.

Be Great

Each person is unique. To be able to fully utilize your potential and be proud of yourself is the first part. You do not have to reach your goal to be great as long as you are on the right direction and working towards your goal. You full potential is not only IQ and EQ, but 6Qs, so are your tools. For example, a person can be his best again via a right health solution.
*Recover from Traumatic Brain Injury, Stop Venting Stress on ER (10 minutes)

Look Great

Personal effort is limited. How you look can win you friends, minimize obstacles, or do the opposite. You need to look great not only to others but also to yourself. Sometimes, both can go wrong. Still, you can reverse both with the right tools, for example the case below.
*Get 10-15 Years Back in 2 Weeks (Fast Aging) (2 weeks)

Feel Great

In the world full of unexpected challenges, can you refresh yourself and stay energetic, physically and mentally? Exercise and diet are not enough. Smoking, drinking and drug can bring you quick relieves as well as side effects. There are healthy and fast ways. Below are 3 good examples.
*Shoot Burnout, Save His Job (1 week)
*30-year Insomnia Is Over! (2 weeks)
*Eliminate Stress & Insomnia with the Right Law (the same day)

Stay Great

To be able to learn from mistakes is important part of staying great. In addition, an excellent ability to learn will enable you to stay great when issues are beyond your current expertise and resources. For example,
*Strengthen Adversity Quotient (AQ), Stop GI Bleeding (1 week)
*Beat Harvard in Full Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury (2.5 years)
*How Could Mercury Get “the Right” to Torture Their Victim to Suffer Second Heart Attack in the US?

It takes every piece to be your best, not just key ones.

“Be Your Best” is not only a goal but also a mean to achieve the goal. Individuals often have different priorities at different stages. Be Your Best with the right tools, save time and money! You can try out our free tools.

Some Reading:

Can Behavior or EQ alone Build a Level 5 Leader?

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Bring Dream Back to Life from Traumatic Brain Injury beyond 2-Year Plateau!

ABSTRACT:
Many Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivors can regain their key function beyond 2-year plateau and pursue their dreams again through the 6Q Cognitive Restoration. Many post-injury “chronic issues” can go away or be easily corrected.  Millions of healthcare costs and dreams can be saved.  The author will share with you why and how through the recoveries of her patients and herself.

Many people have been told that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivors achieve maximum recovery in 2 years (called 2-year plateau), and TBI is a chronic illness. THAT IS NOT TRUE as uninjured brain cells have the same DNA and no 2-year plateau, and the “chronic issues” that emerge after injury will go away or be easily corrected if survivors know that they can regain their key function back and pursue their dreams again.

Comparison of the tools, results and costs of the 6Q Approach and Traditional Approach in Traumatic Brain Injury
Comparison of the tools, results and costs of the 6Q Approach and Traditional Approach in Traumatic Brain Injury

That is how I could recover myself from Traumatic Brain Injury due to an accident in 1997, pass medical license exams 2001~2003, and receive excellent letters of recommendation at the clinics.  I have helped every TBI survivor I met at the clinics, who were 5-12 years beyond their 2-year plateau, and all achieved significant results, including their “chronic issues.”

What Impedes the Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury?

Both tools and human beings.  Somehow, traditional approach contributes to the 2-year plateau.

1. Limited Cognitive Restoration

a. Limited Tools:

What is missing in today’s TBI rehab is full cognitive restoration.  Most cognitive programs use limited IQ, behaviors or Psychology tools and prepare TBI survivors to accept “the next level of placement.”  It can be very painful, frustrating, depressive, and stressful if individuals are unable to be who they want to be and stand up for themselves.  Then various post-injury illnesses emerge.

The brain rehab I went to mainly helped me stay alive, no fall and no choke, which was essential but did not help me regain cognitive function and get back to who I was.  Doctors mostly knocked on my knees and elbows (reflex check) during follow-up visits. Psychologists mainly let me express my fear and struggle and then advised me to accept my “new life.”

TBI victims need to find missing tools, learn fast, and fully utilize Eastern and Western medicine, which is the 6Q approach. First, each person is an integrated system of 6Qs: IQ, EQ, Learning Q, Adversity Q, Public Influence Q, and Health Q.  Poor IQ performance can have non-IQ causes, where cognitive training and stimulation have limited impact.  Behaviors or Psychology tools mainly reflect the 6Q system. Second, how to make learning easy is critical as the learning can be massive, and TBI survivors need to see results quickly to stay motivated.  Third, Western medicine has limited power at the chronic stage.

Once TBI survivors know that they can regain their brainpower, many secondary issues can be easily corrected or go away.  Here is one example.

A business owner often called 911 to go to the Emergency Room (ER) to yell at doctors and nurses. His ER visits lasted for years. I happened to do a rotation in ER that day and learned he did so since he was too frustrated that he had to relearn everything. I understood him, talked to him about his progress, and share with him my live sample of success. I told him that not everyone has a chance to go back to who they were, and her at least had a chance. If I could make it, so could him.  

We talked for about 10 minutes.  The business owner thanked me in the end. ER nurses later told me that the ER visit was his shortest and most pleasant one.  He soon went to work and never came back to the ER. I could change his behavior in 10 minutes because I got the root cause of his behaviors.

b. Limited Focus

Years of studies have found that injured brain cells have 2-year plateau.  However, uninjured brain cells have NO 2-year plateau but have the same DNA and learning capacity.  Other studies have also found that most people only use 10% of their brains.  Many TBI survivors have at least 10% of their brain cells uninjured, therefore, they have a great chance to go back to who they were, including the ones with brain removal.  I had the chance to help one.

A tall and thin middle-aged man had partial brain removal due to TBI for about 10 years.  His mother always accompanied him to the clinic and answered questions for him. I knew that the only way the man could speak is to practice whenever possible. I asked him to answer all the questions and told him that I had all the time I needed.

Of course, I did not have unlimited time. However, the man’s issue was straightforward. I had already read his medical history and could always ask his mother if needed. He was very slow initially, but he answered all my questions. Then I gave him some homework, asked him to read aloud at home and tell me the homework for the next visit. As he could speak more and more, the man became more and more alive, energetic, and shinning.

2. Ignorance and Resistance

Some “experts” refuse to believe that others can solve the problems that they cannot.  They label the TBI survivors with the “disabilities” that they think should be there with “their way,” take away others’ training, insist on their wrongdoing… it is astonishing and heartbreaking to watch these happening, especially when those experts are someone who you have trusted and respected.

3. Legal Impact

Some attorneys only focus on making money and disregard their clients’ futures.  I had the accident that led to TBI on my way to work, so I also a workman’s compensation claim.  I totally had three attorneys, one of whom was the president of the workman’s compensation attorney association in one state.  All three attorneys wanted me to claim 100% disabilities even after I passed medical licensing exams and received excellent letters of recommendation.

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How to Recover from Traumatic Brain Injury beyond the “2-Year Plateau?”

  1. Every Step Counts!

First, it is critical to save life, minimize damage, and preserve non-injured brain cells at the acute stage.   I could recover well also because the accident happened in a winter evening, so I could benefit from hypothermia therapy instantly.  The hospital at Amarillo TX also took good care of me and taught me the first two words, “Good morning!”

Second, Physical rehab and speech therapy can further enhance safety and restore physical function, which is the foundation of cognitive restoration. 

At last, restore cognitive function via 6Q approach instead of partial, so that individuals can go back to who they were and be contributors instead of accepting “the next level of placement.”


2. Who Can Benefit from the 6Q Cognitive Restoration?  

Can anyone benefit from the 6Q cognitive restoration?No, only those who can learn and are motivated to learn.  

  • TBI survivors who desire to go back to who they were. 
  • Those who have at least 10% brain cells are uninjured.
  • Those who are discharged from the hospital and physical rehab.

Those with “chronic health issues” should have 6Q cognitive restoration and medical symptom relieves at the same time.  Currently, we prefer all participants who have finished step 1 and 2.

3. How We Design the Program?  What to Expect?

In general, we design custom program for each victim, based on their potential, previous job, unique learning needs and challenges.  In the meantime, we make learning as easy and fun as possible, for the learning can be massive and frustrating, and TBI survivors need to see results quickly to stay motivated.  Victims will practice at our virtual business, which will minimize their chances of getting COVID-19 infection as they will be busy “working at home.” In the meantime, we enhance internal healing through Eastern and Western medicine to maximize cognitive restoration.

What to expect?  Many TBI survivors can show some improvement in 8 weeks if they work hard and achieve much more in 8-10 months. Complete recovery can take years. 

4. How Much Can We Save in TBI? 

Up to 53% of the homeless are affected by a brain injury (I was almost there).  In fact, many of them can regain key cognitive function, go back to work, have a home, and pursue their dreams again.  However, none of them know that they can have their lives back. People in healthcare and government benefits should inform them.

Per CDC, about 5.3 million survivors are living with a “permanent” TBI-related disability in the US. One TBI survivor costs $85,000 to $3 million for treatments and a disability benefit (DB) for living. The US GDP in 2019 was 21.43 trillion.  If we free 1 million TBI survivors, the saving is:

($85,000~3 million+ DB+ Tax) x 1million = $85 billion ~3 trillion + 1 million DB+ 1 million Tax.  

5. Who Offer Financial Support to TBI Recovery?

Many states have a trust fund to help TBI survivors learn new skills due to the high unemployment rate and a large amount of life treatment costs. Many TBI survivors are eligible for their state financial assistance.  For example, 

New Jersey TBI FUND
Director: Peri Nearon
11A Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville NJ 08625-0700
Tel: 888-285-3036

Louisiana Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund
Manager: Tonia Gedward
LDH Office of Aging and Adult Services
Tel: (225) 219-9935

New Mexico Dept of Education- Division of Vocational Rehab
435 St. Michael’s Drive, Bidg. D, Sante Fe, NM 87505
Director: Lucinda Garcia
Tel: 505-954-8500

Massachusetts Brain Injury and Statewide Specialized Community Services
600 Washington Street, 2nd Floor MRL, Boston, MA 02210-1616
Director: Sandy Biber
Tel: 617-204-3852

Other states include Kentucky, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, etc.  You can get the information about your state and others at “A LOOK AT TBI TRUST FUND PROGRAMS.”   

SUMMARY

Nothing can ensure individuals’ rights, freedom, opportunities, and justice better than their brainpower.  Up to 53% of the homeless are affected by a brain injury.  It is too hard not to be whom individuals are and accept “ANYTHING,” which is why many secondary health issues emerge post TBI. 

Although injured brain cells have 2-year plateau, uninjured brain cells have NONE.  With the right tools, many TBI survivors can regain key function beyond the 2-year plateau, be who they are, have their life back, and pursue their freedom again.  Then those “chronic issues” will go away or be easily corrected.  Society can not only save tons of disability benefits, $85,000 to $3 million treatment costs per survivor but also gets more happy taxpayers (I was one of them)! 

Usually, the harder for a survivor to accept “the next level,” the more likely the person can go back to who he or she was.  However, most survivors do not know this invention.  Please tell them when you can.  Together, we can change the world for the better.


About the Author

Bin Yang is the Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com) and Dream & Power (www.DreamandPower.com), leading consulting firm that focus on building exceptional leaders, teams, optimizing heart and brain power, and beating skyrocketing healthcare costs.  For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture or appointment, please call 310-668-1828. 

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Beat Rising Healthcare Cost & Optimize Health & Productivity

Healthcare costs have been soaring every year so fast that President Barack Obama once said, “By a wide margin, the biggest threat to our nation’s balance sheet is the skyrocketing cost of healthcare. It’s not even close.”  In The Cost Conundrum, Dr. Atul Gawande described how some doctors at McAllen, Texas turn a population of twelve thousand dollars income per capital into one of fifteen thousand dollars per enrollee in Medicare, almost twice the national average.

The doctors’ business drive is only one internal cause.  Middlemen’s profit sharing is one external cause.  The non-health cause that contributes to about 70% of primary clinical visits for stress-related health issues and the limited way how businesses and individuals meet challenges and stay healthy also give those white-coat wolfs legitimate reasons and endless opportunities to suck the blood out of individuals, businesses, and economic systems.  In addition, not all doctors have the best knowledge and problem-solving.

We can not only cut down healthcare costs but also improve healthcare quality and productivity at the same time.  We can not only cut down today’s healthcare costs but also anticipate development needs in coming challenges, make wise investments and take early action.   Our success started at the clinic in 2004 when I first invented the 6Q Approach.  Here are 5 main steps.

Meet challenges with the Right Tools

– How Can Medical Treatments Become Expensive and Endless Symptom Relieves?

A study at Toronto University Family Medicine found that 70% of their primary visits are stress related. Most stress-related health issues are directly related to the lack of the right tools to meet the challenge, relax and restore self, for example, heart attack, insomnia, burnout, fast aging, obesity, and diabetes. McAllen could have heavy drinking sixty percent higher than the national average because many individuals in that area have lower education and fewer opportunities, so they drink to achieve a fast relief.  Smoking and food are other common antidepressants.   Then obesity and others associated diseases follow, such as heart attack, diabetes, and hypertension.

Some doctors and hospitals do not want their patients to find their missing tool—they want their patients to keep on coming back.  Some doctors indulge their patients with heart failure not to sleep and eat right so they can have “a new heart” quicker.  Until individuals can find their missing tools, the same issues often keep on coming back and getting worse.   Because doctors and hospitals are often paid by visits and procedures, medical treatments can become expensive and endless symptom relieves with legitimate reasons.  As people go to the clinic or hospital more, more complications can emerge, which require further treatments.  Heart disease is a good example.

-Limited Talent Management Also Contributes to Health Issues

The best way for talent to minimize stress-related health issues is to stay on the right track (avoid unsuitable challenges) and meet challenges with the right tools.  However, people often lack the right tools to meet challenges, especially those resulted from non-IQ and non-EQ sources.

Behaviors can reflect the underlying structure in different environments but often change as environments changes.  Thus, insignificant weaknesses in that environment will not surface but can impact the next project.   We call the weakness Relative Weakness. The 360-degree evaluation can only collect behavior observation AFTER a person gets into the specific environment. “Shoot Burnout, Save His Job!” is a good example.  Individuals with high EQ can control what others can observe at the workplace and alter 360-degree evaluation results.   A 2016 Deloitte survey found that only 13% of companies believe they are building effective global leaders.

Manage Self Efficiently

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, repeatedly said at top MBAs that individuals ought to take care of themselves and not to expect their company to babysitter them.  However, many people cannot manage self efficiently due to poor knowledge and then develop or worsen their health issues, for example, stroke and fast aging.

Some people go to the hospital too late, which makes a small problem big, big problem impossible.  One couple called 911 after their son got choked.  By the time when an ambulance arrived, the boy already died as the human brain can only tolerate no oxygen for 6-7 minutes.  The couple should have removed the foreign object and started CPR (cardiac pulmonary resuscitation) while waiting for the ambulance.  In heart attack and stroke, the window time to dissolve the clots is only a few hours.  However, many people miss the precious hours and have a feeble recovery.

Self-management can be the most difficult task in the world because of human nature and knowledge base, starting from decision-making to execution, including time management, teamwork, relaxation, restoration, etc.  Many individuals miss some tools along the process, which can impede their success and destroy their health.

DO NOT to Rely on the Hospitals

Not every doctor and hospital has the best knowledge or keeps the best interest of their patients in mind.  Some doctors only want to use their specialty to solve ALL problems.  For example, a Psychiatrist wants to treat a heart attack by easing a patient’s mind, and a Surgeon likes to use a knife instead of preventive care.  Some physicians have limited knowledge and creativity.  Many disabilities and deaths result from improper treatments or unnecessary treatments.

In 1997, my mother and I were rear-ended in a tragic auto accident.  She was put on a ventilator since she could not breathe on her own.  About 5 weeks later, her doctor diagnosed that she would be ventilator-dependent for the rest of her life since she did not improve.  My mom refused to live on the ventilator, so I had to be the one to discontinue her lifeline.  I decided to exam her myself before I took the final step.  To my surprise, I found her diaphragm was intact, which meant that she could breathe by raising and relaxing her diaphragm (abdominal breath).  I taught her the new way of breathing.   She got off the ventilator in three days.  Later she regained her independence through both the Eastern and Western medicine.

I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in the accident.  Almost all experts predicted that I could not recover.  In the meantime, we got zero compensation from the courts, including the US Supreme Court.  After I cried for a whole night, I decided to recover myself and apply for a medical license.  In addition to the Eastern and Western medicine, I studied hard, joined all kinds of events and tried everything I could found.   Thank God, I have passed all 3 steps of medical license examinations and received many excellent letters of recommendations at the clinics. 

Anticipate Issues, Take Early Action

Each person’s 6 quotients are integrated, which is why health issues can have non-health causes, and poor IQ and EQ performance can result from non-IQ and non-EQ sources.   By knowing individual 6Q structures, we can anticipate when relative weaknesses will become significant, which strengthen can be irrelevant, so businesses and individuals can make wise investments.

In the meantime, healthcare issues among employees often can reflect the missing tools in leadership and talent management, for example, recruitment, talent tasking, and institutional strategy.  By knowing the development needs, businesses and individuals can take early action.   For more information, please visit “4 Keys to Optimizing Corporate Leadership Development” and “How to Be an Exceptional CEO?

Here are some common mistakes.

* Using one tool for All Issues
* Stay out of their maximum comfort(aptitude) zone
* Tripped up by relative weaknesses
* Unable to utilize resources
* Run out of gas (energy)
* Inability to handle setbacks and failures
* Insufficient relaxations and restoration techniques
* Go to the hospital only for stress-related health problems.

Look at the Big Picture, Think Differently

Human work, life, and health are integrated.  As long as health issues can have non-health causes, health management is NOT equal to hospital management. We cannot rely on hospitals and medicine alone to stay healthy nor use IQ, EQ, and behavior tools only to meet challenges and avoid stress-related health issues.  Partial approaches only offer legitimate reasons for greedy doctors and hospitals to suck the blood out of customers and economic systems and destroy the competitiveness of businesses and nations and bankrupting millions of families.

The efficient solution is to link health management with talent management, remove the root causes of endless symptom relieves and empower individuals to participate in personal health management and utilize health resources wisely.   Individuals can get well quickly, including the same day, with the minimum re-occurrence like the cases above.  Businesses can optimize productivity and minimize absenteeism and healthcare costs.   In addition, both can anticipate development needs, including health needs in coming challenges, make wise investments, and take early action.   Solving problems around healthcare alone is inefficient.   Unlike health insurance companies, businesses do not have the conflict of interests in paying for personal development.

It is time to look at the big picture, think differently, empower yourself with the right tools, and target issues efficiently.  By doing so, we can not only cut down healthcare costs but also improve healthcare quality and productivity at the same time and help more businesses become an employer of choice.

About the Author 
Bin Yang is the Managing Director of The Prince Synergy (www.theprincesynergy.com), a leading consulting firm that focuses on helping leaders and elites be their best and stay healthy (TPS Dream & Power) and building exceptional leaders to strengthen society (TPS Executive Academy).  She is the author of What Stops Leaders from Good to Great.  For more information or to schedule an interview, lecture, or appointment, please contact 310-668-1828.

 

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How Should CEOs Deal with Stress?

Many people do not understand why CEO stress has anything to do with CEO health.  In fact, the two are closely connected.

Recently, the health of Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple, has raised a national discussion.  Many people think that his health is not his private matter because so many others depend upon him. Some even have raised a stock security issue.  Forbes has pointed out that the Apple CEO turned to cancer removal surgery eight months after the diagnosis. Would there be less unfortunate issues to begin with if leaders could take better care of themselves?

When talking about how to be a CEO, people usually do not think about sustainability at times of unexpected change, intense stress, illness or injury.  Unfortunately, life is full of unexpected challenges, which can disable our mind, or even take away our success. It takes a different set of skills to sustain our optimal creativity and health than to utilize them.  It is important to have both. An unfortunate outcome affects not only the key person, but also his/her family, partners, colleagues, employees and more.

Can You Count on Doctors?

People tend to count on doctors for their health.  However, how we handle illnesses before and after seeing doctors can mean life or death, recovery or disability. Although I had excellent medical training, I could have lost my mother had I not questioned the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) physicians after a tragic auto-accident. My mother suffered a cervical-2 fracture. Even after five weeks of intensive care, she could not get off of the ventilator. Her ICU physicians “concluded” that she would be ventilator-dependent for the rest of her life. My mother refused to live on a machine. I never doubted the ICU physicians. But at the last moment, I chose to do my own assessment and found that she did not breathe efficiently. Through a new way of breathing I taught her, my mother was taken off the ventilator successfully after only three days!

In another example, a prestigious rehab center had some very well known experts in Traumatic brain injury (TBI). These experts concluded that the poor impulse control secondary to TBI was incurable since they could not find the cure. A resident physician with a history of TBI had one unfortunate incident. These experts linked the incident with her past injury, and concluded that she had a poor impulse control and could not handle stress. They took away her residency training at the last minute even through her references from clinical training prior were excellent. Instead of telling her their reasoning, they told her something else, which has caused her a huge waste of time and money. In fact, the victim had found a way to correct the impulse control. But to these experts, if they could not find the cure, no one could! And they abandoned their own victim when their support was needed most!

Not everyone needs to go to medical school. However, we need general and systemic health knowledge about ourselves and different health systems, for example, what costly health mistakes to avoid, and how to select specialists. We need to stay in charge, especially when it is a matter of life or death, recovery or disability. A part of our 4-day Executive Synergy Program provides hands-on training in this area.

What is Missing in Your Stress Management?

According to a survey of Vistage (an international organization for CEOs), 100 percent of 2,400 participating CEOs are suffering stress. CEO stress can come from external sources, like an uncertain economy. CEO stress can also come from our body and mind, such as the examples described above. Stress, while a great motivator, can disable our thinking and creativity, which are the keys to leadership.  Stress can also harm our health and emotions.   To some extend, a par of how to be a CEO is how to manage CEO stress.   An exceptional CEO usually manages stress at another level.

Stress management to many people is limited relaxation exercises, such as deep breathing, brisk walking, meditation, Yoga and breaks. These are not enough to handle intense CEO stress. We need to build up our personal relaxation hierarchies, which are the right tools for the right levels of stress. At The Prince Synergy,  we call it “overarmed.” We need a clear mind to look into underlying causes and figure out solutions. Different people need different relaxation hierarchies.

Another common definition of stress management is “coping with stress” and “positive thinking.” We don’t have to “live with stress.” We can prevent, utilize, reduce and transform stress. We can manage stress in many ways, business, medical, legal or even “technical” ways.  A CEO suffered newly onset insomnia due to insecurities of her business. None of her relaxation methods or sleeping pills worked. Sleep is very important to productivity and wellness.  She could not have a real sense of security until her business thrived, which could take time. However, she could use her faith as “the sense of security” by placing it into her unconscious level.  Afterward, she has been sleeping like a log every night.   In addition to faith, law can also help to eliminate stress and subsequent insomnia.

Strong stress management training is even more important at times of extreme crisis, where the level of stress is highest. Some CEOs tend to check themselves into the hospital.  I had a crisis in 2007, and started crisis management immediately. I used my relaxation hierarchy to keep a clear mind, and in the meantime, kept telling myself that the crisis was not the end of the world. Instead of spending time in the hospital, I worked on my solution to turn the crisis into an opportunity the same night.

Our beliefs, perceptions, standards, visions and expectations can also affect the outcome. The cases of my mother and the rehab center are also good examples of blindly following authority figures (such as the ICU physicians) and assumptions.

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Mind, Body & Society Are Integrated

What we can see in society and ourselves determines how we act and what we can achieve. I did not value Eastern medicine i at medical school. After being through family injuries and personal challenges, I have appreciated its recovery and relaxation power more and more. I sometimes acupuncture myself and pick up my own herb tea for certain types of tiredness and stress. I did not know about the internet or computers in high school. What I want and can do today is different fr om what was possible back then. There are many ways to sustain our optimal levels. We won’t “see” them until we can open to them.

How we act can also affect our health and potential profoundly.  A star athlete from Fargo High School joined Stanford on a four-year football scholarship. After he ran into bigger and meaner competitors, he chose to focus upon his economics major. He has since built a multi-billion-dollar investment bank. What if he had chosen steroid for temporary gain, or used drugs for temporary high like many others? He would have to face more problems down the road, such as systemic injuries or issues related to addictions.

Our mind, body and stress management are one integrated system. We can be limited internally and externally. The limitations can lead to stress issues in business and health if we do not take care them efficiently. We can and need to, utilize our full internal and external resources efficiently, and prosper in business and life.  Leaders should not settle with how to be a CEO, but how to be an exceptional CEO.

In summary, the skills to utilize our creativity and health and to lead are different from those to sustain the potential from unexpected change, intense stress, costly health mistakes and injury. In this age of intense competition, CEOs need these skills to stay at their optimal level and save subsequent agony from CEO stress. It is not hard to identify your “missing software” and build a firewall for your leadership in just a few hours.   This is not only about how to be a CEO, one key individual, but also about your family, partners, colleagues, employees and more.

About the Author

Bin Yang is the Founder and CEO of The Prince Synergy, a worldwide leading resources in human capital development that focuses on sustainable leadership and health recovery from unexpected change, stress, illness and injury. Its services have been featured in Forbes and Euroinvestor.  Dr. Yang possesses a strong background in medicine, Law and Business. For more info, please contact us at 310-668-1828.

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Case Study: Find Missing Tools, See Heart Doctors Less

Business owner Mr. T was admitted to the hospital again for heart disease.  Although his father had heart disease, many of his siblings were healthy.  Mr. T enjoyed his work and family and had a good business.  However, he could only sleep 4-5 hours whenever something new coming to him, and insomnia often lasted for days. Then he had to be admitted to the hospital.  His cardiologist told him that he would need open heart surgery or a heart transplant if his condition got worse. The latter costs $780,000~1,200,000.

Did the cardiologist miss anything?  Most people would say no, but the answer is incorrect.

Good sleep is a critical part of Mr. T’s recovery, which sleeping pills cannot solve. We should identify why he could not handle new events, teach him the skills he missed or choose the right alternatives.  This part is beyond traditional healthcare and leadership tools.

Find Missing Tools, Beat Heart Disease, See Doctors Less

The Executive 6Q Assessment found that Mr. T had development needs in daily self-management, from work, relaxation, and sleep hygiene.  No leadership, career and other significant issues.  After a series of exercises, Mr. T could sleep well. Then his heart disease stopped getting worse, lab test results came back better, and his hospitalization dropped from 4-5 times/year to 1 time in the first year.  Then he could remain stable on medication.

Discussion:

Heart disease is often directly stress-related. Survivors often lack the right tools to meet challenges.   In the above case, the challenge is unable to sleep well after new event emerges.  Without getting to the root causes, treatments and their costs can advance quickly. This principle applies to about 70% of health issues.

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Case Study: Shoot Burnout, Save His Job

Mr. B, 38, with MBA and ten years of experience at a well-known leadership consulting firm in roles from consultant to local VP, was promoted to Regional Manager to boost regional sales and minimize turnover. Two months later, sales remained flat, and turnover had increased. His pregnant wife was very unhappy as he spent a great deal of time away from home due to the new job. His burnout was so bad that he was contemplating resignation when he met us.

Work from Inside Out
The Executive 6Q Assessment found Mr. B was an excellent consultant with many great leadership characteristics, such as decision-making, learning, EQ, persuasion, etc. However, he was weak in sales and marketing, and challenged in public influence, emotional expression, and energy restoration, and other that were not significant to a local VP.

We chose to optimize his emotion expression immediately to first take care of his family crisis so that he could recover from burnout and focus on his new job and later build intimacy with clients and colleagues.  In addition, we suggested customized learning to target the rest issues.

Recover from Burnout, Focus on His New Role
Through 30 minutes of training, he learned how to share his professional stress with his wife, win her understanding and support, and eliminated his family problems.   With the same skills, he also learned how to connect with clients and colleagues more deeply.   One week later, he gained more confidence with his new role and could connect with clients and colleagues more deeply.

After just 90 min assessment and 30 min training, Mr. B recovered from burnout, made a breakthrough, and saved his job and region.

DISCUSSION:

Burnout is very common in workplace, secondary to stress.  Enough rest, exercise and social support are good but too general.  Individuals can recover quickly if we can get to the root cause and target issues with the right tools.  The above case is a good example.

Have you wonder what would happen had he gone to a coach to discover the solution on his own?   Why his leadership firm could not anticipate his development needs or support him efficiently during the crises?  You can find the answer in  What Stop Leaders from Good to Great Chapter 8.