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Are You Avoiding the Whelks?

October 27, 2020 Dr. Isabel MD & Culinary Nutrition Expert Chef Michael Season 1 Episode 26
MD and Chef Team - The Show!
Are You Avoiding the Whelks?
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MD and Chef Team - The Show!
Are You Avoiding the Whelks?
Oct 27, 2020 Season 1 Episode 26
Dr. Isabel MD & Culinary Nutrition Expert Chef Michael

Have you ever seen an oyster shell without an oyster inside, and wondered how that happened ?

Look for a small hole on the top of the shell made by a Whelk! This little creature has an appendage that works like a drill. It drills a hole in the oyster shell and sucks out the oyster, little by little, until it has sucked out the entire oyster.

If we look at out life, we may (probably) have Whelks in our life!

Let's look at 3 keys to Avoid the Whelks in life ...

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Show Notes Transcript

Have you ever seen an oyster shell without an oyster inside, and wondered how that happened ?

Look for a small hole on the top of the shell made by a Whelk! This little creature has an appendage that works like a drill. It drills a hole in the oyster shell and sucks out the oyster, little by little, until it has sucked out the entire oyster.

If we look at out life, we may (probably) have Whelks in our life!

Let's look at 3 keys to Avoid the Whelks in life ...

Download and LISTEN FOR THE REST OF THE STORY!

How to Support the Mission of the Show?

1. Be a Hero and tell a friend and loved one about the MD and Chef Team podcast. They will surely thank you. 

2. Join the CEO of Your Health FB Live Weekly Coaching Group. This is where we do weekly coaching sessions and have a community that inspires each other to be better in health and life.
https://doctoronamission.mykajabi.com/ceo-of-your-health-fb-group

3. Follow our adventures on the Doctoronamission VLOG. Do you love stories and video adventure to laugh, cry and be empowered? So do we. That's why we have a vlog (That's a blog done in video style.) Just the way we do it here at Doctoronamission!
https://doctoronamission.com/blog/ 

4. For daily insights, imspiration, and behing the scenes action, follow us on Instagram and Facebook; just look for Doctoronamission (Dr. Isabel MD)
https://www.facebook.com/doctoronamission/
https://www.instagram.com/doctoronamission

5. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple podcasts, we read them all. 

Android users, subscribe to our show on Google podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action!

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Are You Avoiding the Whelks in your life. Yes. You heard me, right? Are You Avoiding the Whelks in your life. Well, I will explain. Have you ever seen an oyster shell and then you opened it up in the at the beach and you realize there is no oyster inside. Well, what happens is, if you look at the top of that oyster, there's a little hole in there. And what caused that little hole was a Whelk, and a whelk is a sea creature that has an appendage that drills a hole in the top of the oyster shell, and then sucks the whole oyster out and eats it up all for itself.


That's why when you open up an oyster and you don't see an oyster in it, that's because the Whelks have come and paid a visit. We have to be super careful about the Whelks in our life, because they can suck the life out of us. The three keys to avoid the Whelks in your life.


Can you think in your current situation, if you've got anybody that sucks the life out of you? Hmm. I, I could name a few that I have to stay far, far away from, the key is how do we do that? Well, there's three things to consider, and I'm going to share that with you right now. The first is - don't be a friend of angry people. Don't be friend angry people. Why? Because they're very infectious and you will catch what they have. They only look at the negative in their lives. And I'm telling you, I have done this personally as an experiment.


And I have been around negative angry people. Actually, I grew up with one very angry person, and guess what? That angry person actually infected me because I was around that angry person for 18 years of my life, the first 18 years of my life. And I became a very angry reactionary, bitter type of person. And that was that's what can happen unconsciously? Because it's like a cancer. It just comes in and takes over your life. There is a saying that says, if you look at the five closest people in your life, five closest friends that you have in your life than you will be like them five years from now.

0 (3m 53s):
So think right now, really quickly think of the five people in your life. Are they positive? Are they negative? Well, you got to be really awake because they could be quietly without them even knowing Whelks in your life, sucking the life out of you. The second is - know that you have a gift to share. I love this one. Know that you've got a gift to share in this world. And I just want you to just decide to share it no matter what, do whatever you got to do to share that gift. It's deep inside.

0 (4m 34s):
All of us, we each have that. Are, are you familiar with the psychologist, the father of positive psychology called Abraham Maslow? Well, he has, he devised the hierarchy of human needs. And the first level is, is physiological needs, which is essentially we want a safe home and we want shelter and we want food, right? Babies want to be changed. Their nappies changed. They want their bottom change and they want to be fed and they want to sleep. The second level is safety. We all need to have a safe home to have good employment that we can pay our bills.

0 (5m 21s):
So that's the second level. The third level of need is the need to be loved and to belong. Yes, we all want to feel connected and loved and appreciated. And boy, during this, COVID the pandemic. I know a lot of people that have been cut off , you know, because of the isolation and it is affected them. It's called, a COVID type of depression, because it has stopped this third level. This third need described by Abraham Maslow, the father of positive psychology. So I'm all in with Abraham Maslow.

0 (6m 3s):
The fourth need is self-esteem and that is the need to be respected and hence have confidence to achieve your goals in life. And the fifth, which is the top of the, of the pyramid is self actualization. And that's the need to be creative. And to fullfil your purpose, to fullfil your potential, you see, we've got, we've got a potential inside of our gut. It's a whole inside of our gut that needs to be filled. And we feel our best, a rock getting to that fifth level of need. Okay. The level of this level, the need of self-actualization.

0 (6m 46s):
Have you ever in your adult life looked in the mirror and said, I never thought I would be depressed. And if you were like me placed on medications, well, if that's you, you are not alone. I understand that space. How would you like to learn how to overcome anxiety and depression and have a better life? Naturally, if that's you then pop on over to doctoronamission.com for your three free gifts to help you today. The first is a vitamin D ultimate blueprint. The second is becoming the CEO of your mental health.

0 (7m 29s):
Now that is a video series. And the third is the nine action steps to help you maximize your mental fitness in 30 days. Yes. I said, 30 days, these are all yours. All you need to do is go to the doctoronamission.com. And now back to the podcast, let's look at a couple of people that did just that let's look at the inner calling of Christopher Columbus. Now, Christopher Columbus knew that the world was not flat.

0 (8m 13s):
He just knew that he knew that he knew, I don't know how he knew, but he just knew. However, those around him, the Whelks around him didn't believe that he had a good plan. They looked at his plan, the maps, and they said, you are going to fall right off the end of the world. And you will never come back. They did not increase his self-esteem right now. They did not. They actually increased his doubt, his self doubt. And as a result, he decided to step away from the buffet of Whelks around him. And he did not listen to the Whelks instead he listened to himself.

0 (8m 54s):
And luckily I'm really glad he did because he found America. So see what happens when you don't listen to the Whelks, you discover things, you become creative. Another story I wanted to share with you is, did you know that Thomas Edison, the inventor of so many things. He was very good friends with Henry Ford, the creator of the car. Well, in the beginning, when Henry Ford shared that idea with Thomas Edison, a close friend, Thomas Edison was like, no, no, no, you will never achieve that.

0 (9m 36s):
It's not going to work. I don't even believe in that, don't even go for it. As a matter of fact, he said, you know, come work for me and do something worthwhile. You know, Thomas Edison had big beliefs in what he could achieve, but he didn't really believe in the potential of what other people can do. And, hence, you could look at Thomas Edison as a whelk. Yeah. He'd tried to suck the life that creativity out of Henry Ford, and that's the point is Whelks can be very, very close to you.

0 (10m 17s):
Whelks can be in your family. I know that when I started Doctoronamission, when I conceived it, when, when I was conceived with the idea of creating and doing Doctoronamission of preventing and reversing disease and giving hope in 2013, I shared it with my family members and there were some family members, there are a lot of family members that were like, nah, that's not going to work. And they really did not even encourage me. They didn't ask how things were going. And however, my mom, my beautiful, beautiful mom believed in me. And so did Michael, my lovely husband.

0 (10m 59s):
And so here we are doing Doctoronamission, and seven years later, boom. It's growing to phenomenal levels and reaching so many people around the world and we've got great goals. The key is, look, Whelks can be in your family. They can be close to you. They can be your friend. So being aware that they may not even realize that they are being a whelk, trying to suck the life out of you. Okay. All right. Let me see. So anyway, then, so next time you get into a car, be very, very happy that Henry Ford did not listen to Thomas Edison, the Whelk.

0 (11m 39s):
Right? All right. I mean, gosh, could you imagine this world without cars? I can't can't even, because I've always had a car, let's see Whelks will stop you from sharing your gift, that sweet music that is inside of you to share with the world. Another story that I want to share with you is the story of Luigi G Tarisio, who was born in 1796. And he was a collector of violins, very many violins. And when he died, he had 246 valuable violins in his attic, not in his rooms, but in the attic, like stuffed away.

0 (12m 25s):
Gosh, could you imagine just going around Italy and around Europe and just all around the world and just buying violins, very valuable violins. And one of the most expensive violin was the Stradivarius, and that's essentially like a Ferrari the Ferrari of violins. And it makes beautiful, beautiful music. If you just YouTube, the Stradivarius violin, you'll hear beautiful, beautiful violinist playing it. And the world was robbed of all of that gorgeous, precious music for a total of 147 years.

0 (13m 10s):
You see what had happened is when Luigi died, all those 246 violins were in his attic and they weren't released in discovered and shared what the world from 147 years after he passed away. Wow so the point is don't die with the music still inside of you. Don't let the Whelks suck the life out of you. Share that beautiful music that you've got to share with this world, your gift. Okay. All right. And that can happen with Whelks that are very close to you in family, friends, and acquaintances.

0 (13m 56s):
The third thing to consider in Avoiding Whelks is surround yourself with people who encourage you, who speak life into you, who lift you up? I get that from my mom. She's 95 years, young living independently in our fifth floor cottage in a condominium in Washington, DC. And right now during the pandemic, I call her and we speak almost every day. There were a couple of days that just kind of slipped by, and I don't know how it happened, but I don't get a chance to give her a call because of the time difference. You know, Washington, DC, and New Zealand, there's a lot of hours in between. There's only like a short period of time that we get to talk to each other.

0 (14m 38s):
However, every time we do talk to each other, she just lifts me up. And I know I lift her up. I do that on purpose and we make each other laugh, you know, and sometimes we cry, but its good crying. It's happy, crying. She doesn't really cry. She, she calls me the cry baby, but that's just because I feel the world so much. But anyway, the point is I surround myself with people who encourage me. My mom is one of those people and I just love being with her. She never discourages me. She's always believed in me. And you want to surround yourself with people who want you to be your best, that want you to go to your next level at all times.

0 (15m 24s):
Okay? So that's what a Whelk is. It's somebody who will dig a hole into your brain because you know a lot of us, aren't the bosses of our brains and to be a successful person, you have to be in control of your brain and your body. Yeah. I can honestly say to be successful in this world, you've got to be in control, to be the master of your brain and a master of your body. I know its hard, but it's the way you become successful and Whelks are out there.

0 (16m 5s):
They are in our family. They are in our friends. They're our coworkers, the news, anything just they're out there and they will suck all life that's in you. You know, it can happen. Gosh. So you're not even aware that it happens. It could just happen. So to recap, you do these three things you consider doing these three things. One - don't be friend angry or bitter people they're infectious and you will catch what they have run away from those people. I am so allergic to negative people. I run far, far away and I definitely do not have a feast on in that buffet of betterness.

0 (16m 52s):
The second is - know that you have a gift to share with this one. Okay. Give yourself time to learn what that gift is. We'll talk at another blog on how to go about figuring out what your gift is. And then the third is - surround yourself with non Whelks. Okay? Alright. That's the life lesson on how to avoid Whelks in your life.