Homeopathic Physicians – The Real Deal?

I heard a story today from my boss who recently went to see a homeopathic doctor in Greensboro NC. He said that by hooking him up to a machine and poking him in various parts of the body, she was able to tell exactly what had been ailing him, down to emotional ailments from his childhood. And with spectacular detail to boot. The remedy is a combination of natural supplements in liquid form (based on your own unique variety of health issues) and prescribed in drops. For example, take 3 drops three times a day at least 4 hours apart.

But here’s the kicker – after 30-45 days of your treatment and following her instructions, you don’t just feel better, you’re cured. She doesn’t treat the symptoms, she treats the disease.

Now generally I prefer using homeopathic remedies for sicknesses, or natural supplements rather than a pill from big pharma, but this lady sounds almost too good to be true. Like she’s magic or something! I tried to get more information about her from my boss, but he insisted that he try her drops first and see if they work. Then he’d feel comfortable recommending her to friends and coworkers. Which I think is a smart choice, given that the initial visit costs $150 and the drops don’t come cheap. So I’ll keep you updated on his progress and if she is a miracle worker – I’ll let you know!

…but I’m skeptical.

The Successful Start-Up Curse and How to Overcome It

Lately I’ve been reading “Good to Great” by Jim Collins, and I want to highlight an exerpt that talks about the struggle most successful start-ups go through:

Good to Great - Jim Collins“Few successful start-ups become great companies, in large part because they respond to growth and success in the wrong way. Entrepreneurial success is fueled by creativity, imagination, bold moves into uncharted waters, and visionary zeal. As a company grows and becomes more complex, it begins to trip over its own success – too many new people, too many new customers, too many new orders, too many new products. What was once great fun becomes an unwieldy ball of disorganized stuff. Lack of planning, lack of accounting, lack of systems, and lack of hiring constraints create friction. Problems surface – with customers, with cash flow, with schedules.

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Beginnings are always so promising.  So exciting and full of energy.  The length of the honeymoon phase in each beginning isn’t necessarily a prediction of the long-term relationship.  But one thing is true about all beginnings – they awaken a new zest for life inside you that you didn’t know was there before.

Take, for instance, this blog.  I’m excited about this new beginning.  I’m not even sure what focus this blog will have over the course of its life.  It’s a first draft.  I don’t know where all this is headed or leading to.  All I know is that I want to share.

Enjoy whatever comes next!