It was 1981 in Tehran and I was seven years old. My mother said, “don’t forget to turn on your radio before you go to bed.” So, I turned on my radio, turned up the volume and went to bed. There was no programming, it was silent. Around 2 in the morning, a loud siren blared through the radio and frantically I flew out of my bed. With my family, I ran out the door and ran down the hallway. We ran down the stairs all the way down to the basement where other people were waiting. We were all very scared. Then the engines of a fighter jet roared overhead, and we heard the high-pitched whistle of a bomb that had just been dropped. The whistle got louder and louder as the bomb was getting closer and closer. However, you couldn’t tell where it was, because the sound was too high-pitched. It could have been a mile away, or it could have been right over our head, and all we could do was wait, and hope, and pray. Then finally, I heard an earthshaking explosion, lights flickered, the walls shook but our building was still standing. I realized I was still alive. Unfortunately, I also knew that there were others who had probably just lost their lives.Learn More
Would you agree that stress like that, night after night, over a long period of time can make someone sick?
That’s exactly what Dr. Hans Selye discovered over 65 years ago. That under long-term sustained stress, the rats developed the same diseases as humans. They developed heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis.
But in a different laboratory, the researcher wanted to find out what happens if they eliminated stress from life. They used a single-celled organism called ameba and removed all their stress and provided them with the perfect environment. Surprisingly, when devoid of stress every one of the cells died prematurely. Their conclusion was that life requires stress and stress sustains life.
So, is stress good or bad?
That’s like asking if gravity is good or bad? It will keep your car from floating away but it will also cause you to fall to the ground and possibly get hurt.
Is fire good or bad? It can cook your food, but it can also burn your hand.
What about money? Is it good or is it bad? It can help the homeless or it can fund terrorist activities.
Finding a job, starting your own business, chasing your dreams? Good or bad? All those things come with stress.
Here’s the definition of stress: it is a force that causes a change in your life. By that definition, it is neither good or bad.
So then, should your goal be to reduce stress? Would you like to know what people look like when they don’t have any stress? Go to the cemetery. The ones underground have zero stress. Setting a goal to reduce your stress is like taking a step closer to the grave.
The solution: Get strong!
Get strong so you can take the hits and still keep moving forward.
Get strong so you can carry that burden and not have it knock you down.
Get strong so you can accept all the responsibilities that you now want and succeed every single time.
Can I assume that if you’re reading this, it’s because you want to do something great with your life? What you need to understand is that your body needs to be physically and mentally able and capable of handling the stress that you will most definitely encounter on that road to becoming your best.
As a doctor in practice, I’ve spent the last 20 years studying the body’s response to stress and I can tell you with great certainty that the number one reason people fail to reach their dream is because they are not equipped to handle the stress.
The fact is that your level of health depends entirely on how much stress you can safely handle. Your level of success depends on how much stress you can handle. Even your income and how much money you earn depend entirely on how much stress you can handle.
In this book, through my personal stories of growing up in the war-ridden country of Iran, along with real-life stories of my most memorable patients, I will teach you the secret to becoming the kind of person who can handle any amount of stress on the journey toward greatness.
By the time you finish reading the book you will have a clear understanding of what stress is and how dangerous it can be to navigate through life without the tools to manage stress properly. You will walk away with the method; tools and practical strategies that you can implement immediately to not only improve your health but also to enable you to meet the demands of your personal and professional life without sacrificing your physical and emotional wellbeing.
If you apply and implement my simple 10-step process, you will never again have to say that something you want is too stressful.You will learn the why and the how of successfully accepting stress in order to be, do, and have all that you want – and that is the secret to health, wealth, and happiness.
For a life changing experience, I encourage you to read Dr. Amir’s book. His ability to tell a compellingly true story, in a heartwarming style, coupled with a life-changing message, will absolutely blow you away.
I have read so many books, especially in the realm of health and wellness, that I have become somewhat numb to the ‘next variation of a theme’. So imagine my surprise when I actually got goosebumps while reading Dr. Rashidian’s, “The StressProof Life”! This very special soul has given the world a very special book.
I was pleasantly surprised by Dr. Rashidian’s unique and contrary perspective on stress. His book explains why so many people with dreams of becoming great, fail to reach their potential. It is a must read for anyone who is striving to live a better, healthier, and fulfilling life.
Dr. Amir Rashidian wrote a masterpiece guide that will help you transform your daily stresses into unlimited health, wealth and happiness. This piece is packed with stories and advice that will inspire you to master your health once and for all. Get, read, and apply the information in this book and feel your health blossom.
Dr. Rashidian’s story is not only inspiring but useful. I am a prime example of how his approach to wellness can change a life markedly for the better. Listen to him, it works!