Sunday, September 1, 2019

How Long Will it Take to Learn a New Habit?

Maybe you have one of these goals in mind, and the question is how long will it take to have them stick?

I'm sure you've heard it takes 21 days to learn a new habit. Well, don't believe everything you hear, because current research disputes this finding. The 21-day theory was purported by Dr. Maxwell Maltz in a book he wrote back in the 1950's called Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life

More recently, one study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology report on average of 66 days. In the study they surmised with the inherent variables of human behavior, it can take anywhere from 18 to 154 days to hard-wire a habit.

What's most important is to recognize a habit can take up to 8 months to become a habit. So don't be hard on yourself for not getting the results you seek in a shorter amount of time. 

The Rocketship Wellness Academy offers a free 30 and 60-day program to take on the life. Since this time appropriation is well under the threshold of the finding in this one particular study, we feel that many improvements can be achieved within this time frame.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

To Give is to Receive

From early on in life, I always liked to teach and share with everyone what I learned. This solidifies the fact that when you help others, you help yourself.

Echoes from Zen Philosophy

I stumbled upon Zen philosophy many years ago by way of a small book called Zen Flesh Zen Bones. There was a Koan that went like this:

While Seisetsu was the master of Engaku in Kamakura he required larger quarters, since those in which he was teaching were overcrowded. Umezu Seibei, a merchant of Edo, decided to donate five hundred pieces of gold called ryo toward the construction of a more commodious school. This money he brought to the teacher.

Seisetsu said: "All right. I will take it." Umezu gave Seisetsu the sack of gold, but he was dissatisfied with the attitude of the teacher. One might live a whole year on three ryo, and the merchant had not even been thanked for five hundred.

"In that sack are five hundred ryo," hinted Umezu. "You told me that before," replied Seisetsu. "Even if I am a wealthy merchant, five hundred ryo is a lot of money," said Umezu. "Do you want me to thank you for it?" asked Seisetsu. "You ought to," replied Uzemu. Why should I?" inquired Seisetsu. "The giver should be thankful."

Echoes from Zig Zigler

Then later in life I came across a great business philosopher named Zig Ziglar. From Secrets of Closing the Sale written in 1984, Zig professes "You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."

Echoes from the Bible

Here's a phrase from the bible Luke6:38 that reads: "Give and it will be given unto you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

Echoes from David Allan

When you give and do it without wanting anything in return, you're on the higher road to true joy and happiness. True happiness and joy can only occur inside of you. It's the ultimate satisfaction that spreads positive vibrations throughout the universe. Help yourself and make life worth living by giving and doing your best every single moment. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Your New Year's Resolution Solution / Doctor's Confession


The new year is a great time to start a to-do list for improving yourself, but in reality isn't anytime the right time to begin? 

And when you start, do it right and give yourself a better chance to succeed. It all comes down to whether or not you're ready, because if you start a resolution and fail... most likely you weren't really ready. Failure could be on account of not preparing? Or didn't have the support you needed? Or didn't have the right plan? So many variables to clog up the success channel. And if you succeed in your goals, what happens from there, and what's gonna make your resolution stick?

Why Do This?

What's all the fuss about resolutions anyway? In nature things grow wild, and that's a beautiful thing. If you ever tended a garden, there's lots to do to keep your garden from going wild. Weeds prop up, and insects can really be an obstacle to cultivating beautiful flowers or edible fruits and veggies. In creating a successful life, you must have a plan and a resolution to get better. A resolution is nothing more than a goal.

Doctor's Confession

I can relate to succeeding in a resolution last year only to find myself treading water backwards to my starting point. I lost 20 pounds (from 185 to 165) and was so excited to look and feel better. I took my suits to be altered to my new size, and I proclaimed that I would never ever go back to that weight again. Fast forward one year, and I gained back half the weight tipping the scale at 174.5. 
So I begin again, and I've learned a little more about myself and human nature. First off, don't even think that you understand what's deeply ingrained in your subconscious. Secondly, after you successfully complete your resolution, continue to reinforce your new habits, and/or start a new set of goals. One thing is for certain, and that is change. You can either choose to set a plan to participate in that process, or plan to fail. The good news is that anytime you decide to start and discipline yourself to be better, then you will change for the better.

I have set a new resolution for 2017 to shed my gained weight, and vow once again never to gain it back. And the very best chance of success, is with a Rocketship Wellness 60-Day program. Why not join me by setting up a New Year's Resolution? Or why not start a New Year's Resolution anytime. Dream big; Take Action; Achieve. When you're ready, say it's possible and let's talk. 

Friday, December 9, 2016


Very Special Offer For Musicians

I have a mission to help musicians feel better physically, mentally, and spiritually, and created the Musicianship Wellness Therapy Protocol (MWTP). For a limited time, the initial visit and the program is free of charge*. *You must qualify, and there are some miscellaneous charges for the entire program. See FAQs below for more details.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
1) Why sign up? 
  • I have some pain, numbness, and/or some discomfort when I play, and want to find out what is the problem and what I can do about it. ​This problem is associated with one or more of the following areas: Finger, hand, elbow, shoulder, neck, or back.
  • I'm interested in gaining more speed on my instrument.
  • I'm interested to see if improving my posture can allow me to sound better on my instrument.
  • I want to improve your stage presence and performance.
  • I want to play difficult material with more ease.
  • I'm interested in learning how to prevent repetitive-type injuries that occur when playing any instrument for hours and hours.
  • I want to learn the best strategies when I practice
  • I'm ready to be proactive with my health, and want to learn everything I can to help insure my career as a musician and live a quality life into my old age.  
2) You say there is no charge for this... are there any hidden costs?
That's correct, no charge - no hidden fees. This is a complementary service to promote and refine the Musicianship Wellness Program, and help my musician brothers and sisters.   

3) Are there qualifications to participate in this program? Yes....
  • Must be a working musician.
  • Or a musician out of work due to repetitive-type injuries.  
  • Or a student enrolled in a post-secondary educational facility (like the Musicians Institute, etc.) or a university majoring in music.
  • There are some exceptions, and if you have any questions about qualifying, send us a note on our Contact Form.
  • Must be open to exploring new healthy habits, and embrace and incorporate touch and massage into their daily routines.

4) What happens after the first visit?
The first visit is the stepping stone to participating in the Musicianship Wellness Therapy Protocol (MWTP). The MWTP draws upon components and materials from the Musicianship Wellness ProgramDr. Allan has created MWTP to fill the gap in treatment and wellness education that exists for today's musician. For a limited time, if you can commit to this program 100%, then there is no cost to you. You will be required to purchase a few basic items, and the details can be found at the MWTP page.  

Visit the Musicianship Wellness Portal to get started

Click HERE to take you to the Musicianship Wellness Portal and you're on your way. 

Feel free to contact Dr. David Allan if you have any questions on his direct line at (310)773-1993.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Society Wellness - Begins with YOU!

Society Wellness

Society's health is a reflection on all of us. Yes, that includes the media and the government... but let's put it into proper perspective. 

How much attention does the media put on all the deaths that occur everyday from traffic accidents?

How much attention does the media put on positive matters that we all need to hear and know about? Why doesn't the public focus on death and destruction? I don't believe that's the case by and large, but once again the largest media outlets decide what will move the needle to help their bottom line. Here's a magazine called Positive.News that's been around since 1993 sharing a positive spin on the daily events big media sends our way. So it's definitely out there, and we have to make sure to filter the big media players and become more responsible to think for ourselves.

Bombing, destruction, and killings is what the media thinks we want to know more about. Maybe that's why the UFC was just sold for 4 billion dollars, and why football is America's favorite sport to watch.

I agree we all want to see the dark side of life, but how does that make you feel? How does that affect society wellness?

The media relies upon sensational news to feed it's own agenda. Don't get sucked into whatever the media has to say... be selective. With the philosophy of being kind and loving, just thank the media for bringing the news to you. 

It's not fair how much power the media has over our lives, but what's the alternative?

Awareness & Action is Key! 

With all the gun violence, we need healing and suggest you approach our police and military and thank them for their service. They put their lives on the line for us everyday. Here in this video, crowds line up to hug officers after the cop shootings in Dallas. Don't wait until the next shooting... go out and hug a police officer today. To change society for the better, you need to get better. Take action today.

I believe life is tough enough, and remain convinced that what's in your mind and your beliefs is your reality. Also, that the only thing we can control and change is our thoughts, and that in turn reflects upon society.

Crowds line up to hug police officers in Dallas after Shooting

The power of individual action to create social change | Farzana Aslam | TEDxElsaHighSchool

Education for social change | Artika R. Tyner | TEDxUniversityofStThomas

Muslim/Jewish Social Experiment

Michael Jordan gives $2 million; looks to build trust between blacks, cops.

What have you done today to make yourself better? In order for things to change, you have to change. In order for things to get better, you have to get better.  I welcome your comments.