For most, father, and dad, are merely derivations of the same idea. For me, these names represent two very different people. My biological father, a well educated Sociology Professor, and my step-dad, a self-taught and successful entrepreneur.
Despite these differences, their underlying message has been the same: Relationships and profitability are imperative in making the biggest impact possible.
And so, I decided to pursue a career in the Psychology of Business to help companies better understand their clearest path to success.
I was right on track, until I got sick. The kind of sick that comes with a lot of specialists throwing around words like idiopathic – or, in layman terms, health challenges of an unknown origin.
It soon became clear that I had a choice to make: Either accept that there was nothing more to be done, or learn for myself what health and healing meant. Thus began my study of acupuncture and herbal medicine.
After graduation, a few grueling tests, and a little hoop jumping I could officially call myself Doctor Stein, and was given the opportunity to build New Mexico’s first Integrative Medical Clinic.
Fast forward a few successful years in practice and I realized…
Over 90% of my patients were getting sick from the place they spent the majority of their time. You guessed it — work.
So, it was back to school to become a Certified Professional Coach with a commitment to helping people create healthier work environments thereby creating healthier lives.
Over the past 15 years of business marketing and coaching, I have learned that success comes from a skillful balance of resources and relationships, both internally and externally. To put it simply, the holy trinity for success can be found through Profits, Relationships, and Impact.
Placing my focus on these three principles has been the key to many of my biggest successes, such as, Meditation in the Workplace, a mindfulness presentation used by some of the top employers in the Pacific NW, or, in the publication of the book, Untold Stories: 12 Stories of Successful American Acupuncturists in the new Millennium.
And, it is through the integration of acupuncture, academia, and business that I have been able create my niche. A path that has undoubtable been filled with many ups and downs, but one that has continually reminded me that life is a journey meant to be fully enjoyed.
What better way to enjoy each day than to come home to my wife, and partner in crime, Rachel, my fashion consultant, and daughter, Sierra, my headstrong, athletic boy, Jack, the newest addition Baby Coop, and our bacon loving dog, Jane.
Together is Better,