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What about me?

Have you ever asked yourself “Is this really my life?”

Whether this is a rhetorical question, a reflective thought or, in my case, a humorous cry of frustration, I challenge you to start listening to that voice in your head and explore the possibilities.

  • What New Year’s resolution do you proclaim is important?
  • As you blow out your birthday candles, what do you wish for?
  • When that rare shooting star crosses the night sky what you do secretly hope for?
  • Why does it take a lottery ticket for us to get in touch with our dreams?
  • And if I gave you a magic Genie lamp to rub, what would be at the top of your list?

Maybe it’s my middle age that has me being more reflective about these things. Maybe it’s being in healthcare and watching the workers lose sight of their own dreams and self-care. Or maybe it’s a lack of blood circulation and deep breaths because I refuse to buy bigger pants? Regardless of why these thoughts are in the forefront of my mind, the point is, I don’t think I am alone. When my friends or family are liquored up enough or we simply allow our authentic emotions to flow, there seems to be a common theme we all share, “What about me and what I want in life”?

For those who share these thoughts and feelings, I wonder if you would consider being selfish for just one day?  And could you take that word, “selfish” and sell it as a good thing rather than the typical negative connotation we often associate with that word? My buddy Jesse and I have designed a program with YOU in mind. In simple terms, we will reflect, connect and inject 8 unique experiences in one day that will open doors and propel you to new heights.

For the ROI folks, think of this as an investment in both your personal and professional life. For the woo-woo people, consider this a spiritual spa for your soul. And for those wellness junkies who can’t turn the industry lingo off, this is your chance to achieve 100% engagement… in yourself

I am not an overly religious person but that does not stop my mother from sending me well intended messages from god. This latest one I have to admit did resonate with me… “When God answers your prayers it’s because you have faith, when God does not answer your prayers it’s because he has faith in you.”

For those that are willing to put a little faith in themselves and trust two nutty professors (Jesse Gavin & Mitch Martens) I invite you to join YOUniversity and explore the possibilities of YOU. Leave your rules and maps at the door because this will be an education in disorientation. And maybe…just maybe, you will find your own true north by the end of the day.

To find out more details about the Summit, view the agenda or register here.

Mitch Martens is the Employee Wellness Administrator at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles, CA. For more than twenty years, Mitch has cultivated academic and professional experiences and applied them to the importance of turning theory into practical applications. He has been strategically building a top performing and innovative worksite wellness program.

Jesse Gavin is the proud wellness coordinator for Baylor College of Medicine and the award winning BCM BeWell program. Jesse has been in wellness for 10 years starting his work in gyms as a personal trainer but soon began working with large corporations like BP, Shell, Personalized Prevention, and NASA. Jesse focuses on the individual aspect of health and well-being, believing that when people come first the entire organization will thrive.