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Recalibrating Life with Allen Vaysberg
I have with me Allen Vaysberg who is a successful entrepreneur. After creating and running IT consulting businesses for fifteen years at age 37, he found himself unhappy, unhealthy and unfulfilled. He knew he needed to change and in 2012, he decided to begin anew. He is a Life Recalibration Expert and creator of the SEAMLESS method who facilitates people’s transition from unfulfilled and stressed to doing what they love and being at peace. Welcome, Allen.
Thank you very much for having me, Terri.
I have a similar path. I was a president of the national healthcare company and then one day, I found myself extremely unhappy, definitely unhealthy and overwhelmed as well as unfulfilled. I started my coaching and consulting business after that and have never ever looked back. Did you have a particular wakeup call? What was that for you?We all know that you’re not going to be happy if you’re unhappy with your choices. Click To Tweet
It was introducing myself because what I found was that every time I have to shake somebody’s hand and answer the inevitable question of, “What do you do?” I would say that I’m an IT developer. Everything in the pit of my stomach would be churning and would be yelling out, “That’s not who you are. That’s maybe what you do but you are an author, an actor, a speaker. You are all of these things and you’re not doing any of them.” At some point, even before switching, I essentially promised myself that I would introduce myself as who I was, regardless of the consequences. When I would shake people’s hand and be asked what I do, I would say, “Author,” and they would say, ” What have you written?” I would say, “Nothing.” I’m looking at their reaction, but I felt free. It was my way of acknowledging who I was and that was the foundation.
I know so many people, friends, family and colleagues who are stuck in a job that they don’t want to be doing and they’re afraid to start anew. How did you come up with this? I love the name Life Recalibration Expert. As soon as I heard that, I want you on my show. Tell me a little bit about that.
In essence, that’s what I was doing for myself. It felt like I needed to get to a proper energetic state, a state where I was happy and healthy at the same time. It’s interesting that the root of that word is help, which is very important. I needed to get to a state where I was vibrant again. I needed to get to a state where I was happy to go to work, to do the things that I wanted to do and more importantly, to be happy with myself. We all know that you’re not going to be happy, healthy or vibrant if you’re unhappy with yourself in your choices. I needed to recalibrate. That word came to mind and I kept hearing in the back of my mind, “Live your essence,” which became my mantra. In meditation, being in solitude with my thoughts, I started understanding that that process was a process of recalibration. In a way, it’s a rebirth, a realignment. That’s what I started doing for myself and continue to this day. I started helping people along the way.
I was chatting with someone. She’s a hairdresser and she said, “I don’t want to be doing this anymore. I’m going to turn 40 in a couple months. I have a bigger life purpose.” I’m like, “I get it.” Tell me about this method that you created, SEAMLESS. What is that and what does that stand for?
SEAMLESS is an acronym, that’s my marketing brain. What I did was when I was going through the process of trying to figure out how to become healthy, how to get back into the balance that I wanted to be in, I went on a vacation and I’ve noticed some peculiar things. I felt great on the vacation, which is the ‘duh moment,’ but the question is why? Then I started analyzing because I have the analytical brain that I had been taught by our education system in my IT business. I started analyzing, “Why am I feeling great? Let’s break this down and see if we can find the particular reason.” Was it because I was not stressed? That’s not the case, I was there with my two kids. Traveling from Chicago to Mexico is stressful. The kids are always running around. You’re trying to prevent them from doing something that will hurt themselves. I was plenty stressed, so it was not the lack of stress, which I found peculiar. I said, “What was it? Was I eating healthier?” No, because I was an all-you-can-eat buffet, eat as much as you’d like. I was definitely not following any particular dietary plan. Yet, I was healthier and I was feeling awesome.
Then I started getting more hints of, “You’re outside, you’re in fresh air all the time,” which was very unusual because normally, we’re in the office. We’re getting from home, getting in the car, driving to the office, spending time in the office, getting back home, so I was not getting enough fresh air. All of a sudden, I had oxygen. I wrote that down. I thought, “Fresh air, good. Sunshine, good.” What about sleep? I’m sleeping more. I knew that sleep was important. I didn’t know that it was that important in the way that it manifested in how I felt. I started writing these things down, then activity and all the other things. Then it became essentially ten or so things that I thought, “When I get back from the vacation, I’m going to try to include those things into my life, into my everyday schedule on a small or whatever basis I can do, in order to keep feeling good.” I don’t want to feel good two weeks out of the year. I want to feel good all the time. Then my marketing brain kicked in and as I put those things together, just for myself and easier to remember, it became SEAMLESS, which is the eight fundamental pillars of the things that we all know we’re supposed to be doing.
We all know that they’re good for us. They are things that we’ve heard many times from everybody around us. They are proven by the medical community. SEAMLESS is an essential. It blew me away when I realized that the top ten health killers in the United States, when you’re looking at ways to reduce the risk of it or how to get out of it, is by doing SEAMLESS. That became my system and something that I used in order to get myself back into balance and I wanted to share it with others. The acronym SEAMLESS stands for Sleep, which is the first thing that we talked about. E is Eating and drinking plenty of water. A is for Activity, being active for at least 30 minutes a day. M is for Meditation. L is for the three types of Love, which then became my book and other things that I was doing on top of that. It’s loving yourself, loving others and loving the day that you’re at. E is for Expansion and growth, to continue to learn, to continue to build neural pathways, to change and not to get stuck in your old ways. Then the two S are first is for Stress reduction and the last one is for Sunshine and fresh air. There’s nothing technically new in there, but the new thing that comes in is how do you implement it? Even though we know that we’re supposed to do that, we think we’re too busy or we cannot do it. This way, I figured out how to do it without adding anything in terms of time or expense into your schedule. Regardless of who you are, how old you are and what you do, you can do SEAMLESS every day.Your wellness is supposed to be seamless. Click To Tweet
I’ve been doing self-help since I was fifteen years old, trying to do the transformation. We know these basic things. We know we should eat well. We know we should move. Then we go through life and ten years go by and I was like, “I’ve been meaning to do X, Y, Z. SEAMLESS, to me, is a simple way that you can look at yourself every day and you can remind yourself. Am I getting to bed early enough to have a good night’s sleep? Am I meeting the right food choices to eat? Am I moving my physical body? Did I schedule some quiet time to meditate? Am I active in the areas of love? Am I expanding? Am I using my stress, working my stress and letting go of stress? Am I in the sunshine and fresh air?” I’m sitting here and going, “Yes.” It’s one of the TV commercials where they hit themselves in the head and go, “I could have had a VA.” I’m doing it and I love it. This is brilliant because it’s simple and it’s easy to remember.
It made perfect sense to me. It was one of those moments where as I was putting things together, it was like, “That’s it.” That makes sense because it’s supposed to be seamless. Your wellness is supposed to be seamless. That’s the point. When I talked to people, I’m saying all these things and they’re like, “I know it’s great, but I don’t have time for it.” Then I get into the how do you do that. The silence comes in because they realize that, “I can do that too.” I’m a poet, so everything has to rhyme. One of the ways is, “Don’t whine and combine.” How do you get your 30 minutes of exercise, 30 minutes of sunshine and fresh air and your walking meditation? How did you get all of that? Here, everybody usually has some time that they have for lunch during their workday. Don’t use your phone to check the emails or to check news but go outside and take a walk. You’re going to get your sunshine and fresh air. You’re going to get your walking and meditation. You’re going to get an ability to relax and reduce your stress while also getting all the other benefits. Here are your four things that you’re doing in the time that you already have. You’re just changing the way that you utilize it.
I was telling one of my clients, she keeps saying, “I’m trying to meditate and I can’t,” and I’m like, “I’ll tell you I tried everything. I went to meditation retreats. I have worked with Jon Kabat-Zinn.” I have to find my own way. My way is I take a walk every single day. That is my quiet time. It’s when I allow my brain to do whatever it chooses to do when it’s peaceful. I discovered that that was my meditation, so that combination can be powerful. You’re out there, you’re in the sunshine and you’re releasing stress. Where can the audience get your writings? How do they get to connect with you? Tell us everything.Don’t whine and combine. Click To Tweet
Just Google Allen Vaysberg. There are only two options. One is a nice lawyer from LA and I’m the other guy. Go to the name of my book, which is The New Love Triangle. You can go to the website with the same name TheNewLoveTriangle.com and all the links are in there, including all my Facebook and social media profiles.
I love the concept of life recalibration and the SEAMLESS method. For all my audience, this has been an incredibly valuable interview. It will be great for you to connect with Allen. Allen, thank you so much for being my guest here at Heartrepreneur Radio.
It’s my sincere pleasure. Thank you.
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About Allen Vaysberg
Allen Vaysberg is a successful entrepreneur who after creating and running IT consulting businesses for 15 years at age 37 found himself unhappy, unhealthy and unfulfilled. He knew he needed a change and in 2012 decided to begin anew. Now he is a Life Recalibration Expert and creator of the SEAMLESS method who facilitates people’s transition from unfulfilled and stressed to doing what they love and being at peace. He speaks on life purpose, career change, work-life balance and the recalibration process and runs online programs helping people re-calibrate their lives. While he works with people from all walks of life his primary focus is on working professionals whose busy lives seem to get the better of them.