Anybody can dream, but it takes a fiery-strong interest and a powerful work ethic to be willing to invest the necessary time and energy into realizing your ideas.
Published author and co-director of Hippocrates Health Institute, Brian Clement, has led a successful career in nutrition and education. Born and raised in New York, Clement started out pursuing a music career, and performed as an active musician through most of his college years. It was through his love of music that he met many great friends, including one who shared his deep interest in nutrition. She had reversed her cancer using natural methods and nutrient-dense foods and was immediately impressed with Clement’s passion and thorough knowledge of biochemistry. She urged Clement to pursue a career in natural health and begin sharing his healing concepts with the world.
This was the beginning of what was to become an extremely fulfilling and successful career as both a holistic influencer and a natural healer. Brian Clement has always been, and still is, an avid reader, but it was one book in particular that stuck out for him and helped guide his professional path. This book, called “Be Your Own Doctor” by Ann Wigmore, sent Clement down to Ann’s healing institute in Boston. This visit ended up changing the course of his life forever.
Brian Clement went on to build and direct a healing empire in West Palm Florida, and today, the Hippocrates Health Institute stands as one of the most influential centers for natural health and education in the world. With every passing year, Clement continues to nurture and invest his personal time, energy and resources into supporting and ensuring the Institute’s growth, development and success.
The knowledge and experience Brian Clement has gleaned over the last many decades, along with his deep love of writing, has resulted in his successful completion of over 25 captivating books, making him one of the world’s most influential health authors.
Apart from spending his days running the Institute and writing, Clement also extensively travels the world, giving lectures and helping to empower people from all over the globe in taking responsibility for their health, while sharing the vital information they need to heal themselves.
Where did the idea for your company come from?
Our institute is proudly named after its founder, Ann Wigmore, who said that Hippocrates principles of health are the natural rules for obtaining physical wellness, hence establishing an Institute around those principles and practices. After returning from years of study abroad, I moved Hippocrates Health Institute to Florida and became its Director. The new vision for the Institute was built upon those previously established principles, but to further expand and create a truly unique alternative healing educational center. The Hippocrates Health Institute is the premiere wellness institute in the world and similarly is recognized world-wide, where our guests travel from all parts for the globe to learn and benefit from all the modalities that we have provided.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
My days are definitely full! I get up in the morning and read the latest updates on science and health. Who needs a newspaper? I then exercise, focusing on both muscle/strength building and cardiovascular workouts. I walk a minimum of 3 miles on cardio days. I strive to find the balance between intellect and physical activity. It’s a work in progress! It has been my personal experience that building muscle helps to balance out the psyche. I drink 1.5 liters of fresh alkaline green juice and eat only one meal a day- fasting is known to be one of the best methods for healing and repair in the body. When I get home, I will often write and create power points. I also do a lot of traveling, giving lectures, and presenting/ sharing the knowledge I learn with the world.
How do you bring ideas to life?
Life is about passion and creating anything is hard work. Our mind is powerful and we have the ability to manifest anything we like or desire. I quite literally pictured everything at the institute before it was ever built. The way I work, is that I conceptualize everything, I imagine the world and results I want to craft and then my fortitude and passion brings it to life.
I look at every detail, like planting certain trees on our campus, as well as strategically placing fountains throughout the center, ensuring that you can hear running water anywhere you are. The idea was to create an ultimately unique and unparalleled healing environment. Any ideas, thoughts, or concepts we have can be manifested into reality. It truly is a blessing!
What’s one trend that excites you?
Moving from the biological phase to the electrochemical phase. The way I see it is that the real reason we are struggling in health care is because we see the body as biochemistry, as a physical being when in reality we are really made up of electrical frequencies and living energy. The replenishment of this life-force and vital energy is essential to healing and regeneration of the body.
Raw food is the richest external food source of living energy and has the highest frequency of anything we can eat. This is no longer a foreign concept and even modern research and current science can justifies this. We are living in very exciting times right now, things are changing. At Hippocrates Health Institute, we have numerous cutting edge electromagnetic, high frequency healing modalities such as QRS, Hwave, Cyberscan and Biowell. It is my firm belief that this significant trend of treating the ill with high-energy frequency will help to save humanity while creating a new paradigm on health maintenance and longevity.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Passion and fortitude. Anybody can dream, but it takes a fiery-strong interest and a powerful work ethic to be willing to invest the necessary time and energy into realizing your ideas. Also, perseverance. Passion is your fuel source to create. This, combined with a strong desire to optimize the human health experience, as well as wanting to create a sustainable future, helps to concretely pave the road to success.
What advice would you give your younger self?
To be more respectful to the gift of life and my own body. We often abuse ourselves with overindulgence and negative thoughts. I would remind myself to appreciate life and to always be respectful of others. To not take any moments for granted. We are too focused on ourselves and our momentary problems. We would be best served by focusing on how incredible life, how precious our time is with those we love and to simply live. You will make mistakes, we all do but be kind. Forgive your younger-self, without him/her you would never be who you have become.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Humans are confused. We spend so much time justifying why our suboptimal choices are the right ones when in truth, 100% of every other species on earth – other than domestic animals that are fed by us – eat a fully raw diet, even biological carnivores like wild cats. Humans are the only ones who think we can perfect on nature and because of this, we are riddled with disease.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
When an obstacle gets in your way, find ways around it. Maneuver, plan, solution. Do not simply crash into it.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Definitely to be conservative at first. Only grow or expand when possible, when you have the economic range to do so. Start small, and refine, then grow slowly all the while continuing the refining process. Grow your confidence in what you do and maximize your experience so that you can build bigger and eventually realize even bigger goals. Everyone can reach their goals, you just need to be realistic about how to get there. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Hippocrates Health Institute.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest failure was that I underestimated the importance of co-workers and getting the help you need. When I was younger and less experienced than I am today, I tended to micro-manage to a great degree. Being such an ambitious and passionate person, I struggled to not be directly involved in all aspects of the Institute. This was a mistake. We are all stronger together than we would ever be alone. I now realize how critical coworkers are, how much strength they provide in other areas that may not be my direct forte. With my passion, I wanted to do everything and be involved in everything. It was tough at first, but I had to learn to trust subject matter experts. You always want to be surrounded by like-minded and passionate people. The smarter and more talented your network is, the more successful and driven you will be. We grow together and inspire each other. This is why we have so much success at HHI, we have spent years bringing the best experts in the world together, so that we can offer the highest quality food/ services and provide the most advanced and specialized therapies available.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Find your purpose. Whatever that means for you. Make your passion your reality.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Going to a Mozart concerto. This music stimulates joy in my heart that enhances the way I feel about life and moving forward. Norman Vincent Peale said to surround yourself with the greatest minds and greatest artists. You don’t have to be those people but their genius and talent becomes part of your life and hopefully a part of who you are.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?
We offer so many healing technologies from around the world that to single one out would be difficult. We have NuCalm which provides a much deeper relaxation and stress reduction. QRS mats further assist in healing and repair during the day and while you sleep. Rest is when the body repairs and if you allow your body the ability to repair on a consistent basis then you will be much more productive in your daily life.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
I have authored many books and would highly recommend to check out the various books and find one that resonates with you. They are full with insight and information – for those looking for this information – they are must reads.
What is your favorite quote?
Great question but difficult answer because I do not have one favorite quote but rather am a very big fan and have resonated with Henry David Thoreau for many years. A great Thoreau quote that comes to mind now is: “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.”
-Fuel your body with the right ingredients. Food, exercise, mindfulness, etc.
-Follow your passions and share them.
-Trust others. Work together to create something innovative.
-Respect the gift of life.
Mario Schulzke is the Founder of ideamensch, which he started a decade ago to learn from entrepreneurs and give them a platform for their ideas.