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Jan. 18, 2023

Amir Siddiqui Reveals Proven Tactics On Optimal Mental Health For Success (#196)

Amir Siddiqui Reveals Proven Tactics On Optimal Mental Health For Success (#196)
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"The first step to feeling better is making the commitment to live better." - Amir Siddiqui

Amir Siddiqui is a yogi, life coach in the making, and a fierce advocate for personal growth. After a series of both educational and professional failures, he became angry, depressed, and suicidal before hitting rock bottom in 2014. Knowing he needed to turn his life around or he’d never make it, Amir spent close to a decade acquiring the knowledge and implementing lessons to transform his mind, body, and soul. He now strives to help others overcome depression, negative thought patterns, and destructive programming to fully develop their potential for happy, healthy lives. Learn more online:

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Welcome to the Deep Wealth Podcast, and today we have an author and subject matter expert and some terrific insights that are really gonna help us as business owners because as we say at Deep Wealth, your health is your wealth. It just isn't always about the business.

Instead, it's a whole combination of things. If you're doing well on the health side, you'll do well on the business side, but you've gotta have your health there first. And particularly if you're thinking of having a liquidity event. A liquidity event, it takes time, it takes effort, it takes energy, and you gotta be in top form.

So if you wanna capture the best deal, and that's what we're all about with the Deep Wealth and the nine-step roadmap, we gotta make sure that you're in top form, both on the mental health side as well as on the physical side. So today with Amir, we're gonna be talking about the mental health side of things, and unfortunately, this is a topic that needs more attention, particularly coming outta the pandemic, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Amir, welcome to the Deep Wealth Podcast. It's a pleasure to have you with us. And Amir, there's always a story behind the story. So, Amir, what's your story? What got you to where you are today?

[00:02:42] Amir Siddiqui: Well, Jeff, thanks for having me on your podcast and I'm excited to be here. My story started in June 2015 when I started my personal growth journey. I was living my life before autopilot. I mean, I did not have any health made me emotional, physical, mental. I was experiencing negative emotion such as anger, fear, rage, frustration, anxiety, envy, jealousy on a predominant basis all my life.

And also I developed some physical ailment such as chronic constipation, chronic cough goes on seven months in a year. And other issues as well because mind and body is connected in my experience, and if you have issue with emotions or mental issues, it's gonna show up in your body and vice versa. And I have been through getting help on a medical field, like psychiatrist, cognitive behavioral therapy.

I had 50-60 sessions done. I see doctors, they did all the tests, but they weren't able to cure my problem. I had some amyotrophy as well. I had many types of help, but it goes on, and at one point I didn't think I was able to get better or be happy, feel joy, something like that. So basically I was hopeless and I wanted to end my life for a year and a half. I was just suicidal. And I took many medicines like aide deco effects are all those. And did it not help me? And worse, they would give me different side effects. So when I got well this year, I wanted to share my story because people can just, it's like naturally go to see a psychiatrist. You go see a psychologist or doctor get your test done, but they help you, but they don't really help you.

They only treat symptoms. That's my experience. So in June 2015, I got married and I wanted to make some more money to support my family. That is how I started. I had no intention whatsoever to grow personally, none whatsoever, but I did the course with Bob Proctor, for almost coaching almost a year. And that's how I started.

And with this coaching, when I was done, I was still unhealthy, I was still sick. But it gives me understanding one thing that is, if I wanted to, I can improve my life for better. And from there on, I did many things, but at the end, I improve my life and now I feel joy, peacefulness, happy, pleasure, all the good feelings, and also I'm healthy on a physical level, but that's why I wrote this book.

I thought that this book could inspire others so they can look within and improve their life may be physical, mental or emotional.

[00:06:20] Jeffrey Feldberg: So Amir, thank you firstly for sharing your story and being so vulnerable. And so we're gonna talk about that and for the listeners, we'll have this in the show notes, Amir's book From Suicidal to Serene, where Amir goes through his journey. But Amir, let's go back to when you were in the darkest of dark days and you said something interesting just now.

You said you had no intentions of getting yourself into that position. Just started innocently enough. You wanted to support your family, you wanted to earn more money. I mean, doesn't it sound like everyone listening to the Deep Wealth Podcast? We wanna have a better life. We wanna create a lifestyle for ourselves, for our family.

And so now that you have the benefit of hindsight, Amir, because I presume you didn't just wake up one day and you had a mental health issue, I would imagine that it took place over a period of time. What were some of the early warning signs that you may have missed? That knowing what you know now, you would've said, hey, let me just put a pause here.

Something's not right because of A, B, C, and D of what's going on.

[00:07:27] Amir Siddiqui: Well, that's a good question. Thing is, if you are happy or if you're healthy and you got an accident or you get divorced or you lose your job and then you go on the other side to have a comparison, you know, how's feels to be healthy or how you feel to be good. Unfortunately, I did not have such comparison because as described, my book when I was growing up, my father and mother, they had depression, but they were never get diagnosed and statistic is almost, I think half I don't know in percent, I forgot they get depression, but they never get diagnosed or get treated.

That's the worst part. My mother and father, they were all angry. They have all trauma and I was raising up and that's how I got programmed genetically and environmentally. If I go back childhood, I don't know what happiness is. I never experienced so I could not even compare. So I thought that is how my life is and that is how it's gonna be was written in your stones. That is how it is. So frankly, I never tried to improve anything. I don't even know how to improve anything if it just goes on and on. But I knew, I used to get angry on road hogged people really get loud and the job I had, I get fight with customer. And they complained to my manager.

He was rude. He was bitter. And I survived my job because I was good at for I used to do and I was committed. I was hardworking. So only surviving and living day by day, just like hell. And I thought eventually, you know, I would die one day and I would have peace. That is how I feel.

You see my point because I had no comparison, so I did not do anything wrong, and when I did got some help from doctor. I consulted two psychiatrists, and I got two psychologists. They were doing a cognitive behavioral therapy but did not helped me. And like I said you know, many medicine did not help me. The first thing is the cognitive behavioral therapy.

It only deals with your conscious mind, how you think, but unfortunately, you have a subconscious mind and most traumas in your childhood, even when you are conceived, they are held in your subconscious mind. So they just lay there and you don't know how to do. So, I got the help, but I was not getting any better. All the medicine, which I describe in my book, they're giving me, even more, a side effect. So that is how I was, you know, I had no comparison.

[00:10:21] Jeffrey Feldberg: And so Amir, it sounds like a few things were going on that weren't the best for you, and you're sharing that in your family. Your family has a history of mental health issues. And that you growing up never really knew what happiness was. And so for our listeners out there, again, this is a topic that isn't really comfortable for a lot of people to talk about, but we're taking this on here in the Deep Wealth Podcast in an effort, not just for you, for your family, for your loved ones, but for your employees as well.

Because Amir, you're one of the few who was able to say, hey, there's a problem here. Conventional treatment with doctors and medication isn't working for me. And we're gonna talk in a moment about your journey that took you from not really having a terrific outlook on life. And you said in your own words that you just hope to all end one day sooner than later, to now having a life where you're paying it forward, you're helping others. You have optimized your health for happiness and your life for happiness. Amir, were there again, any telltale signs that led you down this path? So we understand that your family had issues growing up and partly perhaps there are some genetics involved here.

But looking back now, anything that you can look back now and say, hey, you know what? If I would've seen this kind of behavior or this kind of feeling, that would've alerted me that something's going on here, that I should stop what I'm doing, or at least reevaluate.

[00:11:45] Amir Siddiqui: Yeah. So, in my experience sometimes I see people get in their car, turn on loud music, and they try to dampen their feeling with the loud music. Some people that try to work 60, 70, 80 hours and just try to just be absorbed and work and forget about their emotion. Different people do a different way.

Some do I call shop droppy. They try to buy and buy things, so buying things just to not because you want it or you need it just to buy, just to, get some kind of a high, forget about your emotional health or turning on loud music or drinking lots of alcohol excess, getting fight with people.

If you are into romantic relationship you're getting breaking up or worse, you're attracting a negative partner. It's a trend. So you know, some woman or girl, they get one guy he's abusing with them up and they go to second and third and fourth. And guess what? they all abusing men. So I don't think is coincident.

I don't believe in life anything like coincidence, thing happens for a reason. The universal laws for governs our life may be our loss of biology or laws of mind or other laws, but that's how we look into, you know, but you have to have a desire first of all, to live a better life. That's the first thing.

If you don't have a desire, then you're gonna do all those things and just trying to not do feeling and just goes on like most people live or used to live at least fifties, sixties, seventies, because they did not have any awareness and we don't wanna think about emotions and take a time to understand what it means.

You know what science is telling you.

[00:13:42] Jeffrey Feldberg: And so Amir, you bring up some interesting points and I wanna go now to your journey that healed you. And in your book specifically, I wanna go to chapter six, and then we'll go from chapter six to some of the other chapters. But you say something interesting in chapter six, and for most people listening, they're not gonna believe what you're saying because in chapter six, the title of it is Food Healed.

My Body and Mind. And I know there's listeners who are listening right now and they're thinking, come on. Medication didn't heal you. We know this is an issue out there. If it's not Amir, it's who knows how many other people. Come on, Amir. Food really healed your body and mind. Are you playing a joke on us?

What? What's going on here? So, Amir, walk us through specifically what you did with the food, what you stopped doing, what you started doing that really began to make a difference for you.

[00:14:34] Amir Siddiqui: Okay, so let me just say that food is a big topic. It's a huge topic, so I'm gonna try to simplify so I can give you answer. So I try to eat lots of raw whole food like vegetable, steam food, and cut down on deep-fried food. Food that is high on carbohydrates. So cut down my carbohydrate.

So basically a right protein, right fat, some fiber in the form of vegetables, and cut down my carbohydrate and digging plenty of water, nuts, seeds, chia seed, flax seed all those seeds, and some supplements depending. So that is how I try to improve my diet and food, you know, that can help your gut because all your immune system is on your gut.

And if you eat all those vegetables and all those whole food, not just processed food. It helps your gut and immune system and you feel good. Now, let me give you a couple things. What food can do and food cannot do. If you have any cognitive distortion, or nothing thinking or emotional reasoning, food will not hear you.

You will not, and if you have a trauma, lies in your subconscious mind or limiting belief that I'm not enough. I'm more smart enough. I'm not good enough. I'm not young enough. It will not heal you. But what food can do is when it gives you, you know, energy and nourishment to your body and gut, you have a good feeling and your mind chemicals like dopamine, all those and you feel good.

So when you feel good, you have more. It's not hard person solution, but it's one area, I work on with food.

[00:16:34] Jeffrey Feldberg: And Soir, what I'm really hearing you say and for our listeners, we're not gonna go down the rabbit hole of, Okay, was Amir on a keto diet or a carnivore diet, or a vegetarian, or whatever else it may be. But the key insight that I'm hearing from you, Amir, is number one. You didn't quite say it this way, but you stopped all the junk food, all the sugary foods, all the fast foods stopped, and regardless whether you had protein that was animal protein or not, you were having Whole Foods.

And to me, from what I'm hearing you say is that may not heal some of the mental issues per se, but it does give you clarity. It does have you feeling better, and it began your journey to healing yourself. I know in your chapter you talk about something called epigenetics. And for our listeners out there who may not be familiar with epigenetics, it's a school of thought that says, Hey, you know what?

Your genes are one thing, so you're not necessarily having a jail sentence. To just be like your parents. Were their grandparents. Just because the family has it, just because you're genetically disposed for a particular condition, it doesn't mean that you have to follow in their footsteps because your lifestyle and your lifestyle choices or lack of lifestyle choices.

Can make all the difference for you. And so in your case, Amir, where you had a family history of mental health issues and you had a genetic disposition to this, talk to us about the epigenetic side of things, of some of the very deliberate choices that you made that made the difference for you on your path to recovery.

[00:18:07] Amir Siddiqui: Yeah, so epigenetic is the kind of food we eat, like healthy food, again, whole food diet, it can turn off the gene and can turn on some of your genes. So, if it basically a simple word. It helps your body. So, I mean, if you have some genetic issues, they're gonna be there, but those genes can be turned off as long as you eat healthy diet.

That's what it means, you know, turning off the genes, start helping you in any way.

[00:18:41] Jeffrey Feldberg: And so for our listeners, this may be new for some of you, and it may be even a little bit outlandish or startling, or, hey, you can't really do that, but the science is behind a mirror. What you're saying, and again, the takeaway should be you don't have a jail sentence. That just because you have a genetic disposition to a certain condition, or your family's always been like this, Amir, like you're saying, certain actions in this case, what you eat or what you don't eat can make all the difference.

And I'm wondering, Amir, because you are talking from the trenches, you're not talking theory, you're not talking from well, hypothetically speaking, you're saying, hey, I was there. Almost didn't make it, but I did very specific things that helped turn my life around. And in chapter number four, which I found interesting, you talked about how you discovered peace in nature and talk to us, Amir, what was going on with that of how did immersing yourself in nature and just becoming more of a part of that, why did that make such an impact for you, and what would be some of the learning lessons for our listeners?

[00:19:46] Amir Siddiqui: Yeah, so science is behind about how nature can heal us, and the phenomenon is called forest bathing and it started in Japan in 1982 called shinrin-yoku. That's the Japanese word. I don't know how to pronounce correctly, but that is how started in Japan '82, they discovered that how going to nature and just be nature, connect with ourself, helps with so many psychological and mental issues.

Now I didn't know that at that time. But I was living my life. I come home, I was angry, and one day by, chance, I go sit in nearby park for 35, 40 minutes and I felt great. I didn't know any signs behind it. So I went again next day and I started to doing that. And in a month, you know, I felt much better.

Now my anger did not go away, but it certainly become much diluted or the intensity and frequency of anger episode become decreased. And again, I, not enough time to investigate, but I kept going on nature whenever I can, as long as I can. And it just gives me so much peace, so much feeling good. But then when I got time, I research, so all the science is behind it.

And the science is this all the plants, they secrete essential oils and that oil to protect, of course, trees and plants, all that. But they certainly help human beings. Depression, anxiety, peacefulness, so many things. They're helpful. So that's what I discovered.

[00:21:43] Jeffrey Feldberg: And so for our listeners, what's interesting here with what Amir is sharing that is science-based and who would've thought that taking a walk in nature and maybe you're thinking well, you know what? Amir, Jeffrey, there aren't any force nearby. I don't live in nature. Well, how about a park? How about some trees?

How about some different kinds of vegetation? Amir, what you're saying is the scent that the trees produce, it affects us in the most positive of ways. The essential oils come from that, and that's what's gonna be changing our outlook and our mindset. And so for our listeners, maybe you've had a tough day at the office and you're feeling stressed, you're going down the wrong path.

Why not take, make a deliberate. Planned in your schedule and take five minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, take a walk. A walk in the park, a walk in nature, if you can, just to unwind and de-stress because Amir, one of the things that you said in your book, Happiness is a state of mind and a way of being is not something that you just check off on a to-do list.

Okay? Now I'm supposed to be happy. It's a whole way of permeating your life. So how did you have happiness as a state of mind and a way of being? What were some of the strategies that you were using?

[00:22:56] Amir Siddiqui: So, as I said, my book, many times, there's a difference between having fun and being happy. I did not know that. I watch movies or eat delicious food and I just feel happy. Maybe for an hour, half an hour, maybe couple hours, and that's about it. But happiness is completely different from having fun or having pleasure.

It's feeling that you wake up. And you're feeling enthusiastic, you're feeling grateful, and you're looking forward to your day. And on same side, when you go to bed, you are happy to go to bed, and then you're gonna wake up tomorrow. So it's a habit because first, you have to learn how to be grateful.

That's the first thing. No matter what you have or you don't have, you have to be grateful for whatever health you have, whatever money you have, and whatever position you have. Intangible or tangible, that's the first thing. Being grateful. And then you have to make a habit does not come overnight when you practice 30 days.

Maxwell Matz in his book, Psycho-Cybernetics says if you do a habit maybe 21 days, it can take effect. So I would say 21 days or more. I should try to be grateful, to try to be happy. It's gonna take effect and become a habit. A habit lies in your subconscious mind, meaning we don't think about it.

Like you do your shave or drive your car or brush your teeth. You don't think about how to do, you just do it automatically. And that is how subconscious minds work. So once you do it again and again, it becomes a part of you.

[00:24:53] Jeffrey Feldberg: So, Amir I like what you did with part of your habit, and for some of our listeners, this is gonna be a different concept for them. But give us the benefit of the doubt because Amir, earlier you said you tried the traditional approach with doctors and with medications, prescription drugs, it didn't work and you kept yourself open to different herbs and vitamins or dietary supplements, and you went down that path. Now some people may be saying wait a minute, if my doctor's not prescribing it, it doesn't exist. It's not gonna work. This stuff is just overpriced, nonsense. But you found success with different vitamins, different herbal supplements, and I like how in your book you said a supplement isn't just a supplement.

A vitamin is not just a vitamin. Because you have synthetic vitamins, which are made in a lab, and then you have vitamins that actually come from nature. They're actually plant-based and you stuck with the plant-based. And whether it was helping you sleep or helping your immune system, or helping you relax, helping you feel better, you found out for you. You put the time in, you did the research to find out the supplements and you list them in the book of what you took.

But how did you overcome some of the negative thinking that's out there? Yeah. I don't want to be a pill-popping freak who's taking all these vitamins that don't work, and I'm wasting my money.

[00:26:15] Amir Siddiqui: I tried out some supplements because if you tried one thing did not work. You tried, second thing did not work. So what choice you have, either you live life in hell or you try something you may not believe is gonna work, but give it a shot. So there was a herbologist in Ann Arbor, Michigan. And he was very good with alps so I just discovered, I used to live in Michigan at that time, so I went to shop and I discussed how I'm feeling and he helped me find some good whole food-based supplements, not just synthetic as you said. And I take 'em and they help me. And It did not completely resolve my problem, make me peaceful.

No, but they helped me to a point that I said, yeah, it worked to some extent. I'm happy what I'm getting less duty you know If I find a different therapy, a different option. I do that too. So that's how I get. But also, I did some research about companies who make them and about supplements and now of course I got the help to professional help.

[00:27:32] Jeffrey Feldberg: And Amir, what wonderful takeaways for our listeners because what you're hearing Amir says is he was open to experimenting, and with the power of the internet, now research is easier than ever and whether it was a plant-based vitamin or Amir, I really loved in your book how you talked about going into the forest.

We're gonna revisit that for just a moment because in its own way, that's like a different kind of natural quote-unquote, medication for the body. And your book, you're saying, hey, there's all kinds of clinically proven studies that show walking in nature, walking in the forest. It can alleviate depression.

You can get better sleep, you can enhance your mental clarity, it can boost your mood, your immune function goes up, your blood pressure gets normalized. You can help remove pain relief, and you can lower your levels of stress, Cortisol, all from a walk in the forest. Amir, the point here is if you wouldn't have been curious if you would not have been open to trying different things you wouldn't have known, and for you walking in the forest work.

Maybe for other people, it wouldn't, but at least you tried that. And what I want to visit here with you was in chapter eight, you talk about the process of your transformation. So from a high level, in a few sentences, what could you share with your audience when you looked at how you transformed yourself, the strategies that worked for you?

What would you say to that? Because again, this is lessons from the trenches. We're hearing from someone who had thoughts of committing suicide, who was having severe mental health issues, had it run in the family, and now not only has overcome it, but is paying it forward, has written a book, changing lives and making a difference.

So what were the strategies in your process of your transformation, Amir? What did that look like?

[00:29:18] Amir Siddiqui: I did a lots of work because your listener may not need all those work depending on their problem, but I had a severe problem, physical trauma, emotional trauma, my body. So I had to do what I had to do. So I took a week-long half-man treat. I was there for a week. I did Bob Proctor's coaching for a year.

He passed away. I did many more on his coaching. I did such as with hypnotherapy, because trauma lies in your subconscious mind. So hypnotherapy, I did EMDR. So once I'm getting better, I'm trying more and more ways to heal my body, mind, and a subconscious mind. But the process is this, you know, the first thing is desire.

I believe if you desire to live better life and feel good. This is the first step, and second is the commitment. Suppose you know if you have a desire to make million dollars, but if you have no commitment, you will not take any steps. And if you don't take any steps, nothing will change. So you have to follow something like desire and commitment and then seeing who can offer the best help. I know if I have emotional trauma, it's in my subconscious mind. So I have to go to EMDR or hypnotherapist the best in the field so they can help me do that. But again, it's all come from desire, commitment, investing on yourself. I mean, I notice there are people, they can invest lots of money on their house, their car.

But they wouldn't think to them is the new concept to invest on their growth or I would say personal growth to heal your trauma, to heal your body, and live better life. To them maybe is a waste of money. And I think it all depends on perception. Because we grew in a society, we think it's okay to buy a quarter-million-dollar house.

It's okay to have a nice mustang convertible is what I like. So it's okay to have those things, but it's not okay to spend money on your physical, mental, and emotional health. But it's all about your ideas or ideas you grew up. But like I said, you know, desire, commitment, investing on yourself, betting on yourself.

You have to bet on yourself.

[00:31:50] Jeffrey Feldberg: And Amir, I'm wondering as I go through the book and was hearing and walking in your footsteps and your journey of what you went through, and I'm sure some of the listeners are asking this as well, when you're having a mental health issue, your thinking is different. And so you went and took very deliberate steps, whether it was getting more sleep, having more sunshine.

I mean, it sounds simple, but don't confuse simple with simplicity. Even doing evening walks or taking more walks. But you had the desire to do this, and perhaps there are some listeners who find themselves in not a great mental health situation, maybe even having thoughts of taking their own lives or going down a very negative path, and they're just saying, I don't have the energy, I don't have the clarity.

I don't really have the desire to do what Amir did to have that curiosity to experiment and see what's gonna work or not work. What would you say to those people who find themselves in that situation?

[00:32:48] Amir Siddiqui: Well, I would say is this, life happens to all of us. Get divorced, you leave your job, you lose your job, you lose your house. You got into an accident, you broke your leg. I'm just telling you, life can happen in so many ways. Tragedy, trauma, everything. You don't have much control. The control you have is how you respond. What happens, happens. I believe our experiences don't define us. Our stories do so what I'm saying. If you have a problem, any kind, you have a choice to make, you can live with a problem, maybe a headache or migraine, or go take a pill or just knife with the symptom, or you wanna look so why is happening?

What causing it? look within. Sure's gonna take some time. It's gonna take you energy and you look within, and then you gonna find the solution Now, it may not be the same solution as I found we are all individuals, but you will find it. But again, it's all about choice. Are you happy just to making a quarter million dollars and not think about your health?

Then that's your choice. I respect that and I understand what is your choice at the end.

[00:34:06] Jeffrey Feldberg: And so it's all about choice, all about determination, and the awareness of changing, wanting something better than where you are right now. And so, Amir, as we begin to wrap up this episode, you have a lot to say, some terrific insights. So I'm looking forward to asking you this question, and I have the privilege of asking every guest on the Deep Wealth Podcast the following.

So, Amir, I would like you to think about the movie Back to the Future. And in the movie, you have that magical DeLorean car that takes you back to any point in time. So now imagine it's tomorrow morning, you look outside your window, and not only is the car there, but the door is open, it's waiting for you to hop in, and you can now visit any point in your life, whether it's Amir as a young child, a teenager, whatever point in time it would be.

What are you telling your younger self? In terms of life wisdom or lessons learned, or, hey, Amir, do this, but don't do that. What does that sound like, Amir?

[00:35:03] Amir Siddiqui: It sounds great, you know, I wish I could do that and if I could do it, I would change my life much, much earlier. I wish I had the awareness. I did not. That's the worst part. And let me just give you one more thing. It all started with movies Skull Secret. Must I start the secret? Just give me some understanding that we can change our life.

So, I would change my life much earlier. Sort of Living my life with pain and suffering.

[00:35:35] Jeffrey Feldberg: Some terrific advice of having, number one, an awareness of what's going on with you, what's going on around you, how you're interacting with people. And then the second thing I heard you say, Amir was having positive influences in your life. So in your case, you mentioned the movie The Secret that really turned you on to, hey, I can be in control of having a better life.

I can look to manifest things in a way that have me smiling, have me feeling happy. And those are some wonderful strategies. Amir, we're gonna put all of this in the show notes, including the link to your book, and if someone would like to reach out to you online, Amir, what would be the best place?

[00:36:16] Amir Siddiqui: My website is same as my book's name,, one word.

[00:36:23] Jeffrey Feldberg: Terrific. So again, for our listeners, it'll all be in the show notes. It'll be a point-and-click. Can't get any easier and we have Amir, who's the author From Suicidal to Serene, and it's his own personal journey of helping to heal himself from mental health issues, from depression, from not feeling the best to wanting to continue to now having a life where he's optimized himself for happiness and he's now paying it forward and making a difference.

Well, Amir, we thank you so much for taking part of your day. Being so vulnerable and sharing with us very specific strategies that all of us can use for ourselves, for our friends, for our family members in an area that needs so much more attention when it comes to mental health. And as we close out this episode, Amir, as always, please stay healthy and safe.

Thank you so much for being part of the episode in the Deep Wealth community.

[00:37:13] Amir Siddiqui: Thank you, Jeff. I really appreciate you having me on your show. I really enjoyed it.

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[00:39:02] Sharon S.: Hands down the best program in which I've ever participated. And we've done a lot of different things over the years. We've been in other mastermind groups, gone to many seminars, workshops, conferences, retreats, read books. This was so different. I haven't had an experience that's anything close to this in all the years that we've been at this.

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[00:39:29] Kam H.: I would highly recommend it to any super busy business owner out there.

Deep Wealth is an accurate name for it. This program leads to deeper wealth and happier wealth, not just deeper wealth. I don't think there's a dollar value that could be associated with such an experience and knowledge that could be applied today and forever.

[00:39:47] Jeffrey Feldberg: Are you leaving millions on the table?

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