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Personal Development Mastery

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Welcome to the Personal Development Mastery podcast.

I am Agi Keramidas and my mission is to inspire you to rise up, grow, stand out, and move towards the next level of your life & the best version of yourself!

Apr 29, 2024

Join me as I sit down with the multi-talented Craig Cooke, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and Chinese medical qigong practitioner, who shares his compelling narrative of integrating qigong into the demanding world of business. Craig's story unfolds from the origins of his digital marketing agency to the discovery of qigong as a powerful tool for maintaining equilibrium amidst the stress of leadership. His insights on the practice illuminate its ability to weave together the mind, body, and breath, and serve as an invaluable asset for any entrepreneur looking to navigate life's hurdles with grace and balance.


Listen in as we explore the broader applications of Qigong beyond its martial arts roots, touching upon its profound impact on health and well-being. Craig shares his own experiences with qigong in tackling health challenges and underscores the importance of a holistic approach, which includes diet, sleep, and hydration, in fostering optimal wellness. Craig's journey not only paints a picture of qigong as a meditative, movement-based practice but also as a cornerstone for a balanced, healthy lifestyle.


Wrapping up our discussion, we delve into the core principles of entrepreneurship and personal development, drawing parallels with the Chinese five-element theory. Discover how passion fuels discipline, which in turn fosters expertise, breeds confidence, and ultimately leads to faith in oneself and one's venture. Craig's parting words are an invitation to everyone to explore these practices, which hold the potential to enrich lives across the spectrum of age and experience.




02:29 - Entrepreneurship and Spirituality Combined

05:47 - Benefits of Chinese Medical Qigong

13:23 - Applying Qigong and Martial Arts' Principles

19:55 - Healing Powers of Chinese Energy Medicine

23:33 - Five Element Model of Entrepreneurship

29:53 - Benefits of Exercise and Qigong

35:46 - Benefits of Martial Arts and Qigong




"Don't let yourself be distracted by the various pleasures in life. Have fun, but don't get distracted. Stay on path."



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I am Agi Keramidas, a podcaster, knowledge broker, and mentor. My mission is to inspire you to take action towards a purposeful and fulfilling life.

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1. Discover how the ancient practice of Qigong can help you manage stress and maintain emotional and physical balance amidst the demands of entrepreneurship.

2. Gain insights into the transformative power of martial arts principles for professional growth and learn how to apply them to your business and personal life.

3. Explore the Chinese five-element theory as a model for entrepreneurship and personal development, providing you with a framework to cultivate passion, discipline, expertise, confidence, and faith in your journey.

4. Utilising qigong for stress management: You can learn how the ancient practice of qigong, integrating mind, body, and breath, can aid you as an entrepreneur or professional in managing stress, maintaining balance, and achieving a more centred state of being, even amidst business and leadership pressures.

5. Applying martial arts principles for professional growth: You'll gain insights into how the discipline, focus, and mindset cultivated through martial arts and qigong can positively impact your personal development and professional success. This includes understanding the importance of balance, consistent routines, and a holistic approach to health and well-being.

6. Integrating ancient wisdom into modern business practices: You can discover the value of adopting the Chinese five-element theory as a model for personal and business growth. By exploring the interconnectedness of passion, discipline, expertise, confidence, and faith, you can apply these elements to enhance your entrepreneurial journey and maintain a cycle of continuous improvement.