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Sam Qurashi

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Sam Qurashi

1hr 31mins

5 Nov 2021

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Acceptance & Healing Emotional Wounds with Sam Qurashi (Part 1) - Ep 240

In The Moment with Alex Manzi

On this week’s episode I am joined by Dr. Sam Qurashi is a Writer, Entrepreneur, Instagrammer, and Youtuber. He worked as a Psychiatric Resident in an Addiction Hospital. Throughout that time, he had the opportunity to help over 10,000 patients. After seven years, he walked away from his medical career believing that there must be a more effective way to help people and he now spreads his message through his amazing work and content This is Sam’s second time on the podcast (link below) and we will actually be recording a follow-up to this episode in the coming weeks. So be sure to listen out at the end of this recording for how you can get involved with that one. During this conversation, we spoke about: Acceptance & attachments The illusion of comfort Healing emotional wounds Fastest way to learn anything And much much more Previous episode with Sam: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2ZjeutlY4A1SAKQOBrvuQA?si=c243361a9a924d18 Follow Sam: IG: @samqurashi Follow Alex: IG: @iamalexmanzi Tik Tok: @iamalexmanzi


21 Oct 2021

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How To Overcome Trauma & Addiction with Sam Qurashi

Rock Your Money, Rock Your Life

What is your addiction? We tend to think of drugs or alcohol, but addiction shows up in many ways . . . like work or even your cell phone. We use these addictions to escape. To forget about trauma and pain.. It’s only when we address the trauma - when we face the pain - that we are able to let go, overcome the fear, and vanquish the addictions that are holding us back.After almost a decade of work and helping over 10,000 patients, Sam Qurashi decided to walk away from his psychiatric residency at an addiction hospital.He realized that the people he treated turned to drugs as a quick fix instead of dealing with the root cause of the problem. Sam believes that “our focus should be on education over medication,” and that there is a more effective way to help people heal and overcome their addictions and past traumas. As a result, Sam has dedicated his life to helping people remove the crippling mental block that is keeping them trapped and unable to live their best lives.In this episode of the Rock Your Money, Rock Your Life, Sam and I discuss the best ways to overcome triggers when it comes to trauma and addiction, why he decided to leave his residency as a psychiatrist, and why we need to create awareness before we can create change.


29 Sep 2021

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Ep - 231  Dr. Sam Qurashi

My Wakeup Call with Dr. Mark Goulston

In this episode I speak with Dr. Sam Qurashi, who left the field of addiction medicine after seven years when he woke up to all the ways to help people heal from their mental and other issues that traditional medicine was missing. He shares his transformational thoughts and concept across social medial including more than 700,000 IG followers to help people who are. https://www.instagram.com/samqurashi/ https://www.youtube.com/c/samqurashi


9 Sep 2021

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Triggered Much? How to Avoid Extremes and Find Your Middle Ground – Sam Qurashi with Dave Asprey : 786

The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey—formerly Bulletproof Radio

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest is Sam Qurashi, a self-professed “unorthodox psychologist” who walked away from a psychiatric residency at an addiction hospital because he wanted to help people in a different way. He’s actively working to change people’s interactions with the external world.Sam’s now a writer and entrepreneur with a following of more than 700K (and rapidly growing) on Instagram. He shares thoughts, concepts and questions we can ask ourselves to interrupt the psychological patterns that keep us trapped in mental loops of our own design. “The best way to trigger a change is to create an interruption, but how do you create an interruption that does not cause stress?” he asks. “How do you create an interruption that is gentle, that is a way to get people to reflect?” His framework for growth and change requires that we question ourselves and consider a model of learning he’s developed called liminalism. He looked at the common approaches people have about learning and living in the extremes and realized how little they actually benefit our personal reality or truth. “A lot of people live in extremes,” Sam says. “If you live in an extreme, you're limited automatically.”“What lives between black and white is not gray,” he explains. “It's literally the entire color spectrum. Balance, focus, flexibility, options, choice–that lives in the middle ground.”He learned how to change his own perceptions of the world by interviewing experts that live beyond the frame of traditional psychology. Our discussion explores the interesting lessons Sam learned from a pickpocket, hypnotist, cold reader, tea master, horse whisperer and others.One of the things that had him curious was how they viewed fear.“Fear lives in the future,” Sam says. “The future doesn't exist but fear just visited me in the present moment. So, if I jump, I'm actually racing fear into the future. If I get there first, I'm obliterating the fear.” Listen on to find out how you can avoid extremes in your life, find your personal middle ground, and face your fears.Enjoy! And get more resources at https://daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/ WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT!Digestive Health: https://globalhealing.com/dave; use code DAVE15 to get 15% off all productsMood Control: www.hapbee.com/dave and get $50 off the Hapbee deviceNicotine Gum: https://lucy.co; use code DAVE20 to get 20% off all products DAVE ASPREY’S NEW BOOK!Order “Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Become the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be” and enroll in Dave Asprey’s first ever Fasting Challenge: https://fastthisway.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


29 Jan 2021

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Sam Qurashi: Facing Up To Fear - Ep 108

In The Moment with Alex Manzi

On this episode I’m joined by Sam Qurashi who is a writer, instagrammer and unorthodox psychologist who previously worked at a psychiatric resident in an addiction hospital. What I love about Sam is his thirst for understanding psychology and different elements to it. When he left his job in the hospital, he went on a journey of interviewing some of the most fascinating people he could find. During this conversation, we spoke about: - The make up of fear - Dealing with rejection - The relationship between fears and the things you want - What we can learn from emotional pain - And how focus can help you overcome anything If there is someone you feel would benefit from hearing this conversation then please make sure you share it with a friend who would enjoy listening and really take something from it :) GOOD NEWS! I will be back at the London Podcast Festival on Sat 14th Sept with a very special guest… Grace Victory. Tickets are a real bargain at less that £10 and can be bought from here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/dreamers-disease-2/ thedreamersdisease.co.uk Follow Sam: IG: @samqurashi Follow Alex: IG: @iamalexmanzi Twitter: @iamalexmanzi

1hr 11mins

5 Sep 2019

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102: Approaching 300,000 Followers on Instagram (and much more) with Sam Qurashi

Get Your Message Heard

What I love most about having a podcast is the chance to dive into deeper conversations about things that intrigue me and will serve you. This week’s interview aligns perfectly with that.  Why did you invite this guy to be a guest?  Sam Qurashi and I met in the Heroic Public Speaking Graduate School program last spring. His soothing presence and amazing voice caught my attention immediately. But more important the way he carried himself and his helpful manner of engaging made me immediately realize that he had a lot of value to deliver to my audience.  That became even more clear when I learned that he had done something few of us do — he started building his audience before he defined and started his business.  The result: He is approaching 300,000 followers on Instagram as he prepares to launch his new business next month.  That’s why I invited him to join me for a conversation and share some insight into how he did it and some advice on what we can do to be more effective in serving people using Instagram.  Before I share a bit about our conversation, let me introduce you to Sam.  Who is this guy?  Sam Qurashi worked as a Psychiatric Resident in an addiction Hospital for about seven years, and throughout that time, he had the opportunity to interact with over 10,000 patients. However, for a plethora of reasons, he decided to walk away from his medical career. One of the main reasons for doing so was that he had a strong belief that there was a more effective way to help people.   As a result, his journey into the world of, what he calls, unorthodox psychology began, and he started interviewing experts that are living beyond the frame of Psychology but are masters of the mind in a unique way.   That led him to people like…  The top cold reader in the world who can convince anyone that he's psychic even though he isn't,  The top pickpocket in the UK who can elegantly step into anyone's comfort zone because of his mastery of space and attention,   The horse whisperer who can communicate with horses through eye contact and body language, and many, many, more.     He then entered the world of social media to share his message on Instagram, a platform of which he had no idea about. But after analyzing and deconstructing that platform while utilizing his knowledge of human behavior, he was able to quickly grow his page from 300 followers to over 200,000 followers in less than 13 months. He was recently interviewed by Joe Polish who’s the founder of Genius Network, the largest marketing mastermind group in the world.  What’s in the Interview?  My conversation with Sam covered a range of topics, with insights into how to be effective with Instagram at the core — that part of the interview is one that I recommend listening to several times while taking notes and mapping your own strategy. It will be worth it.  Here are a few of the insights Sam shared:  Commit to your message — nothing in more important that keeping your posts focused around the message you are seeking to share with people.  Don’t Rely on Recycling the Same Content — people who follow you want to see more from you, not the same old stuff, and if they don’t, they will stop following you.  Be Consistent — People love patterns and the secret to getting them engaged with you is to make it clear that you deliver new stuff consistently. It doesn’t have to be every day, but a pattern that is clear from your bio page will connect better than random sporadic posts.  Use Stories — Share the story of you and who you are in your Instagram stories. Share what you do in your posts.    Promote the Page, Not the Product — Your goal should be growing your base of followers so they know what you are about and who you are before you start promoting things to them.   As always, we closed our conversation with a book recommendation and Sam shared one of my favorites: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss. I love the insight Sam shared from the book about seeking a ‘No’ instead of a ‘Yes’ when negotiating. His insight into why this is powerful was a highlight of the conversation.  You can learn more about Sam by following him on Instagram @Samqurashi — you’ll love the content he shares and so much more.  Thanks for joining me Sam.  Your Turn — Got a Question? One of my favorite questions to ask is “How can I help you?” and one of my favorite ways to do that is by answering our questions. If you have one you would like me to address on the podcast, please send it to: info@michaelhudson.com and put “Question for Podcast” in the subject line then insert your question in the body.


4 Feb 2019

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Overcoming Procrastination And Achieving Your Goals With Benjamin Hardy And Sam Qurashi - Genius Network #64

Genius Network

Overcoming Procrastination and Achieving Your Goals With Benjamin Hardy And Sam Qurashi. Listen in as Joe, a brilliant psychologist and Medium.com’s number one author discuss the desire for perfection, thought leaders, controlling your emotions and more. Captured live before the 2017 Annual Event. If you would like access to the full presentation, the show notes, and the special resources for this episode, please visit GeniusNetwork.com/64. Here’s a glance at what you’ll learn from Benjamin and Sam in this episode: Joe, Ben and Sam discuss what stops people from moving forward and achieving their goals How to overcome procrastination, feelings of uncertainty and the desire for perfection Education Over Medication: The problem with medication and what we can do about it How to make connections no one else makes and solve problems no one else can solve The rarely talked about difference between “Thought Leaders” and “Results Leaders” A samurai technique you can use to better direct and control your mind and emotions


28 Nov 2017