Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA → Author, Speaker & Teacher → Multiple Sclerosis → Eastern Medicine.
R: Hi Lucas, tell us a little bit about yourself…Who are you?
L: Free thinker driven by passion and desire
R: Where do you live?
L: Milwaukee, WI
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— Lucas J. Robak (@LucasJRobak) March 26, 2016
R: What do you do?
L: What I want, when I want, and how I want to do it.
R: What does family life look like – kids / pets?
L: Big stereotypical Sicilian and Polish Families.
R: How would you describe Multiple Sclerosis in your own words?
L: The most debilitating neurological disorder which no one knows you’re experiencing unless you verbalise it, then they’ll call you a liar.
R: Were you born with MS?
L: Gringo researchers don’t even know
“No one will ever notice if someone has MS. If they can, they’re liars. The only way to know is through communication which I am open about to everyone.”
R: When did your MS begin? & was it a shock to find out you had it?
L: Began sometime in my teens and was dx at 28. It didn’t shock me at all because something was horribly wrong for years.
R: How has your MS developed over the years?
L: It developed maturely and naturally.
R: Do friends or colleagues notice that you have MS?
L: No one will ever notice if someone has MS. If they can, they’re liars. The only way to know is through communication which I am open about to everyone.
R: Does it affect your relationship with them?
L: MS is such an awesome legitimate excuse to get out of things.
R: Have you found any positive aspects of having MS?
L: Disability, loan forgiveness, insurance, handicap placards, insomnia, service dog, marijuana, federal government protection, miscellaneous “upper” drugs, recommended to implement what works (Eastern Medicine and Mentality), qualified lab rat, better relationship between the higher conscious, conscious, and unconscious minds.
R: If you had the option to lose your MS would you?
R: Do you think your life would be different without MS?
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— Lucas J. Robak (@LucasJRobak) March 25, 2016
R: Have you officially been diagnosed by a health professional?
R: How do they suggest to best manage it?
L: Google “How to successfully live with MS”
R: Did any treatments work?
R: How do you best manage it?
L: Arrogant people manage illnesses. I successfully live with it by implementing Eastern Medicine and staying away from Western thinking.
R: Do you feel like you’re in control of your MS?
L: Only when I am in control of the MS
R: Do you know where your MS comes from?
L: My thoughts, choices, and actions. There is no scientific gringo evidence of how one gets it, but common sense in the Eastern world is that I chose to have MS through my thoughts, choices, and actions.
R: Do you tell friends, family and colleagues that you have MS?
R: Do you know others with MS?
“Why would anyone want to keep filling their heads with information that will never help them, only the potential to create a hypochondriac?”
R: How do you educate yourself on management and resources?
L: Free Thinking after reading peer reviewed articles.
R: Do you read specific blogs, magazines or news articles?
L: SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, Inc., Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Good Men Project, Forbes, Business Insider, and Psychology Today.
R: Have you read any great books about MS?
L: There is no point in learning about MS. I learn how to successfully live with it. The best books to beat any illness are: Jack Canfield “The Success Principles.” Napoleon Hill “Think and Grow Rich”. Robert Kiyosaki “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. Gary Kellar “The One Thing”. Jeff Olson “The Slight Edge”. Dr Joseph Murphy “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.” Dr David Schwartz “The Magic of Thinking Big”. Peter Drucker “Managing Oneself”. And 150 more
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote
— Lucas J. Robak (@LucasJRobak) March 23, 2016
R: Or seen any movies?
L: I keep MS out of my life. I don’t care about it at all. Why would anyone want to keep filling their heads with information that will never help them, only the potential to create a hypochondriac?
R: Or have any great online resources such as youtubers or bloggers?
L: I don’t follow, read, or watch anyone or anything related to MS. There is zero point in that.
R: What made you become a motivational speaker?
L: No one made me do anything. I am 100% responsible for all of my thoughts, choices, and actions.
R: What did you write?
L: I wrote a children’s book, co-authored a book, and wrote a workbook series.
— Lucas J. Robak (@LucasJRobak) February 4, 2016
R: Where can we read it?
R: Where do you speak? or where have you spoken?
L: I speak for business professionals, students, retired professionals, and other people who know there is more to life than what the government and education system dictates and expects us to become.
R: Where and what do you teach?
L: I want to be a contracted educator in high schools and universities to deliver empowering information which the government and education system don’t want anyone to know. All the information is common sense empowering information which has been around since Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates but isn’t taught or accepted in America. This information includes NLP, perception, responsibility, goals (SMART goals are for the average person which is why people don’t achieve any worthy goals), values, thinking, mindfulness neurology.
R: What are your plans for the future?
L: Achieve the 300+ bullet points on my bucket list
R: What are your plans for the future for your MS?
L: Let it progress until it turns me into a quadriplegic and kills me painfully slow.
R: Any thing else you’d like to add?
L: Take responsibility for your life and make it a daily effort to always improve.
R: Thanks for shining a light on Lucas.
Rodger Hoefel in conversation with Lucas Robak
Cover Photo and other images supplied by Lucas Robak