174: Dr. Allen Lycka on The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life

Aug 16

In 2003, Dr. Allen Lycka was diagnosed with ALS and given six months to live. After fighting the diagnosis, he is here today as a result of his courage and determination.

Having been given a “golden ticket” to live every day to the fullest, Dr. Lycka used his experience to co-author the book The Secrets of Living A Fantastic Life, with Harriet Tinka.

Dr. Allen Lycka is acknowledged as one of the leading cosmetic dermatologists in the world. A pioneer in cosmetic surgery, he helped develop several new technologies and has spoken at podiums around the globe. Dr. Lycka has written 17 books, 30+ academic papers, and was awarded 16 consecutive Consumer Choice Awards for excellence in Cosmetic Surgery – a feat no one has achieved before in the field.

As a transformational speaker, thought leader, coach, and mentor who is widely acknowledged as a leading expert in “Living A Fantastic Life” and “Turning Points,” he has been a guest on dozens of television and radio shows and podcasts, as well as featured in numerous newspaper articles, blogs, and magazines.

In this episode, Dr. Allen Lycka talks about:

  • His story and diagnosis of ALS
  • 5 stages of grief
  • Chronic Lyme disease
  • Questioning a diagnosis
  • Resisting despair during dark times
  • 99% of the things we worry about never come true
  • Fear as an epidemic
  • Book: The Secrets to Living a Fantastic Life
  • What forms a pearl
  • Gratitude
  • Acts of kindness and sharing
  • The power of enthusiasm
  • Get a free copy of Dr. Lycka’s book

Featured Guest

Dr. Allen Lycka


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About the Author

Kate Jaramillo: Creator of Ketogenic Living 101, 102, Straight-Up Wellness & Keto Living Coach Certification. Wellness Advocate & Badass.