June 27

Shakespeare in the Park

Attending Shakespeare in the park with my family overlaps a lot of things for me. Time to relax in a park, time to view folks performing their interpretation of Shakespeare’s script, time with my family, getting some son , talking with others about the story content and reflecting on my own life.
June 14

Movement and Trails

Before Guillain-Barré Syndrome, I was running trails. Mostly hills and gaining elevation too. Really getting a workout. Now, my focus is on walking a good distance on flat land. I’m still getting out on trails and being with nature as much as I can. I’ve said this for years, but it is even more relevant for me now. I like to call it movement, instead of working out.
June 6

Joy in the Smallest Things

I’ve always been a big dreamer. I like to visualize things and then take the steps to create them. Out of all these life experiences and after having had this major life change in the last 10-months, I am finding the greatest joy in the small things
May 23

My Different Therapies

As I continue my healing from Guillain-Barré Syndrome, I’ve used a lot of different therapies. I believe they have seriously sped up my recovery.
May 10

The Gift of Family

One of the great gifts Guillain-Barré Syndrome has given me is to truly know in my heart that I am loved. Those closest to me showed up in such loving ways. Helping in ways I would not have imagined prior to this. This started with my family and extended to many friends.
May 2

Out To Eat!

Going out to eat was also a new success. It’s still hard to chew with my mouth closed, so I’ve been a private eater.
April 11

The Oak Tree

This Oak tree is so strong and it doesn’t work hard to do so. It just is. If you are stressed, challenged and/or feeling worried today, find some piece of nature and give it 10-15 minutes. Relax and breath.
April 4

A Hike with my Dad

Hike with my Dad. Grateful for the time with him. Grateful I can hike. No big hills yet. Which brings me to my next gratitude moment….

After any tragedy or trauma, we have a choice.

Do I sink into the darkness, or rise from the ashes? How can I use my limited time here for good?

In this special episode, we’ll learn from Jim Blachek, owner of Dynamic Benefit Solutions, in this compelling talk about his proclivity for saving lives through access to the right healthcare.

After the tragic death of his 21-year-old son, Jim chose LIFE and did not let fear get in the way of what he knew he needed to do.

We discuss how Jim’s employees saved his business in the wake of tragedy, and how it fueled his fire to make change for good.

Meet our guest: Jim Blachek

Jim Blachek

Jim Blachek began his career in the insurance industry in 1988 with Equitable of NY. He was co-founder of The Benefits Group and together with his business partner grew it into a respected regional firm with 17 employees. After a personal tragedy affected his life and business in 2013 he began the journey of changing his practice.

Jim is co-founder and CEO of Dynamic Benefit Solutions, a consulting based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Jim firmly believes employees are the key to effectively reduce the cost of healthcare. Working with over 400 corporate clients encompassing tens of thousands of employees he has become their partner in that quest.

In 2017 Jim flipped his traditional brokerage model to focus solely on consulting and building value based health plans. In 2019 he co-founded a consulting only firm Dynamic Benefit Solutions and founded Local Script a transparent pharmacy and marketing organization focused on reducing employer and employee costs while supporting the local community.

Jim, along with co-founder Jeff Haudenschield, is a proud member and advisor of NextGen Benefits Mastermind Partners, a national partnership of like-minded advisors who are determined to change the face of healthcare one employee at-a-time. 

Jim and his wife Mary are proud parents to four adult children and 2 amazing grandchildren.

Listen to the podcast below:

More Business More Life Podcast® Episode 54 – with Jim Blachek

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In this special episode, we’ll learn from Jim Blachek, owner of Dynamic Benefit Solutions, in this compelling talk about his proclivity for saving lives through access to the right healthcare. After the tragic death of his 21-year-old son, Jim chose LIFE and did not let fear get in the way of what he knew he needed to do. We discuss how Jim’s employees saved his business in the wake of tragedy, and how it fueled his fire to make change for good.
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