What do you love about your job?
Every day, my entire workday is based around witnessing people leave my office in a better state than they came in. What could be better than that? On an average day, patients leave feeling relaxed and happy. On a great day, which happens much more often than one would think, patients leave feeling as if their lives have been completely changed forever. There is literally no downside to my job.
What or who inspired you to start your own business?
I grew up in a blue-collar household, and my father worked so hard for so long while truly hating his job. He spent 50 to 60 hours a week doing things that he had no passion for to put food on the table for us. He always dreamed of building his own business and being his own boss, but he was too busy supporting his family to make it happen. While I always respected how hard he worked, I also felt such sadness that the majority of his life was spent in a place that brought him no joy, just security. I vowed to myself that whatever direction my career path took, I would strive for fulfillment. For me, fulfillment came from creating something from the ground up.
Describe your most memorable project.
Creating a hybrid of hypnosis and acupuncture within my practice has been so rewarding. I have seen so many patients benefit in ways that I never even dreamed of. I still remember one of the first patients to whom I applied this modality. He had never slept more than three hours of sleep a night since childhood, and he looked more exhausted than anyone I had ever seen. After a treatment of hypnoacupuncture, he went home and slept for 17 hours straight! He thought it was a miracle.