But thankfully one of the unique ways that God has gifted me is that I am relentless when it comes to learning, growing, and improving. So we scratched and clawed and applied some of the success principles I was learning and we started to see the practice grow.
The next thing you know we look up and we had built an all-cash $30,000 per month practice from nothing in only three years.
But after all of that work and stress to get to that point my biggest challenge was yet to come…
In November of 2011 while mountain biking with some friends I suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed. In 3 months while in the hospital I lost 80% of my patients and eventually had to close the practice that we had built because I could no longer help patients.
It was devastating. I thought I was going to practice for 50 years. I loved seeing people get well and I thought it was all over.
But in 2013 God revealed to me a new plan and purpose
he had for my life and that was to start Upper Cervical Marketing to help Upper Cervical Doctors and students thrive in practice.
Suddenly, I was able to help people get well again!
Over the past five years, our team at Upper Cervical Marketing
has helped our clients attract over 20,000 new patients through digital marketing!
But even with all that success, I realized I needed to do more to bring hope and healing to sick and suffering people.
After a lot of prayer, Julie and I decided that we would launch Thriving with Paralysis
with the mission to bring hope and healing to people living with paralysis for the glory of God.
You see Julie and I are living this every day. Julie is my wife and my caregiver. If you are living with paralysis as a survivor, spouse, caregiver, family member or friend you understand that the loss of the ability to stand and walk is just the beginning of paralysis. The loss of bowel, bladder and sexual function is even worse. The daily nerve pain, the inability to regulate temperature, the inability to sweat, loss of hand function (the claw and a half that I have :-)), it is regularly emotionally, mentally and spiritually exhausting.
But despite all of those challenges our family and our business are thriving.