I am not afraid of making money. Making money is nice. It has helped my business. I t has helped me help others, myself and my family.
Do you know what is better than making money?
It is helping people. For a prime example, I had a chance to speak with someone recently. His name is Calvin; he has been a PT for 8 years. He found me through someone else who has been watching my Periscope for months and suggested he watch my video presentations here on Periscope. He has become a personal friend of mine now via social media. We have been talking and exchanging numbers. We have talked for hours. We have a relationship. I released the course to ten people only to show them the video.
Shortly after, I received a notice that someone bought my course. Calvin bough the course within five minutes. I gave him one hour of consultation for free. He took it a step further and came to Florida to talk to me. He doesn’t live in St. Petersburg; he lives in Georgia. He came and shadowed me at my clinic. He saw the fruits of my labor. I didn’t show him my bank account. I showed him something more powerful to him in my clinic. I showed him my staff. I didn’t have to say a word. He saw the love my patients had for me, for my staff and the love my staff has for one another. Nothing else really needed to be said. He just didn’t an opportunity to see my family. I didn’t give him money yesterday, but I showed him it is possible to do it. It has to start with you, you have to be better.
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Everything you want, you have to emulate for yourself. Not one day, one week or one month. It has to be done day in and day out. If you want people to love you, you better love them first. If you want to be respected, better respect others first. Click To Tweet
Seeing Calvin’s intent and interest, patient recognized this in him. I was just so impressed; I came home feeling so full yesterday. It was about seeing a large group of patients. It was about having an impact on a person. This is the reason I am so addicted to social media. The beauty of social media Is by putting this story on my business page, I have had over 2,000 people see it. When you get addicted to helping people, you realize you have to use social media if you want your… Click To Tweet When you are involved in a profession that is so selfish and parasitic like Physical Therapy when we are always looking for stuff. It is good to know that there are actually people out there that are giving back and that is a blessing. Sometimes you think having money is a blessing, but just helping others ends up being much more of a… Click To Tweet.
The most powerful and influential people in the world, like Mark Zuckerberg, when you come up with an idea and your intention is to help people first, usually that is when those people inadvertently get very wealthy. When you watch the Biography channel, how Facebook was created, all he was trying to do was find a way to get woman. He was kind of an introvert. He was trying to get a way to talk to chicks rather than face to face. His intentions were not money. His intention was thinking this could help dorks like me. When I started Renewal Rehab, it was that I hated traditional therapy and the way it was done. I hated that when you ran out of insurance visits, I had to discharge people. That was terrible. I went to school for all these years and I couldn’t do more stuff with people. This was not to get a beach home. My intentions were pure. When people see that your intentions are pure, they want to promote you. If I went around telling people, I wanted to make a great deal of money or get a particular car; people will not promote me. This was not my intentions.
I am not saying that money is bad, but when you have a passion for something else other than money, you will make it. Have pure intentions. Want to lead by helping first, instead of taking care of yourself. It will come out in everything you do. I think Calvin was most impressed with the idea that there were people in the clinic that have been with me for over thirteen years. They knew my intentions were not about money. BUT I am a fan of it. I let them know that no poor person has ever built a hospital! Poor people can’t have influence the way wealthy people can but it is what it is.