I Didn’t Think It Could Be True
I first met Tom Preston, our founder and fearless leader, back in 2005 when I was in chiropractic school. I had a tendency to listen to most speakers with a fair amount of skepticism relative to my peers. So when he started talking about learning the “value of everything you do,” I raised an eyebrow.
I think my exact sentence was: You mean to tell me you are going to teach me how to clean my toilet bowl and love it?
Tom without missing a beat said, “Yep. Just sit tight.”
And so he taught me and another 100 chiropractic students how to figure out our hierarchy of core values that very night.
Finding My Own Path
A couple years later, after living through what Tom had taught us, I needed a coach, so I picked up the phone and said “Hey, you remember that guy from Palmer who was a bit of a smart ass, but wanted you to teach him the value of cleaning his toilet? Well, I’d like to discuss coaching with you.”
Somewhere between that phone call and Tom’s talk at Palmer, I graduated chiropractic school, started a chiropractic nonprofit, moved to Ghana where I met my soon-to-be wife (also a chiropractor) and then moved into an associate role.
It was the associate role working alongside my wife that spurred me to action. I didn’t want one of the “big” coaching companies to just come in and make our future office like one of theirs. I wanted our own thing, just like Christina and I had in Ghana — adjusting under trees, working in 97-degree heat and humidity and falling in love with the idea of marching to the beat of our own drum.
Turning Dreams Into Reality
Recalling the toilet conversation with Tom, we knew Full Circle had the right principles to bring success into our lives. If you recall, however, 2008 wasn’t a great year – much like 2020, there was economic depression and a whole bunch of uncertainty.
Yet I remember reading in one of the FCC homework assignments: when the WHY is big enough, the whens, wheres, whos and hows take care of themselves. So, armed with almost no money, a small line of credit and a HUGE “why,” we moved from Illinois to Colorado and turned a profit our first month. There was no special sauce or one thing that happened.
Instead, a crystal-clear vision and a supportive coach allowed for the universe to present for us one amazing opportunity and coincidence after another. Ten years later, in 2020, we sold our chiropractic practice amid a global recession, at top dollar, and relocated our family of five to Orlando.
Now I’m a full-time dad, full-time coach and part-time real estate investor. I do the thing I love because it’s a choice. Everything is. Ask yourself this, because I did a million times on my way from Ghana to Orlando:
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Because the reality, is you will not fail. The accountability and systems of Full Circle will ensure you arrive at your destination and love the journey as well.