UCM 211: Aligning Purpose and Practice: A Chiropractic Journey

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Dr. Bill Henry joins the Upper Cervical Marketing Podcast from InTouch Chiropractic in Ocean NJ. In this UCM Podcast, Tony Hook discusses how Dr. Henry has aligned purpose and practice in his chiropractic journey. Dr. Henry shares incredible stories from his many decades of practice. Check out this podcast and begin to get clarity on what you need to focus on to continue to grow!

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Here are the ten main topics discussed in the podcast:

  1.     Personal Journeys into Chiropractic: Dr. Henry shares his personal journey into the field of chiropractic, including his father's health struggles and how it shaped his desire to help others through chiropractic care.
  2.     Philosophy and Purpose in Chiropractic: The discussion includes a focus on the philosophical underpinnings of chiropractic care, emphasizing the importance of serving patients with a sense of purpose and passion.
  3.     Atlas Orthogonal Technique: Dr. Henry details his experiences with the Atlas Orthogonal technique, including his transformative experience with Dr. Alvin Detloff, and how it impacted his approach to chiropractic care.
  4.     Patient Stories and Impact: Several patient stories are shared, illustrating the life-changing impact of chiropractic adjustments, including a story about a young boy with spastic paralysis and the significant improvements in his condition following adjustments.
  5.     Chiropractic Education and Training: Dr. Henry discusses his own educational journey, the challenges and experiences of attending chiropractic school later in life, and the importance of ongoing education and practice in mastering chiropractic techniques.
  6.     Community and Professional Relationships: The importance of community and relationships among chiropractic professionals is highlighted, discussing how these relationships provide support, inspire continued passion, and contribute to professional growth.
  7.     Holistic Health Approach: There's a focus on the holistic approach to health within chiropractic practice, including the interplay of physical, emotional, and spiritual health and how chiropractors address these aspects through their care.
  8.     Challenges in Chiropractic Practice: Dr. Henry talks about the challenges faced in running a chiropractic practice, including maintaining focus on patient care amidst business and administrative demands.
  9.     The Role of Technology in Chiropractic: The discussion touches on the impact of modern technology on health, particularly the negative effects of electronic devices on the body's energy, and how chiropractors can mitigate these effects in their practice.
  10. Motivation and Inspiration for Chiropractors: The podcast concludes with words of encouragement for other chiropractors, emphasizing the importance of staying motivated and connected within the chiropractic community to maintain the passion and purpose in their practice.

Tony Hook

Hello, and welcome to the UCM M podcast. I'm the host for today, Tony Hook. And with me joining me on this epic episode is Doctor Bill Henry of In Touch Chiropractic in Ocean, New Jersey. Did I get that right, doc?

Dr. Bill Henry

Yes, you did.

Tony Hook

All right. Welcome to the podcast.

Dr. Bill Henry

Well, Tony, it's great to be here. It's an exciting time, and you just give me a direction that you would like us to talk about.

Tony Hook

All right, well, we were chatting a little bit before, you know, going, uh, on the recording here and sharing about. And I was reading. I was even reading your website to some of the things you've done over the years. And there's been a journey there, right? And you've been shared about the journey of when I first started working at age nine, you know, doing this and that. And just, I was here, and, uh, now I'm out here, and this life is like that, right?

And on a personal side, like how I got into, you know, the upper cervical world, there's a journey, there's a story there, right? And as it impacted me. And so I find that no matter what, though, I'm trying to follow my sense of purpose. I'm trying to follow up my passion, right? And m what is congruent with who I am and what I'm meant to do. And I think that is important for, you know, the chiropractor today and has always been important, right, because you're serving. And so I wanted you just to share a little bit about that journey that, you know, the inspiration that goes behind that, and then, you know, what place of passion and purpose and, you know, really dialing that in.

Dr. Bill Henry

Okay, let's start with my father. My father was probably the greatest athlete of his time, uh, that I ever knew. And I spent a lot of time with my dad doing a lot of different things. And then all of a sudden, he started becoming ill. He ended up with, um, lymphatic cancer and a tumor around his spine that paralyzed him. I spent a lot of time with him then too, you know, nights and nights and nights, yeah. But before he got paralyzed, I would go sometimes to the medical doctor with him. And you know how we, uh, especially, I think, chiropractors, we feel people. We feel the essence between that person and us and we get adrift of who they are and what we're about.

Well, I would get that drift when I went into the medical doctor's office with my dad. And when he came out, there was no difference in his energy. And I'm going, why is he going into this guy? He's not getting any better. Every now and then we would drive about 100 miles up into the mountains in northern California and we would get back on these little roads where you couldn't have two cars drive past each other unless one was parked. And you'd find half mile either side of a driveway loaded with automobiles. And you'd walk down into this little shack, mountain shack, and there's people sitting everywhere. And I was so interested in watching people and how they walked and what was going on that I never went inside, which is unfortunate, but also fortunately, because that growth right there really impacted me and developed a passion in me about people and helping people, it turns out, and I found this out years and years later, that the person he was seeing was known as the goat doctor. And there's a wonderful book out called the Goat Doctor of the Sierras.

Some people claimed he was a chiropractor and he actually did go to chiropractic school one time. But he got so upset with the education they were giving him compared to what his innate was showing him what to do, that he quit going to chiropractic school and he just continued doing what he was doing. People would travel from all over the world to see this man. Now get to that point. When my father went in there, he had this negative energy. When he came out, he was different.

He had a brilliance about him. And I'm going, what has happened? Right? Oh God, I'm getting emotion, emotional. I'm sorry. Anyway, it started for me, I think what turns out to be the rest of my life, this interest in people and how do we help? I can remember sitting in my grandfather's garden one day after my father passed away at the young age of 42. And I was looking at my hands and I said, I don't know what these hands are supposed to do, but there's something really important for us.

Okay. Sometime after that I would go to chiropractors and acupuncturists I didn't like medical doctors, so I was always getting into these accelerator things. And one day something happened, and I wasn't getting any help, but I knew I wanted to go to chiropractic school. I decided on that. I drove by. It was really funny because I drove by on, uh, one of the back roads in this little town of Wheatland, California. There was a chiropractic sign right on the road. Chiropractic adjustments, $5. Now we're talking. We're talking forties and fifties.

I'm 82. I'll be 83 years old here in a couple months. All right, so I've got a long life of this thing growing. Now, I didn't know what a chiropractor chiropractor was at that time, but there was something about the thoughts, the energy that drove me on. So I ended up being a school teacher for 15 years, and then I needed more money by raising the family. So I went in the real estate business, this. But all the time I'm studying, that's where touch for health, which talked about the energy of the body. And, um, that I took that course one weekend. I was hooked. And I spent a lot of my time taking care of people that way. But I always wanted to go to chiropractic school. I was driven to that.

Tony Hook

Right?

Dr. Bill Henry

So finally, and in 1966, I was first accepted to chiropractic school. My kids are one and three. I can't do this. And so I would get re accepted every two or three years. And then because of the passion within me, because of the people that I was meeting, I finally went to school 20 years later.

Tony Hook

Oh, my God.

Dr. Bill Henry

And single by then, and so I was 46. I'm in with all these 20 year olds, and I'm having a ball. One day, I walked out of, I was going into a histology final, and one of my roommates, who had also, he was involved in different martial arts. I was a judo guy. We threw our shoulders in. I couldn't walk. It was shuffle, like this. And then to go into histology, everybody was trying to help me, but what were we doing in first term? This is your ear. And so, but one of the guys that was lived in that house said, you got to go get your atlas zeroed.

Tony Hook

What's that? Yeah. And why?

Dr. Bill Henry

Yeah. And so anyway, he, he gave me a phone number of doctor Alvin Detloff in southern California. And I called him up, and he said, come on over. Shuffling. He does x ray on m. Me does exam on m. Me says, come on, he says, lay here on your back. He takes an instrument and touches me extraordinarily lightly. I hear click, click, click, click. You know what my thought was? What a scam this guy's got going, right?

Tony Hook

I thought the same thing. I thought the same thing.

Dr. Bill Henry

Okay. And then I said, I thought, boy, am I glad that he's taking care of me for free because I'm a student. He said, okay, we're done. Come down. He always did a, uh, post x ray, by the way. He was in that same group with the grostic diesel, uh, with la doctor sweat.

Tony Hook

Okay, right.

Dr. Bill Henry

Okay. I had the pleasure of meeting doctor sweat at one time. I went out there, but I was sat at the end of the table. And as I stood up, these were my exact thoughts. This came from something I could barely feel in the right place at the right time, handled by a man who knew what he was doing. I went, oh, my God, I am different. I'm more different than I've ever been in my life. And then walked down the hallway, I said, this gentleman knows something that nobody else I've ever gone to knows.

And I spent all my free time in school, in his office. Yeah, just working side by side with him. And, uh, the other thing that I was blessed with is that he said to me, right at the end of our first term, he said, do you want to go to Mexico and adjust people with me? I said, I don't know how to adjust. He says, and I said, teach me. I said, I'll teach you. Well, we were in Mexico in upper part. I forget. We go California, uh, something. I forget what it is. But I watched him adjust. A couple people just. And I was amazed at what he was doing. And so then he said to me, okay, right here. He says, you know the anatomy. I know you're that AK guy, tetrahealth guy. He says, shoot for the opposite eye.

I said, okay, man. This is, this was an atlas, uh, that just exploded twice on this young kid. I said, okay, doc, you and I go over here. These two interns that were there, you guys are here. Now. You got to understand, at that time, I'm 46 years old, and nobody else is at home around me, you know, with the doc and the other guys. So I just did my normal thing. And that first day, I adjusted 125 people, all upper, just by what he taught me. It was amazing. Anyway, so I spent, and I was blessed. I spent probably once every five weeks in Mexico, adjusting people, going from one little village to another little village, going into the Tijuana garbage dump with the garbage trucks going by 20ft away while you're adjusting people.

And I did that for three years. And then when I graduated, my wife, by the way, Barbara, I took a lot of my classes there with me. And then Barbara came back to New Jersey and what am I going to do now on my weekend? So. And Doctor Detloff had turned the whole program over to me in 8th term. And so I just kept going. And then Barbara left after we graduated. And so I did something purposeful. I was always driven with purpose. And the thing that I was purposeful about was I'm going to Mexico three weekends a month. And I did that for a year.

Tony Hook

And what. So for just a second, let me jump in. So what was driving you? I mean, what obviously you had, you knew that this is something you wanted to know more about when once you experienced the life changing power of, you know, innate, putting you back where you need to be. The adjustment, right? The adjustment. And your body's doing what it's designed to do. Beautiful. You're like, I want to do this. But then what, what made you want to now? I guess you could say serve. I mean, you know, you want. You're really talking about serving others?

Dr. Bill Henry

Yes. First of all, I think that's a natural thing within me, okay, for the way that I was raised. But then, now I got the nugget, I got the jewel. The jewel is helping people by just adjusting their neck because that's basically all the time we had when we were down there. I mean, we were so thick with people. I had to move kids out of the way to go from one end of the table to the other. I loved it. And, uh. I'll finish that story with this to show how people understand what you're doing. My last day, when I told the interpreter that I'm going, I'm leaving, this is my last trip. Every village, she told that story. The women encircled me and sang songs to me and saying prayers to me. I mean, I didn't want to leave. You're in this mixture of people that are so thankful that you brought in something that was making such a difference in their life.

Tony Hook

Right?

Dr. Bill Henry

Right?

Tony Hook

Yeah, yeah, I think. I mean, that's when it comes down to it. Like, that's what we're doing here. Changing lives. Right? Helping people to live their best life by giving, you're sharing, you're giving. You're right.

Dr. Bill Henry

So, uh, I'm going to tell you one story that is so impactful about one of the trips. I was asked, I was working in the bed of an creek, uh, bed that was dried up. And the interpreter came to me and she said, this woman came and wants to know if you can come up to her house and check her son, her small son, who has never walked in his life. I said, let's go. So we walk up into these little tiny shacks. You have to. Chickens are all over. Inside the house, there's one bed, no sheets, no blankets. I walk in on a 14 year old kid in spastic paralysis. Uh, going to bed, I'm thinking I'm going to see a two year old or something, right?

Tony Hook

Yeah.

Dr. Bill Henry

And then all of a sudden, I see this 14 year old kid. I had one of my friends, doctor John Harmon, who is in Boise, anyway, and his sons were there. We've got this one on video. That's what was really. I didn't know what's going on, but I would check, check him. I had to pick him up and drag him over to the edge of the bed anyway. So I check him, I adjust him. I have John checking and adjusting. We left a month later. Now, wife Barbara was down in Mexico with me.

We went to the same part of the village. I said, let's go up and check on that boy. We go up there and I say to the interpreter, would you ask her what changes, if any, she has noticed in her son? Her mother started to quiver. Tears started to come out. I'm sorry. She says, he is swallowing his water now. He is swallowing the food, because before they put it in his mouth and it run down his face.

Tony Hook

Yeah.

Dr. Bill Henry

But now he's able to swallow. I mean, that's the most important thing that's going to happen in that kid's life because he's not going to get any better with that. Right? That's central nervous system, baby.

Tony Hook

That's it.

Dr. Bill Henry

And then I just had. I had. I came out to New Jersey, and when I came out to New Jersey, oh, I had studied, by the way, I'd studied atlas, orthogonal, because that's what changed my life.

Tony Hook

Yeah, yeah, absolutely right.

Dr. Bill Henry

Dr. Dettloff was not using the Sweat instrument, but he was using a different instrument called the precision instrument. I bought three of them before I left because, believe it or not, each one was only $250 at that time. Handheld, right? With a little compass on the top. Not a compass, but a, uh, like a level thing. Put the let you level. Thank you. Where you can put the coordinates in. And what next? You asked me a question because I.

Tony Hook

Well, I was just, uh. As you're. So as you're sharing that, I mean, this. This kid's life, right? So 14 years not being able to just even enjoy a meal, right? I mean, like, that's, let alone the nutrients that can happen now, too, that, because I guarantee after that there was more improvements because the body has its more nutrients, it's able to. You started them on a journey of getting better, you know, more. Well, but, and that's really, that's what the doctor.

That's what the chiropractors to do, right. Is that someone comes in. This goes back to your story that you were sharing about you, you know, uh, uh, earlier about the goat doctor, right? So, like, when someone comes to us, comes to. Comes to the office, then they need to leave better than when they came in, whether they yet or not, right? Totally. But you. You know that when they leave, they are set up to have to express life the best that they can because they're in alignment, they're functioning, they are more m optimal, right.

And no matter what that exchange is, you may not even be adjusting them. Maybe they remember they're holding, they don't need to be adjusted. But just even being in proximity of you and you're encouraging them because there's a lot that goes on there between patient and doctor where there's a relationship. And you mentioned earlier, there's kind of. You didn't use this word, but I think that's it. It is an intimacy that's there because you're in proximity.

And it's very. I would almost say it's like a sacred place where it's like you're. You're in there. You're in their zone right here, man. And there's a connection. And you literally are, uh, making connection. If you're adjusting my hand, you know, even setting them up on the. On the table, all those things, helping them up, talking with them, sharing with them. I mean, you can't get around it. Like, this is a life giving purpose and path. That's where. That's where all of that, the intent, all this is culminated in, into the adjustment and that patient experience. And I think that's so key to not lose sight of that as you're progressing in your journey as a chiropractor, right? Like, because you don't.

Because you can get lost in the business world and, you know, looking at you, you know, patient visits and looking at profit and, you know, your p and l sheets and you're building your team and associates, which are not bad things. Just so long as you never lose sight of your.

Dr. Bill Henry

Why, if you lose this, you've lost everything.

Tony Hook

Yeah.

Dr. Bill Henry

Now, uh, out here, I met a, I met a doctor Dubell, and he had been holding philosophy meetings in his chiropractors in his office, and then he had brought other people in. Reggie Gold said Williams never came down, but, uh, sigafoose and different people. And then he. I became his associate when I first moved here. And he said to me one day, he said, I'm thinking about making this bigger. Are you interested? And what am I going to say? Absolutely. What are we going to do?

Tony Hook

What else could we do?

Dr. Bill Henry

We started doing new beginnings. As a matter of fact, I started up the steps, and he said, we need a new. We need a, uh, name. And I took about two steps, turned around. I said, it is a new beginnings. And so we became new beginnings for a new future. Now we're just, you know, strictly new beginnings most of the time. That was 1991. We're still going. In fact, we're doing a weekend in Asbury park in New Jersey this month, the 16th, 17th, 18th, something like that. And we do three of them a year right now. The people that I have met, some of them are in it for the dollar. They don't have this. They come to new beginnings where it's philosophically orientated. Their lives change. Absolutely. I mean, I can tell you people from Canada, I can tell you people from Japan, people that have all come to new beginnings because somebody said, you got to be there.

And I've been part of that, and it's been a blessing because it keeps me going as well. We got to be around the right people, the people that inspire us to keep inspired so that we can do. Because being your own boss and running your own practice, as you just mentioned, can be a downer.

Tony Hook

It can. It can be a bear. And who are you dealing with on a daily basis? You're dealing with people who have lost hope. They're not. They're down. They're downcast. So you're dealing with people that are suffering from depression and addictions and all kinds of things because of maybe a physical issues or maybe even emotional stuff. But, you know, we talk about thoughts, traumas, toxins. So these people are bringing all this stuff in, and you're the release of those things a lot of times, right? And so all the more making sure that your head, your head physically is on straight, but also, like, mentally and emotionally for the doctor.

Dr. Bill Henry

So it's approaching. That has to be it. You are in that zone right there. And if you start thinking about something going on in the front office, you start thinking about what do you want to do? Like, I'm a sailor. Oh, it's time. Let's get the boat ready. If I go there, I'm not being of service. Now, if you look at energy around the body, the energy coming off your head, according to their research, only goes out about an inch and a half. The, uh, energy that comes from your heart can go out to like three and a half, 4ft.

And you enter that energy every time you come up to a person. And once your energy and their energy mix, if you were really just thinking and feeling about them and about what you can do to assist them in their journey, then you can make your adjustments just full of life, right?

That's the way we work here.

Tony Hook

I, uh, love it.

Dr. Bill Henry

Wife is amazing, and right now she's doing most of the adjusting. Right.

Tony Hook

So what would you, what would you say to, I mean, we talked about making sure that you're around other people who get it. I guess you could say, you know, have that passion and you know right away when someone does, because you start to feel, you know, even during our, our, uh, podcast now, like, there's a connection, right? Because we have the same heartbeat, the same, you know, there's similarities there. So obviously surrounding yourself with, around people like that, what, what are some other things that you would recommend to keep that, to keep the main thing. The main thing, uh, really find out.

Dr. Bill Henry

What your purpose is. Why are you there? The why is so important. Right. The m. Why is, is what guides you in everything in your life. Because otherwise you're just going, no, I don't know. Okay, so getting very, very clear on your why, because as you do that, when you, again, when your energy comes into their field, I teach them, um, these things are dangerous. The energy coming off of cell phones, computers, anything electronic like that interferes with your energy.

Once it gets inside there, your energy field, I can show it to anybody any time with muscle testing because I can, I have them close their eyes. I muscle test them ahead of time. Right. And remember, muscle testing where a lot of people get concerned or, uh, get confused in muscle test. Well, it's just a muscle test. No, it is not. It is a feeling that comes about by your purpose.

You have to go in there clear headed as most upper cervical people, uh, I've ever met, or the most clear headed people I've ever known, you got to go in clear headed and therefore you're going in as an investigator, what is going to happen in the muscle test? I can muscle test them. I can say, close your eyes. I take their phone. I can't use my phone because I got something on the back that dissipates that negative energy. Uh, I can take their phone and I can sit back here, muscle test them. And as I get in to where I'm about 3ft away, boom. Um, their arm goes down. Bring it back, do it again. Their arm goes down. They don't even know what I'm doing.

I'm bringing this energy into their energy and they don't mix. And that's, so to make sure that when they're, you're in your office, phones off, phones put away, get them out of here. No watches that are electronic, get them out of here. Because if you test for them, they will go weak.

Tony Hook

So, so making m sure that obviously, yes, you're, yes, you're in, you know, surrounded by people that have the same heart, they're going to fire you up and maybe vice versa, but also avoid certain things that create an environment that is less healthy. Is, is uh, that's the right word. That is counterproductive to what you're trying to do for, for the individ. For the doctor too, though.

Dr. Bill Henry

Yeah.

Tony Hook

You know.

Dr. Bill Henry

Yeah.

Tony Hook

What is what.

Dr. Bill Henry

The doctor has to be neutral, right? Always new neutral in that he isn't going in to show this other person what he can do. He, he or she goes in to find out what that person needs to have done in order to move them into their next space.

Tony Hook

More of a guide than anything else.

Dr. Bill Henry

Yes. Yes. You were starting to ask me a question.

Tony Hook

I uh, like the guide roll though, real quick because we're talking, we've been talking about a journey and every doc has a journey into, into it. Discovering their why, you know, keeping that passion, that fire, the main thing. But then there's other patients that, they're on a health journey as well and they're, your guys's paths have crossed and so making sure that you're, you know, that's why the neutrality there, you're the really the guide in that situation to guide them along to the path, on the path of wellness.

Right. And so, you know, keep that main thing, the main thing, avoid these other leeches, I will call them, right, leeches for, you know, uh, of passion or leeches of, you know, results. But uh, what else, this is, what I was going to ask you is what are, what else do you see that can break down the doctor, break down the practice and disrupt what is really the intent for the practice, if that makes sense.

Dr. Bill Henry

You know what we're doing right now? Talking. Right? You can. Too much in your office for your patients. And, uh, you can talk. It's so easy. See, there, there are those who are crystal clear about the conversation they're going to have. And then there are those that what you do this weekend, you know, because they want to make a friend, that you can have a friendship, but not try to make this person a friend because you're there to serve.

Okay. So you have to be clear. You have to be on focus, right. And then you have to help them to stay on focus. You know, if somebody comes in my office, right. And if they've been with me for a while, and maybe they come in and say, well, do you want me to tell you what's going on with me in my own little way? I say, if you must. Sure need to.

You know, I'm going to find it anyway. Oh, I know. All right, go ahead. Or some, um. They just gotta get that out and tell you what's going on with them. But they're just, I say, why do you want to talk about that? Vomiting all over yourself and vomiting all over me with all this negativity. Let's make it positive. Let's do this.

Tony Hook

So, focusing your, uh, focusing the conversation. Focusing. Keeping the conversations focused on what's most important. Avoiding negativity. Right. Let's focus on, let's instead focus on results. Let's focus on moving forward. Let's focus on right thinking, right living, right. Right feeling, maybe even so. Yeah.

Dr. Bill Henry

And you know, if you talk one, if you want to talk nutrition to somebody, nothing wrong with talking nutrition. If you can guide them, if you can see that they are doing something that they shouldn't be doing, guide them. You can guide them into exercises that are appropriate so that they don't damage what you have just helped them to get. Right.

Tony Hook

Absolutely right.

Dr. Bill Henry

You could teach them about posture if you need to, in order to get them to sit right, instead of getting here in front of the computer like this, that's going to throw them out every single time. Mhm. So.

Tony Hook

Yep, yep.

Dr. Bill Henry

Yeah. There's, I think the real thing is just be real. Be real with the patients as far as what you're there to accomplish with. And for them, they came to you for a reason. I doubt that very many people walked in that door to become your friend.

Tony Hook

They're looking for.

Dr. Bill Henry

Looking for him. I want to be his friend. Or, uh, no, if they become friends that's one thing. Right? Because I have a lot of friends that are patients.

Tony Hook

Right, of course.

Dr. Bill Henry

Yeah, you do. All of us do. And that enlightens ourselves, our being. But at the same time, that also helps to enlighten them because of who we are, what we present to them, the energy that we share with them, and how, how we think about things. Uh, people come in the office and say, hey, doc, how are you? Fabulous. That's my word. I'm fabulous. And they say, you're always fabulous. I says, yes. It's a state of mind. It is easy enough to say, oh, I hurt here, I hurt there, because I'm like you. I got aches and pains, but I only want to be fabulous. Every now and then, I might say, oh, Dick, how are you? Well, uh, you know, I'm doing okay. What? What are you? Fabulous. And I said, I just want to see if you're listening.

Tony Hook

Yeah, right. They're holding you accountable.

Dr. Bill Henry

That's right. So I think you being real within your own personality is so important, because sometimes we try to be real in somebody else's idea and somebody else's personality. Oh, they were so great. I listened to them. Oh, I want to talk like, no, learn. Put it into you and let it come out and grow without, I mean, within you, that you can share you in a different manner.

Tony Hook

It needs to be congruent.

Dr. Bill Henry

That's a big word.

Tony Hook

Where'd you learn? It needs to be congruent with who you are. Right. Whether that be in person, whether it be how you come off. Because what part of our world is online marketing and stuff? So all your marketing and your website and in person, your patient education, all these things need to be congruent with who you are, what you do. It's your, it's back to your why again, absolutely. One last thing before we wrap up here. What would you say to a doc that's listening right now and they feel there's a disconnect, that there's something that's a little bit off. You know, maybe they're not as clear on the why. Maybe they're frustrated in practice, not having that same fire. We'll call it that same passion. What would you say to a doc that's going through that and what they can do about that?

Dr. Bill Henry

Find somebody that is doing the thing that you think you want to do or feel that you want to do. Spend time with them, whether it's individually like, this has been really good, you and me talking here. I really like your attitude. I like what you are. Able to get out of what I'm saying, if it makes sense. Right? And then you. You get me over here when you need to, right? So we got to be around those kind of people. That may mean individually.

I know I see the word God right there, unless it's abbreviated someplace on, um, right behind your head. That's it. There you go. God is good. If you're. If you're spiritual, spend time within your spirituality, because, you know, you can look at a flower, and you see how that flower and every flower from those seeds are alike.

And then you look at a different seed and a different flower, and it's got a different purpose, and they're alike. We are the same thing, but we have a mind that wants to explore, so we don't just grow up to be like that. Like, I'm very different from my brother, may he rest in peace, but I was very different than him. In fact, it's so funny. I had a picture. My wife said, we're going to rejoin Costco, all right? So they took a picture of me. I had dark glasses on and a hat on.

I never thought I looked like my brother. And I got my card. I found my card the other day, and I looked. Gosh, I sure look like Robert. So I sent that picture to my sister and my favorite cousin, and I said, look at this picture I found of Robert with his dark glasses on so that nobody could read his eyes and see what's going on. He was a, uh, manipulator of people. He. He liked to control people. And so my sister says, well, that's you, isn't it? Oh, if it's. Yeah, it could be Robert. My cousin goes, evil. I said, what do you mean, evil? She says, that's what he was about. I says, great. Do you realize that was me?

Tony Hook

Like, that was me, man.

Dr. Bill Henry

Right? So you. What the essence is that you share and put out is going to come back. It's going to roll with you and roll within you and the people around you. You got to be a leader of happiness, a leader of goodness, a leader of purity, a leader of those things that are going to make the world a better place. You have a beautiful.

Tony Hook

Absolutely. And I would say this, too. What you mentioned is, is really community, making sure that you. Making sure that you find the right community. And I just got back from a NUCA conference a couple days ago, and the amount of. I was even talking to one doc, he's like, one of the best things about these, if not the best sometimes, is just the conversations I have with other professionals that are here, right? Other people I'm interacting with, um, outside of the classes. And not to say that we minimize the classroom learning, but we, sometimes we just need, we need more fuel on the fire, man. Sometimes we need someone to listen. Maybe you're the one that needs to be pouring out into another doctor too, right? So like having that community, being mentored, mentoring somebody else, the connection that's, you know, if you're feeling stuck, I'd encourage, if you're doc that's feeling stuck and that passion is waning, or you've kind of lost your purpose and kind of a, uh, what am I doing? Or even you're considering throwing in the towel, which I know happens and the business has been sucking that out of you or whatever. I encourage you, don't just, if you're living on an island and trying to do this, get back at, get somebody, get a boat, get off the island, right? Maybe it's a conference, maybe it's a phone call, maybe it's uh, reaching out to, you know, back to people that you went to school with or whatever it is, connect with somebody, reach out because you're not alone in the, in the struggle of that. And you know, you've mentioned staying fabulous. Well that's a, that's a, that takes effort, that takes discipline in a lot of ways, because bad still happens. It's about how you deal with it. And so, you know, other people have gone through that junk too. And so, you know, connect with others. You're not alone. Don't be alone, because when you're alone, that's where the weights can really just.

Dr. Bill Henry

Weigh on you right now. Uh, you kind of can't see these, but I read this at our candlelight closing. I've had the honor and privilege to read BJ's last words. A lot of people don't believe in BJ or, and all of that, but I think BJ, you know, he really created this, his dad, you know, but I read this, we close in a candlelight closing and new beginnings on Sunday.

And I have the honor of reading BJ's last words. I'm not going to read the whole thing. I think you're on time, but I'd like to just read the last little paragraph here. Mhm. Something we've all heard, but sometimes we don't keep it. We need to keep it. Is that okay? Time is of the essence. May God flow from above down his bountiful strengths, courage and understanding to carry on. And may your innate receive and act on that free flow of wisdom from the above down inside out, for you have in your possession a sacred trust. Guard it well. Boy, I love reading this.

Tony Hook

Does that not sum up what we were just talking about?

Dr. Bill Henry

Absolutely.

Tony Hook

We should have just started with that and ended with, you know, here you go. Enough said.

Dr. Bill Henry

Enough, uh, said. You've been a fabulous host and leader of this thing. I hope that your partner there does well with his body. And I'm glad you kept this going because it, it was good. Good for you, good for me, and hopefully good people that are going to watch this someday.

Tony Hook

That's right. I appreciate it. I feel the same way. Doc, it's been great to have you on your, great to. Great to meet you. And I know we've got some awesome docs out there in Jersey taking care of people, right? That's it. That's it. Absolutely. And, uh, so thank you for being on here and, uh, enjoying us, and thank you for those who have watched and listened in here. You know that our heart is for you. We want to see you grow in all the ways that you need. And so be reaching out to us if you need us. If you've got questions and follow ups, we've got notes in the, uh, posts here, so you can feel free to reach out for any, any assistance on that. So, as I always say, go Team Upper Cervical.

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About the Author: Dr. Bill Davis
Dr. Bill Davis is the Founder and CEO of uppercervicalmarketing.com. His goal is to spread the word about the best-kept secret in health through Upper Cervical Specific Business and Marketing Solutions.
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