A man by the name of Ralph Teetor invented cruise control and ironically he was blind. That’s how I was journeying ahead with my life – stuck on cruise control and blind to the fact that I wasn’t fulfilled in my work. I was determined to make changes.
There I was 9 years university, 3 degrees, a qualified chiropractor, owned my own private practice, living abroad in a Victorian fire station by the English sea. What could possibly be wrong? But I wasn’t happy – I wasn’t unhappy either – I was in limbo; definitely NOT the promise land. I was coasting along on cruise control, and that felt worse than being unhappy.
I was frustrated by the quick fix of private practice – you have pain, I fix you, you go away, you have pain again, you come in, I fix you, you go away – and on and on – I was taking the control away and this is not why I became a chiropractor. I wanted to hand back control and put my patient’s back in the driver’s seat!
When you’re driving, you don’t just start in fifth gear – You start slowly and gear up. Driving is about constant adjustments – always prepared to change gears. So I began to blog and make videos about that part of chiropractic I loved most – posture!
I never ever imagined my posture videos would be so popular. Over the next two years I went from 1st gear to 2nd to 3rd and before long I’d had a million views of my videos – and now 5 million and growing fast. I gradually moved myself out of private practice (sold my clinic), created dozens and dozens more videos, DVDs, wrote a book and designed online posture courses with thousands of students. I created a complete online brand and became the official online Posture Doctor. I changed gears and I’ve NEVER looked back.
I made two other really big changes in my life and I’ll be speaking about how I found my way back to a life that I love, this Monday Oct 26th at MoMondays Toronto.
Do you think you’ve lost your way? I’d love to hear your story.
This blog post was written by Paula Moore. Catch Paula at momondays Toronto, ON on 10/26/2015! Get your advance tickets here: Buy Tickets
Paula is the best-selling author of The Posture Doctor and creator of a popular vlog on posture; and with over 5 million Youtube views, she is fast becoming the next big thing in online healthcare. Paula is a popular speaker who presents, Talks That Move You and has received international attention with interviews by BBC’s Woman’s Hour and GMTV and is the 2012 winner of the business Profile of the Year – London, UK. For more about Paula, visit http://drpaulamoore.com.