After his warm hug, when you spend time with Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, the president of Parker College, you can’t help but emerge more positive and optimistic about chiropractic and the future of the profession. That was my experience today as I had the honor of being the featured speaker for this trimester’s all-school assembly.
After a tour of the school (it had been eight years since I was here last), Dr. Mancini and I had lunch. It was a stimulating conversation. I was immediately struck by the great questions he asked.
“So Bill, you’re not a chiropractor, but you’re deeply involved in this profession. What do you see as your purpose?”
Turns out this is a question I’ve been recently doing a lot of soul searching about. So I wasn’t exactly taken by surprise. (Would you have an answer at the ready if you were asked the same question?)
When I started Patient Media, nine years ago April 20th, my original purpose was to “help leverage the time and talent of chiropractors.” Naturally, that was largely done by providing the next generation of contemporary patient education tools.
As I continued to grow and mature, my purposed morphed into something larger: “To serve God by helping alleviate unnecessary suffering.” I thought that was it, until I attended a couple of self-development programs. Besides an even greater understanding of how language creates our reality, I become present to an even simpler and more profound purpose: To heal.
I take that to mean healing myself as well as being an agent in the healing others. (Help heal healers and you significantly increase your influence!) Naturally, I use different tools than you. This website is just one of many venues.
The healing I did at Parker College was a program entitled The Biggest Mistakes New Practitioners Make. Based on the student response today, I may have inspired some student doctors, encouraged others and helped still others avoid some of the missteps that new practitioners have shared with me over the years.
Walking the campus with Dr. Mancini, something that has never happened at the 13 other chiropractic college campuses I’ve been privileged to visit and speak at, I was taken by the genuine optimism and positive energy among the students. No wonder enrollment at Parker College has been at full capacity for the last two years!