At 22 years old, Sean Tracy, DC at New Life Healthcare, was on a path towards becoming a pediatrician and needed to complete one last step to fulfill his requirement for graduating: a semester internship. In an attempt to pick up a few new skills, Sean decided to complete his requirement in a chiropractic office instead of the pediatric clinic that he had spent his summers working in.
During his internship, Sean was exposed to a new perspective on how to help others and witnessed a five-year-old boy’s quality of life vastly improve due to the healing capabilities of chiropractic care. Immediately, Sean switched gears and enrolled in a chiropractic college.
“The boy’s mom told me that he had been wetting the bed every night of his life and they had taken him to multiple pediatricians, urologists, neurologists, and a psychologist. She was upset because it made him feel different and insecure and meant that he could never have any sleep overs with his friends. I did not fully understand chiropractic care, nor did I really believe in it at the time; but over the next nine months while I was there, the boy did not wet the bed again; and I was sold.”
It was August of 2017 when Sean, along with his wife Kelly, first opened his doors as a solo practitioner in a cash-based practice. He had a small team and was financially successful but within a couple of years he realized that the path that he was on would eventually lead to overwhelm and burn-out.
“It was spring of 2019 and things were moving along but it was a grind with the networking, the weekend events, and relying on referrals just to keep things moving. We were making good money, but we were working long hours, and I couldn’t be at home as much as I wanted. It was weighing on me and I felt like it was not sustainable.”
It was around that time when Sean received Dr. Webb’s invitation in the mail that offered him and Kelly a steak dinner for attending an in-person talk. He signed up for the seminar and after joining FPC he was able to obtain the level of success that he was truly after- freedom.
“Dr. Webb talked about doing things more efficiently and not having to sacrifice yourself, your health, and your time with your family to make that happen. Since starting with FPC we have grown and made changes within the practice but the most important freedom I have gained is time. So, it’s been a combination of increased freedom and increased bottom line.”
This combination has not only allowed Sean to become a “better husband, father, and doctor,” but has also allowed him to give back and change more lives in the process. Lives that go beyond their practice walls and the reported stats. Jay fund, Life for the Innocent, and Her Song are some of the organizations that Sean partners with and feels compelled to contribute to as much as possible.
“The lives FPC impacts do not show up in stats alone. Yes, we would have found ways to give without FPC, but we would not have been able to sustain this level of success and would not have been able to help in all the ways we have. It feels so good to help others.”
Maintaining success does not come without challenges but Sean has always found a way to overcome his obstacles. He is grateful to have support and says there are still times that require hard work. He mentioned that it wasn’t until he was two years in when he experienced a big breakthrough.
“It hasn’t always been easy during FPC. We’ve had hard months. We’ve had stresses and worries and even some anxieties when it’s been up and down and challenging; and it took me two years of going through FPC for it to finally click. But what I’ve found to be the most helpful is what Trevor talks about; Luke talks about, Danielle, and Dr. Webb, and everyone talks about. It’s getting better at telling your story.”
“Even Jesus spoke through parables and stories,” Sean continued. “Share through stories, communicate through stories; speak to people through stories and you can connect and inspire change. Yes, it’s difficult. It’s not easy but there is this indescribable power that comes from sharing your story that I can’t really explain.”
Are you ready for your own success story?
If you are, I have good news! We can get you results like this. It won’t be easy, nor will it happen overnight, but I’ve seen it happen so many times that I can tell you that’s it’s possible.
You’ve got to be hungry, driven, up for the work, listen more than you talk, complete more than complain, implement plans more than you announce them, and show up daily with a beginners mind. If you’re ready, it’s time to get to work!