We had the good fortune of connecting with Dr, Dan Perry and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dr. Dan, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The main thought process of me starting my own business was to work for myself. I was tired of seeing parts of work that were over worked and under valued. I decided to go to chiropractic college in 2008 and started with first finishing my undergrad. I finished school and thought the next steps were going to fall into place. Well long story short they didn’t go as planned. I had to take a huge step back and reevaluate what and why I became a chiropractor. I finally realized that helping employees at their location was where I needed to focus. I found that taking a step back and some times doing the opposite is the key to unlocking the challenge in front of us.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I care about changing people’s thoughts on things that are scary or unknown. My previous career was a trainer of instructors at IFLY aka indoor skydiving. Teaching for over 15 years helped to bring me out of my shell. I had to teach beginner flyers something new and exciting in a matter of minutes in an environment that turned your senses on their head. Creating the experience of something fun and safe was a huge task. Creativity helped me to become the one of the top trainers and coach some of the elete teams. Doing things different was what made my students successful. In building my chiropractic business I have seen similar things. Through networking with different people and offices I’ve found that helping people can be made through creativity. I have to create the same ease and understanding with chiropractic as I did with skydiving. It has to make sense to people or they will not do it. I was uneducated to chiropractic until I was 27 years old. No one told me the why and how of chiropractic. That’s why I want to talk to more people about it even if they don’t become my patients. Finding creative ways to stay in front of people is where I’m at now. Instagram and Facebook posts can be challenging to stand out from the field but I see that being myself and posting about life, work, fun and happiness is the key to growing my business.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If it’s in the winter or fall the first thing I would do is take them to the mountains. The beauty that the Rocky Mountains hold is wonderful. From all the leaves changing to the vast amounts of snow is great. I love the seasons in Colorado. If it’s summer time I’d first take them out of my friends wake surf boat. It’s amazing what technology creates. We wake surf all summer long at least 2 times a week. If you know me just a little bit you know I love donuts. No they aren’t the perfect circle of health and I don’t have them all the time but I’m usually down for an amazing donut. I found just recently at the Doughnut Club has a new location in Lakewood and they are fantastic. For food I love Chicken Rebel, Katsu Sushi (all you can eat), 54thirty for the view and drinks, Los Dos Potrillos. You always have to find the places that aren’t chains when you want to show off the city to your friends. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So there are two people that need a shout out in my business. The first is a guy named Chad. I find that the universe brings people into your life at the right time. He has a huge kind heart that has introduced me to a vast majority of my offices. He grew up in Denver and knows so many people. He is the best networker I have ever seen. He gets things done and I have a huge love for that guy, his family and all the people that has introduced me to currently and in the future. The second person I have known since moving back to Denver through networking groups. Dr. Morgan Sheridan has been a huge key to my success this past year of 2020. We found that even through a super rough year that happiness was the main key to improving our businesses. Finding daily the time to be thankful and creating happiness in ourselves has made huge strides for both of us for treating patients. I’m so thankful to have her in my life and can’t wait to see how many people we both can help. You don’t need to have millions of followers or so called friends to be successful. You have to find the few that are congruent to you and those that help you to become a better person.