Living our best lives requires us to receive the highest level of care. This is why people turn to Dr. Thomas Taylor when it comes to receiving the best weight loss treatment around.
Dr. Taylor is a bariatric surgeon who helps people lose weight by performing bariatric surgery. He has helped countless people over the years and continues to make a positive impact on his community.
He has written several books over the years that have helped changed the lives of people. One of his most famous books is “Overcoming Obesity” and can be found at most major book retailers.
Dr. Taylor is a board member of IASIS and The American Diabetic Association and is an advocate for healthy living.
How did you get started in this business? What inspired you to start this business?
I always wanted to help people. My earliest memories were of me helping people stand up for themselves at recess. I always wanted to provide value for someone else’s life with the skills that I possessed. However, I spent a very long time pondering what the best career choice would be for me. I spent a lot of time introspecting my life and trying to figure out what career would speak to me. Finally, the medical field presented itself in the most peculiar way.
A friend once told me that I could change people’s lives by helping them improve their health. Those thoughts didn’t cross my mind when I first started college. My parents wanted me to go to business school, but I did some research and discovered that I loved the medical field. The rest is history.
How do you make money?
I make money by providing people with bariatric medicine. My services are designed to help people lose weight and feel good about themselves. I provide consultation on our services that aim to inform our clients about anything bariatric related.
How long did it take for you to become profitable?
Let’s just say that I was poor for a very long time before I started to make money. Medical school is a very intense place. You have little to no money and there are very few resources available to help you besides student loans. I spent eight years in medical school and only started receiving income shortly afterward when I landed my first medical field job.
When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle that?
There were definitely times when I ended up doubting myself. I found myself heavily doubting my business plans from time to time. However, I would eventually overcome doubts that were stuck in my head. I had to in order to become successful. Thankfully, it did not take very long for me to realize that my efforts were worth it.
How did you get your first investor?
I did not have to deal with an investor to get my business up and running. I am one of the lucky few who were able to create their practice without sacrificing autonomy along the way.
What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works well to generate new business?
Digital marketing has revolutionized the way that businesses interact with people. I have noticed that social media marketing has provided our businesses with dozens of new clients over the years. I don’t think that people are utilizing social media marketing to its full potential. We have a team of digital marketers who help us get our content in front of the right audience. This has helped us draw in new faces that wish to lose weight and look their best. While referrals are a very powerful method of gaining leads, you should consider using all the tools that you have at your disposal.
What is the toughest decision you’ve had to make in the last few months?
I had to consider what was worth my time. I am a very busy man who does not have time for anything that is not work-related. Unfortunately, I was picking up too much work and it was negatively affecting me. I was losing sleep and couldn’t focus at work. I took some time to evaluate my carrying capacity and decided to let go of some of these extra tasks. I have never felt better after releasing this load off my shoulders.
What do you think it is that makes you successful?
I can say with certainty that it is my attitude. I am always thinking of ways to improve the way that I feel and think. I believe in the law of attraction. It is a belief that we attract certain energies into our lives. We will bring in negative energy if we think negative thoughts and positive energy with positive thoughts. I always make sure to take care of my mind every day and focus on the positive aspects of my life.
What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
I always try to listen to my patients when they have concerns about their weight or their health. One patient was very upset about her weight. She began to cry over the fact that all the weight loss programs that she tried did not work for her. I recommended that she try our bariatric weight loss program. Fortunately, the program and procedures helped her lose over one hundred pounds. She has never looked better and constantly thanks us for our efforts. This was by far the most satisfying moment in my business. Making connections with my clients is important to me and is something that I strive to do every day.