Motivational Minute – A Chiropractic Hero Has Fallen
He Was Our Chiropractic Hero…
Do you remember growing up and having your favorite superhero? We all did! Powers of strength, flight, and doing and having anything you want. Powers to help those less fortunate. Powers to save and protect. Powers to ensure a safe future…and doing it all with or without a cape.
As I grew up, my fictional hero grew into a real hero. A real Chiropractic hero!
It was 1990! I was in second year at CMCC and went to see an amazing legend at Glendon college, named Dr. John Whitney. His smile was contagious and he spoke elegantly of the possibilities. He laid down path stones of success, a vision of richness in practice, and of having an incredible and most desirable lifestyle through chiropractic.
It was a polar opposite stance from the naysayers and teachers from CMCC. I quickly hitched my horse onto John’s wagon and never looked back. John Whitney was the nexus that changed my life; a pivotal driving force that shaped my career, coaching and outlook on life.
Understand that John was a rarity! A Canadian who was forever positive; hand holding his scared and arrogant students. He exuded a soft, yet commanding voice, and laid the groundwork for so many young doctors, who are now wildly successful. He voiced his beliefs that I too, could carry a torch, lit by him, a Chiropractic legend.
Understand that many of us turned to John as a father figure. That’s how many of us would describe him. A chiropractic father figure. A man who was always there for you. Who never said “No”! and made you believe in yourself and your powers of greatness.
I’m sure he’s sitting at the table with B.J., Barge, Gold, and Williams and other chiropractic greats right now. I can see his smile, as he’s telling one of his jokes. And if you are reading this letter John, understand that because you have helped so many doctors with your chiropractic super powers, you have started a ripple effect, and allowed us to help, so many other people around the world…and that’s what heroes do!
We love you John! Thank you for lighting our torches!
May you now rest in peace!
Dr. Mike Reid & All Doctors Coached By A Canadian Hero And Legend
Chiropractic Masters International
Coaching Director for Creating Wellness