Today’s blog post comes from WebPT Co-Founder Heidi Jannenga, PT, MPT, ATC/L.
As we’re wrapping up 2012 and looking forward to a fantastic 2013, we thought it might be nice to devote this month’s blog theme to all things inspiration. Not only will you have the chance to learn a little more about what gets us here at WebPT up in the morning, but you’ll also hear from some of the leading physical therapists in the industry about why they became PTs or what inspires them everyday as therapists.
Here are several people and things that inspire me both in my personal and professional lives:
- My daughter, Ava: her carefree spirit, innocence, smile, rapid changes; she learns new things daily; how much love you can feel for one person; the responsibility I hold for her
- My husband: his intelligence, his unconditional love, his confidence, his charisma, his smile from across the room, his strength and perseverance, and his wealth of brilliant ideas
- My parents: together for nearly 50 years, the amazing opportunities they have made possible for my brother and I; They’ve set us both up for success, and I love making them proud.
- Our employees: their dedication, pride in their work, loyalty and devotion to our WebPT dream; and the amazing achievements they accomplish daily
- Being a PT: a role model as a healthcare provider with expertise in prevention and musculoskeletal rehabilitation; practicing what I preach (healthy eating and exercise), helping others return to a better quality of life and function; being a teacher, inspiring others to enter the profession; and when I see others passionate about what they do
- The relaxing qualities of the ocean and the beach: the escape and time to regroup being in this environment provides
- Leadership: those who lead by example and through thoughtful words; the beauty of problem solving and process improvement; and the benefits of improved efficiencies
- Volunteerism: I love giving back, making an impact, and reaching out in the community. Paying it forward.
- Finding untapped possibilities or potential in a person: exposing it, nurturing it, and watching the success and happiness that potential brings.
- Accomplishment: the thrill of checking things of my to-do list motivates me to do more, be more, and push myself further.
- Last, but not least, our Members. I can sincerely say that interacting with you all—at trade shows, clinic visits, and even simple phone calls—continually strengthens my passion for the profession and my mission to help the rehab community achieve greatness in practice.
Now that I’ve shared my inspirations, let’s talk about you. What inspires you? I’d love to know! Reply in the comments below or send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll feature it in our blog this month.
Thank you for a wonderful 2012. Have a very merry December, and here’s to a happy and prosperous new year.