Persistence, dedication, and determination will never steer you wrong. With great self-care and keep your relationships healthy.
Dr. Gregory Jantz is a mental health expert that has pioneered the holistic model of care. While early in his career with patients who were suffering from eating disorders, Dr. Jantz discovered that there was a disconnect in the way afflicted people were treated. From there, he found himself looking for more holistic ways of treatment that would address the whole-person instead of simply getting rid of the symptoms. This led him to found The Center: A Place of Hope, a depression treatment center that was recently voted as a one of the top 10 facilities in the nation. Here, Dr. Jantz brings together a team of world class professionals that work to address all the components of recovery, including but not limited to: medical, physical, emotional, nutritional, fitness, spiritual, and psychological considerations. Today, Dr. Jantz is recognized as a leading figure in the realm of holistic treatment and continually looks to develop more effective and cutting-edge treatment options for patients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. He is also considered a bestselling author and has penned more than 37 books. Outside of his books, Dr. Jantz is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and Thrive Global. He has also made appearances on such news outlets like Fox, CBS, ABC, and CNN. In addition, he has been interviewed for the New York Post, Associated Press, Family Circle, and Woman’s Day.
Where did the idea for your company come from?
Early in my career I noticed a major disconnect in available treatment options for people suffering from eating disorders. I notice that there was also the presence of a comorbidity, such as depression or anxiety, that was underlying. By developing a holistic treatment plan that addresses the whole-person, the patient is much more likely to have a successful and long-lasting recovery.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I keep myself organized at all times. If everything is already set, life runs smoothly! Yes I re align my daily lists each day preparing the day before. At times 2/3 of my productively is before noon each day.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I organize my thoughts and begin a process plan to bring them to life, whether it be a few steps or a multiple level process. I listen closely to others and all creativity is allowed and encouraged.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I am very pleased to see more open and public conversations about mental health and the decrease of stigmas that used to come along with it. We cannot change what we cannot talk about.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Make sure I jot down notes all the time so I never forget anything. I keep the notes until I accomplish or address them, then I throw them away. I never forget anything! Yes I use an “Einstein pad” is a small pad with my business cards. I run by a daily list everyday.
What advice would you give your younger self?
To keep your head up and continue forward. Times get tough, but the beauty of success is well worth all the stressful times. Learn great self-care routines early in life, sleep does matter for health and emotional wellbeing, keep the fun factor, have a exercise plan with good nutrition and watch what will happen over time.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Pineapples do not belong on pizza!
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Note every piece of important information! You never know when you’ll notice something important that you haven’t before. Allow for possibilities you may be surprised.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Put your whole soul into it. Things like persistence, dedication, and determination will never steer you wrong. With great self-care and keep your relationships healthy.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I hired a friend as an employee when I first started. It was a mistake and I had to let him go, and it ruined our friendship unfortunately.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Creating an app that would allow approved users to conduct group therapy whenever they feel the need.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Advertising through Google AdWords – always good to get the word out about your business!
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
I love using GANTT charts to help me budget my time for lengthy projects.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande- it really helps people going through rough times and coming to accept difficult realizations!
What is your favorite quote?
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Amelia Earhart
- Always work hard. Your patients and employees are relying on you as a role model.
- Treat every patient different, since every patient is different. Some treatments for some patients, but not others. There is no cookie cutter process for rehabilitation.
- Smile. If you portray happiness, others will be happier to be around you.
Carlyn runs the day-to-day publishing operation here at ideamensch and interacts with our awesome customers and entrepreneurs. She is likely editing this with a cat on her lap.