Why BootstrapMD was Created
I graduated from the Mayo Clinic in 1999 ready to conquer the world. Working as a family physician in Southern California, I truly enjoyed medicine but wanted something else in life. Work was becoming more of filling out paperworks as opposed to truly helping people, and I was looking for a way to add different streams of income. In 2003, an event occurred that really spurned my life and drastically changed my direction in life.
The discovery that my 4 year old child, Ryan, was autistic. Sure we saw the signs – and I don’t want you thinking this is a “woe is me” story. Ryan has unique abilities that, as a proud Dad, I continue to see his wonderful talents that God has given him every day. However, I was determined that he have a life that involved parents who would always be around to nurture and love him. That would mean staying home more often.
And as a doctor working 60, 70, 80 hours of a week that just wasn’t happening. So I made the decision to go full-borne into starting my own online business. And after three years, I was able to turn my passion into a successful 7 figure software business that I launched and sold, and am the owner of a medical marketing company, a publishing company, and even falling back in love into medicine, by owning or co-owning multiple health practices, in the weight loss and wellness arena.
The Importance of Mentoring and Networking
I wasn’t able to get there without help. Over the years I have been able to befriend many who are considered some of the top names in the digital marketing space. I’m a big believer that “success leaves clues”, and just as in school, if you wanted to be the best surgeon, you needed to study under the best surgeons. It’s the same in business and in personal development.
BootstrapMD was created to help work with other like-minded doctors who are ready to be their own boss and takecontrol of their physician life. What you do today can dictate what happens tomorrow. I hope through this site more doctors can understand the importance and bring their talents both in and out of medicine. We look forward to helping you on your entrepreneurial journey!
– Keep Moving Forward!
Mike Woo-Ming MD