Name: Josi Jenson
Hometown: Buffalo, SD
Education: Doctor of Chiropractic
Name of Business: Rejuv Wellness Roshau Chiropractic
Business Type: Health Care Professional Services
How I got started: As college was winding down, I had decided to move close to home. I chose Bismarck, ND because of the job opportunity here at RWRC and the drive home was only 2 1/2 hours. Many of my friends and family were wondering why I chose Bismarck. Honestly, I had the same question many times. Bismarck was foreign to me, but I did know the job opportunity was great and starting new sounded refreshing. So, here I am, 2 years later, and I have fallen in love with this community and all of the people I have met here. With being completely new to the area, it was crucial for the success of my business to get out of my comfort zone and begin meeting people. I heard an ad come across the radio about the Young Professionals Network, and I joined right away. I am thankful for this group every day because I have met my best friends through the network. It also jump started my business and built my confidence. I thought “Wow, my dreams are coming true!” Believe me, there were a ton of ups and downs in the first 2 years of practice, but the lessons learned have produced the most success, along with creating new dreams and goals. I am proud to announce my new venture as a business owner of CORE Family Chiropractic. Mentors throughout my path all shared the same advice, “if you are not growing, you are dying”. With that advice, I have advanced my chiropractic career with CORE Family Chiropractic, which will be open in a few weeks.
What I do every day: What I do on a daily basis varies. Primarily, I am in the practice, improving people’s health through chiropractic adjustments and wellness education. When I am not seeing patients, then I am usually out meeting people through organizations and meetings. Also, I have presented in the community, performing different workshops to improve health. I am hoping to perform more of these workshops, so behind the scenes, I am working on different topics to present to businesses and people. My health is very important to me, because the healthier I am, the more I can support my patients along their wellness journeys. Growing a business is not always easy, so making sure to take care of yourself is very important in your own success. Don’t forget to have fun along the way!
Successes: I feel successful when I see people reach their goals. Chiropractic is more than ridding of pain, and when my wellness patients reach a fitness goal, a family goal, or a professional goal, I celebrate with them! Reaching goals is inspiring and motivational, and I surround myself with these opportunities and winners all day. (I LOVE my job) The best success I have seen is when a patient refers another patient into the office or when a patient trusts me to take care of their family. When patients trust me with their friends and loved ones, it is the best compliment.
Challenges: I went to college for over 8 years and I thought “What else would I need to know?” Well, let me tell you, experience trumps education in many cases. Yes, I was a chiropractor after receiving my diploma, but I was not a marketing guru, an accountant, a communication specialist, a technician, etc. I was a chiropractor who could find problems within the spine and correct them. CORE has pushed my limits. There is so much more to running a business than just your skill, and believe me, over the past few months of this ownership preparation with CORE, I have realized how many “hats” I can wear. So learning never stops. Accept it and love it.
Advice for other young professionals: Use your resources and ask questions. It took a lot of practice for me to ask for help. It’s not easy, but believe me when I say, this world is giving! The YPN is extremely giving. We are professionals here and I joined this network thinking I would surround myself with winners, passionate professionals. Thankfully, I was right! Ask questions, meet people, and continue to grow to become better. The better you are, the greater your capacity is to serve.