“Gratitude, Risk Taking, and Occupational Therapy” with Mike Jankowski, OTR

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"Gratitude, Risk Taking, and Occupational Therapy" with Mike Jankowski, OTR 

Feeling burn out with your current 9-5 job? 

Michael Jankowski experienced the same thing but he was adventurous and creative that he moved forward and found his alternative career. 

He shares his career journey from graduating OT to getting his dream job in Hawaii and now practicing as a Clinical Specialist (OT) in a non-clinical setting. 

In this episode: 
07:10 – Introduction of Mike Jankowski. 
08:40 – Mike talks more about his OT journey and how he transitioned from clinical to non-clinical role. 
10:35 – What was the deciding factor why Mike looked for an alternative career? 
14:55 – On empowerment – give first before you receive.  
15:20 – Mike shares about being grateful and taking risks. 
18:30 – Mentors are big pillars to one’s success journey – be grateful to them every day. 
21:10 – Mike talks more about the risks that he has taken with his career. 
24:00 – How Mike got a work opportunity in Hawaii? 
31:00 – Mike’s calling as a Pediatric OT. 
39:45 – Another career shift (another risk) opportunity in Arizona. 
41:40 – Mike discovered Simple Practice (EMR) – their values aligned with Mike’s. 
42:30 – Step out of your comfort zone and take risks. 
48:45 – Sometimes it pays to wait. 
50:25 – What was Mike’s greatest challenge and how did he turn it around? 
54:05 – The two types of fear. 
54:50 – You have to be adventurous and creative. 
58:00 – “There are people around you that you love and care about let them know that you love and care about them because life happens.” 
58:50 – Always remember the word FAST. 

Check out https://www.simplepractice.com/mike-j/ 

You can reach Michael on LinkedIn Michael Jankowski and email him at mike@simplepractice.com 

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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