We had the good fortune of connecting with Brian Nguyen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brian, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think taking risks is part of life! Prior to my private practice, I was working for a hospital system where I had a steady income, great health insurance, easy access to resources, paid time off, and most importantly – stability. It was definitely risky to leave that comfort zone. However, I didn’t grow up in a family to live in “comfort”. I grew up with entrepreneurs in my family with successful businesses, such as Pink Palette Artists, Kleinwood Vision, Airline Auto Parts, J. Hunter Properties just to name a few. Knowing that my family, friends, and colleagues are standing right beside me, it gives me faith, hope and confidence to be successful in this business.
Every day we decide for ourselves how big or small of a risk we want to take. For me, it’s a game I’m willing to play as long as I continue to feel happy, motivated, and satisfied in my achievements.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
If you live in Houston, you know it’s a city of good competition. Try searching “physical therapy near me” and there will be at least 10 clinics within a 10 mile radius from you.
When I started this business, I knew I had to offer something different and unique that would bring more than just a “service” to the community. After working around the Houston’s community for a few years, I noticed there was a lack of detailed attention and interaction between the physical therapists and their patients. In addition, patient would have to jump from one healthcare provider to another to find answers and treatments.
When building this business model, I wanted to prioritize solving those flaws by allowing our patients to have one on one quality time with a therapist and make it a one-stop shop. We’re a small private practice which allows us to be personal and flexible on how we represent our brand.
We want people to know that we feed off of positivity, encouragements, and compliments, but we thrive off of constructive criticisms, suggestions, and feedback. That is what keeps this brand alive.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love to be active in the morning so I would probably take my best friend to a cycling class (Soul Cycle or CycleBar) or go for a short run around Buffalo Bayou Park. After an active morning, we would go eat at a breakfast/brunch restaurant at either Snooze and Breakfast Klub – which I could literally eat for dinner if I had the choice.
There’s so many places to go to and things to do in Houston throughout the day, Houston’s Zoo, NASA, Brewery hopping, just to name a few.
In the middle of the day, I would take my best friend to get a snack or a boba drink. And the BEST places to go to is in Chinatown!! My favorite places are Star Snow Ice, Juice Box, Long Coffee, and Don Cafe and Sandwich.
Towards the end of the day, you’ll find us either at District 249 playing volleyball or at Woodrow’s playing outdoor games. Afterwards, we would head out to either a crawfish restaurant (New LA Crawfish, Crazy Cajun, and Catch of the Day) or at a steakhouse (Vic and Anthony’s or Papas Bros).
To top it off, we’ll head back to the house, play a few board games and drink a few beers and do a taste testing on a few Cognacs!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have so many people to be grateful of. First, I want to thank my family and friends for supporting my dreams and in believing in me! Secondly, I want to recognize my team for being the “dream team.” They have literally mentored, encouraged, and motivated me throughout the whole process and still do till this day! Lastly, a BIG shout out to my wife, Linda Mai. With all the energy that goes through me day in and day out, she’s been absorbing it all with me. She has been my partner in crime and constantly pushes me, questions me, and motivates me to be better. I cannot thank her enough for being my definition of happiness.