Dr. Victor Manzo's Unconventional Path From Chiropractor to Success Guru
Right, we have Victor Manzo here. I'm so excited. One, because he's Italian and that awesome. is And two, because I have to tell you the weirdest thing, right? When I saw that you were on my calendar, I was like, I feel like I know this guy. And then I went to your website and I was like, yeah, I totally feel like I know this guy, but I don't think I know you at all. But it was just like this instant. I think this is going to be a good one. So I'm really excited. I have not gotten to watch your entire billionaire success formula intro, but I did get to watch some of it and I'm excited to share that with people. I'm excited to pick your brain. I don't know if you've listened to any of my podcasts, but it might get weird because I just, I want to know all the things, but okay, Victor, give us a little bit of your background and what brought you to this point, because I know you've done a lot of things and you have worked through some different businesses and you've created the success formula that has been proven. So I have a lot of questions about that, but give us the background. Who are you? Yeah, I started out as a chiropractor. Never had intentions on being a chiropractor. It's just one of those things in life. In the profession, we always say chiropractic finds us unless you're like, most of the time you have a story or something that intrigued you. And that's kind of what happened to me. Quick backstory. My mom's a fitness instructor and yoga instructor. She's been doing this now for 38 years. She still does both of those at this time. I think she's almost 67. And it's one of those things where I saw the definition of health from nutrition, exercise. She was juicing, taking smoothies, all this stuff. And I just saw this all my life. And so I thought, okay, that's what health is. So at 16, I started studying nutrition. I started working out at 13 years old. I was just so committed to be like, okay, I want to be as healthy as possible. So I'm going to do all these things. At 19, I went to go to Arizona State for school and I ended up being on the club. I ended up getting on the rugby team, their club team. And so talk about taking fitness to a whole nother level. What was puzzling for me at the time is my health kept declining every month. And there's new things coming up, acne on my back. No matter how much I slept, I didn't have it. I was exhausted. I couldn't think straight, just a bunch of different things. But long story short, in the middle of the summer, when I went back, my mom suggested to go see Dr. Frank, who was a chiropractor used to see. And that's when my life changed. And I was so intrigued by it that I decided to skip, forget going to computers, studying computers. I was going to go into chiropractic and I went to business school, back to Chicago and then so forth. That was my journey. And then I obviously went to chiropractic school, came out. But it's one of those things where I've always was interested in the mind. I've always been interested in the deeper elements of life. I used to be made fun of like, you always want to talk about deep stuff. I'm like, well, what else is there to talk about? That makes me feel good. And there came a point when I was in chiropractic school, I started studying energy medicine, not at the school, but outside of it, energy healing and all these things. I want to understand the depth of healing. I want to understand the depths of life. And that was a preface. I didn't use that stuff when I came out of school. I was practicing chiropractic and doing that stuff. But it was about five years later where the way we've been conditioned to what success is in life and what we think business success is and how a successful chiropractor should be, or just business owners, how they should be successful. I think it's skewed in a way because a lot of people are following the same like, oh, this is what it should be. This is what it should be. Instead of what is it for you? And I started asking myself this question because in five years I hit my financial peak. I did everything the business world was saying, well, not everything, but tons of stuff, self -help, personal development. And I was burned out every four to six months on something that I love to do, which was puzzling. I couldn't understand how I can love and be so passionate about chiropractic. But yet every four to six months, I was exhausted, burned out, didn't have energy at certain points. And so when I made a huge pivot change in my life, I ended up changing the way my office was operated. I started to stop listening to business stuff and start listening and feeling within what I think I should feel like I should do, not think, but feel. And I started to define what success was. I started looking back on my energy stuff that I studied years ago and I was like, okay, I understand universal laws. I understand consciousness. I understand quantum physics. I understand these things and how it works in our lives. I want to study that stuff so I can, now I'm going to start applying it. The heck with everything. I'm going to go all in and just start applying it. My business took a 40 % hit on purpose and I started to apply these principles and a year later, a little over a year later, I was back to where I was financially. I was working 50 % less than what I was doing and I was less stressed and I was just, everything in life was just so much better. And I was like, wow, I'm doing the opposite of what they're telling me to do. And I got the results. So that's what encouraged me to want to start looking at coaching business owners because I felt they needed this. And that was the journey that started. So I started coaching about four years ago and this last year, 2022, is when I went full time into coaching and actually stopped practicing chiropractic for the time being.