We had the good fortune of connecting with Shelby Loughridge and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Shelby, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
The 21/90 Rule: It takes 21 days to create a habit, 90 days to make it a lifestyle. This couldn’t be more true. I attribute so much of my success to creating healthy habits in the longterm, both personally and professionally, since the first day I started my business. Creating and physically writing goals is a necessity for any business, but this too is a habit and definitely my most valuable one. I start the beginning of each year, quarter, month, and week writing 5 goals for that time period. I spent 10 minutes each morning sitting in silence, spending the time visualizing the success and growth of my business. Lastly, each evening I write down 3 things/people I am grateful for. Feelings of gratefulness allow your body to go from a stressed state to a more relaxed, peaceful state.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Illumin8 Chiropractic is a chiropractic practice founded in 2018 serving as a community space for families to come together to learn and thrive in health through holistic chiropractic care. Starting a business in a brand new city without any connections wasn’t always easy, but was beyond exciting! To get where we are now, serving families and individual all over our communities from all walks of life, took a lot of heart, perseverance, & creating healthy long-lasting habits. What inevitable challenges that arose were always overcome by evaluating the problems, not getting caught up in the issue, and moving on. Not getting caught up on the hiccups was huge for me, because there’s always going to be challenges and with challenges will be change. Learning from the hardships and how to avoid them moving forward was how I overcame these events. I also learned really early on that my greatest growth and success came during times of chaos, it’s when I broke through my walls and barriers and grew both personally and professionally. My brand, my practice, & who we are is built solely on authenticity, devotion, and a passion for serving. Even on rough days, I remembered my mission and my vision and persisted on.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I adore all of the DFW Metroplex, but North Texas is such a wholesome area for family and friends visiting (if they’d like to take a drive)! Starting in Downtown McKinney, I would check out the unique boutiques, shopping spots, and delicious food stops. My favorites include The Yard – craft drinks, hometown bites, and a super fun outdoor area with fire pits and game tables, Spoons Cafe, and Layered Bakery. I would then check out McKinney Trade Days on the third weekends of each month. Here, a compilations of over a hundred vendors selling home goods, food, and more come together in a big outdoor arena. Another fun outside adventure is Pecan Creek Strawberry Farm! At this farm you can gather with friends and loved ones to walk to the sweet strawberry patch and pick fresh produce.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many in my profession that have served as mentors for me, but my uncle is the greatest mentor of all. Being a business owner in the same profession as myself, he has not only lighted the path to my success with helpful tips, tricks, and encouragement, but he has been a voice of reason during times of struggle or stress.