Nitin Chhoda PT, DPT began his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 14. He sold Coca Cola when it was still only available in bottles and returned the bottles to the store to earn back the deposit.
An immigrant who arrived in the U.S. penniless in 2002 in a post 9-11 world, Nitin delivered pizza, slept in his car, and didn’t have money for winter clothes. But he was always a hustler.
Eventually, Nitin became a licensed physical therapist, entrepreneur, and author. In 2007, he began public speaking. He now owns and runs several multi-million dollar companies with 30+ employees worldwide. Nitin is living the “American Dream.”
As a licensed physical therapist, Nitin is co-owner of an industry-leading electronic medical records software, In Touch EMR, which offers scheduling, clinical documentation, billing, practice management and referral generation modules for physical therapists.
Nitin is also the author of Total Activation: The 5 Step Fitness Mantra (available on Amazon). It is a dynamic new approach to weight loss and personal wellness. It is a system modeled in three stages of change: Identity, Compare, and Integrate (ICI) which has 5 components: Emotional, Physical, Social, Spiritual and Intellectual (EPSSI).
In connection, Nitin has created a skincare and nutrition line – products that work in synergy to activate the best version of you. Since its launch in April 2014, the team has grown and the nutrition and skincare products have been purchased by thousands of customers. Having lived in the east and the west, Total Activation was created out of a need Nitin and his wife, Ritika, had in their own lives, to effectively merge skincare and nutrition for the ‘best you’.
From being a penniless immigrant to a licensed physical therapist who earned his millions in just 15 years, mainly through entrepreneurship, Nitin has shown resilience and demonstrated that hard work pays off.
Nitin Chhoda Show Notes
What did you do before you became a maturepreneur?
Did you go to school for personal training?
How long have you been a physical therapist?
Did you have to do anything to translate the education from the India to the US?
Did it take you long?
Now that you’re a maturepreneur, what do you do?
What made you want to go into being a physical therapist?
You said you have an EMR system that you implemented?
Is it just for physical therapists or anyone who has an office?
What is the most successful idea that you implemented for the business?
Is there one that stands out more than the other?
What is the least successful idea and how did you change tactics to fix it?
How long did it take you to realize that?
Did you feel like you had to keep going because you started it?
Once you decided to stop that endeavor, what did you feel?
Are you still a physical therapist?
When did your book come out?
Do you read business books?
What is the most important advice that someone has given to you?
How long did it take you to go from the brink of bankruptcy to feeling okay again?
After you began, is there anything that catapulted you to the next level in your business?
What do you think made you think differently about money?
So it was the observation of other people, it wasn’t anything that shifted your mindset?
Did you develop the EMR system because you weren’t happy with what you were seeing out there?
What made you start that?
Did you have to hire developers?
Is there any advice that you could give to someone just starting out wanting to start their own endeavor?
What made you want to go into the beauty care and supplement business?
What is the most surprising thing that you have discovered once you started your endeavor?