Exclusive with Philip Chan, Founder of Performance Visualizations
Philip Chan is the Founder of Performance Visualizations, an Overland Park, Kansas-based company that provides Surgical Business Training and Organic Marketing Strategies to health/wellness entrepreneurs, helping them transition and thrive in the digital economy WITHOUT spending a fortune on paid advertising.
Since December of 2021, Performance Visualizations have consistently delivered for ambitious and growth-minded entrepreneurs who welcome conversations around success and excellence- enhancing their mindset, business acumen, and clarity around profitable marketing approaches.
For more information on Performance Visualizations, feel free to reference the relevant social media links provided, or reach out to Philip for a 1 on 1 introduction call @ www.calendly.com/philipchan333/15min.
Here we sit down with Philip, to know a bit more about his journey as an entrepreneur.
Q. What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
Philip: Genuine approach of creating impact and service to those who will benefit from my Organic Marketing and Surgical Business Training Services- as someone who was Pre-Med in college and have spent over 200+ hours with Surgeons in the OR room, I realized my professionalism, talents, and strengths were better suited in the entrepreneurial space, where I can leave a even more impactful footprint through helping health and wellness entrepreneurs create successful businesses, as opposed to working as a dedicated Physician to the medical field.
Q. How did you get started?
Philip: Having moved from Hong Kong, the City of International Commerce, to Overland Park, Kansas at the age of nine, I’ve always been immersed with a strong business background and acumen development due to environmental influences. In fact, I was supposed to take over my dad’s accounting firm there, but couldn’t stomach the idea of doing other people’s taxes or waking up in a crowded city.
As the transition from an undergraduate to Masters's student took place, I wanted to make sure I pursued something that would allow for flexibility and act as a transferable bridge between business and healthcare, which is why I decided to study Applied Statistics, Analytics, and Data Science under KU Med’s Biostatistics Department, with the intent of creating an International Consulting Firm relevant to Data Science after graduation.
In terms of capitalism, a strong business insight I’ve learned over the years is that currency serves as a monetary vote, where the most impactful products and services deserve the people’s support. Although what I’m currently doing right now differs drastically from my original thoughts, the inspiration and why stays the same- to lead with righteous impact and service that will create tremendous ripple effects for those who are growth-minded, ambitious, and do not shy away from conversations that involve excellence and success.
Q. What was your biggest startup challenge? What steps did you take to overcome it? What did you learn?
Philip: Challenges and problems will always arise in business, but its important to note that as long as forward momentum is intentionally being generated, these obstacles actually appear in better versions over time.
At the very beginning, my biggest startup challenge was figuring out what exactly was I going to offer to the marketplace. Having conducted continuous market research and gathering relevant market feedback, I’ve evolved from Data Science to Infoproducts for Elite Track Athletes to Luxury Timepieces, before finding a rhythm through Organic Marketing Specialization, which has just now recently expanded into Surgical Business Training, where I am currently focused on delivering tremendous results for growth-minded and ambitious entrepreneurs within the health and wellness space.
It’s important to know that these things related to business development and clarity often take time, energy, and laser-focused effort. However, as long as one is dedicated to showing up, open to pivoting from market feedback, and investing in the right resources that will allow them to execute accordingly in actions that move the business forward one step at a time, progress will always happen.
Q. What is the Most Memorable Thing You’ve Done Since you Started your Business?
Philip: The most memorable thing I’ve done since I started my business are the types of relationships I’ve been able to cultivate, especially through being a paid member of high-quality Business Mastermind Communities and a really awesome local & regional Business Club called the ACA, where our core values align seamlessly- a strong emphasis on relationships, personal development, honest and integrity in how business should be done.
The overall communal interaction with these high-quality groups has provided me with tons of resources, market feedback, and unparalleled opportunities for growth in both my personal and business endeavors. Having settled in and connected with the leadership committee, I’ve been blessed to be appointed as the Executive Chair of the Visionaries Special Interest Group within the ACA, alongside being a member of their Virtual Expansion Team, where it is now possible to create an even wider International reach with their available resources.
Q. What is one book you recommend, and why?
Philip: The Wealthy Gardener- it lays out success principles, insights, and wisdom relevant to both business and life in a really organized manner while offering a story that’s easy to read and nature-oriented at the same time.
Q. What are your top 3 favourite online apps, tools, or resources and what do you love about them?
1. Zoom for setting up virtual appointments and video recording
2. Tape a Call for Audio Recording off Phone Calls
3. Wave Apps for Payments; Eve Financial for Creating Ease and Convenience around
Zoom is the best tool for setting up virtual meetings, hands down. Tape a Call comes in super handy when wanting to reference audio recordings of phone calls. Wave Apps are good for payment processing and Eve Financial is great for creating convenient financing options for customers who cannot pay in full, especially when dealing in high amounts.
Q. In terms of legacy, what is the mark you’d like to leave on the world?
Philip: To be known as the Surgical Business Trainer and Strategist that ambitious and growth-minded entrepreneurs gravitate towards to accelerate their business development, profitability, and prosperity, especially within the Health and Wellness Space.
Q. In one sentence, what’s the best advice you’d give to someone just starting out on their entrepreneurial journey?
Philip: Set expectations while managing a healthy range of error margins, and the paramount importance of embracing internal work- time and time again, when evaluating both my own and client progressions, the ones that tend to do well and have success favor their side are those who continually invest on being better, willing to seek out feedback for improvement, and open to consistently refine their service deliverables and client fulfillment responsibilities at a high level.
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