We were recently privileged to have New York Times bestselling author, and former Navy SEAL, Brandon Webb, speak at Eye Consultants of Texas in Grapevine. It was the idea of founder Phillips Kirk Labor, MD, to host this event, primarily for his staff and a group of local law enforcement officers, as well as special guests.
A highly sought-after motivational speaker, Brandon focused his talk on the importance of attention to detail and striving for excellence. His New York Times bestselling book, The Red Circle, shares his personal story of dealing with adversity in a positive and constructive way, and passes on valuable leadership lessons he learned as a Navy SEAL. Everyone in attendance at our practice was incredibly inspired, just like all of Brandon’s audiences in his speaking engagements across the U.S.
In addition to inviting him to speak, Dr. Labor invited Brandon into the operating room to observe actual cataract procedures. Recently, Brandon wrote about his Eye Consultants of Texas visit and experiences in his blog.
Here is an excerpt from Brandon’s blog:
“The last part of September I had a chance to visit with Dr. Kirk Labor and his team at Eye Consultants of Texas. I was invited to sit in on a few Cataract procedures, and actually assisted in a minor way. I’ve been fortunate to tour plenty of U.S. companies when I was an active SEAL and after. Companies like Smith & Wesson, Nixon, ABC news, St. Martin’s Press, L-3, and many others. I can honestly say that Dr. Labor and his staff run an excellent facility and operation compared to these other organizations. They set the bar high, and are far ahead of the competition from my perspective. I’d highly recommend his facility to anyone regardless of your geographic location. For now, my own sniper eyes are good-to-go, if they start having problems I’ll have no problem flying to Texas. Excellence matters and I want only the best working on my eyes.”
In an email to Brandon, thanking him for coming, Dr. Labor said:
“The reports I have from those in attendance have been nothing but positive. I really think it helped my staff to hear about those attributes from someone other than me, and will serve the practice and my patients well going forward. I hope you enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed having you. I know the girls in the operating room loved having you there (as did the patients; particularly the Vietnam veteran we operated on)!”