When was the last time you turned off all your digital devices and became still? No stimulation other than that wee small voice created by your own mind. For far too many of us, this is a frightening prospect, especially if we were to contemplate doing it for an hour, an afternoon, a full day or even longer.
Being with ourselves is how we develop and strengthen our inner world, the hidden world, of the soul. Neglect this work for too long and we lose our bearings. Our moral compass produces skewed results and can no longer be trusted, making even the simplest decisions difficult. The result? Doubt, anxiety and even fear. Neglecting our soul comes at a high price that affects every aspect of life and practice.
This week commit to becoming a human being rather than a human doing. Slow down. Get reacquainted with yourself. Be still. Listen.
Have you set up your practice to maximize your importance? Or to do things of importance? It's tempting to establish procedures that feed our ego, forcing others to check-in with us, ask for "permission" or generally get our blessing to proceed. In our resulting "busy-ness" (business) we feel secure that we're the star of the [...]
What's your job? Some chiropractors think their job is to manage a patient's health. Or fix their spine. Or relieve their pain. Or stop patients from sabotaging their health. Or restore their cervical curve. Or nag patients to make better health decisions. No wonder practice has become a burden and the joy resulting from serving others [...]
You're in chiropractic, but is chiropractic in you? If chiropractic has become a job, rather than a passion, a calling or a cause, it may be because you've blurred the distinction between chiropractic and medicine. Accepting patients who think you're treating their pain with adjustments, sets you up for two rather burdensome problems: 1. Attempting to [...]
A common self-limiting belief that keeps practices small: Success comes from a secret script, procedure or technique. Truth: How handy. Now you have to spend thousands on seminars, gadgets, and consulting programs. However, if your notion of practice success eludes you, it may seem like it's super secret, but it's not. Ask chiropractors who are authentically [...]
A common self-limiting belief that keeps practices small: If I say and do the right things I can get everyone to like me. Truth: Which is based on the incorrect belief that "...if more people like me I'll be able to help more people." Besides being a vestige from high school, it reflects a blurring of [...]
A common self-limiting belief that keeps practices small: If chiropractic were more like medicine you’d be busier. Truth: When certain chiropractors look over their shoulders and see the social authority and cultural dominance enjoyed by medical doctors, they can become envious and seduced by the incorrect notion that they made a wrong career choice. Far from [...]
A common self-limiting belief that keeps practices small: If patients knew what you knew they would do what you do. Truth: This is among the most common lies perpetrated at chiropractic gatherings. It overlooks the distinction between knowing and doing; believing and acting. Virtually everyone knows that we should floss our teeth, yet only about half of [...]
A common self-limiting belief that keeps practices small: There aren't enough new patients to go around. Truth: It's this all-too common belief that prompts some chiropractic colleges to limit the number of new students they accept each year. While watching out for the future success of their graduates is refreshing, the truth is, there are plenty of [...]
A common self-limiting belief that keeps practices small: Getting enough new patients solves every practice problem. Truth: At first glance this seems to be true because if you get enough new patients it can cover up a multitude of practice shortcomings. As in the words of Warren Buffet, "At high tide no one knows you're swimming [...]