Four ways to banish the bondage of fear:
1. When you experience fear it means you have left the present and are living in the future. Your imagination conjures up possibilities about what might happen. When you feel the feeling of fear, it's a reminder to return to the present where you have power and whatever you fear hasn't happened.
2. See fear as the bully it is. Like all bullies, if you stand up to it, it always backs down and slinks away. Fear depends upon your agreement to be a threat!
3. When you experience fear it means you have forsaken faith. You get to decide if this is a malevolent world or a benevolent world. Whichever you choose you will find ample proof to support it. Choose carefully.
4. As a form of spiritual oppression, rebuke the enemy and order it out of your life through prayer.
Being involved with several different businesses supporting the chiropractic profession, I can’t help but notice that there is a dispiriting oppression hanging over many chiropractors these days. There are several theories about why this is. Some mention the weak economy, localized high unemployment, the rejiggering of health insurance under Obamacare, the introduction of ICD-10, the uncertainty [...]
“Because of wanting patients to like me, I undersell my services. How do I educate myself on why that is not giving the best care for my patients?”This isn’t an intellectual problem that can be simply “educated” way, but rather an emotional fear with one or more of these issues at play:The desire to avoid [...]
Too many chiropractors neglect to take vacations because they mistakenly believe that they will either lose momentum or that taking time off is self-indulgent and unproductive. Or both. As a reformed non-vacation taker myself, I urge you to make plans to take some time off to refresh, recreate, renew and rethink your practice from a new [...]
At a recent speaking opportunity, I explored some of the strategies that chiropractors can use to coax patients into embracing chiropractic care as a long-term lifestyle adjunct. As I was speaking, I had a thot flash about why so many chiropractors seem to report only occasional converts. To test my hunch, asked a question I’d [...]
I often remind struggling chiropractors that the punch line, “build it and they will come” was merely a line from the movie, Field of Dreams. Far too many chiropractors were deceived by the notion that all they had to do was lease some space on a highly trafficked street with sufficient parking, get the proper signage [...]
It's said, "the devil you know is better than the devil you don't know." Is this belief robbing you the practice of your dreams? I'm about to pose a question. Become present to that wee little voice that answers the split second your mind registers the question. Ready? Is the person at your front desk an [...]
Scripture reminds us that we must ask if we are to receive. Far too many chiropractors don't ask. Oh, they pelt patients with questions during the examination. But that's where it often ends, with the balance of so-called patient communications being largely one-sided declarative sentences and admonitions. This is a remnant left over from another time in [...]
You've been "outside-ined" your entire life. Starting with your parents. "Don't do this." "Always do this." "Never say this." "No!" "Mind your manners." Then your teachers. "Color inside the lines." "Be on time." "Do this." "Do that." "Think this way." "Wait until I call on you." "Keep your eyes on your own paper." You've rarely had the [...]
What's your motive for being in practice these days? If it's merely to service your student loans, keep the lights on or simply run out the clock until you can find a buyer and retire, then you're you're probably experiencing some challenges. Because those aren't big enough reasons to lean in and put in the hard [...]