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Monday Morning Motivation

Even if you used to be the last one chosen for the team, these days you're the team captain. Patients expect (deserve) an enthusiastic, optimistic and confident chiropractor who is prepared to lead them to a better future.

This invokes the Law of the Lid, which means that patients rarely get healthier than you, physically, socially and mentally. Thus, if you're promoting healthier habits, better spinal hygiene, prevention or especially wellness, you and your team must be an example of extraordinary health. Otherwise, you lack the authenticity required to lead and influence. Who you are determines whom you can attract.

You're the leader. Either you have the credentials to inspire patients to follow you to higher levels of health and wellness, or patients detect a hollow, "do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do" attitude and leave, outgrowing your leadership.

Perhaps it's what Gandhi meant when he observed, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Comments (1)

Tony Russo:

I...WAS...the last one picked for the team. And have always been hefty for 46 years of my life. I'm 50. So these words ring true and in 3-part harmony with me. My epiphany began with... Kevin Trudeau's controversial book. But it didn't stop there. I have since read 4 -5 more books, all related to the "secrets" of health. Some are, some aren't. A must read for Chiropractic leaders though, all of them. My latest book is Medi"sin" by Scott Whittaker. 2/3 way through and it's changed both mine as well as those around me. I don't know where to start. This is how every Doctor of Chiropractic's lives should be. As Bill so eloquently wrote, we are the example, we set the pace, we are the anvil upon which the future of health care is wrought. There exists an eminent burden upon each of our shoulders. Being mired down with the shackles of ill-health will not be of any advantage. It's not for the faint of heart, the weak or the proud. And it's easy to give it up, to easier challenges, to greener pastures, but in the end, what will your answer be to the question, "what did you do to help?"

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