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Monday Morning Motivation | Living Rent Free

Who's living rent-free in your head? An ex? An associate? A business partner? A parent? A patient?While common, it's not normal. While seemingly justified by what they did to you, keeping the resentment alive is quite a drain. In fact, it's a full time job. It's almost always proof that you have some forgiving to [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Being Busy

Want to be busier? Careful. Being busy isn't the goal. Ants are busy, but they're merely busy at surviving. Busy can obscure the difference between being efficient and being effective. Doing it yourself (busy) rather then delegating can seem efficient, but may not be effective. To be effective, we must know our purpose. Back to that. Knowing [...]

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Three Types of Care

What separates one practice from another is often the quality of the patient relationships that the chiropractor is capable of creating. Granted, this flies in the face of those who think their skillful adjustments or persuasive reports are the key. However, those are often hygiene factors that are valued far more by practitioners than patients.Because [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | What Patients Think

I'm writing this while you're adjusting patients, adding energy at just the right times and places with the intent of reducing nervous system interference, arousing their ability to self-heal. At least I hope that's what you were doing.But what do patients think you're doing?I ask, because far too many patients think you're treating their ache [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | What Scares You?

What are you afraid of? The loss of financial security? Being rejected? Making a mistake? Being abandoned? Animals? Heights? Dementia? Being noticed? Being ignored? Catching a disease? Flying? Dying? Public speaking? Becoming disfigured? Sued? Divorced? Held up at gunpoint? Falling? Failing? Getting audited? Losing your license? Bankruptcy? Your best-ever front desk CA quitting? Accidentally injuring [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Where Joy Resides

While happiness is an emotional feeling, joy is spiritual. Being joyous manifests when we are present and divinely on purpose.Being in the present can be challenging. Unlike animals that appear to know little else than the present, we’re tempted to ruminate about the past (guilt and shame) or project ourselves into the future where fear [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Expectations and Gratitude

Some say that happiness is the result of reality exceeding expectations. While lowering expectations would seem to enhance the likelihood of experiencing greater happiness, this is at odds with the perfectionism often exhibited among unhappy high achievers. When the meal isn't spectacular enough; when the view from the hotel room isn't amazing enough or when the [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | How to Inspire Patients

Getting patients to do something highlights the distinction between motivation and inspiration. Sure, you can use your limited social authority to command, nag or shame patients into action, but the effect is short lived and tends to attract only those easily manipulated to do your bidding--even if justified as being in the patient's best interest. Simply [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Fear Based Relationships

Which of your relationships is fear based?Fear-based relationships mean you consistently give, but your needs go unmet. Telling the truth might cause the person to leave. Or if you don't sacrifice, the relationship won't last. These are signs of an unhealthy relationship. If patients are the source of one or more of these symptoms, here [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Team Leadership

"I have the best CA ever!" And to quote King Solomon, "This too shall pass."You're likely to have many chiropractic assistants. Each will bring their own special skills, perspective and attitude to your practice. Imagining that your mind reading, it-doesn't-get-any-better-than-this front desk CA will be around forever is a pipe dream. Actually, a hallucination.Why? Because [...]

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