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Monday Morning Motivation | What's Important?

Part of establishing and honoring clear boundaries is clarifying with each patient what your job is and what their job is. Begin by making a list of your responsibilities. Be sure to include maintaining a healthy environment, adjusting patients, conducting a thorough examination and reporting your findings. Dig deep and there’s probably several dozen specific [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Curious About Curiosity

One of the often overlooked behaviors of busy practitioners is their finely developed sense of curiosity. Curiosity is defined as "an eager desire to know; inquisitiveness."Are you?Far too many chiropractors limit their curiosity to the first couple of visits. "When did you start feeling this?" "How long have you had this problem?" "What makes it [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Process or Outcome?

If it's not enough that most patients don't understand chiropractic principles, here's another wrinkle: patients want an outcome (relief) but you're actually providing a process (reducing subluxation).Sounds like a recipe for misunderstanding.1. Explain that the intent of chiropractic care is to reduce nervous system interferences to brain-body communications. As interference is reduced, their body should [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Role Playing

New patients often resolve to begin care on Monday because of what they decide on Friday. "If this doesn’t resolve by Monday, I'm going to need professional help."Monday rolls around with little or no improvement and they call your practice. Will your front desk CA reassure them? Will he or she communicate hope? Neutralize concerns [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Heads Down. But Not in Prayer.

It's an increasingly far too common sight. A couple or several couples at a restaurant table with their heads down. No, they're not blessing the food. They're on their various digital devices, browsing their virtual relationships instead of attending to a real-world one. It was Jesus who observed that you cannot serve two masters, for "you [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Know Your Numbers

One of my guilty pleasures when I have the time to waste watching television is to watch Shark Tank. Here, entrepreneurs and entrepreneur wannabes make their pitch to millionaires with the intent in getting them to invest in their business.It doesn't always go well. I learn a lot by watching and listening. I find it [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Body Awareness

Patient hours are over and your CA gets up from the adjusting table. "Thank you doc, that's incredible." Then, after some reflection, "How do people get through life without chiropractic?"By being disembodied.It's difficult, maybe impossible, to inspire patients to adopt chiropractic as a long term lifestyle adjunct if they aren't in touch with their own [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Those Who Matter

Dr. Seuss observed, "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."Some of us spend enormous amounts of energy attempting to be liked. Sure, be likeable, but posing and posturing merely in the hopes of winning over another is emotionally costly. Besides compromising [...]

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10 Student Tips for Surviving Chiropractic College

(A prospective student requested some suggestions for what to keep in mind while going through chiropractic college. Here’s my response. What would you add to the list?)While I’ve never attended chiropractic college myself (other than as a guest speaker), I have spoken with countless students and recent graduates. I’ve based my below suggestions on their [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | What Business Are You In?

At first glance you may think you’re in the chiropractic business, the health care business, the pain relief business, the curve restoration business or even the adjustment delivery business. These are common choices that can help a lot of people.However, dig deeper and you might agree with me that you’re actually in the belief changing [...]

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