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5 Questions to Ask Yourself

(Chiropractic Economics asked me to write an article of interest to student doctors, but it probably has relevance to just about every chiropractor.) What often distinguishes busy, thriving chiropractors from those who are merely surviving is that they tend to ask themselves better questions. When they do, they get better answers. Spending time in self-reflection is generally [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | I Love You

"You never tell me that you love me," she complained on their her fifth wedding anniversary."I told you that I loved you when we got married. If anything changes, I'll let you know."It's an old joke that highlights our inclination to take those around us for granted, whether it's our spouse, patients who show up [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | More Then Words

Chances are that some time in your life you heard the chiropractic story, the penny dropped and you decided to use chiropractic for life.This prompts some chiropractors to search for the right words that will do the same to patients and others they meet.But was it the words?Maybe it wasn't the words, but the person [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Rescuing Patients

I can only imagine what it must feel like to save someone's life. You've probably done it enough times that you may be inclined to rescue patients who may not want to be.This is a boundary issue that manifests from caring too much; wanting health for the patient more than they do. Instead of rebuffing [...]

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Chiropractic Brochures In the Digital Age

Are chiropractic brochures destined to the trash heap of history as the proliferation of digital devices grows? Are chiropractic brochures simply a legacy from the past that join buggy whips, rotary dial telephones and 8-track tapes? I don’t think so. And it’s not simply because I’ve authored over a hundred different titles during my three decades of [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Time For a Reboot?

When a digital device isn't performing optimally, a troubleshooting technique is to turn off the power and reboot it. Yes, you'll lose unsaved data, but it usually restores the device back to a more normally functioning state.From time to time it may be helpful to "unplug" your practice and reload your operating system. Set a [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Your Report of Findings

In many practices the report of findings has degenerated into a sales session. That's probably unnecessary because most patients have already decided what they're going to do before you explain your findings and make your recommendations.That may fly in the face of what you've been taught by the "just-do-exactly-like-I-teach-it" crowd. Nevertheless, most patients only give [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | What's Your Premise?

The United States is based on the premise that "all men are created equal and endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights." Chiropractic is based on 33 premises. What are the premises of your practice?If most patients leave once they feel better, your premise might be that chiropractic is a therapeutic modality.If patients must [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | Shiny Objects

It's been observed that these days our attention span is about 8 seconds--about the same as a goldfish.Whether our fleeting attentions should be blamed on television, the growing proliferation of digital devices or merely an unhealthy interest in the 24-hour news cycle is unclear. Whatever the shiny object that distracts us, we've chosen it volitionally.After [...]

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Monday Morning Motivation | The Enemy of Dreams

The cartoon character Pogo is famous for observing, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”Not only are we our own worst critic, we are also the biggest barrier to our achievement. Here are five common constraints that don’t involve the weather, insurance carriers or the other usual suspects:Beliefs – If we think something [...]

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