all Chiropractors, You want chiropractic to be and stay chiropractic?
Be the change you wish to see! Decide today to be the best, most
disciplined principled, and well trained chiropractor the patient could
ever hope for being adjusted by and the world will change for the
better. You will inspire others to do the same and as we grow so to will
the world's consciousness grow. We have to decide to stop tearing each
other down! Those that don't practice principled are not our enemies,
they are lost or scared, or have never been shown the beauty of innate.
They have yet to open themselves up to the eternal and infinite and they
like so much of the world are lost in the outside in paradigm. We all
have the power to change the world but rather than trying to change
others and destroy any sense of communication and respect among those we
disagree with, let's instead focus on ourselves in becoming what we say
we want to see. Let's reflect on Dr Reggie and his life and become
inspired to be and do better and just as Reggie has changed the world
and the infinite, our collective power in unity will have that much more
of an impact towards a healthier planet for us all! Stop the name
calling and categorizing of our fellow brothers and sisters and instead
reach out a hand of hope and trust and friendship. Send them an article
or a thousand articles on the power of the adjustment. Show them it's OK
to be a principled chiropractor and the world will let a little more
light in and on this individual selfless action of us all we change the
world and the infinite and the universe will smile upon us!
your innate always flow from above down with 100 percent of the
intelligence of the universe.
pivotal baseball game was being played and it came down to the bottom
of the ninth inning. The pitcher was trying to close out the game
clinging to a one run lead. The bases were loaded with 2 outs. The count
was three balls and two strikes. The next pitch could decide the game.
He checked the signs, wound up and let the pitch fly. The batter watched
the ball hit the catcher’s glove, as he was sure it was a ball and the
tying run was to be walked in. The catcher jumped up as if the game was
over as he was sure it was a strike. The pitcher looked at the umpire
and held up his arms to ask what is it? The batter turned to the umpire
and said, what’s the call? Each dugout began to empty out on to the
field surrounding the umpire. The managers were pleading with the umpire
what they thought the call should be. “It’s a ball! It’s a strike!”
Finally the umpire raised his arms and he spoke. He said; “It ain’t
nothin’ till I call it!”
listened to this story told many years ago in crowded ballroom in
Atlanta, GA by Dr. Sid Williams. He was making the point that our
reality is what we make it. He was telling all of us that we have a
choice in every situation. How we choose to react, what we choose to
think, what emotion we want to have associated with the situation.
Ultimately, it comes down to us making a conscious decision instead of
an unconscious default setting that was preprogrammed by our past
experiences. Your situation whatever it maybe is whatever you make of
chiropractic today we are seeing a big split not only of the philosophy
of docs, but we are seeing a split in levels of success. There are more
and more successful and highly profitable practices than ever, and
there are more and more practices struggling to stay afloat. The
middle-class chiropractor is becoming the minority. Adversity and
problems will come no matter what level of success you have obtained in
practice and in life. The question is what are you going to do about it?
are a couple of sure-fire ways to not overcome adversity. Number one is
to not take responsibility. Blame it on someone else or something else:
your staff, the economy, the weather, insurance companies, your school,
or your government. This is an effective way to protect your ego while
you continue down the path of sucking in practice. Another one that is
rampant in our profession is to do nothing. Just pretend that everything
is all right, bury your head in the sand and hope it all goes away when
you wake up from your fantasy nap. The other very common ineffective
solution that is being practiced daily is the “Jack of all trades,
master of none” tactic. Imagine going to your dentist and while you are
in the chair for your cleaning she starts telling you that they are
offering mammograms, pap smears and colonoscopies now. Some morons would
probably think that was great, but most people want their dentist to
focus on their teeth instead of their other parts.
chiropractors see their challenges as opportunities to learn and grow.
They face them head on, take responsibility and find a way to grow
beyond them. They work harder, work smarter, and grow to become a better
leader, teacher, healer and philosopher. They run toward problems
instead of running away. They attack fear because they realize it is
imaginary and not real. They can embrace the haters as a sign of growth
because they don’t compromise their ethics always remaining in
integrity. They realize success is mindset, a choice to be success, to
do success, and to have success. At Chiropassion consulting we teach the
time-tested strategies of success because they work. Join us is Chicago
May 8th and 9th for our only seminar this year
where our primary focus will be dedicated to financial success through
building the lifetime family wellness practice of your dreams.
The only question that remains is what’s your call going to be?
into the room with a practice member after you have just given an
incredibly moving introduction into the severity of the subluxation,
there is often times a slight hesitation by the Doc when it comes to
discussing the financial responsibility of that practice member.
came to you wanting help. They wanted something different; not more
drugs, not just another exercise that doesn’t get to the cause of the
problem. They want your expertise in helping them to be able to get back
into life again.
The practice member is wanting
your expertise and they already know that to be in fair exchange with
you, there will have to be some kind of payment, correct? There HAS to
be some kind of payment.
Of all the areas that
are never covered in your detailed education at Chiropractic college was
‘How do you speak with your practice members about paying?” Uh-oh. Not
THAT area! A half hearted suggestion is made by the teacher, but your
question essentially goes unanswered.
three ways to set up fee schedules; 1. What is usual and customary for
your area, 2. What you have calculated your time and expertise is
worth, 3. What you feel comfortable in saying. Which of these three is
the most common? By FAR it is number 3, which has little to do with what
is usual and customary for your area OR what you have calculated your
time and expertise is worth. It is sadly usually far below what is usual
and customary and NOWHERE near what your time and expertise is worth.
be in fair exchange with your practice member YOU have to be giving
EXCELLENT service and nothing below it. If you are not giving EXCELLENT
service then it is YOU who is not in fair exchange with your practice
member. To give EXCELLENT service you have to WANT to give it as you
see that as FAIR to your practice member as they are giving you pay. So
why would you deliberately undercut an outlined plan, a plan just like
an orthodontist lays out when talking about braces, that starts you off
in a state of being NOT FAIR? I tried it. For years. And it was bad.
gym fee. Your orthodontist. Your car payment. Your house payment. Your
cable bill. Your phone bill. All of these give you an outline of what
your fees are going to be to get the service you want. Giving your
practice member a guideline as to what your fees are, and what their
participation is going to be is fair to them. They want to know that.
is an absolutely critical area of practice that we were never taught in
school. If you practiced THIS area as much as you practiced side
posture, you would already be a master of it. But in reality, since we
didn’t get the foundation for it in Chiropractic school we are left to
drift in practice and have ‘kind of learn as we go along’.
ChiroPassion it is an essential tool for you to have the ability to
easily and effectively communicate, and talk with your practice members
about the care they need, their anticipated adjustment schedules, their
participation in THEIR health, AND their financial responsibility. To
make these areas no longer areas of hesitation, but areas of
determination, it is critical to practice this step.
the strength of your commitment to helping each practice member to
greater health when you walk into that room expecting an agreement to
the best Chiropractic care. Just as you expect correction of the
subluxation with each adjustment because you have practiced this step,
you can expect the fair exchange at the financial talk because you have
practiced this also.
No magical poster will
allow you to step over this. No incredible CA will allow you the Doctor
to get away not doing this. No colorful handout given to read instead of
talking with your practice member will get you out of it. It is YOUR
responsibility to master this. So master it.
You master this not for the love of money, but for the love of giving the best of YOU to each one of your practice members.
“Can you give me some more science to prove what we do?” is heard many times from Chiropractors all over the world.
easy answer is YES, we can give you the science to prove that
Chiropractic actually DOES improve the motion of the spine, and improves
the nervous system. In ChiroPassion Consulting we call this ‘Criteria
Testing’. This testing is done on the initial exam and then followed up
on the re-exams through the care of your practice member. Can YOU, the
Doctor of Chiropractic actually do what you say, that is, can you SHOW
that person gets objectively better despite subjective improvement or
and post x-ray. Posture scans. I use the Insight Subluxation Station.
Which testing do YOU use that can show YOU AND YOUR PRACTICE MEMBER that
they are better?
criteria testing can help give YOU the Doctor more confidence, clarity,
and certainty in your practice. All of these are essential for your
practice success. Yet there still seems to be a virus of validation that
we as a profession NEED more and more PROOF so that we can justify what
we do in our own minds. Our practice members are not banging on our
doors yelling “You have no proof, so I am out of here!” They WANT
something different than just pain relief. They WANT an opportunity to
be healthier for life by unlocking their own innate health.
was the last time you asked your dentist, “Hey Doc, are you REALLY SURE
that eating all that sugary stuff is bad for my teeth?”, or “You mean I
HAVE to brush my teeth 2-3 times a day, EVERYDAY? Doesn’t that seem
just a little excessive?” Does that talk ever come up? NEVER! There is
no need to validate that brushing and flossing your teeth regularly
helps you to MAINTAIN health of your teeth. Here is another question for
the technique jumpers in our profession, when was the last time there
was a major technique advancement in BRUSHING YOUR TEETH? THERE HASN’T
BEEN!!!! Yes, we now use an electric tooth brush, but you still have to
put the brush to your teeth 2-3 times a day. THAT part hasn’t changed.
Flossing on a regular basis is great for your teeth AND helps decrease
cardiac disease. Flossing!! So start calling your adjustments “SPINAL
FLOSSING”. COMMUNICATE how regular adjustments to the spine are just
like flossing your teeth. Suh, Bogduk, Windsor, Palmer, Guyton.
you read ANY of the information that these incredible people have
written on either Chiropractic, the nervous system, nerve flow, or
adjusting that could help you to have more CLARITY, CERTAINTY, or
CONFIDENCE in what you do? I highly recommend that you do.
YOU SHOULD read every day on adjusting, nerve flow, the nervous system,
and Chiropractic to give you even more ammo in your CHIROPRACTIC
BAZOOKA so that you have more CLARITY, CERTAINTY, and CONFIDENCE which
then gives you the opportunity to COMMUNICATE that to your practice
members. Once you know you need to brush your teeth daily you just do it. There is no need to constantly have a need to prove it. Once you know you need to be adjusted regularly you just do it. There is no need to constantly have a need to prove it.
Now tell your practice members and your community. They are dying for you to do so.