I had a client who told me recently, “I know everything I need to know to become a successful chiropractor. I know my stuff. I know how to adjust and how to read x-rays. I know procedure and I have set policies. I go to seminars and get all charged up, then I get back to the office and I just can’t get it going.” I assured this client that far too many others felt the same way. Here are seven tips I gave him to help him get back on track toward the achievement of his goals.
If you have ever seen a flock of geese fly overhead, you know how difficult it is to tell who is leading whom. The geese move in swift syncopation as if they are all responding instantaneously to the same cues, tapped into an unseen force that directs and guides their movement as one. It is the same way with wild horses or a herd of buffalo.
Chiropractors, bless you all, seem to be engaged in the perpetual task of making your practices better, with better being defined as more new patients, larger monthly patient volume and, of course, increased income.Unfortunately, the entire culture of our profession appears to be focused on what is wrong with the practice, why it is not better.
One of the biggest challenges that I see as a coach is that many chiropractors have the, “I’ll believe it when I see it” mentality. When they hear of another doc seeing huge patient volume, their reaction is incredulous…”I don’t believe it. You can’t give good care in that amount of time…it’s impossible.”
Well, here are two tips to help you get past your doubts: