Would You Like YOU As A Patient?

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Being a chiropractor is probably one of the most rewarding things I do besides being a dad. We are blessed to be able to offer a service that changes lives and allows people to achieve their optimal health. In the end, most chiropractors are able to connect their paychecks to their passion which is chiropractic. Beats just showing up for work and desperately waiting for Friday to arrive! 

Despite all this, there are still many chiropractors that struggle and fail to reach their full potential. The other day, I was having a conversation with a young chiropractor. He was expressing his frustration about how many of his patients cannot commit to chiropractic care and how they come up with all kinds of excuses for not starting care.  I could have agreed with him and bathe him in his illusion. Instead, I decided to confront him out of love. 

Here was my question: "What are you not committing to in your life and making excuses for?" 

This question started an hour conversation that allowed this gentleman to grow and evolve to a new conscious level. He proceeded to tell me that he had failed to commit to better nutrition, had not seen the inside of the gym in a couple years, and got adjusted about once every two months. It was then that he realized that his patients were a mirror image of him and their non-committal attitude was a reflection of what he was not committing to in his life.

If you are going to influence people, you need to make sure that you become your own ideal patient. Remove the tolerances in your life and commit to the same things you are asking your patients to commit to. If it is to be, it's up to me! Stop blaming your patients and start pointing the finger in the right direction.

Food for thought!

-Clayton

 

 

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