Practice Central You’ve probably traversed at least one intersection where you’re unsure how people navigate it safely. Most of the people make it through, sometimes there’s a bump or two, and sometimes you pray for safety and then are grateful for PIP insurance. In a figurative sense, those same intersections exist in your practice. You might not be sure how people do it. You might not be sure how to navigate through the place where your message got misunderstood, when it seemed so clear to you.
In Focus This year, in Orlando, Florida, The National by FCA drew some 3,000 attendees and more than 270 companies and 432 exhibits to the world’s largest chiropractic event. Held on August 16–19 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, over 80 notable and international speakers represented the industry, covering national and international issues, and examining solutions, techniques, neurology science, sports, laser therapy, women’s health, pediatrics and more.
Wellness Approach There are sound scientific reasons why a cheerful attitude and positive outlook are most essential even in the face of challenges, traumatic stress and uncertainties. Joyfulness is more than 50 percent of wellness and should ideally be everyone’s default nature. There is no other alternative if the objective is robust health and wellness in all three dimensions: body, mind and spirit. Without cheer, there can be no holistic wellbeing or happiness, even if someone is a billionaire, even if he or she is the most cerebral person, or even if someone is the “best” in any field of human endeavor.
Personal Growth Each day, you’re asked to make choices with your time. Every moment is a reflection of those choices. Do you choose to spend that 15-minute break between patients finishing your reports, or do you spend it on Facebook? Do you take the time to create an employee manual to clarify your expectations, or do you spend time correcting unwanted behaviors and grumbling at your staff?
Like any chiropractor, you want to grow your practice. You want to not just sustain the practice you currently have, but take to the next level. There are any numbers of ways to accomplish this, depending on your goals. However, the stages you go through for your professional growth should also be reflected in similar stages of personal growth. By fully committing yourself to being a chiropractor who takes a holistic approach to wellness, your personal growth is closely intertwined with your professional growth. In essence, you won’t see stages of progress and growth in your professional life unless you see similar stages in your personal one.