There are any number of books, websites, articles, and seminars that are all dedicated to helping you improve your practice. Such guides to helping you grow your practice include everything from marketing your services, to setting up your first practice, to expanding your menu of services or your client base, to bringing in complementary therapies such as massage therapy or acupuncture. Of course, each of these topics is vital for helping you not only have a chiropractic practice that is sustainable, but one that can actually thrive and grow.
Practice Central If you live in or around Orlando, Florida, the world appears to be about characters. Yet the truth is, no matter the city, every business is filled with a cast of characters performing a daily show. Consider their performance and management like the making of a movie. There is a director, a producer, a cast of characters, and special effects that together make up the trailer that precedes the movie. How do these parts relate to one another? How do they all manage to do the right thing to make the story rich and appealing? They each play their part.
Your body’s ability to control breath rate is considered to be an autonomic function, much like your ability to control your heart rate or blood pressure, or digest food. These types of functions are automatically controlled by the autonomic nervous system. In essence, such functions occur without much in the way of conscious thought on your part most of the time, provided that your autonomic nervous system is functioning normally. In fact, although the human fetus does not breathe inside the womb, it will begin breath-like movements once the lungs have fully developed, which happens sometime during the second trimester.
Personal Growth Many DCs are taught that setting practice goals is not only useful but essential to achieving success. Unfortunately, this concept doesn’t always produce the intended result. While having a vision for the future plays a strong role in reaching your goals, the way you enact that vision can make all the difference for experiencing the inner fulfillment and happiness that you desire. How many times have you set out to achieve a goal, struggled to reach it, and then, once you accomplished it, felt satisfied and proud of yourself for only a day?
As a busy chiropractor, it’s likely that you don’t have much free time in your jam packed schedule. In addition to seeing patients all day every day, nights and weekends tend to get eaten up with family obligations, household responsibilities, and everything else you have to do in order to keep your life afloat. Before you know it, another week, month, or year has gone by and you’re wondering where all of your “off time” went. And if you’re like most people, you’re probably also questioning how to take what little extra time you have and use it in a way that adds value to your life versus just wasting it away.