Practice - Again
For the past 5 years I
have taken a break from active practice and devoted my
time to several other responsibilities. These included
raising two adopted daughters with my wife Evelyn,
Now You Know, speaking at chiropractic events around the
country, and being active as a Board member of ICA.
Well, my daughters are getting a little older (18 & 12),
I am no longer on the ICA Board, and I have prioritized
my speaking engagements. So it is time to re-enter
In the past few years, and more recently the past few months
I have become "itchy" to get back to seeing patients.
Attending programs like,
Get the Big Idea,
Dynamic Essentials (DE)
and New Beginnings,
among others has only served to fuel my desire.
I have always believed in
following the God given Innate messages that have come
my way. That is what made me move from Florida to
Georgia and has blessed me with a wonderful family, and
all the success I have had in chiropractic and in my
life. At my recent Philosophy on the Farm, someone walked up to me and offered me a walk-in practice. That
itch I was having became an all out fire. And
although the practice I was offered was just a little too
far away from my home, it set in motion a series of
events that is leading me back into practice.
Just in case I was not sure,
I'll relate a little story.
My wife and I were having
lunch at one of her favorite restaurants about three weeks
ago. Just before we began eating, we said a little
prayer for the meal and to guide our direction regarding
opening an office. Not 30 seconds after that prayer my
cell phone rang with a local number I did not recognize.
Upon answering it a woman said that she wanted to make
an appointment to be a new patient and come in to see
me. Stunned, I asked how she heard about me.
It seemed she had seen my website (the sample one I keep
for Now You Know),
www.brailechiropractic.com, and after reading it she
wanted to start care with me. I am not usually at a loss
for words, but it took me a few seconds to respond and
tell her that although I'd be delighted to serve her, I
was not in practice yet and in fact did not even know
where I'd be opening an office. I did tell her to watch
the website as I'll post it on there as soon as I get a
location and will be opening. This call sealed
it for me and my wife. We were going back into practice!.
And just in case I thought this was just a fluke, I had another woman call me a week later to also set up
an appointment. I have not had any calls like this
in the last 5 years since I left practice, and now I get
two. For me that is a clear message.
Being wiser, I am looking to
open this office with a modest budget, while keeping the
overhead low. I am keeping a log of the events and plan
on sharing my experiences as time goes on.