Next New Beginnings
January 30, 31 & February 1, 2009
Happy New Year to
have made several changes to the New Beginnings schedule
and dates for 2009.
the difficult times our economy is facing our board at
N.B. has decided to improve our weekends by making them
more attractive to doctors, staff and students.
will we do this?
will be starting all future weekends on Friday late
afternoon, instead of Thursday.
This will accomplish several things.
Less costly for doctors hotel stay. (meals, etc)
2. Possibility of local doctors to work extra hours.
3. Less of a commitment to hotel for New Beginnings for
meeting room rental / luncheons .and other items.
will continue to bring in speakers that align with our
philosophy. Additionally many of these speakers will
assist doctors by offering coaching from within our
ranks. Many of our doctors will contribute to our Speed
Coaching and Spouses Forum in 2009.
bound by COMMITMENT, HONOR and LOVE
for Chiropractic...we are the LEADERS in our
New Beginnings...... Philosophers of
Love, Loyalty and Friendship..
A Violinist in the Metro
we think about going on a vacation.. maybe about going
to a chiropractic weekend like New Beginnings but put it
off because the time isn't right.
What about getting up early to see the sunrise...
maybe going for that swim, even though the water might
be a little cool.
We create obstacles in our lives, we come up with
excuses to "not" do or enjoy life to its fullest....
It's a new year.. time to get back on track.. time do do
the things that God is allowing us to do.
It is time to listen to INNATE and the beautiful music
she is playing..
Hope to listen to that music with you very soon and I
hope you enjoy this true story..
All My Love, Loyalty and Friendship...
Violinist in the Metro
A man sat at a metro
station in Washington DC and started to play the
violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six
Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time,
since it was rush hour, it was calculated that
thousands of people went through the station, most of
them on their way to work.
Three minutes went
by and a middle aged man noticed there was music
playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few
seconds and then hurried up to meet his schedule.
A minute later, the
violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw
the money in the till and without stopping continued
A few minutes later,
someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but
the man looked at his watch and started to walk again.
Clearly he was late for work.
The one who paid the
most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged
him along, hurried but the kid stopped to look at the
violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the
child continued to walk turning his head all the time.
This action was repeated by several other children.
All the parents, without exception, forced them to
In the 45 minutes
the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed
for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to
walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he
finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed
it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
No one knew this but
the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best
musicians in the world. He played one of the most
intricate pieces ever written with a violin worth 3.5
Two days before his
playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a
theater in Boston and the seats average $100.
This is a real
story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro
station was organized by theWashington Post as part of
an social experiment about perception, taste and
priorities of people. The outlines were: in a
commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do
we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we
recognize the talent in an unexpected context?
One of the possible
conclusions from this experience could be:
If we do not have a
moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians
in the world playing the best music ever written, how
many other things are we missing?
Practice - Again!
the past 4.5 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,
working 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 practice!
past few years, and more recently the past few months I
have become "itchy" to get back to seeing patients.
Attending programs like,
New Beginnings, Dynamic
Essentials (DE) and
Get the Big Idea,
among others has only served to fuel my desire.
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
case I was not sure, I'll relate a little story.
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),
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
Since this event, I've had over half
a dozen additional calls for people wanting to start
care. Now I am not a young kid just out of college. I am
now 53 and looking to go back into practice, hopefully
for the right reasons. This
means that I probably have more baggage, more
responsibilities, and hopefully more wisdom.
Having a different
perspective Dr. Jim has asked me to keep a blog of my
experiences while opening a practice. He has asked
me to keep a "Braile's Blog"
on the New Beginnings website to have a record of my
steps and thoughts while opening a practice.
While this adds a lot of
pressure in the way of eyes on me, I have agreed to keep
the blog. If this helps some of the new practitioners,
I'm happy to serve. So, look on the
website for the new item on their menu called "Braile's
Shop New Beginnings' Chiropractic Depot
and help NB Student Fund!
New Beginnings now has an online storefront with products and supplies for doctors of chiropractic. This storefront is the Now You Know Inc. professional version of the Chiropractic Depot and contains hundreds of products and supplies that you can use in your chiropractic office.
The best part is that each time you make a purchase in the Chiropractic Depot professional storefront, 100% of the NB commissions will go directly to the New Beginnings Student Fund. This fund creates the future by uniting students with Chiropractic Philosophy. These funds go directly to students by paying for New Beginnings tuition and aiding in hotel accommodations. The fund began as a vision to fill a need. The need was to empower this profession with strong, committed, principled graduates. To do so, students today need to share in the passion of practicing DCs. They need Chiropractic Philosophy at its best. They need New Beginnings.
All products in the Chiropractic Depot are offered at a discount. So, not only do you save money, but you also help students be a part of the New Beginnings experience. You can enter the NB Chiropractic Depot storefront using the button on the front page of the NB website at www.nbchiro.com.
New Beginnings for a New Future
Chiropractic Growth & Philosophy Weekend
January 30, 31 & February
Where: Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Eatontown, New Jersey, for reservations, call the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center today at 732-542-6500 and ask for the special New Beginnings rate - www.sheratoneatontown.com
Learn more: Visit our website at www.nbchiro.com
Register now: Please call us at - 732-747-4646