October 17, 2011

What Recession?

By Dr. Bobby Braile

I get a chance to speak to a lot of chiropractors these days. And I can generally tell you within a minute how well their practices are doing by how they speak about what is going on in the world. When I hear a fellow chiropractor speak about recession, unemployment or how bad the economy is, I know that their practice is struggling.

While I hear many of my colleagues stuck in this recession mentality, I also see fellow DCs having their best years ever. I hear about their practice growing dramatically. What is the difference?  Why does one chiropractor cry the blues, while another sings songs of joy. To me, the key differences between those in abundance and those in lacking come down to this; Do they own it, and Do they speak it?

Do they own it? You cannot sell that which you do not have full confidence and belief in. If you do not own the principle of chiropractic and live it in your heart, then you will be unsuccessful in convincing others that chiropractic is what they need. The one common thread I see in all high-volume successful practices is that their primary doctor/leader, OWNS the principle of chiropractic.

Do they speak it?  This concept is the next step after owning it. In the Bible, in Mathew 15:18 it says, “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.” People who talk of success, growth and abundance (not pretend to speak of it) usually have success, growth and abundance.  They have the full confidence in themselves and chiropractic, and can only see their practices growing and serving. They do not have to convince themselves by saying it. They say it because they know it to be true.

On the other hand, when I hear someone start a sentence with the words, “with my luck…,” I cringe as I know their next set of words are a self-prophesy of bad things to come. We are not just talking about “glass half empty” or positive thinking here. We are talking about the actual words that come out of your mouth having a large impact on how your world works for you.

Do this for one week and see the difference. Each day, several times a day, say the words “My Practice is growing!”  Say it out loud, repeat it several times and say it with enthusiasm and confidence.  Do not say it as wishful thinking; say it as a matter of fact just as sure as you would say “my name is (whatever)”. You have absolute confidence and certainty about your name.  Now have that certainty about your practice.

Some may call these positive affirmations. But I see it as more of a certainty than that. Many people repeat affirmations as if they were wishing in a fountain. I am suggesting you make statements out of your mouth that you KNOW are fact. “My Practice Is Growing!”  

I do not believe you are what you eat.  I believe you are what you speak. Make all your words count, for the person who hears them the most, and whom they have the greatest influence over, is you.

 


Epigrams

by Dr. BJ Palmer

  • Youth is curious, and success is a game for curiosity seekers. Stay young!
  • Throw away your wishbone, straighten up your backbone, stick out your jawbone and go to it.
  • Man is a reasoning, very unreasonable manifestation of divine intelligence.
  • When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
  • "Everything comes to him that waits" — But here is one that's slicker: The man who goes after what he wants, gets it a darn sight quicker.
  • Chiropractic is health insurance. Premiums small. Dividends large.
  • An optimist is the one who sees a light where there is none. A pessimist is one who blows it out.
  • A "specialist" is one who knows more and more about less and less.
  • Keep your head cool — feet warm — mind busy. Plan work ahead and stick to it — rain or shine. If you are a gem, someone will find you.
  • There is a power within — a fountain head of unlimited resource — and he who controls it controls circumstances instead of it controlling him.


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