I am not lazy, I love Chiropractic, and helping people, but yet I am frustrated because of the situation I find myself in. I didn’t put in this much effort, time, and money to barely get by. Adjusting kids is a way of life for my family, however in my professional Career it’s strictly an off the menu item.
I am an adult Musculoskeletal Chiropractor and I associated or IC’d because everyone else did. I was afraid and unprepared to open my own offices because of the warnings of others saying that there was no loan money, and it was a bad economy. Lately there has been more and more strain on my relationships, and life simply used to be more fun. I don’t sleep well, and I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed myself, or laughed the way I did before Chiropractic school. Lately I’ve been second guessing myself about my career choice. I wish there was a way to get back on course and get my life back in a big way.
Or how about this one: I found a way to open my own practice. I’m extremely proud of my accomplishment; however growth has been slower than expected. The people in my town seem to be interested only in coming in for a few visits. They don’t call me doctor, they call me by my first name. I constantly deal with insurance coverage, pain relief only, CA problems, and a lack of new patients. My spouse says that I’m not much fun to be around lately. I rarely talk about the S word, and instead talk about joint dysfunction, and a whole lot of “How is your back today?” It feels like the inmates are running the asylum. I am not practicing the way I want to, and I’m losing respect for myself, and I feel that Chiropractic has let me down. I’m stuck, in debt up to my eyeballs, overwhelmed, working crazy hours, and there is no relief in sight.
An analysis of both of these circumstances reveals some glaring commonalities. The Chiropractic degree they earned is not the deciding factor in becoming a purposeful, passionate, prosperous DC. Everybody who desires to become successful and principled must have a mentor in their lives that can inspire them, hold them accountable, and re-establish the hope that is rapidly evaporating. Asking for help is strength, not a weakness and unfortunately, many in trouble will simply not find a way of getting the help they need. The mutual and unconditional support, and sense of belonging to TNR are the keys to turning things around in a big way. If you know of any DC’s who fit these descriptions, call them, Facebook them, and have them call TNR; they will begin on the same journey as all of our successful members. Thank you.