As DC’s we all have a common denominator: a degree. But we have wildly different experiences once we graduate from Chiropractic school. There is such a gap in Chiropractic today…one DC that’s ‘paying their bills’ and another that’s rocking. What gives?
How does the guy/gal down the street have such a successful practice when they aren’t half the DC I am?
Admit it, you’ve said this to yourself a time or two!
What if you had the skill, the passion, the desire but your practice still wasn’t reflecting your true talents? Wouldn’t it drive you crazy? How long could you keep going knowing that your income, practice fulfillment are on empty, or worse yet…you’ve run out of gas or enthusiasm for your practice? Have you lost your passion and enthusiasm for practice?
Most DC’s don’t know when they lose their purpose…it sneaks up on them.
Think of purpose as the why behind what you do and the passion is the fuel to keep it going. For an example of what happens when your purpose runs down, look no further than to a cop. They get into law enforcement because they want to make a difference in people’s lives. If they lose their sense of purpose and the passion to keep the purpose going, they can start resembling the donuts they eat. Their bodies change shape and their minds also get sedentary. They become cynical, skeptical and not a whole lot of fun to be around. Some of them even want to get back at “the system” that they feel let them down and they start taking bribes (something they never would have done in the beginning).
In marriage you see the same thing. If there is no purpose and passion behind the relationship, you turn into roommates. Rushing around from event to event, too busy to enjoy life…always late for the next thing. Many keep together for the kids, but you turn into roommates with benefits. But what if it didn’t have to be that way…what if you could immediately impact your practice and have the practice you went to school for?
Purpose and passion can be developed…if you know how!
In the new movie Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, there was a line something to the effect of picking “undervalued players that nobody else wants” like the Island of Misfit Toys from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. When you ‘resurrect’ these misfit toys they play their hearts out for you because you gave them a chance, when everybody else had given up on them. You believed in them. You saw something in them that they didn’t see in themselves. That’s what Dr. Ed and I do…we take DC’s into the TNR family, no matter who, where, level of practice, or the school they graduated from, and believe in them while adding purpose, passion and a love for the game (Chiropractic)…it’s the way of TNR.
The results are predictable…life enjoyment increases as does income, and they stay connected to humanity and Chiropractic. They are always the first to help others because they themselves were helped at one time. Someone believed in them. No matter how successful they get…they always help others reach their full potential.
Nobody enjoys being on the Island of Misfit Toys…they know their practice and life don’t reflect their talent, ability and compassion. Somebody must help them get off the island. If you know someone who feels isolated on this island, send them TNR’s way.