Chiropractic Practice: How To Handle Getting Knocked Off Course

Chiropractic Practice: How To Handle Getting Knocked Off Course

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Chiropractic Practice: How To Handle Getting Knocked Off Course

Hello everybody, and welcome to Thrive in Five. I’m Dr. Dennis Perman from The Masters Circle Global and I’ll be your chiropractic coach for today. I have two little gems of stories for you today from back in the day when I was a massive trainer for Anthony Robbins. The first one is about when he was learning how to drive a race car. So he gets behind the wheel of the race car and the race car instructor is sitting next to him who also has a set of pedals and steering wheel. And they start screaming down the straightaway, Tony’s having a heck of a time and the instructor taps the brake. And of course, what happens is the car goes into a skid and starts heading right for the wall. Well, Tony is like, “Oh my God, I’m heading right for the wall.” The instructor grabs his head and rips it back towards the open road and says, “You got to look at where you want to go.”

So remember that because we’re going to come back to that after the second story. The second story comes from the Tony Robbins certification course. My first one was in 1986. That gives you a clue how old I am. Where we had to climb a 55 foot pole and the pole, I mean, how big is 55 feet? It’s about a five story building about a foot wide. So there’s at first there’s these steps on it where you can kind of like boost yourself up. And then as you get higher up on the pole, there are just these little loops, these little metal staples that you have to use to boost yourself up. So when you’re standing at the bottom of the pole, it looks kind of high, but you figure, okay, what the heck? Let’s go. You jump up on the pole, you start climbing.

And it’s like, hey, this is cool. I’m doing it, until you get about a third of the way up. Around 20 feet off the ground, you kind of look down and it’s like, “Oh my God, I’m 20 feet off the ground.” And then you look up and it’s like, “Oh, I have so much farther to go, oh no.” And that’s when you start to get scared. So I did. Well, I realized that I had to do something. I couldn’t just lay on the pole forever. So I said to myself, “Well, I don’t know that I’m ever making it to the top of this thing, I can’t do everything, but I can’t do something. What can I do?” And I said, “Okay, well I can pick my leg up and boost myself up on the next step.” And I did. And I was back in motion.

I climbed up another step and another step and another step, and then those little staples replaced those steps and I froze again. So I looked down and I’m about 30 plus feet off the ground pretty high, like standing on top of a three story building. And then I looked up and there was so much more for me to go. It’s like, “Oh my God, I don’t know that I can even take another step.” But it occurred to me that I couldn’t do everything, but I can do something. So I said, “Okay, I can’t take another step, but what can I do?” Well, I can lift my left foot up off the step it’s on. Okay. I can reach my left foot up to the next step, the next staple and I did. I can shift my weight to my left side and I did.

And then I can boost myself up on the left side staple and I did. What had previously been one step, just take the next step, became four steps. Well, by the time I got toward the top of the pole, the size of steps became move your left foot once inch to the right, move your right foot one foot up. But you see, I found a way to get all the way to the top of the pole by breaking up my action steps into smaller pieces. And the moral of this story is that overwhelm can be dealt with by proper chunking. Now, what does all this have to do with how to handle getting through tough times? Well, you see, the number one thing that you have to be aware of is you must always keep your eye on where you’re going.

Looking backward doesn’t help. Looking around doesn’t help. Looking inside might not even help, sometimes it does. But looking at where you want to go, that will invariably help. And second, all the different things that you need to do can be broken up into the right size pieces so that you can handle them. The antidote to overwhelm is proper chunking. So between these two methods, you’ll always be able handle getting through the tough times. Now, speaking of getting through tough times, many of you probably realize that we have this wonderful exercise that you can do called the practice growth calculator. Many of you have already done and in fact, thousands of you have, and we thank you for participating in that. But if you’ve not yet participated in the practice growth calculator and you feel like you want to, your camera on your phone over this QR code and it will take you to the practice growth calculator. By filling in four simple numbers, numbers you already know like how many days a week do you work?

I mean, easy numbers. It will give you back a readout that will help you to understand exactly where you are in practice and exactly how to get to where you really want to be in practice. In addition, if you do this soon, you’ll also get a copy of The Practice Maze, the Super Conference Journal, the Practice Unmasking Journal that has eight awesome articles written by world class chiropractic entrepreneurs to help you learn, grow and take the next steps in practice. We realize that here at the Masters Circle Global, we have a responsibility to guide you and to help you all we possibly can. So please take advantage of the practice growth calculator. There’s absolutely no charge or obligation. You’ll get back amazing information on how to grow your practice. And the best part is if you so choose, and of course, most do, you can have a complimentary consultation with either Dr. Bob Hoffman or myself, where we will interpret the findings and help you know what your next steps are to grow yourself in practice.

There’s absolutely no obligation to this. We don’t high pressure anybody. We work on attraction, not seduction. So if you want to participate in this, this is one of the best things you can possibly do. It will cost you zero except a few minutes of your time, and you’ll learn amazing things about your practice you can’t learn any other way. As always, it’s my delight to serve you. This is Dr. Dennis Perman from the Master Circle Global signing off for Thrive in Five.

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