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He Wants to Be a Chiropractor

He Wants to Be a Chiropractor

He says he wants to be a chiropractor. When I was ten, I wanted to be a race car driver.  His friends want to create video games, become major league baseball players and YouTubers. (Is this really a profession?) In the wake of the Katie May autopsy report,...

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How Hungry Are You?

How Hungry Are You?

Last week, I had the amazing opportunity to sit in a room with 7,000 other people and learn from Tony Robbins. This has been a bucket list item for me for a long time. I have been listening to Tony for as long as I can remember. My mother would listen to his cassette...

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What is your story?

What is your story?

Recently, a friend recommended that I read The Storyteller’s Secret by Carmine Gallo, partially because of my fondness for TED talks. The book explains how storytelling, and its power to build emotional connections, have become increasingly valued in business today....

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The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End

Recently, Gage, a former employee of mine and current chiropractic student, had his white coat ceremony. It brought to mind the feelings I had when I first stepped in to intern clinic some 30 years ago. It is exciting, frustrating, overwhelming, and sad at the same...

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Begin with the End in Mind

Begin with the End in Mind

Whether you just completed your first trimester or your last, you have probably experienced that feeling of being a hamster on a wheel: class, quiz, study, sleep… over and over again. Throughout chiropractic school, and even in your career as a Doctor of Chiropractic,...

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Be Simple. Be Direct. Be Clear.

Be Simple. Be Direct. Be Clear.

It won’t be long. Soon your diploma will be matted and framed, and your license will arrive in the mail. You will begin focusing on the best ways to attract new patients to your practice. It won’t take long for you to figure out that getting patients through the door...

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Whose Rules Will You Follow?

Whose Rules Will You Follow?

Like most of you, I became a chiropractor to help people. I knew that I’d also be the owner of a small business, but I didn’t really consider what being an entrepreneur would entail. Even if I had, I surely could not have predicted how complicated and highly regulated...

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There Is Nothing Permanent Except Change

There Is Nothing Permanent Except Change

It may not seem like it, but even during the still silence of winter when dusk seems to come upon us before we know it, our days are actually getting longer. Slowly, quietly, nature is renewing itself in a behind-the-scenes process that will ultimately result in a...

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Practicing Under a Microscope

Practicing Under a Microscope

If you are keeping up with chiropractic news, you already know that chiropractic offices are being audited like never before. The most obvious reason is financial. Recoupments and fines can run into big money. The government, in particular, is trying to find cash...

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