By Sharon Gorman, D.C.
Monday Morning Message – 6/12/07
Boy, I have had a crazy few weeks. Just a few weeks ago I moved my practice. I moved into an office three times the size of my last office. I guess it is easier to move into a bigger space rather than a smaller office yet any move is traumatic.
A few days before I made the move I was talking to another chiropractor. I hadn’t seen him in a while and I stopped off at his office one afternoon. He started to tell me about his practice and then I started to tell him about my practice. He cut me off after just a minute or two and asked me a crazy question. He asked me why haven’t I retired already? He knows of my financial success and he couldn’t figure out why I hadn’t hung it up already. Hang it up? I’m just getting started! I have new goals that I haven’t been able to conquer in the last two years and I am more on fire than ever. I am truly challenged by my practice. I love going to work in the morning. I don’t want to ever stop doing what I love to do. I like money but I am not working for money. Sure, easy for me to say, maybe I would feel different if I didn’t have any but that just couldn’t happen. I just don’t see that as a possibility. Making a living surely is not a great challenge but I have a lot of challenge left in me.
I immediately felt myself getting insulted. Do I look like I should retire? Was he trying to hurt my feelings? Was he trying to compliment me because he thinks that I could afford to retire? Well I’m not dead yet! A matter of fact, I’m just getting started. This month I celebrate 23 years in practice. I’ve been a chiropractor more than half of my life. What else would I be or do? I’m the luckiest person in the world.
Now as my children are getting older and I don’t have to look down at them to look them in their eyes any more I often find myself living my life in such a way so that I can be an example for them. That doesn’t make me old. That makes me wise. I live my life as if someone is always watching me. I live my life in such a way as my children could be proud of me. I still have my moments when I want to be “bad” but for the most part I act like a parent – a grown up. That is just maturity not a sign that I am almost done. That is a sign that I’m just getting started.
How’s it going for you? Is the best yet to come? Are there mountains that you still want to climb? Are you challenging yourself? Remember that you can start at any moment. Create a vivid picture in your mind and then put it on paper and then get to work. Create a revised vision and a new life for yourself every day.
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Focus Philosophy Night – Saturday June 16
Andy Forelli — Sandy Levenson
Special Program going on from 2-6 pm sponsored by the Fellowship
Join us for dinner before at the restaurant at the hotel at 6:00 pm – Meeting begins at 7
Howard Johnson Hotel
Route 611 Bartonsville, PA (exit 302 off I-80)
(570) 424-6100 for Reservations (ask for Focus Rate)
Contact Sharon Gorman at (570) 350-4091 or at [email protected] for more info.
Suggested fee is the price of one office visit.
We will be passing the hat to cover expenses.
Future 2007 Dates:
JULY 28 – Armand Rossi
August 18, September 15, October 20, November 10, December 1