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Seven Essentials For Growth in Chiropractic Practice

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By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Listening to my mentors and chiropractors of old was the greatest thing I ever did for growing my chiropractic practice. Twenty five (plus) years later, I can tell you these 7 Essentials continue to return dividends.

  1. Wake Up Early
  2. Affirmations
  3. Cold Shower Mondays
  4. See New Patients
  5. Workout Daily
  6. Plan Your Meals
  7. Live in Gratitude

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Awaken your animal spirit and start your week right!

Wake Up Early – before anyone else in your home (I like between 3:30am to 4:30am). This provides an opportunity to set your week, and this is essential to do on Monday (if you see patients that day).

Affirmations – If you’re not doing affirmations, you’re affirming failure, it’s that simple. Get on what works for you and get to it.

The most powerful affirmation I had for years in practice was…

2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon

Cold Shower Monday – Where do you think all these guru bros got this idea? Chiropractors have been sharing this tip for decades, and it works. Set your intention (like a new patient Monday morning) and take cold showers until the intention is fulfilled. This is magical.

See New Patients – Notice the pattern here? Waking up early is about seeing new patients, morning affirmations are about seeing new patients, cold showers are about seeing new patients. Guess what’s going to happen?

Workout Daily – As chiropractors, we are blessed to be moving nearly all day. We have to stay fit mentally, spiritually, and physically. Some form of daily movement (besides adjusting loads of patients daily) is essential. Lift, run, Pilates, yoga, stretch, etc. Unfit chiropractors do not last, get on it daily.

Plan Your Meals – What’s going to separate you from the carb loaded half a sleep doctor down the street? Plan your meals for the week (I love Sunday for this most) and make it a routine you follow. Bonus if you do this for others in your household. Whoever brings in the groceries, runs the home.

Live in Gratitude – I save the best for last and the old timers know this one best. There’s momentum in doing all the things I mentioned above. Live in gratitude that everything you are seeking in practice is seeking you. Follow the routines, do the work, put in the effort.

Have an amazing day!


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