Step Seventeen to a Hundred a Day

By Dr. Rick Wren

Step Seventeen to a Hundred a day is actually Advanced Success Principle #7 (Set Daily / Weekly / Monthly / Yearly / Lifetime goals). You have often heard that most people plan more for their vacation, than their whole life. Setting goals for your life takes time and effort.

If you think about something you wanted really bad, you got it. I am talking about something you could see, smell, taste, and hear with your eyes closed. I can remember when I was 10 years old, I wanted a Mini-bike. The kind with a Briggs and Stratton 3 horse power gasoline engine. Back then you could not buy a small motorcycle. I would lay awake every night seeing, feeling, smelling, and hearing the mini-bike I wanted. Even though it was a huge financial burden for my parents, I got it for Christmas months later.

The goals should be set, written down, and read daily. They should be broken down in smaller pieces to make it real. For example if you want to save a million dollars in 20 years. That means you have to save 50,000 per year, 961.53 per week, 137.36 per day, 5.72 per hour, and 9 cents per second. You can save 9 cents a second can’t you? When you break your goals down in smaller increments they seem more realistic and make it evident what you have to do now and daily to achieve them.

You also want goals for all aspects of your life. Dr. Larry Markson refers to the Six P’s (Purpose, Personal, Professional, People, Prosperity, and Play). Larry has been hounding me with write and read your goals since 1978, so I thought it was appropriate to use his idea. Each of the Six P’s has 4 parts (What do you want, When do you want it by, What are you going to do to get it, and How will you benefit).

When you are setting Practice Goals you have to connect the pieces of the “practice puzzle”. You should consider how many weeks you are open, how many days each week you are open, how many hours you schedule adjustments, how many hours you can schedule new patients, and what is your PVA. All these pieces of the puzzle will affect the overall picture.

Below you will find an MS Word document link for the Practice Goal worksheet for a half million dollar practice. Just change the figures to fit your goals. You will also find a simple Six P’s goal setting work sheet to get your started. Take a few minutes to set a destination for your life.

We are only six weeks from Vegas, so make you plans now (

LLL, Dr. Rick Wren (Founder of the Society of Chiropractic Masters and Parker Team Teacher)

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