Taking Care of (Chiropractic) Business

By Sharon Gorman, Chiropractor

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could go into our chiropractic office and love, serve and give all day without dealing with insurance companies and taking care of some difficult patients and having to manage the business part of your office. I find the loving, serving and giving to be the easy part. The trick is to be able to deal with all the other parts and still feel like being a loving, giving and serving kind of person. I have a tendency to want to ignore the other parts of running a business. Pretty early on I got to see that I couldn’t get away with that for long. I had to then put systems in my office that worked. I had to learn how to manage and empower a staff to perform at their best so that they can keep up with the big vision. Once all that was in place I had to realize that if I want to continue to have a successful practice and I want my practice to continue to grow then I must have systems in place and people in place that are accountable for whatever piece of the pie that I assign them. I realize that I have to be willing to pay people to do the parts of the business that I don’t want to do and that they are capable of doing.

Here’s where I sometimes still get myself in trouble. I can’t assume that all is well unless I continue to check on the systems and people and make sure that all is well and all is staying well. I need to constantly update my systems and constantly monitor my stats and check my checks and balances. It’s not that there is anything wrong with any of it – that is my job.

That’s the part that I have got to remind myself – that’s my job. There are parts of my job that are actually work. I am so spoiled by being a Chiropractor. I love what I do so much that I actually look forward to going to work in the morning. You would think that it is all fun and games but it is not. Face it, accept it and then you can embrace it. Set it up so that your systems work in such a way that you don’t have to use all of your energies monitoring things. Put staff members in place who are responsible and not high maintenance kind of people. Hire grown ups who can be accountable for their work. Set up a system of monitoring. Just like you set up regular staff meetings, set up regular auditing times. If you set it up right this will all serve to set you free. When you know everything is handled then you can allow yourself the permission necessary to focus on the people in your practice rather than the mechanics. Once free you can express the loving, serving and giving that you showed up in the first place to express. Set it up so you win, set it up so that your staff wins and set it up so that the people you serve win. Have a vision to create this harmony and then you can create it. Taking responsibility for your business is the first step. Don’t allow yourself to feel that you are a victim of your staff or your patients or anyone else. Act don’t re-act.

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