How can we make this more fun?
You want to have more fun in practice? Well in this short video I’m going to tell you how I had a ton of fun in practice and give you some pointers for how you can have more fun.
In The Chiropractor’s Guide, the subtitle is “56 Proven Ways to Help More People, Have More Fun, and Make More Money” so let’s talk about having more fun today. If your practice is like eating a poop sandwich and you can hardly wait to get out of their at night or that you’re thinking about retirement as this thing that you’re pushing through to and you wake up on Monday and you can barely pull enough emotional energy to get out of the house and into the car and onto the way to the practice, then you’re doing it wrong. So we need to have more fun.
I’m going to give you my recipe. It’s something that I used on a regular basis to not only enjoy practice, but look forward to it. To be a TGIM type of person and then when I left the practice on Friday or Saturday, depending on my shift right, I was just high as a kite because I loved what I did. So let’s talk about that in the next segment.
Let’s talk about having more fun. What do you do as a chiropractor that takes most of the time that you invest? It’s adjusting patients isn’t it? So one of the things that I did early on was ask myself, who were the fun patients to adjust? Those are the people that followed my directions, those are the people that got better, and those are the people that we had a pleasant interaction. It wasn’t too personal, but it was personal.
Think right now about the 5-7 patients that you wish you had dozens more like. I’m willing to bet that they comply, that they’re well trained, that they’re well educated and that you have made your office call that 2, 3, 5, 7, however many minutes, of pure bliss and you can template that out.
First thing you might want to do is fire a patient or two. Here’s what I mean, you know the people that are constant complainers that are never going to be happy in your practice or anybody else’s or just difficult. They need chiropractic care, but maybe they need chiropractic care someplace else. If there’s one person or two, I mean if you want to fire the whole bunch don’t do that right, but if there’s one or two people that need to be getting chiropractic someplace else, help them get chiropractic someplace else.
I’m asking you, what do you do on an office call that’s a lot of fun for you? One of the things that I would do is I’d walk in and I’d greet the patient. I was always glad to see them. Then I would train them to present for a check, whether it was a posture or whether it was a motion palpation or whatever they needed to do, they were trained to present for that. I’d check them, I adjusted them, I post-checked them. Then I took them up to a 3-Phases Chart or an autonomic nervous chart or there was a patient testimony and we’d have this very, very short, good energy, positive focus on what was going on in the practice with chiropractic and in their spine.
For me I could take care of 12, 16, sometimes 20 people an hour doing it that way and it was just fun, I looked forward to it. So we have an obligation to ourselves, if the only time we’re going to have fun is when we’re out of the clinic, we don’t understand chiropractic and we don’t understand how good it can be. When we can only have fun after we’ve retired, what a wasted life.
I also think it’s important to remember we co-labor with the power that built the universe. What I mean by that is when I adjust somebody and turn on the power, I’m working consistent with the power that organized all time, all space, all matter and I’m not talking religion here, I’m talking about a philosophy of universal and innate intelligence. It’s a wonderful, wonderful thing.
Let’s just make it an interaction that’s wonderful as well. We have responsibility to ourselves to do that. Imagine going to see somebody who absolutely hates their job everyday, what a terrible way to get service, right? As chiropractors it’s just a waste of wonderful, wonderful opportunity.
This is Dr. Noel Lloyd for Five Star Management and I want you to have more fun.