UCM 208: 7 Ways to Glorify God with Your Upper Cervical Practice!

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Dr. Bill Davis joins the Upper Cervical Marketing Podcast from UCM Practice Growth Systems. In this UCM Podcast, Dr. Bill Davis discusses seven ways to glorify God with your upper cervical practice. Dr. Bill discusses the opportunities an upper cervical specialist has to advance the kingdom of God through their practice. Check out this podcast and begin to get clarity on what you need to focus on to continue to grow!

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  1. Promoting a Practice Mission Focused on Glorifying God: This includes building a kingdom-focused mission that is centered around love for the team, patients, and community, emphasizing the importance of aligning the practice's mission with the goal of glorifying God.
  2. Prioritizing Prayer: The significance of prayer in the personal life of the practitioner, within the team, and when interacting with patients, highlighting how prayer is foundational to the practice’s operations and its mission.
  3. Discipling the Team: Discusses using principles from Jesus’ discipleship to develop and nurture the team, focusing on spending time with team members, being an exemplary leader, and rallying the team around the mission of glorifying God.
  4. Designing Systems Focused on Order: Emphasizes the creation of orderly systems within the practice, reflecting God’s nature of order and excellence, including having clearly defined systems and processes that are consistently refined.
  5. Community Outreach: The importance of reaching out to the community to help more people, using digital, internal, and external outreach methods to expand the practice’s impact and glorify God through serving the community.
  6. Financial Stewardship: Covers practices for creating financial peace and glorifying God through the practice, including budgeting, accounting, saving, getting out of debt, and being generous within the practice and the community.
  7. Being a Bold Witness: Encourages practitioners to be ready to share the gospel and their faith with others, setting the practice apart through actions like playing Christian music, understanding and using spiritual gifts, and articulating the gospel effectively.

The webinar emphasizes the holistic approach to running an upper cervical practice that not only seeks to heal physically but also to glorify God and build His kingdom through the practice’s operations, team development, community engagement, financial management, and personal witness.

Dr. Bill Davis

Well, ​hello, ​everyone, ​and ​welcome ​to ​the ​webinar ​for ​today. ​Very ​excited ​to ​be ​with ​you. ​


Today ​we're ​going ​to ​be ​talking ​about ​seven ​ways ​to ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​upper ​cervical ​practice, ​how ​to ​steward ​your ​team, ​your ​patients, ​and ​your ​practice ​to ​expand ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God. ​Really ​excited ​to ​present ​this ​information ​to ​you. ​


This ​is ​something ​that ​has ​been ​on ​my ​heart ​for ​quite ​some ​time. ​Excited ​to ​share ​this ​information ​with ​you. ​I'm ​going ​to ​pray ​before ​I ​start ​this ​webinar ​today ​and, ​uh, ​then ​we'll ​get ​right ​into ​it. ​


So, ​lord, ​I ​just ​thank ​you ​so ​much ​for ​this ​opportunity ​to ​share ​with ​upper ​cervical ​doctors ​and ​help ​them ​to more ​effectively ​glorify ​you ​with ​their ​practices. ​I ​pray ​you'd ​be ​with ​me ​and ​speak ​through ​me ​for ​your ​glory. ​In ​Jesus ​name, ​amen. ​


Well, ​thank ​you ​guys ​so ​much ​for ​being ​part ​of ​this ​webinar ​today. ​ ​


I ​am ​just ​thrilled ​to ​be ​able ​to ​present ​this ​to ​you. ​ ​I ​don't ​want ​you ​to ​think ​that ​I ​have ​this ​all ​figured ​out. ​For ​the ​past ​two ​decades, ​I've ​been ​in ​business and been ​really ​thinking ​through ​and ​studying ​and ​applying ​what ​I've ​learned ​when ​it ​comes ​to ​glorifying ​God ​with ​my ​businesses. ​And, I ​want ​to ​make ​sure ​that ​I'm ​sharing ​that ​information ​with ​you ​so ​you ​can ​do ​the ​same. ​


So ​we're ​going ​to ​be ​going ​through ​these ​seven ​ways ​that ​I've ​found ​to ​glorify ​God ​with ​your, ​your ​upper ​cervical ​practice ​that ​I've, ​that ​we've ​worked ​with ​other ​doctors ​on ​in ​the ​past ​eleven ​years ​with ​UCM ​practice ​growth ​systems. ​


And ​so ​I'm ​excited ​to ​present ​this ​information ​to ​you ​and ​let's ​get ​going ​on ​it. ​So, ​you ​know, ​the ​first ​thing ​that ​​I ​wanted ​to ​share ​with ​you, ​and ​I'm ​not ​sure ​if ​you're ​aware ​of ​this, ​but ​our ​UCM ​mission, ​it's, ​you ​know, ​it's ​something ​that ​is ​very, ​very ​important ​to ​us, ​is ​to ​bring ​hope ​and ​healing ​to ​sick ​and ​suffering ​people ​for ​the ​glory ​of ​God. ​That's, ​that ​is ​what ​we ​are ​about ​as ​a ​company. ​


This ​is ​also ​was ​my ​mission ​in ​my ​​upper ​cervical ​practice ​before ​my ​injury, ​before ​I ​started ​UCM, ​​I ​had ​the ​same ​mission ​in ​my ​upper ​cervical ​practice, ​bring ​hope ​and ​healing ​to ​sick ​and ​suffering ​people ​for ​the ​glory ​of ​God. ​


And ​so ​if ​you ​have ​a ​similar ​mission, ​then ​this ​webinar ​is ​designed ​for ​you. ​And ​so, ​you ​know, ​the ​first ​thing ​I ​want ​to ​look ​at ​when ​we ​start ​to ​get ​into ​this ​information ​is, ​is, ​you ​know, ​what ​we're ​going ​to ​learn ​today, ​because ​there ​is ​a ​lot ​of ​things ​that ​we're ​going ​to ​be ​going ​through ​this. ​Me ​a ​lot ​of ​value ​for ​you, ​and ​​I'm ​excited ​to ​present ​this ​information ​to ​you. ​


I ​love ​working ​with ​doctors ​who ​are ​focused ​on ​glorifying ​God ​in ​their ​practice. ​It's ​one ​of ​the thrills ​of ​our, ​of ​our ​company ​and ​our ​life ​to ​be ​able ​to ​unite ​with ​other ​people ​who ​have ​a ​similar ​mission ​to ​us. ​


And ​so, ​you ​know, ​today ​what ​we're ​going ​to ​be ​looking ​at ​specifically ​is ​how ​to ​promote ​a ​practice ​mission. ​Focus ​on ​glorifying ​God, ​building ​his ​kingdom. ​


You ​know, ​what ​you ​need ​to ​learn ​from ​some ​areas ​of ​the ​Bible, ​like ​Noah's ​Ark ​and ​the ​Tabernacle ​church ​service ​to ​build ​your, ​uh, ​your ​practice ​with ​excellence. ​How ​to ​be ​bold ​and ​using ​your ​spiritual ​gifts. ​You ​know, ​how ​to ​be ​a ​good ​steward ​with ​your ​practice ​and ​personal ​finances, ​how ​to ​reach ​out ​to ​your ​community ​to ​help ​more ​people, ​how ​to ​use ​Jesus ​style, ​​disciple ​making ​principles ​to ​build ​and ​grow ​your ​team, ​how ​to ​consistently ​demonstrate ​generosity, how ​to ​set ​your ​practice ​apart. ​And, ​you ​know, ​just ​different ​things ​that ​we ​want ​to ​make ​sure ​that ​we're ​focusing ​on ​now ​to ​really ​glorify ​God ​with ​our ​practices. ​


A disciple is focused on building the kingdom of God rather than their own kingdom


And ​so ​the ​first ​thing ​to ​look ​at ​when ​you ​look ​at ​your ​business ​or ​your ​practices ​is ​you ​personally. ​You ​know, ​before ​we ​can ​really ​talk ​about ​the ​practice, ​we ​have ​to ​talk ​about ​you ​as ​a ​disciple. ​As ​you ​go, ​the ​practice ​will ​follow. ​And ​so ​the ​more ​committed ​you ​are ​to ​following ​Christ, ​to ​being ​​you ​know, ​to ​being ​a ​disciple ​of ​Jesus ​Christ, ​the ​more ​that ​you ​will ​exude ​that ​within ​your ​practice. 


​So, ​you ​know, ​a ​disciple ​is ​really. ​It's ​someone ​that ​is ​following ​Jesus. ​It's ​being ​changed ​by ​Jesus. ​It's ​committed. ​It's ​someone ​who ​is ​committed ​to ​the ​mission ​of ​Jesus, ​to ​make ​disciples ​everywhere. ​So ​a ​disciple ​is ​focused ​on ​building ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God ​and ​not ​building ​their ​own ​kingdom. 


​And ​that's ​a ​big ​one. ​That's ​a, ​that's ​a ​major ​one. ​It's ​something ​that ​I actually ​remind ​myself ​of ​every ​single ​day ​as ​I ​start ​my ​day ​that, ​you ​know, ​Lord, ​I ​want ​to. ​I ​want ​to ​build ​your ​kingdom ​and ​not ​my ​own. ​And ​so ​looking ​at ​your ​own ​relationship ​with ​God ​is ​always ​an ​important ​place ​to ​start ​when ​you ​want ​to ​glorify ​God ​more ​with ​your ​practice. ​ 


​And ​so, ​you ​know, ​one ​of ​the ​things ​is, ​you ​know, ​are ​you ​seeking ​first ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God? ​Right? ​Jesus ​said, ​but ​seek ​first ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God ​and ​his ​righteousness, ​and ​all ​these ​things ​will ​be ​added ​to ​you ​in ​Mark ​M ​in ​Matthew ​633. ​


And ​so, ​seeking ​first ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God. ​What ​does ​that ​mean? ​It ​means ​prioritizing ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God, ​prioritizing ​God's ​glory, ​prioritizing ​expansion ​of ​the ​kingdom ​as ​your ​first ​priority ​in ​all ​areas ​of ​your ​life, ​including ​your ​practice. ​


​And ​so, ​again, another ​part ​of ​this ​is, ​you ​know, ​is ​being ​a ​servant ​of ​all, ​right? ​There's ​this ​great ​section ​in ​the ​scriptures ​in ​mark ​9:34 ​through ​35 ​where ​they're ​taught, ​they're ​asking ​Jesus ​about ​how ​to ​be ​great. ​And ​he ​says, ​you ​know, ​they ​kept ​silent, ​for ​on ​the ​way, ​they ​had ​argued ​with ​one ​another ​about ​who ​was ​the ​greatest. ​And ​he ​sat ​down ​and ​called ​the ​twelve. ​He ​said ​to ​them, ​if ​anyone ​be ​first, ​he ​must ​be ​last ​of ​all ​and ​servant ​of ​all. 


​And ​so, ​prioritizing, ​keeping ​first ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God, ​a ​lot ​of ​it ​becomes ​a ​part ​of ​an ​upside ​down ​kingdom ​where ​you're. ​You're ​focusing ​on ​being ​the ​servant ​of ​all, ​being ​the ​one ​who ​is ​serving ​your. ​


Your ​team, ​serving ​your ​patients, ​serving ​your ​community, ​rather ​than ​being ​served, ​right? ​Jesus ​came ​to ​be ​served, ​not ​to. ​Jesus ​came ​to ​serve, ​not ​to ​be ​served. ​And ​we ​want ​to ​be ​the ​same. ​​Another ​part ​of ​this ​individual, ​discipleship ​pathway ​that ​you're ​on ​is ​dying ​to ​yourself, ​right? ​


​As ​Jesus ​said ​in ​Luke ​9:23-​25, ​if ​anyone ​would ​come ​after ​me, ​let ​him ​deny ​himself, ​take ​up ​his ​cross ​daily ​and ​follow ​me. ​For ​whoever ​would ​save ​his ​life ​will ​lose ​it. ​Whatever ​loses ​his ​life ​for ​my ​sake ​will ​save ​it. ​For ​what ​does ​it ​profit ​a ​man ​if ​he ​gains ​the ​whole ​world ​and ​loses ​or ​forfeits ​himself? ​


And ​so, ​you ​know, ​as ​you're ​building ​an ​upper ​cervical ​practice, ​when ​you ​keep ​the ​focus ​on ​the ​most ​important ​thing, ​which ​is ​to ​bring ​in ​glory ​to ​God, ​you. ​You ​want ​it, ​you ​won't ​get ​to ​the ​point ​where ​you're. ​You're ​gaining ​the ​whole ​world. ​But ​losing ​or ​forfeiting ​yourself, ​giving ​your ​life ​away ​to ​others, ​being ​focused ​on ​God ​and ​others ​will ​help ​you ​to ​die ​to ​yourself ​on ​a ​daily ​basis. ​


Because ​another ​big ​thing ​when ​it ​comes ​to ​a ​practice ​or ​any ​business ​is ​starting ​to ​get ​in ​the ​place ​where ​you're ​serving ​money ​rather ​than ​God. ​Jesus ​said, ​no ​one ​can ​serve ​two ​masters, ​for ​either ​he ​will ​hate ​the ​one ​and ​love ​the ​other, ​or ​he'll ​be ​devoted ​to ​the ​one ​and ​despise ​the ​other. 


​You ​cannot ​serve ​God ​and ​money. ​So ​every ​day, ​we ​have ​to ​make ​a ​choice. ​Are ​we ​serving ​money? ​Are ​we ​serving ​God? ​And ​so ​if ​we ​were ​focused ​on ​serving ​God, ​focus ​on ​expanding ​his ​kingdom, ​then ​we ​will ​constantly, ​reorient ​ourselves ​to ​what's ​most ​important. ​


​And ​as ​you ​do ​that, ​as ​you ​orient ​yourself ​to ​the ​things ​that ​are ​most ​important ​in ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God, ​then ​faithfulness ​is ​rewarded. ​It ​says, Jesus ​says, ​you ​know, ​​in ​the ​parable of ​talents, ​he ​says, ​well ​done, ​good ​servant, ​because ​you ​have ​been ​faithful ​in ​very ​little, ​you ​shall ​have ​authority ​over ​ten ​cities. ​


So ​when ​you're ​faithful ​in ​what ​God ​gives ​you, ​he ​gives ​you ​more. ​That's ​a ​principle ​within ​scripture. ​And ​so ​all ​of ​this ​is ​part ​of ​that ​individual ​​journey ​as ​a ​disciple, ​consistently ​looking ​into ​yourself ​to ​see ​where ​you ​are ​in ​your ​relationship ​with ​God ​is ​a ​huge ​part ​of ​glorifying ​God ​with ​your ​practice. ​And ​as ​you ​continually ​do ​that, ​then ​you ​can ​start ​to ​reflect ​this ​into ​your ​practice.


Are you a disciple maker? Make disciples is the great commission


And ​that's ​when ​what ​we're ​going ​to ​get ​into ​now, ​ ​and ​a ​lot ​of ​what ​it ​comes ​down ​to ​is, ​are ​you ​a ​disciple ​maker? ​​You ​know, ​Jesus's ​last ​words ​to ​the ​disciples ​before ​he ​ascended ​to ​heaven ​were ​the ​great ​commission. ​And ​where ​Jesus ​came ​and ​said ​to ​them, ​all ​authority ​in ​heaven ​on ​earth ​has ​been ​given ​to ​me. ​


​Go ​therefore, ​and ​make ​disciples ​of ​all ​nations, ​baptizing ​them ​in ​the ​name ​of ​the ​Father ​and ​of ​the ​Son ​and ​the ​Holy ​Spirit, ​teaching ​them ​to ​observe ​all ​that ​I've ​commanded ​you. ​And ​behold, ​I'm ​with ​you ​always ​to ​the ​end ​of ​the ​age. ​Make ​disciples. ​


Being ​a ​disciple ​maker ​is ​ultimately ​what ​our ​lives ​are ​all ​about ​as ​followers ​of ​Christ. ​And ​so ​if ​you ​constantly ​are ​thinking ​about ​that, ​how ​can ​I ​make ​disciples? ​How ​can ​I ​be ​more ​impactful ​for ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God? ​Expanding ​the ​kingdom ​by ​having ​more ​disciples, ​then ​that's ​going ​to ​help ​you ​to ​have ​the ​right ​mindset ​when ​it ​comes ​to ​your ​practice. ​


Seven ways to glorify God with your upper cervical practice


So ​let's ​now ​turn ​our ​attention ​to ​the ​upper ​cervical ​practice ​specifically ​and ​look ​at ​seven ​ways ​to ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​upper ​Cervical ​practice. ​These ​seven ​ways ​we're ​going ​to ​go ​through ​right ​now ​are ​promote ​a ​kingdom ​focused ​practice ​mission, ​prioritize ​prayer, ​disciple, ​your ​team ​design ​systems ​focused ​on ​order, ​​community ​outreach, ​financial ​stewardship, ​and ​being ​a ​bold ​witness. ​


Let's ​get ​right ​into ​it. 


​So ​the ​first ​one ​here ​is ​to ​promote ​a ​kingdom ​focused ​practice ​mission. ​


So ​once ​you've ​looked, ​uh,  ​internally ​and ​you ​really ​look ​at ​your ​own ​relationship ​with ​God, ​then ​you ​can ​start ​thinking ​about, ​okay, ​how ​can ​I ​impact ​this ​world ​in ​a ​bigger ​way ​through ​my ​work, ​through ​what ​I'm ​doing ​on ​a ​daily ​basis. ​


And ​that ​starts ​with ​your ​mission. ​So ​promoting ​a ​kingdom, ​um, ​focused ​practice ​mission ​is ​it's ​focused ​on ​expanding ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God ​by ​sharing ​the ​love ​of ​Christ ​with ​everyone ​you ​meet. ​​Your ​mission, ​it ​should ​in ​some ​way, ​shape ​or ​form, ​take ​the ​form ​of ​our ​mission ​is ​bring ​glory ​to ​God ​by ​​doing ​whatever ​you're ​doing ​within ​your ​practice, your ​upper ​cervical ​specific ​technique ​or ​the ​way ​that ​you ​were ​serving ​patients ​​within ​your ​practice.


The ​idea ​there ​is ​that ​it ​starts ​with ​love, ​right? ​Promoting ​a ​kingdom. ​Um, ​focused ​practice ​mission ​begins ​with ​love. ​


​John ​13:35 ​says, ​by ​this ​all ​people ​will ​know ​that ​you ​are ​my ​disciples. 


If ​you ​have ​love ​for ​one ​another, ​Corinthians ​16:14, ​let ​all ​that ​you ​do ​be ​done ​in ​love. ​Love ​for ​your ​team, ​love ​for ​your ​patients, ​love ​for ​your ​community ​is ​what ​that ​kingdom ​focused ​practice ​mission ​is ​all ​about. ​


​And ​so, ​you ​know, ​when ​it ​start, ​when ​it ​comes ​to ​loving ​your ​team, ​loving ​your ​team ​is, ​means ​loving ​them ​with ​patience ​and ​kindness ​and ​trust ​and ​unselfishness, ​truthfulness, ​forgiveness ​and ​dedication. 


There's ​a ​book ​that ​I ​recommend ​here ​that's ​on ​the ​screen. ​Love ​works. ​Love ​your, ​it's ​a, ​uh, ​by ​Joel ​Manby. ​He ​looks ​at ​first ​Corinthians ​13:4-7, ​and ​uses ​the ​principles ​of ​that ​section ​of ​scripture ​to ​really ​look ​at ​what ​it ​means ​to ​love ​well ​with, ​with ​your ​team. ​And ​so ​if ​you ​want ​to, ​um, ​you ​know, ​deep ​dive ​into ​that ​principle ​of ​loving ​your ​team, ​well, ​highly ​recommend ​that ​book. ​


​And ​another, ​you ​know, ​another ​part ​of ​this, ​this ​kingdom ​focused ​practice ​mission ​is ​loving ​your ​patients. ​Loving ​your ​patience ​can ​take ​a ​lot ​of ​different ​forms, ​but, ​you ​know, ​a ​lot ​of ​it ​can ​start ​with ​just ​gratitude. ​Being ​gratitude. ​Being ​grateful ​to ​your ​patients ​with, ​with ​your ​words ​and ​your ​actions, ​you ​know, ​thanking ​them ​for ​little ​things ​within ​the ​practice, ​sending ​them ​thank ​you ​cards, ​being, ​being ​mindful ​of ​what's ​going ​on ​in ​their ​lives, ​recognizing ​what's ​going ​on ​in ​your ​patients ​lives. ​


Right. ​Romans ​12:15 ​says, ​rejoice ​with ​those ​who ​rejoice, ​weep ​with ​those ​who ​weep. ​​Right. ​So ​caring ​enough ​about ​them ​to ​love ​them ​well ​as ​a ​team ​​and ​really ​teaching ​your ​team ​to ​recognize ​body ​language, ​voice ​inflection, ​helping ​them ​to ​understand ​what's ​going ​on ​in ​their ​lives. ​


So, ​you ​know, ​doing ​things ​like, ​you ​know, ​if ​you've, ​if ​you're, ​if ​you ​had ​a ​patient ​who ​had ​a ​death ​in ​the ​family, ​being ​caring ​enough ​to ​send ​them, ​send ​them ​flowers ​or ​send ​them ​a ​card, ​send ​them ​something ​to, ​to ​express ​your ​condolences, ​if ​you, ​you ​know, ​you ​have ​a ​patient ​whose ​daughter's ​getting ​married, ​sending ​something ​that's ​congratulatory ​to ​them, ​be, ​being ​excited ​for ​them ​on ​the ​different ​things ​that ​are ​happening ​in ​their ​lives. 


​Being ​involved ​with ​them ​doesn't ​mean ​being ​their ​counselor, ​it ​doesn't ​mean ​being ​anything ​like ​that, ​but ​it's ​caring ​enough ​about ​them ​to ​understand ​what's ​going ​on ​in ​their ​lives ​and ​loving ​them. ​Well, ​the ​other ​part ​of ​this ​is ​loving ​your ​community. 


​And, ​uh, ​a ​lot ​of ​this ​just ​comes ​down ​to ​serving. ​Right. ​As ​we ​looked ​at ​earlier, ​being ​the ​servant ​of ​all. ​So, ​you ​know, ​serving ​within ​your ​local ​church ​and, ​you ​know, ​not ​in ​some ​manipulative ​way ​to ​try ​to ​get ​more ​patients, ​but ​just ​because ​you ​have ​the ​heart ​of ​a ​servant, ​right, ​serving ​in ​your ​community ​with ​your ​team ​is ​a ​great ​way ​to ​live ​this ​out. ​


So, ​for ​instance, ​you ​know, ​taking ​your ​team ​and ​feeding ​the ​homeless ​or ​participating ​in ​a ​cause ​that ​matters ​to ​you ​and ​your ​team. ​I ​know, ​you ​know, ​in ​my ​practice, ​we. ​We ​did ​a ​walk ​for ​life ​one ​time ​with ​a ​pregnancy ​resource ​center ​in ​the ​area. ​So, ​you ​know, ​whatever ​it ​is, ​love ​your ​community ​well ​through ​your ​actions. ​


And ​so  ​that ​was ​the ​first ​​way ​that ​you ​can ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​upper ​cervical ​practice ​is ​to ​promote ​a ​kingdom. ​​Focused ​practice ​mission, ​and ​it's ​focused ​around ​love. ​The ​second ​one ​is ​to ​prioritize ​prayer. ​Prayer ​is. ​Is ​crucial ​in. ​In ​glorifying ​God ​with ​your ​practice. ​As ​James ​four, ​two ​and ​two ​through ​three ​says, ​you ​do ​not ​have ​because ​you ​do ​not ​ask, ​you ​ask ​and ​do ​not ​receive ​because ​you ​ask ​wrongly ​to ​spend ​on ​your ​passions. ​


So, ​praying ​by ​yourself, ​with ​your ​team, ​with ​patience ​when ​God ​presents ​the ​opportunity, ​is. ​Is ​a ​big ​part ​of ​glorifying ​God ​with ​your ​practice. ​So ​the ​first ​area ​is ​praying ​by ​yourself, ​leading ​your ​practice ​through ​prayer. ​So, ​you ​know, ​one ​of ​the ​ways ​that, ​you ​know, ​I've ​talked ​about ​this ​before ​is, ​is ​getting ​into, ​​praying ​over ​your ​practice ​in ​the ​mornings, ​right? ​Having ​that. ​


That ​great ​morning ​routine ​where ​you ​get ​to ​the ​practice ​early ​before ​anyone ​else ​does. ​You ​walk ​through ​each ​room. ​You ​pray ​for ​the ​Lord ​to ​work ​in ​you ​and ​through ​you ​and ​your ​team, ​pray ​for ​specific ​patients ​and ​their ​results ​issues ​in ​their ​lives. ​Pray ​for ​your ​team ​members. ​Pray ​for ​wisdom. ​Pray ​for ​the ​spiritual ​gift ​of ​healing ​and ​miracles ​to ​be ​given ​to ​you, ​right. ​Leading ​your ​practice ​through ​prayer ​as ​you ​start ​the ​day ​is ​a ​huge, ​huge ​thing. ​


And ​then ​praying ​with ​your ​team, ​you ​know, ​in ​your ​morning ​huddle, ​that ​I ​encourage, ​encourage ​practices ​to ​do ​is, ​is, ​you ​know, ​gather ​together ​in ​the ​morning. ​And ​one ​of ​the ​things ​you ​can ​do ​during ​that ​morning ​huddle ​is ​just ​pray ​that ​the ​Lord ​would ​be ​with ​you ​to ​accomplish ​your ​mission ​in ​that ​day. 


​If ​you ​have ​that ​mission ​to ​bring ​glory ​to ​God ​with ​your ​practice, ​then ​pray ​that ​he ​would. ​He ​would ​bless ​that ​mission. ​Pray ​for ​specific ​team ​members ​needs. ​If ​you ​have ​a ​team ​member ​who's ​sick, ​a ​team ​member ​who's ​struggling ​with ​something, ​you ​know, ​pray ​for ​them. ​Pray ​for ​specific ​patients ​needs. ​


Right. ​As ​a ​team, ​pray, ​praise ​God ​for ​results ​as ​well. ​And ​one ​of ​the ​ways ​you ​could ​do ​that ​at ​the ​end ​of ​the ​day, ​having ​that ​end ​of ​the ​day ​huddle ​where ​you ​look ​back ​at ​the ​day ​and ​you ​thank ​God ​for ​what ​he ​did ​that ​day ​in ​the ​practice. ​


​The ​other ​thing ​is ​praying ​with ​patience. ​You ​know, ​when ​God ​presents ​opportunities, ​be ​ready ​to ​pray ​with, ​pray ​with ​patience, ​pray ​with ​them ​for ​salvation. ​You ​know, ​you ​may ​have ​opportunity ​to ​lead ​a ​patient ​to ​Christ, ​pray ​for ​healing, ​pray ​for ​issues ​that ​they're ​going ​through, ​be ​ready ​to ​rejoice ​with ​them ​and ​weep ​with ​them. ​


Right. ​Again, ​it's ​doesn't, ​you ​know, ​you ​don't ​have ​to ​be, ​you ​know, ​spend ​hours ​with ​patients ​in ​order ​to ​do ​this. ​It's ​a, ​it's, ​it's ​moments ​where ​the ​Lord ​will ​give ​you ​these ​moments ​where ​you've ​got ​to ​be ​ready ​to ​pray ​when ​he ​calls ​upon ​you ​to ​do ​so. ​So ​prioritizing ​prayer ​within ​the ​practice ​is ​the ​second ​way ​to ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​practice. ​


The third way is to disciple your team, using principles from the scriptures


The ​third ​way ​is ​to ​disciple ​your ​team, ​​using ​principles ​from ​the ​scriptures ​to ​disciple ​your ​team ​well. ​And ​so ​this ​starts ​with ​using ​these ​Jesus ​discipling ​principles ​to ​develop ​your ​team ​well. ​How ​did ​Jesus ​disciple ​people? ​Well, ​one ​thing ​is ​he, ​he ​spent ​time ​with ​them, ​right? ​


He ​engaged ​with ​them. ​He ​got ​to ​know ​them ​personally. ​He ​spent ​time ​​getting ​to ​know ​their ​families ​and ​getting ​to ​know ​who ​was ​important ​in ​their ​lives. ​And ​so ​as ​a ​leader ​of ​a ​practice, ​you've ​got, ​you ​know, ​these ​are ​the ​kinds ​of ​things ​you ​want ​to ​do. ​


You ​want ​to ​spend ​time ​with ​your, ​your ​team, ​spend ​time ​with ​their ​family, ​spend ​time ​with ​their, ​their ​husbands ​or ​wives ​in ​time ​outside ​of ​the ​practice, ​getting ​to ​know ​them, ​getting ​to ​know ​what ​matters ​to ​them, ​getting ​to ​know ​how ​you ​can ​serve ​them ​most ​effectively. 


​Another ​part ​of ​it ​is ​being ​an ​example ​for ​your ​team. ​​Being ​able ​to ​say, ​follow ​me ​as ​I ​follow ​Christ ​is ​a ​huge ​part ​of ​discipling ​anyone ​well, ​but ​especially ​your ​team ​members, ​and ​then ​rallying ​your ​team ​to ​help ​more ​people ​together, ​helping ​them ​to ​stay ​focused ​on ​what's ​important, ​be ​focused ​on ​the ​big ​why ​of ​bringing ​glory ​to ​God ​is ​another ​part ​of ​discipling ​your ​team. 


​So ​​part ​of ​this, ​too, ​is ​teaching ​your ​team ​how ​to ​love ​people ​well. ​You ​don't ​ever ​want ​to ​assume ​your ​team ​knows ​how ​to ​love ​people ​well. ​You ​want ​to ​teach ​them ​how ​you ​want ​people ​to ​be ​treated, ​right ​in ​Luke ​631, ​as ​you ​wish ​that ​others ​would ​do ​to ​you, ​do ​so ​to ​them, ​right? 


​So ​training ​your ​team ​on ​an ​ongoing ​basis, ​teaching ​them ​how ​they ​should ​handle ​this ​situation, ​that ​situation, ​these ​kinds ​of ​things, ​so ​that ​they ​love ​people ​well, ​is ​part ​of ​bringing ​glory ​to ​God ​in ​your ​practice, as ​I ​said, ​also ​being ​an ​example ​to ​your ​team, ​it's ​important ​to ​demonstrate ​what ​a ​servant ​looks ​like ​within ​your ​practice. ​


So ​always ​be ​ready ​to ​serve. ​Be ​ready ​to ​serve ​your ​team, ​be ​ready ​to ​serve ​your ​patient. ​


Be ​the ​servant ​of ​all. ​You ​know, ​it's, ​it's, ​uh, ​you ​know, ​you ​hear ​this, ​this ​idea ​of ​servant ​leadership, ​but ​I'll ​tell ​you ​all, ​leadership ​is ​really ​servant ​leadership, ​true ​leadership. ​It's ​servant ​leadership. ​It's. ​It's ​being ​focused ​on ​serving ​the ​people ​that ​you're ​leading, ​being ​confident ​enough, ​as ​I ​said, ​to ​be ​able ​to, ​in ​your ​own ​relationship ​with ​God, ​to ​be ​able ​to ​say, ​follow ​me ​as ​I ​follow ​Christ. ​


​And ​then ​helping ​more ​people ​together, ​rallying ​your ​team ​behind ​a ​mission ​focused ​on ​bringing ​glory ​to ​God ​by ​helping ​more ​sick ​and ​suffering ​people ​find ​hope ​and ​healing, ​helping ​them ​to ​reorient ​their ​minds ​every ​single ​day ​to ​that ​mission, ​​through ​your ​prayer, ​through ​your ​words, ​through ​what ​you ​say, ​through ​how ​you ​speak, ​and ​how ​you ​encourage ​them ​to ​continue ​to ​focus ​on ​what's ​most ​important. ​


And ​so, ​discipling ​your ​team ​is ​that ​third ​way ​to ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​upper ​cervical ​practice. ​And ​I'll ​tell ​you, ​if ​you, ​if ​you ​really ​want ​to ​work ​with ​your ​team ​to ​grow ​in ​this ​area, ​we ​would ​love ​to ​help ​you. ​


This ​is ​an ​area ​we've ​been ​able ​to ​help ​a ​lot ​of ​practices ​with ​their ​teams, ​clarify ​their ​roles, ​get ​more ​specific ​on ​what's, ​what's ​expected ​of ​each ​team ​member, ​helping ​them ​to ​rally ​behind ​the ​mission. ​And ​so, ​you ​know, ​if ​you ​want ​to ​head ​over ​to ​the ​website, ​ucmpracticegrowthsystems.com, ​just ​click ​on ​the ​button, ​ say, ​start ​growing. ​This ​is ​a ​great ​way ​that ​we ​could ​partner ​with ​you ​and ​help ​you ​in ​this ​area. ​


The fourth way to glorify God with your practice is to design systems focused on order


The ​fourth ​way ​to ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​practice ​is ​to ​design ​systems ​focused ​on ​order.  ​And ​so ​when ​we ​look ​at ​the, ​uh, ​at ​the ​scriptures, ​we ​see ​that ​God ​is ​a ​God ​of ​order, ​not ​chaos. ​We ​can ​see ​examples ​in ​Noah's ​ark, ​tabernacle, ​church ​service, ​so ​forth. 


​Many ​other ​examples. ​We'll ​look ​at ​more ​in ​a ​second. ​And ​we ​also ​see ​that ​God ​calls ​us ​to ​work ​with ​excellence, ​whatever ​you ​do, ​work ​hardly ​as ​for ​the ​Lord, ​not ​for ​men. ​So ​these ​are ​two ​different ​principles ​that ​are ​key ​at, ​uh, ​designing ​systems ​focused ​on ​order. ​And ​so ​let's ​look ​at ​this ​more. 


​So, ​the ​first ​thing ​is ​that ​God ​is ​a ​God ​of ​order, ​not ​chaos. ​We ​see ​this ​throughout ​the ​scriptures. ​Example, ​you ​know, ​Noah's ​ark. ​He ​tells ​the ​very ​specific ​examples, ​this ​is ​how ​you ​are ​to ​make ​it, ​right. ​He ​has ​a ​very ​specific, ​orderly ​way ​of ​building ​the ​ark. ​In ​the ​tabernacle, ​​he ​says, ​make, ​uh, ​this ​exactly ​as ​I ​show ​you. ​Right. 


​He ​has ​a ​very ​specific ​way ​of ​doing ​it. ​And ​​we ​see ​also ​with ​the ​church ​service ​in ​the ​New ​Testament, ​first ​corinthians, ​he ​says, ​ ​he ​gives ​him ​very ​specific ​instructions ​on ​how ​to ​orient ​​the ​church ​service. ​And ​he ​says, ​for ​God, ​at ​the ​end ​of ​this ​section, ​he ​says, ​for ​God ​is ​not ​a ​God ​of ​confusion, ​but ​of ​peace, ​as ​in ​all ​the ​churches ​of ​the ​saints. ​


Right? ​So ​we ​see ​that ​God ​is ​a ​God ​of ​order, ​not ​chaos, ​and ​we ​want ​to ​aspire ​to ​do ​the ​same ​within ​our ​practices. ​So ​does ​your ​practice ​represent ​the ​character ​of ​God ​by ​being ​a ​place ​of ​order, ​or ​is ​it ​in ​chaos? ​Right. ​Looking ​specifically ​at ​your ​practice ​and ​whether ​or ​not ​it's ​orderly. ​So ​some ​of ​the ​most ​important ​things ​to ​do ​when ​it ​comes ​to ​this ​and ​glorifying ​God ​in ​this ​area ​is ​clearly ​defining ​your ​systems, ​right? ​


Having ​clearly ​defined ​checklists, ​milestones, ​scripts, you ​have ​documented ​systems, ​you ​have ​consistently ​updating ​those ​processes. ​You're ​utilizing ​those ​systems ​in ​your ​weekly ​trainings, ​you're ​using ​those ​systems ​to ​hold ​your ​team ​accountable ​to ​the ​standards. ​Having ​those ​clearly ​defined ​systems ​is ​a ​way ​that ​you ​can ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​practice, ​right? ​Having ​it ​so ​that ​patients ​get ​a ​consistent ​experience ​within ​the ​practice. ​


This ​is ​part ​of ​a ​way ​of ​reflecting ​the ​character ​of ​God. ​And ​so ​one ​of ​the ​ways, ​one ​of ​the ​systems ​that's ​crucially ​important ​to ​your ​practice ​is ​your ​new ​patient ​phone ​call. ​When ​someone ​first ​calls ​the ​practice ​as ​a ​new ​patient, ​or ​you ​call ​a ​patient ​who ​is ​a ​lead ​that ​is ​looking ​to ​schedule ​with ​the ​practice. ​Having ​a ​clearly ​defined ​process ​for ​that ​call ​is ​really, ​really ​important. ​And ​so ​we've ​created ​a ​new ​patient ​phone ​call ​checklist. 

​If ​you ​want ​to ​​download ​this ​as ​a ​free ​download, ​you ​can ​head ​over ​to ​the ​website ​and ​click, ​uh, ​on ​resources, ​and ​you'll ​see ​the ​practice, ​uh, ​growth ​​tools. ​Uh ​resources ​and ​new ​patient ​phone ​call ​checklist ​is ​in ​there ​a ​really ​great ​resource ​to ​help ​you ​in ​this ​area.


Being excellent within your systems is key to having a successful upper cervical practice


The ​other ​part ​of ​order ​within ​the ​practice ​is ​not ​just having ​systems, ​but ​also ​looking ​to ​be ​excellent ​within ​those ​systems. ​


As ​I ​mentioned ​earlier, ​Colossians ​323, ​whatever ​you ​do, ​work ​heartily. ​As ​for ​the ​Lord, ​not ​for ​men. ​So ​being ​excellent ​is. ​Is ​a ​key ​part ​of ​having ​a ​practice ​that ​glorifies ​God. ​You ​know, ​one ​of ​our ​core ​values ​at ​UCM ​is ​to ​be ​excellent ​in ​the ​ordinary. ​And ​I ​encourage ​you ​to ​focus ​on ​excellence ​in ​your ​upper ​cervical ​practice ​as ​well. ​


​And ​part ​of ​this ​is ​you ​got ​to ​fight ​against ​complacency. ​You ​know, ​the ​idea ​of ​being ​good ​enough. ​Or ​instead ​you ​want ​to ​work ​hard. ​You ​want ​to ​encourage ​your ​team ​to ​work ​hard ​as ​well. ​You ​want ​to ​encourage ​your ​team ​to ​continue ​to ​improve ​and ​refine. ​What ​you're ​doing ​within ​your ​systems ​is ​really, ​really ​important. ​


​And ​so, ​again, ​if ​you ​need ​help ​in ​this ​area, ​we'd ​love ​to ​help ​you. ​This ​is ​another ​area ​where ​we ​love ​helping ​doctors ​or ​practice ​growth ​sessions. ​We ​can. ​We ​focus ​on ​these ​types ​of ​things ​all ​the ​time ​with ​doctors. ​Help ​them ​to ​grow ​in ​these ​areas, ​teams, ​systems, ​these ​types ​of ​things ​you ​can ​grow. ​Go ​over ​the ​website, ​www.ucmpracticegrowthsystems.com ​and ​get ​a ​free ​practice ​growth ​strategy ​session ​there ​to ​learn ​more ​about ​what ​we ​do. ​ 


So ​the ​fourth ​area ​here ​is ​to ​design ​systems ​focused ​on ​or ​order. ​The ​fifth ​is ​community ​outreach. Outreach ​in ​your ​community, ​right. ​As ​Jesus ​said, ​you ​know, ​we ​don't ​want ​to ​be ​hiding ​what ​we ​do. ​We ​don't ​want ​to. ​We ​want ​to ​be ​the ​light ​of ​the ​world. ​We ​want ​to ​be ​a ​city ​on ​a ​hill. ​If ​you ​truly ​are ​a ​practice ​that ​is ​seeking ​to ​glorify ​God ​in ​your ​work, ​why ​not ​help ​more ​people, ​right? ​


Why ​not ​get ​more ​people ​into ​your ​practice ​that ​you ​can ​serve ​and ​bless ​and ​encourage ​and ​ultimately ​expand ​the ​kingdom ​of ​God? ​And ​that ​is ​exactly ​what, ​another ​way ​that ​you ​can ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​practice ​is ​by ​consistently ​reaching ​out ​to ​the ​community. ​


​And ​ways ​to ​do ​that ​is ​through ​digital. ​The ​digital ​world ​now ​is ​so, ​so ​important ​at ​communicating ​with ​people ​internally ​and ​externally. ​Right. ​These ​three ​main ​areas ​of ​outreach. ​Community ​outreach ​is ​crucially ​important. ​And ​this ​is ​something, ​obviously, ​that ​we're ​very ​well ​known ​for ​​at ​UCM, ​is ​that ​helping ​doctors ​with ​this, ​helping ​doctors ​reach ​more ​people ​in ​their ​communities, ​reach ​more ​people ​through ​digital, ​internal ​and ​external ​means. ​And ​we've ​been ​blessed ​to ​help ​lots ​of ​doctors ​over ​the ​years ​with ​this ​particular ​area, ​addressing ​new ​patient ​problems, ​addressing ​these ​types ​of ​issues ​of ​community ​outreach. ​And ​we'd ​love ​to ​be ​able ​to ​help ​you, ​too. ​Again, ​you ​can ​head ​over ​the ​website ​and ​learn ​more ​about ​those ​services ​as ​well. ​


Four ways to create financial peace in your practice through community outreach


So ​the ​fifth ​way ​to ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​observable ​practice ​is ​​through ​community ​outreach. ​The ​6th ​is ​financial ​stewardship. ​Financial ​stewardship. ​So, ​so ​important ​when ​it ​comes ​to. To ​glorifying ​God ​with ​your ​practice. ​


So ​I'm ​going ​to ​look ​at ​four ​key ​practices ​to ​create ​financial ​peace ​in ​your ​practice. ​So ​we're ​going ​to ​look ​at ​making ​and ​following ​a ​budget, ​doing ​your ​accounting, ​saving ​and ​getting ​out ​of ​debt. ​Right. ​These ​are ​four ​ways ​we ​can ​see. ​These ​are, ​uh, ​biblical ​principles ​for ​handling ​finances, ​specifically ​for ​your ​practice ​that ​will ​glorify ​God. 


​And ​so ​the ​first ​one ​is ​making ​and ​following ​a ​budget. ​Your ​budget ​gives ​you ​a ​plan ​for ​your ​money, ​what ​you ​make, ​spend, ​and ​save. ​Every ​dollar ​has ​a ​job. ​When ​you ​use ​a ​budget, ​you ​can ​tell ​your ​money, ​your ​collections, ​where ​to ​go ​instead ​of ​wondering ​where ​it ​went. ​Right? ​So ​you ​want ​to ​think ​of ​your ​budget ​like ​looking ​through ​a ​windshield ​to ​see ​what's ​coming ​up, ​engage ​how ​you're ​doing ​on ​reaching ​your ​destination. 


​When ​you ​see ​the ​big ​picture, ​the ​money ​coming ​in ​and ​what's ​going ​out, ​right, ​your ​collections ​and ​overhead, ​you ​can ​set ​goals. ​You ​can ​make ​adjustments. ​You ​can ​plan ​for ​all ​the ​costs ​of ​running ​an ​upper ​cervical ​practice. ​


And ​you ​can, ​you ​know, ​you ​can ​start ​to ​say ​hello ​to ​margin. ​Right ​margin. ​Right ​margin ​for ​marketing, ​margin ​for ​purchases, ​margining ​margin ​for ​raises ​and ​bonuses ​and ​taxes, ​emergencies, ​unexpected ​opportunities. ​And ​instead, ​you ​know, ​get ​rid ​of ​the ​flying ​by ​the ​seat ​of ​your ​pants. ​That's ​the ​power ​of ​a ​budget. ​


So, ​first ​thing ​you ​can ​do ​when ​it ​comes ​to ​financial ​stewardship, ​glorifying ​God ​with ​your ​practice ​is ​making ​sure ​that ​you ​actually ​have ​a ​budget ​in ​place ​for ​your ​practice ​that ​you ​follow ​each ​month. 


The ​second ​way ​to ​have ​financial ​peace ​in ​your ​practice ​is ​to ​do ​your ​accounting. ​Right. ​So ​many ​times ​over ​the ​years, ​I've ​sat ​with ​doctors ​and ​asked ​them ​about ​numbers, ​and ​they ​just ​weren't ​sure ​about ​them. ​And ​so, ​making ​sure ​that ​your ​financial ​reports ​are ​done, ​​because ​ultimately, ​they ​tell ​the ​story ​of ​where ​your ​practice ​is ​healthy ​and ​where ​it's ​struggling. ​Most ​practice ​owners ​don't ​want ​to ​spend ​the ​time ​studying ​spreadsheets ​and ​reports. 


And ​so, ​you ​know, ​but ​what ​happens ​if ​you ​avoid ​them? ​Chaos ​takes ​over. ​Your ​business ​may ​fail ​ultimately. ​So, ​understanding ​some ​of ​these ​things, ​you ​have ​to ​steward ​what ​God ​gave ​you ​to ​manage. ​So, ​in ​other ​words, ​you ​have ​to ​look ​at ​your ​numbers ​regularly. ​And, ​you ​know, ​if ​that ​sounds ​about ​as ​fun ​as ​sticking ​your ​finger ​in ​a ​light ​socket, ​take ​heart. ​You ​don't ​have ​to ​personally ​track ​and ​crunch ​your ​numbers. 


​Make ​one ​of ​the ​first ​hires ​in ​your. ​If ​you ​haven't ​already, ​hire ​a ​bookkeeper, ​hire ​a. ​An ​accountant, ​hire ​a ​CPA. ​​They ​can ​do ​those ​number ​things ​you ​hate. ​But ​you ​have ​to ​know ​your ​business ​and ​the ​basics ​of ​accounting ​in ​order ​to ​effectively, ​ ​steward ​your ​practice. 


The ​third ​way ​you ​can ​get ​financial ​peace ​in ​your ​practice ​is ​to ​save. ​Saving ​gives ​you ​margin ​and ​choices. ​A ​lot ​of ​business ​owners ​believe ​they ​need ​a ​line ​of ​credit ​to ​survive. ​But ​what ​you ​really ​need ​is ​money ​in ​your ​savings ​account ​so ​you ​can ​be ​your ​own ​line ​of ​credit. ​It's ​called ​retained ​earnings, ​and ​having ​it ​is ​crucial ​to ​survive ​and ​prosper ​in ​practice. ​


So ​retained ​earnings ​gives ​you ​margin ​to ​handle ​emergencies, ​reduce ​debt, ​make ​plan ​purchases, ​invest ​back ​into ​the ​practice, and ​it ​gives ​you ​freedom ​to ​jump ​on ​unexpected ​opportunities, ​like ​buying ​out ​another ​practice ​or ​buying ​someone's ​furnishings ​or ​snagging ​a ​piece ​of ​property ​or ​purchasing ​a ​new ​piece ​of ​technology. ​


​Having ​cash ​gives ​you ​choices, ​and ​so ​making ​sure ​that ​you're ​saving ​is ​another ​way ​to ​have ​more ​financial ​peace ​within ​your ​practice. ​And ​the ​fourth ​way ​is ​to ​get ​out ​of ​debt. ​​You ​know, ​I'm ​a ​big ​Dave ​Ramsey ​guy. ​I ​love ​his ​materials ​and ​what ​he ​does ​at ​Ramsey ​Solutions. ​


And, ​you ​know, ​the ​in ​proverbs ​22 ​seven, ​it ​says ​the ​borrower ​is ​slave ​to ​the ​lender. ​​And ​I ​love ​this ​quote ​by ​Dave ​Ramsey. ​He ​says, ​​Proverbs ​22:7 ​says ​the ​borrower ​is ​slave ​to ​the ​lender. ​And ​it ​doesn't ​add, ​except ​in ​business. ​Right? ​So ​getting ​out ​of ​debt ​in ​your ​business ​is ​key. ​At ​Ramsey ​Solutions, ​they ​often ​say, ​you ​know, ​debt ​is ​dumb ​and ​cash ​is ​king. ​Why ​do ​they ​say ​that? ​Because ​debt ​increases ​risk ​and ​magnifies ​mistakes. ​


​You ​don't ​want ​to ​be ​stuck ​with ​five ​years ​of ​payments ​on, ​uh, ​a ​failed ​idea, ​right? ​So ​what ​happens ​when ​you ​borrow ​and ​can't ​make ​your ​payments? ​Your ​cash ​flow ​dries ​up ​quick. ​​And ​so ​getting ​out ​of ​debt ​if ​you're ​already ​in ​debt, ​is ​key ​part ​of ​glorifying ​God ​with ​your ​practice. ​So ​here's ​some ​ways ​that ​you ​can ​get ​out ​of ​debt ​if ​you're ​in ​debt. ​


By ​following ​these ​practices, ​you ​can ​help ​eliminate ​debt. ​Turn ​your ​cash ​position ​around, ​usually ​in ​about ​three ​to ​five ​years. ​First, ​you ​start ​by ​paying ​yourself ​a ​living ​wage, ​you ​know, ​aka ​the ​minimum ​your ​family ​can ​live ​on ​and ​still ​pay ​your ​bills ​without, ​you ​know, ​just ​eating ​rice ​and ​beans ​for ​every ​meal. ​


​Number ​two ​is ​you ​pay ​all ​your ​expenses ​and ​payroll ​and ​taxes ​for ​the ​business. ​Number ​three ​is ​you ​put ​15% ​to ​20% ​of ​your ​net ​profit ​into ​retained ​earnings. ​And ​number ​four ​is ​you ​apply ​the ​remaining ​amount, ​the ​80, ​85% ​that's ​left, ​to ​business ​debt, ​until ​it's ​gone. ​


Right? ​So ​if ​you ​do ​those ​four ​things, ​you ​can ​get ​out ​of ​debt ​relatively ​quickly, ​depending ​on ​how ​much ​debt ​you ​have, ​somewhere ​in ​the ​three ​to ​five ​year ​range ​or ​less ​if ​it's ​not ​too ​much ​debt. ​But ​highly, ​highly ​recommend ​eliminating ​debt ​from ​your ​business ​so ​you ​can ​glorify ​God ​more ​with ​your ​practice. ​


Another part of financial stewardship is being generous in your upper cervical practice


Another ​part ​of ​financial ​stewardship ​when ​it ​comes ​to ​your ​upper ​cervical ​practice, ​is ​being ​generous, ​being ​a ​generous practice, ​generous ​doctor ​within ​that ​practice. ​So ​there's ​a ​lot ​of ​different ​ways ​to ​be ​generous. 


​Obviously, ​being ​a, ​uh, ​cheerful ​giver, ​being ​joyful ​in ​your ​giving. ​One ​of ​the ​ways ​that ​I ​love ​to ​do ​within ​my ​practice ​is ​I ​would. I ​would ​have ​one ​person ​per ​month ​that ​I ​would ​give ​full ​services ​to. ​Right? ​So ​one ​charity ​case ​per ​month. 


Now, ​this ​is not ​a ​discount, ​but ​full. ​Full ​care ​for ​free. ​Right? ​So ​this ​may ​be ​you ​know, ​a ​pastor. ​This ​may ​be ​a ​single, ​ah, ​mom, ​this ​may ​be ​a ​widow. ​This ​may ​be ​something ​somebody ​that ​puts, ​you ​know, ​that comes ​into ​the ​practice. ​​I ​have. 


God ​gives ​me ​a ​heart ​for ​them, ​to ​be ​able ​to ​serve ​them, ​care ​for ​them, ​take ​care ​of ​them, ​and ​I ​choose ​to ​give ​those ​services ​to ​them. ​Right. ​So ​that's ​an ​example ​of ​being ​generous ​in ​the ​practice. ​Another ​way ​you ​can ​do ​it ​is ​just ​making ​sure ​you're ​blessing ​your ​team, ​right. ​


Looking ​for ​ways ​to ​be ​generous ​to ​them, ​looking ​for ​ways ​to ​celebrate ​things ​with ​them, ​going ​out ​to ​dinners ​and ​events ​and ​different ​things ​with ​them ​and ​their ​families, ​​looking ​for ​ways ​to ​give ​them ​bonuses ​or ​raises ​when ​they ​deserve ​them, ​doing ​those ​types ​of ​things. ​Blessing ​your ​team ​is ​another ​way ​to ​be ​generous ​and ​then ​giving. ​Right. ​Just ​giving ​to ​advance ​the ​kingdom. ​Um, ​use ​the ​resources, ​use ​the. ​The ​money ​that ​is ​made ​through ​your ​business, ​to ​expand ​the ​kingdom ​through ​your ​local ​church, ​through ​other ​ministries ​that ​are ​important ​to ​you. ​Being ​generous ​is ​another ​way, ​that. ​


Of ​that ​financial ​stewardship, ​part ​of ​bringing ​glory ​to ​God ​with ​your ​upper ​cervical ​practice. ​​• ​And ​so ​that ​is ​the ​6th ​way ​to ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​practice. ​We've ​got ​one ​more ​we're ​going ​to ​go ​through, ​and ​that's ​number ​seven.


Be a bold witness. And so that's the 7th way to, to honor God with your practice


Be ​a ​bold ​witness. ​Being ​a ​bold ​witness. ​So, ​​in ​first, ​Peter ​3:14 ​through ​16, ​it ​says, ​always ​being ​prepared ​to ​make ​a ​defense ​to ​anyone ​who ​asks ​you ​for ​a ​reason, ​for ​the ​hope ​that ​is ​in ​you, ​yet ​do ​it ​with ​gentleness ​and ​respect. 


So ​this ​means ​that ​we ​need ​to ​always ​be ​ready ​to ​share ​the ​gospel ​to. ​With ​someone. ​Always ​be ​ready ​to ​share ​the ​hope ​that ​is ​in ​us ​with ​someone ​who ​doesn't ​know ​the ​Lord. ​And ​so ​part ​of ​this ​is ​setting ​your ​practice ​apart ​and ​setting ​it ​up, ​uh, ​apart ​from ​other ​businesses, ​setting ​it ​apart ​from ​other ​upper ​cervical ​practices, ​even ​is ​knowing ​how ​to ​articulate ​the ​gospel, ​be ​able ​to ​tell ​people ​what ​Jesus ​did, ​and ​always ​be ​ready ​to ​share ​it ​with ​patients ​or ​team ​members. ​As ​the ​Lord ​gives ​you ​opportunities. ​


​Right . ​Doesn't ​mean ​that ​every ​patient ​that ​comes ​through ​the ​practice ​you ​share ​the ​gospel ​with, ​but ​it's. ​It's ​being, ​being ​sensitive ​and ​submitted ​to ​the ​Holy ​Spirit, ​being ​discerning ​when ​it ​comes ​to ​those ​opportunities ​that ​he ​gives ​you, ​and ​being ​able ​to ​share ​it ​when ​it ​comes. ​


​So ​another, ​another ​simple ​way ​to ​set ​the ​practice ​apart ​is ​just ​don't ​be ​afraid ​to ​play ​christian ​music ​in ​your ​practice. ​Right. ​If ​you. ​I, ​uh, ​you ​know, ​I ​used ​to ​do ​this ​in ​my ​practice, ​and ​I'd ​have, ​I'd ​have ​patients ​who ​loved ​it. ​I ​had ​patients ​who ​would ​ask ​about ​it, ​that ​type ​of ​thing. ​It's ​just ​another ​way, ​again, ​to ​set ​the ​practice ​apart. ​


And ​then ​the ​third ​way ​is ​to ​understand ​and ​use ​the ​spiritual ​gifts ​the ​Lord ​has ​given ​you ​in ​your ​practice. ​So ​do ​you ​understand ​your ​spiritual ​gifts? ​Have ​you ​really ​looked ​into ​those? ​Have ​you ​studied ​the ​scriptures ​with ​what ​the ​spiritual ​gifts ​are? ​And ​do ​you ​know ​which ​ones ​you ​have? ​If ​you ​have ​different ​gifts, ​you ​know, ​teaching ​or ​leadership ​or ​administration, ​discernment, ​evangelism, ​encouragement, ​healing, ​service, ​knowledge, ​wisdom, ​compassion, ​these ​are ​some ​of ​the ​ones ​that ​you ​can ​actively ​use ​within ​your ​practice ​in ​different ​ways to ​help ​set ​your ​practice ​apart. ​​And ​so that's ​the ​7th ​way ​​to ​honor ​God, ​to ​glorify ​God ​with ​your ​practice, ​is ​to ​be ​a ​bold ​witness. ​


UCM's mission is to bring hope and healing to sick and suffering people


And ​so, ​as ​we, ​as ​we ​started ​this, ​this ​conversation ​today, ​our ​mission ​at ​UCM ​is ​to ​bring ​hope ​and ​healing ​to ​sick ​and ​suffering ​people ​for ​the ​glory ​of ​God. ​


Hopefully, ​you've ​gotten ​a ​lot ​of ​value ​out ​of ​this ​today. ​Hopefully ​you ​understand our ​heart, ​which ​is ​really ​to ​help ​all ​of ​our ​Cervical ​doctors ​bring ​hope ​and ​healing ​to ​more ​and ​more, ​uh, ​sick ​and ​suffering ​people. ​


But, ​you ​know, ​if ​you ​specifically ​are ​a ​brother ​and ​sister ​in ​Christ ​and ​you ​have ​a ​similar ​mission, ​we ​would ​love ​to ​talk ​more ​with ​you ​and ​see ​if ​we ​could ​connect ​and ​be ​able ​to ​help ​you ​grow ​your ​practice. ​We ​would ​love ​to ​do ​that. ​


That's ​been ​one ​of ​the ​greatest ​blessings ​of ​my ​life. ​And ​so, ​again, ​schedule ​a ​free ​practice ​growth ​strategy ​session@ucmpracticegrowthsystems.com.  ​


And ​as ​we ​always ​say, ​go ​Team ​Upper ​Cervical. 

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About the Author: Dr. Bill Davis
Dr. Bill Davis is the Founder and CEO of uppercervicalmarketing.com. His goal is to spread the word about the best-kept secret in health through Upper Cervical Specific Business and Marketing Solutions.
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