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Is your life in a state of chaos?
Do you feel like one or more of your life domains are out of control?
Your practice is a reflection of your life.
If your life is full of a lack of peace then your practice will reflect that.
As I wrote in my book Upper Cervical Practice Mastery: Learn Success Secrets of the World’s Top Upper Cervical Doctors our lives are broken into 10 domains.
If there is chaos in any of these domains it will lead to chaos in your upper cervical practice. If you would like to evaluate where you stand in all 10 of these domains grab our free resource the Life Score Assessment. In it, you will answer some tough questions to determine where you are in these crucial areas of life.
But let’s take a look at a few of these domains and how an imbalance in one area can affect your practice.
How is your relationship with your spouse or significant other? No other relationship we have with a person has more of a direct impact on the rest of our lives than our relationship with our spouse.
A strong relationship with your spouse will allow you to weather the toughest storms of life. But a strained or chaotic relationship will dramatically impact other areas including your practice.
Let’s use an example…
Dr. Jones and his wife have been arguing for weeks and before he goes to his practice on Tuesday morning he and his wife have a big fight. He then goes to his practice and snaps at his staff. He is distracted when he sees patients throughout the day. He doesn’t feel well physically. His mind keeps replaying the argument so he can’t concentrate.
What should he do?
He needs to find a way to reconcile with his wife. Through communication, counseling, or other means to find a way to strengthen the relationship.
If not it will continue to have a dramatic impact on him personally and his practice. Separation or divorce will impact your practice even more and sometimes with devastating consequences.
So I encourage you to invest in your relationships not only for the benefit of you personally and your family but also for the impact it has on your patients, staff, and community.
The intellectual domain is focused on how frequently you are stimulating your mind in order to grow.
Are you consistently challenging your mind or is it stuck in a place of complacency, boredom, and sluggishness?
One of the most important ways that we can consistently reinvigorate our minds and our practices is by consistently learning new things. This includes all areas of our lives.
But specifically, focused on your upper cervical practice are you regularly learning about your technique? How about upper cervical in general? How about practice management? Patient management? Marketing? Communication?
This is why I have consistently encouraged doctors and students to invest in technique conferences, the diplomate program, coaching programs, and other resources to help you consistently learn and grow in your understanding of upper cervical practice mastery.
One of the simplest ways to consistently challenge your mind is through the use of audiobooks. Zig Ziglar used to say that it’s important to attend automobile University as much as possible. You do this by listening to audiobooks whenever you’re driving by yourself.
I have had a membership to Audible for many years now and every month I have the opportunity to download an audiobook and continue to challenge my mind and grow my business and improve my life through books.
I would highly recommend getting an audible membership for $15 if you don’t already have one and consistently putting new information into your mind to help you and your practice grow.
If you are a parent your relationship with your children will have a dramatic impact on all areas of your life including your upper cervical practice.
Some doctors will choose to invest in their upper cervical practice but not in their relationships with their spouses and children and this will lead to disastrous consequences.
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?” Matthew 16:26
When we invest in our upper cervical practice to the exclusion of the relationships in our lives that matter most we may see financial success but we will not see the type of long-lasting success that matters most.
I encourage you to take time with your kids together and individually. For many years I have been doing daddy dates with my kids where I go out and do something individually with each of them.
This type of one-on-one connection is so important.
I also encourage you to arrange your life in such a way to make sure you don’t miss your kid's activities. These sporting events, performances, school activities, and more should be a priority in your life. Not an afterthought.
It’s okay to close early so you can make it to your son’s basketball game.
It’s okay to take a day off and take your daughter on her school trip.
It’s okay to stop and text your son in the middle of the day just to encourage him.
These investments in your children will pay dividends in all areas of your life including your upper cervical practice for years to come.
We will never have perfect balance in our life but the pursuit of balance in these 10 life domains will have a dramatic impact on your life and upper cervical practice.
If you want some help in pursuing balance in your life and practice schedule a time to chat with us about Upper Cervical Practice Mastery Coaching.
It’s time to take upper cervical to the world!