In fact, despite stringent educational standards (DCs have more classroom hours than even MDs!), far too many chiropractors underperform – or outright fail.
So out of all of the thousands of DCs I’ve met, what separates the ones that end up thriving from the ones that are perpetually struggling to survive – or worse? if I think back to the first time I’ve met all of these chiropractors, how could I possibly anticipate which ones would go on to professional success, and which would stagger?
In this ongoing series, I'll cover the predictors of success for chiropractors.
“Tell me about a person’s daily habits and I can tell you exactly how successful they are.”
Probably more than anything else in our lives, habits form the fabric of our success.
Think of your daily habits as the foundation upon which you build everything else in your career – as well as your health, family relationships, personal life, and everything else that matters to you.
Just like if you have a weak foundation things will eventually bow and falter, without strong, positive daily habits, you’ll never build anything substantial nor reach the heights of your potential.
However, too often, people think that their success will come from:
One brilliant idea (I just invented something earth shattering!)
The circumstances of fate outside their control (I got the job/didn’t get the job)
Or even luck (I hit the Lotto!)
I’ve found that most people WANT to work hard to achieve their dreams, but sometimes, they go on short, Herculean bursts of work that only end up burning them out for the long term. Or their work ethic is exemplary, but they aren't working smart, which also diverts from their success.
The solution to correct all of those misgivings is to focus on your daily habits.
You’ve heard the adage, “How we spend our days is how we spend our lives,” right?
Well, in our crazy-busy, inundated lives, time slips away way too quickly. However, we often prioritize the wrong things, make the same mistakes over and over, and reinforce the same patterns because they’re familiar.
“I’ll do it tomorrow,”
“I’ll completely revamp my business soon,” or
“Let’s get through this year and then I’ll make these changes,” are all common time-wasting excuses.
But believe me when I tell you, those DCs (or anybody!) that consciously choose and structure their habits TODAY, TOMORROW, and EVERYDAY come out on top over the long run.
I truly believe that your habits are one of the most important predictors of success.
So, which habits should you be implementing to grow your practice and achieve the success you deserve? Contact us, and I'd love to chat with you about it!