As part of an elimination diet consider eliminating approval seeking.
Many of us spend enormous amounts of energy attempting to be liked. Sure, be likeable, but there's no need to compromise our soul in the pursuit of acceptance. Changing how we show up based on who is in front of us is exhausting and ineffective.
Proof? After all these years and attempts to be liked by all, there are still those who don't.
Going beige or toeing the line due to some notion of political correctness is a recipe for living small. Surrendering.
You're a chiropractor. A rebel. A revolutionary. One of the feral ones. You chose the hard, narrow, difficult path.
Plant your flag. Speak your truth. Attract your tribe.
What Dr. Seuss observed is worthy of repeating. "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
Bill Esteb has been a chiropractic patient and advocate since 1981. He is the creative director of Patient Media and the co-founder of Perfect Patients. He’s been a regular speaker at chiropractic gatherings since 1985. His 12 books explore the doctor/patient relationship from a patient's point of view. His chiropractic blog, in-office consultations, patient focus groups and consulting calls have helped hundreds of chiropractors around the world. Since 1999 Monday Morning Motivation has been emailed to over 10,000 subscribers each week.