"If insurance companies would recognize the value of chiropractic care, I'd be happier."
"If patients would make the lifestyle changes I suggest, they'd get better results and I'd be more successful."
"If my front desk staff would be more aware of opportunities to ask for referrals, I'd be busier."
[Insert your frustration here.]
When we relinquish our agency, assume the role of a victim and invest our emotional well-being on things beyond our control, we blind ourselves to new possibilities.
This is childlike. And not in a good way. It's a common strategy used to avoid responsibility. I've employed it countless times.
Being creative is among an important skill of a successful leader, influencer or changemaker. You!
Granted there are countless examples of injustice, abuse and unfairness. They're trademarks of our fallen world.
A constraint is the surest way to provoke our creativity. Embrace the former to unleash the latter.
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.