#44 The Ultimate Way to Get to Inbox Zero (& Stop Being Overwhelmed By Email)

One of the very first pieces of infrastructure we either confirm is in place or start creating with all new clients we work with is a Productivity System.

Why?

It’s simple…before you can begin learning a Day 1 framework, building a sales process, perfecting your table talk, developing a strategic planning protocol and more, you must have the time and capacity to do the work.

Within your productivity system, you will have a bunch of moving parts, requirements and strategies…there’s a good chance it’s your “email system” that’s a massive bottleneck to your success.

Brendon Burchard’s quote says it all. “Remember the inbox is nothing but a convenient organizing system for other people’s agendas.”

The question is how do you make your email work for you, not against you?

And how can you avoid becoming a slave to your inbox and turn it into an area that supports your productivity?

You’ve likely heard of the concept “Inbox Zero” before, this is nothing new. However, what you’ll learn from today’s episode will be for most.

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#43 How To Deal With The Everyday Stress Of Practice

We ALL have stress in practice to deal with it…

Some of it is out of your control and therefore should stay out of your mind but for those challenges that seem to show up far too often, it’s very likely you… or your systems… or your team, well, you get the point… 🙂

Here is some low hanging fruit to help you get started. It won’t be easy, but it is where you likely need to begin…

A. Improve your understanding of 3rd Paradigm Chiropractic.

Many challenges, especially handling questions at the table, start with a poor understanding of the context in which you practice chiropractic. Start with this and a large volume of your issues disappear.

B. Increase your certainty.

There’s a reason chiropractors can say the “darnedest” things and get away with it. Imagine the incredible impact if you had certainty and you weren’t saying crazy and insane things to your patients.

C. Boost your self-esteem.

Although this plays a big role in certainty, self-esteem is a stand alone issue. It needs to be cultivated and grown as part of a lifelong process.

Once those are in place, the skills, tactics and strategies to handle your practice stress will work exponentially better.

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#41 Stop Trying To Save Chiropractic And Start Growing Your Practice

How many times have you heard someone say “The time is now!” or “There’s no better time for chiropractic than right now!”

More than enough right? It’s a common mantra at most seminars and I believe it’s actually TRUE but not because of chiropractic.

Let me explain what I mean and why it’s important…

You can call me a pessimist, you can disagree with me or maybe just call me a realist…. but IMO, this profession is 0% better than it was 25 years ago.

There are a handful of aspects that have improved and just as many that have regressed or totally collapsed.

For all of that time our “leaders” have told us “serve chiropractic and everything will be fine”…..”chiropractic needs you”….

Where has it gotten us? All of the effort, the investment, the campaigns, the attention, the focus that has gone into making “chiropractic” better and the end result…neutral….at best.

Apple didn’t leave it’s mark because Steve Jobs wanted to “save” the tech world. The side effect of global impact came from the relentless pursuit of his values…one of which was his company.

This has lead me to make 2 conclusions.

1. Stop trying to save chiropractic. It doesn’t work.

2. It’s a great time for chiropractic because it’s a great time for just about any entrepreneurial pursuit.

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#40 Do You Know Your Kolbe Index? Here’s Why You Should

You’ve done the tests…

Myers-Brigg, DISC and many others.

You know your personality type, you know your IQ and you’ve even started using them in your hiring process or team development.

It’s wonderful to have detailed information about yourself, your team or a position you’d love to fill, BUT do you know the one piece of information that could be the missing link to successfully applying the data you’ve harvested?

How someone takes action is a primary determinant in achieving desired outcomes.

Even the most intelligent, driven team member could be restricted if their tasks don’t match well with how they naturally get $%&T done.

Just think of all the times you’ve tried to launch or complete a project and found it painfully difficult or worse, impossible to gain traction. Maybe it wasn’t you? Or at least not you in anyway you could modify or change.

The Kolbe A Index is a powerful test that streamlines the process of identifying how people take action.

On today’s episode of Life By Design For Chiropractors, we interview David Kolbe, CEO of Kolbe Corp. to discuss the benefits of the Kolbe Index for the practicing Chiropractor and their business.

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