#87 7 Lessons You Must Teach Your Patients To Keep Them Saying “Yes”

In past episodes we discussed the importance of a Core Curriculum (CC) for your practice.

This CC would be a foundation to build your communication on and keep new patients (and yourself) focused on the most important concepts… the concepts that would determine their ability to make the same decision you would regarding what’s best for the health of their spine and nervous systems.

In today’s episode of Life By Design For Chiropractors, we unwrap the CC and share some of practice lessons we consider fundamental in our offices. Read More

#86 3 BEST OF: The 4 Requirements Of A Successful Practice

Welcome to our first “Best of” episode of The Life By Design For Chiropractors Podcast!

From time to time we revisit some of your favourite, most downloaded episodes as the material is still relevant and it obviously had struck a chord then and we know it will again.

One of the cornerstones of Life By Design is the concept of requirements and strategies…

A requirement is something that you (or in this case your practice) NEEDS… these are non-negotiable. An example would be oxygen… As a human you need oxygen to live. It’s required for life and no amount of wishing, hoping, and dreaming is going to change that.

A strategy is a specific WAY in which you meet a requirement… there are many strategies. Let’s go back to our oxygen example. Oxygen is required BUT you can get oxygen in a variety of ways… breathing is one. But you can also use a respirator or you can get oxygen through an I.V.

The point is simple…

On today’s podcast we talk about the requirements for a successful practice and the most effective strategies for meeting those requirements. Read More

#85 Maximizing Profitability In Part-Time Practice

Are you considering reducing your practice hours to enhance your life enjoyment, personal free time, or to spend more of those precious moments with your family?

One likely concern may be that working less will mean earning less and that’s just not something you want or you can’t have, given your current expenses.

How do we solve this dilemma?

Is working 60 hours a week in practice and on your business the only solution?

Ask Dr. Rachelle Vanderheyden-Jug.

Rachelle is a LBD Director, a mom, a wife and a chiropractor.

Over the past year she’s dramatically changed her model and approach to practice and the results have been, well…, exceptional!

On this episode of Life By Design For Chiropractors I interview Rachelle about the challenges and solutions to maximizing profits during her switch into part-time practice. Read More

#84 What I Learned From Replacing 5 Team Members

No one is going to debate whether having a great team is important to your success…

Heck, we believe it’s one of the 4 requirements for a successful practice (along with systems, communication and leadership).

What happens when you think everything is in place and you can just let one of the requirements, like team, take a backseat?

It’s the same thing that happens when fitness, fuel or the brain-body connection doesn’t get fulfilled…you fail.

In one case it’s your health and performance that will suffer, in the other it’s your practice and business that will begin to fall apart.

That’s what started to happen when I shifted my attention elsewhere without ensuring this key requirement was being nurtured. Lesson learned!

On this episode I share my story about the past 6 months at The Life By Design Centre during which we changed 6 of 16 team members and took a deep introspective look at our hiring, on-boarding and training systems.

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