#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.


Here Is What We Covered

How to handle these stressful situations in practice…

  • Drop outs – is there anything chiropractors hate more?
  • Unhappy patients – what to do when something goes wrong with your VIP experience.
  • Regulating board issues – how to handle the stress of a potential licensing issue.
  • Staff & team challenges – do you spend your week putting out team fires.
  • Burn out – where will the energy come from when you’re exhausted?
  • Stress at home – learn to wipe your feet at the door.
  • Medical doctor conflicts – turn this confrontation into an opportunity.

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Thank you for listening to Life By Design – The Podcast For Chiropractors… The voice of reason in Chiropractic.

— Jamie

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Dr. Jamie Richards

Dr. Jamie Richards is a consultant for chiropractors looking to transition and thrive in a 3rd Paradigm Chiropractic model. He helps doctors develop the entrepreneurial skills to maximize community impact and leverage leadership into profit.

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