Many chiropractors are feeling totally burnt out. One or our HealthSource Board members, Bob Campana, sent me an email this morning containing a simple Chinese proverb. Here it is: "If you want to know your past look at your present conditions. If you want to know your future look at your present actions”. A very profound guy that I consider to be a virtual mentor, Tony Robbins, puts it another way. “If you’re not getting what you want, change your approach. If you’re still not getting what you want, what do you do? You change your approach. And if you’re still not getting what you desire, what do you do then? You change your approach again!”
In other words, if your present circumstances don’t match your vision for your practice and your life, keep changing your approach until you find the right recipe that’s congruent with your vision and puts you on the right path.
Want a shortcut to this process, to getting on the right path to living your vision? Here it is:
Get yourself membership into a mastermind with like minded people. What’s a mastermind? It’s a group of professionals that get together in person periodically. In between the meetings they stay in contact. What do you talk about in the mastermind experience? Anything and everything to help you get on the path to achieving your vision. It could be about your practice. It could be you talk about personal issues. Chances are it’ll be about both. And one or two people with mastermind experience are the moderators and keep the group on task.
Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone are just a few of the guys that helped pioneer the mastermind concept, which Napoleon Hill wrote about in his classic book “Think and Grow Rich.” If masterminds worked for these guys, they can work for you, too. Personally, I’ve been in masterminds for over a decade, and they’ve shortened the learning curve for me at an incredible clip. And the cool thing is that in HealthSource we have 3 home office sponsored masterminds along with about 10 regional/local masterminds moderated by our Regional Developers, with more in the planning stage.
Listen, I consider masterminds to be one of the most vital steps in living your dream, your vision. Why keep making mistakes when you can learn from the collective experiences of those who have already successfully done what you’re trying to do?
Last weekend I was in Florida, helping to moderate one of our local masterminds (Renaissance Club). It was intense…..and FUN! And the emails I’ve received from the members since are incredible examples of doctors having amazing breakthroughs. People who felt totally burnt out because their current reality was incongruent with their dreams. You see, being burnt out is usually not from overwork. Quite the opposite is true. Usually it’s from not living your dream, in-congruency with your vision and boredom with life, all of which are correctible…….and not from some crazy, half baked, get rich quick guru’s insane advice or from abandoning chiropractic. Everyone has the ability to get on track with their vision, YOU included.
Because if you’re not living your dream, CHANGE YOUR APPROACH!
If you are not in a mastermind, you need to be. Frankly, with the increasing complexity of healthcare, going it alone is suicide….slow and painful. Life is way too short to go it all alone, wondering what roadblock is going to be placed in front of you yet again. Life is also way to fleeting to not be living your vision, to live a life with many regrets and ‘I should have done that’ thoughts.
In HealthSource we encourage mastermind membership for all our docs and owners. It’s the right thing to do. Chiropractors have been alone and frightened of the future for our entire existence. It needs to change, and that’s what we’re committed to doing, all based on the relentless pursuit of exceptional care. Questions? Email me personally if you have questions about masterminds. I look forward to hearing from you.
And remember, if you’re not getting what you want, change your approach!!
Dr. Chris Tomshack