Friday
Jan092015

Taylor Swift’s Chiropractic Advice.

An amazing member of Team HealthSource, Dr. Lynssey Jepson, forwarded me a short video of Taylor Swift. Lynssey sends me things to look at from time to time, and I greatly respect her opinion, so I always take a good look.

The video shows Taylor wrapping gifts she picked out for some of her fans she read about on social media. She read up on them to find out what’s important to them. First lesson: pay attention to your patients and what’s important to them. They are the reason you have an income.

Then it shows her fans receiving and opening up the gifts. The fans are highly emotional, and rightly so. Most are crying. How many entertainers have done this? How many chiropractors have done this?

Finally, the video follows Taylor as she drives from NY to Connecticut to hand deliver a present to a young mother. The young lady is blown away with the realization that superstar Taylor Swift is actually visiting her and her son. Lesson #2: connect with your patients.

Ms. Swift is a phenomenal success, and at age 25, she is one of the top 10 wealthiest country stars of all time, even though now she’s classified in the pop genre. Success leaves clues. The overriding message here, or lesson #3, is that if you want to be massively successful, focus on the desired outcome. In this case, ask yourself, what do you think Taylor’s desired outcome really is?

Give up? Let me tell you. Taylor wants to really provide outstanding entertainment to the world, thereby actually making it a better place for her having contributed. Yes, she’ certainly got plenty of other desired results, but to reach them, she must strive for her main outcome first. What does this mean to you?

It means that we as chiropractors are entrusted to care for and provide sound wellness advice to millions. We must endeavor to provide the very best to our patients. Roller tables, e-stim, ultrasound and classic massage are NOT providing the very best care and advice…….well, maybe if it was 1970 it would be. But it’s not. It’s 2015. What kind of care do you provide to your patients? State of the art, outcomes based and measurable care or 1970’s chiropractic? Only you can change what’s provided.

I challenge you to this year, in 2015, make the decision to evolve your care programs so that your patients really get the best care possible, better than anyone else in your city can provide. At HealthSource, that’s our mantra: The Relentless Pursuit of Exceptional Care.

Not sure where to start? Email me. I look forward to hearing from you. Oops, almost forgot. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3yyF31jbKo&sns=em

Here’s to an awesome 2015 that puts the focus 100% on your patients!

Chris Tomshack DC

HealthSource Chiropractic, Inc.

Wednesday
Dec312014

A Quick Confession

It’s December 31st and the mantra has been drummed into your head for years. ‘Spend some time on the 31st and write down your goals. It’s what winners do.’  Maybe that’s true. Maybe it’s not.

Over the past 12 months I’ve spent a very large amount of time studying extremely successful people and then identifying the common denominators that exist. There are several key ones, but the one I want to mention to you today is this: how we talk to ourselves is dramatically important and carries massive implications on how successful we become. And by the way, define success as you see fit. It’s up to you.

So as a result of my research, I no longer use the term goals. Extremely successful people tend to not use that term at all. What do they use to project what they want in the future? One simple word: RESULTS. Some results we want, some we don’t.

What results do you want to achieve in 2015? And if you haven’t thought about it yet, it’s time. Most people spend more time planning their vacations than they spend planning their lives. Crazy, isn’t it? So do you know what your plans are for tonight, New Year’s Eve? I’ll bet you do. But do you know what your results will be for 2015 with the same clarity?

And to get your desired practice results for 2015, it is of dire importance that have leverage, meaning that your Team clearly knows your vision for your office. Do they? If I asked them, would they be able to accurately enunciate your vision? For example, ‘my office vision is that we exceed every patient’s expectations on every visit and lead our patients to real wellness care’. Pretty cool, huh?

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18) Give this quote a little thought. I love the Book of Proverb, probably because it’s very straightforward and easy to interpret. It hits the nail on the head with a sledgehammer on this topic, doesn’t it? My suggestion it that you spend some time with your team today and clearly discuss your vision for your office for 2015. Tell them WHY you have this vision. That’s a wise investment.

The outcome that I wish for you is that you smash through and hit your desired results for 2015 while really being present and loving the journey. And if you haven’t spent the time to write down your 2015 expected results, do it today, before you enjoy New Year’s Eve. And to increase your results, break it down into yearly, quarterly, monthly and weekly action steps. Then discuss them with your team and your family. You can do it. Your results depend on it. It’s what massively successful winner do.

Questions? Something I wrote not make sense? Shoot me an email: drchristomshack@healthsourcechiro.com I’ll get back to you soon.

Monday
Nov242014

What does shoveling snow have to do with your practice? EVERYTHING!!! 

Thursday
Nov132014

Feeling Burnt Out Yet Again? Simple Solution….

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!!

Sincerely,

Dr. Chris Tomshack

Friday
Nov072014

This is how you have a successful practice!