Don’t Take Anything Personally
Last week we tackled the first agreement: Be Impeccable with Your Word, this week I want to continue with the second agreement: Don’t take Anything Personally.
“Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions, and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” -Don Miguel Ruiz
So let’s talk about strategies to follow this principle and really change our practices and our level of happiness.
My first advice is to remember your place, your role and your responsibility. Your job as the doctor is to tell your patient how they are currently functioning, how their body is malfunctioning and what that means for their health and life and how you can help that through chiropractic care.
Your job is not to be their friend, their buddy or their enabler.
When you tell the patient their level of health and function without judgement or obligation then you are free to leave it there, to allow your patient to make the best decision for themselves. To choose health and life and function or not. How they choose to proceed DOES NOT reflect on you and should not be taken personally. Yes, you can work on your skillset, your communication, your procedures so you are more focused and efficient but that doesn’t mean that everyone will be ready to start. And that is a good thing…you aren’t ready to handle that yet, but that is a great goal to work for.
Your job is to help the ones who are ready to improve their life and health naturally. Your focus should be on being so amazing that your patients understand the value that you offer, they see results, they expect results but that is not why they come to you….they come to you because the buck stops with you, you raise the bar with regards to health and function. Your practice expects miracles because that is what you do and the only way you practice is to ensure health and life and function. Normal means healthy and full of life, normal means free of interference, normal means LIFE and vitality and connections. That is what you are creating in your clinics…you are transforming the meaning of “normal”.
If that is your mission then you are on the right path, if you have veered off that path and need a reset we can help. If your progress on the path to life and health and a clinic that raises the bar and sets new expectations of normal is slowed then let’s connect and reset your mind and expectations so you can reach that goal. I am here to transform lives and communities, to raise the next generation healthier than we are…and we need a massive tribe to achieve that. Are you ready?
Fill out my Practice Health Mini Check Up and I’ll take it from there, let’s do this and let’s normalize health!