April 11, 2018
Most people in a relationship don't understand what it takes to build a sustainable long-term healthy one. As chiropractors, it is our responsibility to be aware of who we are and how we enter into a relationship with everybody than just being unconscious about it, and getting consumed by a quick fix of happiness, which is what the whole world is doing.
On this episode, we are here with Brandi MacDonald to talk about the most significant challenges in a relationship, whether that is in an intimate relationship, in your team relationship or your practice member relationship.
One of the deep-wired human needs is the connection that happens in relationship with somebody. For that relationship to work well, it is crucial to be healthy, and that means that the brain is working, firing, and viewing the world and others. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/
April 4, 2018
The human body knows how to do what it needs to do, and when it needs to do it. There’s this innate intelligence within us that is always present.
On this episode, we are here with Dr. Patti Guiliano, who has been in practice for 35 years. She graduated from Life University in 1982 and is now in practice with her husband, Dr. Peter Kevorkian. In addition, she has taken leadership roles in the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice, IFCO Board, and State Board in Massachusetts. As the Co-Founder of the League of Chiropractic Women, she helps to bring women's voices onto the chiropractic scene.
Dr. Patti talks about the chiropractic philosophy and its application. She emphasizes that it doesn’t matter if you adjust with your hands or an instrument. What is more important is your intention. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/
March 30, 2018
Dr. Brian Kelly says that the gap between a chiropractic education and practice is ginormous. People pay a lot of money for their education, but the reality of practice is nothing like it.
Dr. Brian Kelly is from New Zealand, but studied chiropractic in Australia and built a successful practice there for 11 years. He was appointed as the President of the NZ College of Chiropractic for eight years, and after that, he became the President of Life Chiropractic College-West in California, which he led for six years. He has helped to influence thousands of chiropractors and students around the world.
His experience as the former President of two Chiropractic Colleges made him realize how he can raise the standard of chiropractic. He knew that he needed to find a way to get the message out there. Thus, Dr. Brian shares the challenges that chiropractic is having and how chiropractors can make a difference in helping the practice grow, expand, and be in better shape. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/
March 28, 2018
It's tough for someone who moved to start a new practice, get new patients, and get people to your door. This is difficult because you don’t have any network at your new place.
Dr. Enrico Dolcecore grew up in Alberta and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he met his wife, Dr. Christine Hafer. In 2017, they headed down to Florida, where he became an associate. At first, it was hard for him to get patients, then, he realized that he could do it online.
On this episode, he gives us an overview of Facebook marketing and how it can attract new patients. He says that if you learn how to do Facebook marketing yourself, you will discover that you don’t need someone else for thousands of dollars to do that for you. Also, he has been helping other chiropractors for free by setting up their Facebook ads, and teaching them how to learn it by themselves. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/
March 21, 2018
We are here with Dr. Laura Jean Baxter-Gravelle. She’s from London, Ontario and has been in practice for 15 years. She and other chiropractors collaborated to write a book "The Art of Being Healthy," which is a book on the real-life accounts of mothers and children healing through Chiropractic. On this interview, she shares the story of how her daughter, Lucy, was healed through chiropractic adjustments.
Also, Dr. Laura shares how difficult and stressful it was to try to scale up her business and do everything by herself. That’s when she decided to enroll herself to Vitality Shift. After watching the videos from that program, she shifted her practice from a little basement to a 1,500-sqft office. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/
March 16, 2018
When we are disconnected from ourselves, we become a different person, someone we think we’re supposed to be because that’s what we learned from our past experiences.
On this episode, we are here with Dr. Tony Miller. He graduated from Life University in 2013 and has been in practice for three years.
The number one thing that Tony struggled with was always feeling authentic, and it took him 30 years to discover his true being. Until he realized what his real power was, it was exhausting and stressful for him to borrow other people’s vision and wear their personas. He was even dreading Mondays because he wasn’t sure why he was in his practice doing what he was doing.
On this episode, he shares how discovering who he really is has created freedom for him and made his practice more fun. He realizes that his power is to be in this connecting and passionate place. Unlike before, now, he is looking forward to connecting with people whatever they’re coming in with. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/
March 14, 2018
Dr. Nick Laurie says that doing a lot of personal development, going to many seminars as you can, and having a mentor can teach you the quickest way to grow your practice and reach your target without sacrificing your family and health.
Nick has been in practice for close to 18 years. He graduated from NZCC where he was in their 2nd class. He also came up with Fiji on Fire, where chiropractors have the opportunity to learn from ‘Chiropractic masters’ through power sessions and hanging out.
Nick shares how he got hung up on the value of achievement and got focused on the numbers which made him felt isolated from his family and friends. He did things to make up with it, but didn’t realize it was putting his health at risk.
Nick had a heart attack, and when he recovered, the things he learned from coaching and self-development programs have helped him to rebuild himself and his relationship with the people around him. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/
March 7, 2018
Not all people who go to chiropractic clinics understand what chiropractic is all about and its true message. Thus, for people in practice, it is vital to be able to understand people's health views and let go of those who don’t accept your message.
On today’s episode, we are here with Dr. Paul McCrossin. He has been in practice for 23 years, very much involved in the United Chiropractic Association, and helps other chiropractors practice safely and ethically. He talks about the reasons why people complain and how to handle it. For him, it’s a feedback when people complain.
Paul says that miscommunication is one of the reasons why there’s a disconnection between the chiropractor and the practice member. People drop out of care because they feel they’re not being listened to or the chiropractor doesn’t care. When you communicate where they’re at, you would be on the same page making them feel connected to you. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/
March 2, 2018
Being with like-minded people and having a mentor can definitely up your game. Dr. Ernest Li invested his money, time, and effort attending seminars, which made him realized what his true value is.
On today’s episode, we are with my mastermind buddy, Dr. Ernest Li. He is a chiropractor, and a businessman who owns real estates and a pub.
Dr. Li wouldn't have discovered chiropractic unless he hadn’t gone into his fifth car accident. The accidents he had caused him pain that made it tough for him to focus on school. He tried everything else and ended up seeing a chiropractor as his last resort. After three adjustments, he felt better than a year and a half of physiotherapy and massage combined.
Like other chiropractors, Dr. Li also overdid the practice, got burned out, worked his butt off serving his patients, which took him away from family time. That was the time when he thought that there must be easier ways to make money other than being a chiropractor. When he started investing his money in various things, he realized it isn’t easy and that no matter what business you’re in, you got to work hard. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/
February 28, 2018
People want to know more about Heart Rate Variability and how to use that application in order to deepen conversations with practice members.
On today's episode, we have Dr. David Fletcher to discuss HRV and to help us understand it in the Chiropractic setting. Also, he shares how to describe HRV in a simplistic model to your practice member when you’re doing it.
How chiropractic differently impacts the HRV compared to sleeping or exercising is that it engages specific parasympathetic feeds, arousing the body’s innate responsiveness, and giving it an energetic boost so it can keep the momentum going. Get all the resources for this episode and listen to more at http://www.drdonmacdonald.com/