How Can I Balance My Marriage?

balance-howcanibalancemymarriageDo you struggle with finding the right balance between your practice and your marriage? You don’t have to short-change one for the other.

In advance of my upcoming One Day Intensive entitled, “The Balancing Act,” I am releasing a series of video podcasts dealing with balance in every area of life. In today’s podcast, I want to discuss finding proper balance in marriage.

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Success In Balance


How are you defining success as a Chiropractor? Maybe it’s a large, vibrant practice. Or, it could be having enough money in the bank to live comfortably. Perhaps success to you is doing what you love, serving man with the gift of Chiropractic.

If I broadened the question and asked you to define success in life, many of you would add raising children who are compassionate and full of potential, being a loving spouse, living with integrity, and on and on.

Today, I want to challenge you with this thought: Success is all of the above. Nothing on your list is independent or exclusive of the others. In fact, I believe true success comes when we balance everything in life that is important to us.

The most fulfilled people I know have found Success In Balance. On today’s podcast, I want to provide you with a few keys that will help you discover the same balance in your own personal and professional life.

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That Something Extra

Podcast-ThatSomethingExtra-Jan2015Have you ever noticed how some people seem to have that something extra? How everything they touch turns to gold?

The truth is, we all have that something extra within us. And, tapping into that overflow, that inner strength, breaks down walls and turns setbacks to successes.

Are you in a place where you could use that something extra?

In today’s podcast, I want to encourage you to unleash “The Bigness of the Fellow Within.”

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Making Better Decisions

In life and in business, decisions are never ending and rarely unimportant. John C. Maxwell sited the inability to make good decisions as one of the principle reasons executives fail. “Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure,” according to Maxwell.

So, how do we make better decisions? Today, Dr. Rob outlines the simple decision-making formula he uses to build his practice and lead with confidence.

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The Attitude of Gratitude

The Attitude of GratitudeAs those of us in the United States prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I’m struck with a tremendous sense of gratitude. Gratitude for my family, for my health, for lifelong friends and colleagues, and for the Practice Members that trust me to care for them.

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
– Zig Ziglar

It has been my experience that people who are genuinely gracious tend to be healthier, happier, and less stressed. There is such an incredible power in simply being thankful.

In today’s special podcast, I want to encourage you in the spirit of thankfulness and appreciation. I’d also like to challenge you to do something this Thanksgiving that will fundamentally change your perspective in life and in practice – go out of your way to express your gratitude to others.

Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.
– Gertrude Stein

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The Importance of Chiropractic Community

The Importance of Chiropractic CommunityJust a few days ago I received an email that has really stuck with me. This statement highlights a significant need in our profession:

Dr. Rob, it seems like I’m an island by myself … that I’m the only Chiropractor in my community that feels the way I do.

Maybe you’ve gone through a similar experience. Or, maybe, this statement relates to how you’re feeling right now. We all go through times like this, and that’s why finding a like-minded community is so important. Finding the right community gives us strength, accountability, and sustained passion.

Today, I want to speak to the Importance of Chiropractic Community.

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Get Your Joy Back

GetYourJoyBackA few days ago I received an email with a question that I believe resonates with many people in our profession.

Dr. Rob, how can I get the joy back in my practice?

Wow, what an honest question. I believe most Doctors would admit to times where they felt their joy slipping away. As I think about this question, I’m reminded about some key business principles we find in the writings of Peter F Drucker. When I felt my own joy starting to slip, I discovered I was failing in one of these areas:

  • Am I managing myself?
  • Am I placing myself where I can make the greatest contribution?
  • Am I developing myself?
  • Am I adapting to change?

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Overcoming Your Perceived Limitations

OvercomingYourPerceivedLimitsEach week, I receive a number of questions through the website, in our blog comments, and as I travel around the country speaking. Recently, I was asked an excellent question about overcoming our “perceived” limits.

Dr. Schiffman, what can I do to overcome physical or mental blockages when I get to a level where I perceive I’m at (or near) my limit?

“Perceived” is the key word here. Often times, what seems like an insurmountable limitation is overcome by making some simple adjustments. In today’s podcast, I want to explain some of the keys I’ve discovered to overcome our perceived limits.

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