What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is being aware of and considering our mortality. I’m here in Washington, DC, right in front of the congressional cemetery. Lots of famous folks are buried here, like John Philip Sousa the composer, Cokie Roberts the journalist, as well as J.Edgar Hoover, the director of the FBI for many years, also buried here, vice president Supreme court justice and other members of Congress who are laid to rest.
Am I making the most of my time here on earth?
The reason why I’m here today, and the reason why we’re talking about being aware of and considering our mortality is because last weekend at FCA national, I taught a few courses. As part of those courses, I was teaching how to develop a stoic mindset. A stoic mindset can help us get through life in a way that’s much more productive and positive than if we don’t develop some of these skills.
One way to develop a stoic mindset is to consider and be aware of our mortality. This is really relevant because last week, one of my very best friends, Larry, who was also a guest on a TMD not too long ago, lost one of his friends who were 51 years old and died of a stroke. One day he’s alive. The next day he has a stroke and the next day the family decides to take him off of life support. Life is fragile!
I want you to ask yourself a really important question. Am I making the most of my time here on earth? We all know what’s limited. We all know the clock is ticking and we don’t know exactly when that clock stops to run. I want you to ask yourself, am I making the most of my time here? And if you’re not making the most of your time here, what must be true in order to change that starting today? I know it sounds cliche, and I know you’ve heard it before, but I really want you to think about this question, answer it, and take the steps to make the most of your life.
Do what you can to be safe, do what you can to be healthy, and make the most of your time with yourself, your friends and your family.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Love you all. Have a great week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. It’s football season, we are back! We had a couple of pre-season pro games, we have got Cal Football right around the corner, and I’m getting into all the hype, which brings today’s topic of conversation, competitive stamina.
Have Competitive Stamina
I recently watched coach Ryan Day, the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, talking about the importance of teaching his team, competitive stamina, staying in the game, mentally, staying in the game, physically, and being tough, mentally being tough physically.
We as business owners can learn from that. We have challenges every single day in running our companies. The idea that we can stay competitive and have that stamina, that grit, and that perseverance is important to our success.
How do we build that competitive stamina? first and foremost, it’s about having the right mindset, staying positive, and facing the brutal facts so when things don’t go well, you acknowledge them and know that you can take steps to fix those issues. You can also learn from those mistakes and the fixes that you implemented in order to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. It is also really important that we teach our team competitive stamina, It’s not just about us as business leaders and owners, but we want to be able to teach our team the same thing.
If you want to be in the hall of fame like Walter Payton, or Jerry Rice, two of the best NFL players of all time, have competitive stamina.
I am also super excited about FCA this week! We’re bringing three new and exciting events this year. Click here to learn more about what’s happening at FCA!
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. I’ll see you all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. I’ve been having several conversations with loved ones and friends and family members about gratitude this past week. I even had experiences where I felt a deeper level of gratitude. This brings today’s topic of conversation, gratitude and charity.
Lend a Helping Hand
I had those deeper levels of gratitude when I saw people who were less fortunate than me, the guy on the street who was hungry and thirsty and needed some food and some water. Someone at the stoplight who held a sign and was not intrusive and needed a couple of bucks. Helping that man who was hungry and thirsty and helping that guy who needed maybe just a couple of bucks to get his next meal as well I felt a deeper level of gratitude.
I wanted to know what was the connection between gratitude and charity and in fact, having more gratitude, exploring gratitude, and having a journal of gratitude actually changes your ventromedial prefrontal cortex, and helps you be more charitable. I don’t know which is first the chicken to the egg, it was really kind of hard for me to discern, but I will tell you this when I see those who are less fortunate than me and I provide some support, some help, it just gives me a deeper level of gratitude.
I encourage you guys to try that. When you see someone who may be less fortunate, lend a helping hand, and see what you can do to help that person. You will help them and I believe you will help yourself at the same time.
So that’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. I hope you guys have a great week and I’ll see y’all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. I am standing in front of my old high school football field, Winston Churchill high school here in Potomac, Maryland. I was not allowed to play football as a kid #Jewishmother. She would not let me but I love football and I think there’s a great analogy right now as it relates to what’s going on in football and talent management for us as business owners, and today’s topic of conversation is auditioning.
It’s All About the Audition
What happens in football? You have a draft that means you’re bringing in a pool of candidates. Then you have training camp, which is going on right now. Those are the auditions. I want you to think about what are the auditions for you and your practices. How are you making sure that you can understand whether or not that proposed player can make it to your team? They can make it on your team because they have the right values and they have got the right skill sets.
One of the things that I love to do is I will do a series of interviews with myself and with other team members, and then we will do an in-person interview. We will bring them into the clinic, check it out, and then we will ask them to do certain tasks related to their specific job roles.
If we are hiring a marketing person, for instance, we will ask them to build a marketing plan for us. Once we have gotten them into training camp, we have already weeded out people we know we don’t want. Now we have got a few final candidates and we want to see what they can deliver. When they can deliver the goods, that’s when we have a greater level of confidence that we have made a decision to bring on the right person.
I want to encourage you to make your job candidates, make the people that are applying for your roles, go through a rigorous interview process, and conclude with a specific action item that ties directly to a deliverable related to their job. When you do that, you’ll have more confidence in making a decision to not hire them or bring them onto your team and help them build your culture, your practice, and your success.
So, it’s all about the audition.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill, have a great week guys.
And I will see you all tomorrow at 2 PM for our Facebook Live. On the Menu: FCA.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today I am coming to you from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am here at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa. This is my second chiropractic entrepreneur event in the last week, and today’s topic of conversation is diversity of thought.
How Diversity of Thought Matters
Both experiences have been just truly remarkable. What I love about these two events is that I was able to learn from a wide variety of different people and learn a wide variety of things. Everything from philosophy to clinical excellence, to business strategies, helps us get through what everybody’s predicting to be the recession. I will share some of those with you at a later time. However, the most important thing for me to deliver this week is to reemphasize the point of how the diversity of thought matters. It exposes your brain and your thought processes to new ideas that can help you solve problems and be happier in life.
Shane Snow and his book, Dream Teams talked about cognitive diversity. You want diverse thoughts and opinions on your team to deliver the best outcome as long as the core values align with the group. What was interesting these past two weekends is that while there were lots of different discussions and maybe different areas of the chiropractic profession, one thing was obvious, clinical excellence, delivering value and impact for the patients and the communities that we serve was clearly at the center of the core values of these discussions.
I encourage you to get exposed to groups, get exposed to a wide variety of thinkers in the profession and outside the profession, and use that knowledge and wisdom to help improve your practice and your lives.
So that’s this week, Two Minute Drill, coming to you from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Hope to see you all this Thursday at 7 PM on Facebook Live for the Happy Hour with Jen Porro. We will discuss FCA, answer all your questions, and have fun.