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TMD: If You’re Not Learning, You’re Not Living

TMD: If You’re Not Learning, You’re Not Living

Two Minute Drill:

If You’re Not Learning, You’re Not Living

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is, “If you’re not learning, you’re not living.” I was having a conversation last week about a life experience, and somebody said, “I’ve learned a lot from that,” I replied, somewhat randomly, “If you’re not learning, you’re not living.” 

The Three Pillars of Learning

 

I started to think about how we learn and the impact that it has. There are three categories of how we learn. 

One is passive learning. We listen to an audiobook, watch a video, or read. Important, but passive learning without engagement may not lead to the deep understanding we hope it would. 

The second type of learning is self-awareness. This involves recognizing how we can change our lives for the better, doing something different, or trying something new to achieve a new result. 

This can be a very effective way of learning—learning about ourselves and our own behavior patterns—but it requires a tremendous amount of discipline to execute. At least, that’s what the behavioral scientists say. 

Then the third type of learning is community learning. Learning in a group with peers, among others. 

This tends to have the greatest impact on learning, according to the evidence. We learn the most because there’s a high level of engagement, and also because we’re learning around others, which significantly increases motivation and inspiration. 

When it comes to learning, if you’re not learning, you’re not living, and you can use all three of these ways to improve your life. 

You can certainly do passive learning. I do a ton of it: watching videos, reading books, listening to audiobooks—all that good stuff. Self-learning, learning about myself, is a constant process in my own brain. It’s very important and does require a lot of discipline. And lastly, I’m very fortunate; I go to lots of events where I get to be with my peers. I learn from others, engage with others, and understand how to improve my professional, personal, and financial life. 

That’s it, guys. If you’re not learning, you’re not living. 

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Hope you guys have a great week, and I’ll talk to you all next week. 

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TMD: Four Questions to Transform Your Life

TMD: Four Questions to Transform Your Life

Two Minute Drill:

Four Questions to Transform Your Life

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is questions. This past weekend, the ChiroOne leadership team asked me to speak at the Rising Tide Summit event at Cleveland University. I was happy to speak to the students and planned to use a regular presentation I’ve delivered many times at several chiropractic colleges and universities—however, this time I wanted to change it up. 

Why, What, Who, and How

 

I didn’t just want to talk about the logistics and mechanics of entrepreneurship; I wanted to delve more into the human aspect of the entrepreneurial journey. My topics of conversation were Why? What? Who? and How? I thought these questions were particularly relevant for this discussion. 

I’m going to share them with you, and maybe you’ll want to do the exercise and answer some of these questions. 

My first question is, “Why do you exist?” It’s about our personal mission statement. When I thought about it for myself, I hadn’t done that exercise in several years, and it was interesting and thought-provoking to answer that question. I encourage you to answer it too: Why do you exist? 

The second question is, “What do you know about yourself?” This is all about self-awareness. You’ve heard me talk about this before, all the standardized assessments that you can use like Myers-Briggs, Strengths Finders, and there’s a PDP assessment that Chiro matchmakers have which is awesome. There’s also the Johari Window, which discusses what you know about yourself and what others know about you, where you can find your blind spots. There’s the Grit Assessment as well… So, what do you know about yourself? It’s about developing greater self-awareness. 

Who? “Who do you surround yourself with?” You are at the center of your universe, as we all are. We’ve got our concentric circles of influence. We’ve got our family and friends in the inner circle, the people we work with, and our broader network. Sometimes there’s a lot of intermingling of those circles, but who do you spend your time with? Jim Rohn said, “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Who you spend your time with is important. Are you spending time with the right people who are propelling your life forward? 

Lastly, “How?” The mechanics of how. How are you going to achieve your goals? I’ve talked about this in other TMDs. You set a goal, then you want to ask yourself three to five HOWs. How will I do this? Okay, how will I do this? Essentially, you’re reverse engineering goal execution. 

What was interesting is I put this process through ChatGPT, and that AI tool gave me a thorough way to go through the five HOWs. It was exciting that I used technology to augment what I was already doing in my own brain and come up with new ideas and solutions to achieve goals. 

These questions are important: Why do you exist? What do you know about yourself? Who do you want in your life to elevate you? How will you accomplish your goals? 

If you answer these questions, you’re going to be happy, healthy, and your life is going to be great. 

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. You guys have a great week. I’ll talk to you all next week. 

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TMD: How to Give Feedback That Inspires and Transforms

TMD: How to Give Feedback That Inspires and Transforms

Two Minute Drill:

How to Give Feedback That Inspires and Transforms 

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is feedback. I was talking with a colleague about how they could give someone on their team feedback and find ways to inspire them to be the best version of themselves. 

The Right Way to Provide Feedback

 

I thought about some rules that I typically follow when it comes to providing feedback. 

The first rule of thumb is that I always ask a lot of questions. Some of you have heard this before, but I’ll ask questions like, “Help me understand why this happened. What do you think the impact is of this behavior or outcome, and what would you do moving forward to ensure this never happens again?” Asking questions is important. 

The second rule of thumb is to set the context for the feedback, and I’m not talking about a compliment sandwich. No! What I’m talking about is helping the person who’s going to receive the feedback understand the why. As leaders, I believe that our fundamental primary responsibility is to be a great coach. 

If you set the context for that individual, like “I’m going to give you some feedback, and I’m doing it to ensure that I can help you be the best version of yourself,” that’s a much different approach than saying, “You suck. You did this wrong. This is what needs to be fixed. Fix it as soon as possible.” So, set the context. 

Lastly, I think an important rule of thumb is that anyone should be able to give anyone else feedback if the feedback is accurate, honest, and direct. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re a clinic director, CA, manager, or a frontline team member. 

Like any person should be able to give and receive feedback; feedback is not hierarchical. So, anyway guys, that’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Be authentically curious, make sure that you set the context, and allow people on the team to provide feedback, just like we expect leaders to do. 

All right, you guys, have a great week.

Talk to y’all soon. 

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TMD: Finding Your Inner Strength

TMD: Finding Your Inner Strength

Two Minute Drill:

Finding Your Inner Strength

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is finding your inner strength. I’m here in beautiful Maine at the Samoset Resort. This place is super cool and super nice, and I am here for the Maine Chiropractic Association convention. Awesome crowd this weekend; it was fun, and I love being around this cool group of people. When we go through tough times, we need to find that inner strength that keeps us moving forward.

Inner Strength

 

I watch Naked and Afraid, you know, I don’t watch a lot of TV, but that’s one show I find intriguing. 

First, the people are getting naked in front of each other, and they are complete strangers. That’s bizarre, but what they put themselves through in the jungle or the desert is incredible. 

I watch people and I kind of study their level of fortitude, their level of grit, and how they find their inner strength. 

I thought this was appropriate for today because many times, as we’re trying to do hard things, where we’re pushing ourselves when we’re stretching outside of our comfort zones, we need to find our inner strength to keep moving forward. 

Three things I want you to think about in finding your inner strength: 

First, what’s the fire that’s driving you? What’s the motivating factor that’s pushing you forward? 

When you dig down deep and you find that inner fire, it helps to keep you moving forward. 

The second thing is focus; it’s important that you focus all your time and attention on the things that matter the most. 

One of the most important lessons that I continue to learn is saying no. 

Making decisions to do the things that matter the most and saying no to things that don’t matter nearly as much. 

Lastly, mix that combination of dreaming and doing what the future looks like when you’ve accomplished this hard thing. 

Then, what are the steps that you must take to get to that point? 

That’s the discipline component. Being disciplined and making sure you’re constantly taking the steps necessary to do the important things to get to that end goal. 

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. You guys are finding your inner strength in beautiful Rockport, Maine. 

Hope you guys have a great week, and I’ll talk to you all next week from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

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TMD: Getting the Best from Your Uber: Easy Tricks

TMD: Getting the Best from Your Uber: Easy Tricks

Two Minute Drill:

Getting the Best from Your Uber: Easy Tricks

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is how to have a successful Uber experience. I am here in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, for the Future of Chiropractic Strategic Plan Leadership meeting, and I had to take an Uber to get to the airport this morning. 

Up Your Uber Game

 

I’ve taken a lot of Ubers, so I thought I’d share some of my tips for successful Uber trips. 

Tip number one: always, when you get in the car, ask the driver how they’re doing. How’s your day going? Always find a way to be nice to the driver because many times they don’t get that experience. 

Two: always check Google Maps or some other map function to make sure that you’re going to get to where you’re going in the fastest possible way. Many times, the Uber maps don’t work as well, and you’re going to get frustrated if you’re not getting to your destination as efficiently or as quickly as you can, at least I do. 

When I see that Uber has a different map route than what I think is best, I always, in a very respectful way, tell the driver. That’s a win for you and a win for them because often you can teach the driver new ways to go that they’ve never learned about before, and they can delight their other customers. 

I did this today. 395 was always backed up. I’m going from my house to Reagan. I suggested going down Independence Avenue. It’s going to be much faster. Of course, I said it nicely, I asked them, “Do you mind going down Independence Avenue?” and we got there significantly faster. 

Every minute counts as we know, so check the maps. 

The third thing is: If an Uber driver cancels on you, call Uber support because you can get $10 back, and sometimes even more, sometimes even $20 back. 

Lastly, throw your driver a couple of bones if they do a good job, right? It’s always nice to give a little extra tip and give them a couple of extra bucks if they do a great job. 

Now, even though I’m a backseat driver, my Uber rating is 4.87, which is pretty good. What’s your Uber rating? You should check it out and let us know. 

All right, guys, that’s this week’s Two Minute Drill coming to you from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. You guys have a great week, and I’ll talk to you all next week. 

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TMD: AI Uncovered: Addressing Common Questions and Concerns

TMD: AI Uncovered: Addressing Common Questions and Concerns

Two Minute Drill:

AI Uncovered: Addressing Common Questions and Concerns

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is Artificial Intelligence. When I’m speaking on stages around the country and the world, towards the end of my presentation, I’ll display a QR code. People will scan the QR code, which brings up a survey, and they let me know how I did for the day. 

From Curiosity to Confidence

 

Did I deliver value? What could I have done better? What other topics are they interested in learning? 

In the survey, there’s also a section where they can ask me one question. I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about AI, and so I wanted to answer some of those right now. 

Three common questions have come up regularly. 

One is, why do I trust AI? 

The reason I trust AI is that I’ve used it, and I continue to use it every single day in my business and my life, and it’s delivering remarkable results for me. Is it perfect? No, but is it doing great work, helping me become more efficient, more effective, saving time, and saving money? Absolutely, 100% yes. 

It’s delivering so much value in relation to content creation. I can’t even convey in these two minutes how much better my life is and how much more effective I am by using AI. 

Number two, what are my concerns around AI? A couple of concerns come to mind, one being privacy and security. We don’t exactly know where my prompts and the results from these prompts are going. 

At least I don’t know, maybe AI experts around the world do. Another concern I have is regarding hallucinations, where AI might make a mistake, especially when dealing with scientific studies or summarizing studies. You’ll want to double-check those references to ensure they’re attaching the correct reference to the correct statement when generating content. 

The third question I often get is, “Well, how do I start? Where do I begin?” 

The answer is simple: just start playing. I always say “play, learn, iterate.” Pretend AI is just a box of Legos that you throw onto the floor, and you start building stuff. 

When you play with these tools, intuitively, you become more engaged, and over time, you become better. 

There are lots of resources online. I recently launched a course—this is not a sales pitch—but I launched a course that walks you through and gives you exercises to learn how to use AI effectively, along with a multitude of different business use cases around it. 

The most important thing to know is that you can just start playing today. 

So, here are my three answers to the three most common questions I get related to AI. 

Have a great week, and I’ll talk to y’all next week. 

if you are interested in my AI course you can click here and take a look at it.

It’s called the AI Powered Chiropractor: The Seven-Day Challenge, and trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this. 

It’s a hands-on, practical challenge designed to make you a master of AI in just one week. And it’s tailor-made for chiropractors like you, aiming to revolutionize not just how you market yourself, but also how you run your practice, engage with patients, and much more. 

Here’s a quick look at what we’ll cover each day: 

Day 1: Introduction to AI – Kick off with the basics and see how AI can transform your practice. 

Day 2: AI Tools – Discover the tools that can make your life easier. 

Day 3: Prompts – Learn how to communicate effectively with AI. 

Day 4: Building A+ Teams – Use AI to nurture a winning practice culture. 

Day 5: Inspiring Content Creation – Create content that motivates your team and attracts patients. 

Day 6: Enhancing Clinical Care and Patient Relationships – Leverage AI for better care and stronger patient bonds. 

Day 7: Future-proofing Your Practice – Strategize the integration of AI into your practice’s future. 

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TMD: A Soggy Memory: The Power of Determination

TMD: A Soggy Memory: The Power of Determination

Two Minute Drill:

A Soggy Memory: The Power of Determination

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is determination. Right now, I am standing in the rain, and that’s why I look like a wet dog. People are driving by and walking by, wondering why I’m recording a video in the rain, but it’s okay; I don’t care. 

 

Rainy Reflections

 

The reason I’m recording this video today is because of one of my most important memories, which happened in the rain. 

About 28 years ago, my sister and my girlfriend convinced me to attend this conference in Atlanta. I didn’t want to, but I agreed to do it for her. Deep down, I didn’t want to be there, and my attitude was apparent. 

The first night I was there, we had to walk through a rainstorm to get to our destination. I will never forget walking behind her. She had her umbrella but was just trouncing through the puddles, letting nothing stop her. 

That memory of determination has been ingrained in my brain. Nobody wants to be walking in the rain! 

In fact, I’m getting kind of wet right now, but that’s okay because it’s just water. Watching my sister be so determined that nothing was going to stop her set a great example for me. 

I have used that example in my own mind, both consciously and subconsciously, along with channeling positive emotions. Those two things together— that important memory, plus channeling positive emotions—have helped me get through really hard times. 

When you are going through some really hard times, and I hope you’re not, but if you ever come across really hard times, try to remember those moments, those people in your life who set a great example. Try to channel the positive energy that you can pull from yourself and your experiences and find ways to break through those challenges. 

It’s all about determination, you guys. 

That’s this week’s very, very soggy Two Minute Drill. 

You guys have a great week. Talk to y’all soon. 

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TMD: Transforming Frustration into Empowerment

TMD: Transforming Frustration into Empowerment

Two Minute Drill:

Transforming Frustration into Empowerment

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is “From Frustration to Empowerment.” We get to work with people, if we’re lucky, every single day, and not everything always goes as planned. In fact, sometimes people disappoint us, and sometimes we disappoint them too.

 

 

From Frustration to Positive Action

 

 

When they disappoint us, in our minds, it could be something they said, something they did, something they didn’t do, something they didn’t say.  

There are three important steps you can take to manage those things more effectively.  

The first thing is to understand your feelings. Ask yourself what specifically I am feeling. Is it frustration? Is it anger? Is it resentment? What are the feelings that I’m feeling? And understand that.  

In many situations, those feelings that you’re having don’t just stem from this individual situation, you have past experiences that are locked into your conscious and subconscious mind. Many times, those past experiences can truly cloud or bias what we’re feeling in the present moment when we’re dealing with this challenging situation with another person. 

Two, ask yourself the question, what am I learning from this? What can I learn so that I can be a better person and deal with the situation more productively?  

Lastly, in the spirit of that, focus on what you can control and act. We still may be frustrated about that individual, what they said, what they did, what they didn’t say, what they didn’t do but we do have control over our feelings, and we have control over our actions.  

Take action, and do something about it based on what you learn and based on what you understand about your feelings.  

Guys, that’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Have a great week and I’ll talk to y’all next week. 

 

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TMD: Battles, Breakthroughs, and Continuous Improvement

TMD: Battles, Breakthroughs, and Continuous Improvement

Two Minute Drill:

Battles, Breakthroughs, and Continuous Improvement

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is the battle. Last week, you guys didn’t get a TMD because we were launching our second technology product, EMBODI, on Wednesday. We were focused on just getting the word out there into the universe that we had launched our second product.

Beyond the Launch

Today’s topic is about the journey that I, and maybe even some of the people on my team, have gone through to get to this point. 

Five years ago, we launched our first technology product. A very close friend of mine, Dr. Bibhu Misra, was the first person to take a leap and actually lay down cold, hard cash to buy that product. 

Ever since that moment, we’ve been on this journey of continuous improvement. We haven’t spent a lot of time celebrating, even though we’ve had lots and lots of accomplishments. For us as a company, all we’re focused on is just continuing to create more value, and the battle that’s going on for me is between the ears. 

It’s this thing of, “Am I good enough? Can I make this happen?” I see what greater looks like. I see what better looks like, but can we make it happen? It’s not a fear of success; I’m not afraid of success, but a fear of failure and this battle that goes on in my mind about, can I do this? 

What’s interesting is that three years ago, we started talking about our second technology product. It didn’t even exist, and we’ve built it. It’s this constant battle of, am I good enough? Can I do this? And can we create more value? It’s ongoing and it never stops. 

But the most important thing that I can share with you today that hopefully will inspire you is, I just keep going. I just keep f*****g going! Because of that, at some point, we’ll have this thing that I envisioned in my brain that will be so impactful, it will change the world forever, and then there’ll be something else. 

I realize that because it’s always about continuous improvement. 

If you have these battles going on inside your brain, like I do in mine, keep going because, at the end of the day, there is no other choice. 

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. 

Check out EMBODI, guys. Go to the website and check it out. 

If you have an opportunity, book a demo. We would love to get your feedback on how we can be even better. 

Thanks for spending an extra minute with me today, guys. I appreciate it, and I’ll talk to y’all next week.

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