What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is outrage and it came to a head for me yesterday. Unfortunately, I was watching the news. I didn’t really realize this had happened, but that there were 13 mass shootings over the weekend and I just became not just outraged but enraged.
Shame on Us
I want you to imagine the scenario, you have two doctors in your practice one doctor is a diversified doctor and the other one is a Gonstead doctor as an example. These doctors believe that their way is the only way, their way is the best way. They’re not willing to cooperate with each other to help patients or to help the practice. When things go wrong, they just point the finger at each other. I’m just curious to know what would you do with these two doctors if you were employing them? Hopefully, you would say I would fire them!
This is a metaphor for not the chiropractic profession but for our country’s government. For way too long, political foes have been pointing fingers at one another, rather than taking responsibility for the problems that our countries face. This came to a head for me yesterday. Unfortunately, I was watching the news. I didn’t really realize this had happened, but that there were 13 mass shootings over the weekend. I just became not just outraged but enraged.
Now I’m a Libra and I can see both sides of this gun argument. We must have the right to bear arms and we must be able to protect the public. I cannot understand why our elected officials can’t sit down and figure this out. I cannot believe that our elected officials continue to address our country’s issues by wordsmithing to keep their votes. I would argue that shame on us for keeping on electing them. Now I don’t care if you’re a liberal or conservative, I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or Republican. I literally do not give a s*** about your political affiliation and it makes no difference to me. However, if you’re an elected official and you’re not communicating and acting in ways that move our country forward and putting what’s best for the citizens at the forefront of your decisions, you need to be fired.
George Washington said, “Let me now take a more comprehensive view and warn you in the most solid manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.” From Washington’s perspective and judgment political parties eventually, and gradually, “inclined the minds of men to seek security in the absolute power of an individual”. He argues that political parties must be restrained in a popularly elected government because of their tendency to distract the government from their duties, create unfounded jealousies among groups and regions, raise false alarms among the people, promote riots and insurrections, and provide for nations and interests, access to the government where they can impose their will upon the country.
As someone who likes to be solution-oriented and not just talks about the problem, here’s an idea. How about we just abolish the two-party system? How about people get elected based on their merits, their intelligence, their work ethic, and their desire to be completely human-centered? Maybe that’s a good idea, or maybe it’s not a good idea but all I can tell you is that at this point in our country’s evolution, wisdom is not keeping pace with now. As my friend, Jerry Simpson would say, “That’s not a good thing.” So we need people who are wise, who can help move our country in the right direction.
Right now I have no faith in our current elected officials and I don’t give a s*** which party you’re in. There is this week’s two-minute drill. Maybe you all have some ideas about how we can fix the situation. I would love to hear them. So please, don’t you share with me personally, don’t just send me a text, let’s have a conversation about this. I know I’ve gone long today, but thank you for watching and listening to this week’s two-minute drill.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. For this week’s TMD, it came to me that I should write a rap for Memorial Day. It came to me and I did it! At the very least it is going to be interesting. So, here you go.
Happy Tuesday Two-minute Drill
A time, and space, to trace our place
In life, in legacy, our internal supremacy
Memorial Day, we play but must pray
For those that suffered, that lost and paid the ultimate cost
Humanity has grown and shown it can create
But checkmate, cause our species can act like feces, not showing entreaties.
Progress without wisdom is the schism that breaks humanity like light through a prism
A new order, with no mortars, but instead love across border,
We need leading, not more bleeding, heeding all of us to take our own actions, to close the fractions and bring together factions
In some way, create, through honest debate, a gate, to remove hate and set the plate, to make our world great.
So, remember those lost, and their families’ cost, and build our minds’ state to eliminate hate.
Much love to you, and let’s be the glue for each other to be kind and true and God bless the red, white and blue.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is the anarchy hack. Now I don’t know about you guys, but from my experience, it feels like the universe is going absolutely bonkers.
Everything from COVID still going on to Russia invading a peaceful non-aggressive neighbor to the economy, to the political divide racism, and bigotry. To make all of these matters worse, one of my favorite treats of all time HOSTESS HOHOS these bad boys are actually getting smaller. Sometimes when I get them, they’re actually not even completely filled up. Now I’m creating a little levity around Hostess HoHos because if I was not joking around a bit, I would probably be crying my eyes out.
I am really curious, what are you guys doing to deal with all of this craziness that’s going on? When I thought about it for myself, I think the thing that I’m really working on these days to deal with all this craziness is kindness.
Kindness to myself. Today, I woke up as early, I went to the grocery store and bought myself some crab cakes. I’m going to make some crab cakes for dinner, and I’m going to have some HoHos for dessert. Kindness to others. Over the last several years, I have made a commitment to myself that whenever I think about doing something nice for someone, I’m just going to do it, I’m not going to overthink it.
Now, I actually fumbled a bit today at the store and I thought about doing something. Then it got all complicated in my head and I ended up not doing it, but at least I recognize it. In the future, I’m going to work on not doing that, to overcome that fumbling in my head, doing something nice for others in this crazy screwed-up world right now can actually improve our mental health and well-being. So that’s my anarchy hack, kindness.
I just want you to think about what yours is and I want you to share it with the rest of the Kaizenovate tribe. So, I know it’s crazy, but hang in there and share your anarchy hack with the tribe.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. I am in South Florida at Cardone Capital, Cardone Enterprises, which is Grant Cardone’s multi-billion-dollar business. Today’s topic of conversation is imposter syndrome.
What the f*** am I doing here?
I’m here today because Jared Yellin, a buddy of mine, is a partner with Grant Cardone, and we taped a couple of shows. One is called “What’s on Your Napkin”, which is a show where startup entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to us. That was super fun, kind of like Shark Tank. The other was just a straight-up interview talking about my journey and where I’ve gone, from not knowing what I was going to do in my life when I was in college all the way through to chiropractic and my experience in chiropractic through to now being a tech entrepreneur.
It was just super fun. But I can tell you when I got here this morning, and I’m looking at this incredible building with all these signs of success, I’m like, what the f*** am I doing here? I don’t deserve to be here.
It’s funny, this kind of came up in the conversation. There are things that I needed to tap into to feel better about myself essentially. One was tapping into my past successes, and I’ve been pretty successful, not as successful as I’m going to be hopefully one day, but I’ve been pretty successful. I wanted to tap into things that I’ve done in the past just to give me a bit more confidence about being here. Then two of the things came up as it is related to just kind of how do you feel in the morning when you wake up and you’re like, should I even be doing this? The two other things that I talked about related to imposter syndrome were learning as much as I can. So, I’m going to come up against an obstacle, you know, watching a video, reading a book, talking to folks in my network was important. Then the third thing was patience, you know, being more patient with myself around the progress that I’m making.
Last week’s TMD was about not comparing myself to others, I reflect back on that this week. I’m not Grant Cardone. He is his superhuman. That’s great, but you know what, I guess I’m my superhuman in my way, and you are your superhuman in your way as well.
If you feel like sometimes you don’t belong, just tap into the things you’ve done well in the past, your successes; always strive to learn more because there’s more that we can all learn, and just be patient with yourself. You’re going to get there.
I had a great time. Have a great week y’all and I’ll talk to y’all next week.
Two Minute Drill: 3 Tricks to Not Compare Yourself With Others
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is comparing ourselves to others and it is inspired by one of my favorite quotes said by the Hall of Fame running back Walter Peyton, “I don’t compare myself to others because I don’t want to limit myself.”
Don’t compare yourself to others
I love that quote and it stuck with me for my entire life. Sometimes, I find myself comparing myself to others. I think it’s fairly natural for that to happen for all of us, but there are some things that I do to fight back. I just want to share those so-called tricks with you guys.
Trick Number One
One way to get out of feeling bad, maybe about comparing yourself to someone else who you think has something better than you do, is to congratulate them on whatever that thing is. If you feel like someone has achieved a certain level of success say to them, “Man you have achieved so much great success! Congratulations! I really think that’s amazing and I’m so glad for you. I’m so happy for you.” At the end of the day, doing something nice for others just makes us feel good about ourselves.
Trick Number Two
It’s really important that we think about how we compete with ourselves as opposed to competing with others. We can essentially gamify this feeling of I want to be more successful. What are the steps I need to take in order to win the game? What can I control in my life, in my work, and my professional life in my personal life? What can I control that can move the needle for me and my level of happiness?
Trick Number Three
Owning our own journey! Like we are the only people that are experiencing our own journey. By the way, what stands in the way becomes the way. The fact that we can own and embrace our own journey, understand it, and then move the needle to do things and take control of the things that we can control helps us just get better and better and ultimately happier.
So, that’s this week’s two-minute drill. Don’t compare yourself to others!
Congratulate others, make sure that you compete with yourself only, and not with others, and own your own journey because what stands in the way becomes the way.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is anti-micromanagement and it is inspired by an email I recently received from one of my buddies asking for a status report copy.
I was recently having an email exchange with one of my buddies and he had asked me for a copy of what’s called a status report. At the end of each week, all the members of our teams, send a status report. It is a summary sent to their leader of how the week went for each team member in terms of their KPIs, their goals, and the challenges that they faced up.
Now, why is this important for us?
First of all, it helps the leader understand where the team members might need support and help. Secondarily, and most importantly, it gets that individual team member thinking about the outcome of the week. What were the inputs that drove the outcome? How could they do even better next week and think about the things they need to control to improve their KPIs, improve progress towards a goal, or overcome a challenge?
I sent an example of a status report to a buddy of mine and he responded “Thanks so much, but does this feel like micromanagement?” I responded to him “If you have the wrong person on the team who looks at this as a task, yes! It might feel like micromanagement. But if you have somebody who understands the purpose behind the status report, that it’s to get them to think about the inputs that drove the result and what they can do even better the following week, it’s a game-changer”. In addition, that information at the end of the week helps us as leaders are prepared for the following week to support the members of our team.
If you’ve got the right people in the right seat, doing the right work in the right way at the right time, and they’re providing you with information as a leader on how they’re doing and where they need the most amount of support at the end of each week, you’ll find it is going to be much easier to help them achieve their goals and be the best version of themselves.
So, status reports, it’s the anti-micromanagement. That’s this week’s two-minute drill. Hope you guys have a great week. Talk to you all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. I am coming to you from South Beach, Florida. I’m at a conference called UCAM Mastermind (The Ultimate Caribbean Adventure Mastermind). It’s all about digital marketing, achieving branding and marketing success, and growth in your practices. One of the speakers Phil Heath inspired today’s topic of conversation about motivation.
Motivation and Inspiration
The UCAM is put on by Dr. Matt Loop and Dr. Mike Reid, they’ve done a phenomenal job. One of the speakers they had at this event was seven-time Olympian, Phil Heath. He was incredibly inspirational. He talked about the fact that once he won his first Mr. Olympia contest, he knew that everybody else was coming after him.
He had to stay inspired, he had to stay motivated to do the things that sometimes he just didn’t feel like doing. It’s leg day, he didn’t necessarily want to do his legs that day. He might not have even wanted to go to the gym but he knew and he said, “this is where I create distance.” So, this is where he does the things that he doesn’t necessarily want to do. But he knows he’s got to do it, he does it, he finds inspiration and the idea that doing this work will help him win and it was all about winning.
I know that we all have things in our lives that we don’t necessarily want to do. Especially when it comes to some of our work stuff, right? Like we don’t necessarily want to do some things that are mundane or not fun.
Even me, I do legs. I swear I do! You can’t tell, but talk to my personal trainer, he’ll tell you I do legs. I don’t always want to do it, but I know I have to. But I find inspiration because I actually want to be stronger and I want to have a good balance.
Whether it’s your personal life or whether it’s the things that you’re doing at work, find the inspiration, find the motivation to do the things that you don’t want to do but you have to do to create the ultimate level of success for your professional life and your personal life.
So that’s today’s Two Minute Drill. I’m going to have some fun on this boat! It’s going to be a great time!
Two Minute Drill: The Positive Impact of Connection
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Last week I had the very good fortune of being able to go out to dinner with one of my friends and our clinic director of 21 years, Dr. Allen Huffman. This dinner inspired today’s topic of conversation about connection.
Connect With Your Team
I’ve mentioned Dr. Allen Huffman in my previous TMDs, about his work ethic and the level of ownership that he takes in taking care of patients, taking care of the team, and supporting what we do at Kaizo Health.
It was great, I didn’t really want to talk about work. Then I was asking a few questions and he started sharing some great stories about his time in the military. He shared stories about the positive impact that he was creating on the soldiers that he was there to care for and treat. Babies he delivered, which was just incredible. Travels and experiences that he had.
I started to get this overwhelming feeling of disappointment in myself that I didn’t know more about him, didn’t know more about his life, and his previous life before he came to Kaizo Health until that moment.
So, I told him “Man, I feel bad. I should have known more about you all the years that we’ve spent together.”
We enjoyed our time together. But I just got to thinking more and more about this. I am very blessed and very fortunate. I have great relationships and I’m close with many of my direct reports. A lot of that is because I spend so much time with them.
The message today is really doing what you can to spend some time with the people in your organization and connect with them, ask them questions about their lives in order to get to know them a little bit better.
When you do, what you will find is that you strengthen the connection and you ultimately strengthen the level of engagement that you have with them, that they have with you, and collectively that you have for your practices and your lives.
So, find ways to connect with your team, spend some time, which is the greatest gift that you can give them, learn more about them, share more about yourself, and be vulnerable.
I think what you’ll find is that connection will have a very positive impact on your life, their life, and the lives that you’re there to serve.
That’s this week’s two-minute drill. Thank you for spending this time with me and I’ll talk to you all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill! Maybe happy is not the operative word because today what we are going to be talking about is being safe. This week’s two-minute drill is in honor of Dwayne Haskins.
Today I am wearing number seven in the Ohio State, scarlet and gray, to honor him. This weekend, Dwayne Haskins was hit by a dump truck while being pulled over on the side of a highway in Florida. I felt that it was important to share some of my thoughts about being safe.
So here they are, Seven of my top safety tips to keep yourself safe.
Safety tip #1: Stay the f*** off your phone while you’re driving.
Safety tip #2: Make sure that before you get out of your vehicle, you check your rear-view mirror and your side mirror to make sure that nothing is coming your way that can cause you harm.
Safety tip #3: Pay attention to not just the car in front of you, but what’s happening up ahead so that you can be prepared for what happens in front of you.
Safety tip #4: Even though you’ve got a green light, you always should take a quick glance to the right and to the left and make sure that nobody is running a red light.
Safety tip #5: If you get a flat tire and you’re on the highway, do whatever you can to get off the highway and onto a side road, because guess what? Rims can be replaced, but your life can’t.
Safety tip #6: If you’re on a scooter or a bike follow the street signs and the signals, otherwise you could end up roadkill.
Safety tip #7: When you’re at an intersection, you’re waiting at the curb, do me a favor, just stay 10, 12, 15 feet away from the actual street because these cars that are driving by, they could lose control, they could get hit by another car and they could kill you or your pet or the kids that are in your stroller.
So, stay away from the curb! There you have it – all seven of my top safety tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.