What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is dogs, onions and lessons to be learned. Last night I went out to a local restaurant, did some work for a few hours, and came back and saw my dogs. I walked inside after getting some love from them and I looked down at the dog bed and I saw a shredded plastic bag and remnants of an onion skin.
Dogs, onions, and lessons to be learned
I remembered that I had left my onion on the countertop in the corner of my kitchen, and suddenly that onion was gone. I immediately panicked. I didn’t know what to do. I Googled immediately “are onions harmful to dogs?” They’re incredibly toxic.
If there’s too much, it creates hemolysis. It’s the destruction of the red blood cells and what happens is the dogs can have anemia and ultimately die.
I put them in my car, took them to the vet, and called poison control. Three and a half hours later, they were able to induce vomiting and they were sent home. The instructions were just to go home, monitor them, and make sure they don’t show signs of anemia, which I understood.
I got home and I was like, I don’t understand, what happened. I’m looking around the dog bed, and around the rest of the house, and all of a sudden, I turn to the left and I see that they never ate the onion. They just played with the onion and it just rolled into the corner.
I took them to the vet, they were made to throw up, and they never ate the onion. I was both frustrated as well as relieved because I knew that, they both going to be okay.
At the end of the day, I asked myself, what’s the lesson to be learned from this? And I still haven’t figured it out.
Obviously, don’t leave food out on the counter, especially if you have dogs around. Lesson learned but, there’s got to be another lesson to be learned from all this, and I just haven’t figured it out.
So, I’m going to ask you guys what’s the lesson to be learned? I don’t have all the wisdom in the world. I would love to hear what you guys think. Let me know in the comments and share the lesson learned.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. You guys have a great week. Talk to you all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is doing the hard sh*t. This weekend, I am in Pinehurst, NC speaking at the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. I was on a call Friday morning with our tech team and our advisor, Rob, said something about doing the hard sh*t and I got really excited.
Three reasons why doing the hard Sh*t is important
Why do I get excited about doing the hard sh*t? Why is doing the hard sh*t really important?
I believe there are three reasons why. First of all, if you’re doing the hard sh*t, you’re probably doing something that’s really important in the world. You’re probably doing something to create an impact either personally or professionally.
Two, doing the hard sh*t probably means you’re going to fail more often than you are going to succeed, especially in the beginning. But failure is a great way to learn. I’ve learned so much through all of my failures. I’ve taken some big risks. I have failed a lot, but I have also learned a lot along the way.
Third Once we are able to complete the hard sh*t, that gives us confidence. It tells us, you know what? We can overcome these failures. We can learn and we can ultimately succeed, which then gives us more confidence to try harder sh*t.
Go out there and do the hard sh*t. Just try it and if you stumble along the way, pick yourself up and just try again.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill.
Try the hard sh*t and I’ll talk to you all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy NOT Tuesday Two Minute Drill but Wednesday’s workaround. Yesterday I missed my TMD and I woke up to a text this morning from one of my best friends, Stewart, who said, “Hey man don’t worry about it. You know you missed your TMD, but you know it’s not a big deal. It’s not a failure, you just prioritize other things in your life that day, and sometimes that happens.”
I missed my TMD
I usually hate workarounds. I really do! I want problems to be solved but sometimes we do need to find ways to get stuff done that’s not perfect or ideal. It’s progress, not perfection at times.
Why do we need workarounds, to begin with? For me, my schedule is crazy busy. I’m overcommitted. What am I going to do to solve that problem so that I don’t miss my TMDs?
One thing is organizing my schedule in a more efficient way. Another way to make sure that I’m not overcommitted by saying NO. If I happen to say no to you in the future, it’s only because I don’t want to disappoint you, and miss the mark like I did yesterday with my TMD.
When it comes to workarounds, sometimes they’re necessary. Sometimes we have to get them done.
Find out why you need the workaround, and then work to ensure that you don’t need future workarounds in your business and in your life.
Two Minute Drill: Forgiveness is the Only Way to Happiness
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is forgiveness. I am coming to you from the Eiffel Tower, but of course, it’s not the real Paris because I am in Vegas right now. I am here at the Parker seminar and it’s been an absolutely great event.
Last night I was hanging out with a couple of friends having a good time, and having some drinks, and one of my friends made a comment that was inappropriate. It was anti-Jewish and anti-Semitic, and I pretty much lost it and walked away.
As I was walking away, going back to my room, I said to myself “I don’t think I can ever be friends with this person ever again.” I was pretty upset. I woke up this morning and this feeling of anger and frustration came over me then I thought about how much energy it was taking and sapping for me, just being upset at this person and thinking about what it was going to feel like to like not have this friendship.
I’m going to see this person a lot for a long time because we’re both very involved in our profession. I just thought It was too much energy to be angry. I think forgiveness is a better way. I texted her and we just had a conversation, we talked through it, and she apologized multiple times. She said it was a learning moment for her and I appreciated that and I feel so much better.
If there’s someone or something in your life that you’re angry about and there’s an opportunity for forgiveness, do forgiveness because it’s so much easier and it’s so much healthier and it’s so much better for you.
Guys from Las Vegas, from the Eiffel Tower. That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill.
Two Minute Drill: The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is a five-word question. The five-word question is, what will I do differently as I work towards continuous improvement in my life, and in my business? I am constantly thinking about ways to improve. However, it is one thing to think about them and it is another thing to take action.
What will I do differently?
One of the areas where I need to improve is my time management and my scheduling.
For years I have had virtually every single minute of every day booked on my calendar. With some guidance from some friends and some great advice, I have decided to do things a bit differently.
I have changed how I have mapped out my entire day, and now I have time on my schedule so that can work toward projects. I am not just running around like a chicken with my head cut off, Zoom after Zoom, meeting after meeting, visit after visit.
I am going to encourage you to think about this question and take action on it. What will I do differently? Not what can I do differently, but what will I do differently in order to make changes in my life for the better?
So that’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. I’ll talk to you all next week.
Book Talk: Top 5 Business Books Chiropractors Must Read
Over the last 5 months, Dr. Jay highlighted five of his favorite business books that helped him become a better leader. If you are a young doctor, a business owner, a leader, a manager, or a practice owner these 5 books are a must to read.
1- Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman
Dr. Jay is often asked what’s his favorite book and he always starts with Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman. Do you know that businesses lose between 20 and 70% of their customers within the first hundred days of interacting with them?
What Joey Coleman does in his book is lay out a particular strategy to help businesses of all kinds not only ensure they keep their customers for the first hundred days but that they keep their customers for life. He includes a very specific roadmap, a step-by-step guide, that provides business owners, CEOs, and employees with the knowledge, confidence, and self-control needed to deliver exactly what the customer needs WHEN they need it. You have to read Never Lose a Customer Again if you want to keep your customers for life and grow your business. It will change your life!
One of Dr. Jay’s favorite business books is Traction by Gino Wickman. Dr. Jay went to Detroit and took a coaching program with Geno and learned all about the Traction Model. This book helps businesses develop business infrastructure in order to run their business and create traction for growth. He talks about the six critical elements of driving infrastructure to attain the goals in order to grow your business to the newest heights possible. If you want to grow your business and build your infrastructure, check out Traction by Gino Wickman.
In this book, Ryan explores stoicism and talks about the lessons that we learn as we deal with obstacles. One of Dr. Jay’s favorite quotes from the book is from Marcus Aurelius, “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” That’s been a motto for Dr. Jay that gets him through some of life’s toughest challenges. If you want a great book, check it out.
Drive by Daniel H. Pink’s book was really influential in helping Dr. Jay understand how to work, grow, and develop with his team. Drive starts with an introduction to what motivates or drives humans to accomplish tasks. Daniel examines the three elements of true motivation in his book – autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Autonomy is the desire to be self-directed. Mastery is the urge to get better at stuff. Finally, purpose, everybody needs a transcendental purpose, especially in their work.
If you just started a business, you are moving to a new leadership role, or are a business owner this is a good book to read as it provides you with good insights on how to manage people effectively and get your team to accomplish necessary goals.
In Hooked, Nir Eyal talks about what drives human behavior change, and he teaches that we have triggers in our lives that create actions. When we have variable rewards tied to those actions, we make an investment in doing more of the same actions. In other words, building better habits, and the intersection of digital human behavior changes and offline human behavior changes, are the same.