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TMD: The 3 R’s of Habit Building

TMD: The 3 R’s of Habit Building

Two Minute Drill:

The 3 R’s of Habit Building 

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is the 3 R’s. The 3 R’s relate to building sustainable habits. I’ve been studying habit change and behavior change for quite some time now. As healthcare providers, we are in the business of behavior change. I wanted to share some revelations and ways to make it easy for you to remember how to build really strong habits. 

Remind, Reduce Friction, Reward 

 

Most of you know, I have two dogs. One of my dog’s name is Deputy. He’s my first dog, my first love. I love both my dogs, but he’s definitely my favorite. He has to be my favorite since he’s my first one. Anyway, he got an eye infection, and I needed to remember to give him drops. 

How did I remember to give him drops when I can’t even remember my middle name half the time? Because I am so ADD and always busy. How do I make sure that I build a habit to give him his eye drops? Well, the first thing I do is figure out a way to remind myself to give him the drops. 

So, what do I do? I stick the drops right on the table about three feet from where his dog bed is. That’s the first thing. The first R is for Remind. 

The second thing I do is reduce the friction, meaning the drops are on a table only three feet from Deputy. If I put the drops upstairs in my bathroom, it would be a long way to go to give him these drops. I figured out a way to make it simple for me to get the drops, reduce the friction, and put them in his eyes. The second R is for Reduce. 

The third R is the reward. Now, rewards are different for everybody, but rewards do change behavior. With Deputy, my reward is not having to wipe his goopy eyes all the time, but also making sure that he’s happy and healthy. Intrinsically, that’s my reward. The third R is for Reward. 

When it comes to your business or even your life, find ways for you and your team to set reminders, reduce friction—especially in processes—and lastly, provide rewards to get the results you’re looking for. 

So, the three R’s: remind, reduce, and reward. That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. You guys have a great week. 

I’ll talk to y’all next week. 

 

 

 

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TMD: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

TMD: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

Two Minute Drill:

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill from the Atlantic Ocean here in South Florida. Today’s topic of conversation is continuing to break the habit of being myself. This weekend, my mom turned 86. We had a nice party for her, and it was great. When I observe my parents, I notice some of the great things they taught me. 

Breaking the Habit

 

I also observe some habits and behaviors that I’ve carried with me that I no longer want to continue. This is all about breaking the habit of being yourself. 

I’ve mentioned this a couple of times in my TMDs, but this concept comes from the book written by Dr. Joe Dispenza—an amazing book. As I continue to work through this process, three things really stand out to me in order for me to do this really hard work. 

The first thing is self-awareness. Do I recognize the thoughts, subsequent feelings, and then the actions of my old ways—habits that I’ve developed that I no longer want to have and that no longer serve me? 

Second, after being aware of it, doing something about it—changing my thoughts, changing my feelings, and certainly changing my behaviors and my actions. 

The last thing, and probably the most important, is consistency. This is where the hard work really comes into play—being aware, changing my thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and actions, and doing it very consistently. 

It’s easy to meditate here and there, but can you build a habit and do it on a regular basis? 

It’s easy to try and change a thought or a feeling every now and then, but to do it consistently to change who we are and be the best version of ourselves—that’s where the hard work comes into play. 

I am busting my f****** a** right now, and I will continue to do it until I’m happy with where I’m at. 

So guys, three things: awareness, actions, and consistency. 

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill coming to you from beautiful South Florida. 

You guys have a great week, and I’ll see y’all next week. 

 

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TMD: 12-Year Work Anniversary

TMD: 12-Year Work Anniversary

Two Minute Drill:

12-Year Work Anniversary

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is 12 years. Today, July 2nd, marks Jena Slaski’s 12-year anniversary. For those of you who know Jena, I know you’re smiling right now. For those of you who don’t, she is our Director of Research and Innovation.

Celebrating Jena

 

Jena started with me 12 years ago when we had just formed a 501c3 nonprofit clinical research institute.

We needed somebody to run it. We had literally nothing—no training manuals, no process, no standard operating procedures, nothing. Jena built that clinical research institute into the powerhouse it is today. 

Over the years, we’ve published many studies in peer-reviewed journals. We just finished a large multi-year NIH study, and she produced some of the best work I’ve ever seen coming out of that research institute. It would have never happened without her.

Jena has also helped us launch our technology company, Kaizenovate, and our second product, EMBODI. She has done a remarkable job juggling a 501c3 nonprofit while helping us grow this startup that we hope will change the world.

Jena is just remarkable, and she honors all of our core values. But what’s really interesting to me is that I’ve never seen Jena lose her sh*t. 

For those of you that know me, you know I’m passionate and emotional. She just lets me be me, but she always stays calm, cool, and collected. It’s kind of remarkable. When I was thinking about this video, I was thinking about what are the things that drive that type of relationship where somebody is with you for 12 years? 

I think the most important thing is honesty and openness. We’ve always had a great relationship where she can tell me what she thinks, even if it’s something I might not want to hear. But she’s honest and open with me, and that helps me be a better leader and a better person.

So Jena, happy 12 years. I’m so lucky to have you. I have so much love and appreciation for you.

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

 

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TMD: #LiveLikeChris

TMD: #LiveLikeChris

Two Minute Drill:

#LiveLikeChris

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is “Live Like Chris.” Today’s topic is not so happy. Just last week, the chiropractic profession, the planet, the universe, and humanity lost an amazing soul. Dr. Chris Anderson passed away unexpectedly.

In Memory of Dr. Chris Anderson

 

I just wanted to give Dr. Chris the due respect that he deserves because Chris Anderson was one of the nicest people I’d ever met in my entire life. 

I’ll never forget when I was speaking in Wisconsin last year. I had a fair number of hours that I was speaking, and I spoke for, I think, four hours in the morning and then had an afternoon session with my good friend Mr. Brad Cost. Chris heard that my voice was raspy, and he brought me some hot tea with lemon. That’s just who Chris was. 

Chris was joyful, kind, considerate, and caring. He even had charities that I knew nothing about. I found out about them this past weekend in conversations with some of our other friends, Heather and Emily, just talking about how much we couldn’t believe he was gone and how much we were going to miss him. 

I started learning even more about this remarkable human being. This idea that we should be living like Chris, that we should live with joy, kindness, compassion, fullness, and a big smile on our face all the time, I think, is a really good way to live and allows for Chris’s legacy to live on. 

You’ll be seeing a lot of hashtag #livelikeChris in the coming months, years, and decades because Chris, you set the example for all of us. 

We love you. We miss you, but you’ll stay with us forever. 

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill, you guys. Talk to y’all next week.

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TMD: Back to Basics: Key Lessons from Seeing Patients Again

TMD: Back to Basics: Key Lessons from Seeing Patients Again

Two Minute Drill:

Back to Basics: Key Lessons from Seeing Patients Again

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is lessons learned. I’m here in one of my locations—our Fairfax office. Over the last several weeks, I’ve been covering the practices because my doctor’s on vacation and we’re in between coverage doctors.

Lessons from the Field

 

I’ve been covering and learned some important lessons. It’s been a decade and a half since I’ve seen patients regularly, and there were some lessons I wanted to share with you chiropractors out there who are in it. 

The first lesson was that I started every day with a stated intention and made my team do the same. I wanted to hear what their intention was for the day because I wanted to start the day with a clear idea, a concept in our heads about how we were going to act and behave to get the desired results we were looking for. 

The second thing is I was focused. Hyper-focused. There are things that must be done every day. One, take amazing care of your patients. Two, get your notes and documentation done. Three, respond to emails and handle administrative tasks, etc. 

Now, I’m as ADD as they come, but I knew that I needed to get my stuff done and didn’t want to leave it until the end of the day. No procrastination—just be very focused on the things that needed to get done. 

Lastly, having fun. I wanted to have fun with my team. It doesn’t have to be stressful seeing patients. In fact, I said to Cat, “Oh my God, this is so much easier than my regular job.” Seeing patients, doing notes, responding to emails, and having some meetings with the team—it’s not too difficult. 

So, those are the lessons learned. One, make sure you start your day with intention. Two, be really focused on the job at hand. And three, have some f***** fun. 

All right. That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill, you guys. I’ll talk to y’all next week. 

Join us at our annual live event on June 22nd, The Business Adjustment Summit, focused entirely on leveraging technology in chiropractic care.  

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TMD: Pushing Through Barriers in Your Practice

TMD: Pushing Through Barriers in Your Practice

Two Minute Drill:

Pushing Through Barriers in Your Practice

 

What’s up Kaizenovators, Happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today I’m with my good buddy, Dr. Roden Stewart. I’m back on Rod’s incredible property here on Chincoteague Island. I visited the practice today because we had a great discussion around how we level up and take our practice to the next level. Dr. Rod had his best year ever last year! Now, we’re focusing on breaking through those barriers to reach the next level. 

The Next Level

 

As business owners, we all face challenges when we reach a certain level. Sometimes the challenges get bigger, and we need to find more solutions, better solutions, to break through that ceiling and get to the next level. 

So, what does it take to get to that next level for you, Rod? 

“It takes support. I’ve got this Dr. Jay right here and this whole team, but it also takes perseverance. There’s a cliché that says, ‘You don’t stop till the miracle happens,’ and that is true. It has been true in my practice that you just keep going when the going gets tough because the light is sometimes right around the corner.” 

It’s all about support, and we all need it. I have my groups that I belong to, my coaching groups, people who teach me something every single day. And also just knowing that we’re going to persevere, we’re going to be gritty, and we’re going to break through to that next level. 

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill.

I ran long last week, so this week I’ll end a little shorter. But, hey, if you ever get down to Chincoteague Island, you gotta check this place out because it is beautiful. 

Join us at our annual live event on June 22nd, The Business Adjustment Summit, focused entirely on leveraging technology in chiropractic care.  

Dive deep into the latest tools, trends, and strategies with experts and peers alike.  

Take advantage of our special early bird pricing now and step into the future of chiropractic care. 

Embrace innovation, enrich your practice, and elevate patient care.  

 

Empower Your Patients.

Streamline Your Practice. 

Grow Your Revenue.

We empower healthcare providers to elevate patient care and amplify financial success 

 

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