TMD: Lesson Learned on the Big Island

TMD: Lesson Learned on the Big Island

Two Minute Drill: Lesson Learned on the Big Island

Today, I’m coming to you from the Big Island in Hawaii. It’s truly fantastic and so beautiful here. I am fortunate and grateful to be here for all our chiropractic events this week. I arrived on Wednesday, and I hadn’t showered for a couple of days because I went to the ocean and was hanging out with friends, thinking, “Whatever.”



The Power of Patience

I was staying at a hotel where the ChiroCongress, Clinical Compass, summit meetings, and the Future of Chiropractic Strategic Planning Meeting were held. I was excited to take a nice hot shower. 

So, I get into the shower, turn the knob, but there’s no hot water. I wait and wait, still no hot water. I even tried turning it the other way, just in case, but it only got colder, so I quickly turned it back and ended up taking a cold shower. 

I went down to the front desk and asked for someone to come and fix the shower so I could enjoy a hot one. 

They sent someone to my room, and I received a text from the hotel stating it was fixed.

Eager for a hot shower before my night out with friends, I went into the bathroom. And this is what they did to fix the show

So, what happened? 

Well, I was very impatient… 

Feeling the immediate cold water, I thought it must be wrong and turned it back, not knowing which way was hot or cold on the shower knob. 

All this made me realize the lesson here is about patience. 

I’ll never forget, in chiropractic school, the dean of students telling me, “Listen, I know you’re struggling, but you have to be patient. Not everything will happen when and how you want it. Just stay focused on the process and the inputs, and ultimately you will achieve your goal.” 

Achieving the goal of taking a hot shower wasn’t in the cards for me those couple of times because I wasn’t patient enough to turn the knob the other way and wait to see what would happen. 

The lesson for me, and perhaps for some of you, is when trying things, exercise a bit of patience. Sometimes, wait a little longer to see if the decision you’re making is the right one. 

That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. 

I’ll talk to you all soon. 

Have a great week. 


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TMD: What’s the lesson behind this?

TMD: What’s the lesson behind this?


Two Minute Drill: What’s the Lesson Behind This?

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.


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