RDL #113: Dr. Danielle Finden | Keeping Your Healing Practice From Hurting You

How can you prevent your healing practice from hurting you? In this conversation with Dr. Danielle Finden we discuss the  suggestions she provides in the technique manual she created, and ways to avoid emotional fatigue by making self care a priority and effectively scheduling time to be most productive, healthy and happy. Dr. Finden also offers her best tips to build positive Associate arrangements and why she believes they are an ideal situation for many Chiropractors. 

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About our guest:

Dr. Danielle Finden lives in the Twin Cities, MN, where she owns and operates two clinics and has been featured in Minnesota Monthly Magazine as a top chiropractor in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018! She created an online training program titled Associate Academy, providing personal and professional development topics accompanied by written exercises. Dr. Finden is also the author of Alternative Chiropractic Technique: How to Keep Your Healing Practice From Hurting You, highlights ways to avoid injury while performing manual chiropractic adjustments. She serves as adjunct faculty at Northwestern Health Sciences Universityis a contributing author to DC Practice Insightsand a podcast guest on several shows highlighting entrepreneurs.

The Simple Key to Success Shared by Most of My Guests

One of the common questions I’ve asked the majority of my guests on the show is about juggling different roles that we all play. How do you excel and bring your best as a clinician, a team leader, a business person, parent, spouse? I ask how they stay focused and grounded, and the answer, time and time again, is simply this:

Stay present.

Whether you’re in your practice, with your family, or doing something else that you enjoy, focusing on the moment you are IN rather than what is AHEAD or BEHIND you, can help us slow down a little and give our time and attention to what’s currently in front of us.

I find this tricky – my mind is always filled with ideas and thoughts, but it’s certainly something I am working on.

How do you focus your energy in the different roles you play? What’s your best tip? I’d love to hear it. 

RDL #112: Dr. Lacey Book

Are your business problems just personal problems in disguise? Dr. Lacey Book discusses why she often observes this with her clients, and why she believes that creating community and connection is vital to effective marketing. We also discussed tips for working with your spouse, nurturing healthy relationships with stepkids, and the biggest barrier to increasing your revenue in business. 

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About Our Guest: 

Dr. Lacey Book has a passion to help chiropractors reach more people through marketing, sales and mindset strategies. She does this with her husband through the Black Diamond Club. She loves coaching chiropractors just starting their businesses. She is a speaker, runs 3 mission trips a year and is driven to help take chiropractic to the masses.

NEW! Events Listing!

Have you found yourself wondering what seminars or conferences were coming up when trying to plan your continuing education hours? We’ve tried to make it a little easier for you.

My Assistant Lora created a killer events page on the Rockstar Doctor Life website! 

If your event is listed, please take a minute to verify the details. 
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What’s Your Definition of a Rockstar Doctor Life?

Last week a man in my practice told me he was looking for a new Chiropractor because he felt the one he was seeing had lost his enthusiasm. I had a few different emotions when he said this.  I was happy to see him in my office, but it made me a little sad for this other Doctor, and at the same time, I had such empathy because I could relate to feeling that way. In fact it’s a conversation I have quite often with some of my clients. 

I can honestly say that after 17 years in practice my love for what I do grows each day, but I also know that there was a time where things could have changed and I might not have stayed in practice. 

 I spent first 10 yrs in practice frustrated, often discouraged, because I was trying to develop a business, be the best chiropractor and serve my community while also trying to be the best mom, raise my sons in a chiropractic lifestyle.

I wanted it all but constantly felt my heart pulled in 2 directions and that continued for years. 

Can you relate to that? 

What I hadn’t yet discovered in those first 10 years was that there are different ways to build a business and live a chiropractic  lifestyle, and that it was up to me to figure it out, not anybody else. 

It took a severe change in my life circumstances and a lot of challengetimes when I was stressed, strapped for cash, and struggling to find my way for me to get really clear on what I wanted for my life and business. I’m still asking myself that question consistently. 

In trying to figure things out I look for inspiration in many places, like I’m sure many of you do, for me one of them is music…I love music, and I love watching live performances.

When I think of typical rockstars, musicians who pursue their passion, live exciting lives, and share their gifts with the world – even when they face criticism and rejections.  They still go out and  perform, shine their light, rock on, and are appreciated for what they do, and live abundant lives

What would those attributes look like in your own Life? Rocking it in your practice and living a happy and fulfilled life with the people you care about and doing more of what you love?

I eventually realized that I too could have it all, live my own rockstar life, not only a chiropractor but as a HUMAN BEING as long as I got really clear on what important piece: figure out what ALL was for me.

This is my Rockstar Doctor Life: being a great mom, and great chiropractor in my family wellness practice, connecting with other Docs and teaching, and living my best life doing things I love when I’m not working.

Today I’m going to ask you to think about this question: what’s your Rockstar Doctor Life? 

Not sure where to even start with this question? 

Email me and I’ll give you a few ideas to get started. 

RDL #111: Dr. Dan Bai

Are you chasing success or fulfillment? In this conversation with Dr. Daniel Bai we discuss why ‘authenticity is the new currency’, what common mistakes many Chiropractors make in running an effective practice, and why it’s important to work ‘on’ your life rather than ‘in’ your life to find greater happiness. We also discuss some of the key strategies he teaches Chiropractors to improve their communications and support business growth.  

Contact Dr. Melissa Longo to find out about mentoring, group programs or just to offer your ideas here

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About our guest:

Dr. Bai (pronounced BAY) is the Founder and CEO of CloseForChiro, a company dedicated to teaching chiropractors how to Get The YES with LESS Stress.  He is a 2001 graduate of Life University and currently practices full time in the Chicago area.  He has an awesome wife and 2 boys.

Find out more about the CloseForChiro Master Class in April here

Connect with the CloseForChiro Facebook page here

RDL #110: Dr. Laura Dobrinsky

Are you practising the good self-care you recommend to your patients? In this conversation with Dr. Laura Dobrinksy we discuss the importance of courageously getting clear on your goals for your life and practice, and why taking time for introspection and mindfulness is just as important for Chiropractors as nurturing our physical health. We also discuss how to avoid burnout, why being involved in your community is a consistent strategy for business growth, and her new programs about the neuroscience of play.

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Episode #73: Dr. Laura Foster

Episode #96: Dr. Josh Wagner

About Our Guest:

Dr. Laura Dobrinsky has been practicing in Waterdown, Ontario for 6 years as the owner of Kinstruct Health.  Dr. Dobrinsky is an member with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and Holistic Pediatric Alliance, and has post doctorate training in functional neurology, pediatrics and perinatal care. Advocating for Brain care as a fundamental form of self care, Dr. Dobrinsky now participates regularly as a mentor for adolescents and young athletes.

RDL #109: Drs. David Fletcher & Craig Hazel

What are the current trends in Chiropractic in Canada, why are some provinces facing controversy, and where is the profession headed? In this discussion with Dr. David Fletcher and Dr. Craig Hazel we discuss the current political climate of Chiropractic in Canada, how diversity within the profession is beneficial, and why it’s crucial to maintain a neurologically based model of care to support optimal outcomes for patients.  

Contact Dr. Melissa Longo to find out about mentoring, group programs or just to offer your ideas here

About our guests:

Dr. David Fletcher is a renowned Chiropractor who practiced in Toronto for over 30 years. He and his associates had a thriving, cash-based family practice that served hundreds of patients weekly. Currently as the owner of the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, David oversees our clinical, technological and practice development strategies while mapping a future vision for both CLA and the chiropractic profession.

Dr. Craig Hazel’s mission is to help families THRIVE. After graduating from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, he went on to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas Texas. He is passionate about seeing children and families in his private practice at Synergy Chiropractic in Kanata Ontario. A sought after speaker, he has been featured regularly on TSN Team 1200, CTV and Rogers TV. He is also the Chairman of the Alliance for Chiropractic.

RDL #108: Dr. Shara Downey

Would you travel across the globe to a new country and start a practice? Dr. Shara Downey‘s sense of adventure took her to Singapore and in her thirteen years in Asia she has built 3 offices, started a coaching practice, and had 4 children! Listen to how she navigated cultural differences, hired associates, and created her practice around her family life. We also discussed how to be fearless,  live a life of adventure, and why she believes true success is having meaningful connections. 

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About Our Guest:

Since 1998, Dr. Shara Downey has had the honour of helping people achieve positive results in their health and promote natural healthy living. As founder of Asia Chiropractic Health Services, they were awarded Singapore Quality Brands Award for 2013-2014. As a contributing author to “You Can Expect a Miracle With Chiropractic” 2013 edition, she’s had the pleasure of working with Dr. David Jackson and Dr John Hinwood.

As an international speaker, Dr. Shara Downey has had the privilege of working with prominent global companies such as; Citibank, Standard Charter Bank, Lucas Films, Knowledge To Action-London, Success Resources, Dasani, Body Shop Corp. and Singapore Ministry of Defence.

She has new projects for women in business in the works, be sure to connect with her to find out more.

RDL #107: The Growth Show

What are some of the best ways to grow your practice in 2019? Listen to this compilation show from some of the guests in 2018 for new ideas or great reminders about how to best impact your community in the year ahead. 

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