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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. 
If you have an event you’d like us to list, get in touch!

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

Join the Rockstar Doctor Mom community on Facebook here

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.

Connect with Dr. Melissa Longo Find out more about mentoring opportunities with Dr. Melissa Longo hereF

Resources:

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. 

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

Join the Rockstar Doctor Mom community on Facebook here 

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. 

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

Join the Rockstar Doctor Mom community on Facebook here

Find out about more about our upcoming 6 Weeks to Launch Program, all the episodes, blog posts and more at www.rockstardoctorlife.com

RDL #106: Dr. Ed Osburn

Can you expand your influence as a leader in health care outside the walls of your practice? In this week’s show Dr. Ed Osburn shares why he loves working with Chiropractors to liberate them from thinking small and helping them create greater impact through developing online programs. Dr Osburn also offers his best tips for finding purpose through struggle, why clarity of vision is the biggest asset to moving yourself forward, and how finding community always supports your success. 

Find out about the 6 Weeks To Launch Program kicking off January 14 here

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

Join the Rockstar Doctor Mom community on Facebook here

Listen to Dr. Melissa Longo’s interview on The Chiropractic Philanthropist here 

About Our Guest:

The Chiropractor’s Laptop Lifestyle is the brainchild of Dr. Ed Osburn. Out of pure necessity and desire to connect and create an online presence and extremely lucrative business—Ed rocketed to the very TOP of the Chiropractic profession’s most notable and distinguished contributors. Honoured in 2015 as an Icon, Maverick and Genius by The Chiropractic Leadership, Ed is determined to bring the light of Chiropractic to the globe by training Doctors to EXPAND outside their four walls and into the online world.

First launching the Chiropractic profession’s #1 iTunes podcast (The Chiropractic Philanthropist),  smashing successful virtual podcast training for Chiropractors, establishing an online training Academy(Laptop Lifestyle Academy) consisting of over 500 students, and finally the Men of Iron Brotherhood for men who want more!

Ed has dedicated his efforts to mentoring Doctors towards building massive movements, impact, and multi-6-figure businesses. 

Ed’s philosophy is:

“Practice can be anything you DREAM it to BE…and SUCCESS doe not have to come at the expense of your quality of life.”

Find out more about The Laptop Lifestyle Programs here

Find out more about Men of Iron here

RDL #105: Dr. Jennifer Rozenhart

What are some of the secrets to building a successful partnership and practice with your sibling? Dr. Jennifer Rozenhart shares her tips from working with her sister for the past 21 years, as well as her best tips for managing family life, practice and coaching with CloseForChiro. We also talked about how to shift your focus when you’re having a rough day, staying inspired and engaged by the clinical results people experience, and some of the ways she teaches Chiropractors to ‘get the yes with less stress’.

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

Join the Rockstar Doctor Mom community on Facebook here

About Our Guest:

Dr. Jennifer Rozenhart helps health care practitioners redefine their communication about what they do to radically enhance their bottom line. She is able to share not only from challenging experiences but also from the place of power, femininity and expansion. She and her partners at CloseForChiro help train and coach hundreds of doctors from around the world.  Dr. Jennifer Rozenhart’s  presentations leave her audience with a restored view of their businesses and a new found hope for the future. She also provides explicit steps to take so her audience can make immediate adjustments to create thriving businesses. She has been in private practice for 21 years with her sister, Dr. Stephanie Rozenhart, in San Jose, CA. She has 2 teenage sons and a fantastic husband who are her biggest fans in all her endeavors.

What Do You Really Want?

What do you really want? 

You can’t build a plan without really knowing what you’re after. 

My experience has been than many people, at different times of their life, have stopped thinking about this, or just really never have asked themselves what they want for themselves. It’s so easy when we are busy to just get on autopilot, to keep doing…doing… and then doing more without pausing to stop and ask why.

There are many reasons l love Chiropractic, and one of them is that we can create practices and businesses that reflect who we are, and the lifestyle that we want. There are options for practice, and YES you really can choose.

It may be that your current situation is not your ideal, perhaps its a short term solution to help you develop skills, accumulate some funds, plan your next steps, or perhaps its the best way to nurture your family!

Or it may be that where you are at right now might just be perfect for you.

Sweet!

Or it may be that what you thought you wanted, isn’t really true. 

I’ve been there.

I learned what it feels like to feel overwhelmed, and not really feeling like I was doing anything successfully…parenting my sons, or running my business. The standards I had set for myself were not what my heart wanted.

So I shifted.  Now my kids are happier, my business has grown, my health improved, and so did my personal level of happiness and the amount of stress I feel.

This week I’m challenging you to ask yourself what you really want…

Where are things in your life NOW? 

  • Think of your dream list for personal life
  • And your dream list for your business

Then once you have your list, on a scale of 1-10, (10 = I’m rocking this, 1= not even close) how close are you to having it?

Is it time for you to take a leap you’ve been holding back on?

Are there a few adjustments to your business or personal life that may get you a little closer to living the life you dream of?

Practice is a marathon, a lifetime, not a sprint. You might have big dreams but you don’t need to accomplish them all right now.

Start with this simple exercise and create greater clarity for yourself as we wrap 2018 and set yourself up for 2019.

Need more guidance? 

I’m planning mentoring experiences for my clients in 2019, if you’re interested in exploring working with me book time a business discovery call here.