Massive Growth Due to Subtle Shifts with Dr. Alison Young
Host, Dr. Don MacDonald speaks to a returning podcast guest, Dr. Alison Young from Queensland, Australia. Alison shares important lessons she learned from constantly attending seminars and committing herself to lifelong learning. These are principles you can implement in your practice and toward your personal development. Alison reflects on the core philosophy of who she is, what she believes in, and how her beliefs have shifted.
During this episode, you’ll hear about why paying attention to the business side of your practice will keep you and your practice healthier, the state of chiropractic in Australia and how the chiropractic community there came together, and the results of shifting into the vitality model.
Ali explains the changes she has made that have led to the massive growth of her practice and her personal development work. [2:22]
Ali recommends pre-planning business expenses and performing a profit analysis that includes the cost per visit. [7:46]
How Ali finds peace during her off hours and connects with her family. [12:14]
Shifting to the life model allowed Ali to better relate to her practice members who are parents. [25:36]
The Chiropractic Assistant (CA) in Ali’s office takes care of many aspects of the practice member’s visit leaving Ali more time to spend connecting with her practice members. [33:04]
The current state of chiropractic in Australia. [36:35]
Shifting from Pain-based to the Subluxation Model with Dr. Jane Hvas
Host, Dr. Don MacDonald heads over to merry old England to speak with a Danish chiropractor who moved countries to follow her calling to become a healer. After years of struggling with the purpose of the pain-based, mechanistic model, Dr. Jane Hvas knew chiropractic could provide so much more to her practice members. She embraces the Vitalistic model 100% and since she has shifted, it has given her and her practice new energy. During this episode, you’ll hear about Dr. Hvas’ multi-national chiropractic education, what other coaches could and couldn’t do for her and her practice, and the advice she gives other chiropractors who haven’t yet shifted.
Key Takeaways: ● Jane knew she would one day become a healer but her mother’s chiropractic experience is what led her to chiropractic. [2:08] ● Jane was entrenched in fear and stuck in survival mode as there were no outlets for Vitalistic care. [6:04] ● Jane knew deep down that a chiropractor could offer more than pain relief and the impatient practice member that almost caused her to retire. [13:46] ● The benefits of coaching and attending the Vitality Shift. [20:19] ● Dealing with her burn-out was a major struggle and major accomplishment for Jane. [28:46] ● Jane’s advice for shifters and newbies, get clear about your chiropractic philosophy. [30:20]
Learn More: Penkridge Chiropractic Clinic Vitality Shift Website True Concept Seminars Dr. Don MacDonald @DrDonMacDonald on Twitter
The Pitfalls of Pushing Too Hard with Dr. Michelle Campbell
Host, Dr. Don MacDonald speaks with the President of the London, Ontario Chiropractic Society, Dr. Michelle Campbell. Michelle, like many chiropractors, was an athlete who was introduced to chiropractic to heal her body from the punishment of being a competitive figure skater. In addition to the significant relief she felt after treatments, she had a moment of clarity and felt destined to pursue chiropractic as a profession. After graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), she worked as a Locum until an illness in the family led her to the place where she would open her practice.
During this episode, you’ll hear about Michelle’s experience at the Transformer’s Mastermind, her advice for newly graduated chiropractors, and how she dealt with significant life events while being a solo practitioner.
Michelle shares how she was introduced to chiropractic and the moment when she knew it would be her career. [1:08]
After graduating from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), Michelle worked as a Locum until she decided where she wanted to settle down and start her practice. [10:28]
Michelle shares how she managed being a mother and starting a new practice, and the mistakes she made. [17:22]
Michelle learned the hard way that the mind and body need time to recover after significant life events. [21:00]
Michelle shares the highlights, insights, and breakthroughs she experienced as a result of attending the Transformation Mastermind. [27:25]
Remove the worry from your life, slow down and enjoy the ride are Michelle’s words of wisdom for other chiropractors. [34:55]
Shift Your Business by Knowing Your Expenses with Dr. Dan Fisher
Host, Dr. Don MacDonald speaks with long-time friend, colleague, and Vitality Shifter, Dr. Dan Fisher. At the age of nine, Dan experienced a surprisingly painful growth spurt. A chiropractor who was treating Dan’s brother at the time started treating Dan as well. After a month of chiropractic care and the total alleviation of pain, Dan was hooked. The chiropractor recommended Dan dedicate his life to chiropractic. Dr. Dan is currently in his 29th year as a chiropractor. His practice in Vegreville, Alberta is thriving due to the lessons he learned along the way, including some powerful financial ones.
During this episode, you’ll hear about Dr. Dan’s time at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), a partnership that turned sour, the seminars and coaching he has participated in, and how knowing his business led to hundreds of dollars in monthly savings.
● The inspirational figure who encouraged Dr. Dan to become a chiropractor. [2:42] ● Dan describes his experience at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). [9:19] ● A business lesson: Chiropractors are colleagues, not competitors. [15:28] ● Parker seminars, Total Solutions, and the difference of the Vitality Shift. [22:59] ● Dan’s advice for new chiropractors or those wanting to inject authenticity into their practice. [35:36] ● How Dr. Dan shifted his finances to lower the overhead of his practice. [40:37] ● How Dr. Dan utilizes the Vitality Shift in his Canadian practice. [49:39]
Vitality Shift Website True Concept Seminars Dr. Don MacDonald @DrDonMacDonald on Twitter Fisher Chiropractic on Facebook
Move Past Your Limiting Beliefs to Focus on Connection with Drs. Marie and John Osborne
Host, Dr. Don MacDonald heads just South of Dublin Ireland to speak with a married couple who share a chiropractic practice. Since joining the Vitality Shift, Marie and John Osborne are taking a new approach to their practice and their lives. By overcoming their limiting beliefs and technique-driven practice member care they have flourished by focusing on their personal well-being so they can better serve their practice members. Even though they have minimized the number of offices they have, they have maximized their potential.
During this episode, you’ll hear how John overcame the all too common practice of self-sabotage to create a deeper connection with his practice members, the steps Marie has taken to nurture herself so she isn’t running on empty, and how they delegate tasks based on strengths to keep the office running smoothly.
Chiropractic ignited something in Marie but she took the long road to becoming a chiropractor. [1:53]
John knew he wanted to be a chiropractor after his first adjustment, it was the philosophy that drew him in. [5:50]
With three chiropractic offices, John continuing his work as an apprentice, and new babies in the house, the couple knew something needed to shift. [10:23]
Marie explains the limiting beliefs that led to her identity crisis. [14:35]
John realizes self-sabotage and lack of connection with his patients was holding him back in his practice. [19:03]
John and Marie explain their lives and practices before and after Vitality Shift. [25:54]
Lessons learned and advice for chiropractors. [33:55]