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How To: Differentiate Between Possession and Stewardship

Why is that when people retire and then they enter the workplace again they seem to have a peace about them? 

The answer is stewardship. 

[Read closely to this post because it will change the rest of your life in a way that will profoundly affect you for the better.  If you are relatively new in practice, then all the better.  The sooner you can implement this mind set into your practice the more material wealth you will attract.]

So what do I mean by stewardship?  The answer is simple- it is a detachment from possessiveness and control.  When people are working during the main course of their lives there is certain amount of ownership over their job and possessiveness that overshadows the altruistic motives that guide us.  People worry about keeping their job, advancing in their company, making more money, growing their practice, increasing their marketing and all these come from a place of LACK. 

Believe it or not but these very normal and human responses to our jobs are coming from a place of scarcity and poverty.  If they lose their job, they will not be able to pay the mortgage, put the kids through school, pay for vacations, maybe they will lose health insurance or a car. 

Once people hit retirement- they have insurance and the best insurance in the world, Medicare. They have social security and a pension, maybe a 401k, or mutual funds. Their house is probably paid for; their cars are paid for and the kids are grown.  Maybe they stopped caring what the neighbors think and are simply happy to have their health because they had a scare a few years ago. 

Perspectives change and people change and with that is the very freeing sensation of STEWARDSHIP.  

When these people go back to work, it is a choice and very often they do something that they LOVE.  They choose to go back to work because they want to be apart of something greater and they want to help make their community a better place. 

Here is the big question: WHY WAIT? 

You chose to become a chiropractor because you were answering a higher calling.  This calling was to bring hope to the hopeless and heal our communities without drugs or surgery.  Our profession allows us to serve at this high capacity during most of our lives and not everyone can say that. 

Step 1: Reflect on Your Approach

How are you approaching your office every day? Do you treat it like a possession like something you have control over? Or do you treat it like you are a manager of something that has been granted to you by a higher being? 

When you stop trying to control everything and being possessive of your material wealth then you will start behaving more in a spiritual manner. 

Step 2: Find Your Vision

Re-find your vision- this is the vision that drew you to chiropractic college.  There was a reason why you did not become some other doctor who doles out prescription and hopelessness. Dig deep and re-find your ‘why’. This is especially important. 

Now set an intention for your practice.  What is the overarching goal of your practice? Only you can answer this but remember that your practice will be limited by your goal.  If you have a small, short sighted goal, then do not be surprised when your practice only grows to that level. 

Step 3: Material Follows Spiritual

If you have been spending too much time on social media and have become deluded with the idea that when you have all these material belongings you will then search for the spiritual, you are wrong.  

The material wealth follows the spiritual.  When you know what you want spiritually and for the greatest good of all persons involved then your material resources will have to come up and match that. 

The main point is not over-think things.  The world is complicated enough, and you certainly do not need to add to that. Simply focus on being the manager of your practice.  You should always be focused on how you can serve your practice and your patients.  Don’t sweat the small stuff. 

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