You want to know what is sad?
The price of Parker Seminar Las Vegas 2014- our sensible choice for all required things CE costs $427 for just the doctor to attend. That is if you get it early, as the price goes up in the middle of Dec! Unfortunately for my husband, the chiropractic business bank account is sitting at $395.96 and is expected to take another $100 hit from our Standard Process invoice later this week. His mal practice insurance was due again but I paid it last month (early). As usual, we are breaking even to live the Chiropractic dream!
I have been approving quite a bit of positive comments from affluent-fellow DC's all over the world lately on this blog, and their words inspire me. "Man, they are doing it, we can too!" I like their inspiration and admonishments to think out side the box to success and always welcome their urges on my blog. I also want each and every one of you to know that theirs is the minority. Why? Because the rest of us, the majority, are lazy good for nothing aspiring clinicians who don't want anything but a free ride.
Luckily, my husband has his full time teaching job! I remember the many months he only aspired to succeed in his dream profession. Casting all other possibilities asside and focusing on his practice and nothing else he devoted time, positive energy, and life to its success while I worked elsewhere to take care of our family. He might as well been molding an effigy to chiropractic and burning it up with his aspirations.
Truthfully the mobile chiropractic business isn't going as bad as I thought. I am noticing a lot of new patients who are only seen once. This is a phenomenon that even the best most expensive coaches can't curtail. Why? Because people only want an adjustment when THEY want it. Not when you tell them they need it. They like to treat chiropractic like a perk. Chiropractic adjustments to chiro friendly folk rate up there next to massages, pedicures, and getting their car detailed. It isn't happening unless they have extra expendable income and think about it.
Most of our chiropractic business has been made by family and friends. I wonder if they have him over to pity him or because they really want an adjustment? No matter the reason, nobody ever wants to pay for it. Ever. This is how it is. I am sure we will keep it going. There is nowhere to go but up!