The quick fix never works.
I often get calls from potential Warrior Coaching clients that are desperate for a quick fix in their business or practice. They call because they are not making it and want 'the secret' to getting new patients or acquiring new sales fast.
In my experience, it is never a quick fix
. In order to run a successful business of any kind requires years of training
. This training is most often done in the school of hard knocks, learning by experiencing setbacks and finding solutions. This process can be accelerated through coaching and mentoring
. If the business owner/leader can submit to a training plan then a lot of pain can be avoided. The key word here is submit
. It requires a humble approach, acknowledging that they don't know everything and that there is some serious training to be done.
Typically training and mentoring can be in a number of areas including: sales acquisition, process and procedure, team building, finance and leadership.
However the most critical area of training (that is often overlooked or ignored) involves the area of personal performance
. Personal performance refers to increasing capacity in three realms: physical, soul (mind will and emotions) and spirit
The vast majority of business training misses the mark on all three of these areas. My observation is that most business training is heavy on process and procedure and light on transformation
Without personal performance training, transformation is virtually impossible.
Most people live in paralysis and are unable to engage in new process because of fear. They are afraid
of how the changes that they make to their business will be perceived
Personal performance coaching takes time. It tends to trend upward over a period of years and decades.
Over time you get enough experience stepping into fear which allows you to move foreward with more and more transformation. Each transformation builds from the previous one and into the next.
Here is a revelation that I had recently as I was going through a Crossfit workout in the morning followed by a bike ride on the trainer in the afternoon.
How I performed on the WOD that day (that's Crossfit speak for 'workout of the day') and on the bike, relates back to every other workout I have ever had. Nothing goes unused. In my early school years I played every sport possible and excelled somewhat in hockey and ski racing. I had the good fortune of playing varsity hockey in university and then had a heavy weight lifting program throughout Chiropractic College. (Thank you Charles Poliquin).
After getting married and being pregnant with two babies (ok Marie was pregnant but I was putting on the weight), I had a ski crash that knocked me out of commission for 6 weeks. A slow recovery back to fitness ensued and I did HITT training for two years. This then led to 7 years of Ironman training.
Then here we are back to my WOD in a box in Ottawa. All those other workouts or lack there of, got me to where I am today. It's never an easy meteoric rise to the top.
Same is true of practice/business.
I still try to improve my report and adjustments every day. Just yesterday I tweaked my first adjustment dialogue with 4 new patients. Each one understood at a new level why I needed to find and correct just the ONE most important subluxation in their spine that was going to make the biggest difference to the nerve system and their overall healing.
Years ago Dr. Schiffman talked to me about the 'specific scientific chiropractic adjustment' but, yesterday after 31 years in practice, I understood it at a different level. Because I understood it better, today my patients will have better outcomes.
It's never the quick fix.
It is a continuous journey of learning, training, and getting more and more excellent at your craft.
Nothing is for not.
God uses everything.
Keep training and don't worry about the outcome. Just stay engaged in the process and over the years and decades you too will become an overnight success!
Keep training and keep serving,