Overcoming The Underdog Mindset – Dr. Don MacDonald
On today’s episode, we are going to switch the tables to learn more about the ultimate underdog, Dr. Don MacDonald. Don shares how his last 18 years of being in chiropractic have been like.
When Don was starting out his practice, he apparently loved chiropractic and the potential of what it could do for people, and then, it became not that for him. During the first seven years of his practice, everything seems like such a price for him that he lost any vision of what the promise was.
Don was able to keep the practice at a good volume and still did a lot of things for the profession, but it was at a huge detriment to his health. He had gone through a couple of issues and trauma that not only burned him out mentally but also his health. He felt broken, hurt, and exhausted all the time.
What Don realized was he was not doing what he needed to do to take care of himself. What he did is he focused on his body and on few things that he knew are going to make the most significant difference in his practice. Aside from perseverance, another key to his success is his wife, Brandi, who supports him of what he does.
- Thinking that you have the power over other people’s relationships will make things worse.
- Reinventing yourself takes a lot of hard work, and it’s not that you have to kill yourself. You just have to be even more vigilant.
- Focus on your body, and then focus on the one or two things that are going to make the biggest difference in your practice.
- Surround yourself with people who have done what you’re trying to do.
- If you have a big enough ‘why’ behind what you do, you’re going to become resourceful to be able to figure out a way.
- The true entrepreneur that starts with nothing and builds empires has only done it because they will do whatever it takes and however much it takes. There will always be a solution for however long it takes.
- Get around other chiropractors, attend seminars, and read a book to get inspired.
- Find something that fire up your inspiration because that is the fuel you need to be able to do the work to be able to get the results.