Dr. Kenney’s Friday 5 Spot
I interact with hundreds of patients each week and get asked a lot of questions. On Fridays I like to share some of the answers I give and hope it has value for you.
A character trait I admire or don’t admire? My wife has a large Instagram following for her women’s fitness business and posted a before and after picture recently with a very nice message. As I read through the comments, all but one was positive and mentioned how the program has helped them personally and how excited they were for my wife in her endeavor. This is something I love – when people are champions of other people. Building up those around you shows that you are secure with who you are, that you are not threatened by others and can enjoy their successes in addition to your own. Conversely, on that same thread there was a woman that complained she saw the same bath towels in the 2 different pictures. Seriously? This I cannot stand. I can never understand why someone would burn the calories trying to rain on someone else’s parade for no reason. I do not believe that tearing someone else down can ever truly build a person up. We’re always a lot happier when we are celebrating the people and things around us rather than being negative.
Do I receive regular chiropractic care? Many of my patients think that as a chiropractor I do not want or need regular chiropractic care. However, since my early 20’s I have continued to be under chiropractic care. At times it is for a specific injury but most of the time it is simply to maintain proper function, movement and health. Honestly, getting regular adjustments helps me to be able to deliver better adjustments to my patients.
A business principle I follow? This applies not only to business, but I follow what I call the “grocery store rule.” This means that you never want to behave in business (or life) in such a manner that if you saw that person in the grocery store, you’d be too ashamed to say hello. No business will ever satisfy 100% of their clientele but if you act honestly, ethically and give your best effort; there is never anything to be ashamed of.
A book I love? “You Say More Than You Think” by Janine Driver. This book is written by a former ATF interrogator and discusses all the cues we give off such as our mannerisms, posture, speech patterns, etc. and what they say about us. I find it fascinating and it has helped me to be able to read people better and thus communicate with them more effectively.
A quote I love? Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. – John Wayne
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