The Absolute Worst Practice Advice

Did you miss an opportunity to become a chiropractor-fireman?

Yesterday, I had the misfortune of stumbling upon the worst piece of practice advice I have ever read on the internet in a chiropractic marketing Facebook group.

I’ve since left the group so I can’t quote directly, but I’ll paraphrase:

New grads should practice part time as a chiropractor and also as a firefighter, so you can have a steady paycheck and a pension later on.

The “expert advice giver” suggested you can see 10 people a week to pay down loans and then once you retire from firefighting, you can practice full time.

The original poster, who claims to be a successful chiropractor himself, apparently “says this all the time to new grads” and wished he had done the same.

Ignoring, for a moment, the obvious hipocracy of dishing out practice advice that you yourself have not followed, I was surprise to see the responses that were 99% supportive! Only one person out of the 40 or so comments thought it was a bad idea

The group, that dubs itself a “idea platform” and “think tank” for the “modern” chiropractors, tends to cater to young, impressionable grads, and offers the typical 1980s practice building advice: Doctors reports, screenings, patient appreciations days with plates of lunch meat and crackers etc.

While I don’t pay much attention to chiropractors on Facebook these days, it seems like our innovation days are behind.

Watching the newest crop of practice consultants is like watching a cover band of Tony Robbins: It sounds similar, but lacks heart.

No, you can’t be a sucessful chiropractor AND a firefighter.

Pick one and get to work.

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