Today marked a very important time in my practice life as it marked exactly one year since starting back coaching with John Hinwood. I promised myself that I would do a comparative exam, if you like after, 12 months and see how far I have progressed since restarting.
Now as you are well aware when I rejoined the program I was in a state of almost despair and total disillusionment with my career and felt like I was beating my head up against a brick wall. The frustration was getting the better of me and my confidence was down and it was affecting every aspect of my life, even the most important part …my family.
Now twelve months on the difference I must say has been profound. My confidence in practice and life in general has soared. As a result of this I have found the joy in being a chiropractor once again.
One of my original patients through the week commented at how busy the place had become and stated “wow, you are really flat out”. All I could answer was, and it was totally a reflex “Yes I am, I am flat out having fun”. Now I didn’t realise I felt this way until I said it and it dawned on me on how far I have come along under your guidance John.
The part however that really blew me away was when I did a comparison of my figures to the day of one year ago. Interestingly the last week of July proved to be my best ever. I saw 165 patient visits compared to 74 patient visits same time last year. In terms of raw figures this time last year the monthly income was $17,800, at the end July this year the monthly income came in at $35,111. The increases speak for themselves.
All I can say John is thank you for your guidance, help, support in times of self doubt and most importantly your friendship. To the people out there that think that coaching is something that is unaffordable, they are right…you cannot afford not to have a coach if you really want to get to the next level in business and in life. All I can say is that I am looking forward to the years ahead full of success, growth and fulfilment.
With many thanks,
Dr Michael Sideris (Chiropractor), Sydney City Chiropractic, NSW, Australia
Editor’s Note: Michael started coaching with me in April 2002 after graduating from MacQuarie University. He totally renovated an old store front shop into a beautiful state of the art office in Sydney’s Surry Hills. In 2003 Michael secured a lucrative contract as the chiropractic for the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League (one of his dreams) and continued to build his practice. At the end of September 2003 Michael completed coaching with me.
A year later I ran into Michael dressed in his Sydney Roosters tracksuit in the Qantas Club at Melbourne Airport with all the Rooster team members.
Michael was very disillusioned with his current state in practice and asked would it be OK if he started coaching with me again as his initial experience had been so fruitful for him. My answer was… ABSOLUTELY!
Michael’s comparative exam of his outcomes over the past year speak for themselves. He asked me to share this with others.