Hope everyone had a great and relaxing break with your loved
ones. I spent the break back in my hometown (just outside Boston)
with family and high school friends, and overall had a fantastic
break. I got to spend a lot of time with my siblings (3), which
means a lot to me because I'm always away and I'm the oldest one. I
enjoy seeing what they are up to and how they've grown and if I can
help them in any way I can. This included a bunch of high-speed
After going full track for the last 4 trimesters and 15 seminars
I was burning out a bit and decided to drop 2 classes below full
load to give myself a break this trimester and stretch 7th and 8th
trimester into 3 trimesters so I can focus on more seminar
information and implementing that into my treatment skills heading
into clinic. I dropped PT Modalities and Advanced Diagnosis, which
were 6.5 credits total. I'm currently taking all 7th Tri classes at
21.5 credits. The Good News: After 6th Trimester, you've made it
through all the hard classes!! From my understanding, 7th Trimester
is just a ton of paper work but the actual difficulty of material
is behind you, so it is a different animal.
Over break I was re-reading the Four Hour Work
Week by Timothy Ferriss and how to calculate the monthly
income needed to live your dream lifestyle. Ferriss insists you can
live an incredible life with an unremarkable income as long as you
plan accordingly. Tim describes some of his most incredible
adventures like yabusame (horseback archery in Japan), world class
tango dancing, skydiving, and driving a Aston Martin can all be
done on an average income. Of course, the book talks about making a
'muse' business or a business that can be set up (preferably on the
web) to run automatically and ideally generate enough revenue to
offset the costs of your incredible adventures. I've been working
on some side projects to one day to be able to do this simply
because I enjoy entrepreneurship and expanding my brainpower.
How does this relate to you as a chiro? Well, we can calculate
how much we need to make to live however we want!
Lifestyle Exercise: 10 mins
First print out this template: http://fourhourworkweek.com/dreamline.pdf
After Med School Graduation I Dream of:
A: Having… (Cost/Month or One Time Cost*)
B: Being… (Steps)
C: Doing... (Cost/Steps to Complete)
Now, you can take this as a ridiculous exercise or a serious
one. Basically it's designed to give you an idea that you can
really live the life you want. All the things that would make me
incredibly excited and fulfilled can be achieved for this example
(all things added up) = $71,400 or $5,950 a month!
That number is highly exaggerated, too, because that includes
buying a sports car, start costs of a private practice, and
vacationing 2 weeks in Europe, along with skydiving, golf
membership, and a top tier mountain bike all in one year.
Obviously, you don't have to start a practice and buy a car
every year! If this was an ongoing year it might be closer to
$1,100 a month! Plus rent/mortgage, food, bills.
The exercise is just to get you to say, "What if I could…"
That means a much more interesting life :)
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