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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
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Preamble: many of these issues are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then the larger issues often take care of themselves and you can focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice and more family time.

“The MOST Important Part of Life”

It’s NOT Your Practice

“1st: Your health 2nd: Your family LAST: Your business” Mark Studin 2017



This is my 805th Quickie Consult and by far, my most important one. 

Our profession is very demanding regarding your time. In turn, I have piled on, double downed and added to your time burden by continually “moving the bar” on your academic necessities. As a result, historically the time comes from our families.

 
I realize what needs to be done to be successful professionally, however I also realize that without a healthy family life, in the end (and often in the middle) none of it is worth it. I am old enough to realize that holding a big pile of cash is not as satisfying as holding your wife, husband, significant other, children, parents, grandparents, etc. Therefore, I urge you to ensure a healthy balance and realize and that you are in this for the long-haul.

 
If you are married or in a significant relationship (especially if you have children) I strongly suggest that every 2 to 3 months you put the business, your children and the rest of your family aside to spend two days away and alone with your spouse (or equivalent). I promise you when you get back your business and the rest of your family will be waiting for you, however you will ensure balance in your personal life. My observation on relationships from those who have not been happy is because we have always put our spouses last and that is a critical error in relationships.
 
It is my strongest suggestion to ensure a long and lasting relationship to put that time aside on a regular basis. Not just once, but from here and always. You will be happier and that will reflect on your relationships with the rest of your family and spill over to your business. AND.. going away isn’t always a beach; it is often a local bed and breakfast or another local getaway for couples. It doesn’t have to be the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island in Charleston, South Carolina, at about $1000 per night or the French Riviera, it is simply being alone with your spouse to remind both of you why you first fell in love!

 
When I say that in order to be successful you must lead, that includes your personal life. Call your spouse and tell them the dates you are taking off and that she (or he) should make arrangements with grandma and grandpa or aunt and uncle or the babysitter so that the two of you can have 1-2 nights alone.
 


Respectfully,



 
Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
 

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