October 11, 2016

3 Life Lessons Chiropractors Can Learn From Tom Haverford

By Tristan Schaub In Chiropractic Success, Marketing

Pawnee’s Resident Master of Swag Could Teach Chiropractors Some New Tricks


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1. Dress to Impress

Tom Haverford is definitely the most swagged out dude in Pawnee, Ind., and quite possibly the swaggiest guy on television.

“I’d argue he’s a better style icon than Don Draper. Draper essentially has one look, suit, neutral tie, white shirt. He looks good but takes no risks. Tom does. Sometimes they crash and burn but most of the time they look great. Pretty good for a guy in the Midwest, a region that usually has costume directors scouring the bargain bins of Kohl’s.” – Great Lakes Prep

Michael W. Kraus, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management, co-wrote a study for the Journal of Experimental Psychology in 2014 which showed that clothes with high social status can increase dominance and job performance in “high-stakes” competitive tasks.

Research on the effects of clothing on cognition remains in its early stages. Another similar study showed that when subjects wore a white coat that they believed belonged to a doctor, they became more attentive, an effect that didn’t hold when they believed the garment was a painter’s. But clothing’s psychological effects have been specified for only a couple of the ways the brain makes sense of stimuli.

One gripe some in the Chiropractic community have is that the profession doesn’t hold itself to standards when it comes to dressing up.

That’s why at the ChiroSushi Summit will have a strict swag…sorry…dress code.


Don’t Give Up

Nothing wrong with being a serial entrepreneur.

Tom wasn’t a stranger to failure. All his past business ideas and investments always turned out to be drastic failure but his ability to learn from his own mistakes eventually put him on the right track.

Researchers have found that those who had developed a fear of failure at an early age were more likely to adopt goals (like master the material presented in this class or to avoid doing worse than other students’) to validate their ego rather than for their own personal interest and development.

These students were also less likely to use effective learning strategies and more likely to cheat.

Treat Yo Self

The biggest lesson is YOU have to come first sometimes!

Studies show that people who got a little treat, in the form of receiving a surprise gift or watching a funny video, gained in self-control. It’s a Secret of Adulthood: If I give more to myself, I can ask more from myself. Self-regard isn’t selfish.

It’s important to reward yourself, and your team, as soon as you complete a key task or objective. Why? By rewarding yourself in the moment, your brain elicits positive emotions, leading to the realization that your efforts result in a positive reward. By doing this continuously, your brain will start to link pleasure to accomplishing the task or objective and move towards it in the future. As Tony says, “You can only build on success!”

As Tony Robbins says says, “You can only build on success!”

Exercise: At the end of each day, write down your top three accomplishments, now matter how big or how small. And as soon as you achieve a key task, celebrate. Even a small reward is a great motivator – maybe it’s a coffee break, a walk around the block or a mini-vacation. Rewarding yourself for victories, big and small, will make a world of difference! – source 

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