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You are before you are

B.J. Palmer was a great businessman, promoter of Chiropractic, a world class salesman, a riveting speaker, but he didn’t become those things, he was those things and once he had discovered his purpose to help as many people as possible reach an optimum state of health, he had an outlet for all these innate abilities.

Purpose is the driving force that allows you to overcome your barriers to promoting yourself and your practice. To release these abilities you have to discover the purpose you formulated as a young man or woman and it is often a general statement that you want to help others or to be a doctor or to heal those around you. I’ve seen this many times when working with clients. Their purpose was there before the talents appeared. I can give you an example of my two year old granddaughter. She’s going to be an entertainer, or public speaker or teacher and possibly all those things rolled up into one. Last week she got up on a stage, looked for the mic and when one wasn’t there she improvised with a mic cable and just started to sing and to perform. You can watch her natural talent on my FaceBook page. She didn’t hesitate and she knew what she was doing.

The only way she would lose this talent is if her family members or teachers told her she had to be quiet, well behaved, and don’t be outspoken. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this stop a chiropractor or healthcare professional who had all the talent in the world, but it was unexpressed. Imagine telling your child never to speak to strangers. Now as an adult he or she would have to talk to strangers in order to introduce new patients to Chiropractic. Well as long as that person held onto the idea of “Never speaking to strangers,” he or she would be a failure.

So have a look and see if you have any self imposed barriers that are limiting your expansion and success. Contact me and I will help you if you are having any difficulty in this area.

Paul Turnbull

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Posted by on November 4, 2010 in B.J. Palmer, Purpose


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Ladder of Success – B.J. Palmer

100%–I did   BJ-studying

90%–I will

80%–I can

70%–I think I can

60%–I might

50%–I think I might

40%–What is it?

30%–I wish I could

20%–I don’t know how

10%–I can’t

0%–I won’t

-B.J. Palmer

There is a great difference between a man who thinks “perhaps” he can do, or who “will try” to do a thing, and a man who “knows” he can do it, who is “bound” to do it; who feels within himself a pulsating power, an irresistible force, equal to any emergency.

The difference between uncertainty and certainty, between vacillation and decision, between the man who wavers and the man who decides things, between “I think I might” and “I can,” between “I can’t” and “I will,” this little difference measures the distance between weakness and power, between mediocrity and excellence, between commonness and superiority.

Yours in Health,

Paul Turnbull (727) 445-7842

President, EP Management, Inc.


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Purpose + Action = Results

Three quotes that stimulated this article:
“There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose.”  Elbert Hubbard (close friend of B.J. Palmer)

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Sir Winston Churchill.


“Do something every day that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.” Mark Twain


I’ve spoken to a lot of chiropractors on the subject of Purpose and when I bring up the idea that their purpose may be lacking they always look at me sideways and question my intelligence. It wasn’t until today that I realized they were absolutely correct. They do have Purpose! Purpose is the intention to act; it’s a thought, or state of mind. They have it firmly fixed in their mind that they do have purpose and I must agree with them. They have the purpose to help and heal as many people as they possibly can.


So, what is missing if a practice is not expanding? ACTION! Purpose + Action = Results. But shouldn’t purpose drive a man to action. No it apparently doesn’t because I know several people who have great purposes but no results. Purpose is a state of mind which requires no action. Acting out one’s purpose is the only way to achieve it.


Let’s take a chiropractor who has the purpose to help and heal as many people as possible but he won’t ask for referrals. His practice will shrink. What if he won’t call patients after their first visit to see how they are doing? His practice will stay small. What if he won’t go out and talk to people and bring up the subject of their health, he won’t expand his practice. What if he just likes to adjust and doesn’t do workshops? He will suffer from a shortage of new patients. 


So what is it that I do as a consultant? First and foremost I get them to see how they blunted or stopped their own purpose! And how do I do that? I educate them on what a purpose actually is and then I have them write out their purpose in full. We go into great depth the ways in which they stop their own purpose from being achieved. Often times we trace these counter-ideas back to when they were in school. Imagine that their purpose was conceived before they went to school and was simply “I want to help other people regain their health, I’ll be a Chiropractor!” Then while in school they are told that it’s unprofessional to do screenings or they are taught that if you can’t get a patient well in 3 visits you have to refer them out or get sued. These are actual things I have uncovered in chiropractors who are failing in practice. They have adopted ideas or principles that counter their own purpose. Idea counter-idea and their success fails right there. So what if the counter-ideas are removed and all that you are left with are the positive ones? They go into action and get results.  


Now we can work on what, how and when to implement.  


The moral of the story: The only person who can hold you back is yourself, the only ideas that stop your forward progress are ideas that you have adopted as true that counter your own purpose. 

Paul Turnbull (727) 643-8376



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