059: The Statistics You Need to Be Tracking for a Profitable Business

Do you want to do your best to make sure you’re able to provide for your family through your work in your practice? 

If so, one key component of creating that sustainably successful practice that you want is to be conscious of some important statistics for your business. 

It’s actually a common question we get asked: “What stats should I be tracking?”

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In episode 059, Dr. Shawna will walk you through what statistics are most important for you to focus on. 

First, you’ve got to be tracking these basic 4:

  1. Number of new patients
  2. Number of patient visits 
  3. Gross collections
  4. Gross Expenses 

If you’re not already tracking these expenses stop the podcast and start now!

Next, Dr. Shawna will share three more crucial statistics for your practice and also why being conscious of these statistics is important for your family.  So be sure to tune into this episode today to hear the rest!

After you've listened, head over to our free Facebook community just for moms who are chiropractors, Mama Chiropractors, and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 


We have only a couple more spots open for the Elite Women Mastermind starting July 26th. If you’re ramping up your practice and setting your sights on earning 6 figures in revenue or more—and you want support, accountability and focus in staying on track—then apply here today!

If you find value in this sneak peek of the what's offered inside The Aligned Women Team group coaching membership, then be sure to join the waitlist to find out when enrollment opens. 

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058: What If I Don't Have A Big Vision For My Practice?

Most of us think we'll always be "chiropractor first," until it happens...

You have a new baby and suddenly all the things you thought you wanted for your career in chiropractic and for your practice changes!

If you're in the midst of new motherhood and feeling like you've lost a long-term vision, we'd love for you to listen to this week's quick episode of The Aligned Women Podcast. 

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After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

If you find value in this sneak peek of the what's offered inside The Aligned Women Team group coaching membership, then be sure to join the waitlist to find out when enrollment opens. 

057: The Quarter Card

Are you working on a ton of projects but feeling like you're not making progress on any of them?!

If you're like most entrepreneurs, you've got tons of ideas about how to grow your practice and improve the patient experience.

It's not a shortage of ideas that's the problem; it's knowing what to work on first and NOT GETTING DISTRACTED by the next new idea. 

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In Episode 057 of The Aligned Women Podcast, we discuss a vital tool that can help you stay focused on what you want and how to make forward progress.

We introduce you to The Quarter Card--a concept based on 90-day goal setting, planning, and tackling.  

Plus, Drs. Danielle and Shawna share some key tips to stay focused and on track with your life and practice goals.  Here's a quick sneak preview of what we talk about in this episode:

  1. Why knowing your WHY for your goals is vital

  2. How using The Quarter Card can help you make forward progress without getting burned out

  3. How knowing the difference between goals and objectives will help you narrow down what to take action on

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and share your Quarter Card with us!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

If you find value in this sneak peek of the what's offered inside The Aligned Women Team group coaching membership, then be sure to join the waitlist to find out when enrollment opens. 

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056: How Can I Get Back To Enjoying Practice Again?

Here's a question that almost all female chiropractors ask themselves at least once in their career, yet most never talk about it:

"How can I get back to enjoying practice again?"

If you're in a practice slump right now, just now that you're not alone!

Dr. Danielle and Dr. Shawna have both been where you're at right now--feeling stressed, overwhelmed, burned out and wondering if you should just throw in the towel.

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But, you don't have to give up on your career in chiropractic.  In today's episode, you'll hear some personal stories about feeling burned out in practice and what led to feeling that way.

Plus, Drs. Danielle and Shawna share some key tips to help you get back to enjoying practice.  Here's a quick sneak preview:

  1. Check in with your self-care routine.  (Or... start one!)

  2. Re-evaluate your boundaries. (Or, ahem..... set some!)

  3. Refine your patient base by clarifying your Ideal Patient Avatar. (Or, create one for the first time!)

  4. Reassess where you can delegate, automate, and delete tasks. 

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

If you find value in this sneak peek of the what's offered inside The Aligned Women Team group coaching membership, then be sure to join the waitlist to find out when enrollment opens. 

055: Can You Practice Part-Time And Still Support Your Family, Too?

Imagine that you work no more than 25 hours per week, and that you still earn an abundant income to provide for your family.

You'd have plenty of time to watch your children grow, to have date nights with your husband, and to get back to your regular workout routine.

It seems too good to be true, doesn't it?!

Well, actually, it's NOT!

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In this episode, Dr. Danielle clarifies some of the most important things you need to have if you want to design a practice model that allows you to work 25 hours a week or less and earn $100,000 per year or more. 

Here's a preview of some of the points discussed on the podcast today:

  1. Belief is your new best friend.  Believe that all things are possible!

  2. You'll have to keep an open mind about a different way of designing your practice. 

  3. Boundaries will be ever more important.

  4. This type of practice model requires confidence, but that doesn't mean what you think...

  5. You will have to be persistent and consistent. 

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

Ready to dive into the 5-part video series on working 25 hours a week or less but earning $100,000 per year or more?  Start here!

Video 1: "Can I Work Part-Time And Still Support My Family?"

Video 2: "I Can't Figure Out How To Find Time For Everything I Need To Do As A Mom And A Practice Owner. Can You Help?"

Video 3: "How Much Money Do I Really Need To Make To Be Able To Cover My Business Expenses, My Family's Needs and Wants, and My Student Loans?"

BONUS RESOURCE: Podcast Episode 025 - Knowing Your Critical Numbers

Video 4: "How Can I Get My Practice To Grow When I'm Already So Overwhelmed With Managing It ALL?"

Video 5: "How Quickly Can I Fill My Practice Schedule And Start Taking Money Home To My Family?"

If you find value in this sneak peek of the what's offered inside The Aligned Women Team group coaching membership, then be sure to join the waitlist to find out when enrollment opens. 

054: Balance Schmalance. (...Or Maybe Not?)

Does balance actually exist, or should we just say “balance schmalance” and stop worrying about it? In this episode of the Aligned Women Podcast, Dr. Danielle and Dr. Shawna share their ideas and thoughts.

What started out as a debate among 2 women on opposing sides turned into an encouraging discussion on the merits of staying grounded and pushing forward no matter what life throws at us.

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053: [On Air Strategy Session] Strategies For Keeping The Momentum In Your Growing Practice

What do you do when you have a problem in your practice that you're not certain how to fix?

Do you...

A. post in a Facebook group about it

B. try not to think about it and scroll Instagram instead

C. ask your husband (who's never owned his own business)

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Chances are... you've done all of the above, right!?

Ok, next question: how are all of those strategies above working for you in making real progress on the problem?

In this episode of the Aligned Women Podcast, we're bringing you a behind-the-scenes look at a Strategy Session.  

Strategy Sessions are designed for practice owners who have a solid business sense but are stuck on a certain problem in their practice and not sure what to do.

Episode 053 is a full-length real Strategy Session that Dr. Shawna recently had with Aligned Women Team Member Dr. Kate Antoniotti.

Dr. Kate practices with her husband Steve and their associate doctor Luke at Antoniotti Chiropractic in Kalamazoo, MI.  Kate is also a BIRTHFIT Professional and the creator of MamaCore.  

In this episode, you'll get to hear:

  • how Dr. Kate has grown her prenatal practice to a waitlist using the principles and concepts taught in Aligned Women
  • how Kate has utilized a Facebook group to create more of a sense of community with her patients and clients, which has in turn increased referrals and new opportunities for teaching
  • how Dr. Kate can manage her energy levels to continue to support the abundant growth of her business as well as her new baby

.... and sooooo much more!

If you've ever wondered what coaching was like or wanted more insight into how to plan for a successful maternity leave from practice, be sure to tune in today!

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

Last but not least, if you'd like to schedule your own Strategy Session with Dr. Shawna Dingman today, then head over to the Strategy Session page for more information on how to get started. 

052: Should You Take Your Child To Work?

It's a very common question amongst soon-to-be Mama Chiropractors:

Should I take my baby to the office with me?

Is that even a thing?  What will patients think?  How will I handle breastfeeding, schooling, and meltdowns with clients nearby?

Well, there's definitely not a one-size-fits-all answer, but in Episode 052 of The Aligned Women Podcast Drs. Danielle and Shawna dive into the topic.

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Both of the docs have had their kids in daycare in the past, but both now have home offices. They share their thoughts on taking your child to work--both short-term and long-term--plus what it's like working from home with the kids around.

If you've ever wondered about taking your future child to the office with you or dreamed of having a home office so you can cut down the cost of childcare, this episode is for you!

Here's a preview of some of the points discussed on the podcast today:

  1. Accept that you will never be 100% focused on one thing if you have your child at work with you. 

  2. Have a back-up plan for if Plan A doesn't work out well. 

  3. Create a financial plan that allows for extra support. 

  4. Find a community of supportive friends and colleagues.

Dr. Meaghan Brent was mentioned in this episode.  She's a Mama Chiropractor who has three kiddos and took her baby to the office with her when her practice was still pretty new.  You can hear more from Dr. Meaghan in Episode 007 of the Aligned Women Podcast and also on Episode 48 of The Fulfilled Podcast.

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

If you find value in this sneak peek of the what's offered inside The Aligned Women Team group coaching membership, then be sure to join the waitlist to find out when enrollment opens again later this year. 

051: Live Interview With Shelli Warren of Biz Chix and the "Stacking Your Team" Podcast

Today Dr. Shawna is bringing you something brand new to the show.

We're sharing a sneak peek of one of the trainings for the month of May for the Aligned Women Team Members.

You'll get to hear some of what our Guest Expert Coach Shelli Warren shared with our membership community.  Shelli's expertise is team building.  

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If you've ever struggled to find, hire, train, and keep the right employees in your business, then what Shelli shares with you in this episode can help!

Here's a preview of some of the tips that expert team builder Shelli Warren shares on the podcast today:

  1. The best hiring processes to find your ideal team members.

  2. What to do when a staff member leaves your business suddenly so that you can avoid being in panic mode.

  3. Strategies for working ON your business (and not just IN your business) so that you can grow your business in healthy ways.

If you find value in this sneak peek of the what's offered inside The Aligned Women Team group coaching membership, then be sure to join the waitlist to find out when enrollment opens again later this year. 

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

050: Summer Business Planning - Your "How-To" For The Best Summer Yet

Are you ready for the best summer with your kids and in practice yet?

This new episode of The Aligned Women Podcast is going to set the wheels in motion for you on making this summer feel exactly how you want it to. 

Start your summer with the end in mind!

Let us show you how!

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Here's a preview of some of the points Drs. Danielle and Shawna discuss in the podcast today:

  1. Doing more than just surviving this summer requires some pre-summer planning.

  2. Securing great support for your kids is not just a good idea... it's essential. 

  3. Batching and repurposing are your best friends for marketing with ease through the summer months.

If you want more insights on making these tips work for you (and a whole lot more!), then be sure to listen to this episode today. 

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

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Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of
women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

049: How Do We Avoid Bright Shiny Object Syndrome?

Do you feel like you're busy as can be, but from day to day get nothing actually accomplished?

Or maybe you know that you need to free up more of your time but have no idea what you could actually say no to?

Do you feel like you have a big vision but what you spend most of your time on isn't in alignment with it?

If you said yes to any or all of the above, then this episode is certainly for you!

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Here's a preview of some of the points Drs. Danielle and Shawna discuss:

  1. Using Your Big Vision As A Litmus Test For What To Say Yes or No To.

  2. Determining Whether You Have A New Patient Problem or A Patient Retention Problem. 

  3. Mapping The Seasons Of Your Business So That You Can Plan Proactively Instead Of Panicking. 
     

If you want more insights on how to avoid distractions and get and stay focused, then be sure to listen to this episode!

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!
Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of
women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

048: Can You Have A Profitable Part-Time Practice?

Have you held off on returning to practice after motherhood because you know you don't want to work full-time... but aren't sure if working part-time would even be worth it?

Or maybe you'd really love to homeschool your children but know that it might mean some big changes to how much time you spend working... AND you still need to bring home income for your family, too?

Then this episode is certainly for you!

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Here's a preview of some of the points Drs. Danielle and Shawna discuss:

  1. Be Honest About What You Really Need To Operate Your Business.

  2. Get Deeply Connected To The Value Of Your Time and Service. 

  3. Reframe Your Definition Of Profit. 
     

If you want more insights on how to have a profitable part-time practice, then be sure to listen to this episode!

After you have listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem.  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice. 

047: Content Strategies To Grow Your Business (And Not Drive You Crazy)

Have you been thinking about ramping up your online marketing for your practice but don't know where to start?

Or maybe you did get started by trying to build a presence on every platform and found it exhausting to keep up with.

Well, if either of these describe you, then today's episode is sure to help!

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Here's a preview of some of the points Drs. Danielle and Shawna discuss:

  1. Be intentional about the type of content you choose to create.
    It's important to consider what type of content your Ideal Patient is most likely to consume.  But it's also important to go with what you might already have the tech know-how for and what you truly feel most excited about creating.

  2. Schedule time for content creation.
    You put screenings and networking events on your calendar, right?  Just like any other marketing activity, you need to schedule in time for creating and sharing your online content!

  3. Start simple and expand later. 
    It's easy to feel like you should have a presence for your business on all the platforms--Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, a blog, a podcast, and more.  But this can get overwhelming FAST.  

If you want more insights on how to create online content without going crazy, then be sure to listen to this episode!

Are you have, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem.  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice. 

046: The Certification Is Not The End

Did you hear the BIG NEWS?!?

If you've been listening to the podcast for a while, then you're familiar with the host Dr. Danielle Eaton.  

Now, Dr. Danielle has partnered up with Dr. Shawna Dingman, and they'll be co-hosting The Aligned Women Podcast together!

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While Dr. Shawna's new to Aligned Women, she isn't new to podcasting.  In fact, she's been hosting a show of her own--The Fulfilled Podcast--for quite some time.

Because both Danielle and Shawna share the same mission of empowering women in chiropractic to grow sustainable and profitable businesses alongside happy and healthy families, it only made sense that these two united their voices. 

For more of the story about why Drs. Danielle and Shawna joined forces, check out this video they shared on the Aligned Women Facebook page.

 
 

Listen to the Very First
Co-Hosted Episode Below!

Episode 46 of The Aligned Women Podcast features a chat between Dr. Danielle and Dr. Shawna about certifications.

You know, when you THINK you need the certification to get your practice where you want it to be?  Or to work with the type of patients you want to work with?

Well, we share our thoughts on why certifications are not the end...
Why there's still more work to do...
And why that certification you're after might just be.... the beginning!

BONUS: A Special Announcement About The Future Of The Aligned Women Podcast

After you've listened, head over to this thread in Mama Chiropractors and let us know your most important take-away from this conversation.  See you there!

Not already a member of Mama Chiropractors?  No problem!  Just click here to request to join our amazing (and free) group of women in chiropractic balancing motherhood and practice together. 

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If you find value in this sneak peek of the what's offered inside The Aligned Women Team group coaching membership, then be sure to join the waitlist to find out when enrollment opens. 

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045: How Masterminding Accelerates Your Personal and Business Growth With Dr. Shawna Dingman

Today's episode is an intimate conversation between Dr. Danielle and Dr. Shawna Dingman on how masterminding accelerates personal and business growth.  

Shawna and Danielle partnered in early 2017 to create the Fulfilled Mama Mastermind.  They share the most significant results they've seen in the women FMM has supported over the last year.

The two also share thoughts on how to know if a mastermind is the right fit for you.

Links mentioned in the show: 

Application for the Fulfilled Mama Mastermind

044: Taking Your Voice Online With Dr. Heather Denniston of WELLFITandFED

Episode 044 features Dr. Heather Denniston.

Dr. Denniston is a seasoned chiropractor with additional certification as a Wellness Chiropractor, (CCWP). She is a NASM trained Certified Personal Trainer, an avid athlete, health enthusiast, and writer who has a passion for inspiring people of all ages to ignite first steps toward their personal best.

Through online content, public speaking and coaching, Heather shares wellness, fitness, and nutrition expertise for those looking for deeper change. Dr. Heather is the author of “The Three Day Reset,” and the creator of the online wellness membership program, “The Change Cave.”  

Dr. Heather presents nationally in a format that is energetic and engaging. For rates and availability, you can contact her at www.WELLFITandFED.com.

In this episode, you'll hear Dr. Heather talk about what led her to transition from brick-and-mortar practice to creating online content to share the chiropractic lifestyle with people all over the world through her blog www.WELLFITandFED.com

Links mentioned in the show:

The Change Cave

 The WELLFITandFED Blog

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