President's Message - Dr. Jeff Scholten
According to Confucius, “There are three methods to attain wisdom. First, by intuition, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; third, by experience, which is the bitterest.” One of a number of benefits of working together as a group is reducing the bitterness associated with individually existing on our own island and learning by experience.
My practice grew by mimicking others, through trial and error, and by innovating. If your idea of a successful practice stops with imitation, you will always by definition be, at most, second best; as you will never develop beyond your mentor. Your development as a business owner should never end, and your business should gradually become more sophisticated as you layer on new success strategies.
None of us can bring UC to the world by ourselves. Our grandchildren’s grandchildren’s ability to receive a specific upper cervical adjustment is not guaranteed. In fact, it is up to us - you and me. What we have done, what we do, and what we will contribute will either allow for this miraculous gift to be available, or not.
The second inescapable truth that we recognize as UCHC, is that together we can do more that we can do alone. This last piece is only true if we all contribute more that we take. This principle is one for life, business, and any relationship you find yourself in. How can you give more? By giving more, you will receive more, if you do so selflessly. I want to learn from you and you can learn from me, but it will only be ideal if we contribute our knowledge to each other generously. We can create tremendous things if we stir all of our knowledge together and see what we can create together.
Consuming experiences and information is crucial for growth and development. Within UCHC we have the capacity together to create something that has never been created before and grow UC in an exponential manner.
In the coming months, we will be launching a new arm of UCHC, one that a number of us have been working on for a few months. It is an arm that is meant to assist practice growth in a personalized manner, providing strategic steps for each of us to target success. It is very exciting and should increase the ability for UCHC to bring value to the upper cervical community significantly.
I thank each of you for your contributions of your time, your talent, and your treasure; the future is bright!
Dr. Jeff Scholten
UCHC has been a leader in collaboration within the Upper Cervical community for the majority of the last decade. Authors of this blog will be doctors in the organization who want to share helpful tips and insights to grow the UC Community.