One of the simplest things you can do to improve your perspective and attitude — stop complaining!
Do you light up the room when you walk in or when you walk out? If your answer is the latter, I would bet that your habit of complaining has something to do with it.
As chiropractors, we deal with complaints all day long; a requirement of our job is to bring inspiration and hope with us every day in order to end needless suffering.
Here are two facts: complaining costs the US economy $250-300 billion in lost productivity and 90% of doctor visits are stress-related with the number one recorded cause of stress being coworkers and their complaining.
This should be alarming to you as a Doctor as well as a business owner! As leaders, we need to realize that everyone has their own “stuff” that they are dealing with. Part of creating a great company culture is not allowing personal or outside negativity to cross the threshold into the office. It’s as simple as this one rule, NO COMPLAINING. A negative employee can scare off every customer they speak with… for good.
Negative emotions are associated with: decreased lifespan, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, greater stress, less energy, more pain, fewer friends, and less success.
A hole in the boat sinks the entire boat, not just one part of it. Complaining cannot be allowed to have a role in any part of your business. The change needs to be instantaneous and done now. Complaining is a habit and once it gets started it’s tough to stop.
Stop complaining now before it’s too late.
Dr. Douglas Sea