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Dr Clifford J Fisher
Dr Cliff Fisher – Owns several offices all over the US and has a coaching business Dream Leadership Institute to help people find the greatest version of themselves. He will help you get to a foundational understanding to create the business and life that align with your being.
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Dr. Joseph Esposito, D.C., C.C.N. C.N.S., C.C.S.P., D.A.B.C.N., F.A.A.I.M. C.T.N., is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AlignLife. As such, he is responsible for the direction of AlignLife as it expands further across a dynamic and rapidly changing health care landscape. Dr. Esposito has more than 20 years of experience in a broad range of businesses, including chiropractic, nutrition, technology and internet marketing.
Dr. Esposito has extensive post-graduate academic accomplishments, as well as 15 years of experience managing successful chiropractic clinics in multiple states. He also is founder and CEO of Aceva LLC, a service-based nutritional company providing products and services to the AlignLife clinics. As the former CFO of an internet publishing company, Dr. Esposito understands the power of leveraging the internet to impact the lives of millions of Americans.
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Align Your Practice podcast with Dr. Cliff Fisher where your best practice and life awaits you. Are you tired of running a practice on your own? We want to come alongside you with experts to help you create your dream practice in your dream life. Here is your hostDr. Cliff Fisher:
Alright, tribe, welcome to the Align life. Align your practice with Dr. Cliff and Dr. Joe brought to you by line life where we want to give you the tools to find and create your line life. Today, I'm super excited to be talking about vision. And so my question for you it'd be to start out with is, do you have a clear vision? And just as important, but does your team know it? And so Joe, what about you? Does your Do you have a clear vision where you want to go?Dr. Joseph Esposito:
100%? Yeah, I feel that over the years, it becomes as you dissect your vision, and you focus on making a reality, you gain more conviction. So no matter where you are, in practice, a student that's just getting out or an experienced doctor or an enterprise level operation, you need to start with a vision that you can stand behind and over time, you'll get more clarity, more conviction, you get more grounded on the vision. But I think too many people, especially students are like I don't know yet where I want to go. And they don't spend the time to to actually provide the vision. Would you agree with that?Dr. Cliff Fisher:
100% Yeah, and I always, you know, when people talk about their vision statement, I'm always like, this is a living document, you can change it at the drop of the hat drop of a dime, don't get connected to it. But whatever. If if you don't write it down, though, it never comes to fruition. I look back at some of my old things were when I graduated chiropractic school. And I'm like, I wrote this down. And sure enough, I was like, within one to two years of hitting most of my goals that I had written down that I had never looked at nothing, that's the best way to do it. But I never looked at them. Again, I'm going through my paperwork, I'm like, Oh, my gosh, I hit that I hit that I hit that. BecauseDr. Joseph Esposito:
when it's written it does store in your consciousness, it stores in your, you know, in your brain, it's there's a memory to it. So subconsciously, you you even have value, but it has to be a documented vision. If it's not written down, the chance of it happening is to me slim to none. So what you've heard the term, and they talk about this, and one of the one of the references that I've used around vision is when you say can you see what I'm talking about? Can you see it? And that concept of can you see what I'm talking about is vision. So clear enough that the team can literally see it, they can taste it, they could feel it by being so descriptive and so clear that you're having your entire team resonate and row the boat in the same direction. And I think sometimes the vision is so generalized, weak, unrefined, that you can't see it. And if you can't see, you can't have an emotional state, we're emotional beings, I think we got to generate the emotion of the team to get behind the mission. And that's what the clarity provides the team. That's my perspective. And I think Cliff also, I think, to be a good leader, it starts with having a clear vision, you may not be a refined leader, but you have a refined vision, and I'll help guide you in your journey of leadership, because we're all striving to be better leaders, but you could be a refined leader with a poor vision and lose the team's. But you can have a refined vision and be a growing leader and gain backing by the team. Does that you resonate with that, because we're all learning how to be better leaders.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Oh, yeah. And absolutely, our leadership goes up, I think, the vision when you talk about clarity, like, if the team knows where they're going, it's easy to get there. If we're just like, hey, let's meet, you know, in Chicago, like, we're never going to find each other. Yeah, if we're like, let's meet at this address. We're gonna get there, and we're gonna meet up. And so the problem is that the team is like, oh, yeah, this is where we're headed. So we have this really big vision. That's like, let's meet in Chicago versus like, No, this is what we're creating. Are you on board? Great. I'll meet you there.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
That's actually a good analogy. Because if you are, if I'm coming into Chicago, you're coming from North Carolina. Let's say I'm coming from Puerto Rico, and we're going to meet in a city. That's easy, right? We just get there, on your way from North Carolina in a car. It could be a detour, or road traffic. I have other adversities I'm dealing with if there was no adversities you could just say meet in Chicago and everything's fine. But that when we're in business, every department whether you're on clinical tech, CA whether your front desk, whether your office manager, every one of you deals with some, some adversity throughout the day, and if we don't have vision, we may go in our own direction. and find a different way verse knowing exactly where we're meeting in Chicago. So we know exactly which way to take the detour to get to the common goal at the end of the month, quarter year. Right. So I'd say great analogy on on that.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Thanks, brother, you act surprised, but I appreciate that.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Finally, you give a good analogy.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
I know, after all these years, so a couple things I want to talk about. So we talked last time that we're going to bring structure and architecture to this. So I thought it was going to be one video, or one podcast is actually it's going to be quite a few, I'm not even going to give a number on it. Because I don't want to be wrong again. And so I would love to talk about vision. So vision will be one of the first pieces I know we've talked about vision before. But I want to talk about the eight different components to that, or nine different components for thatDr. Joseph Esposito:
the system we use, just in transparency to people listening is the Entrepreneurial Operating System, which is a business that an architecture to run business, and there's multiple, there's many different styles of business architecture of how to run a business. This is one that I know you and your multiple entities use. I know myself, I use it in multiple entities. So you and I are pretty versed in this particular system. And it's not the only system. And just like using, whether it's different ways of managing nutrition, or different religions are different. There's a common thread. And it's going to be built around some of these tenants. So it's not new, what we're going to present to you, but it's packaged in a way that you can actually deliver on the different components to create a clear vision that's executable, that make creating success.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Yeah, and I love the POS system. I've been doing POS probably since 2014. So I've had about eight years inside of it running the businesses. There's a ton of tools in there that have a great website, it's been incredibly valuable. I know for a line life, and I know for my businesses, and so we just want to share with you kind of how we incorporate those tools. And then I know Dr. France and with TRP, He's given us a ton of insights. And also the structure, one of the most important things is when you find a system, just run the system for a couple of years before you try to change it and, you know, wrap it around you because I've tried that several times with practices, I bring in a system. I'm like, Oh, I don't like that part. And I would just kind of pick and choose. And so like this system has been around for a long time. And so it's a great system. And if you're new, if you're a student in school, this is a great this would be one of my books I'd read in that last year, and I would start getting prepared for going into business, because so many students think that the hard part is graduating, and I'll be honest, like that's your Ticket to Ride. Like that's your ticket to admission. SoDr. Joseph Esposito:
like I said, states to play the game. So, yeah, so that the book you're talking about is the book traction, right? For the Yeah, yeah. Alright, so let's give them some meat. So the question I would have for you guys, will Cliff ask the question, do you have a vision. And as we break this down, I want you to think about whether you're a student right now, and you're not sure of the direction you want to go. You need to sit down and spend some quiet time thinking. And too often we don't do that we're so in school, we're so academically driven and business, we're so task driven, that we don't just sit down, take a deep breath, sit down with a cup of coffee for literally three, four or five hours. And think about where you want to go. If you're in business and you've been in business five years, 10 years, 15 years, you may have lost sight of your vision, you may have changed your vision, but you've never document you don't have clarity, and the lack of clarity will hurt your ability to be a leader in your growing organization. So it stagnates growth creates resistance and friction in your ability to execute to the next level. And if you're an enterprise office, maybe you have three four clinics and you're growing, what happens is you start hiring middle management next level and they're hiring people. And if the middle management doesn't have clarity on your vision, the vision starts to dissipate. It's kind of like steam that you can you can bring steam together razor sharp steam to whether it be class or drive a locomotive engine up a mountain or steam can just disperse like if you're boiling water in your kitchen. It has no power power comes from clarity and and consistency and laser focus that's when you can drive that engine up the mountain. So I think you know wherever you are right now think about that. And maybe put in your calendar as we go through this. Maybe put this weekend put in your calendar for two three hours to sit down with with no phone on and literally the old fashioned pen and paper and be okay with some dry time if you just sitting and thinking I say this and spend a lot of time on this cliff because it's something that I I just worked and worked and worked and put didn't push. But I didn't spend over the first two decades, as much time as I should have refining and get clarity around my actual vision.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Man, I love that. So that's a great share. And as you're saying that the question I want to ask you is like, how many iterations of your visions? How many iterations of your vision statement Have you had?Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Uh, probably 500. But it's tweaks of a phrase, a word, not a chain, I didn't really go through any change of vision at all, like since day one. But a word, a phrase, a better way to state more clarity more, maybe arrange it differently, maybe drop components? That didn't make sense. But it's interesting, I would have thought over almost 30 years that it would be very different. And it's really not. But I just think it's more clarity. What clarity, how about you?Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Same, like, like, I don't know what my number is. But like you said, every time I sit down with it, I get more clear, more clear, it gets easier to see. And then the most important thing is, and once you get clarity on it, then to be able to share with your team.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Okay, I promised myself I would not just throw a number and I throw a number 500 It's probably 4050 over the cliff catches me on throwing a number sometimes. And I'll just throw it in conversation. So I just taught myself. So cliff. It's probably 30 or 40, which is still a lot of modification. That's like, that's like every year having a little tweak, right? I mean, that many times.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Absolutely. Cool. So I think that's the biggest thing, a couple things, when you sit down to write out your vision statement. This is a space to dream, honestly, this isn't a space to be like, Oh, what's possible? What do I think can happen? This is a space of like, really to say, what do I want? And what am I willing to do for it? I think one of the things is you start to define success, be careful how you do it, because you're going to chase it the rest of your life. And so that's what the vision is, though. And so create, reach and put down there what you want, and don't settle on this at first and then be like, okay, am I willing to do the work to get to that.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
So two things I have on vision, you've talked about a vision story. And I just want to create clarity, you're gonna read different books over the years. And there is not confusion. But there's a lot of overlap and a lot of diversity in this and that, for me an analytic that wants exact science, there isn't when you're looking at core etiology of a company vision, mission, purpose, and all these different core focus core value, there's, there's a lot of overlap, and you, you just got to take a deep breath and go with the flow and make tweaks as you see fit. Because cliff, you had brought up a vision story, I was using a vision statement, which was a one sentence statement. And maybe you have a vision statement, and maybe build that statement into a story that creates an emotion and maybe you have two versions, just go with it and learn on the journey. But you know, Cliff, you and I have made some tweaks and turns over the years in the way we utilize the etiology of a business. And it's it's helped us create more and more clarity. So think about the when you're listening to this vision statement is may what you want to start with, which is bone. And then create like the story so your staff can feel and taste it a little bit deeper. Yeah,Dr. Cliff Fisher:
the greatest thing, Joe. So the other things as you go through, if you decide to go through traction or walk with us through this, the next one is like you want to go through your core values. So then you it's really hard to define business core values, if you don't know your own personal core values. That's why we did the order that we did in in this. So if you didn't do those, go back and do those. And so, Joe, I know,Dr. Joseph Esposito:
you mean the previous podcast where we talked about,Dr. Cliff Fisher:
yeah, previous podcasts where we talked about core values. Okay.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Yeah, yeah, I like that cliff. Because the previous podcast if you haven't listened, it was up personal. This being about business. And I don't know if it was you, but someone I recommended that I brought into the business, which is having people find their personal core values inside of the business core values, they match up. So they feel as they know, authentically, that they're helping to honor their own core values inside the business, that that creates some congruency. I think that's very helpful.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Yeah. And I think we're, what I did was when I first started a business, it was my core values. And then as I brought on a team, it was became our core values. And so I know we just had to update to update our core values, because they didn't fit anymore. Like there was a new clinical director there was a new office manager, their core values had to be brought into the business core values of not what we aspire to be but who we actually areDr. Joseph Esposito:
It seems it keeps it authentic there. You know what, when you're, when the core values are set, I think it I think it helps create an energetic feel in the business that there's the congruence. Because you don't really know that there's contradictions, if you don't have clarity on what the values are. And when you see energy off in, in the business, if you could feel it, it's usually due to someone's core value not being honored or even aware inside the business. So energetically, there's a level that is usually not spoken about that I can feel in a business when the congruence is not there. So I think it's a really good exercise, if you're looking at getting momentum growth in your business. Yeah, andDr. Cliff Fisher:
I know if you go back, so on one bit, we did personal core values than another one, we did the foundational documents, and that included the core values on doing that, so just know that we have you guys on that if you guys do have questions just reach out to us. But core values, yeah. And that's where you put your arm around the person or team member and say, This is our core values, what you can expect from me and our entire team, and this is what we expect from you. And this is what we hire and fire based on. Is that clear. So that's, that's what the core values need to represent in your organization.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Yeah, and even deeper, higher reward to it. Bonus to it, you know, every aspect of the business should always be going back to core value. So it's it's fluid in your literally your daily business management.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Yeah. Then the next one is like core focus. I think everybody like, you know, everybody wants to do everything. And you know, it's a really a space to focus, like, focus on your purpose on your, on your niche or niche, what you want to do. And so that's really critical to know what that is for your team. Because if you're more just like, dispersed, you're not going to be as laser focused. And just like Joe, you were saying earlier, like, the more our focus is, the more the faster we'll grow.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Yeah, that's that's the steam the refined steam. What are we doing? What are we focusing on right now? So the core focus, to me, it could be a combination of your purpose in your mission of like, what are we accomplishing right now? Okay, so those two, the third, the next one is really lookingDr. Cliff Fisher:
like at the 10 year goal. So like we're and 10 year for me, like, honestly, almost like that's like the ultimate or like this is where we want to this company to end up 10 years is about as far out as I find that most people can look. And I think it's a great space. And that's what I did mine on I did. Just like us, I did a 10 five and three, one, they do a 10, a three, a one.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
So I liked the languaging in the US system on the 10 three and one, they call it a 10 year target. That's like what you're aiming for your plan. It's the target. Think of the languaging. Here, the three year picture. Picture is you got to paint a picture of where you're going one year is what you're doing right now they call it a one year plan. So think about a one year plan a three year picture a 10 year target. So I I think words have meaning. And I really liked the languaging around Target picture and plan plans like right now what's going on with the next year.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Great point. And then the next part of the the vision is like who is your target market. So who's your muse who's your avatar, who's the person that you want to take care of, because if we try to serve everybody, we're going to serve nobody.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
And that's that was a struggle for me in business because I always wanted to, I didn't want to lose opportunity. So I always kept too broad, too general. And I think refining and when you look at some businesses that have such a niche, niche market, it's like can they really serve that market, like they really just want those people are there enough people and the business explodes because they're so refined in the demographic, when you tighten up the demographic, not to get too granular, but it allows you to the marketing, the languaging, the emotional connection, the outcome that you're you're expressing that you can deliver is so refined, that only the people that need that, see it, read that copy or whatever it may be in marketing, and they're all about it, because you're so into a very refined demographic of people. So don't be afraid even in the chiropractic realm, which is a big, a big access to society. If you have a pediatric practice, don't be hesitant about being a pediatric practice. I have a good friend who runs a pediatric practice that says, We see children, but we'll check your parents too. or something of that nature. Like we don't see parents, like if the kids aren't here, like if the kids come, we'll check your parents to be nice. We see kids, like that's it. It's such a cool way it's written and it's basically not ashamed. We're a pediatric chiropractic practice and it's waiting list. multi-million dollar in a cornfield in the middle of nowhere, all cash pay. And it's like they're not ashamed of seeing children. And I would say that's not all children are a little down for that to hold that line. But you'd be surprised conviction on that niche is so vital sports chiropractic, or whatever it may be. I think that's interesting to hold that graph.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
I think just finding an understanding and just like you said, like, it's not like they're not willing to see other people. So the target market doesn't mean I'm only seeing these people. It's just saying, hey, in the perfect world, if I could just see this would be the people that I would love to see.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Yeah, that's what I was saying was a micro niche, which is not what we're saying you have to do. So I clarity, that's a micro niche, like I'm only seeing and that takes a real line in the sand to hold background. Another when we say niche, it may be someone looking at an integrated experience healthcare, they're looking at chiropractic, Integrative Nutrition, like align life does. That's not niche to the demographic. That's a niche to the deliverable, right. There's so many ways in Yep, find that market.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Yeah. And you can even go technique like up, I'm just gonna do this technique. And, you know, none of it matters as long as you have a clear mission. And then you can, you know, you create the vision story. to back that up. That's, that's all like, that's one thing that I love about working with Joe is like, this isn't defining, it's like, but once you define it, that's the game.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Yeah, so very true. And I think that niche like understanding that keeps you from being that most visionaries, and we're probably talking to most visionaries on this call on this podcast is that we have the shiny light syndrome, there's another opportunity another way, and then you start moving what you thought was your niche. Now you're over here, and now you're over here. Now, I'm going to change my technique again, and again and again, or I'm going to change my offering again and again and get into all over. That's when you start to lose, I think traction is when you're not refined in that and it can change. But I think it's good to refine that. Yeah.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
And then the other thing in the marketing strategy, and that spark spot is, what are the three unique things that you do? You know, is it taking care of kids? Is it you know, like, align like, we were just talking about ours? Like, is it the outcome integration, education? You know, what are those three things that make you unique? And why people should seek you out?Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Yes. So that those three uniques, they all tie in. So that ties into the nature of what you're doing. It ties into the vision. So you want to have when you have these written, it'll help you kind of expose contradictions in your own your own system. So it may seem like you're overlapping like, Wait, it's in my vision, my three unique, you're like, No, you got to state those and see if they are congruent, right. I mean, when you go through this exercise the end of the day, you have a little bit of refinement to make sure there's congruence,Dr. Cliff Fisher:
absolutely the congruency, you can only grow to the space of where you're not congruent. That that battery's been tempo. I know he didn't say it right. ButDr. Joseph Esposito:
you said it his exact words, you grow to the point, your first contradiction, which is exactly what you're saying congruence to the lack of congruence. See? So it's a contradiction. So if you're a natural health practitioner, and you're smoking and eating bad, it's like, you'll grow to the point that people are being exposed to your contradiction. And patients don't need to hear they can feel and see contradiction without you speaking it. It's just it's there for them to pick up. And believe it or not, they'll pick it up. So yeah, whether it's contradictions in money management, contradictions, in time management contradiction in the way you treat staffers the way you want your patients treated, or there's so many different ways you can have contradictions in practice. And when you look through this journey that we've been through so far, on vision, you will see contradictions in yourself that could be cleaned up and grow the business without any other work, but cleaning up contradictions, that's a great point.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
I love it. And then the last three, and it's just like doing the work. But you know, just like Joe said, the three year picture, the One Year Plan having quarterly rocks, those are the three to seven top priorities that you need to get done to make sure that one year plan happens. And then the issues which I think this is where a lot of visionaries sidestep I know I did was what are the key barriers in achieving this because I'm like, I felt like I was naysaying or being negative versus like, what are the real things that could come up that I need to be aware of so that I can achieve my goals? Because if I can think about it, now it's different than when I get in the fire of the whole thing.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
So you brought up way three more. So let's go back to the top. You said we talked about 10 year target. Three year picture, one year plan. Yep. We talked about the vision initially. And now you just brought up three more. Let's break those down. What were the three you just mentioned?Dr. Cliff Fisher:
So we did the three year plan was the next one then one year plan quarterly rocks and then issues so there's threeDr. Joseph Esposito:
rocks and issues I'm sorry. There was two more, I just wanted to go back. Because if a student or a doctor is not familiar with the term rocks, let's just go through that. So yeah, orderly rock, the it comes from that story you may have heard before. And there's videos on YouTube, you can watch, but you take a big glass jar, and you say, and you have a bunch of rocks, you have a bunch of pebbles, you have a bunch of sand, and then you have some water. And you say, if you're going to try to build something, and you start with a little things, like, we add water to the bucket first, then we add sand. Then we add pebbles. And then we tried to put the big rocks in, well, the big rocks don't fit. And because we spent all our time on little tasks, and emails and social media, and we never built the business, so we couldn't fit the large rocks in this glass jar. If you can visualize, if not, you should look up this story about rocks.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Stephen Covey's work, he was in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Okay, yeah, look up that on YouTube, Stephen Covey. In this story, you could see a really video that that expresses this, if you put the big rocks in the jar first, then you add the pebbles, the pebbles kind of navigate around the big rocks, then the sand goes between the pebbles and between the big rocks and the water goes on top and everything fits in the jar. So the purpose of having rocks is these are not daily processes in your business, these are not taking x rays, or adjusting patients or giving a lecture or, you know, collecting money has nothing to it that the rock is something to level up your business, which is we're going to add a whole new payment processing system that is going to help us do auto pay monthly, we don't have that now we got to build that this is getting the right software in your business. This is building a training system for your team. That's what a rock would be. It's something that levels up the business, it's not a procedure in the business. So every quarter, you're going to sit down and look at the adversities and low hanging fruit of how you can grow your business and create like Cliff saying, one, two, they say up to seven, but cliff and I are going to push three to two things, they're going to level up the business. And what we all want to do is do so many of these leveling up for the business, these rocks. But then we forget we have a day job, we may be the doctor seeing the patience, you may be the office manager running a clinic. So you still have to do your job and deliver the goods. This is outside of daily work. So you can only do so much to level up the business, I'd recommend you spend about 20 to 30% of your time, building up your business are leveling up or improving your business and about 70% of your time actually doing the job that you have. As you scale up multiple clinics, bigger enterprise, it may be 50 60% working on the business, but if you're single practice, as high as 30%, as low as 10%. But you have to work outside of the day to day practice to scale your business, and that's the rocks. So the rocks and then the issues is what what's the pain right now? Like you have to quantify and write those down? What is the issue that is preventing you from scaling, your practice, those issues could become rocks, you know, they could become a rock. So yeah, both of those right, and issues become rock. So those are two really, really important points. I just wanted to break those down for people that may not have understood that term in the past.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Yeah, and I love where you went with the rocks. So one of the things on the rocks is like, one of the things we've added on ours is we have a parking lot. So we put our three rocks, here's the three things. And the three things must be we have to accomplish these they reach our one year plan. And so make sure that they're interconnected, everything has to be congruent and connected. And then if you finish one early, I'm fine adding one, but what I used to do is either add five or six, and then I would only I would get all of them 80% down, I would never finish any of them. And that's what was very frustrating for me, then.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Yeah, I want to clarify something but and yeah,Dr. Cliff Fisher:
because the next thing is, there's also some projects that are multiple quarters. And so the one mistake that you don't want to make and say, Oh, this is going to be three quarters, instead of saying I want to get to this destination by this quarter, this destination by the next quarter. And then I'll finish that whole project by the third quarter. So make sure you have endpoints along the way if you have multiple quarter rock.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
That's so huge. When you have something you want to create. And you know it's a 90 day then you think it has to be created 90 days. That's such a big thing to clarify. So what we decided to do in rocks is we have creation, like let's say we're we're doing a learning management system and align life to educate, educate doctors, let's say. So the first quarter is create that infrastructure. The Architecture, what are we doing that takes a whole quarter? What are we going to teach? What are we going to train? What system we're going to use? How are we going to lay it out? What's the flow, that's a whole entire quarter. So create, then the next step is launch. Launch could be create 10% users, people using the system that could be the launch refined by some minimal viable product, some interaction, some level of revenue, we're going to generate this marketing, we're only want to generate $5,000 in new business that's launch. And then this monetize, you've got a minimal viable product, the second quarter, the third quarter, you're like, Okay, how do we 5x this thing, now you're looking at different ways to leverage what you've done. So just that example alone, we had create, create, launch and monetize. And that's three quarters of a year. So I love that you brought that up, because that's something most people experience when they really get deep into creating rocks,Dr. Cliff Fisher:
like a great clinic example, one would be to bring on a new team member. So the first bit would be define the team member and then hire the team member would be like one quarter, then the next quarter would be onboarding. And then so that's a two quarter project. And soDr. Joseph Esposito:
great point, the first quarter, what we do is just hire first, and we're like, What should their? You know, to me, it's, you'd create this scorecard first, which we'll talk about in the future, the job description second, and then the ad for the staff. Most people do the opposite. They write the ad first and they forgot job description, they forgot, what are they responsible for? I think it should be totally opposite.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Yeah, nope. And I think that's where the planning and so that's really what we're be diving into building the structure and architecture on how to build a hugely successful practice, it's aligned with your life. And so that's really critical. And so the next podcast, what we're gonna do is dive into data. And so we're gonna go, you know, our question will be, how are you making decisions based on data or feeling? So, next one, we'll be doing that any final closing thoughts, Joe, on vision,Dr. Joseph Esposito:
I think we just close up with summarizing what that vision is, you Let's list those components that you started with, just because we broke them down just so if they're writing these down, and they want to spend the time this weekend is writing a, they could write a vision, but then they can break it down. So we talked about vision statement, our vision story that's written of where you want to go, it's the horizon, it's where you where you want to take your ship. It's not something realized, like next week, it's something where you're striving to so that's a vision story. Yeah, mission statement. But now you have these eight components list goes off as we close up, so they can then maybe document if they want to work on it.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
So the first one is the core values. And then the next one is the core focus, who's our purpose in our niche? What's our 10 year? Goal? Right, and I get target? And then the marketing strategies, who's our target market? What's our three uniques? What's our guarantee? Or what's our proven processes? And then the next one is the three year picture, the one and so that's where do you want to be in three years? The one year plan? What are the three to seven top priorities this year? And the budget? I think so often we overlook budget. And then the last two is quarterly rocks. So what are the three to seven top priorities each quarter? And then the last one is what are the issues? What are the key barriers to achieving your goals?Dr. Joseph Esposito:
Awesome. And Cliff, do you want to provide a certain survey or a, an evaluation? Hi, yeah. SoDr. Cliff Fisher:
if you want, you can dive in, we have this great program that will go through and it'll ask you some questions takes about five minutes. And then you can just see your gaps. And if you want to have any questions about that, we're happy to help and serve you.Dr. Joseph Esposito:
So below the podcast, there'll be a link that you can use to do an evaluation, your practice and your business to see where the gaps like Cliff just said, and if you want to reach out to a wildlife, we'd be here to help guide you through that. Awesome, great insight clip. That was, I think, a good kickoff to the multiple components of running a successful business.Dr. Cliff Fisher:
Awesome. Thank you for your insights. Joe, have a great week. Drive. We'll see you guys next week. And we talked about some data.Dr. Joseph Esposito: