9. Increased Income Earning Capacity
In 1941 Ted Williams batted .406. In over 60 years since then no one has batted .400. What’s the difference between batting .400 and batting .200? It is getting just two more hits every ten times up to bat. Now that does not seem like a tremendous feat, yet a .200 hitter never makes it to the major leagues and a .400 hitter appears to be a near impossibility. What kind of salary would a .400 hitter command? Well, we know what kind of salary a .200 hitter receives. It’s 2,000 dollars a month during the six or seven months of the baseball season. It’s called the minor leagues. They never make it to the Majors and the million dollar a year salaries.
So what does baseball have to do with you? Probably not much except as a spectator. The point is that often there is very little difference between greatness and mediocrity. That is why so many athletes do so many little things just to get a little bit of an edge. Well baseball is a living, a means of earning an income, for a few, a very good income. The principle of paying attention to the small things in order to be successful can be applied to any business, job or profession. Not only is it paying attention to the small things but it includes making sure that you take care of the seeming unimportant things, the things that you think can take care of themselves.
One area that people take for granted is their health and proper function. They do not worry about it until they lose it, until it begins to affect their job, their productivity or their earning capacity. Here is a thought: feeling poorly, being sick, not having sufficient physical and mental energy, not being able to focus on your work will affect your productivity, your earning capacity and your ability to succeed in your line of work. Everyone can understand that. Well suppose you do not ever realize that you are working at less than your capacity, that you are not experiencing the mental and physical energy necessary to do your job better. There are thousands of people every week who get laid off or fired because they were not doing their job satisfactorily and they did not even know it. Maybe you are not in danger of being fired but perhaps there are things you could be doing to make you a better employee, a more valuable asset to your company, to be more productive in whatever you do. Maybe getting to bed earlier, or getting more exercise would do it. Getting your spine checked and adjusted on a regular basis has to be an advantage. It has to make you better if your nerve system is working at a higher level because every organ, gland and cell in your body needs the vital nerve energy to do its job. If your nerve system is effectively doing its job, free of vertebral subluxations then you can effectively do your job and advance to the highest level possible. Keep your nerve system working at its greatest potential so you can work at yours.
Getting your spine checked and adjusted on a regular basis has to be an advantage.
By: Dr. Joeseph Strauss, D.C.