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Thursday Thoughts: Bring Your "A" Game

We all have off days, waking up on the wrong side of bed, a lack of sleep, kids giving us a hard time before going off to school.

A few years ago, for whatever reason, I was having such a day. I had a lack of sleep, one of my kids was sick and the morning coffee was just not doing it. With a lack of sleep comes many things, it could be a lack of

  • Patience
  • empathy
  • Positive vibe
I was not a jerk or anything, but I certainly was not myself. I got a few "you look exhausted" from the staff. At some point that morning I had an eval. Despite the eval going the way I thought it should, that eval did not schedule another visit, nor return our phone calls. I still gave my usual explanations, self treatment, simple assessments etc, but I am fairly certain that "vibe" I gave off was not one the patient wanted trust their well being with. 

Since then, when I am having an off day, before stepping into an evaluation and trying to establish a rapport with someone I have never met before. I concentrate on my breathing patterns, compose myself, and bring my "A" Game.

Has this ever happened to you? Chime in below or on the facebook page.

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