Old Japanese Proverb – “Fall 7, Stand 8”

Motivational minute 2012

Have you ever failed at something in life!  You know you tried once or twice and give up.  Maybe a new sport, technique in practice, marketing tool.  Could you have imagined if Edison gave up after trying the first 5, 10 or even 20 filaments.  When asked how he felt about failing 1000 times while experimenting for the light bulb, he quipped,

“I didn’t fail 1000 times, it just took me 1001 times to discover it was the carbon filament to make the bulb work!”


Two weeks ago I bought a wake surf board.  I thought it was so cool how these guys could pop up on their boards behind a wake boat and ride a wave without any tow rope.   I watched.  I learned.  I tried 1000 times…and after taking in water in every orifice in my body…I found this “SWEET SPOT” on the wake.

It’s that place of effortless where all your skills from life conjoin to a moment of knowing.  Sort of like adjusting high volume and then you suddenly reside in your zen garden, flowing effortlessly between patients where the magic of your hands takes over.


Life is like that isn’t it?   We try a new art.  We fall!  We get up and then choose; to try again or to quit! It’s at that moment where we differentiate between success and failure.  Those willing to stand up one more time than those who fall.   Those willing to feel the pain, the agony of defeat and those willing to stand on either principle or vision.   Those who crave success have their eye on the prize and not on the naysayers, nor the pundits.


Where are you falling in life or practice?  Where’s your hunger?  Is your vision strong enough to pursue that sweet spot in life?   Or perhaps you’re looking for direction!  Maybe to join a family of like minded, successful people who are driven by that same hunger that you crave.


Prosperity” is all that and more.  To discover my most outrageous  seminar that guides you to every level of success in life, the click the link below and join me November 8,9, 2013 for “Prosperity” and find your “sweet spot”


Until we meet, keep practicing with passion.

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Dr Mike Reid

CEO and Peak Performance Coach
Chiropractic Masters International
Director of Coaching For Creating Wellness



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About drmikereid

CEO and Peak Performance Coach of the hugely successful Chiropractic Masters, a coaching company devoted to empowering Chiropractors around the world with the tools and strategies to live the freedom-based lives of their dreams. Dr Mike is proud to be currently building some of the largest and most profitable practices in North America. A popular motivational speaker at venues such as Parker, Dr Mike has passion and drive for new ideas and strategies and moves the crowd with his sense of humor and humility. Over the years, he has mentored hundreds of doctors in designing clinics, (from small to large), enhancing health, fitness, wellness and family values all the while still in practice at his enormously busy clinic in Ottawa, The Hampton Wellness Centre.

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