Powerful Practices International alumni member Dr Robert Clark, from Queensland, Australia, found many of the lessons he acquired in the Army Reserve have been invaluable in his life and in his Chiropractic practice.
Read below Rob’s 10 Most Valuable Lessons he learnt from his time in the Army Reserve.
1. Our physical limit is far beyond what we realise. Exertion, hard work and limits of what we’re capable are greater than what we often realise possible. Especially when we’re prepared and mentally + physically conditioned.
2. Synergy allows a unit to achieve greater goals than an individual when everyone is working together.
3. Mental attitude. Never give up, there is a way, keep going.
4. Discipline, discipline, discipline. Everything is to be unbelievably clean and organised in your personal space, your equipment, how you dress and your behaviour.
5. Mateship. Sacrifice for your team. No matter what discomfort you have to endure. It’s for your mates.
6. Never come charging home over the finish line. The PT Sergeant will know you didn’t put in 100% in the exercise. The more wrecked you are at the end they know you “put in”. (How blessed we are in Chiropractic that we can be energised at the end of the day after putting in our all!!!!)
7. It’s never too hard. Never complain. If you think this is hard there’s always a situation that can be (and there are plenty) harder.
8. Hurry up and wait. Always be prepared for your next move or task. Prepare fast and wait for orders.
9. All in or not at all. Everyone accountable in their team. No individual accolades. Everyone works as a team and accomplishes as a team.
10. Always lend a hand. No matter who it is, always lend a hand. You never know when you’ll be physically broken, sick, or low morale. They might be the one to lift your spirit when you need it.
Dr Rob Clark graduated as a chiropractor after completing a 5 year double degree at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 2003.
Dr Clark began practice in Ballarat Victoria before working 2 years in South-East Asia then returning to Australia to take up practice in Queensland at Glebe Road Chiropractic.