You are the CEO of your own personal enterprise. In addition to whatever business you might be running or might be in, your personal corporation consists of the value you generate during your time on Earth.
Some persons such as government officials make choices and take actions that obviously affect the lives of many others. For most of us it may seem that we have less scope and reduced impact, but that is not necessarily so. Our choices and actions affect those people closest to us – our family, friends, and colleagues – and their choices and actions affect persons closest to them. An ever-widening series of ripples continues to flow, affecting more and more people, all stemming from the actions we take and the choices we make today. If we haven’t recognized this potential and this power, all that’s required is raising our gaze to the horizon and widening our field of view.
In order for a corporation – a personal corporation – to be effective it needs to have a sound balance sheet. If there’s a lot of red ink it’s going to be difficult to be able to provide goods and services. Depletion of resources leads to depletion of energy. We need to provide a steady stream of raw materials so we’re able to create new products that are desired in the marketplace.
Our personal corporations require specific raw materials 1,2,3
- Healthful, nutritious food
- Regular vigorous exercise
- Sufficient rest
- A positive mental attitude
If we’re not receiving sufficient amounts of any of these inputs, the debit side of our balance sheet increases. We don’t have enough energy to accomplish our daily tasks, let alone do the things that will make our corporation profitable. With sufficient inputs we have energy to spare and our corporation thrives.
What are some outputs of a healthy personal corporation? A healthy, happy family. A creative work environment. Ongoing engagement in rewarding social activities. An ongoing experience of accomplishment. Self-expression. Peace. Joy.
In order for our personal corporation to continue to grow and prosper, it’s basic needs must be met. In addition, it’s always a good idea to make sure all the parts are working properly. That’s where chiropractic care comes in. Just as an accountant reviews the financial health of a corporation, your chiropractor reviews its physical health. She makes “adjustments” wherever and whenever necessary, enabling your personal corporation to continue to evolve.
1Fitzbiggon ML, Beech BM: The role of culture in the context of school-based BMI screening. Pediatrics 124(Suppl 1):S50-S62, 2009
2Maizes V, et al: Integrative medicine and patient-centered care. Explore (NY) 5(5):277-289, 2009
3O’Donnell MP: Definition of health promotion 2.0: embracing passion, enhancing motivation, recognizing dynamic balance, and creating opportunities. Am J Health Promot 24(1):4, 2009