Better Put Your Shades On

August 16, 2010 – Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Quincy Jones said, “My future is so bright it burns my eyes.” What is your future like? Can you see it? Have you clearly written your premise, purpose, vision, and strategy? Do you play your future over and over in your head day after day? Do you say affirmations that  profess and ingeminate your heart’s desire? Can you feel the emotions that lie ahead in your future? Can you hear the sounds? When you allow your future to unveil itself and become real…you will need a new pair of shades because the brightness of what is to come and has become will illuminate your world. Enjoy!!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

My Why?

This quote is one of my favorites.  I have worked diligently to be able to clearly articulate my future and in detail, lay out all the emotions and events encompass it. To feel the emotions that come as my future unfolds willing them into reality…knowing that allowing myself to feel each emotion as if it were happening in that moment would soon unveil to me the life of my dreams.  I know in the deepest parts of my heart and soul that my future truly is so bright it burns my eyes!

August 9, 2010 Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

When speaking of success stwo qualities are critical; will power and self-discipline. The two go hand in hand because will power can not move alone without self-discipline .  Self discipline determines how a person makes decisions and allows him or her to prioritize their goals.  With self-discipline individuals are propelled to success as it is the attitude that drives them.  Will power is what allows an individual to push themselves outside their comfort zone and stay laser focused. Fine tuning these two qualities will create a driving force which will accelerate your continually journey toward increasing your level of success…let’s be honest we never fully reach success there is always another level to reached.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

My Why? People are always asking me how I get it all done and still have so much energy, so I started thinking about it and really boiled it down to self-discipline and will power.  I am very clear on my vision, mission, and purpose and own them.  My passion fuels me and keeps my energy and vibration at it’s optimal level.  With all this in check I’m in the zone and headed toward success.  So that I stay laser focused and on task I utilize my self-discipline and will power that lies within.  My nature is not to be organized…by nature I am easily intrigued, re-routed, and a VERY free spirit. Realizing this could be a weakness that detours me, I focus extra hard and have created a routine which helps me stay self-disciplined at all times.  My will power stems from my passion…I am clear on what I want and know that every ounce of will power combined with my self-discipline I am one step closer to success.  It is all within me just as it is within you.  So remember,  since it all comes from in…just focus inward and bring it forth. We are our own limitation…there is my secret. Now go on and be self-disciplined and utilize will power…I’ll see you at the top.

“Nessler” Adjusts Well

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Personality Profile

Springfield  Business Journal • August 2010 • Page 34

Nessler ‘adjusts’ well  to career

Dr. Martha Nessler

Title: Owner/Chiropractor, Optimal Chiropractic


3315  Robbins Road, Springfield, IL 62704


(217) 698-1111


Age: 30

By Eric Woods, Correspondent

Dr. Martha Nessler  grew up in the  central Illinois area  where she  has spent most of  her  life.  She  attended the  University of  Illinois in  Champaign where she earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies with an emphasis in early  childhood education. Nessler  attended Logan College of Chiroprac- tic in Chesterfield, Mo., for her doctoral studies where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a doctorate in chiropractic. “Getting involved with chiropractic is the  best thing that ever happened to me,” said Nessler.  “I believe this  is a calling, not a career.” Outside of the  office,  Dr. Nessler  is an  avid  runner, having competed in the  Boston Marathon and the Ironman competition in  Tempe, Ariz. She is a member of The  Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and is involved with the  chiropractic portion of the  new  Kidzeum. She is also a member of the  Chiropractic Leadership Al- liance and the  Illinois Chiropractic Society.

Nature of  the business: Nessler  opened Optimal Chiropractic in  April  2007  and ac- knowledges that they are  not a typical office.  “We  are  very  wellness-oriented,” she said.  “People come for wellness in  their lives.  Their body is not functioning right, so we assess the  body as a whole and find out why  it is not working.” Nessler’s  goal is for her  patients to live their optimum life. She looks  for subluxations that cause  the  body to not function properly. The  problems can  be chemical, physical, or emotional, and so Nessler  will start a program to help each individual patient. “Be fit, eat right, think well, and get adjusted.”

How is business?: “Everything is awesome and better than ever,”  said Dr. Nessler.  “I choose not to take  part in the  economy. I feel you  create your own reality by what you   think.  What you   think about, you bring about.”

Trends:Nessler sees  people moving more towards wellness as  a  whole  and  taking charge of themselves. “We are proactively doing things to  keep our  bodies function- ing,” she  said.  “We can  make choices to make changes and seek education.” She feels her  clients are hungry to learn because they do not want to be sick.

Challenges: Nessler  is trying to get people to realize  that they shouldn’t be dependent on  their insurance, and that they do not have the  benefits they used  to have. “Insur- ance should be used  if something goes  bad,” she  said. Getting the  wellness message out  to more people in mass is another goal. “So many people who learn about wellness wish  they knew it before.”

Of what accomplishments are  you  most proud?: Nessler  is very proud of a number of achievements including being named to  the  Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2009, earning the  Chiropractor of the  Month last September from the Chiroprac- tic  Leadership Alliance, running  the  Boston Marathon and then  being re-qualified, and completing the  Ironman. Most  importantly, she  is  proud to  constantly see  the  faces of the  lives she  has  helped change.

What was  your  worst former job?: Cleaning stalls  at  her  father’s pig  farm was a job Nessler  does  not want to do again. “Scraping manure at 4:30  in the morning was not for me,” she  said.

What tips  for success would you give?: “Find  your  passion, feel it, and figure out  why  you  do what you  do,”  said  Dr. Nessler.  Other key aspects would be setting goals,  hav-  ing  a vision, and planning to see it through. Dr. Nessler  is also a believer in doing the  “hour of power” in  which people spend quiet time to  plan their days  and figure  out  what they want. “People should get  up  an  hour before they normally would in  the  morning and do this.”

What’s  next for  you?: Dr.  Nessler  has  just  gotten started, and she  plans to  continue running her  business and impacting more lives. “Everyone needs to get checked out  to see if they need to get adjusted,” she  said.  “Many people are surprised to see that they do  need it.”  She would also  like to coach other chiropractors and help them grow  in their profession. A long-term goal would be to write  a book.

Eric Woods is a freelance writer from Springfield

August 2, 2010 Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. -Mother Teresa” God is love and we should be too.  Especially in today’s world  there is such a need for love. Everyone is seeking it and very few people know where to obtain love. Be an effervescent fountain of love showering everyone you come in contact with and watch lives transform in your midst.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

My Why:

When I heard this quote tears filled my eyes.  We live in a world filled with hurting people. Daily I see them and come in contact with them, it’s hard not to hurt for them.  The worst is that they often hurt so terribly that they end up hurting others with whom they come in contact with. A good friend of mine once told me to remember that hurting people hurt people…it really is so true.  I try and always remember this thought when I end up being a target of their hurt.  I have come to realize that it is so hard to give love when you have no love.  So, rather than being frustrated and angry with hurting or retaliating at them, I simply return LOVE.  Know that your little bit of love may be the seed that grows within the hurting person. Remember you are a part of God’s love letter, write your own chapter.

July 26, 2010 Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Heart-Shaped Glasses” – Start looking at others as though you had on heart-shaped glasses.  View others as intricately and perfectly placed in your life.  Realize that when you see someone differently you usually treat them differently.  Make a shift in your perception.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

My why: A while back I had someone who I highly respect coach me on viewing others through heart-shaped glasses.  I in awe of how differently I saw the world. People were illuminated in a different light. That day I decided to just leave my heart-shaped glasses on permanently.  SInce that day I have met hundreds of people who have deeply touched my life and because I had on my heart-shaped glasses I was open to their addition and impact on my life.

While in church on Sunday, someone spoke of heart-shaped glasses; it was the first time I had heard this from someone else.  I was reminded of what a blessing “heart-shaped” glasses have been to my life and wanted to pass the pearl of wisdom along.  Go ahead put your “heart-shaped” glasses on and watch the beauty that lies ahead of you.

Will Katherine Live To Be 103?

I was just speaking with my 94 year-old patient, Katherine, about her goal of outliving her cousin, Gladys, who lived to 103 years-old.  She was sharing that she feels like she’s getting “more well” with every adjustment and how glad she was that she decided a year and a half ago to get under care.  We then discussed some changes she could make to move forward and closer to her goal.  I’m awed by her determination to fulfill an internal  burning desire.  Like I told her in 2008, I will do everything in my power to help her achieve this and she can guarantee that I am her number 2 fan! We all have to become our own number one fan.

Katherine is inspiring.  She is a breath of fresh air and an encouragement to everyone in the office.  She is one of those practice members of which you wish you had a million more.  She really gets the chiropractic lifestyle and the wellness paradigm. She constantly reminds family and friends to invest in themselves now because when you are “old, crippled, broke, and alone” it’s too late to invest and then it’s just maintaing at the best level possible.

When Katherine came to me a year and a half ago she was completely numb on the left side of her body.  Upon exam and x-ray, significant scoliosis was detected.  Her significant scoliosis was causing multiple subluxations throughout her spine and therefore she was experiencing considerable nervous system distress.  The scoliosis had also caused multiple compression fractures in her spine throughout the years.  When I explained to Katherine what was going on tears filled her eyes. I asked her why she had tears and she simply stated that she wished she would have done something earlier.  I hear that alot.  I was empathetic to her sadness but informed her that we would do anything possible to help her live out her remaining years at an optimal level.  That is when she first shared her goal of outliving Gladys.

Katherine has been under care here for a year and a half.  Her numbness is gone and she has improved her overall quality of life.  There isn’t a day she isn’t smiling and telling me how much she loves me for investing in her and being her wellness coach.  Little does she know she has done more for me than I could ever do for her.

She is a constant reminder to invest in myself now by taking care of myself chemically, physically, and emotionally.  She is a constant reminder that it’s NEVER too late to get well.  That any goal is attainable with the right action steps, support, and a crystal clear vision.

Katherine is the perfect example to return to when you are contemplating investing in your own wellness.  It’s inevitable you either pay in little increments over time and maintain OR you pay a big, lump sum in the end and deal with the outcome you get.  I know I would rather chunk it down like any BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal); rather than procrastinate.  Procrastinating is interesting; it’s a gamble; it’s cancer of the mind .  My wellness is just not something I’m willing to gamble with.   Are you?

July 19, 2010 Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Vision is the perceptual experience of seeing. Establish a vision, write it down, and begin to see it clearly.  Don’t become overwhelmed.  Keeping the end in mind, stay laser focused.  Remember it’s NOT the big idea it’s the details.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

July 12, 2010 Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Be prepared to get uncomfortable…Money is your servant and  you are called to be it’s master.  If you don’t have control over money it has control over you.  You are to use money to do its bidding while you do its bidding.  Money is a tool to help you fulfill your mission and a reward for following it through.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

July 5, 2010 Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Learn to live the way you think you can’t; stop limiting yourself. The only way to grow is to do a little more than you are right now.

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Principle #6 of the 33 Principles

Principle #6,  The Principle Of Time – “There Is No Process That Does Not Require Time.”

I have committed to take time each day to delve into the 33 Principles and really begin to comprehend each and every one of them individually.  I have made it a part of my “daily hour of power” and can say that each day I feel myself growing mentally and spiritually as I read on. All of the principles are very powerful and rich in insight but one that has really resonated with me lately  is Principle Six, “There Is No Process That Does Not Require Time”, the principle of patience.

Patience is an attribute I constantly strive towards better understanding and consciously practicing.   In hopes to expand the level to which I am currently patient so that I am continuously evolving into the best version of myself.

I have always been someone who moves quickly in my motions, thoughts, emotions, and in most areas of my life.  It’s how I am internally wired, how I function best.   This fast pace in which I have lived my life has served me well and I am thankful for my ability to assess  situations and do what is necessary to obtain the appropriate outcome; in a timely fashion. But, much like most of life it has its pro’s and con’s and deserves its  opposite for counterbalance.

Because I am able to quickly progress many areas of my life; it is hard to realize there are some arenas that just take time.  There are things that  simply shouldn’t be rushed; situations which require more time to unfold and mature much like a fine wine. Much like Principle #6 states, “There Is No Process That Does Not Require Time.”

I read this principle a few times before I really realized how many areas of life this principle applies to; much like the other thirty-two principles it can be applied to many more aspects of life outside of chiropractic.  For innate to reach proper balance and the body to regain proper function  such as it was at its creation, it takes time because the body is a combination of multiple processes.  Life is similar, it is full of processes and requires time.  Many times we look at a situation in life and want it to “pan out” the way we see that it should and in the time frame that we see fitting but we often fail to see all the other processes that concurrently occur.  It is often that we isolate the one event and forget that it is impossible to isolate a situation when so many things are happening simultaneously.  We don’t realize that everything has to happen in a well-balanced rhythm as to not upset the perfect balance that life “should happen” in for everything to simply be as it should.  This concept of “being as it should”, where by everything happens in a certain way and for a reason simply because it should happen that way and is “supposed” to happen that way; is a hard concept to accept and understand.  Frankly, because it doesn’t always happen the way that we want it to happen or saw it happening.  It’s then that we have to accept that we can’t control everything and much like the proverbial cliché, “Everything happens for a reason”, hether or not we want it to have that outcome, it simply “just is”.

Personally for me I know that I envision what I want to happen ultimately with the “proper outcome” and with tunnel vision I see that as the only way and want to get there as soon as possible.  I want to make the Greatest Possible Impact in the  Least Amount of Time.  But seeing the outcome in crystal clear clarity and owning it, in the way I see it and as I see it to be;  I forget all that must occur for me to get there; I forget the another proverbial cliché, “It’s not only about the destination but also the journey”.

My plan is to live my life full-out and experiencing every aspect, because I only have one life.  In order to do this I know that I have to not only understand but fully own Principle 6 of the 33 Principles, so that I don’t miss one aspect of this awesome life with which I have been blessed. Therefore I am focusing on letting go and letting God; letting life happen as it should.  I remind myself daily to pull from every situation and to not push.  While pushing has its benefits in some aspects of life, in situations and experiences we risk missing the finite details that tie it all together and give us the total experience we need to grow.

I just remind myself, “In due time, life it needs no rush.”

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