Hey Fabulous Health Professionals…
Just want to do a quick “private practice state of affairs” rollcall in here – in the past week, how many times have you said or thought…
- I’m so. damn. tired.
- Paperwork? Admin? I’m drowning over here.
- I kinda want to hide from everything right now. I’m sick of adulting.
- I need to blog, market, put myself out there… but I have NO time, and no idea where to start.
- Oh crap, where did all the money go this week?
- Goals? Progress? Hah. What do those feel like again?
How many boxes did you tick?
Many, many clinicians in private practice are feeling this way – right now. And maybe you’re familiar with the sense of overwhelm and dread you feel about your business, your workload, and balancing this thing called “Life” against it all. It happens to all of us.
Which makes me ask: what gives??
Isn’t private practice supposed to be about escaping the sense of overwhelm and stuckness that anyone who has worked in an agency job knows and remembers all too well?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why private practice can feel so hard.
And WHY is this sense of overwhelm even more prevalent among clinicians who are busy, seeing more and more clients, and by all standards, “succeeding” in business (but feeling the opposite)?
After being in private practice for nearly a decade and coaching other clinicians in growing their own practice – I’m certain I know why:
It’s because, despite our best intentions, we tend to carry some not-so-helpful habits and ways of behaving with us into our businesses.
(You know, the stuff that makes us human – no shame here.)
These habits, these ways of thinking, behaving and acting in business are the very things that are subtly undermining your success.
It looks like:
- Difficulty managing your team and yourself
- Focusing on the wrong tasks
- Poor use of your time and energy
- Less time spent doing the work you love
- Not enough time with the people and clients you love
And it feels like:
- I’m failing
- I’m not good enough
- Why is this SO. DAMN. HARD. ?
And THAT is why you’ll want to watch the video I shared on Facebook this week.
I know that many of us don’t like talking about mindset.
It feels wishy-washy. Intangible. And hey, I’m right there with you in just wanting the answer to all the problems I face – give me the silver bullet, tell me what to do, tell me the tactic, strategy or tool I need to start using now.
But… it doesn’t work that way.
All of this – your ability to set up, grow and sustain a private practice that gives you the freedom, fulfillment and flexibility you’ve always wanted – hinges on you.
Sorry about that.
But here’s the good news: because it starts with you, that means you have 100% of the power and control you need to change it!
Just tangible, solid advice about how you might be getting in your own way – and what you can do about it.
Click here to watch the video – and please, share a comment and let me know – did it strike a chord with something you’ve been experiencing lately in your practice?
Here’s to your success,
P.S. Not a fan of traditional “mindset” talk? Me neither. That’s why I’m doing something different.Think of this as the mindset talk for people who’d rather just get down to business (hint: that probably means you need to hear this the most). Grab a coffee and spend 10 minutes with me in the Facebook live I filmed this week.