Hey Fabulous Clinicians,
Welcome to 2017. Before we jump into today’s post, a question for you: did you play the game of choosing a “big word” for 2017, or set any exciting goals? If you did, share with us in the comments below. (Fun fact: mine for the year is “stay the course” to remind me to stay away from the bright + shiny things and focus on getting things done. How about you?)
So, something I’ve been noticing lately is the influx of clinicians who have seemingly found the holy grail in their private practice: they’re FULL. They’ve got clients coming out of their ears, nose and eyes. And yet… they’re nearly falling apart.
Why? After all, they’re in an enviable position. There are many private practice owners who never manage to carve out their space and fill up their roster. Shouldn’t they just shut up and be happy?
The funny thing is, once you solve the problem of getting enough clients, life will inevitably throw an entirely new set of problems at you. Congratulations, you’ve just leveled up, and you’re about to start playing in boss mode: now you have to learn how to manage your time, manage your fees and face the truly terrifying task of recruiting assistance, support and figuring out what the hell it means to “scale” (unless you want to be working 80 hours a week to service your giant list of clients).
This ultimately is a problem of mastery. I’ve spoken about this before: when you finally figure out how to get clients in the door, it’s time to learn how to leverage your time, your expertise and this fledgling business you’ve built into something that actually works for you.
So, that’s going to be exactly what we’ll focus on in the new year.
To me, there are 8 very specific areas of mastery in your practice, and they all matter equally. For the next 8 posts, we’ll be exploring each one in detail, but here’s an overview:
Take a brief look at that infographic and let me know in the comments below: which one are you most excited (or nervous) about to figure out our next few weeks together? Are there any areas that you feel you’ve got 100% sorted already?
I’d love to hear from you.
See you next week, where we’ll jump into the first element of private practice mastery: how to handle your finances without throwing an abacus at your partner in rage. (It can be done. Promise.)
Here’s to your success,