So… you’ve been dreaming about building or growing your private practice for quite a while now. You can imagine what it would be like to:
- be in charge of your schedule
- decide to make enough money in three days so you can take off four days each week
- be choosy about who you’ll see
- create which types of services/program/products you’ll provide
- most efficiently manage your paperwork and administrative responsibilities
However… you haven’t made the move or (even) the commitment to do what it’s going to take. You’re waiting.
What are you waiting for?
I’m not asking this to egg you on. Honestly, I’m not trying to pull you down my path. I’m just trying to help you understand your thought process so you can feel more like you are in the driver’s seat when it comes to following your dream.
Write it down… everything you are waiting for. Write down all of the things you believe you need; things you believe must happen before you follow your dream.
Once you do that you can determine how much of that is practical, how much of it is an excuse to keep stalling, and how much is just your way to stay stuck.
If you are looking to stay stuck, you just might want to find another dream.
But if you’re stalling, try to figure out why. Find out why those fears are keeping you “in your place”. Because they are. Make the list of what you are waiting for. Become courageous, get busy, and start checking things off that list. Once you get it down on paper, you’ve put your plan into motion and you increase your chances of succeeding.
Deb, I agree to what you just said and want to add that it is important to surround yourself with positively thinking people. Naysayers are usually good at discouraging and they are not to associate with when taking that leap towards private practice. I am having difficulty finding those people but your posts help a lot-just like a breath of fresh air!
@Maya — what a great point, and I’m thrilled that you find encouragement in the IT posts! The GREAT Jim Rohn said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. Look around at who infiltrates your beliefs about your life, your success, and your worth. Let me throw in another great quote from Les Brown: “If you are the smartest person in your group, you need a new group”
Deb- I absolutely love those quotes and the last one is an absolute truth! I found myself working in the agency for 2 years and now LOOKING FOR people like you, to help me get to next level. I do need a new group of people who think as entrepreneurs and I believe there is absolutely nothing wrong with thinking of this as a business. This is the only way to feel empowered by what we do. Looking towards more quotes from you!
@Maya: The Influential Therapist community is what you are looking for! We are serious about private practice and we support each other via the website, in webinars, and in the comments and replies on the posts. Stay connected. Hope you check out my new video about getting more clients for your practice! http://influentialtherapist.com/5-super-strategies/
I thought of what am I waiting for. I guess, my dilemma is to get on insurance companies panels before starting the business. The question I have is do I have to have a business address (office) to apply as a provider with insurance companies?
@Maya: most insurance companies will ask questions about your office (is it on a bus route; is it accessible, etc). You will need to have an office in order to answer those questions.