Life is a Checkerboard (Part III)

Many times the most successful practices and doctors have one thing in common – they realized they didn’t know everything and looked for help. The counsel of coaches and consultants can really help you to deal with the complexity of today’s private healthcare practices. Remember, real success is built upon strong foundations. What better way to achieve it than by working with those who have already mastered the skills you may need to acquire?

If you look at other trades you will note that they move from apprentice to tradesman to journeyman to master. There are times when they have a guild conference. What is the point of a guild conference? When one master has made a discovery or found something that helps him become better, he calls a conference and then imparts that discovery to the other masters so that they can utilize the new skill or knowledge. Reaching out and asking for help is not a sign of weakness but one of strength. Once you start reaching out, you will find there are people out there who know what to do, and how to do it.

When you need help with your taxes, who do you ask? When you need to find a house or a business, who do you ask? When you need a car, who do you see? When you need appliances, who do you see? When you are buying a suit, who do you see? When you need office supplies, which people do you see? Why do you go to these people? Because they have the knowledge and experience to help you get what you want and get it when you need it. They are the experts.

Napoleon Hill in his book, Think and Grow Rich, commented on Dale Carnegie and his team. Mr. Carnegie understood that he was not always the expert. He found out who was, then went to them to get the answers he needed. This made him stronger. This made him successful.

(to be continued)

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