Your natural gifts are what you possess as a healer. You can put patients at ease, physically and quickly abolish their pain and discomfort, restore hope, and actually save their lives by doing what is seemingly very natural for you.
Healers have commonalities in backgrounds and life experiences.
Actually, our pathways as practitioners of all disciplines is remarkably similar, oftentimes being touched at a young age by illness or death. Our minds and hands posses the unique ability to alleviate mental and physical anxiety, and often time anguish.
However, private practice mandates an entirely additional set of skills. Not instead of, but in addition to, your healer’s instincts.
And honestly, failure to realize this, or especially educate our students, creates every unpleasant and often painful experiences ranging from unrest to bankruptcy.
Interestingly, with patients we tend to be extraordinary analytical, follow algorithmic, logical sequences, and frequently just one or two steps at a time. It’s this thought processes that lends itself to accurate diagnoses and rapid, critical action.
But private practice demands an entirely different set of skills, especially when marketing, finances, and staffing are concerned. Let alone technology, human resources, your web-facing efforts, and wealth building.
Lets take a look at these skills!
Number one on my list is the ability to organize and sort incoming data. Really. A messy desk makes for a clouded mind. That’s why extreme and easy organization is the first lesson in our CEO training program.
You also need to be able to organize, focus and direct output and productivity. This includes everything from processing new patients, to getting the income to run the practice, to building long-term security.
There is not one area in practice where the rule of this skill set does not apply.
The second skill set is developing the CEO/CFO mindset that you’ll have to use right alongside the Dr. before your name. This is perhaps the one that takes the longest to develop for practitioners.
The reality is if more practitioners learned this mindset first, and then applied sound business skills and strategies to their practice, there would be many more successful practitioners out there. Even in the face of a very difficult environment.
The third and final skill set is systems management and implementation. This is where the biggest breakthroughs in productivity and practice satisfaction (and sanity) really take place. Every facet of systems management is critical.
The real greats in any endeavor will then make better decisions based upon the performance of their systems. This is readily observable in marketing, patient processing, and human resources.
It is extraordinarily rewarding to orchestrate the entire process, and reap the emotional and financial rewards.
I wish you the best along your journeys!
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