Alison Bids the Grow A Group Practice Podcast Farewell | GP 127

On this therapist podcast, Alison Pidgeon bids Grow a Group Practice Farewell.

What can you do to work through fear to reach the next level in your business? What is the best piece of advice that I can give you? What is awaiting you – and me! – on the horizon?

In this podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon gives her farewell as she moves on from hosting the Grow A Group Practice Podcast.

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In This Podcast

  • Thank you and farewell, guests and listeners!
  • Where am I going?
  • My last consultation with you

Thank you and farewell, guests and listeners!

Over the past two years, we have had some incredible guests on the show that provided invaluable insights and wisdom from their personal experiences.

[To] all of the folks who have listened, we’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from you all about the fact that you’ve been listening to the podcast and what you liked about it, and I really appreciate that. (Alison Pidgeon)

Where am I going?

I will be stepping away from podcasting and consulting to spend more time on my group practice and making sure that is running smoothly.

Over the last two years, my group practice has expanded tremendously, and I will be there to make sure that the next transition goes well.

Now, I think this fall, we’ll probably have almost 50 employees, which I can’t even imagine as I’m saying it out loud! (Alison Pidgeon)

Sustaining accessible and valuable mental health support within my community is something I am passionate about, and I want to focus my time and energy on that again.

My last consultation with you

Over my years of consulting, the main problem that I have noticed that holds people back from achieving their dreams, pursuing their passions, and becoming successful is that they are afraid.

They have a lot of fear when it comes to starting or growing a business, and that is the one thing that holds them back. (Alison Pidgeon)

Often these people have all the tools, wisdom, and consulting that they can get. So, it is not about a lack of knowledge but rather that fear of putting themselves out there and just trying it out.

If this sounds like you, I have some great tips for you:

1 – Be as prepared as possible. Do your research, ask the experts. The more knowledge you have, the more prepared you can be because you know what to expect.

2 – Remember that your body’s default is self-preservation. Your body likes what is known, and avoids risk. However, as a business owner, you will need to take risks.

It is normal to feel scared, and you can still do it anyway.

Accepting the [fact] that, “Oh, I feel scared and this is normal. I’m just going to go ahead and do it anyway”, is what I would recommend doing, and that’s what I do. (Alison Pidgeon)

3 – Always have a safety net. What is the worst-case scenario, and if that happens, what is my plan B?

Remember to think of risks as calculated risks. Think of them as things that are likely going to help you grow your business.

4 – Practice exercising your risk-muscle. You can exercise your tolerance for taking calculated risks as you would when you work out a muscle. The more you use it and do it, the easier and stronger it becomes.

5 – Remember that the worst-scenario case is unlikely to happen. Use your CBT skills to reframe your thoughts.

6 – Understand the difference between making an investment in your business versus paying expenses.

Making an investment means that the money will come back to help you and your business somehow, whereas making a payment is money being paid.

If I put money into the stock market, I am investing my money now [and] over time we know that the stock market yields about a 10% return … and my money now is going to grow by 10% … the same thing with your business. (Alison Pidgeon)

Useful links mentioned in this episode:

  • Check out Alison’s practice at moveforwardlancaster.com
  • Right now, Brighter Vision is offering one of their biggest discounts ever during their 4th of July Sale. All you have to do is go to brightervision.com/joe to learn more and take advantage of this great deal.

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Meet Alison Pidgeon, Group Practice Owner

An image of Alison Pidgeon is displayed. She is a successful group practice owner and offers private practice consultation for private practice owners to assist in how to grow a group practice. She is the host of Grow A Group Practice Podcast and one of the founders of Group Practice Boss.Alison Pidgeon, LPC is the owner of Move Forward Counseling, a group practice in Lancaster, PA and she runs a virtual assistant company, Move Forward Virtual Assistants.

Alison has been working with Practice of the Practice since 2016.  She has helped over 70 therapist entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, through mastermind groups and individual consulting.

Transformation From A Private Practice To Group Practice

In addition, she is a private practice consultant for Practice of the Practice. Allison’s private practice ‘grew up.’ What started out as a solo private practice in early 2015 quickly grew into a group practice and has been expanding ever since.

Visit Alison’s website, listen to her podcast, or consult with Alison. Email Alison at alison@practiceofthepractice.com

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