As a business owner, you likely struggle with time management. You’re curious about some tips that can help you to efficiently handle the long to-do list. As a group practice owner, work-life balance seems like a myth. How can you enjoy your work without becoming too stressed over how much needs to get done?
In this podcast episode, Alison Pidgeon speaks about how to grow multiple streams of income and be a group practice owner with Brittany Schank
Meet Brittany Schank
Brittany Schank is a licensed clinical social worker. In addition, she is the group practice owner of Solace Counseling located in Fargo, ND. She is a firm believer that we need less fixing and more loving. Additionally, less perfection and more appreciation for who we are. And, less criticism and more encouragement around us.
Brittany can be found in her spare time doing all of the things she loves. This can be with her husband chasing around their two young children. Or, working at her private practice. Other times, all geared up for her part-time military career. Brittany is an audiobook narrator and author of “Narrating Audiobooks: Everything You Need To Know To Get Started”. Brittany identifies herself as a time management guru, lover of all things coffee, and takes pride in her competitive but humorous nature.
In This Podcast
- How Brittany manages her time around a busy schedule
- Delegating is an opportunity
- Put a timeline on new projects
How Brittany manages her time around a busy schedule as a group practice owner
- Being mindful of how much time she spends on certain tasks at work and at home. Keeping in mind her goal to ultimately be at home more often than at work.
- Actively being aware of your time. This helps you not to get distracted or stuck on a certain task.
- Deciding what gets placed on hold. Other times, what needs to be outsourced or hired out. And, what needs to be done to create a balance.
There’s a lot of things that are either paused. Or, somebody else is taking care of the majority of it to free me up. This helps me to be able to work on what’s important right here right now.
We can engage with ourselves to understand what that balance looks like for us. And, commit to whether we are doing that. This looks like completing those goals or not. In addition, what we need to reroute our activities and time management.
Delegating is an opportunity
There will come a point when you come up with good ideas. But, you realize that there are people out there that can do good work to bring them to fruition.
Delegating is not a failure, it is an opportunity for you to give a job to someone else. This gives you the opportunity for some more free time on your hands. All while enabling that person to grow and develop their skills, too. This will work to create teamwork between you two.
Put a timeline on new projects
It gives me the ability to say ‘you know what, I reached my goal. This isn’t a failure. If I wanna stop now, perfect. And, if I really like this I can keep going.’
Use timelines to your advantage, especially if you feel that you have somehow failed when you stop doing something to move onto the next thing.
By putting timelines on new projects and goals to achieve, you remove some of the stress of having to decide when you stop the project because when you reach the end of your timeline, you can decide if you want to stop or continue.
Books mentioned in this episode
- Gordon Brewer on How he Switched his Contractors to W2 Employees | GP 35
- Group Practice Boss
- Email Alison: firstname.lastname@example.org
- PoP Group Practice Owners Facebook Group
- Free resources to help you start, grow and scale
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Meet Alison Pidgeon
Alison is a serial entrepreneur with four businesses, one of which is a 15 clinician group practice. She’s also a mom to three boys, wife, coffee drinker, and loves to travel. She started her practice in 2015 and, four years later, has two locations. With a specialization in women’s issues, the practices have made a positive impact on the community by offering different types of specialties not being offered anywhere else in the area.
Alison has been working with Practice of the Practice since 2016 and has helped over 70 therapist entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, through mastermind groups and individual consulting.
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