Some of the guests we have had on the podcast share some expert tips on steps you can take to level up in your practice.
“When we start a practice, we want to make an impact. And we want to think through: ‘Well if my practice fails, what would that mean?’
“The giants of the field that really make it are the ones that will try something and they’ll experiment. And if it fails that gives them information and if it succeeds it gives them information.”
“I think that’s a really good point that part of it for a practice owner is constantly evaluating ‘How do I make being here at my practice easier or more appealing than going out and starting your own thing?’
“It can sometimes be overwhelming to do all the things it takes to start a practice. I would say I want you to take imperfect action instead of perfect inaction.”
“If you have that e-course, workbook, keynote or webinar, that’s going to make it easier to scale. Whereas if you stay in that hour-to-hour grind, you’re never going to be able to level up. Even though it’s guaranteed in the short run, it’s not necessarily going to make things easier in the long run.
“If you’ve got two therapists standing in front of you and one has their supposed shit together. Maybe they have a business plan, maybe they have a mission statement, maybe they even have a niche and an idea who their ideal client is. And the other person maybe doesn’t know those things. The first person isn’t necessarily a badass. They maybe just listen to a few more podcasts, they write a few more blog posts. So maybe they feel a little bit further ahead. But on the surface, they don’t look all that different. What changes the game for me is the fact that they are willing to try stuff, even if they don’t have 100% of the information they’re willing to take some risks.
“It’s okay to fail right. I think if you’re failing at something it’s a sign that you’re pushing yourself towards something bigger and better all right? So don’t be afraid of that fate of failing. Embrace your imperfections right, it’s okay if it’s not perfect right, just put it out there. If you need to edit it, you need to adjust it, that’s okay.”
“If you have this big idea, if you want to go beyond your practice, you have to really start carving out time to work on these big ideas. Schedule that time every week. It’s going to get done but it’s going to take much longer, and I think that for most of us if we have these big ideas it’s really where our passions are. I think we get caught up in this day to day grind in our practice where it takes us away from our big ideas.”
“Because we as therapists, if we want to survive in the business world we have to be willing to adapt and we have to be able to learn things that maybe aren’t quite up our alley.”
“We’re so focused on just building practices I don’t know if we focus enough on what to do when what we’re building really takes a hit from one thing or another.”
“I’m a better Director because I listen to the people with who I work. I can’t always do everything they want, but they come up with so many really good ideas.”
Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC
Joe Sanok is an ambitious results expert. He is a private practice business consultant and counselor that helps small businesses and counselors in private practice to increase revenue and have more fun! He helps owners with website design, vision, growth, and using their time to create income through being a private practice consultant. Joe was frustrated with his lack of business and marketing skills when he left graduate school. He loved helping people through counseling but felt that often people couldn’t find him. Over the past few years, he has grown his skills, income, and ability to lead others, while still maintaining an active private practice in Traverse City, MI. To link to Joe’s Google+