I have a question for you:
What do you think is the biggest asset you have in your business right now?
Maybe you thought about your equipment. Or your staff. Or the relationship you have with your referral sources. These are all important, but it’s not THE most important asset in your practice. Can you guess what it is?
Your most important asset is actually YOU!
As the practice owner, YOU are ultimately what determines the success of your business
But far too often, we don’t take care of ourselves. Burning the candle from both ends, not getting enough sleep, not finding time to exercise or eat the right foods…
It’s time to start taking better care of yourself (and in turn, better care of your business!) Here’s 3 ways to keep your most precious asset in top running condition:
#1: Take a (micro) break.
A growing body of research has found that “micro breaks”—frequent, short breaks taken throughout the day—can help to boost productivity while decreasing fatigue. This could be anything from standing up to stretch to taking 2 minutes to grab a coffee.
#2: Have Some Self-Compassion
There’s compelling scientific evidence that says self-compassion (the practice of being kind to ourselves, especially under challenging circumstances) makes us happier, healthier, and more successful.
The next time you’re feeling stressed out, treat yourself like you would a friend or colleague in a similar situation, and motivate yourself with short messages in moments of negativity, such as:
- “Everyone makes mistakes”;
- “Nobody has all the answers”; or,
- “It’s okay to ask for help and guidance.”
3. Let Go of “Busy Work”
An asset can only run on max output for so long. There’s a time in every practice owner’s life—if they want to avoid burnout—it’s critical to ask for help.
That means working smarter (not harder!) by learning how to focus on high-energy activities and delegating the rest. You can start small by making a list and identifying ONE low-energy activity to let go of so you can free up more time to focus on running your business.
If you are able to make a commitment to implementing even one of these 3 tips into your daily life, I promise you will start to notice a positive change in your productivity, in your relationships, and in the success of your business.
Feeling like a well-oiled machine and ready to take your practice to the next level?
Then I highly encourage you to attend my new 4 Step Framework Business Training for Busy PT Practice Owners.
In this FREE business training (yes, I said free), I’ll show you how to uncover $10K of monthly revenue that currently exists in your practice… without increasing expenses or working additional hours. It’s only available for a limited time, so click here to register.
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By Jamey Schrier
PT, Founder & CEO, Practice Freedom U
November 21, 2019
3 minute read