When I started a private practice, I was working a full time job. I was at the end of my rope, reviewing charts all day and never doing any clinical work. I decided, "This is it. Either I am going to stick with my field or I quit." So before I ran off to sign another school loan for some other profession, I knew I had to give it my all and see if I was really meant to do this. My co-workers, my boss and my friends thought I was crazy. Here is what I heard :
"What? You won't make money doing this part time. You are going to burn out. Can you even afford to do this? It is a recession, everyone is struggling to get clients. Oh I did that once, but I never could get clients. How many insurance panels do you need to be on to get clients?"
So I started, slowly and with a lot of planning. I had a big picture in mind. What do ya know...I do not plan on changing careers AT ALL. I found something I am good at. There is nothing wrong with saying that either. And now, my friends, co-workers and colleagues are saying this:
"You seem so happy! It shows that you love what you do. How do you do it? Do you think I can do it? I want to do something on my own."
Just a friendly reminder to never say never. Whether it be starting a practice, staying in a practice, adding a product or coaching to your services or especially going paperless or with a website - You have to remove the fear. Maybe Zynnyme should sell some Fear be Gone. If I had said never, I wouldn't be here, having the time of my life, sharing awesome information with awesome people.
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