Are you over or under staffed?

Many practice owners wrestle with this question:  Is my practice over or under staffed?  This is a “hot potato” question because the answer depends on a lot of factors. First factor: What situation in your practice is making you even…

Forget Making New Year’s Resolutions!

Many people make New Year’s resolutions but few actually make them all materialize.  How about you?  Did you notice that regret sets in and you resolve never to bother making resolutions again? Instead, have you tried setting targets…

Live Fast, Beautifully & Dangerously

Do you sometimes feel that you are being slowed down, stifled, walls closing in on you, and your power is being drained from you bit by bit?  Is that any way to live your life for the next 10 – 30 years?  Isn’t there more to practising…
Communication

Do You Sometimes Feel Alone?

As the owner of a practice, have you ever felt all alone and like there is no one to talk to?  You aren’t the only one.  Even people who have a full staff and tons of friends often experience that feeling of “no one to talk to.” Why…
Stress

Fighting Negativity

As a practice owner, you have probably gone through periods of negative thoughts regarding your business at some stage.  Here are some examples we have heard: what if I can’t make my payments this month, where are all the potential…

When Your Day Falls Apart

Have you ever experienced days at your practice that just fall apart or go out of control?  Most practices have fallen prey to this syndrome every so often.  Not always for the same reasons though.  The big question is what to do about when…

If Wishes Were Fishes

We’ve all heard the saying “If wishes were fishes, we’d be swimming in riches” as an expression that implies that you have wishes that are impossible.  When it comes to your practice, you probably have many wishes and changes that you…

That’s Impossible

From time to time, you may hear “it’s impossible” when you ask for something to be done in the practice.  Bosses hear it from staff and staff sometimes hear it from bosses.  No matter who is saying it to whom, it can be very frustrating…
Uncomfortable Situations

Fake vs. Authentic

“Fake news” has become a household word these days whereas truth and factual information often seem to have taken a back seat.  Similarly, in the marketing and sales arenas we are seeing more and more over-inflated promises of results to…

Start Ups and Relocations

Over the last 30 years, we have helped thousands of practitioners make decisions about moving and starting up practices.  The process can be exciting and daunting at the same time.  What are you planning? Scenario 1:  You have been associating…
Never stop

Never. Stop. Growing.

There is a famous saying that nothing ever stays the same – it is either growing or it is shrinking.  One or the other. That being said, how does it apply to you and the value of your practice, not to mention “keeping up with the Joneses”…
Wasting Marketing Dollars

Why is marketing so important?

In the late 1980’s when we started our consulting company, marketing was just starting to become important.  Before that, most healthcare professionals simply opened their doors, and if they were fairly good, their practice filled up quickly. However,…