As a busy clinic owner, you might find yourself juggling too many plates way too often. Between patient care, admin tasks, and managing your staff it’s no surprise when we let a lot of what we know and love fall by the wayside. If you’re looking to make some new positive changes in 2023, it can be easy to forget some of the important pieces of advice that can help us make those positive changes successfully!
Here are five important pieces of advice that you might forget from time to time:
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Easier said than done. In fact, it’s natural to want to do your best and to strive for perfection, but it’s important to remember that no one is perfect. You might be picking up a new habit, hobby, or striving for a new change in 2023 and you might be really bad at first. Be kind to yourself and allow yourself to make mistakes. Instead of beating yourself up, use mistakes as opportunities for learning and growth.
Remember, we are all trying to do the best we can with what we’ve got.
When lost, go back to the basics
When faced with a challenging situation, it can be tempting to try to come up with a complex solution. However, sometimes the best approach is to go back to the basics and focus on the fundamentals. This can help to provide clarity and direction.
So, what does this mean? Well, in short, the simplest solution is usually the best way. Making mountains out of mole hills is all too easy when we already feel overwhelmed or lost. When you find yourself overwhelmed, stop, take some deep breaths, and remember that you can handle whatever it is that’s in front of you.
Seek support with your peers/colleague
No one succeeds in isolation. It takes a supportive community to keep you happy, healthy, and well-rounded. Surround yourself with supportive peers and colleagues who can provide guidance, encouragement, and feedback. These relationships can be a valuable source of support and can help you stay sane even during the most turbulent of times.
Building a strong professional network can open doors to new opportunities and provide valuable connections and resources. Not only does having a solid network provide you with invaluable connections and resources, it’s also a great way to make friendships within the PT community. But how do you build a strong network? Make an effort to connect with people in your field, whether through networking events, online forums, or professional associations. Connecting is as simple as extending an invite to coffee, meeting for lunch, or supporting their clinic or business as a patron and friend.
The world of physical therapy is constantly changing. Exciting new advancements are popping up and the way technology and physical therapy are evolving together has been wonderful to watch. Staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the PT field can help keep your mind fresh, your clinic state-of-the-art, and can help you build a strong network. In 2023, make a commitment to lifelong learning and seek out opportunities to learn new skills, acquire new knowledge, and stay ahead of the curve.
In conclusion, these five pieces of advice can be easy to forget, but they can be incredibly valuable in helping you to be and feel successful and fulfilled as a physical therapist and a PT clinic owner. So don’t forget to be kind to yourself, go back to the basics, seek support, network, and keep learning.
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