Some days you might feel like throwing in the towel. Walking away from it all might seem like an option. “Just waiting for one more thing to go wrong, and then that’s it, I’m outta here!”
Hmmm … First of all, don’t think that you are the only one who has ever had those thoughts. Most business owners have experienced those feelings at one time or another. It’s what you DO with those thoughts and how you maneuver around them to create a better future that is important.
Imagining a Better Future!
The trick is to raise your eyes past all of those things that are frustrating you and imagine a better future. It is often helpful to take a nice long walk and think about where you would really like the practice to be and what it could be like in an ideal world. Take up one at a time each aspect of frustration in your practice and imagine how it could be different or how it should be. That is the first step in the right direction.
When you get back to the office or home, write these decisions down. Take the easiest one first and write a short little step by step plan of how you are going to handle it and put a date in your calendar as to when it should be completed. If you get to the due date and it’s done, then take the next easiest to handle and again, write a short plan for it.
Sometimes these little plans will be accomplished in one conversation or with a couple of days of training. Other times, they may be major … such as, move to a bigger location. But even that can be written up with all the things that need to be accomplished in order to achieve the move. However, the steps in the plan can become little short plans on their own to get that step done. When it is done, take the next and so on.
Sometimes you just need some additional knowledge on how to change things such as how to be a better leader or a skilled boss, how to be more efficient, how to market, how to sell, and so on. There are consulting and training companies such as ours (www.amican.com) to give you that help.
Just keep in mind: You can ALWAYS create a better future!
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