Having No Limits in Your Private Practice
But if it did, if it just positively benefits someone that’s listening to it, and they make a positive difference in their lives and private practices, I think that would be a useful story. If we did get that story back, via a comment or an email, or something that would be amazing. But I’m not expecting that I’m just expecting that when we put out this content, it’s beneficial, it’s valuable. And someone that’s listening to it or watching it can take something of value, and run with it.
So on this idea of building, and again, using an academic approach to this, there’s a book that I want to reference. We spoke about this before, I’m not sure if you remember it some time ago, but it’s called No Limits Now. And it’s by John Maxwell. So everyone if you look looking at any motivational book. John C, Maxwell is the book that you want to be reading. And, one effect is on no limits. So in the book, I want to read the last paragraph because it kind of sets the tone for what we’re going to discuss.
And he says “if you’re aware of yourself and your ability to improve if you develop the abilities you already possess. And if you make the everyday choices that will help you improve, you will reach your capacity, your life did not have limits. As long as you are breathing, you can improve, you can make a greater difference. It’s all within your reach. All you have to do is seize it”. That’s a good way to put it, don’t you think?
Awareness of possibilities
I mean, it’s quite a complex one because he goes into all of these capacities that you have. I’m not going to go through every single one. But he just talks about being aware of the possibilities which we’ve already started speaking about. The fact that healthcare practitioners in private practice have all of these possibilities that they can harness that is not just time-based. That’s the biggest thing we wanted to get out of this is that it’s not just time-based. It’s not just about building a practice that’s doing R 70,000 per month.
It’s also an opportunity to build a practice. That’s just limited to the time on an everyday basis. So if you know what the possibility is, and you identify and develop the capabilities. That’s the other, parts of this, then I’m hoping this show will start fulfilling that gap. Most people don’t know what they don’t know. And unless you can identify that you do need to, go through and, look at, okay, the areas you don’t know too much about and then go find out.
And hopefully, the content that we’re putting out will kind of move our listeners in that direction. So that, yes, maybe they don’t get all 100 points from this from the show or from the episodes that we’re putting out. But at least they have the reference material that they can go and dig deeper and find that content if they need to. The book talks about making smart choices to allow you to reach your fullest potential, and become successful in developing these capabilities.
Example of being aware of possibilities.
I think when you start looking at it, introspectively and seeing okay, well, what can I control. And if I know what I can control, then I know what I can change. The best example of that, for me, would be three years ago, you wouldn’t have caught me dead in a gym. And then I looked at it and thought, but I can actually control my fitness level. I can take that step and see how do I do this. Just by changing that mindset of, but I control this, you start to see the benefits. And again, it’s just building it into that habit. But once you know where your limitations are, and what they are, you can find a way to get either around them or work through them. And from there succeed.
I like that example of the gym, and getting caught dead in the gym. That kind of conundrum into terms of how that would work. But I like the idea.
So if I go back to the book, he talks about energy capacity. So touching on your gym idea, he talks about your ability to push on physically, I mean, that kind of makes sense. You know, if you’re sick or you not feeling well, there’s no way you’re going to be concentrating anything on developing yourself for your private practice, emotional capacity, your ability to manage your emotions. I think this year has been one of the years that everyone would remember. Definitely in our generation and in our lifetime. And I kind of see it now towards the end of the year, how people are getting quite drained because it’s a few more weeks, and then we are into the holiday season. And you can see the toll of like the emotions of this year in terms of the COVID 19 pandemic. In terms of how tired people are and sick some people are getting but it’s just the stress of that.
But again, if don’t have the capacity emotionally, there’s no way you’re going to be developing, building, or identifying anything. When it comes to my thinking capacity, my ability to think effectively. This is a term lots of people use and inspire critical thinking, and knowing this and our adventure to say this is probably one of the most difficult things to do. Because unless there’s there’s something or someone that’s pointing you in the right direction. It’s difficult, to know what to do.
I mean, you don’t know what you don’t know. And I’m hoping that some of those discussions will kind of spur on thinking.
Then you talk to my people capacity, your ability to build relationships. And I would say not just build relationships, but almost build capacity from an operational perspective. So what I mean by that is, for instance, with the Kitrin team, there is no way that I will be able to do what we need to do from a client point of view and a business point of view. Without having the team behind us to be able to do that it’s impossible. And just the fact that we’ve spent time on building the people capacity. Making it quite a conscious decision that we constantly building the skills of the team. That when something is going wrong, we spend the time on the training and thinking about it, not with the purpose that I know all the answers. But for the purpose of we are a team pointed in the same direction. And how do we use our common sense and intelligence to be able to come up with a solution for the thing that we’re struggling with right now?
So I think when healthcare practitioners think about this, this is probably one of the biggest things that I find doesn’t happen. Because the healthcare practitioner thinks that they, they can do almost everything, and it doesn’t quite work like that. So either you outsource those skills, or that capacity, as in, you get a company or you get a team that’s outsourced. And they can do this for you. Or you build a team that can do this. Both of those, options work.
Obviously, the first one, when you’re outsourcing it to something like the managed service that we offer, which is the Isoforge product, that’s a much more cost-effective manner to do it. But the best option is to build a team. Like we’ve been doing at Kirtin, that has a lot more in terms of monetary cost, as that obviously costs a lot more to do. But that’s a really good option. And there are many practitioners that have actually done this with good effect.
In talks about creative capacity, your ability to see options and find answers. I think this kind of ties in with the thinking one, but again, I would say it’s difficult to do this unless you actually have the ability to think creatively around the problems. And if you’re not as close to the issues, you do need someone that’s a lot more attached, that can provide that insight, whether that be a therapist, a coach, someone close to you that can point this out. But you do need someone to point you in that direction.
Your ability to accomplish results, I will tie this a little bit to the people capacity, but it’s not quite the same, but it’s about getting stuff done. In private practice, the operational part, it’s getting your invoicing, your payment allocation, following up with the medical aides or the health insurance companies, it’s following up on overdue accounts. That’s kind of production or operational related. And you do need to know how you’re going to do that. Normally, that is either you’re doing it yourself, you’ve got a system to do it, you’ve got a team to do it, or you’ve got an outsource partner to do that.
Leadership capacity is your ability to lead, to lift and lead others. Now, that’s quite important when it comes to a team. And it’s not as simple as just having a team and then everyone just does their stuff, like this just doesn’t work that way. Or else we wouldn’t have managers in the world we wouldn’t have CEOs, we wouldn’t have, all of these business development and operational managers. So there’s a certain art form, and there’s a certain skill set about how you manage people. And, again, if I had to venture healthcare practitioners never got trained on this, they might have amazing soft skills. But I think to become a leader or a manager is not just about having the soft skills, it’s about quite a few different aspects.
And one of them being, do you actually know how to do the work? And once you have those things in place, you can actually become the leader for the team that you need to be. I would say also, it’s not just the team, it’s about everyone that’s connected with your private practice. Whether it be an outsourced partner, a person that’s in your office, a referral source that you depend on. All of those become your ecosystem, and you need to know how to lead those relationships and build on that.
I don’t want to go into too many others. And I mean, typical, John Maxwell style, he’s very in-depth.
But there are other ones like discipline, capacity and attitude capacity and abundance capacity. This is a good one, because it’s, the one from a values point of view, that I kind of resonate with. Because I always talk about abundance. And you know, we are not closed off enough that there’s only a certain finite amount of value that or things that we can get.
I think if we really think about it, it’s limitless, and which kind of goes with the No Limits concept. But that’s the idea is to have that abundance capacity. And that’s pretty much it. I definitely recommend that everyone goes and reads the book and sees how to apply this in their personal life and their private practice.
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