Day 1: The Need For Perspective
Welcome to Day 1 of the 5 Day Business Makeover Challenge.
Analyzing how far you’ve come and where you’ll go next is essential to getting a perspective that supports your success at building a private practice.
Today we’ll look at why and how to take time to gain a fresh perspective.
Recalibrate and move forward with confidence.
When a business is brand new, there’s excitement and motivation in seeing it take off. You love the hands-on involvement. Hours fly by and you’re highly motivated.
When you’ve been in the thick of it for a while, it’s easy to get so caught up in the day-to-day work of your business that you lose sight of what really matters. The most urgent needs get all the attention.
It’s important to step back and take a big-picture look at your business from time to time. What core principles and practices really matter to you?
It’s wise to stop and re-evaluate every 6 months.
Take time to answer these clarifying questions:
Why did you start your business in the first place? What was your original vision?
Are you still fulfilling your original vision? If not, why not? What has changed?
Where do you want to be in 1 year? In 5 years? 10 years?
Will you get there if you keep doing things the way you are now?
If you could snap your fingers and change some aspect of your business instantly, what would it be?
Avoid rushing through these questions.
The answers you provide will help you begin to think clearly about what really matters to you in your business and whether you’re headed in the right direction.