When I first opened the doors of my clinic I was full of enthusiasm and hope for the future.
I knew I was good clinically and would be busy. I was and I had more than enough work to handle on my own very quickly.
I even had a waiting list.
However after a a few years I came to realise that what I had built was a job rather than a business.
The clinic was totally dependent on me and my ability to generate turnover.
I was unable to take any holiday over 10 days as I had to be there to bring in enough money to pay the bills.
I had a receptionists wage to source every single week.
My solution was to try to scale up the business. Surely more turnover would fix everything?
In fact I made things 10 times worse as I had no idea what it meant to run a business and tried to do it all alone.
At this point if you have read my book "Podiatry Business Success Secrets" you will know that I managed to overcome this and set myself and my family up for financial security.
One the main things I did was I worked on and continue to do so was work on my Mindset.
Specifically I worked on developing a Business Mindset.
I realised for me to reach my goals and to be able to have a clinic that was financially secure, provide a stable work environment for my staff and suppliers and deliver a great level of customer service I needed to run my clinic as a business.
In Episode 1 of " The Podiatry Business Podcast" I talk about why developing a business mindset is important and how to do so.
I hope you enjoy it.
Click Here to Listen to the Podcast.
Lorcan O Donaile
Podiatrist & Health Business Mentor