Episode 77. When Life Gets Crazy: How to Keep It Steady in Your Private Practice

One of the greatest benefits of owning your own business is that you have the freedom and flexibility to adjust as needed when life gets a little crazy.

But running a practice can also be especially challenging when the hard times happen.

How do you keep things going when you’re being pulled in too many directions?

Well, I’ve been through some of that myself lately (and not for the first time), so I thought I’d share a few tips with you.

In this episode, we’ll talk about how to prepare for those inevitable moments when life gets in the way: financially, emotionally, and even physically.

But I’ve also got a few reminders of important things to remember when you aren’t prepared at all, and you’re just doing the best you can to get through.

It’s been a little like that lately for me, which has reminded me how important this is. I hope some of these tips will make a similar period easier for you.

Take good care,

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  • Do a system review in your practice. Where do you have a safety net in place and where do you need to add one? It might help to talk this through with a colleague over a great cup of coffee. ☕
    • EX: How long could I be out of work and still pay my bills? What can I do to increase that number? 
    • EX: Who could take care of my clients if I can’t? (Find a colleague who would cover for you if you were out for a while - and you for them. Make sure they know how to get to your info.)
    • EX: Where and how do I get my own needs met when things get tough?

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Wendy Pitts Reeves, LCSW
Host, Ideal Practice
Private Practice Coach and Mentor

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