I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
When building a profitable practice, you must avoid self-sabotage at all costs. We want to be productive. In fact, you might even wake up in the morning with all kinds of enthusiasm for the projects you’re going to get done during the day. Now fast forward a few hours, and suddenly you’re dragging yourself home at nightfall wondering what happened during the day, feeling like you never accomplished anything at all. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Most people feel this way (at least sometimes). The trick is to realize that this isn’t something entirely outside of your control. Sure, things are going to happen which derail you, but more often than not, you’re reaping the fruits of your self-sabotage. You’ve derailed yourself through your own negative self-talk.
To get past this, simply start with these 5 easy tips:
1. Listen to music. It’s hard to get yourself going if your mood is what’s dragging you. Thankfully this is a quick fix. Put on some music you love. Something fast-paced and catchy for a quick pick-me-up, then watch your productivity soar.
2. Get up and move. Like listening to music, putting your body in motion will build your energy levels, so long as you’re not trying to run a marathon. Dance around the room, take a brisk walk, or try a few jumping jacks to get the blood flowing. Then tackle your tasks again, wide awake and energized.
3. Look inward. Conversely, sometimes what you need is some quiet time. If you find your mind racing and you’re unable to concentrate on what you’re doing, try meditation to slow things down. Find a quiet place, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing. Take deep breaths, nice and slow, and focus yourself on the present until you feel calm again.
4. Reassess what’s important. You might not be getting things done because you no longer find value in your goal. If this seems to be the case, take some time to ask yourself some very crucial questions about why you’re on this journey. You may either need to shift your goal to something else entirely, or at the very least, adjust the outcome to serve your present needs.
5. Contribute. When all else fails, if you do not feel your work has value, offer to help someone else. Mentoring is one of those win-win situations where you bring your life skills and experience to help someone else who truly needs it. At the same time, you re-discover your passion through the act of teaching others what you know.
Successfully apply these tips and it’s goodbye self-sabotage, hello confidence! Soon you’ll be more productive than ever.
I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Please go to businessofrehab.com/contractnegotiations to pick up the free guide to help you negotiate the contract after you kill it during your job interview.
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