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 may have heard the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But there’s something very important in trying something new. What comes to mind when someone tells you to try something new? Are you eager to jump in and try it out? Or are you afraid of possible adverse outcomes? See, most people get scared away by trying something that they’ve never tried before, and that’s OK.

The next time you get nervous about experimenting with something new, come back to your ‘why’ and remind yourself of these positive outcomes:

1. You’ll learn what you’re really capable of. How do you know if you don’t try? Once you start mixing it up and trying new things, you’ll unveil new things about yourself that you never knew before. You may have a hidden talent or secret interest that can be made into something big.

2. Humility is an added bonus. So, you try something, and you fall on your face. The bright side is that you earned a sense of humility. There is always something to be gained from our shortcomings.

3. Capitalize on the accomplishments. Putting yourself out there makes it that much better when you hit the jackpot. Sure, it takes a lot of trial and error, but it’s worth it to be able to celebrate your big wins.

4. One down, many to go. Once you conquer one thing, it feels like you can take on the world. You may start with something small like learning how to paint, and then the next thing you know, you’ll be trying to learn a new instrument and master a new language.

5. You’ll stop feeling like you’re alone. Because you’re not. Trying something new teaches you that it’s been done many times before. You’re not alone in this adventure, and you can reach out to others for support and help on your endeavor.

6. Excuses will subside. An excuse is an easy way out. It’s a coping mechanism, and it’s a sign of weakness. In the past you may have said something like, “No, I’ll do that next year,” in regard to something new. Because you begin to try new things, you’ll feel less inclined to dull out the excuses.

7. You’ll have more control. It’s a dichotomy because, in some respects, you lose control. Trying something new puts you in a vulnerable place. You’re not always sure what will happen, and you’re not always 100% in control of your situation. But at the same time, losing control teaches you how to have control over the things you can.

8. Learning opportunities. Trying something new equals learning something new. There’s a road of opportunities out there waiting to be discovered. As previously mentioned, there’s always a benefit when you step outside of your comfort zone.

9. You’ll be a role model. People are vetted off their abilities to handle life and create exciting experiences for themselves. If you’re hoping to be a role model for someone, put yourself out there and show them how it’s done. Trying new things is a great way to influence others to do the same.

I am Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own independent practice so that 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 of your dreams.


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