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 learn how to be self-reliant. Just about everyone can benefit from building a self-reliant mindset. Think about it. All it really means is that you rely on yourself more. You are more independent, and your success isn’t tied to anyone else. You don’t have to give up all help and social contact, but simply knowing that you can stand on your own two feet will grant you the confidence to excel in all areas of life.
Here are 9 ways you can be more self-reliant:
1. Believe in yourself. The first step to being more self-reliant is to feel more self-reliant. You have to believe that you can stand on your own two feet, or you will never become more self-reliant.
2. Recognize your dependencies. It’s important to figure out who and what you are currently dependent on. You do not have to make any major changes at this point, but you should recognize your dependencies. This way, you will know what kinds of things you need to learn to do yourself.
3. Accept responsibility. If you want to be more self-reliant, then you need to accept responsibility. Your actions lead to real consequences and you need to be responsible for them. If you make a mess of things, you need to be responsible for that rather than looking to others to fix it.
4. Think for yourself. You must avoid groupthink and think for yourself. This doesn’t mean that you take the contrarian stance on every issue, but make sure you understand and believe in the things you talk about. If you have a stance on something, ensure your stance is not just what everyone else thinks.
5. Be your authentic self. You should know your core values and what you believe in. Furthermore, it would help if you also acted in ways that reflect those values. Don’t try to be someone different to impress others. If you want to be more self-reliant, you need to be comfortable in your skin at all times.
6. Make your own decisions. If you run to someone else for help making every decision, you aren’t self-reliant. Decision making can be very stressful, and while it’s helpful to get someone else’s opinion, it’s up to you to make the decisions in your life at the end of the day. After all, you are the one who has to live with them.
7. Look after yourself. A big part of self-reliance is taking care of yourself. You need to make sure both your mental and physical well-being is taken care of. A poor spell of mental or physical health will almost ensure your reliance on others.
8. Commit to lifelong learning. While you can’t possibly learn everything, it is important to commit to constantly learning if you want to be self-reliant. The world and your needs change. You need to keep learning so you are ready to face these changes independently.
9. Know what you want. What do you want out of life? If you want to be more self-reliant, you need to know exactly where you want to go. What’s the point of being self-reliant if you aren’t following your own goals?
I am Dr. Hassan, 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/guide to pick up the free guide to help you determine the best business entity for your new practice.
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