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 believe in yourself. What is it about people who believe in themselves? We see it in the way that they carry themselves, in the way they converse with others, and in the things they accomplish.

Self-belief in action is an amazing thing to see and something everyone should aspire to. At the same time, we very quickly become intimidated by this kind of change. It seems like it would be hard to change how you think and feel about yourself. We tend to stall out before we begin because it seems like only special people are going to get there. But is that true? A closer examination shows us otherwise. In fact, you’ll find people who believe in themselves have a lot of traits in common.

Let’s look at some of these now:

1. They know where to find happiness, and it’s not where you’ve been looking. People who believe in themselves know true happiness is something that comes from inside–not from how many toys you have or how many digits you have in your checking account.

2. They are not interested in what everyone else is doing. With no judgment or even less interest in comparing themselves to others. People who believe in themselves tend to focus more on what they’re doing. The competition simply doesn’t matter.

3. They pick their battles. When you lack self-belief, you tend to say yes to everything. The problem: If you don’t value your time, no one else will either. Learning which things to say yes to and, more importantly, how to say no shows the world around you that your time is worth fighting for.

4. They know when to speak confidently. There’s no waffling or room for wishy-washy statements in the world of self-belief. Your yes means yes. You use a phrase like “I know” or “I can” without second-guessing or wondering if they really can follow through with what they’re saying.

5. They look for the challenge. There’s nothing like a little healthy competition with yourself. Self-belief means you know the value of pushing to get to the next level. To a person with this kind of self-belief, life becomes almost like a game to move up by facing a challenge straight on.

6. They know how to fail. The person with self-belief isn’t afraid to try, which sometimes means not accomplishing what they set out to do. When that happens, they take the lesson learned without making excuses or worrying about how it looks.

7.  They don’t need the spotlight. People who believe in themselves don’t need accolades and are quick to point out the accomplishment of others. Most people with strong self-beliefs are modest. They know their value. They don’t need someone else to underscore it for them.

The amazing thing about all these traits is just how easy they are to develop within yourself. By taking time to build habits of self-belief, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you become one of the fantastic people who really believe in themselves.

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.


Believing yourself is especially critical during tough times. Check out our blog here for a few strategies to help you remain steadfast when you’re feeling the pressure of tough times.


Attention, Physiatrists! Stop leaving money on the table. Sign up for the free video series: How To Build A Profitable Practice in 90 Days or Less: http://www.sixtytosuccess.com

Inline image