I am 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.
It stinks to get burned by someone you thought you could trust. This, unfortunately, happens with some of the people you love dearly. That’s where you place the most trust. Your friends, family members, and romantic partners are given the benefit of the doubt that they will always act in your best interest.
That doesn’t always happen.
It’s the same in your business dealings. You may enter a partnership with someone after performing your due diligence. It looks like you’re both getting in on a really good deal. Then this person that you thought was so reliable breaks an important trust. You suffer financially and emotionally.
Now what do you do? Your feelings have been hurt. There was a betrayal of trust. Handle this the wrong way, and you’ll be scared to develop relationships in the future. That’s not a wise move in business or personal life.
Build Better Boundaries after Someone Betrays Your Trust
At work, there are certain people you trust to help you out. In return, you’ve made certain promises to them. You take care of each other, watch each other’s backs. This is a normal experience for a lot of people.
It could be that you work in a dangerous environment. Everyone has to rely on their coworkers to keep them safe. Maybe you are in a competitive work environment. Only the best producers get ahead. You and another employee agree to help each other move up the corporate ladder.
Everything is going smoothly, and then … WHAM!
You get stabbed in the back, deceived, or betrayed. Don’t blame yourself for the actions of others. People are going to do what they do. The only thing you can take partial blame for here is not setting better boundaries.
Better Boundaries Build Trust
Business partnerships benefit from better boundaries. If you’ve been burned in the past, drawing up a smarter contract can help you trust again. Personal relationships need boundaries. Everyone in a relationship should know where the lines are drawn, what’s expected of them, and what they can expect of others.
It’s not the end of the world if your trust has been betrayed. You can learn to trust again. The key is to communicate clear, fair boundaries. They let everyone know what behaviors will be accepted and where the limits are. They also help you make clear-cut choices in personal relationships when they aren’t respected.
Once you’ve decided that you want to leave your current job to start your practice, you need an exit plan. Check out our blog post here for tips on developing an exit plan and starting your new independent practice.
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