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.

On your journey to building a profitable practice, you can sometimes use other people and their stories as a way to motivate you and strengthen your belief in yourself. Think back to a time when someone inspired you. It could be a conference you attended or saw online. You could have read a profile of someone you admire.

Getting inspired by others can strengthen how you see yourself.

You have likely read books about famous people you admire. These often show what they had to go through to become successful. They write about the pain they had to endure and all the challenges they faced to achieve their goals. Sometimes the stories will shock you. It’s hard to believe that these famous people ever had to deal with adverse situations.

The Internet gives us plenty of opportunities to view the stories of high-profile people. Just search on YouTube and you’ll find hundreds (if not thousands) of videos of high-profile people describing their experiences. You might find books covering the same subject, but videos may have more impact on you. However, there is usually much more detail in books rather than a video. Therefore, you should take advantage of both.

Sometimes you will be lucky enough to meet the people who you admire. You can often meet people at conferences and seminars. It’s great to talk to these people and ask them questions. Most people in this position will gladly except these questions; it’s part of the process. Of course, you want to be respectful of their time and not hog the questions and answer section for yourself.

In your mission to become inspired by others, be sure not to place them too highly on a pedestal.

Otherwise, you may find it difficult to motivate yourself. You will start to believe these people have an innate ability that you don’t possess. That is counterproductive. You need to realize that they all start the same as you. Some may have had initial advantages, but even people with these advantages don’t always do right with them. Most people still need to work hard to attain their goals.

When you’re studying others’ process and success, however, be careful not to compare yourself.

The age that they did it, for instance, matters less than the process itself. Don’t let this become a rabbit hole for you to talk down on yourself. Instead, find similarities. What are some of their beliefs or values that you also hold? Any matching experiences? Pay particular attention to what you have in common and what strategies worked for them in getting to that next level.

Another issue is spending too much time listening or reading about people who motivate you.

At some point, you must take appropriate action to get going with your goals. It is worthwhile to feed off the motivation of others, but you need to do more than going to seminars or reading books. None of that matters unless you put in the effort yourself. Once that happens, others may be coming to you one day saying how you helped motivate them.

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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