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.
In the journey to establish a successful physiatry practice, understanding and harnessing the power of willpower is crucial. The principles outlined in this article are not just theoretical musings; they are essential tools for any physician aspiring to navigate the complex waters of independent practice.
Leon Battista Alberti, a luminary of the Italian Renaissance, famously declared, “A man can do all things if he but wills them.” This statement, steeped in the belief in the omnipotence of willpower, resonates deeply with the challenges faced by physiatrists today. As you embark on the journey of starting and growing your practice, remember that your willpower is a formidable force that can shape your professional reality.
The age-old metaphor of the angel and devil whispering in our ears illustrates the constant battle of self-control we face. This battle is not just a whimsical idea but a tangible reality played out in the neural networks of our brains. The Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex (DLPFC) and Anterior Cingulate Cortex (ACC) are the key players in this internal drama. The ACC alerts us to temptations and the need for self-control, while the DLPFC influences our behavior, particularly when our willpower wanes.
As a physiatrist, you’re no stranger to the rigors of medical practice and the temptations to take easier paths. Whether it’s the lure of a comfortable job that offers less independence or the temptation to avoid the complex business aspects of medicine, your brain is constantly weighing these options. But just like resisting the urge to indulge in an unhealthy diet, resisting these temptations is crucial for your long-term success and autonomy.
To strengthen your willpower, consider the neuroscience-backed strategies that boost dopamine levels: regular meditation, adequate sleep, a protein-rich diet, daily exposure to sunlight, exercise, and taking probiotics. These simple habits can significantly enhance your ability to make sound decisions and resist short-term temptations for long-term gains.
Imagine the feeling of running a profitable practice that aligns with your values and offers you the freedom to treat patients on your terms. This vision is achievable, but it requires a steadfast commitment to nurturing your willpower. Every decision you make, from the clinical approaches you adopt to the business strategies you implement, is a reflection of your inner strength and determination.
In conclusion, the journey to establishing a successful physiatry practice is akin to a marathon, not a sprint. It demands resilience, strategic planning, and, most importantly, an unwavering belief in your ability to shape your professional destiny. Harness the power of your willpower, guided by the insights of brain science, and watch as your practice flourishes, grounded in your unique vision and bolstered by your indomitable spirit. Remember, the key to your success lies with mind mastery. Embrace it, and the possibilities are limitless.
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.
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. Please go to businessofrehab.com/contractnegotiations to pick up the free guide to help you negotiate the contract of your dreams.
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