When building a profitable practice, you must believe in yourself. There is an innate power to self-belief. If you believe in yourself, there’s little to stop it and whatever you want to accomplish. It gives you the power to push forward and to defy the odds. You will be able to handle any roadblocks that come your way. You will also brush off the naysayers. It gives you peace of mind when you stick to your self-belief. To keep this self-belief strong, you need to define your goals. You wouldn’t expect a General to fight war without a map. You too need a map to guide you on how to proceed. Too many people skip this step and wonder why they aren’t getting anywhere.

Goals are your guidance.

But, carrying through with them its only done when you believe that it’s possible. The belief is the energy you need to take action, and it helps you to focus on getting your task completed. You will also build confidence when you have self-belief. It’s a powerful tool as others will be attracted to that confidence. They will follow your lead and you will help show them what is possible. When you run into any stumbling blocks — and you will — the confidence will help you see them through. You will know how to take alternative action when necessary and the people following you will respect that as well.

Several sources will try to beat you down.

You may even find yourself letting it happen. You need to get centered on why you started your journey in the first place. Use affirmations to reinforce your message. Be consistent with your affirmations. Unfortunately, many of the negative forces are going to be from your family and friends. They will see it as helping you avoid mistakes. Many people will succumb to this negative pressure and give up.

One way to prevent this is to join groups of like-minded individuals.

It can be related to your business, or it can be groups that focus on self-help. These organizations exist to try and push the negative forces out. It’s great to go to meetings and get encouragement from the group. Attending these groups can sometimes lead to friendships with people where you can extend the encouragement of each other. You may even form business partnerships from these friendships.

It’s good to know that you have the support of these people when these relationships form. They understand when everyone else around you don’t. Your self-belief will strengthen considerably from this arrangement.


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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