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.

In most fields, whether medicine, law, business, consulting or accounting, there are a select few that make far more money than the rest. There are steps you can take to become a top earner in physiatry. Is it luck? Do you need to be remarkably charismatic? Do you require unique talent? No, no, and no.

Consistently being a little better than your peers and focusing on success is all that it requires. Separate yourself from the rest in these eight ways:

1. Have a goal.

Achieving exceptional results requires a goal. Luck is uncontrollable, so focus on creating a goal instead. Have a specific goal in mind that includes a particular dollar amount and deadline. Wanting a lot of money isn’t a useful goal.

2. Keep money in mind when making decisions.

When choosing a job, consider the earning potential. A personal trainer could decide to focus on bodybuilders or high school athletes. One that works with famous actors, executives, or professional athletes has far more opportunities to become a top earner.

3. Find a mentor.

A suitable mentor is someone who has accomplished what you wish to achieve. It would also be advantageous if they have a genuine interest in providing guidance and advice. Following in the footsteps of someone already successful can save a lot of time.

4. Spend time with those who have similar goals.

There are others with the same goals and aspirations as you. Seek them out and become friends. Find those who are already successful at the level you hope to attain. You’ll learn things you’re unlikely to learn from your current crowd.

5. Seek to enhance your performance each day.

There are few fields where the participants regularly attempt to improve their performance. Musicians, artists, and athletes regularly spend their time getting better at their craft. How often have you seen a lawyer, or a manager set aside time to boost their skills? Rarely, if ever. If no one else is striving to become more skillful, how much competition do you have?

6. Increase your knowledge each day.

Gaining more experience will allow you to apply your skills more effectively. Thirty minutes each day is enough to get ahead. Spend this time reading books or researching your field online to seek a higher level of understanding.

7. Get used to being uncomfortable.

As you stretch yourself to think and do new things, you’re going to feel that uncomfortable twinge we’ve all felt. It’s just a physical sensation–like a sore toe or a hand that’s fallen asleep. There’s no reason to let it control your thoughts and actions. Why would you quit because of a slightly queasy feeling in your stomach? Your subconscious knows which buttons to push to encourage you to quit. Avoid giving in.

8. Persevere.

If there’s one trait found in all top earners, it’s perseverance. It’s not difficult to be incredibly successful if you keep getting better and refuse to quit. In fact, it’s just about impossible to fail. Some days are more promising than others, but great days are on the way.

Becoming a top earner is well within your reach. Have a goal and keep it in the front of your mind. Find a successful mentor and continue to learn while increasing your skills and knowledge. Persevere until your goal of becoming a top earner has been reached.

Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals is always a part of reaching and remaining successful. Check out our blog on the benefits of being a part of a mastermind group.


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