Take a step back and envision what your practice would look like with the growth you want, and write it all down: the team members, the turnover, your ideal client, and so on, and dream BIG. Then look at where you are and what you have put in place to plan for that journey. Most won’t do this and are where they are by accident not by planning. 

Once you have a vision of where you want your practice to go, it’s time to learn. Be around people who inspire you as much as you can — we all know those people who have a practice that you look up to and you will learn much from spending time with them. It’s important to be open to coaching and training and continual development of your skills — there are so many people who want change, but they don’t change. If you politely ask peers for their advice and strategies on success, most are very happy to chat and share with you. Also, you can learn from their mistakes so you don’t make them, and accelerate your progress.

Most importantly, take time away from the business to meet with peers and strategize. Time outside of your business is vital for planning your future. I take one day out per quarter with other like-minded people to sit, plan and strategize about where we are going.

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