Does YOUR Practice Challenge Lie Between Your EARS?
We realize that sounds like a weird question. We also know that nobody likes “pop quizzes”, but we’re going to start this blog a little different. In order to try to get you thinking, please solve this problem:
Now, before we share the solution with you, answer this question: what shape do you see here as you worked on the puzzle? It’s a square or a box, right?
Next question: when you were thinking about a solution were you working within the shape of that box? Be honest! ☺ Because most people DO. But when they do that, things like this happen …
They miss a dot! Or maybe they do this …
They use 5 lines not 4!
Maybe you got stumped on this puzzle like most do. So, here is the solution …
“You’ve got to think OUT of the box!”
Have you ever heard that phrase? Most of us have, and we have a general idea of what it means. But did you know that phrase actually originates from this puzzle or problem?
Albert Einstein once said:
“You cannot resolve a problem using the same level (or pattern) of
thinking that existed when the problem was created”.
That relates very well to this “9-Dot Puzzle”. We could have possibly allowed you to work on that thing ALL day! But until you expanded your thinking and thought OUT of that pattern or shape you saw you would have NEVER solved this puzzle. Until we think OUT of the BOX, many of our ongoing puzzles, problems or challenges will never get solved.
As simple as that sounds, it’s exactly the same type of PATTERN that many doctors and health care providers are in when it comes to their business (called a “practice” in health care). Of course, there are many common and recurring challenges in a practice:
- Marketing to get new clients
- Effectively presenting care recommendations
- Retaining patients
- Hiring and keeping good staff
- Getting paid
- Battling with insurance companies
- Documentation and paperwork
- Finding enough time in the day to do all we need to do … and WANT to do
… Just to name a few! These things and many others like them may easily “box” us in and limit our business’ potential.
In order to solve that puzzle … In order to achieve a REAL SOLUTION … In order to HAVE a different result or outcome, we must ultimately DO things differently. In order to do things differently … to do things better and more effectively … We must THINK differently.
With that introduction made, we would like to kick off our next short blog series touching on a number of ways doctors and other wellness professionals tend to have 9 DOT … in the box … or LIMITED thinking when it comes to business growth, expansion and health. That’s why we say many doctor’s biggest challenge to building and managing their practice lies right between their ears!
It is our sincere hope that by sharing these limitations of thought, it may help you do what dozens of other providers have done: Expand YOUR thinking about business – specifically regarding the possibilities associated with a comprehensive weight loss program! Eliminate These Limiting Mind Sets and SUCCEED more than ever in YOUR business! It does not matter HOW you have thought about that possibility up till now. It only matters how you think and what you do moving forward!