September 17, 2021
Why Inaction is the Greatest Obstacle You Must Overcome
I know we all have but I recently watched it first hand this summer.
For 3 summers I’ve been trying to teach my son how to dive into a pool.
I even went as far as to offer him $50 if he completed a dive off the side of the pool at the end of last summer.
This summer, he saw some of his friends diving off the side of the pool and independently decided, now is the time.
He retroactively asked me for his $50….obviously that little hustler didn’t get it.
Now he’s diving off actual diving boards and doing flips.
He’s not scared anymore but he has so much more confidence when jumping into a pool.
I know this is fairly insignificant but here’s my point.
In the grand scheme of things it’s no big deal.
It was all mental and fear held him back from doing something he loves for quite some time.
It’s scary because it’s new and there’s unknown.
If you think about it from his perspective, I wanted him to dive head first into water.
When in his life does he ever dive head first into anything?
In fact, it really hurts when you hit your head on anything so why would anyone want to do that willingly?
As logical as that may be, we know it’s totally safe and a great skill to learn.
I see the same fear and hesitancy with clinicians that are thinking about starting a practice or growing their practice.
It’s the fear of the unknown.
Frank D. Roosevelt famously said in his first inauguration speech.
“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
When there is unknown, our first reaction is to retreat.
I’ve personally worked with literally hundreds of clinicians that have started their own practice at this point.
Here’s the most common response when I ask them if they regret anything.
They almost always tell me they regret not getting started sooner.
The same thing can be said for those clinicians that don’t scale past themselves.
They’re scared that it won’t work out.
They’re scared that the person they hire will steal all their business.
Their scared they don’t have the skill to lead others.
All of these are real possibilities but…what if it works out?
What if you’re an amazing leader?
What if you can grow a business that creates time and financial freedom for you and your family?
What if your able to help countless other people in your area that you just can’t help alone?
Inaction is killing you.
The root of inaction is fear.
One of the best ways to deal with fear is to see that others are having success…just like my son Jack did when he saw his friends diving into the pool.
Here’s one thing you should be fearful of.
There are A LOT of people taking action out there, right now.
The market is ripe to start or grow a cash or hybrid practice.
It’s hard to say how long it will be like this.
Opportunities will always be seized by the bold and regret will go to those who delay.
It will be harder to start or grow a practice in a 5 years.
If you do the right things over the next 5 years, you’ll put yourself in an amazing place to have a bulletproof business long term.
If you delay, you’ll have to deal with the regret of inaction for the long term.
If you’re ready… I recommend jumping on a totally free, quick 20 minute call with our team.
You’ll talk to a real person and they will give you customized guidance on your next skills or steps to take to gain momentum in your business.
We don’t sell anything on this call and you literally couldn’t buy something from us if you wanted to in this call.
We just know we can help and we want to prove it to you for free.
It’s time to start making some serious progress in your business.