Beware of This Warning Sign


“There’s not enough time in a day.”

This is a phrase, I’m hearing a lot these days. Many private practice owners are saying it, or thinking it, much too often…and they don’t know why. This warning sign is much more serious than one might think. Don’t just pass it off as a “busy” or “bad” day. Take action against it, or the results will not be pleasant.

What does it mean?…

1) It’s a sign that you don’t have enough STEADY patients or profits.

  • The warning signs are there. Your foundation is lacking. And the deep subconscious concern can make anyone feel uneasy or desperate. When ill prepared to handle this kind of situation, most end up scrambling around doing busy work but not necessarily productive work.
  • As the CEO of your business, miss-channeling your time and energy can be devastating.  Doing things that do not directly go to the solution will have serious repercussions. It’s the most common cause of failure in private practice.
  • The problem with doing the wrong things is that while you are distracted with the wrong you can’t be doing the right. Not doing the right things, that add to the strength of your foundation and can consistently generate $300–$1000–$10,000 for an hour of your time, eliminates your chances of ever finding stability or the potential you have as a business owner and entrepreneur.
  • SUGGESTION: Stop being so focused on money (and the lack of it) and focus more on creating solutions that last and are proven. Don’t haphazardly try new things or experiment. Nows not the time. Keep a level head and approach it wisely. Get coaching or talk to someone that is already doing it. Take it one step at a time and have a little faith during it. Don’t panic.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: God put just enough time in a day. The perfect amount of time. If you begin thinking otherwise, it’s probably you who is spending time the wrong way…doing the wrong things. Or are you saying God screwed up?

2) You are probably taking for granted those things most important to you.

  • When in this state of mind, the first thing we tend to sacrifice and take for granted are those we care about most, such as family, friends, spouse. Because we know they will understand and be patient, they tend to be the ones that suffer most. Those who we claim we are doing all this for. (I know this all too well)
  • In actuality, the first thing to sacrifice is us. Our hobbies, our passion, our loved ones. The things that make us who we are. Things that make life worth living. We put that aside first…and that’s a shame. Hopefully, you won’t put it aside for too long. Or else, there is a good chance you might start forgetting who you are, your purpose, and the whole reason why you were put here on earth in the first place.

If you don’t know what you should be doing to automate your marketing, increasing your profitability, and making your foundation stable, then start learning. Do not make the mistake of trying to figure it out on your own. You end up wasting more time and regress back to the unhealthy state. Believe it. Instead, learn from those already doing it successfully and simply duplicate them. It’s the fastest way to get back on track.

Life is short, start doing the right things today.

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James Ko

I believe... "It's not the strongest practices that survive and grow, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most adaptable to change." I'm a physical therapist, private practice owner, and founder of IndeFree Association. I like reading James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, enjoy golfing and playing guitar. I love playing with Mac and Cozy! For over 15 years, I've helped thousands of practices grow and succeed. This is my dedication.

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