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The Power of the 30 Second Pause

If your life is like mine, there’s a lot of running around. Get up, get the dog/kid(s) up, do the typical dance of duties with my partner, everybody eats, outside to pee (for the dog, perv), lunches packed, breakfast dishes done, drive to work, work, home from work, walk dog/kid(s)/husband/self, cook dinner, clean up, get kid(s) to bed, laundry, read/watch a show/play a game/chat, bedtime routine, bed. And those are the days without a social life. It’s easy to run from one thing to the next in t…

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2016: The Year of Not Hustling

So, I hate New Year’s Resolutions. They feel forced. If you want to change something, you should start now instead of waiting for some magical date. (Ok, do you hear that? That’s the hustler in me. I’m fighting her like crazy.)

Let’s restart...

One of the things I recognized about myself in 2015 is that I have a hustling problem. Too much of my identity is rooted in achievement. It always has been. All the podcasts and books and business instagram accounts and everything talk about “living like no…

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SEO Fact & Fiction

SEO FACT & FICTION: Getting your private practice website to show up in Google

Let me tell you a little bit about James. We met through our mutual friend Joe Sanok who suggested I may be the most excited person alive when I heard about what James is creating. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but I wasn’t there & that’s how it happened in my head. See, because of his interview with me, Joe knows I’m in love with networking. James is creating this app called Flow that helps you keep track of e…

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Getting Clear on Your Why

If there’s one thing I know about practice-building, it’s that it has really hard moments. Usually it’s not the clinical aspects of the job or even the business side of things. Typically it’s our “stuff” that hops up in our faces as we trudge forward. It’s the worry when the phone doesn’t ring (help here). It’s the money stuff we’ve carried for years that makes us stick our heads in the sand and hope the financial side of our business is okay instead of knowing exactly what to expect month to mo…

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Why Consultation is the Business Version of Supervision

If I were to tell you that all you had to do to become a therapist was to read some blog posts and  books and then you’d be prepared to manage clinical relationships, crisis intervention, relapse prevention, someone with delusions threatening you, sit with someone in their deepest moments of despair, what would you think? Some people with a voracious appetite for learning, friends who were therapists that they could go to, and a natural ability to navigate boundaries could turn out some great se…

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Shortcuts to Getting Paperwork Done

Today’s seemingly unsexy topic will actually help you build clientele. Really! Let me explain why.

We’ve all been there. Somehow we got behind on your notes. Boring, awful, annoying notes. If you work in an agency, you’re probably VERY familiar with this, but you have some sort of system that makes you get it done by a certain time (audits, standard of care agreements, bosses). If you’re in private practice, though you’re likely seeing fewer people and have more down time, it’s easy to get behind…

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How to Balance Building Private Practice with Your Other Job

Today's Guest Post is from Bina Bird, of Haslet, TX. Bina's an active member of the Abundance Practice-Building Facebook Group (feel free to hop in for some great community and support) and it has been awesome to watch her transition from a total newbie to private practice, to getting enough clients that it's TOUGH to work full time. I love this blog post because she lays it out simply in nuts and bolts fashion as she's going through it (vs. my version that involves hindsight). Check out her awe…

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When to Splurge in Your Practice

I’m often asked where new private practitioners should scrimp vs where they should splurge. I have some fairly strong opinions on this after 10 years of practice and want to share them with you. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but my hope is that the explanations will help you assess the  various options that come up for you.

Let’s talk about Return on Investment (ROI, this ROI isn’t Release of Information). When you get into your own business, ROI is a very important aspect of how and why you spe…

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When to Scrimp in Your Practice

I’m often asked where new private practitioners should scrimp vs where they should splurge. I have some fairly strong opinions on this after 10+ years of practice and want to share them with you. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but my hope is that the explanations will help you assess the  various options that come up for you.

Let’s talk about Return on Investment (ROI, this ROI isn’t Release of Information). When you get into your own business, ROI is a very important aspect of how and why you sp…

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When You Want to Give Up

You’re going to want to quit. You’re going to call your best friend or your partner or your mom and you’re going to cry, or do your version of not-crying when you should be, and you’re going to say that you can’t do it. You aren’t good enough. No one is referring to you. No one is going to refer to you.

This is all a part of it. If you care, this is inevitable. This is the hard part of starting any kind of business. You’re an entrepreneur now and every retail store owner, coffee shop proprietor, …

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