“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”Confucius
Growth, both personal and professional can take a lot of time, work, and investment.
I have been reflecting recently and have realised that I began working towards my private practice for over six years. This began in early 2017 as I worked towards my Accredited Mental Health Social Worker status, and this was approved a few months after lodging the application in May 2017.
To apply for my Medicare Provider Number, I needed a place of work, and I began looking for a space to accommodate me for one day a week. According to Medicare, I was successful in obtaining this Provider Number on 21st August 2017. Six years ago, at the end of the week.
Whilst I have been working in private practice on a part-time basis, it does take a lot of time to manage and work in the business. The face to face or Telehealth appointments are only the start of the process. Behind the scenes, a lot of administrative tasks need to be completed. The file notes, making or rescheduling appointments, reports and marketing – whether this is via social media, my website blogs or networking within organisations.
So, six years in and I can see the growth, both in the business and me. My practice has now expanded to 3 days plus per week and for all of us, attempting to find the correct work-life balance is a skill. Especially for those of us who need to maintain continual professional development. Working for yourself means that you also need to fund the opportunities as well as providing the time off for the same and balancing this will client’s needs.
Another huge growth was the introduction of my business name, my website and Facebook page three years ago. This has been a tremendous learning experience and whilst I don’t have the skills to host or make templates, I have worked with a team to assist me with these endeavours.
I am curious as to what the next twelve months will bring in terms of growth for
I am also curious as to whether you are investing and taking time for your growth, either personally or professionally?