After a busy week, relaxing on Sunday with the morning paper is a way to start the day. What did I find but this article, which started with a quote from C.S. Lewis, one of my favorite authors. It reminds us that we are far,far more than our work. So important for us in our work as healers, to remember to feed our souls. Hope it is helpful to you.
Last time, we talked about how to raise your gross income by taking a look at the average fee you charge. The other side of the equation is how many clients you see. If your practice is full, read through the following, and if you are doing other things than what is suggested, please comment below to share your ideas.
At this time of year I always like to assess what I’ve done well, and what I need to improve. Along with this is looking at strengths and weaknesses, both for myself and for the techniques I use to build my practice. Continue reading →
Well, we appear to have made it through 2011. I’ve had a very busy year in my practice, which makes me happy. My clients, and those I’ve spoken with to direct them to our other therapists, have had a mixed year, and that makes me sad. It seems that either they are in good shape but worried because their job is still in place so far, or they are really feeling the pinch because they have lost a job, or their business has lost customers.
I think it’s always good to do an assessment of what has gone well, what has not, and what we want to differently. That’s what we do for our clients, and we need to do it for ourselves regarding our practices. Continue reading →
I don’t consider myself old, and I know I am more technologically adept than many therapists, and than small business people, but …… it is getting harder to absorb all this new technology. I love it, I want it, I acquire it, but I’m not always sure how to make it productive. And my time is so tight; I need it to be productive. What a dilemma! Continue reading →
I don’t often take up “causes” on this blog, but this one is too important. I’m hoping that some of you readers are great at social networking, and will spread the word on the information below. Here’s the bottom line: credit card companies are able to keep their fraud losses at about 1% by using sophisticated pattern analysis to detect fraud. According to the article below, Medicare fraud may be at 20-30%. The dollar amounts are sickening.
Please read the article, let yourself react, and then spread the word to lawmakers and policy makers. This is our money, and it’s being wasted!
Which is better for building your practice: networking or public speaking? The answer, of course, is both! Like the old saying goes, “It’s who you know, or better yet, it’s who knows you!”
Clients are most comfortable initiating treatment with someone they trust. If their doctor or pastor refers them to you, they will most likely trust you. If they’ve seen you speak, and feel that they know you, they will mostly likely trust you. So once again, it’s time to get out of the office and meet some people. Continue reading →
A recent newspaper article described some apps that veterans and others who suffer from PTSD can use just by reaching for their cellphones. They sound as they would be useful for any client with PTSD or other anxiety issues. Here’s a list of the apps’ websites
Until recently, the weakest link in my “HIPAA security” chain was my mobile phone. Like many of you, I now keep my calendar on my phone, and I was worried about what would happen if my phone were stolen. I have an application that allows me to log-in to my computer and remotely wipe everything off the phone, and of course I enabled a password lock to even use the phone, but I was still worried. Why? Because my phone, like many, uses a micro-card called an SD card that is easy to remove and be read on a computer, any computer. And, that is where all of the calendar and contact data is stored. Continue reading →
Of course, they may have broken it in the first place, but who ever knows, in these situations? All I know is that a new member wrote to say they had signed up, and now couldn’t log in. She was just getting a blank screen with a header. Errrgh! Continue reading →