I’m not sure if you are right into TED talks… I love to watch them and there are a few that I go back to watch again and again when seeking some inspiration or energy in my work. Listen at any time, whilst travelling, at home, at the start of your workday. There are lots of different topics you can choose from but I have handpicked 7 that I think can really relate to an allied health practice.
I am hoping you have some downtime put into your calendar over the next week. A time to stop, relax and celebrate the year. Whether you are away from home, or just having a home vacation, I have put together a holiday reading list for you. Even if you have the chance to read or listen to half a book – that is time well spent!
I have often attacked myself on occasions when things perhaps didn't go to plan at work, when something might not have been a worthwhile venture as I had imagined it to be, or when I forget things. Some days we are quite good at getting out the old imaginary punching glove and giving ourselves a good whack in the face with it. Can we be milder on ourselves? Of course, but first, it's a good idea to work out why you are attacking yourself in the first place.
Sometimes we need a lift in life. In the busyness of everything, it can be easy to fall victim to self-doubt, and your inner critic. When this happens, we tend to focus on the negative things, the stress full things, because they gravitate towards us. You can get into these little ruts before you know it, and suddenly things become harder than they need to be. To get the best out of your day, you need to attract the positives. If you are confident in yourself, and motivated, you can seriously get a lot more achieved, and what’s great is you can use this energy to bring others along with you. Your mood is infectious, so let’s make it an inspiring mood. It’s not a bad thing to need a pick me up, sometimes the hard thing is knowing where to find it!
It is very easy to become lost in our negative emotions and self-perceptions at times. Shifting into a management role or into the business world of healthcare can be daunting and requires more than just developing a few business skills. We need to build a vision and infrastructure to support clinical work, as well as self-confidence that can tolerate the ups and downs of private practice. Being happy can help this. Are you happy?
I am not sure if you have a home office, but I certainly do. I think it is essential when you have work and family blend in life. My home office is not anything magnificent but it has all the things I need and a view as well – that is exceptionally handy for my pondering! If you have the space for a home office and are thinking of setting one up or you have one that is not quite right, here are some tips for making it a productive space.
I am not sure if you have noticed the Business IKEA tab on the IKEA website but I sure have and am going to share with you what it is about.
A couple of weeks ago we were inspired with creative storage solutions for your clinic and/or office space via IKEA for business. If you missed it, click here. Today we share funky items for your desk and more public spaces.
I don't always feel like I get a huge amount of time to sit down and read, so when I do have a moment, I am so happy when it turns out to be a great book. Sometimes I read books that develop my business acumen, other times books about being productive, and having a great mind that is calm enough to make great decisions. The rest of the time, it is a good old easy to read the novel. Today, I share with you three of my favourite reads this year.
It is very easy to become lost in our negative emotions and self-perception at times. Shifting into a management role or into the business world of healthcare can be daunting and requires more than just developing a few business skills. We need to build a vision and infrastructure to support clinical work, as well as self-confidence that can tolerate the ups and downs of private practice. Being happy can help this. Are you happy?
Spring is just around the corner, and today, I would like to share 12 tips to spring clean your practice! Don’t worry - you can put the rubber gloves away as we are focusing on freshening up the business side of your practice! You can also download our handy checklist to get ready for your spring clean.
Have you considered entering your local business awards? I can tell you that it was definitely not something that I thought I would ever do when I had first launched my business. Firstly, it took me a while to realise that I was actually running a business – before that, I really didn’t see how I would qualify for any business award category. So, why is this something we should consider?