Balancing Practice and Creativity
One of the most important things we can do as our practice grows, especially if we are running things solo, is to keep perspective on all of the moving pieces. Every healthy practice has different components, even if it's only one person running each.
There's growth, client success, caretaking of the practice itself, continued education, and more components depending on what you're focused on in practices. It's imperative that we stay connected to a system that works for our lifestyle and the personal demands to keep our family, friends, and social graces in check.
From time to time, I go off on a tangent and will work for three days straight creating content. A creative wave comes over me, and I can't see straight until I get it all out on paper. It takes me over, kind of like standing in the middle of a hurricane. ⛈️
Even if I wanted to dodge it or protect myself from it, the wind seems to knock me whichever direction is necessary for the storm to pass. When I'm in one of these creative waves, that's when I have to give myself the space and time to just move through it and know that it will pass. I need to give myself space so that whatever result is on the other end of it comes through as clearly and completely as possible.
Thank goodness for the quiet times, too which offer an opportunity to focus on our systems, ensuring that we run things as efficiently as possible and minimize any chaos. By doing so, we'll be better prepared for the next storm that comes our way. Essentially, investing time in maintaining order during quiet times helps to create a strong foundation that can withstand the challenges of busier times, giving us the confidence to navigate through them with ease.
These days, practicing is for sure the easy part. I'm creating a lot in this world, and when I go to my office to provide chiropractic care, I literally say out loud, I'm so grateful to be here. This is the part that is fun and effortless. 🥰
I promise you, if you follow the ways of the StaffLESS Practice Success System, you will get there. Be sure to visit our Facebook Group often for our latest tips!
Below you'll find a video of me sharing the three pillars of the Staff's Practice Success System with our community. 👇
To say that organization is my jam is an understatement. However, I never feel organized. I spend more time throughout my day organizing than anything else, whether it's the kitchen sink, my bathroom, my date book, my school content, or my student accountability boards. ✅
Organization is always front and center. At this point, I know myself so well with organization that I can usually say when I'm trying to find something... where would I put it? ...and that's usually where it is.
That's how dependable my organization systems are.
However, for some reason, I always feel like I need to recreate, reorganize, or re-optimize whatever system I'm trying to lean on. This struggle is real and it continues day in and day out, no matter how much I try to change it. And that's part of the process of having a lot going on. I could very easily simplify my life, do a lot less in this world, serve a lot less, and be a lot less. However, not the cards that I was dealt. So, needless to say, I need organization tools like I need air.
The tricky thing about organization tools is that different people need different things. Some people need paper, some people need apps on their phone, and others need a combination of the two. You have to figure out what works best for you and the way that you move through the world and make it work for you. 🤔
When you do have a team, if you get to that point, or if you're already there, you're going to have to figure out ways to not only keep yourself organized but keep your team members aware of your organization systems and be connected to their ways of keeping themselves organized too. 🧩
It gets tricky and multifaceted and overwhelming at times. However, if you take it one step at a time and follow my lead on programs that really work well for all different kinds of learning styles, you will get there.
There are some people who seem like they've completely got their act together when it comes to being organized. And then, I'll notice that they have a tendency to show up 15 minutes late for meetings, or they can never remember my name or they forget what context we know each other.
You really can't judge a book by its cover when it comes to organization. The bottom line is you've got to figure out what works best for you, and everybody is going to have a system or a path to lock down that suits their mindset.💭
Discover your system, your path to organization, and let it lead you to creating more and serving more.
Here is a LIVE from our FB Group on my fav. organization tools: