What sets apart successful nurse practitioner (NP) entrepreneurs from those who just never really make it? This may be one question that constantly pops up when you are thinking about starting your own medical practice. Whether you wish to go into telemedicine, women’s health, psychiatry or any other niche, there’s bound to be a lot of hard work ahead of you, and you will need lots of motivation to see it through.
The good news is, if you have a good reason for starting on this entrepreneurial endeavor and are committed to making it work, success will be yours sooner or later. In this article, we share with you more about what makes successful NP entrepreneurs!
It’s All About Your Personal Reason
Despite all the resources, time and effort you will have to put in, the most important thing is to truly focus on your personal reason for embarking on this endeavor. Ask yourself a few questions. Why are you starting this business? Why are you trying to grow your business? Why are you trying to scale? In order to build a successful medical practice, you have to know why you are doing it. Most of the time, that reason is very personal.
It could be that you are in the medical field and have encountered systems that didn’t work in your previous places of employment. Hence, you want to help your community get healthier one patient at a time, utilizing a system that actually works, or it could be financial, where you are trying to make enough money so you can finally quit your day job. It could even be about your family – for instance, you may wish to start a telemedicine practice so you can have a better work-life balance, allowing you to be there for family more often.
Stay Focused Through Constant Reminders
There’s no right or wrong answer, but you really need to discover that reason for yourself and let it be your motivation. One helpful way of staying focused is to write it down. You need to post it in your office, on your fridge, in your car, and have it everywhere as a constant reminder throughout the day.
It’s a powerful way of never letting yourself forget why it’s so important to you, and why you must make it succeed. Consider making a dream board to stick in your office or the place you work in most often.
Making Time to Work on Your Goals
Instead of going into this endeavor with the intention to “see how things go” or that “it is what it is”, you want to have a clear intention of what you want to accomplish. One of the secrets of being a successful nurse practitioner entrepreneur is making time to work towards your goals.
Do you find yourself getting out of bed dreading what you have to do? Do you find that your reason for doing it is not sufficient to spur you into action? Ask yourself: why is this a priority? When you have answered these questions to your satisfaction, you will find yourself doing what you need to do happily.
Make sure all your desires are aligned with your life goals and everything you envision for your future. If it matters to you, you will make time to do it, regardless of what else is going on in your life. Whether you need to engage help to look after the kids or take a few days off from your day job, you will find time. Conversely, if you constantly find yourself making excuses not to do things, this could be a sign that you are not as dedicated to your endeavor as you thought.
Staying Focused Leads to Success
Throughout it all, make sure you know the number one reason for why you are doing what you are doing. Write it down, hang it up, and keep that as your focus. Whether it’s to give your family a better life or enact positive change in your community, that is what will lead you to success because you are going to be so focused on why you are doing it.
Although it may take time to get things off the ground, staying focused is what sets apart successful NP entrepreneurs from the rest.
Match with A Collaborating Physician Who Can Help Your Endeavor
In order for your nurse practitioner entrepreneurial endeavor to really take off, you may want to engage a suitable collaborating physician to work with you. At Collaborating Docs, we can match you with a collaborating physician in your niche within 14 days. We welcome you to get in touch with us to schedule a Zoom call for a free quote and browse through our client testimonials for some great reasons to engage our services!