How to Sharpen Your Theraprenuer Saw
Theraprenuer Wannabe: “I really am burned out and fed up with working for the man. If I had more business skills and knowledge, I would start my own therapy practice. God just didn’t bless me with a business mind. I mean, I can’t even do long division. It’s hopeless, so I guess I will just stay where I am.”
Actual Theraprenuer: “Have you thought about reading a few good books? I can recommend some that will get you started. I hear Scott Harmon has a good podcast and website that you can check out. I remember when I first started out. I didn’t know much, but I have learned a ton about business since I started my clinic.”
Theraprenuer Wannabe: “Yeah, but that’s you. You have a knack for that stuff. Not me. I’m hopeless. I can’t go back to school to get a business degree.”
Actual Therapreneur: “You don’t have to get a business degree. That would actually be a stupid thing to do. There is so much good information on the internet. Plus, by reading a few really good books about business you could give it a go and get out of the rut you are in. You know, a lot of these big time business people never went to business school.”
Therapreneur Wanabe: “You really think I could give it a go? Yeah, maybe so. Imagine me…therapy practice owner. How cool would that be? No more working for the man. What did you say the name of that podcast was?”
OK, this was a fabricated conversation, but I am sure it has happened. Therapists who are riding the fence about starting a private practice are simply struggling with initiative. This is why I created this episode.
After I read a few articles about specific traits and characteristics that entrepreneurs tend to have, I wanted to expand on them and filter them through the lens of a therapy business owner. I also give a few book recommendations and a music review of therapy songs I recently came across on Youtube.
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Here is some of what I cover in this episode:
3 Must Read Books
The “One Thing” that should motivate you
What type of Mindset should a Therapreneur have?
Specific Traits of a Therapreneur
OT and PT Songs – Hey, what about Speech songs?
The Enneagram Personality Test – How do Therapreneurs score on it?
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