If your therapy practice were a car, who’s driving?
If your therapy practice is a vehicle, are you an owner, a driver or a passenger?
Owning a Car
As the owner, you have the freedom to go where you want to go, when you want. You can be flexible because you have the luxury of holding the keys.
To get the car, you need to make an investment. You decide whether you want a limo or a banger. That investment repays you over the life of the car, and you may be able to recover some of the cost when you let it go to a new owner. You also have to pay for petrol, repairs, tax and insurance, keep it roadworthy and compliant with the law. For many people, the advantages of owning a car outweigh the disadvantages. For others, they don’t.
Hiring or renting or borrowing a car
If you don’t have one of your own, or if you go abroad, you may decide to rent or borrow a car. You still have many of the advantages of being the driver, without some of the disadvantages of being an owner. On the other hand, you can rent or borrow only as long as someone is willing to provide you with a car.
A car cannot move without a driver to drive it. You could go so far as to say that it has no purpose without a driver to drive it!
Passenger In Someone Else’s Car
There are a lot of advantages to being a passenger. It’s nice to sit back and be driven. You can admire the scenery, have a snooze or read the paper. On the other hand, a passenger has little or no control or choice. Where the car goes, so does the passenger.
A therapy practice is a bit like a vehicle through which you provide therapy services to your clients. Like the car, a practice needs someone to drive it. You get to decide how involved you get in taking ownership or driving your practice.
You may take charge and shape the practice the way you want it. Or you may work in a practice in which others take the lead, making decisions and implementing them. It is a question of choice. Each choice has its advantages and disadvantages. And there is no one right choice. You get to choose what’s right for you, for where you are right now, and for where you want to get to. My wish for you is that you decide what is right for you and go for that.
If I can help you to make that choice, or to help you to move more in the direction of your choice, I’d be glad to do so. Contact me here for your free 20 minute consultation, or avail of my summer offer of four one hour sessions for €240.