I have found the five reasons most practice owners fail and I’d like to share them with you.
Reason #1: They offer simple solutions to complex problems
When you ask yourself, “How do I get more referrals”, “How do I get clients to come back in more frequently”, realize it depends on several factors. There are no good simple solutions. You must have several systems or solutions for each problem. You must be willing to do the complicated things that most people aren’t willing to do.
Reason #2: They perform random acts, and don’t have an organized approach or system
Most veterinarians get up, go to work and take what life throws at them. Successful veterinarians have an organized, systemized approach to business and marketing. Very few people respond to random acts, so make more contacts with your clients and prospective clients to get them to take action.
Reason #3: They have self-imposed limitations
When asked to change, people react in two different ways. They are either driven off since they are more committed to their own beliefs or they change and adapt. The marketplace is constantly changing; therefore, you must also. Never be complacent. Always be looking if there is a better way to do something. Embrace changes.
Reason #4: They are all talk and no action
You must take action and implement. Always develop a systematic plan to implement new strategies. Some owners are just too busy or think a plan is too difficult to implement and never take action. Life is full of people with good intentions. Just because you purchased this course doesn’t mean that you will implement this system, but you’d be crazy not too.
Reason #5: They make poor choices of influence
You can’t overcome the power of association, so be careful of the influencers around you and choose your mentors wisely. Always surround yourself with other go-getters. There is nothing worse than being around people with negative attitudes. That goes for employees also!
Dedicated To Growing Your Veterinary Practice,
Keith Webb, DVM
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