Episode 67: How to Be the Best Owner, Leader and Executive

Being the best at anything takes commitment to one’s purpose, the ability to confront what is in front of you, and the toughness to remain dedicated regardless of the obstacles you will have to face. For many of us, failure in these areas is self-induced and the rest are simply other considerations that we went along with. In this episode, I want to address YOU as the key element in this equation – you are by far the most important and all the other identifying elements of you as the physical therapy owner, leader, and executive are all built off of: the real YOU, the true YOU, and the once uninhibited YOU (hopefully some of you still are). 

The real YOU has NO self-doubt. The real YOU makes decisions without public opinion. The real YOU knows what’s right and what’s wrong in your HEART. Remember this: having self-confidence is built on keeping small promises to yourself and not breaking them.  

Once upon a time, I was that owner. I thought it was a good idea to run my practice as a democracy and took popular opinion as the path to follow. So many others that I have worked with have fallen into this trap as well over the years. We do this as an attempt to be liked or admired, rather than choosing to do what is right.

Key Take Aways

  • Your personal integrity is the most valuable asset in your entire life. This is who YOU really are in the eyes of those around you and represents what you really stand for.  
  • If you desire to be your own boss and start your own practice, then you have to recognize the difference between you and others. You must keep the power of decision making in your hands. Ask for contributions, bring on others who have complementary skills but hold control by being a leader.
  • Get your schedule under control. You can not think straight when you are running a million miles an hour. Create a 7-day schedule and stick to it.
  • Devote time to your own personal enhancement so you too can be fulfilled. You need to enrich yourself each week so you can give back others.
  • Don’t fall into the trap of group agreement. This isn’t suggesting you don’t collaborate or consult with others or allow them to bring value in assisting you. But, don’t let them sway you from YOUR ideal scene and YOUR vision. Allow them to contribute to you and your cause in a positive way and you in theirs.


If you have any questions or want to learn more about the best strategies for hiring, recruiting, and training the staff for your clinic, schedule a free practice assessment with a coach or contact us directly with questions you may have.


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