Episode 72: Do You Know Who to Trust?

Have you ever trusted someone only to find out that they never had your best interests in mind? Did this result in you feeling as if you had been taken advantage of? 

 The definition of betrayal is the violation of a person’s trust or confidence. These experiences can stack up and have long-lasting effects on you, oftentimes altering who you are and how you trust others. This operating basis can be devastating to you on multiple levels leading to problems not only at work but also in your personal life. Many of us have been betrayed or experienced what we consider betrayal at one point or another in life, and the people and situations that contribute to this happening are not going to go away, ever. How you choose to deal with them makes all the difference in the world in terms of overall happiness, stress reduction and practice management.  


  • Consider the violation of trust and betrayal as a stand alone entity. Sometimes what you perceive as a betrayal is not one at all. You may have simply gotten into a relationship or agreement without full understanding of what realistic expectations should be.
  • Next time you sign up for something, or go into a business relationship, make sure you have full understanding of their intentions. What is that they are looking to get out of the relationship? Know the goals and how they plan to measure success within the relationship. Setting expectations for both parties is the first thing you should do.
  • Believe in yourself and listen to your gut/heart. If you ignore the signals that are thrown off, then nothing will change even if you have tools for personal evaluation.
  • Don’t go through life not trusting others. Acquire the skills of personal evaluation and have the discipline to hold yourself accountable to what you are picking up and have the confront to deal with it.
  • Be true to yourself and those you work with by being honest about your own intentions. Know the actions you are looking for to accompany those intentions in order for them to be true. Say something right away if those actions aren’t followed through on.
  • When you address situations swiftly and head on, you will earn the respect and trust of those whom you are engaged with.
  • Evaluate each situation and every person involved as a new case that has nothing to do with previous experiences (good or bad).
  • Management of your personnel and your relationships outside of work is one of the most important skills to have to be successful in life.

At MEG, we focus on ensuring PT Private Practice owners and their staff members are set up for success. You weren’t taught in PT school how to be  a good business owner, or a good manager. MEG Academy gives practice owners the training they need to be successful as a business owner so they can live the life of a practice owner that they imagined for themselves. If you’re interested in learning more about our personnel management training or how to be a better executive, schedule a 1 on 1 demo or a practice assessment to learn how MEG Academy can help you succeed in private practice.

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