What is the pathway to success in practice? First, let’s look at what it is not;

Many of the practitioners are not achieving the success in practice they desire… and deserve. They do not achieve what they want because of one or more of the following 5 reasons:

1. They don’t know what they want. If you do not know where you are going, how do you know when you have arrived? The practitioner who does not have a clear picture as to what goals they have for their practice and their life, will find it very difficult to achieve them.

A practice coaching program offers practitioners direction and supports them in realising their vision for what it is that they want. This is the first step to practice success.

2. They don’t know how to get there. Many practitioners do have goals, however, many of them are not taking the necessary actions to achieve those goals, because they do not know what those action steps are. They have neither a strategic or a tactical plan for achieving the goals that they desire for their personal, professional and practice life.

A practice coaching program supports people in realising the plan for how to get there. This Is
the second step to practice success.

3. They don’t believe they can get there. Many people relegate their goals or dreams to hopes or fantasies, simply because they don’t believe in themselves enough to achieve or realise those goals within their life.

A practice coaching program offers individuals the support as well as the strategic and tactical plans for assisting them in realising the capacity to achieve their goals. This is the third step to practice success.

4. They do not take the necessary action. There are many people who know what they want, they even know how to get there and believe that it is possible to get there… however, when it comes to taking action, they find themselves procrastinating and therefore not moving forward.

They don’t try, for many reasons, the greatest of those being the fear of failure, the fear of ridicule and the fear of success.

Having a mentor or coach helps you address these fears, overcoming them… and the accountability aspect ensures that not only that they try what is necessary, but they take the right action and achieve the results that they desire.

Being part of a team leads you to action–right action–and therefore gets you the right results.

If you don’t have everything you desire in practice or life, if you have been too busy to have the balance you want, or not busy enough and would like more than you currently have… stop procrastinating on making the choice that will catapult you to the success and quality of life you desire… no, that you deserve.

This is the fourth step to practice success.

5. They try and fail. Many practitioners do take action, often times, it is the wrong action, or at the wrong time or applied incorrectly. In these situations, it is not that success in practice will not be forthcoming, rather, that it is only moments away.

For the practitioners who do not achieve what they want, it is because they have not persisted, persevered or maintained the necessary discipline to achieve what is truly possible for them.

A practice coaching program offers the support process to ensure that, not only do they take the necessary action at the right time in the right way, but that they persist as is necessary, maintain the required personal discipline to achieve the inevitable outcome… realisation of the goals that they set for themselves.

This is the final step to practice success.

As you can see, a practice coaching program is one of the necessary pathways to success in practice. However, a practice coaching program alone is not enough... there is the “Price of Success.” A price that you must pay… and success in practice comes to those who are willing to pay the price.

The price of success may be described by two different methodologies.

Success Methodology 1 - Trial and Error. Trial and error, also known as the school of hard knocks, is the practitioner who does it alone, learning through mistakes and errors, but over time, through persistence, perseverance and discipline they achieve the outcomes they desire.

Many practitioners, who have achieved greatness, have come via this pathway. However, if you’d ask these successful practitioners as to their preference over this methodology of learning or the one I am about to discuss in a moment, the latter will always be their preference.

The reason? Trial and error is very expensive, time consuming… it is difficult, long and painful. For many, trial and error results in disillusionment, frustration and giving up on a person’s dreams. A person who does not give up easily may succeed in this pathway to success, however, many people give up far before they achieve success, making this one of the most difficult paths to success.

In fact, with such a small percentage of people achieving success in practice; including practitioners, it is self-evident that most people are utilising this method, failing and not achieving their potential. In essence, the price is too high and the sacrifice too great, and the majority of people satisfy themselves with the status quo, hoping for something greater… some day!

As I said, some do defy the odds and achieve practice success, but each of those would express that they wished they had taken an easier route and had known what they know now or had had a mentor to teach them the pitfalls, challenges and obstacles… what to avoid.

Methodology 2 - Mentorship and Coaching. If trial and error is the school of hard knocks, then mentorship and coaching is the school of prior learning. Ultimately, this route is less painful, faster, easier… and anyone can enrol.

The value behind mentoring and coaching is that graduation to achieving the success that the people desire is reached without the heavy toll of trial and error and the success rate is much, much higher. Not only this, but it requires a fraction of the cost, the cost in money, time, energy and emotional investment that trial and error has attached to it.

While mentoring and coaching may come at a cost, it is nothing compared to the price you pay for ignorance, naivety as well as lost time and opportunities.

A mentor of mine once shared with me this powerful insight, “Free advice is always worth what it costs, but good advice is almost always never free.” Les Brown puts it this way, “Information costs but it pays for itself.”

I want you to succeed and that is why I am sharing this information with you.

Author's Bio: 

The Practice Mastery Institute is a learning institute specifically for health care businesses. A practice-coaching program supports people in realising the plan for how to get there. For more information on a coaching program guaranteed to bring your practice success go to http://www.practicemastery.com.au.