It is very easy to be the victim of circumstance, complain about it and yet do nothing. When we have absolutely no control we can still choose to make the best of a bad situation. There are, however, a lot of things in our control.
Below are two things to think about. As we are about to run our Managing Associates and Staff workshops this month we’ve given extra focus to this area.
Challenge  your mindset and beliefs
We are great believers that one’s mindset has a lot to do with one’s success.


Your mindset is your collection of thoughts and beliefs that shape your thought habits. Your thought habits affect how you think, what you feel, and what you do.
The start to choosing to change is noticing your mindset and beliefs and challenging those.
Just because you believe something, it does not necessarily make it true. Maybe you believe it’s difficult or impossible to engage team members…why then are there so many practices who have great team members?
Which of your beliefs and thought habits are holding you back?
Replace reacting with proacting
Many practitioners who contact us feel like they just can’t escape the constant firefighting. The reality is is that there is always going to be the ‘unexpected’ or ‘out of the ordinary’ things to deal with.
Often one also knows what needs to be done to make you more efficient – that might mean managing your time better, getting up earlier, putting better systems in place or spending more time with your team members.
One of the most common ‘reactions’ practice owners have is to poor performing team members. Poor performance can only be a result of four different things – either the person doesn’t know what is expected; they don’t know that they are not meeting expectations; they can’t meet expectations or they won’t.


There are proactive steps one can take to avoid falling into the four traps above. If you have poor performing team members what could you have done differently to get different results?

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