062: The Importance of Having Solid Business Systems in Your Practice

When you step into the office each morning, do you feel like the commander-in-chief or the coordinator of chaos? Day-to-day activities can get crazy in about sixty seconds flat for any wellness practitioner. So, when patient files are flying, you’ve got urgent phone calls to return and the next patient has been waiting too long, something needs to change.

Our tendency is to play ‘whack-a-mole’ as we try to manage the urgent situations as best as we can. But sadly, this isn’t going to address the real underlying problem: a lack of effective business systems.

Now, before you tune me out, there’s more to the story. Systems, also known as internal procedures or processes, shouldn’t be considered dirty words. Instead, I’d like to propose that they can be your new business bestie’s, helping you streamline everything you do and creating a business that runs as smoooooth as butter.

In truth, business systems will help make your life at work feel more grounded and stable, just like the foundation of a house. If it’s weak, wobbly, and unstable, the walls, ceiling and floors will be as well. And who wants that???

I’ll be talking you through the four stages of business systems (you’ll find yourself in one of them I guarantee!) and then give you some super easy steps to begin creating your own.

Whether you’re in survival mode, or you’re a practitioner who wants to continue building a thriving practice, we’ll identify where you’re at in the system-building process and talk about how you can work through any kinks you have with your own procedures. This episode has some serious GOLD in it!


Gold Nuggets

  • (2:29) Framing systems in terms of your business or niche.
  • (6:27) Why you absolutely need business systems to keep the day-to-day operations going.
  • (9:34) One of my top favorite books of this year about integrating systems and the four different stages each business owner goes through.
  • (23:18) The top three things all business owners want.
  • (25:01) What creating systems can do for your both your professional and personal life.


Links Mentioned In This Episode

Systemology by David Jenyans

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Hi, I’m Ronda Nelson and I help wellness practitioners grow thriving, profitable practices that allow them to work with ease, live a life they love and make an income they can be proud of.

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