My brother in law once said to me, ‘A little bit of arrogance goes a long way!’
As Allied Health Practitioners in general, we’re a shy, humble bunch which is great however, when it comes to telling the world what we do and who we are, it just doesn’t cut the mustard.
As Allied Health Practice owners we can even more shy which is a problem.
Let me state this very clearly. You’re sole mission and purpose is to lead and inspire you’re team and the wider community, both local and global. That’s it!
That means being the Boss!
For most of us this is a huge fear, right up there with public speaking and heights and the inclination is to run, and fast.
The problem is your team are left floundering, a bit like a ship without a captain.
It’s time to step up, and into your power and be the awesome leader you were meant to be.
I call this ‘Celebratizing’ (a made up word if you’re wondering).
This means stepping into comfortable – uncomfortable and being ok with that.
Here’s how you do it.
First, learn to ‘let go’. The best way to do this is meditation and affirmations and then repeat, repeat, repeat!
Second, find an awesome photo of yourself in business attire, get a friend to take one if you don’t have one, and then get it blown up to at least A2 size. This then goes on the mirror in your bathroom or somewhere else, where you will see it often. Start to fall in love again with YOU. Marcus and Andy from the Wellness Leadership Academy call this +ve delusion.
Third, take that same photo and superimpose it over the front man/woman of a band standing on centre stage looking out at 100,000 adoring fans. ACDC is a good one. Enlarge this and place it next to your solo portrait.
Fourth. Watch what you’re wearing, you’re perfume, cologne, jewelry. Start to dress up even for a regular day at the office. You’re posture will change I guarantee it.
Fifth. Start hanging out with your team one on one. Tell them let’s do our regular mthly catch up at the local coffee shop. With your new found persona or avatar you will naturally be able to connect as boss-practitioner-staff without the lines getting merky.
Sixth. Add a sprinkling of arrogance. Be a bit cocky, those around you will respond positively because they already know you’re a great person.
There are many more steps to celebratizing however, these will get you started. It’s time to become a celebrity of your own show.
Good luck and have fun.
Cheers, Dr. Andrew
About the author:
Dr. Andrew Arnold (Chiropractor) is a Chiropractic Doctor, and Owner, Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. He is also a Wellness Leader Mentor working with the Wellness Leadership Revolution and running his own program, the Million Dollar Wellness Practice. Andrew shares this ownership with his wife, Dr. Linda Wilson.