Getting clear on what you want first for your practice is essential for your success.

A way to get started is for you to storyboard your practice future. What I mean by that is setting a vision for what you actually want your practice to look like. You want to create the practice that you want to own and work in.

What I mean by creating your practice future is to deliberately and with intention go about creating the opportunities for you to have your ideal practice. Decide on how you want your practice to play out. This is like creating a storyboard for a movie.

Walt Disney was one of the 1st people to use storyboarding when he began his animated cartoons back in the 1930s. Since then, every movie is storyboarded and has now even moved into the corporate world. There is storyboarding software out there such as Microsoft PowerPoint, that is readily available so you can storyboard anything.

For you to storyboard and create the movie of your practice, you have to decide exactly what you want to happen. The 1st thing to do is to create an outline for your entire movie. Start at the end and decide in the beginning what the outcome will be. You should decide what you want in each area of your practice.

• Financial turnover and take home profit
• Clinical career
• Location and size
• Look & feel
• Staffing

The next thing is you will conceptualize your plot. We do this by asking ourselves questions to determine any specific goals in each of the above categories.
After you do that you will begin filming. You will create action steps for each goal and begin to live the ideal practice.

As Shakespeare said, “all life is a stage.” Most of us have forgotten that fact. Do not concern yourself about your main players, and who your supporting cast is. Create your stage for YOU and for YOUR practice story. If you do that the rest will fall into place.

You want to see the big picture of the practice you want to own. When you can see the big picture, this will be a tremendous achievement and better yet, it is most exhilarating! Almost everyone that has achieved great success either both financially or personally, had a clear vision of what they wanted their lives to look like.

Clarity is power. If you do not have a vision for your practice you are like a ship drifting on the ocean without any captain to navigate it or give it a destination. Visualize now that you are the captain of your own ship. You now have to map out a destination worthy of what you want.