Over the years we’ve learned a lot by observing the way Big Practices are structured. For many, many years it was thought that in order to see a lot of people you needed to have your office doors open 5-6 days a week and work 50-60 hours a week.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Think about this for a minute. Let’s say your open 35 hours a week and you’re seeing 150 patient visits a week…this is considered a moderately sized practice.
Now, let’s say it takes you about 5 minutes to adjust each person.
If you multiply the number of minutes (5) times the number of patient visits (150) your total comes to 750 minutes…or 12.5 hours.
Now the part where you might be slapping yourself.
What the heck are you doing the other 22.5 hours of the week?!!
You see, many people keep their office doors open 35 hours a week and what I found was that these people are wasting so much of their precious time.
Time is the one thing you cannot negotiate. It is, in my opinion, our most precious commodity. Everyone only has 24 hours in a day, and we’ve gotta spend some time with our friends & family, at least 6 hours sleeping and some time relaxing.
So, I recommend that you cut back your hours. You can switch from being open 35 hours a week to being open 25 hours a week…and you may find yourself still sitting around, twiddling your thumbs…so we recommend resetting your hours again 4 months later to 20 hours a week…and then finally to 19 hours a week!
You can spend 14 hours a week adjusting patients and 5 hours a week doing your Report of Findings.
Now, just because you’re only working 19 hours a week doesn’t mean you’re not working on your business…but that’s just it…instead of working “IN” your business, the minimum hours that you’ll be open allows you to work “ON” your business.
Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll get to spend more time with my family and loved ones.
Most Chiropractors and business owners in general, spend more time than necessary working “IN” their business rather than “ON” it.
This is the number one reason why many chiropractic practices continue to grow year after year!
So, if you’re still caught in the time trap of working 35-40 hours per week, then you need to cut yourself loose and cut your hours back.
I know, I know, “Your patients won’t accept the change. Your patients already think you’re not open enough. Your patients will drop out of care….blah, blah, blah…
Now that you are working less, what are you going to do with your free time?
How about making more money?
If you’d be interested in making more money, what about hiring another Chiropractor to help you grow your business? It will save you time and help you make more money, while helping you grow your business at the same time.
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