There is no step-by-step blueprint for success as an entrepreneur. If someone says there is, then they are selling you something UNREALISTIC. I guarantee it. I don’t guarantee after you take one of our courses you will be successful, I can’t do that because your success is dependent on HUNDREDS of factors outside of my control, and even outside of your own control. Our courses provide a BLUEPRINT on how to build a practice that is designed for success, but the success of your business is ultimately up to you. So, what is ONE factor that ALL successful entrepreneurs have in common?
THEY KEEP GOING.
That is right, they just keep going. They don’t give up.
It is seriously that simple. There is not one other factor that all successful entrepreneurs share outside of PERSISTENCE. Remember, persistence separates the successful nurse practitioners from the ones that are not.
I haven’t spoken about this topic in quite a while, so I thought it would be a good time to seeing the new year is approaching and what perfect time to begin planning for an AWESOME 2023?
Listen, unforeseen events WILL happen during your entrepreneurial journey. It doesn’t matter if you are starting from scratch or operate a million-dollar practice… events that you never even imagined or prepared for HAPPEN. This is part of the game, and honestly, it is part of the fun.
Vendors will come and go.
You will run out of various medications and supplies at the worst possible times.
You will be running on a skeleton budget at times.
You will lie awake in the middle of the night with your mind racing about everything that needs to get done.
You will try new things that will ultimately FAIL.
You will try new things that become a SUCCESS.
You might find employees stealing from you.
You will have patients drop off.
You will have slow months and you will have busy months.
Essentially, problems WILL happen in your business. If business was easy, then everyone would be doing it (even though it is pretty easy in all reality, you just need to have the fortitude to get through difficult times, which many people don’t have).
Most people just roll over and give up when adversity strikes. This is not only relevant to business, but many events in life. What separates those that succeed and those that don’t is simply NOT GIVING UP. All you need to do is to KEEP GOING. You only FAIL when you give up. You do not FAIL if you keep going.
Here is a story about a guy I know who recently sold his business for $60 million:
This man was interested in starting a financial tracking software system that is applicable to financial institutions. He had this great idea but just needed to execute it. He knew how to do the programming and setup the software, but he wasn’t sure how to actually setup the business.
He started his first company in 2013, it failed.
He started a second company in 2015, it failed.
He started a third company in 2017, it failed.
He started a fourth company in 2019, it became successful.
Over the past 3 years, he finally was able to gain the steam he needed to get his software out on the open market. By the fourth time though, he had learned from all the mistakes he made previously. He was able to fix those issues and his new business was more streamlined.
To make a long story short, he was approached from multiple individuals wanting to buy his company and the software he developed. He cashed out with $60 million because of one reason: HE KEPT GOING! He didn’t give up… If he had given up the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd try, he would still be miserable working for someone else…
The same can be said for the nurse practitioner who wants to open their own practice or grow their current practice to new heights. There is no difference…
You will try and sometimes you will fail.
You will try, and sometimes you will succeed.
The difference between the two is simply getting back up and continuing to push forward. To just KEEP GOING! Seriously, that is it!
I couldn’t tell you how many times I wanted to give up… Seriously, there were times that I was inches away from throwing the towel in when I first got started building my men’s health clinic and medical cannabis clinic.
The anxiety became overwhelming.
The fear was getting to me.
The frustration from things not going the way I had planned was really eating at me.
The tiredness of working full time AND starting my businesses was affecting my health.
And so forth and so forth…
But I didn’t give in to the temptation of quitting and saying “I will just keep working for others and be happy with the peanuts left over. I should just be thankful for the opportunity to work!” Instead, I said, “screw it!” and kept pushing forward. That was 4 years ago. Look where I am at today… a millionaire nurse practitioner entrepreneur (who has made A LOT of mistakes!). There is absolutely ZERO chance I would be where I am at today if I had given up. NO WAY! You cannot build real wealth being an employed nurse practitioner… the only way is to start your own business.
So again, the one attribute that all successful entrepreneurs have in common is this: THEY KEEP GOING!
Of course, you also need to have a good business idea, an identified target market, not too much competition, and some good luck, but some of those are out of your control while others are not. The biggest thing you need to hammer into your mind though as you continue down your nurse practitioner entrepreneurial journey is to just keep going. To NEVER give up!
It might take 6 months to become successful, or it might take 2 years… You just will never know until you begin down the path. But you must make a pact with yourself right now, regardless of if you are starting a new practice or planning on growing your current one, that YOU WILL KEEP GOING! Seriously, make this promise to yourself right now. Promise yourself you will not give up and that you will keep going through the bad and good times. If you do this, you will succeed! I guarantee it 😊
Now, begin planning to make 2023 the best year ever by not quitting. Just KEEP GOING!