What to do if you're working 24/7
Working 24/7? Here's what to do...
Some businesses are lucky enough to experience rapid growth right out of the gate. Fast growth can create its own set of challenges and working 24/7 can become apparent very quickly. These businesses can find themselves constantly trying to play catch-up. The key concern for these businesses is burnout.
We want to introduce you to Alycia. Because she had been growing quickly, she was finding it hard to keep pace. While not a bad problem to have, it’s not usually sustainable.
Alycia's Story about working 24/7
“I started my business to help patients feel better. The business is going great, but lately, I find that I’m spending so much time doing all this business stuff and now I don’t have time to see patients. it’s not as fun as it used to be. I’m beginning to resent being so tied to the business that I can’t enjoy life.”
With the explosion of dermal fillers and other anti-aging products, Dr. Alegra’s practice is currently growing dramatically. She is overworked, overwhelmed, and stressed. It’s all so new to her. She was suddenly hit with all this “business stuff” and doing all sorts of tasks not remotely related to treating patients.
This is probably the most common problem we see. It easy to get overwhelmed with all the things that owners need to do because most professionals aren’t trained to do so. It’s easy to get caught off guard by everything that needs to be done to run a business well.
How We Helped Art
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After we completed this 1 day workshop, we had achieved:
- Alycia’s job descriptions
- Her key employee job descriptions
- Job descriptions for hiring
Following the workshop, we helped Dr. Alegra recruit staff to fill the vacant positions, and we provided software recommendations for automation.
Once the people and systems were in place, Dr. Alegra was able to focus the majority of her time treating patients
Dr. Alegra has a thriving practice, and she has since expanded to two locations. We helped her with her expansion as well. We are thrilled that she is doing well and feeling rewarded.