Dr. Jen Faber

MY MISSION IS SIMPLE...

I help health and wellness professionals avoid burnout by building their practice around their life.

I want to make your practice a lot more successful. Your contribution to the people you serve a lot more significant. And your life a lot more fun.

It’s possible and if you already have a practice or you want to launch your own practice, and you want to do it in a much simpler, easier, and fulfilling way…

…or maybe you want to have more freedom in your practice…without feeling pressured by high volume, high overhead, or high stress...

so you can have a practice AND a life at the same time,

I'd love to show you what's possible.

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 THE 3 Reasons Why You're Spending 12-Hour Days in Practice and Drowning in Busywork 
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There are 3 roadblocks on why you can't build a practice and have a life at the same time...
If you want to have a successful practice...that allows you true freedom, implement this... right now.
Here are the 3 STEPS you must take if you want to get OFF the High Volume Hamster Wheel of Practice 
Watch... see more the video here >> 
And if any of these roadblocks resonate with you then at the end of the video I've got a special invite that I want to share with you.
Don't worry, if you overcome these 3 roadblocks...you'll never have to deal with the high volume pressures of practice ever again 
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Are you living a practice-driven life or a lifestyle-driven practice?
I’ve pondered this question A LOT…
And after learning that burnout is now affecting 50% of people in our industry, I’m confident that this is the most important question any health or wellness professional can ask.
Back... see more in 2009, I was burned out, broke, and lost my love of providing wellness care as a chiropractor. After only two years of doing something I thought I would do forever.
Like so many, I fell into a practice situation that is way too common for a lot of doctors out there. High volume, long hours, tons of stress, and a crappy paycheck.
And if that wasn’t enough, I had no life, because I was always in that practice.
It was at that breaking point that I realized something huge. We’re being told that you’ve gotta work your tail off in practice, so you can eventually make money and then finally have a life.
And I learned all of this…through first trying to fit my vision into what convention is telling us to do in our industry. Spending hours doing marketing screenings, low-balling my prices, trying to schedule anyone and everyone, only to deal with patient turnover…and still left without a paycheck. This vicious cycle led to major (I’m talking MAJOR) burnout, frustration, losing my passion to take care of others, and wanting to give it all up – I was ready to QUIT!
But that’s also when I woke up and reached a tipping point, and I realized that if I didn’t fit in the convention mold, then I had to do the complete opposite of what everyone was telling me I should do.
That's how my lifestyle practice was born...
Watch the video below to learn how designing your lifestyle FIRST is the key to having a thriving practice...
THE PRACTICE-DRIVEN LIFE
It goes something like this…
The typical practice revolves around the idea of EFFORT. The more effort the better… starting up a practice is hard, takes forever, and can be a struggle – but that once the cash finally starts coming in, success, satisfaction and happiness will follow.
We’re told we have to set aside that free time we would spend with our loved ones, hobbies, doing things we enjoy, off to the side, to make our practices happen, so we can get to our life down the road.
This puts your life LAST. Because here’s what happens, most docs spend a ton of money in start-up before even seeing their first patient, only to spend years digging out of the hole of debt.
So then you feel huge pressure to get your practice off of the ground. You’ve just spent a ton of money, and now have to spend a lot of TIME in your practice….and believing that “if I work hard enough,” eventually the money will come. And if I make enough money, that’s when I’m going to have success…
But where’s your life in this picture?
Did you know that what convention is telling you is completely backwards and actually designed for you to fail?!? You’ve actually gotta put your life and your happiness first to be successful. Not chase after success hoping it’ll make you happy.
The same is true in practice.
And one of the biggest keys to being happy is all comes down to living the life you want, and if you’re doing that, you’ll be more successful and have a better practice because of it. It’s not about spending your life in your practice…hoping the rewards will come. It’s about building a practice around YOUR LIFE!
See the irony? Most practice owners are burned out because they see lifestyle as a result, rather than an influence, on the type of practice they’re building.
And it’s a big fat lie because you end up putting the very lifestyle that you want and deserve now on hold for months, years…decades???
So let me tell you WHY this is important for you, because I want to open your eyes on what’s really possible if you leave all that convention behind…
THE LIFESTYLE-DRIVEN PRACTICE
Here’s the truth, at least from my experience, is that the way to build a practice is the exact opposite of what everyone is telling you do to. By actually designing my lifestyle FIRST and fitting my practice into it, is what made it easy, yes actually easy, to build a practice that not only grew quickly (without long days or working weekends), but became really successful – fast.
You can actually have your ideal lifestyle be the engine behind creating the practice you want, not the end result.
So what you first want to do is…
Think about the type of life you want to create first. Rather than getting caught up in what defines success, think about your VISION. What type of life do I want? Why do I even have a practice or want to start one? What fuels me? How will having a practice give me freedom? What will a successful practice allow me to do that I couldn’t before? How will I spend my free time?
When you know the answers to these questions…rather than your practice driving your life, your vision drives it.
That’s the difference. Because if you can focus on your vision, here’s what happens:
It’s easier to create goals for yourself.
You won’t get lost in the busywork of building a practice. You’ll be able to ask yourself at every point, “Is the way I’m building my practice lining up with my life?” If it’s not, there’s your gut check to change direction. If it is, then stay the course.
And all the practice goals that you create for patient numbers, income – you name it – won’t just be stats you feel like you need to it. They’ll be numbers that tap into something much, much bigger…what am I doing it all for?
If you have your vision in place, you can already start to live the life you want and build off of it.
You’ll have control over your life.
If you know your goals and why you want to hit those goals, you have total control over what you’re doing and how you’re building EVERYTHING in your life, including your practice.
In the practice-driven life, we’re attached to things outside of us. What we’ve invested in the practice. How much time we’re spending in it…the pressure, the stress, the endless to-dos to get our practice going. Your practice dictates your life.
But in the lifestyle-driven practice, the control comes from you.
If you know your goals, you have control. If you have control, that means you have the very thing that every practice owner wants. The ability to be your own boss. The ability to CHOOSE how you live and how you work.
And if you have control, then you know how much you’re going to spend, how much time you’re going to put into your practice, you know how much effort it’s going to take to MATCH the vision for your life.
You’ll be successful faster, with less effort.
You read that right. You’ll be happier in your practice because you are putting yourself first. And if you’re happier, you’ll be more successful. Happiness drives your success, not the other way around.
That is how you build a lifestyle practice. If you have the freedom to know what you’re creating and why you’re creating it, you’re already going to have and the ability to build off of, the very lifestyle you want.
So when you’re building a lifestyle practice, you’re building FREEDOM to enjoy your practice and have a life outside of it.
Are you a holistic provider that loves your practice, but feel like you're missing out on life?
==> Join me in my free webinar: "How to Build a Booked Practice WITHOUT Having to Put Your Life on Hold"
In this webinar, you'll learn:
• How to stop burnout, so you can practice without stress.
• How to break out of the conventional practice model, so you can build a practice based off
of what YOU want.
• The NEW method to build a practice around your life, so you can have more freedom.
• The 6-step blueprint to build a booked practice in just a matter of weeks.
==> Reserve Your Seat Here
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I just read this great quote yesterday and wanted to share..."Being brave means choosing fear over comfort every day." - Brene Brown
 
Fear isn't easy. It's not comfortable. It's not safe.
 
But it's where the growth happens. It's where you discover who you really are. It's what challenges you to tap... see more into what you really want out of practice and life.
 
Yesterday I got a really awful email from someone who signed up for one of my free video training series. In the past, I would have let his negativity cut me to the core.
 
Now I brush it off and use it as fuel...as a reminder to put positive energy out there and choose the fear...
 
Every. Single. Day.
 
Every time I've pushed myself out of my comfort zone, I've grown because of it. I've been able to do more, serve more, and live more.
 
What will you do to choose fear over comfort today?Post a comment below and let me know :)Much love,Dr. Jen
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I just read this great quote yesterday and wanted to share..."Being brave means choosing fear over comfort every day." - Brene Brown
 
Fear isn't easy. It's not comfortable. It's not safe.
 
But it's where the growth happens. It's where you discover who you really are. It's what challenges you to tap... see more into what you really want out of practice and life.
 
Yesterday I got a really awful email from someone who signed up for one of my free video training series. In the past, I would have let his negativity cut me to the core.
 
Now I brush it off and use it as fuel...as a reminder to put positive energy out there and choose the fear...
 
Every. Single. Day.
 
Every time I've pushed myself out of my comfort zone, I've grown because of it. I've been able to do more, serve more, and live more.
 
What will you do to choose fear over comfort today?Post a comment below and let me know :)Much love,Dr. Jen
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Holistic providers, CAMs, and all health & wellness professionals are vulnerable to burnout. Just last year, the Mayo Clinic published a shocking study that found burnout rates among health & wellness practitioners exceeded 50%. It too, like the previous... see more study, showed how the problem is significantly getting worse.
There are many, many more studies corroborating these findings, but I think you get the point. The sad reality tells us that burnout rates in our profession have become a full-blown epidemic. 
But what exactly is burnout? What are its symptoms and impacts? Lastly, what are the best ways of overcoming burnout in a practice and transitioning to a successful life? These are the questions this blog answers and I’d love to hear any questions or feedback you may have about overcoming burnout in practice.
Burnout – Definition and Symptoms
In general, burnout is experiencing complete physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion in long-term highly demanding situations. There are lots of symptoms when it comes to burnout and these may include:
Decreased passion for your profession
Lack of time
Lack of motivation
Low energy levels
Being annoyed by your patients rather than wanting to helping them
Being impatient with employees
Always feeling edgy and pressured
Being impatient with your spouse (I know what you’re thinking – this may not necessarily be due to burnout!)
Task overload
Rapid work pace
Sadly, the list can go on and on!
The Impacts of Burnout
Professional Life
In your professional life, burnout affects your quest to build a successful practice and transforms it into a sweatshop hurrying to treat patients as quickly as possible. The quality of your patient relationships nosedive since you’re forced to spend very little time with them. You’re also too emotionally spent to build genuine relationships.
Moreover, the quality of your treatment decreases since time becomes a rare commodity. You also lack the drive and motivation necessary to give your patients 100%.
Perhaps the most noticeable impact of burnout on your profession is the complete lack of passion. Your once-loved profession has now become a huge burden and you begin having doubts about building your practice or even getting into the profession.
Undoubtedly, you began the profession wholeheartedly-devoted to the wellness and care of your patients. It is ironic and surprising that the pendulum now swings to the other extreme. You go to work anxious and stressed. You find your patients bothersome. And your energy levels sink.
However, burnout doesn’t just impact your professional life. As you already know too well, your personal life is greatly affected.
Personal Life
When it comes to your personal life, you simply don’t have one! You’ve become so absorbed in your practice that you have no time for the things or people you love. You may not even remember what are those things that once gave you pleasure in life because it’s been so long!
More importantly, you have no time to take care of yourself. You’re too caught up in building a successful practice that you’ve begun neglecting your own health.
The impact that burnout has on your professional and personal life becomes a reinforcing phenomenon and causes everything in your life to go into freefall.
This is not a way to live your life. But overcoming burnout in your practice is easier said than done. You’ve already asked yourself, “How can I reverse this cycle? How can I achieve the life I want while maintaining a healthy balance?”
To answer this question, you must first understand why these high burnout rates exist.
Failed Conventional Models – The Main Factor in High Burnout Rates
Quite simply, the main reason behind high burnout rates in our profession is the conventional model of running a practice.
Convention tells us that a successful practice is a high-volume practice. If your appointment book is not fully scheduled for the entire day, then you’re doing something wrong. If you don’t use all the resources at your disposal to build your ‘successful’ practice then you’re not on the right track.
You constantly hear the expression ‘You’re either all the way in, or you’re not.’ So we’re told we must work long hours to build a successful practice. That means most practices are open for very long hours including weekends.
Another convention of a high-volume practice means we should supposedly market to anyone and everyone, that we should accept all types of customers since that means more money, right?
But what the conventional model resulted in? Ridiculously long hours, making less than we deserve, far too many patients, and simply feeling like just another cog in the system, feeling like we’re only ‘existing’ and not ‘living.’Earlier this year, Medscape published a report on Burnout and Bias, two important factors affecting the lifestyles of health & wellness professionals. In this report, they referred to the dire effects of burnout. See for yourself:
(source)
Can you relate!?
This is the result of the conventional model. It has completely failed us and has resulted in epidemic rates of burnout, turnover, depression, anxiety, stress and more. But what to do?
Overcoming Burnout in your Practice 
Here are the steps you should take to overcome burnout in your practice:
Buck convention
Change your mindset
Define your lifestyle
BUILD your lifestyle
1. Buck convention!
To overcome burnout in your practice, the first step is understanding how to step out of the box and take a different approach. This means you must buck the conventional way of running your practice.
But convention doesn’t just tell us how to build our practices. It also brings out the naysayers  and critics who will undoubtedly try to keep you bogged down into the ‘conventional’ way of doing things.
It is imperative that you ignore these people! Don’t give their critique any value and, more importantly, don’t let fear of the unknown control you. The status quo has not been working for you so it only makes sense to use a different approach.
The point is, you must stop hanging on to the conventional way of building your practice or else stay stuck in old ways.
2. Change your mindset!
Your beliefs shape you. They guide your thoughts, decisions, and actions. And the wrong beliefs are destructive to your mindset and your practice. Here, you must identify any negative beliefs that are holding you back and remove them once and for all.
Examples include:
Believing you’re not good enough to build a successful practice
Telling yourself you must work long hours to grow your practice
Avoiding the things and people you love since you ‘must’ put everything into your practice
These are just some examples. Find out what your head trash is, and eliminate them once and for all!
3. Define the lifestyle YOU want
Now that you’ve removed self-limiting beliefs, you have a clean slate to work from. Here, you can begin thinking about the lifestyle you really want. Think deeply about this life. Picture it in your mind. What does it look like? Does it look like your life now? Probably not.
Here, you can list certain goals of the lifestyle you seek. Examples include:
I want to work a maximum of 5 hours/day
No work on weekends
I want to run my practice with only certain patients (e.g. pregnant mothers)
I want my afternoons/evenings to be spent with family
I want time to travel for one week per month
Whatever lifestyle elements you want to include, list them! This way, you have a vision to build from.
 4. BUILD your lifestyle practice!
Once you have your lifestyle vision, you can now create a strategy to build this lifestyle. The key to doing this is to build your practice around your lifestyle, not the other way around!
Understand: to overcome burnout in your practice and build the lifestyle you want, your happiness must come first. You must put your needs first which leads to a more effective practice, more satisfied patients, and a more engaged YOU.
If you're dealing with burnout or want to avoid it all together, check out my free PDF guide and video training on "3 Steps to Avoid Burnout in Practice" by clicking here.
Watch my free 35 minute video training to learn...
3 simple steps you can use right now to create more balance between practice and life
My # 1 secret to getting more free time in your life, regardless of how many hours you work in practice.
The mindset trick that will make you instantly feel less burned out! ​
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 THE 3 Reasons Why You're Spending 12-Hour Days in Practice and Drowning in Busywork 
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There are 3 roadblocks on why you can't build a practice and have a life at the same time...
If you want to have a successful practice...that allows you true freedom, implement this... right now.
Here are the 3 STEPS you must take if you want to get OFF the High Volume Hamster Wheel of Practice 
Watch... see more the video here >> 
And if any of these roadblocks resonate with you then at the end of the video I've got a special invite that I want to share with you.
Don't worry, if you overcome these 3 roadblocks...you'll never have to deal with the high volume pressures of practice ever again 
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Are you living a practice-driven life or a lifestyle-driven practice?
I’ve pondered this question A LOT…
And after learning that burnout is now affecting 50% of people in our industry, I’m confident that this is the most important question any health or wellness professional can ask.
Back... see more in 2009, I was burned out, broke, and lost my love of providing wellness care as a chiropractor. After only two years of doing something I thought I would do forever.
Like so many, I fell into a practice situation that is way too common for a lot of doctors out there. High volume, long hours, tons of stress, and a crappy paycheck.
And if that wasn’t enough, I had no life, because I was always in that practice.
It was at that breaking point that I realized something huge. We’re being told that you’ve gotta work your tail off in practice, so you can eventually make money and then finally have a life.
And I learned all of this…through first trying to fit my vision into what convention is telling us to do in our industry. Spending hours doing marketing screenings, low-balling my prices, trying to schedule anyone and everyone, only to deal with patient turnover…and still left without a paycheck. This vicious cycle led to major (I’m talking MAJOR) burnout, frustration, losing my passion to take care of others, and wanting to give it all up – I was ready to QUIT!
But that’s also when I woke up and reached a tipping point, and I realized that if I didn’t fit in the convention mold, then I had to do the complete opposite of what everyone was telling me I should do.
That's how my lifestyle practice was born...
Watch the video below to learn how designing your lifestyle FIRST is the key to having a thriving practice...
THE PRACTICE-DRIVEN LIFE
It goes something like this…
The typical practice revolves around the idea of EFFORT. The more effort the better… starting up a practice is hard, takes forever, and can be a struggle – but that once the cash finally starts coming in, success, satisfaction and happiness will follow.
We’re told we have to set aside that free time we would spend with our loved ones, hobbies, doing things we enjoy, off to the side, to make our practices happen, so we can get to our life down the road.
This puts your life LAST. Because here’s what happens, most docs spend a ton of money in start-up before even seeing their first patient, only to spend years digging out of the hole of debt.
So then you feel huge pressure to get your practice off of the ground. You’ve just spent a ton of money, and now have to spend a lot of TIME in your practice….and believing that “if I work hard enough,” eventually the money will come. And if I make enough money, that’s when I’m going to have success…
But where’s your life in this picture?
Did you know that what convention is telling you is completely backwards and actually designed for you to fail?!? You’ve actually gotta put your life and your happiness first to be successful. Not chase after success hoping it’ll make you happy.
The same is true in practice.
And one of the biggest keys to being happy is all comes down to living the life you want, and if you’re doing that, you’ll be more successful and have a better practice because of it. It’s not about spending your life in your practice…hoping the rewards will come. It’s about building a practice around YOUR LIFE!
See the irony? Most practice owners are burned out because they see lifestyle as a result, rather than an influence, on the type of practice they’re building.
And it’s a big fat lie because you end up putting the very lifestyle that you want and deserve now on hold for months, years…decades???
So let me tell you WHY this is important for you, because I want to open your eyes on what’s really possible if you leave all that convention behind…
THE LIFESTYLE-DRIVEN PRACTICE
Here’s the truth, at least from my experience, is that the way to build a practice is the exact opposite of what everyone is telling you do to. By actually designing my lifestyle FIRST and fitting my practice into it, is what made it easy, yes actually easy, to build a practice that not only grew quickly (without long days or working weekends), but became really successful – fast.
You can actually have your ideal lifestyle be the engine behind creating the practice you want, not the end result.
So what you first want to do is…
Think about the type of life you want to create first. Rather than getting caught up in what defines success, think about your VISION. What type of life do I want? Why do I even have a practice or want to start one? What fuels me? How will having a practice give me freedom? What will a successful practice allow me to do that I couldn’t before? How will I spend my free time?
When you know the answers to these questions…rather than your practice driving your life, your vision drives it.
That’s the difference. Because if you can focus on your vision, here’s what happens:
It’s easier to create goals for yourself.
You won’t get lost in the busywork of building a practice. You’ll be able to ask yourself at every point, “Is the way I’m building my practice lining up with my life?” If it’s not, there’s your gut check to change direction. If it is, then stay the course.
And all the practice goals that you create for patient numbers, income – you name it – won’t just be stats you feel like you need to it. They’ll be numbers that tap into something much, much bigger…what am I doing it all for?
If you have your vision in place, you can already start to live the life you want and build off of it.
You’ll have control over your life.
If you know your goals and why you want to hit those goals, you have total control over what you’re doing and how you’re building EVERYTHING in your life, including your practice.
In the practice-driven life, we’re attached to things outside of us. What we’ve invested in the practice. How much time we’re spending in it…the pressure, the stress, the endless to-dos to get our practice going. Your practice dictates your life.
But in the lifestyle-driven practice, the control comes from you.
If you know your goals, you have control. If you have control, that means you have the very thing that every practice owner wants. The ability to be your own boss. The ability to CHOOSE how you live and how you work.
And if you have control, then you know how much you’re going to spend, how much time you’re going to put into your practice, you know how much effort it’s going to take to MATCH the vision for your life.
You’ll be successful faster, with less effort.
You read that right. You’ll be happier in your practice because you are putting yourself first. And if you’re happier, you’ll be more successful. Happiness drives your success, not the other way around.
That is how you build a lifestyle practice. If you have the freedom to know what you’re creating and why you’re creating it, you’re already going to have and the ability to build off of, the very lifestyle you want.
So when you’re building a lifestyle practice, you’re building FREEDOM to enjoy your practice and have a life outside of it.
Are you a holistic provider that loves your practice, but feel like you're missing out on life?
==> Join me in my free webinar: "How to Build a Booked Practice WITHOUT Having to Put Your Life on Hold"
In this webinar, you'll learn:
• How to stop burnout, so you can practice without stress.
• How to break out of the conventional practice model, so you can build a practice based off
of what YOU want.
• The NEW method to build a practice around your life, so you can have more freedom.
• The 6-step blueprint to build a booked practice in just a matter of weeks.
==> Reserve Your Seat Here
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I just read this great quote yesterday and wanted to share..."Being brave means choosing fear over comfort every day." - Brene Brown
 
Fear isn't easy. It's not comfortable. It's not safe.
 
But it's where the growth happens. It's where you discover who you really are. It's what challenges you to tap... see more into what you really want out of practice and life.
 
Yesterday I got a really awful email from someone who signed up for one of my free video training series. In the past, I would have let his negativity cut me to the core.
 
Now I brush it off and use it as fuel...as a reminder to put positive energy out there and choose the fear...
 
Every. Single. Day.
 
Every time I've pushed myself out of my comfort zone, I've grown because of it. I've been able to do more, serve more, and live more.
 
What will you do to choose fear over comfort today?Post a comment below and let me know :)Much love,Dr. Jen
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I just read this great quote yesterday and wanted to share..."Being brave means choosing fear over comfort every day." - Brene Brown
 
Fear isn't easy. It's not comfortable. It's not safe.
 
But it's where the growth happens. It's where you discover who you really are. It's what challenges you to tap... see more into what you really want out of practice and life.
 
Yesterday I got a really awful email from someone who signed up for one of my free video training series. In the past, I would have let his negativity cut me to the core.
 
Now I brush it off and use it as fuel...as a reminder to put positive energy out there and choose the fear...
 
Every. Single. Day.
 
Every time I've pushed myself out of my comfort zone, I've grown because of it. I've been able to do more, serve more, and live more.
 
What will you do to choose fear over comfort today?Post a comment below and let me know :)Much love,Dr. Jen
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Holistic providers, CAMs, and all health & wellness professionals are vulnerable to burnout. Just last year, the Mayo Clinic published a shocking study that found burnout rates among health & wellness practitioners exceeded 50%. It too, like the previous... see more study, showed how the problem is significantly getting worse.
There are many, many more studies corroborating these findings, but I think you get the point. The sad reality tells us that burnout rates in our profession have become a full-blown epidemic. 
But what exactly is burnout? What are its symptoms and impacts? Lastly, what are the best ways of overcoming burnout in a practice and transitioning to a successful life? These are the questions this blog answers and I’d love to hear any questions or feedback you may have about overcoming burnout in practice.
Burnout – Definition and Symptoms
In general, burnout is experiencing complete physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion in long-term highly demanding situations. There are lots of symptoms when it comes to burnout and these may include:
Decreased passion for your profession
Lack of time
Lack of motivation
Low energy levels
Being annoyed by your patients rather than wanting to helping them
Being impatient with employees
Always feeling edgy and pressured
Being impatient with your spouse (I know what you’re thinking – this may not necessarily be due to burnout!)
Task overload
Rapid work pace
Sadly, the list can go on and on!
The Impacts of Burnout
Professional Life
In your professional life, burnout affects your quest to build a successful practice and transforms it into a sweatshop hurrying to treat patients as quickly as possible. The quality of your patient relationships nosedive since you’re forced to spend very little time with them. You’re also too emotionally spent to build genuine relationships.
Moreover, the quality of your treatment decreases since time becomes a rare commodity. You also lack the drive and motivation necessary to give your patients 100%.
Perhaps the most noticeable impact of burnout on your profession is the complete lack of passion. Your once-loved profession has now become a huge burden and you begin having doubts about building your practice or even getting into the profession.
Undoubtedly, you began the profession wholeheartedly-devoted to the wellness and care of your patients. It is ironic and surprising that the pendulum now swings to the other extreme. You go to work anxious and stressed. You find your patients bothersome. And your energy levels sink.
However, burnout doesn’t just impact your professional life. As you already know too well, your personal life is greatly affected.
Personal Life
When it comes to your personal life, you simply don’t have one! You’ve become so absorbed in your practice that you have no time for the things or people you love. You may not even remember what are those things that once gave you pleasure in life because it’s been so long!
More importantly, you have no time to take care of yourself. You’re too caught up in building a successful practice that you’ve begun neglecting your own health.
The impact that burnout has on your professional and personal life becomes a reinforcing phenomenon and causes everything in your life to go into freefall.
This is not a way to live your life. But overcoming burnout in your practice is easier said than done. You’ve already asked yourself, “How can I reverse this cycle? How can I achieve the life I want while maintaining a healthy balance?”
To answer this question, you must first understand why these high burnout rates exist.
Failed Conventional Models – The Main Factor in High Burnout Rates
Quite simply, the main reason behind high burnout rates in our profession is the conventional model of running a practice.
Convention tells us that a successful practice is a high-volume practice. If your appointment book is not fully scheduled for the entire day, then you’re doing something wrong. If you don’t use all the resources at your disposal to build your ‘successful’ practice then you’re not on the right track.
You constantly hear the expression ‘You’re either all the way in, or you’re not.’ So we’re told we must work long hours to build a successful practice. That means most practices are open for very long hours including weekends.
Another convention of a high-volume practice means we should supposedly market to anyone and everyone, that we should accept all types of customers since that means more money, right?
But what the conventional model resulted in? Ridiculously long hours, making less than we deserve, far too many patients, and simply feeling like just another cog in the system, feeling like we’re only ‘existing’ and not ‘living.’Earlier this year, Medscape published a report on Burnout and Bias, two important factors affecting the lifestyles of health & wellness professionals. In this report, they referred to the dire effects of burnout. See for yourself:
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Can you relate!?
This is the result of the conventional model. It has completely failed us and has resulted in epidemic rates of burnout, turnover, depression, anxiety, stress and more. But what to do?
Overcoming Burnout in your Practice 
Here are the steps you should take to overcome burnout in your practice:
Buck convention
Change your mindset
Define your lifestyle
BUILD your lifestyle
1. Buck convention!
To overcome burnout in your practice, the first step is understanding how to step out of the box and take a different approach. This means you must buck the conventional way of running your practice.
But convention doesn’t just tell us how to build our practices. It also brings out the naysayers  and critics who will undoubtedly try to keep you bogged down into the ‘conventional’ way of doing things.
It is imperative that you ignore these people! Don’t give their critique any value and, more importantly, don’t let fear of the unknown control you. The status quo has not been working for you so it only makes sense to use a different approach.
The point is, you must stop hanging on to the conventional way of building your practice or else stay stuck in old ways.
2. Change your mindset!
Your beliefs shape you. They guide your thoughts, decisions, and actions. And the wrong beliefs are destructive to your mindset and your practice. Here, you must identify any negative beliefs that are holding you back and remove them once and for all.
Examples include:
Believing you’re not good enough to build a successful practice
Telling yourself you must work long hours to grow your practice
Avoiding the things and people you love since you ‘must’ put everything into your practice
These are just some examples. Find out what your head trash is, and eliminate them once and for all!
3. Define the lifestyle YOU want
Now that you’ve removed self-limiting beliefs, you have a clean slate to work from. Here, you can begin thinking about the lifestyle you really want. Think deeply about this life. Picture it in your mind. What does it look like? Does it look like your life now? Probably not.
Here, you can list certain goals of the lifestyle you seek. Examples include:
I want to work a maximum of 5 hours/day
No work on weekends
I want to run my practice with only certain patients (e.g. pregnant mothers)
I want my afternoons/evenings to be spent with family
I want time to travel for one week per month
Whatever lifestyle elements you want to include, list them! This way, you have a vision to build from.
 4. BUILD your lifestyle practice!
Once you have your lifestyle vision, you can now create a strategy to build this lifestyle. The key to doing this is to build your practice around your lifestyle, not the other way around!
Understand: to overcome burnout in your practice and build the lifestyle you want, your happiness must come first. You must put your needs first which leads to a more effective practice, more satisfied patients, and a more engaged YOU.
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