Monthly Round Up Of Posts: January 2019

Monthly Round Up Of Posts: January 2019

And just like that January is wrapped up! 2019 certainly started off with a bang. Some phenomenal guests were featured on the podcast and we spoke about everything from having a morning routine to how you can make sure you are always making profit first. We also addressed the matter of public speaking and how you can start doing this to grow your business. We are so ready for 2019 and look forward to every moment of it!

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Setting Up Systems For Your Practice – For Beginners

Setting Up Systems For Your Practice – For Beginners

Something that has helped me in my practice is implementing a few systems for when a potential client calls or emails me for a new session. I’ll share what has helped me and maybe it will spark an idea for yourself when it comes to being productive vs. being busy and overwhelmed.

Marketing Strategies For Growing Your Practice

When it comes to growing your business online, there are so many different strategies and tactics out there being promoted as the right ones. But the truth is there isn’t any particular strategy out there that’s right or wrong – only what’s right or wrong for you and your business. It’s always important to keep this in mind and try not to be distracted by the latest fancy techniques and strategies being promoted by the so-called gurus online.

Small Business Strategy Development

Nowadays, most people would agree that business growth is a necessity as opposed to an option. However, in order to take your company to the next level, you need a solid strategy in place. In order to take your company to the next level, you need a solid strategy in place.


Hal Elrod Has a Miracle Morning Routine | PoP 347

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Hal Elrod about his bestselling book, his positive morning routine and how 6 small daily acts in the morning can change your life.


Kelly Higdon Wants to Calibrate Your Year | PoP 348

In this reverse podcast episode, Jaime Masters interviews Joe Sanok about all things in private practice, what he teaches and whether you should be a specialist or a generalist.


Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman on Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love | PoP 349

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman about the origins of some of their greatest research and implementation as well as how to market yourself as a speaker and a trainer.


Mike Michalowicz Wants You To Focus on Profit First and Running Your Business Like Clockwork | PoP 350

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Mike Michalowicz about how to make sure you are always making profit first, how to get the point that your business is running itself and like clockwork.


Allie Casazza Makes Five and Six Figures Per Webinar Talking About Minimalism | PoP 351

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Allie Casazza about minimalism, turning her passion into a business and how to make money with webinars.

Health Insurance, How to Charge No Show, Do You Need Another LLC, and Questions About Killin’It Camp | PoP 352

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok addresses some questions about health insurance, how to charge no shows, whether you need an LLC and some questions about Killin’It Camp.


Before You Go…

  • 6 Factors to Consider Before Deciding Your Digital Marketing
    Digital marketing is super important since we’ve moved into a more digital world. This will create a much better situation for yourself, and for your customers. But, when choosing tools, agencies, and a strategy, there are some aspects that you need to consider before you pursue this. What are they?
  • Create Systems to Help Grow Your Practice!
    Who here has ever looked at other practice owners and wondered how in the world they are able to run such a smooth and successful business! Not only are they managing/supervising their employees, but maybe they have a full caseload of their own. This is on top of trying to market their practice in a productive way to bring in more referrals! Whew!
  • 5 Activities to Help Treat Trauma
    If you treat clients who suffer from trauma, you may wonder “What can I have them do outside of session to help?”  Besides from taking their medications as prescribed and trying to help them with relaxation, there may not be a lot that comes to mind for activities that can help them in coping with their trauma, if you can even get them do be physically active at all.
  • Keystone Habits and Experiences, Not Resolutions
    Are we doing this again? The New Year is upon us and we’re giving it another go: the diet, the working out, the date nights…really? According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of resolutions will fail. So what is the alternative? If we want to improve, how can we actually make it happen? There are two approaches that help make the long term change and are actually much easier: keystone habits and experiences.
  • Five Things Prospective Counselors Look for When Joining a Private Practice
    Hiring additional clinicians as 1099 independent contractors is a great way to add additional revenue to your private practice. Depending on your location there could be multiple practices for prospective contractors to consider in the area. Because of this practice owners should take extra care to show clinicians why they should consider joining their practice. As a current contractor, I thought it would be a good idea to list some important factors I think contractors should consider when debating on joining a practice.
  • 4 Benefits of Specificity in Business
    There’s a whole array of different stuff to focus on in any given business. Never mind a startup or entrepreneurial venture. Especially, a startup or entrepreneurial venture which involves a high degree of trust and communication between yourself and your patients, or clients, or customers, as the case may be.
  • Public Speaking Importance Within Private Practice
    So few people are doing public speaking. Public speaking is something that people are terrified of,  I think it’s more the failure that they’re probably scared of than the actual speaking. Public failure, people don’t want to do it, but the more that you do public speaking the better you’re going to get at it.
  • Building Your Billing Systems Part 1
    The importance of building a rock-solid billing system is critical if you are planning on taking insurance or using a hybrid model (i.e. insurance/self-pay). Right at the beginning stages of private practice, it may be beneficial to do your billing yourself to maintain lower expenses. If you’re in this stage of private practice or do your billing yourself then here is what you will need in order to build your billing systems.
  • Is Online Counseling Effective?
    As online counseling and telemental health becomes more and more popular, there is a growing body of clinical research that supports the effectiveness of these mediums in comparison to traditional face-to-face counseling.  Research is showing that this medium can be effective with a variety of mental health conditions, across differing populations, and in some cases has proven to be more effective than in-person counseling.
  • The Three E’s of Every Long-Lasting Business
    In a previous blog post, I mentioned a formula for success that many successful companies use till this day to get the ball rolling—and they stay rolling. However, once you’ve hung your shingle over your door, now what? What is it that I need to do to make sure I can keep my doors open?
  • How To Start A Private Practice If You Struggle With Perfectionism
    I wanted to start a private practice and do it “right”. My drive to do it “perfectly” came from a fear of “failing”. Somewhere I adopted the false belief that “if I don’t do this right, then I won’t get clients, and I will fail”. Making sure that I did everything “right” gave me a sense of security.
  • Public Speaking Topics Within Private Practice
    How do you brainstorm topics to talk about in your keynote? The first techniques that I love coming up with in a keynote speech is thinking about the three myths that have to do with your specific topic.
  • Discipline and Motivation
    My hope is to keep these articles evergreen, but at the time of this writing it’s January and for a lot of our clients, and for us, it’s a time to set intentions and make resolutions.  There’s a ton of information out there about why making resolutions doesn’t work. Or why ‘all or nothing’ thinking is so bad for our health and well-being. We gently challenge our clients on this every day, hopefully!
  • 6 Things I Learned After Hiring a Virtual Assistant
    I’ve previously spoken about some of the most important lessons that I learned starting a private practice.  And one of those things I mentioned was that we never truly stop learning. One lesson I learned as my practice became more successful was that I couldn’t do everything on my own.  A time came when I couldn’t answer all of the phone calls or return all of the messages and voicemails.
  • Social Media: How to Choose the Best Platform for your Practice
    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…. oh my! There are so many options when it comes to choosing which social media platform will work best for you and your clients. A major mistake is using all of the platforms available at once to start. Instead, try starting with just one or two and make the most of your usage with those. Here are some things to consider when picking the best social media platform for your practice.

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