Let’s face it, MSPs – you and I both know that healthcare is ever-changing. With change can come a lot of different things – fear, uncertainty, confusion, excitement, worry, and much more. In these trying times in which we worry about mergers and acquisitions, new laws and procedures, and updated technology and processes, we as MSPs can do one thing – we can either sink or swim. The choice is up to you.
That’s right – YOU have the power to choose whether you will give up or dig down deeper inside yourself, persevere, and adapt to your changing environment. I guarantee, if you choose the latter, you will be well on your way to reaching your greatest potential as a powerful and positive MSP!
Finding the path to your greatest potential doesn’t have to be a long winding road. Sometimes there are shorter paths you can take to reach your goals (and no, it’s not cheating to utilize those shortcuts!). Sometimes we find resilience deep down within ourselves, or we can discover it more within one-on-one development sessions with a trusted and caring colleague or mentor. Reaching out to the right people can help propel you further toward your goals!
Here are just a few quick tips to help you reach your potential a little faster:
Check Your Attitude – Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. Make sure that your attitude and your self-confidence are on-target. Don’t let self-doubt sink in and tell you that you can’t reach your goals. Even in the face of adversity, strive to maintain a positive attitude and tell yourself that you will make it through any hurdle that stands in your way.
Surround Yourself with the Right People – Our professional relationships can act as pathways or barriers to our goals. It’s up to us to manage whom we keep in our lives. Try to minimize any time spent with negative people, and surround yourself with those who will build you up or give you constructive criticism when you ask for it. These people are the cheerleaders you need in your corner to help you reach your highest potential!
Respond, Don’t React – When trying times occur (and trust me, they will), a successful MSP keeps in mind that it is much more prudent to respond to the situation, not react. Maintain your cool and think first before you say or do anything in response to a negative or difficult situation.
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone – I’m sorry to say it, but greatness doesn’t happen inside your comfort zone. If you want to reach your full potential, you’re going to have to put yourself out there, even if you’re afraid to do so. Take an extra class or two to stay up-to-date on the latest healthcare trends and technologies. Reach out to your fellow colleagues or collaborate with someone who knows more than you to help you hash out your future plans. It might seem scary to leave the safety of your comfort zone, but you will be rewarded when you do!
Lather, Rinse, Repeat – Excellence doesn’t just happen. It comes from what we habitually do. While you will have great and also more difficult days, strive to be brave, dig in deeper, and reach for excellence. If you do this every day, it will become second nature to you!
These few steps will help you stay on a healthy path toward becoming a positive and powerful MSP and person. Remember, your life and current situation is not a “one-size-fits-all” scenario. You may need to tailor a few of these tips to fit your unique talents, goals, and needs. No matter what, I firmly believe that you can achieve your goals, MSPs! SMILE!