Escape your practice for some "think" time

Escape your practice for some "think" time

Aug 01, 2006
By staff

Sometimes it takes a small retreat from the day-to-day pressure to see that new solution and the path to progress. Take this unique opportunity, planned especially for practice managers.

Generally, people who wind up managing veterinary practices know how to get things done. But you can get to the point that you’re running around executing every minute. So you’re not investing the way you need to in planning and prioritizing.

I’ve done it. So I know it gets sort of crazy when you’re in the thick of things.

We all need to step away sometimes from the day-to-day issues and look at the bigger picture. When I do that—even though I often think I don’t really have time—I often see a new solution. Or, at the very least, I can identify the problem I need to work on. All it takes is some time out of the office, an escape from the right-now needs, and a few new ideas.

If you’re in that “needing to get away and think” place, we can help. We found a business coach with a mountain of enthusiasm and experience helping the people who manage small businesses address their challenges—Christiane Holbrook. We asked her to compile a list of strategies that managers of small businesses use to balance life and work. To get their teams on board. To keep everyone enthused and on the same page.

Then we asked her to develop a special program that addresses your specific needs in veterinary practice. That gives you a chance to talk with your peers about how they handle the kinds of problems you’re facing. And that builds in some time to actually think about solutions. We’re calling it the Veterinary Economics Managers’ Retreat. I’ll be there. And I wouldn’t be telling you about it, if I didn’t believe this program—held right before CVC Central in Kansas City, Mo.—could be a unique investment in your career, your life, and your practice. I hope I’ll see you there.

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