… I could wave a magic wand, and any potential private, independent patient advocate who reached out to me for support in getting his or her practice up, running and successful would be just that – an overnight success!
Well, OK. Maybe not.
In the past few weeks, in my usual email or phone exchanges with dozens of patient advocates, there have been recurring themes. See if any of these sound familiar:
- Business is picking up, but I really could use more.
- Business is slower than I would like. I’m not sure how long I can stay afloat.
- I can’t quit my job until I know I’ll have enough business to support myself.
- I tried, but I don’t get enough phone calls so now I have to go find a job.
Then there are those who say nothing at all – who just, one day, decide they aren’t going to try any more because they believe success has eluded them; their expected flock of needy patients didn’t dial their phone numbers or sign contracts.
If one of these thoughts feels familiar, then this post is for you.