7. What does scaling your practice mean?
You hear a lot about scaling in the entrepreneurial and business world.
For a long time, I had no idea what it really meant.
It means handling growth.
Rarely is this term used in chiropractic because it is hardly ever done.
Scaling means hiring people to do duties for you.
I would recommend first giving away the ones you dislike and are not good at doing. However, eventually, you need to share all the activities, or you can’t leave.
Be careful for the doctor should do everything idea or the one doctor and a ton of CA practice models because they both involve you working like crazy and not scaling at all.
To grow big and not work 80 hours a week takes skill.
You need systems, processes, you need a team trained, and most of all, you need the patience and humility to allow other people to do all the duties you once did.
This is scaling, and it’s fun. You can do the duties you love and do what you choose.
You don’t have to do anything, and you can leave, and the practice runs.
It’s fun, but it requires a lot of courage to be able to give other people some control of your office and reputation.
It is scary, but it’s worth it.
Dr. FJ Schofield