Have you ever watched a movie for the 2nd or 3rd time and seen something different, picked up a theme or punchline that you hadn’t noticed previously? Have you read an article or a book for a second time long after the initial read and learned something new?
It happens to me all the time….and it happens to me in life, surgery, and business….when I reflect on different situations.
For years, I heard about repairing the plantar plate, but it never resonated with me until I heard Craig Camasta give a compelling presentation about the plantar plate’s importance around 2007. For some reason I was ready to understand the concept and then put the idea to use. It turned into me developing the dorsal approach plantar plate repair that has now been employed worldwide and substantially improved patient outcomes for a challenging problem.
This past week, we had our quarterly FABI Profitable Practice Mastermind meeting. For the last 8 years, we’ve been meeting in person and helping physician business leaders develop their businesses while enhancing patient care. Since Covid hit, these meetings have been virtual. This past week we had a hybrid meeting…a combination of in person and virtual.
I always come away from these meetings energized and so pumped by the evolution and success of our members. One thing I noticed this past week were some of our longer term members were really interested in topics we had talked about in the past. It seems that their business and practice growth was at a point that topics were particularly pertinent to them now compared to when they heard them originally. I found it really interesting that depending on where people are in their business (or clinical) experience, information and knowledge take on more importance.
I thought a lot about this and realized that it happens to me all the time. I’ve been lucky to live in a community of very successful business people and have surrounded myself with smart individuals. I try to learn from them whenever I have a chance but there are times that what I am doing in life, practice, business may not have relevance to their conversations. Then I’ll hear a similar conversation a year or so later and a lightbulb goes off in my head.
This is all very normal.
I spend time talking about how to best consider these epiphanies in this week’s video.
A lot of people have contacted me who have been interested in purchasing other practices or considering selling their own practice. Based on that, I’ve decided to host a two-day webinar on March 27-28 that will teach the strategies that I have learned and employed in growing Weil Foot & Ankle Institute into a 42 doctor, 7 physical therapy, 28 location business (and growing) in four (soon to be 6) States. Keep a look out for information to register for this limited participant event.
Have a great week.