This Week's Closing Thought: An Overnight Success in Optometry is 10 Years
As I look back on the past 9 years, from graduation, opening and office, to starting my own myopia management niche, I am reminded of the wise words of the Optometry Godfather, Marty Carroll (Cheyenne Vision Clinic, Cheyenne, WY...this dude does it all and lives for Optometry. If you ever have a chance to study under him or pick his brain, DO IT! I implore you. Everyday, I try to be a poor man's Marty), “an overnight success in Optometry is 10 years.” Now if you buy a practice you already have established bloodlines but, for any cold start, this is the unfortunate truth. You have to put in the time and not grow weary. I hate being told time and experience will come because I want it now. I guess the motivation to beat the “timeline” drives me to an extent and I am always pushing the limits, but from my experience, his words are oh so true. That being the case, keep grinding, but maybe take a step back and make sure you enjoy this amazing ride.
Join in the fun and subscribe to the podcast to keep up with all the great content coming down the pipe! For exclusive content, be sure to register your email on our website and I will be sending out newsletters and other great bonuses as we go. I love getting feedback, questions, suggestions, etc. so contact me at www.theultimateod.com, on social media (click here for -> Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) OR, just shoot me an email at email@example.com and I’d be happy to chat!