Do you have the temperament to start your own billing and coding business?
One thing that the billing and coding industry touts is its home-based business potential. It is one of the few industries that enables you to work from home. The question, “Do you have what it takes?”
Having started several businesses (two of them medical based) and having mentored home-based entrepreneurs, I’ve found several qualities that are common among the most successful. Walk through these, and then ask yourself, and others, if you have them. In a separate post, I’ll talk about how you can develop them.
Discipline – Starting a business from home and working from home demands discipline. When you work from home, it is easy to be distracted. The TV is close by. If you have a family, they may be close by. The couch is close by. Do you have the discipline to work from home? Does your family have the discipline to leave you alone? If not, working from home might not work. Be honest about your family, your environment, and yourself before you get started.
Drive – Working from home requires you to be a self-starter. It requires an internal motivation. This drive is necessary, not only during the day, but in the establishment of your business. While you may or may not have a great support team, ultimately, working from home requires you to get up and get going without stopping and without a boss telling you what to do. To do that, you have got to have a goal that is big enough and valuable enough for you to drive towards it every single day.
Determination – How do you respond to setbacks? Your determination will decide that. Though similar to dive, determination is bit different. Drive is based on your “why”. Determination is based on your will. Working from home and working for yourself is going to test your determination. At some point, you will face many obstacles. You might think, “Maybe working for someone else would be easier.” Your determination, your grit, your perseverance is what will keep you going.
So, where are you in your journey? Are you working for yourself? Are you working from home? Are you working for someone else? In part two of this series, I’ll address how you can get started and how you can develop/grow your discipline, drive, and determination.
In the meantime, if you are interested in starting or developing your own billing and coding business, we would love to help. That’s why we started the HealthCare Pro Academy. You can find out more about us below.
I’m thankful for all of you Billing and Coding Professionals out there. Hang in there, and keep doing the profession proud.
HealthCare Pro Academy
ProSight Success offers a training and mentoring program for Billing and Coding Professionals.
How does a mentor from HealthCare Pro Academy help? Some of the benefits are…
1. 180-Day Personal & Professional Growth Plan
2. Guidance in Expanding Your Circle of Influence
3. Training on how to Increase Your Personal Income over a 180-Day Period
4. Creating a Personal Accountability Model to Keep You on Track
And lots more.
Our program costs $127 a month, and we will work with you for six months. Upon signing up, you will receive a survey to fill out about your background. Upon completion, email it back, and we will set up our first conference. We will talk online twice a month for 45 minutes, and you will also have access via phone and text throughout the month.
Below you will find references, and don’t hesitate to call me directly if you have questions.
I look forward to helping you grow in your career. You deserve it.
Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has been in the eye industry since 1999 and is the author of the eight-book ProSight Success System. His book “Practice Progress” has charted #1 in 6 different countries. Gordon currently consults in the eye care, medical, as well as the manufacturing industry.
“I’ve Known Gordon for seven years and have been thoroughly impressed by his work ethic, professionalism, and knowledge of the practice of Optometry. He’s helped me tackle overwhelming tasks by implementing procedure manuals and simplifying complex employee issues. I highly recommend him as a consultant and feel confident in his abilities to serve as a guide in any optometric practice.” C. C. Byrd, OD
Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture.