You want to be have a full-time LNC business but you are working full or part-time in a clinical role. You wonder if you have fallen out of love with your clinical job or in love with being an LNC. Here are 5 signs it is time to leave your clinical job.
You dread going to work
The idea of facing your coworkers or patients makes you want to stay in bed. When you are cheered only when you know you have a day off or a vacation coming up, that is a sign you are ready to leave.
For one year I drove 1.25 hours one way to get to my nursing quality assurance job. I dreaded getting into the car to face the high traffic areas of my commute. Books on Tape kept me distracted so I could control my anger at being tailgated at 65 miles per hour. That was the last job I had before I became completely self-employed.
You have a steady flow of cases that require you to work evenings and weekends to stay on top of the workload
Attorneys have found you, love your work, and want to give you more. You are getting referrals from satisfied clients. You’re so busy that you are having trouble completing everything. You may be ready for a full-time LNC business.
Work is interfering with your business
You are currently juggling the independent LNC work and your clinical job, and making phone calls to clients on breaks. You are looking at your schedule to figure out when you can meet with attorneys, be an exhibitor, or attend bar association meetings. You are missing out on opportunities because you have to be at work.
You feel stressed when you go to work
You’re thinking about a report you should be doing and realize that per hour your time has become so much more valuable. As the stress builds, you find yourself resentful and short-tempered. When you snap at a colleague, you are embarrassed by your behavior.
You find you enjoy LNC work so much more than you do your job
The detailed oriented, painstaking assembly of facts is fascinating to you. It thrills you to find the one detail that changes the complexion of the case.
Additional considerations about having a full-time LNC business
- Are you ready to leap to a full-time LNC business?
- Do you wonder if you will have enough business to sustain you?
- Can you envision how you will spend your time once you leave your job?
- Is it possible to cycle back your full-time work to a part-time job and a part-time LNC business?
- How much flexibility do you have over your job schedule?
- If you recognize that a portion of every week is spent on marketing and administrative work, how many hours of billable time do you need to pay your bills?
In my experience, it can take 3-5 years to build up a full-time LNC business. That timeline can be shortened with aggressive marketing and having the right connections to the clients who need your services.
Want to talk to me about how to get to your goal faster? Let’s see if we are a good fit to work together in my mentoring program, LNC Academy. Schedule a call with me at http://lnc.tips/MMM