I received an interesting email from a very well respected health business owner and educator that I wanted to share with everyone – as it raised some interesting questions about the future of our health care businesses.
Here is the email I received:
“Dear Paul, While I appreciate all the work you do in guiding those who require it. And certainly over the years i have gained some good ideas from listening and reading your material. I wonder if your material is giving the wrong messages to new grads in our profession. There are considerable problems with the work ethic of many of the younger professionals right now…”
” If everyone was to read your material, no one would knuckle down and just get the job done..which has to be done at times. Not everyone can be a business owner, nor should they be, but we certainly need a strong workforce for us all to achieve our goals in work, life, business. But so many new professionals simply don’t want to work for lifestyle-they want it from day dot!”
“I recently had a new grad after working with us for 6 weeks ask for a pay rise, i asked why he felt he deserved one, he said “because he had bought a new car and his lifestyle required more income”. After i gave him a few lessons on life we decided to part company..”
“I just wonder if the young and naive read your material – will practice owners who have worked their knuckles away ever get what they deserve from their years of toil..if i cant find a workforce prepared to step up…”
“Anyway, just thought id throw that at you…” An interesting take on the end result of professionals undertaking some training in the area of business development and marketing – don’t you think?
Here was my reply – see what you think:
“Hey – don’t shoot the messenger”.
“I really understand your thoughts – however my material is really most applicable to those in business or looking to start a business in the near future.”
“We all know that as an employee the best thing you can do is work your arse off – make yourself invaluable – and learn everything you can from your current employer – BEFORE – you go into business.” “I believe that is what 99% of current health business owners have done“.
I welcome your thoughts on this topic – am I giving the srong message to health professionals?”