What is the number-one thing you should be doing next week to grow your practice?
If you’re unsure as to what your top priority is over the coming weeks—or if you’re overwhelmed by the number of items on your to-do list—then this video is a must-watch! In my third video on successful goal setting, I help you break down your ambitious year-long goals into simple one-week tasks.After you watch the video, you’ll be well on your way to achieving big things in 2015.
That concludes my three-part video series. Now, you have the three, easy steps to achieving your goals:
-Establish a year-long vision or goal.
-Divide that goal into manageable chunks (i.e., 90-day sprints).
-Achieve everything through weekly to-dos.
Remember, goals are nothing more than specific tasks done consistently in line with your ultimate vision. You now have a method and a plan for achieving all of your goals in 2015!
About the Author Jamey Schrier, PT, DPT, provides business coaching services to private practice owners. Jamey has been a PT business owner himself since 1998, so he has plenty of experience in dealing with the challenges that every owner faces: generating more new patients, overseeing financials, managing staff, and handling the stress of juggling many different roles. Before automating his practice using systems and grade-A staff, Jamey was working 60-plus hours a week, missing his kids’ events, and worrying about pulling in enough money to make ends meet. The stress kept building, which caused his confidence to plummet. Nowadays, Jamey uses his 13-plus years of PT experience and vast business knowledge to provide one-of-kind courses that show practitioners how to double patient volume and increase take-home pay by 50%—all in less than six months. You can learn more about Jamey at jameyschrier.com.
With the right attitude, any job can be your dream job. At least that’s how Stephanie Surratt—WebPT’s Director of Human Resources—sees it. “It’s really about aligning your own goals with your organization’s goals,” she said. “It’s important to believe in what your organization is doing and have passion for that, because if you can’t buy in to what you’re selling, then you’re always going to have an inner war.”
It might sound idealistic, but Stephanie is quick to point out that no position—even one’s “dream job”—comes without challenges. That’s why it’s so important for employees to see the bigger picture, not only with respect to the impact their work has on a larger scale, but also in the context of their personal and professional growth. “Every day at work is not going to be a pleasant day at work,” she said. “But you can contribute every day. And when you contribute, you can be valuable. And when you’re valuable—that’s when you get opportunities.”
It’s a refreshing viewpoint, and one that Stephanie has formed on the basis of her vast experience in the human resources field. Growing up in Billings, Montana, as the middle child in a family with five children, Stephanie honed her people skills at an early age. Add in the fact that her father was an employment law attorney, and it might seem Stephanie was destined for a career in HR. However, after leaving Big Sky Country to attend college at Colorado State University, she decided to pursue a degree in accounting. “I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I figured accounting would be a good foundation for whatever I ended up doing,” she said.
After college, Stephanie landed at Arthur Andersen, where she served as a staff accountant. She later moved on to Ernst & Young, where she dipped her toes into the HR pool with a position in the employee relations department. “I found that I was really good with people,” she said. “I was good at talking people back to work [when they were thinking about quitting].” There, she also stepped up as the project manager for People Point, a 360-degree anonymous feedback tool used to evaluate leadership-level employees in 10 of the company’s international locations. “I’m a big believer in feedback and how it can move you to where you need to be,” she said.
While most rehab therapy clinics operate at a much, much smaller scale than corporate giants like Ernst & Young, Stephanie believes businesses of all sizes can benefit from adhering to one core tenet: “Hire the best people you can, train them, and trust them to deliver,” she said. That’s certainly the creed Stephanie—and the rest of the leadership at WebPT—follows when it comes to bringing new talent on board. Perhaps that’s why, even though she’s only been with the company a hair over three months, Stephanie didn’t hesitate to credit the WebPT crew as being the best part of her job. “I love the people and the culture here,” she said. “If we could bottle the culture in this building and sell it, we’d make a million times more than we do on the EMR. We have people who are smart, motivated, and talented—and they truly have a heart for doing the right thing for our Members.”
And just as everyone at WebPT is passionate about helping our Members achieve greatness in therapy practice, Stephanie is passionate about helping people realize their professional potential—so passionate, in fact, that she wrote a whole book about it, titled “Don’t Suck at Work.” She also founded a blog and private consulting service of the same name.
So, what does Stephanie do in her (very limited) free time? Aside from getting back into the habit of running—she hopes to enter a half-marathon this year—and catching up on her favorite Netflix shows, she tries to spend as much time as possible with her two daughters, 13-year-old Kate and 11-year-old Emma. “Seriously, I’m nothing without my kids,” she said, adding that she’s totally dedicated to “making sure their lives are moving forward.”
And she’s equally dedicated to doing the same thing for the employees at WebPT. After all, technology is a fast-moving, continually-innovating industry, and any good technology company should have an HR strategy to match.
Fast Five with Stephanie
Favorite movie: Anything with spies or snipers (but she took her daughters to see The Fault in our Stars three days in a row and cried every time)
Favorite sports team: Any team her daughters are on
Favorite band: Train
Favorite place: San Francisco or Old Town Scottsdale (Arizona)
Source:Brooke Andrus, WebPT.com
Physical Therapy is Key to Improved ICU Outcomes
While many researchers already know that rest is not always the best medicine, a new Johns Hopkins study reveals that initiating physical therapy early in the treatment process for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients benefits both patients and healthcare facilities. How? Well, a structured approach to quality improvement processes leads to sustainable improvement in patient outcomes and reduced hospital costs. Read more about this study here.
Changes in Body Weight Linked to Increased Risk of Fracture in Women
According to a new study led by Dr. Carolyn J. Crandal, both weight loss and weight gain may increase a postmenopausal woman’s chance of suffering a fracture. The results of the study contradict prior research suggesting that weight gain in this particular population actually reduces the incidence of fractures. In fact, “Weight gain was associated with a 10% increase in the risk of upper-limb fractures and an 18% increase in lower-limb fractures, compared with stable weight,” Crandal said. Those at a heightened risk of fracture should participate in an exercise program or #GetPT.
Source: Emily Roberts, WebPT.com
Very few things are perfect the first time, and we’re no exception to that. We launched V2 six months ago, and we’ve been (somewhat obsessively) collecting feedback from Picmonic users ever since that day. We’ve held focus groups, sent out endless surveys (thanks for filling those out, by the way!), and conferred with our Campus Advocates to get real opinions about what we’re doing right, wrong, and just okay.
And you, people of Picmonic, delivered! Here’s the quick list of what we’ve improved.
- Navigation: We’ve created a singular Menu that encompasses all navigation options within the web app. Just click the Menu button in the top left corner of your screen.
- Picmonic Player: We’ve also improved our learning modes. Over and over (and over) again, we heard from students that we needed to combine Listen and Explore. Your wish has been granted! There are now 3 learning modes: Learn, Review, and Quiz.
- User Experience: Overall, you’re going to notice a lot of little improvements that will add up to a better overall experience for you.
We know that change can feel weird at first, and it might take some time to get used to it. But, we’re here to help.
Checkout our v2.1 Video.
If you have any questions, just head to our V2.1 FAQ page!
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From time to time I like to reach out and say thank you to our partners and customers. We love working with you, and I sincerely thank you for your business and your partnership.
As in years past, 2014 was a year of big growth and accomplishment for ClickDimensions. Our revenue grew 86% from 2013. This is significant given that our revenue grew 376% from 2011 to 2012 and 132% from 2012 to 2013.
Our team is now over 70 people strong with more than half of those resources in research and development. We are making huge investments in our platform that you will see in 2015.
We are also committed to continuing to build our world-class service and support team. We recognize that, more than just a software package, we are selling a full solution that must include service and support that goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Of course, we are extremely dedicated to our partners. We realize that our business depends on them, and we recognize this with investments we have made and will continue to make in our Partner Account Management team and our Account Management team. Our Account Management team, which follows up with each and every customer on an ongoing basis, has grown 400% in the last year and a half. We care deeply about our customers.
What is driving our growth is that we are 100% committed to being the best marketing automation solution for Dynamics CRM. Our advantage of being built natively inside Dynamics CRM’s platform and database remain a point of tremendous value for the sales and marketing teams that have adopted our approach. Expect to see us not only expand our feature set, but also make every feature easier and more intuitive for our users.
Here is to a great 2015 and beyond. Again, thank you for your support.
Chief Executive Officer
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In the face of serious winter storms, business owners are first concerned for the safety and well-being of their commuting employees. Many are also thinking of possible lost work days if employees are unable to make it into the office – and resulting lost revenue when inbound calls go unanswered.
For countless companies, the business phone system is the lifeline to customers. Particularly with most traditional phone systems, if you can’t get into the office, you simply can’t receive incoming calls. At that moment, the prospects of lost productivity and lost sales are very real; it’s a situation many businesses simply cannot control.
Why You Should “Never Miss a Call”
It’s often during the toughest conditions that business owners realize the advantage of hosted VoIP phone systems. When the system is hosted in the cloud and connected through the Internet, as the Vonage system is, you can access your full phone system wherever you are – and never miss a call!
What you can do right now. If you can’t make it to the office, the next step is easy with the Vonage system. Simply log into your password-protected online User Portal, choose one of the “Never Miss a Call” features, and direct your office calls to ring on your cell phone or other phone. You can even access the User Portal from your cell phone. Or, your company’s administrator can adjust settings for anyone in the company using the system’s Admin Portal. Either way, it’s fast and easy.
What is Never Miss a Call, and what are my options? Never Miss a Call is a suite of features that help you stay fully connected to the phone system when you’re away from the office. Feature options you can select from the online portal include:
- Call Forwarding: Redirect calls to your mobile or other phone.
- Enable Simultaneous Ring: Have your cell phone or other phone ring as soon as a call comes in.
- Enable Follow Me: Forward calls to multiple numbers that will ring in a designated sequence.
- Send Calls to Voicemail: Securely check your messages from anywhere, including online.
Just choose the Never Miss a Call feature you prefer, and truly, you won’t miss a call. It’s just that simple.
What About Lost Power or Internet?
If you do make it into the office, only to discover lost power or Internet – you’re still fine if you’ve configured our Call Continuity service. This patent-pending service ensures calls are rerouted to your cell phone or other phone in the event of lost power or Internet.
IMPORTANT: While Call Continuity can be vital in the event of an emergency, it must be configured in advance on the Admin Portal to take effect. Customers are advised take the easy steps to configure and activate the service immediately.
Another Easy Way to Keep Connected
As many employees do the day before an expected extreme weather event – they take their IP desk phones home. Since the cloud-hosted Vonage system is “plug and play,” users can take their office phones home, plug into high-speed Internet, and have the same phone system access they have back at the office.
Whether it’s a debilitating winter storm or hurricane conditions that keep your team away from the office, the good news is that you don’t have to miss calls. It’s the beauty of having a reliable hosted VoIP phone system.
Success Story Video: See how one customer “found a better way” with the Vonage system following a debilitating winter storm.
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If you have thought about becoming ClickDimensions certified, now is the perfect time! We we be hosting a one-day certification boot camp on Sunday, March 15, 2015 right before the start of Microsoft Convergence 2015 in Atlanta.
This boot camp training will cover everything you need to know to pass the ClickDimensions Certification exam. At the end of the day, attendees will receive access to the online exam to take at their convenience. The training will start at 9:00am and run through 5:00pm.
The session will include the following courses:
- ClickDimensions 101: Email Marketing
- ClickDimensions 201: Web Analytics
- ClickDimensions 301: Deployment & Configuration
- Live Q&A
- Access to the online Certification Exam
The advanced training and certification is perfect for partners, administrators, and power-users who want to gain an in-depth understanding of ClickDimensions and earn a valuable professional credential. If you’ve thought about getting ClickDimensions certified, this is the perfect opportunity to complete all courses in one day.
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Over the last few months, we’ve had tens of thousands of incredible nursing students and administrators try out Picmonic for Nursing. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’re so happy to announce that Picmonic for Nursing is launching in early February!
You may be wondering what it means that we’re launching- just keep reading for all the answers!
What will change when the beta is over and you launch Picmonic for Nursing?
We will officially end our beta program in early February and Picmonic for Nursing will be generally available for purchase. When you purchase Picmonic for Nursing, you’ll get all of the great content in our beta, plus 100 new nursing cards and the Top 20 Must-Know NCLEX Picmonics. If you are currently using our beta product, you will have to purchase Picmonic for Nursing in order to continue using Picmonic.
What do I get for being part of the beta?
If you sign up for the free Picmonic for Nursing beta before it ends, you will get a HUGE discount when we launch! We’re talking 40% off. Want an even bigger discount? Become a Campus Advocate before we launch!
Do I get to keep my playlists?
Yes! Any custom playlists you’ve created will still be on your account. But, you will need to purchase Picmonic for Nursing in order to use your playlists and Picmonics.
I’m an Advocate- what will happen to me?
To reward you for being one of our AWESOME advocates, you’ll get a 50% off discount when we launch! Not an advocate yet? It’s not too late! Apply here and join the team!
But I don’t want to pay!
If you’re not ready to purchase a subscription, you’ll still be able to access our Picmonic for Nursing free trial which includes 25 Picmonics.
I’m confused, and I still have questions!
We would be happy to answer your questions! Email us at email@example.com, let us know what you’re confused about, and we’ll help you out.
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM’s Advanced Find feature is a powerful tool for searching and sorting through the data a records in your CRM. On a basic level, all you have to do is specify some criteria and run the Advanced Find query to return all of the records that meet those criteria. However, things can get a bit tricky when it comes to the Advanced Find tool’s specific requirements and limitations, and what seem like basic tasks end up being more complicated than expected. This blog post outlines queries and workarounds for three such needs:
- Creating a View that shows records in the current User’s Business Unit.
- Return parent records that have multiple specific child records of the same Entity type.
- Generate a list of records that fail to meet specific criteria.
Creating a View that References the Current User
Many businesses have CRM set up so that Users are in Business Units with other Users with whom they share records; for example, Contacts. While each User can easily see their own records in the My Contacts view, it would be beneficial to give them an easy way to view all Contacts owned by any User in the same Business Unit.
This can be accomplished by creating an Advanced Find that returns all Contacts with an Owner who is in a Business Unit that contains the User who is currently running the Advanced Find. This is how this looks in Advanced Find:
Now all you need to do is save this as a View and each User can easily view every Contact in their own Business Unit.
Parent Records with Multiple Specific Child Records of Matching Entity Type
Another common need that business have is return parent records that have multiple different child records of the same entity type. For example, you may need to see a list of every Contact who been sent both Email A and Email B. One common misconception here is that you could simply search for all Contacts that have a related Sent Email, as shown below:
However, this is actually searching for Contacts who have a related Sent Email record where the Subject is both “Subject Line A” and “Subject Line B.” This is clearly impossible, as the Subject field cannot contain both simultaneously. Instead, you can accomplish this by creating an Advanced Find that searches for Contacts with a related Sent Email where Subject equals “Subject Line A,” then reaching back to the associated Contact and searching for a related Sent Email where Subject equals “Subject Line B.” You can continue looping back to that owning Contact to specify all of your necessary criteria.
The query looks like this in the Advanced Find:
Return Records that Fail to Meet Criteria
One very common need is the ability to generate a list of records that fail to meet certain criteria, or that do not have a certain related record. For example, every Contact who has not been sent any emails in the last six months. Unfortunately, CRM does not allow you to simply run an Advanced Find for all Contacts who do not have a Sent Email record any time in the last six months.
The workaround for this is to generate a static Marketing List containing all potentially relevant Contacts, and then remove every Contact who has a related Sent Email from any time in the last six months, thus generating a Marketing List containing every Contact who has not been sent an email in the last six months. Assuming you have already populated your static Marketing List with the full list of potentially relevant Contacts, you would run the following “Remove Members” query:
After removing every Contact who meets this criteria, you will be left with a static Marketing List containing every Contact who has not been sent an email in the last six months.
Written by Weston Packard, ClickDimensions Marketing Success Manager
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Valley Marketing Executive Heather Dunn Joins Picmonic Inc
Former rSmart Executive Brings Extensive Marketing Experience as Picmonic Expands its Product
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phoenix, Ariz. (January 15, 2015) – Picmonic Inc, The Visual Learning Community that empowers people to create, share and explore highly effective, audiovisual study cards featuring pictorial mnemonics called “Picmonics” — announced today the addition of Heather Dunn, as the Vice President of Marketing.
Dunn spent over 15 years in the Valley leading marketing initiatives with an emphasis in product marketing. In her most recent position with rSmart, Dunn oversaw all aspects of marketing from go-to-market strategy, positioning, and lead generation to content, events, public relations, and sales enablement.
Dunn joins Picmonic Inc during a period of rapid growth for the Tempe – based social visual learning platform. As a member of the Picmonic team, Dunn will provide product marketing guidance for the upcoming February 4, 2015 Launch of Picmonic for Nursing drawing on her extensive experience in executing marketing plans that support business growth initiatives, while enhancing Picmonic’s visibility as the leading visual learning community.
“Heather’s entrepreneurial vigor, executive leadership, and expertise in marketing make her a phenomenal addition to our team,” stated Ron Robertson, CEO & co-founder of Picmonic. “Heather not only has the skills to help elevate Picmonic to the next level, but she shares with us the passion to revive education and bring in a new era of visual learning.”
Dunn has held a number of executive marketing positions in technology industries including eEye Digital Security (acquired by BeyondTrust), Telesoft and NetPro (acquired by Quest Software, acquired by Dell). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arizona.
“Picmonic’s early traction and momentum is impressive, and the executive team has the company well positioned to scale.” said Heather Dunn, “Opportunities to join companies that have as much potential as Picmonic are few and far between, and I’m looking forward to being a part of the accelerated growth.”
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