As you recall from last week’s post on the vision for our growth, I am working hard to inspire and build our SimpliMD community through casting our Vision and Mission.
The SimpliMD Vision
To inspire every US physician to empower themselves as a micro-business within the marketplace.
The SimpliMD Mission
To inform, inspire, and support physicians to flourish through micro-business competency, which in turn will empower them to thrive in their roles as both healers and entrepreneurs.
The SimpliMD Roadmap
However, beyond general statements of vision and mission, our community needs clarity on the "what," "how," and "why" of SimpliMD. Let's dive in and discuss each area and review what this roadmap looks like.
Why a Community for Micro-Business Physicians Is Needed
The truth is that your medical training neglected both your business and personal finance education. You may have tried to remedy this through online resources or perhaps with the help of a mentor, but most of you come out of your training experience unprepared for what I refer to as "the business of medicine."
Even if you may not realize it, you are an individual micro-business operating within the marketplace. In this context, economic powers have commoditized you for their profit-driven systemic purposes. When you sign up to become an employee, you unknowingly become a cog in their machinery, a piece of equipment in their system. Even worse, the undercurrents of this relationship eventually erode and undermine your professional and personal control over your life, often leading to burnout as the end result.
Doctors everywhere need to be empowered within the marketplace in order to have control over their own destiny.
Our SimpliMD community is essential in uncovering the hidden truth that your medical license enables you to operate as a micro-business, granting you a unique marketplace status. It helps preserve your professional autonomy by removing a layer of control that others can have over you as an individual.
What I have come to realize is that individual doctors can stumble upon this discovery one at a time, just like I did 10 years ago. Due to our lack of business education, finding this hidden opportunity requires significant drive, effort, time,and resources. Additionally you have to overcome the conditioned mindset from big business that you aren’t able to manage your business interests.
Essentially, they deprive us of business education, leaving us reliant on others for navigating the marketplace. This, in turn, leads to increased dependence on big businesses that control it all—including our professional lives
It is time to put an end to this insanity and empower ourselves!
What Is Needed For A Strong Micro-Business Community
What is needed is a supportive community of like-minded doctors who illuminate an alternative space to our tribe that preserves our autonomy through a business solution (micro-corporation). This is a desperately needed alternative to traditional employment that enslaves as a non-business individual.
The fundamental components of our safe and supportive community has to involve the following elements:
Shared Experiences: Micro-business physicians face a unique set of challenges, such as managing finances, dealing with benefits, handling business expenses, bookkeeping, and taking care of administrative tasks. Connecting with others who understand these challenges can provide immense comfort and enlightenment.
Support Network: Building a community allows physicians to rely on each other for support during challenging times. Whether dealing with a challenging job situation or navigating unforeseen business obstacles, having a network of colleagues to rely on can be a lifeline. This can range from large groups to small groups to one-on-one interactions.
Resource Sharing: A community of micro-business physicians has the potential to become a valuable resource hub. Members can share insights, tools, and best practices for efficiently managing both their clinical and non-clinical businesses. This could include everything from professional service tips to recommendations on business expenses. This includes our SimpliMD Recommended Professional Network which identifies reliable and trustworthy professionals who are skilled at working with micro-business physicians.
Collaborative Opportunities: Collaboration possesses the power to drive innovation and foster growth. Within this community, you can explore distinctive collaboration opportunities designed for both clinical and non-clinical micro-businesses.
Advocacy and Influence: A united voice is often more powerful. This community can serve as a platform for advocating for changes in the healthcare system that will help preserve our professional influence through micro-businesses. Our collective voice will serve as a guiding light for the younger generation of doctors who are in desperate need of influences beyond corporate medicine.
The How: The Pillars of A Powerful Micro-Business Community
In order to bring this dream to life, our online community for micro-business physicians will require a few essential pillars:
Online Platform: A user-friendly and conveniently accessible online platform would serve as the central hub for the community. Here, you can engage in discussions, share resources, and connect with each other. Given the highly diverse work schedules of our profession, having 24-hour accessibility to self-directed resources is critical in our modern digital world.
Educational Resources: The platform would offer a wide range of educational content specifically designed to meet your unique needs as a micro-business physician. This could include a range of options such as webinars, courses, coaching, blog articles, books, and case studies that can will grow and support your micro-business competency journey and remedy your business and financial illiteracy. It is our belief that knowledge is power.
Connection Opportunities: Both virtual and in-person events will offer opportunities for you to connect with like-minded members on both personal and professional levels. These private connections allow for the rapid development of trusted relationships that don’t target you via soft marketing. Our private social media group on Facebook “Every Doctor Is A Business” will also provide safe spaces for connecting with your peers via asynchronous encounters. Overall, networking leads to valuable collaborations and friendships in our micro-business community.
Mentorship Programs: Experienced members can offer mentorship to newer doctors in their micro-business journey, guiding them through the challenges of running a micro-corporation and providing valuable direction. Our online courses will have this ingredient baked into to the cohorts that go through the courses together, but this can also occur via our private social media group on Facebook.
Coaching Programs: We recognize every one of you is unique and many times you need 1 on 1 support to confidently make strategic decisions that will help you and your micro-corporation succeed. Our holistic guidance will help you gain the necessary skills and insights to ultimately achieve a better work-life balance. We’ll provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to unlock your full potential as a physician entrepreneur. Don't let the business side of medicine hold you back any longer. Take control of your career and maximize your professional success with our specialized business coaching program that will help you start thriving in both medicine and business!
Professional Resource Network: The community would have access to a SimpliMD vetted network of small business professionals who support the interests of micro-business physicians. This professional network would understand the nuances of your unique medical life and the specific needs of your micro-business. When you are part of our community you will gain preferred access to these trusted professionals.
The SimpliMD Way: A central content philosophy that holistically will flow through our community is the 9 Recommended Practices for thriving as a physician micro-business that I will frame as the SimpliMD Way.
The dream of a community for micro-business physicians is one that recognizes the multifaceted role you play in today's healthcare landscape. It acknowledges that you are not only a medical professionals but also an entrepreneur who deserve support, resources, and a sense of belonging.
As this dream takes shape, it's essential to remember that by empowering you as a micro-business, we all will strengthen healthcare systems, improve patient care, and make strides toward a healthier future for all.
I invite you to join me in helping to make this vision & mission a reality. This community will serve as a testament to the resilience, innovation, and compassion of our medical community as a whole.
Your first step is for you to invite your peers to join our movement that I hope will be 10,000 strong by the end of 2024.
You can help by inviting your peers to sign up to receive our regular emails as their first step to becoming micro-business competent. You can easily do this by sharing the following link: https://www.simplimd.com/doctorvirtualcommunity . As an added bonus an added bonus for signing up they can also download my best-selling book“Doctor Incorporated: Stop The Insanity of Traditional Employment and Preserve Your Professional Autonomy” for FREE here.
Your best choice is to continuously invest in yourself through your SimpliMD community. I invite you to take your next step of investment by signing up to become a member and unlocking $2500 worth of SimpliMD products. To entice you, I am offering 50% off our annual membership today by using “MEMBERSHIP50” at the check out here.
Together, we can revolutionize healthcare one thriving micro-business at a time!