If you offer home visits to your clients, this video is all about harnessing technology to reduce the stress involved with navigating your way around to see your clients.
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Hi, it's Gail Bennell here. I'm here again in my car, and I've got another time saving tip for mobile practitioners, or anyone that goes out and sees clients in their own home any of the time or has meetings anywhere.
Now I used to be one of those people that was really proud of the fact that I could never get my way around, I could look at the map once and I used an actual paper refidex. I'm from Brisbane, I call them refidexes. And you know I could never get my way around and find myself, you know wherever I needed to go.
And I was really proud of my map reading skills and the fact that I wasn't reliant on technologies that started to come out. Now, I've moved a couple of cities, a couple of times, and while I'm back in Canberra where I feel really comfortable and I know my way around mostly, when it comes to client visits, I always put on the GPS navigation on my phone so that I don't have any stress getting to my client's place.
It tells me exactly where to go, it tells where there's traffic, it tells me what time I'm going to arrive, which is really great if you're running late, and you go, "Oh how late am I going to be? "Oh that's three minutes late, I think that's okay." I can rest easy, I know exactly what's going on. If I need to call and say I'm going to be late, I can tell them exactly what time to expect me.
This has really changed my stress levels as a mobile practitioner and it just means that there's one less thing for me to think about, how I'm going to get there. Now if it's a client that I work with very regularly and I do know my way there without even thinking about it, then I leave it off. But even yesterday I went to visit a client, I've been there half a dozen times, and I just couldn't find the street, and I just drove past it, and I drove around in a circle, and I came out back on the main road, and thought I should just put my GPS on. And then I don't have to worry about it, I am ready to go in and work with my client, not feeling stressed about how to get there.
What kind of stress saving tools do you use when you're out and about visiting clients in their homes or in the community? I'd love to find out, because reducing stress in a private practice and reducing the decisions we need to make for the little things that don't actually add to your business is really important.
So I'd love for you to share in the comments so we can have a bit of a discussion and share what's working, and what's not with everyone else. We can learn from each other, so we can all build some thriving private practices that are really lovely to work in, and not so stressful.
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