6 BIG Lessons from 2021: CashPT Lunch Hour

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6 BIG Business & Life Lessons from 2021

Being the end of the year, I want to look back and reflect on what worked and what didn’t so 2022 can be even better! Here are my top six lessons!

1) The world is a different place. 

We are not going back to the way it was. It is the way is will be right now.  We are going on year three of dealing with COVID, regardless of how you feel about it. People’s buying habits have changed and we have to adapt to that. Our businesses needs to shift and change and we need to offer something new. Is this one of your lessons?

2) Physical therapists are still afraid of talking about money.

Money can do amazing things. You should not be afraid to talk about money. It’s still circulating and it’s you job to go out and find your money and do great things with it.  What could you do with your money if you had too much? Go find your money. Don’t wait for it to find you.

3) Crypto is here to stay. 

And it is producing the next generation of generational wealth holders. Traditionally, generational wealth has been passed down between real estate and  land. There’s always something new coming around the corner. The real way to learn it is to get into it. It’s here. Don’t ignore it. Understand it.

4) Business is a long game.

Even in uncertain times, when you solve a BIG problem, put in the work and lay a foundation, your business will thrive. I’m looking for big plays, and I know they will take time. When you follow a roadmap, success will happen. Don’t just create a job for yourself. Think about the next step.

5) Next year will be even better…

…as long as you don’t stop and never quit. Every year in my business has been better than the last. We have to focus on the quality of our business movement, not just quantity. You have to have a good team that believes in your mission. You have to have systems in place that allow you to take vacation, or open another location. If your trend is downwards, then what can we do to change it?

6) When you live by default you get what you got. When you live by design you get what you want.

I belong to a mastermind and I have a coach. That may seem like a lot but its isn’t for my pace. I not going to just wait around and take what’s given to me. I am going to make my own fate. What are the things I need to keep doing and what are the things I can have other people do? And what do I need to start doing. Being a business owner isn’t for everyone, and if it isn’t for you, then it’s okay to quit and do what is best for you.

Figure out what you want and then go out and get it. I’ve heard way more excuses this past year than ever before. If someone is doing something, what’s the difference between you and them? Be quick to ask for help because it’s the fastest way to get what you want.


00:00 Introduction of top lessons

02:15 Contest winner 

04:06 The world is a different place

12:30 Being afraid to talk about money

20:08 Crypto

25:09 Business is a long game

33:54 Next year is going to be even better

36:33 Live by design


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About The Author

Aaron LeBauer

Aaron LeBauer PT, DPT, LMBT started a 100% cash based physical therapy practice right after graduation. He's on a mission to save 100 million people from unnecessary surgery & enjoys helping passionate therapists build successful businesses without relying on insurance.

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