If you’ve been considering adding office ergonomic assessments to your skill set as a healthcare professional but you're waiting for the perfect time to get started, I'm here to tell you that the perfect time doesn't exist. There's no such thing as a perfect time when trying out new things. If you wait until you’re 100% ready, it will probably take you a long time before you finally take the plunge. Getting started with office ergonomic assessment can be overwhelming, but taking actionable baby steps is the key. You just need to be consistent until those actions become doable.
In this blog, we're going to talk about numbers. I will share a strategy that will help you determine whether or not you’re truly ready to "go for it" with office ergonomic assessments. Read on to find out how many assessments you exactly need before you can get started and feel comfortable doing office ergonomic assessments.
If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity to come into your world, you're just going to end up wasting a lot of time. And of course, there's going to be an opportunity cost involved with that. Instead of waiting for perfection until you're 100% competent and confident in yourself doing office ergonomic assessments, you can try the strategy that I'll discuss below. This strategy allows you to conduct ergonomic assessments and increase your experience at the same time. And this is something that I’ve learned in my 15 years of doing office ergonomic assessments and teaching other healthcare professionals how to grow their business. In this post, I'll give you the exact quantity of numbers or action points, so that you can look at your goal and break it into smaller and more attainable pieces.
“You can only empty the ocean one cup at a time.” This famous quote adds clarity to our process, because it does take steps to get to where we want to be. And that's why I want to bring up the idea of starting before you're 100% ready. By doing so, you'll gradually get more progress and get faster results towards your goal, whether it's having office ergonomic assessments as a part of your deliverables, or doing it as a full-time job. Whatever way you want to niche down your business, there's so much opportunity for you. However, getting that experience and on-the-job training is key to get to where you want to be.
Let's talk about the number of assessments that you need before conducting office ergonomic assessments. When you're just getting started with ergonomics, it will feel like you're riding a bike. It can take time to perfect the interview questions that you’re going to ask, to take the measurements, and to determine which of your observations that you've noticed are out of alignment. The whole process is really going to feel awkward at first, but there’s certainly a process that you can do for every assessment.
In order to better understand this idea of starting before being 100% ready, I will share a counterintuitive strategy on how you can get experience doing office ergonomic assessments. This strategy is what I use with my students in my programs, and I’m going to share some details about it below:
Following the metrics above can give you a really good insight into whether or not you’re ready to start doing office ergonomic assessments. This strategy makes office ergonomic assessments a lot more manageable. This is also what my students are doing in order to get faster results. Of course, it's going to be very bumpy when you're getting started, and it's not going to come easily. But after doing 5 assessments, it's going to be a little bit easier to do, and you're going to be a little bit more confident and competent when you get to 20 assessments.
And that’s it. I hope this blog inspired you to start taking action to increase your experience. And if you’re interested in taking the next steps in your career and you want to learn more details about the ergonomics industry, I have a training for you. Just click on this link and get started today.
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