“I Don’t Have Time to Grow My Practice” – Sound Familiar?

Feeling like there’s never enough time to grow your practice? You’re not alone. One of the most common reasons I hear from cataract and refractive surgeons who aren’t growing is, “I don’t have time.”

Yet, this mindset is a major roadblock to achieving the thriving practice you envision. It’s time to ditch this excuse. All it takes is 90 minutes a week, a commitment to change, and the determination to turn time into your most valuable asset. Here’s how:

Week 1: Batch Your Work

Batch tasks like paperwork and patient consults. Do them all at once. Cut down on time transitioning between divergent tasks.

Week 2: Tame Your Email

Stop regular email checking. Schedule two 15-minute blocks a day for emails. Reply to them at that time. Delete the rest. That’s it. Save time and brainpower.

Week 3: Virtual Scribes Are Your Friend

Use a virtual scribe. They write medical notes in real-time. No more late nights.

Week 4: Meal Prep Wins

Plan and prep meals on Sunday. Two hours of work saves you daily prep and thinking time.

Week 5: Bye-Bye Social Media Scroll

Endless scrolling is a notorious time sink. Make the conscious choice to stop. Your time is valuable—spend it wisely.

Week 6: Delegate, Don’t Dominate

Train your team or automate tasks like follow-up reminders and scheduling. You can’t do it all.

Week 7: Online Grocery Magic

Order groceries online. Pick them up or get them delivered. No more lines. Meal prep services are lifesavers.

Week 8: Limit The News

Stay informed, but don’t drown in the news. Most of it won’t impact your day-to-day, so free up your time for what truly matters.

Week 9: Control Your Calendar

Ditch useless meetings and use emails instead. Use that time for real growth.

Week 10: Talk, Don’t Type

Use voice-to-text. You speak faster than you type. Utilize voice-to-text technology to speed up your communications and save valuable time.

Week 11: Pre-screen Power

Have your staff pre-screen patients so you can dive straight into productive consultations.

Week 12: Daily Huddle

Quick morning team meeting. Everyone knows what to do. Less confusion and fewer interruptions throughout your day.

Week 13: Learn how to use ChatGPT and Templates

Embrace tools like ChatGPT and ready-made templates for routine tasks, slashing the time you spend typing and planning.

Follow these, and you’re not just finding time—you’re making it. You only need 90 minutes a week to focus on growing your practice, and you’ll be amazed by the clarity and purpose you’ll create.

NOTE: The best way to answer that nagging question about practice growth or marketing or patient volume in the back of your mind is to book a free 15-minute compatibility call. Get some options and go away with a clear idea of what’s possible.

About the author

Rod Solar
Founder & Fractional CMO

Rod co-founded LiveseySolar and acts as a Fractional CMO for our customers. He’s on a mission to help transform the lives of 10,000 people through vision correction surgery by 2024. To achieve that, he inspires his customers to make confident decisions that will help 50,000 people take the first step towards vision correction.

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Rod Solar

Founder & Scalable Business Advisor

Rod co-founded LiveseySolar and acts as a Fractional CMO and Scalable Business Advisor for our customers. He’s on a mission to help transform the lives of 10,000 people with vision correction surgery by 2024. To achieve that, he inspires his customers to make confident decisions that will help 50,000 people take the first step towards vision correction.

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LiveseySolar completely transformed the way we were approaching this… We’ve gone from having just the dream of having a practice to having a practice up and running with people making inquiries and booking for procedures… It’s extremely pleasing. We feel lucky we connected with LiveseySolar.

— Dr Matthew Russell, MBChB, FRANZCO, specialist ophthalmic surgeon and founder of VSON and OKKO

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Laura Livesey is the co-founder & CEO of LiveseySolar. She has developed powerful refractive surgery marketing systems that increase patient volumes and profits for doctors, clinics, and hospitals, since 1997.

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Rod and Laura know as much about marketing surgery to patients as I know about performing it. They are an expert in the field of laser eye surgery marketing. They know this industry inside out. I believe that they could help many companies in a variety of areas including marketing materials, sales training and marketing support for doctors.

— Prof. Dan Reinstein, MD MA FRSC DABO, founder of the London Vision Clinic, UK