Stories of Survival
October 25, 2022
From Burnout to 'Creative Genius'
In this week’s episode Danny Matthews tells his story of how a burnout saw him quite literally fall to his knees in central London
with no feeling from the waist down.
Danny says he was chasing the money and not his dream.
Guest Info Show Notes
Danny Matthews is an award-winning designer who has been called a ‘Creative Genius’ because of his ability to solve real business problems with creative design and brand strategy.
Among his accolades, he is one of Gloucestershire Live’s 30Under30 and Business Insider’s 42Under42. He has also been featured in places like the Huffington Post, BBC, Financial Times and the FSB’s First Voice along with sharing a stage with Facebook and Google at regional and national events across the UK.
He lives with his wife and two boys in South Cerney, Gloucestershire.
I'm grateful for
the health of my family
Danny is currently reading:
Fix This Next for Healthcare Providers: Your Business Is Like A Patient, You Just Have To Treat It That Way
~ Kasey Compton
The biggest barrier entrepreneurs face is the insurmountable number of obstacles to overcome, coupled with the lack of time to find solutions to them all. They are trapped in the mindset that in order to be successful they must do everything, but they don't know where to start. How do you determine what needs to be fixed first? How do you accurately prioritize your To-Do list? If only you had a compass and a roadmap, you could navigate your business's problems with confidence.
As healthcare professionals, we often think we're ill-equipped to operate our business because we don't have an MBA. Though in reality, we are the best suited for this role because of our background. Healthcare professionals have been trained to assess, diagnose, and treat patients to help them reach their wellness goals. It just so happens that those are the same skills needed to operate a successful business.
Fix This Next for Healthcare Providers gives healthcare entrepreneurs a diagnostic assessment tool, the Healthcare Hierarchy of Needs (HHN), which serves as their compass. The HHN diagnoses a business based on identified core needs on three foundational levels: SALES, PROFIT, and ORDER. It is within the levels that one is able to prioritize the needs of a business. Once the diagnosis has been determined, a treatment plan can be designed, just like it would be for a patient. The treatment plan is the roadmap.
With a compass and roadmap in hand, you will never feel lost. You will always know your starting point, have a clear destination, and be able to navigate your business's obstacles confidently.