In Episode 28, I talk about the cost of doing business. When I was very young, my dad (who was a hard-working plumber with an 8th grade education – he had over 100 employees in his plumbing contracting company) made me work hard. I hated all of the physical labor at that time, but reflecting back now, I see how it was a very important time for me. As a private practice and real estate owner, I still use these lessons today. It’s important to remember that I can’t keep all of the profits. In speech therapy private practice, the owner will have expenses, but these are necessary for everyone involved to succeed and get what they need: 1. The patient gets the treatment, 2. The employees get the job and benefits of employment, 3. The IRS gets their tax payments and 4. The landlord gets the rent payment. Everyone involved is a winner when this simple rule is followed: 10% of something is better than 100% of nothing.