The End of a Season

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose unto Heaven.

I wanted to start this off by saying “Nobody said this was going to be easy” but actually when we started our business bask in 1994 people did tell us it would be easy. But they were not the right people to be listening to. When people ask me about starting a medical billing business I never tell them that it will be easy. I tell them that it can be a very rewarding and profitable career but you work for your money. And you work hard!

The past five weeks has been very trying for us. That’s where Ecclesiastes 3:1 comes in. Sometimes we need to recognize that some relationships aren’t meant to be forever, but are only meant for a season. It may be a relationship with a provider, an employee or a partner. Whatever it is, it is better to recognize that the season is over than to try to keep the relationship going past it’s season.

The important thing in this business is to maintain your level of standards in everything you do, and surround yourself by people who either help you to achieve this or encourage you to achieve this. I have heard that people either sustain you or drain you. You can’t afford to be around the ones that drain you too much. If you want to be successful, you need to surround yourself by people that are going to allow you to be successful. You should find a mentor (or two). Just make sure you are seeking advice from people that are going to give you good, solid, honest advice. Getting advice from the wrong people can be a real setback.

I began to wonder why I was even writing this, but then I thought, I am writing this to encourage others. You may experience times in your business that are very trying, downright difficult. But sometimes it is necessary to go thru these times to get where you want to go. I’m not talking about doing anything to get there, or stepping on anybody to get there. I’m talking about just doing your business as you should do your business. It is not always going to be smooth sailing, but if you just keep your head up, your eyes focused on the goal, and keep your standards where you set them, you will get thru and there will be a new season.

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2 Responses to “The End of a Season”

  1. Charlene Hargrove Says:

    I agree, and sometimes the best advice is the hardest to receive!!

  2. Mitch Says:

    I was waiting for you to drop the shoe and say you were shutting down your business; that wouldn’t have been a good thing. lol

    You’re right, though. Sometimes we just want to shut things down and move on when it’s slow or difficult. Perseverance is tough, but if you can get through it, you may find great rewards on the other side.


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