Medical Coding: An EXCEPTIONAL Choice!
Too many people are confused about getting their careers started because of all the misguidance seen on social media. One of the best ways to iron all this out is to paint an image in your minds.
Decisive & Determined Dave
Here we introduce Decisive & Determined Dave and Indecisive & Play-It Safe Suzie.
Decisive & Determined Dave works as a forklift operator at Wal Mart Warehouse. He recently lost his wife, Sandy. Tragically, Sandy passed away while giving birth to their baby boy. Dave began looking at alternate careers the moment he became a single parent. He did a google search on “certificate jobs that pay well without a four-year degree.” After studying the statistics seen on the slide. He placed his two most appealing choices side by side and made a list of all the pros and cons. Dave considered and studied both lists carefully. Because healthcare is such a recession-proof industry that offers flexible work from home hours, Decisive Dave chose to pursue an education in Medical Coding.
Next, Dave went on a mission to find the most affordable yet highly ranked medical coding program the industry had to offer. After about 4 hours of intense research, Dave found that no other school could beat MCA’s tuition cost and no other school even came close to having the raving reviews that MCA did. MCA was the obvious choice. He registered for the course, got instant access to all of the online training videos and got all his learning materials shipped to him within 3 days from registering. Dave completed MCA’s online medical coding course, passed his certification test on the 1st try and landed a coding job at a healthcare company. This job was not a remote job, but Dave took the job anyway because they offered him $27 an hour, great benefits and the Daycare was only 1 minute away from his workplace. 4 months later, the pandemic came on the scene and all medical billers and coders were asked to work remotely from home. The latest company memo he got from the company was that all coders and billers would work from home infinitely as the space they had previously been using has opened up more patient rooms and the clinic has been able to see twice the number of patients. This was incredible news because twice the number of patients meant tons of overtime pay for all the biller and coders. Dave is on cloud 9 ecstatic and can’t believe all the money he’s able to save. Not only did Dave gain twice the income but he was also able to realize his dream of working from home! So. You tell me what did Dave gain by being a decisive and determined person? Dave gained a lucrative career making more money, with tons of overtime opportunities and the ability to work from home. Dave is a perfect example of a High Achiever because determined and successful people are DECISIVE people.
Indecisive & Play-It Safe Suzie
Then we have Play-It Safe, Indecisive Suzie. Suzie works 9-5 job as a receptionist for a catering company. Suzie earns $14 an hour she’s been worried about her financial future for a few years now. She feels she needs a career and not just a job. For the past 6 months, she has been binging on medical coding YouTube videos and researching Medical Coding schools. With more research, she’s only become more frustrated and further away from making a decision. One channel gets her ready to move forward but the other channel makes her panic and she’s become very afraid of making a mistake. Suzie has always taken much pride in being a very cautious person. She’s never been one to take any plunges or make any risky moves. The way she sees it, is well if I’m this confused about making a move, I’ll be better off playing it safe and staying put at my current job. 4 months later, the pandemic came on the scene and Suzie was the first person to be laid off. So, you tell me what Suzie gain in playing it safe? Suzie gained ..well nothing. Suzie is a perfect example of a High Procrastinator because Play it Safe and unsuccessful people are INDECISIVE people. As you can see playing it safe, wasn’t so safe…. after all.
It’s All About Risks
I want to emphasize that the only thing Suzie gained by overanalyzing, overthinking, over researching, following channels that don’t empower or equip her and NOT taking immediate action was CONFUSION and FRUSTRATION. Listen up everyone…when this is your mental state, all perspective gets lost, your decision-making gets crippled and your dreams get compromised. I also want to emphasize that Suzie stated she was afraid of making a mistake and didn’t believe in taking risks. I want you to ask yourself. In the past five years, 10 years, how many risks have you taken. And in those 5 or 10 years of not taking any risks have things gotten any better? Think about that.
So now that the images are painted, here’s what I highly recommend you ponder, who cares if medical coding is right for you?!! What does it matter if there’s a tiny bit of math, your coworker or boss might be mean, you’re gonna have a quota, code updates come out yearly, the guidelines often change, you’ll have to work to find a job…are you serious!
That’s NOT the point. If you’re Suzie … if that’s you, then YOU, MY DEAR, you are missing the whole point!!!! The point is, will becoming certified and working as a medical coder better your life and that of your loved ones? Yes, right? Listen to me because this is important. What you DO right now will control your outcome 1 year from now. On the same token, what you DO NOT DO right now will also control your outcome 1 year from now. You are going to go in the direction that you are facing. The only thing that can BE CHANGED right now and overnight is your direction. I say this because 1 year from now what you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE is your destination overnight. You need to understand that 1 year from now or even 5 years from now if you decide to be stagnant for an even greater period time, whether you like it or not, you are going to ARRIVE somewhere. The question is where will that be exactly? Will that be a place of self-trust, self-respect, self-confidence or a place of insecurity, regret and failure? 1 year from now, will you be wearing what you want, driving what you want, living where you want? I’m gonna say something right now and please know this is coming from a place of love and wanting the very best for you but the reality is ALL OF those things that you want…they DO NOT cost too much..nooooo…uhh uhhh the reality is, the real issue is with your income right now ..that’s the real problem because its placing you’re in a position where YOU can’t afford them. And by the way I’m not right now just referring to the average income of a medical coder. I’m referring to the incredible ways to multiply and maximize your income once you make it as a medical coder! Stay tuned for that upcoming video!
A Little Determination Goes A Long Way
Now listen, I know that’s hard to take but my goodness it’s pretty clear that way too many people need a wake-up call. The only reason you give up on something life-changing is that you lack real hunger and determination. Too many people would like a career, but they’re not determined enough to get them. All the excuses you come up with only ever point back to one thing a lack of determination. And as long as you’re undetermined, you’re gonna be indecisive and with indecision, you’re going to be right where you are. And apparently from all the reports we’ve getting no YouTuber is willing to sound the alarm. Well, I am because confused people are also completely missing the fact that Medical Coding completely obliterates the whole belief that “in order to make great income you must have a college degree.” Coders often make twice that of a person who hold a degree earns, depending on what the degree or what the major was that they chose. So here you are being offered a chance to learn a robust set of skills, earn a well-respected credential that will swing the doors wide open for you in less than 3 months without an application, without any prerequisites, without any degrees, all of this in an industry where the income growth and income potential is through the roof, and you’re stuck on I’m confused, not sure if its right for you or if it’s even worth it.
Okay hello 200 million people in America have less than $1,000 in their savings account right now! Once again I hope you can see who cares if medical coding is right for you..because having less than a thousand dollars that’s not even enough for a family emergency! The ONLY thing we should all be is in a huge hurry to CAPITALIZING on such an incredible opportunity.
Some Final Words
Now fixing all of this is going to be contingent upon something excruciatingly important. In order to get an above-average income, you have to be willing to become an above-average person. Look around and know that the reason you can have more than what you’ve got now is that YOU can become more than what you are through personal development. As a matter of fact, unless you personally develop or grow, you’ll always be where you are right now. You see, in my experience as the founder of one of the most successful medical coding schools in the nation, I’ve found that a person’s income rarely exceeds the person’s personal development. What I’m saying here is that it’s going to take “personal growth” to increase your income. Picture this. You’re standing at a crossroads. You can either take the road of personal growth in order to achieve your goals and dreams or you can take the other road where you don’t need to worry at all about personal growth so long as you’re willing to denounce your goals and dreams.
Sure, a person can sometimes get a lucky and experience a pay raise, a jump in revenue, but without the personal growth it takes to catch up to where their income is, that income usually comes back down to where the person first was. I say this because a study once confirmed that if we took all the money in the world, the wealthy and the poor included and divided it up evenly to everyone, don’t you know that money would make its way back to the same wealthy people who had experienced the personal growth to earn it. The reason for this is because success is not something a person pursues but ATTRACTS! This is to teach you that it is IMPERATIVE that you have dreams and goals. I’m very passionate about this because without them, you stay right where you are. Stay tuned for my upcoming video on that.