When starting out, it is highly likely that the gap between where you are now and where you want to end up will be very large. Do not get disheartened. This is normal. During this period it is important to be mindful that you are in the very early stages of starting private practice. Do not overextend yourself. This is the time you will have high expenses and low income.
When renting a room, consider negotiating to pay rooms on a sessional or pay per use basis. It is wise to avoid a set weekly or monthly rental option.
Look to share space. Share space with someone in your field who has an established private practice. Their overflow of new patients they cannot accept, or their extended wait list, will most likely go to you. Alternatively, share space with a clinician in a complementary field of medicine. A pediatrician could look to share space with an ENT surgeon. Referrals go both ways.
When setting goals, break big goals down into smaller more manageable goals. Break yearly goals into quarterly goals; then quarterly goals into monthly goals; then monthly goals into weekly goals. Weekly goals will allow you to get a sense of achievement on a regular basis. Also, remember to make your goals achievable and realistic. You don’t have to conquer everything you want to do in the first week. Give yourself an opportunity to celebrate the small steps.