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Do you ever feel like you’re not living up to your potential? Are you a therapist and a mom who is committed to both your profession and your family? I believe there thousands of therapists who are eager to ditch their full-time jobs at the hospital or outpatient clinic but are unable or unwilling to step away from the income.

Therapists have spent a significant amount of their adult life preparing for their profession not to mentioned thousands of dollars. When therapists begin a family there is often a struggle to make ends meet while trying to balance work and family. Many are looking for alternative career options for a solution. In episode #53  I interviewed pediatric occupational therapist Rachel Coley about writing books and selling products from home.

My guest today, Sarah Lyon, is also an occupational therapist who set out to create her own solution. Sarah started her blog six years ago out of her own need to connect with other OTs and get support as a new graduate. Her blog evolved into her own online business, OT, which has almost replaced her income working part-time.

Sarah believes that occupational therapy is going to change drastically over the next few years. Sarah is ahead of the curve by capitalizing on her professional training and being a medical writer to have the work flexibility and autonomy she desires. She sells articles, utilizes her blog and store to sell simple products which have allowed her to work from home, be near her children yet stay up to date in her profession.

Sarah shares her personal experience of starting and growing an online business to support her family while finding professional satisfaction interacting with other therapists.

 In this episode we cover:

  • Sarah’s backstory and why she started her Internet business OT Potential
  • The evolution of her personal blog into her business OT Potential 
  • The importance of perseverance and a willingness to try new things
  • Sarah’s experience of becoming a medical writer as the OT expert on Very Well
  • The unique challenges of juggling an online business and family.
  • Sarah’s tips and tools for therapists considering making money online


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I finished the first  Cash Practice Roadmap Pilot Course. It was a huge success largely due to a great group of therapists in the first course. They are all at various stages of starting their own practice. I had therapists from all the way from California to New Mexico to New Jersey. We had a great experience together and I can’t thank them enough for the feedback and hard work they put into the pilot course.  I’ll be launching the full course this summer to help other therapists launch their very own cash practice.

If you’re interested in the next class please email me at and type Cash Practice Course in the subject line. I’ll arrange a phone call so I can answer your questions about the next course.


As therapists, we have tremendous opportunity to use our abilities, education, and expertise to enhance client’s lives. What a privilege? If you are in the therapy business to serve people, then my new book On Fire: Ignite Your Passion with a Cash Therapy Practice will help you.

On Fire takes a close look at innovative therapists who are using alternative ways to deliver high-value care to their patients. Cash therapy services have emerged as a viable alternative to accepting business as usual.

If you are intrigued by the attention that cash-based practices are attracting On Fire is a great primer to help you get up to speed on the key issues and how if might impact your practice. The book is available on Amazon. If you are interested in getting your own copy join my email list and I’ll keep you up to date on the special pre-order bonuses I’m giving away.

I can help you launch or improve your practice

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