As holistic practitioners we know about frequencies.
We talk about the universe “sending” us clients, and if it is quiet on the client side of things, then it’s because we need a break, a treatment even, or some other reason. And it is often the case that when we are busy we don’t have the time to look after ourselves properly, and so having a quiet week is a welcome break.
But if your clinic is on the quiet side more times than it is busy, then your business probably feels more like a hobby, and is certainly not bringing enough funds to make “a living”. Pretty scary eh!
We all have fears, it’s one of the fundamental emotions associated with the Law of the Five Elements – Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood – fear being related to the Water element. So it’s a natural feeling and a healthy feeling – at appropriate times.
But just as there is a balance to all emotions, experiencing too much fear can make us feel a resistance to many things we know would be valuable to do in our holistic business. That’s when fear becomes an obstacle. The solution to all that fear is to take the first small steps of Action and defeat that fear, through to success.
So are you building your business with a foundation of fear?
- Your fear of failure
- Your fear of success
- Your fear of what others will say about your
- Your fear of getting stuff “wrong”
- Your fear about the current economic environment
- Your fear of money
- Your fear of lack of money
- Your fear of not enough clients
- Your fear of lack of skills
If you are experiencing any or all of the above fears, then it’s likely you feel a victim to them, you feel there is little you can do, because people who live in fear are easy to control, and you are being controlled, and even feel overwhelmed by these external factors.
So today I’d like to help you get further faster, and ask you to turn those fears around.
By focusing on the power of the words that you say to yourself, to become aware of when you’re seeking perfection before doing anything (really a sign of insecurity), and to really focus on ways you can make your holistic practice a financial success in the long term.
Today I want you to decide how you are going to grow your business, and create your future you desire.
And instead of fear, decide to build it with a foundation of faith. Faith that you have the skills to help people. Trust that everyone who walks through your clinic door you can help in some way. Be confident in that, and excude that confidence – it’s infectious!
When you decide, trust and take action, it will help you be released from that fear.
Somewhere in your past you have already experienced the power of faith. Maybe it was when you put your trust in another practitioner to help you heal from an illness. Maybe it was when you decided to trust a particular therapy school to provide you with your training. Maybe it was trusting that the funds would turn up so you could pay for your training in the first place!!
When you decide to live in faith, it helps make things happen. It changes the vibration of your frequency. It changes your mood, your energy, and more importantly it makes you more “magnetic”.
“Yes, but Siobhan …” I hear you say. You’ve trusted before and you’ve still failed.
That’s OK. Think of a toddler learning to walk. Do they give up just because it didn’t work the first time? Listen to that statement – it’s based in fear. Moving forward takes time, and you need to forgive yourself for those times when it seems like it hasn’t worked. Here’s a quote I like:
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”
– Michael Jordan
You know that the power of the mind affects the health of the body, it also has the power to affect the health of your business.
So listen for when you say something that comes from fear. While it may feel like a risk to write some articles, to follow up with clients who you know you can help, to give a talk or take a booth at a health show; remember that somewhere, someone needs you to do what you do. Don’t stay a victim to fear, defeat that fear though success, and grow in faith.
That way you’ll have clients coming to you who love what you do, who will talk about you to others, and you’ll grow your business by word of mouth.
Remember, you don’t have to know how everything is going to work out, because with faith you don’t need all the answers. Fear stops you because you think you need to know everything. You feel resistance to the very things that will grow your practice.
And my final F in today’s post is to remember, that life (and business) is supposed to be Fun. If you can inject some fun into your business, you’ll be happier, your clients will be happier, and your business a constant source of fulfillment to you.
Let me know your opinions in the comment box below. I look forward to reading what you think