Have you ever thought about what you expect from life and from your holistic clinic. When I say expect, I mean do you ever sit down and think or imagine how you want your clinic to be?
Are you expecting to be successful?
Are you expecting it to be a lot of hard work?
Are you expecting it to take a long time?
Are you expecting clients?
How do you want it to be?
This week I want you to take a few minutes, to ponder and reflect on your expectations, in life and in your business. What did you find – Are they positive? Are they precise? Maybe you already have great expectations – you see lots of opportunity to build your business, and feel energised; or maybe you discover your expectations are a bit low, and you feel a bit lost or lack hope about the current environment.
But this is good if you do. Think about it, if you discover you have lower expectations, this is one of the hidden vibes you are emitting to the universe about yourself and your biz.
If you didn’t know this about yourself, well, you didn’t know! By becoming aware of this you can now start to challenge that belief, and change that expectation. We have all experienced times in our life, like reading a report card from school that said “could do better” “not sporty enough” or “is better suited to sports”, “not good at math” etc etc.
Are those past definitions of you from someone else still influencing your expectations for your futures? Your past is not your future. Don’t let someone else define what you can or cannot do. We hear the phrase on advertisements for pensions and investments – “past performance is not an indicator of future performance!” However, we often remain stuck by those past teachers’ definitions of our performance, and those past events. They are GONE. Say no to that bully in your head that still defines you, that holds you back. Allow yourself to let go, to go for what you want and follow your dreams.
Write a list of your now high(er) expectations. People who set goals know that in order to get what they want they have to write it down. Most people don’t write things down. Most people don’t get what they want. In fact you more than like already know this, it’s not exactly new! But knowing something, and truly understanding something are two different things. Truly knowing comes from taking action, from experiencing it for yourself. Our words are powerful, writing things down is powerful. When you link your thoughts with purpose, that is powerful.
I heard Zig Ziglar speak this weekend, wow, (with lots of other powerful speakers too), and he said: “encouragement is all important, it’s the missing ingredient in so many lives. Most people never hear an encouraging word”. So sad. We often lack encouragement from a teacher, family, in work, from friends.
As holistic practitioners we want to encourage our clients to make healthier choices. So today, I encourage you to sit down and think about your expectations, your goals and your first step.
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