Dear Helper and Healer,
You are amazing! You are talented! AND you have something to offer the world! But are you feeling a little isolated? We sit in our offices, doing our fabulous work and sometimes never seeing people other than our clients during the day. We all are working hard and wanting more balance in our lives, so I thought I might share some quick tips to getting more support while you build your private practice.
Get a partner in crime - Have someone you can meet with on a regular basis to talk about your practice and be held accountable for the changes you are making. Schedule a lunch or a coffee and get out of the office to share and know that you aren't alone.
Get supervision - This has been my all time favorite. I love being able to really stimulate my creativity with my supervisor. Even though I am licensed, it helps to have someone beside you encouraging you and opening up new ways of looking at things.
Get online - There are a ton of groups online where people share their marketing ideas and support each other in building their businesses. You can find them on LinkedIn or join one of our free eCourses like our Website 101 program.
Join a professional organization - Maybe you have a local professional chapter that hosts events for therapists or maybe even attending a group that is for local business owners can help you get out of your shell, get some networking in and all the while you can learn from other business owners.
Reach out for success - Does someone inspire you in their private practice? Reach out to them...talk to them and learn from them. We always say that you become successful by surrounding yourself with successful people.
Don't be afraid to share - You will learn alot from others, but others have a thing or two to learn from you. Give back and when you can be open and honest about where you are at in your business.
The only way to make this field a better one is to support each other in the process. We are passionate about changing people's businesses because it makes a better life for the individual, their clients and for our profession as whole. What do you do to get the support you need?