Many holistic practitioners have difficulty claiming their authority because they associate it with telling their clients what to do, or what they should feel. In reality, your clients benefit when you step into transformational leadership and claim your rightful authority.
We all have habits of feeling, acting and thinking. I call them “FAT habits” and like pretty much every habit, their function is to limit choice. When habits affect your ability to build a sustainable business and lead to helping only a fraction of the people you’re here to serve, it pays to see where they’re hiding.
If you know you are here to do transformational work, your own hero’s journey is not “something else,” not some part of your life that can be segmented out, or a costume you put on when you have a client and take off when your session is over. It’s intimately connected to what your clients need from you.
Focusing on what sets you apart from every other practitioner makes it easy for people to recognize that you can help them. It makes it possible for you to maximize the time, money and energy you spend on advertising. And it increases the likelihood that you’ll find yourself on the path to getting 80% of your first-time clients to say YES to long-term work with you.
Why it’s important to build your business so that it reflects you, and 3 quick things you need to know about what it takes to be successful.
Convincing people they have a problem you can solve is really tough and most of the time, it doesn’t work. That doesn’t mean you’re never going to figure out how to get new clients, though… the key lies in doing something different than what you’re used to!
Most hands-on practitioners aren’t “in it” to make a fortune. But because we’re conflicted about it, we tend to push money away at the same time we’re trying to build a practice. That’s not good for you, or for your clients. Here are 3 ways you might see it in your practice, and how to change things for the better.