Allison Rapp

How Clients Turbo-Charge Your Advanced Training

Developing your skill takes more than attending advanced trainings. After you come home, you need to work with enough clients to embed your skills. That's why learning to GET clients is so important.
When you take an advanced training, make sure you get as much as you can from it by working with a lot of clients afterward.
Scheduling a workshop can help you get more out of an advanced training!

Last time, we were talking about how an unusual move by one of my clients helped her learn more from an advanced training she took.

Now, we’re going to see how that kind of boldness can help you in so many ways, and you’ll see that having enough clients is crucial to developing your skill.

How do clients help you learn more?

Previously, we talked about how my client registered for an advanced training and scheduled a workshop of her own at the same time — to teach what she was going to learn!

I thought it was brilliant, because in the same moment she committed herself to show up for herself and to show up for her clients at a specific time in the future!

It boosts your learning when you rely on what you know to help people. It can be very satisfying to realize that you don’t have to have the same level of expertise as the person who taught the advanced training, in order to do something useful with the information!

Having a plan will change your experience

Scheduling a workshop is just one  way to change everything about taking the training — it affects:

  • Your focus before the training. Knowing that you’re going to have a workshop, you’ll do what you can to put people on mats. It will be easy to talk about what they’re going to learn — because it’s what you’re going to learn!
  • Your intention as you begin the training. Just as having a clear intention changes your client’s movement on the floor, setting a clear intention at the beginning of a training makes it possible to get more out of it. Instead of just showing up, you have a clear idea of how you are going to use what you learn, and that changes everything you do during the time you’re there.
  • Your thinking while you’re at the training. What’s most relevant to your clients? What are the most important parts for your workshop? Which things will you focus on with private clients who come from the workshop, so you can understand them better? It’s hard to take away every single thing that’s presented in any training — so which parts fit your intention best?
  • Your attitude about what you’re learning. When you know you’re going to use what you’re learning immediately, you feel some responsibility. The slight ‘edge’ that responsibility creates heightens your ability to learn, stay present and come away with what you need to help your clients.
  • Your preparation for your own workshop. Teaching what you’ve just learned distills everything. It focuses everything. It makes everything easier because you aren’t distracted by a zillion possibilities. You have a bigger than you need and you can create something meaningful for your own students out of it with much less difficulty than when you start from scratch.
  • Your ability to follow Moshe’s advice. Remember how Moshe advised telling someone else what you’ve just learned? It’s the best way to remember anything yourself because you bring it immediately into practice, highlighting what was important to you — and your enthusiasm makes the other people more involved.

Working with clients and attracting them are two different things!

To have a successful practice, you need skill. There’s no question about that.

To build skill, you need to embed what you learn in every advanced training. That means you need clients.

If you don’t have enough, don’t wait to get the help you need… the sooner you learn to attract clients easily, the more joyful your own life will be, and the bigger the impact you’ll have on the rest of the world.

If you’d like to talk with me about how working together could change your practice, click here.

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